'Hot Rodding' For Heroes
When trying to think of ways to raise money for our troops, drag racing is typically not one of them.
But on Saturday, drivers from all around Florida reved up their engines and put the pedal to the metal, all to raise money for the Fisher House.
The day began with "Hot Rodders" driving a 30-mile route around town with a police escort.
Spectators crowded the streets to get a glimpse.
"Muscle Car" owners also got in on the action, lining up for a chance to show-off at the Gainesville Raceway.
More than 450 classic cars were on display.
Rick Fabiani, president of Gainesville Fisher House, said he was happy with the turnout and felt the event was a success.
"It's special to me because I come from a military family. My dad is retired Navy. My brother was in the Marines," Fabiani said.
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