Festivals of Speed Encore Celebration


The Festivals of Speed celebration returns for an encore at the World Equestrian Center (WEC) Ocala on September 10th.

Festivals of Speed was founded in 2004 by Joe Sabatini as the ultimate luxury showcase for discerning enthusiasts with a passion for all forms of transportation and has grown to be known as a premier exhibitor in the industry. 

“We are pleased to be back again to this fabulous venue,” Sabatini says, “and we welcome car and motorcycle enthusiasts from all over to show their vehicles with us.”

Guests can easily plan to spend a full day checking out a display of classic and exotic car brands, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Ford, MOPAR and others in WEC’s 145,000-square-foot Expo Center 2.  

Sabatini says attendees will have a rare opportunity to appreciate automotive masterpieces of design and engineering in a setting that is festive and elegant.

Guests can tour the sprawling facility at their leisure and dine al fresco as they enjoy live entertainment on the Grand Plaza during the evening.

In addition to all the horsepower on display, there will be lots of equine action on the WEC campus as well. The venue, which draws exhibitors and patrons from around the world, is the largest equestrian complex in the United States, with world-class indoor and outdoor arenas offering state-of-the-art amenities to accommodate numerous disciplines.

Sabatini says there will be horses competing throughout the property during the luxury car show and celebration and that attendees can avail themselves of all WEC has to offer, including fine wines and festive cocktails as well as exciting culinary offerings and opportunities for upscale shopping.  

Noteworthy eateries near the Grand Plaza include Viola & Dot’s Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria, Filo’s Mexican Cantina and Ralph’s Burger & Sandwich Shop, along with sweets in abundance at Miss Tilly’s Lollipops, which boasts artisan treats and one-of-a-kind confections. Inside The Equestrian Hotel, you will find the elegant Stirrups restaurant, along with the Yellow Pony Pub & Garden, as well as specialty toys at the Mr. Pickles & Sailor Bear Toy Shoppe and some amazing “bling” at Lugano Diamonds.

“This Four Diamond venue truly makes for an exquisite place to showcase these incredible automobiles,” Sabatini offers. “We encourage everyone to come out and join us!”

Those wishing to stay the evening at WEC should check out The Equestrian Hotel, a paragon of luxury accommodations and deluxe service, as well as activities in the World Equestrian Expo Center.

General admission is $20.

For more information and tickets, visit festivalsofspeed.com

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