Orlando seemed like a great place to host an event like the Stampede due to it being centrally located. — Glen Vitale, Steeda
“As you already know, Florida might have more Ford enthusiasts than anywhere else on the planet. The location in Orlando seemed like a great place to host an event like the Stampede due to it being centrally located within the state,” Glen Vitale, the company’s Vice President of Operations, told us before the event.
Like the company’s Pony Wars event, held at OSW’s sister facility, South Georgia Motorsports Park, the Stampede featured drag racing and a car show. It attracted Steeda and Ford performance enthusiasts from near and far who took advantage of ample track passes and a laid-back atmosphere.
“Enthusiast events give the people a chance to experience their vehicles in a way that they were designed to operate in, but in a much safer environment than on the public roads,” Glen added. “In addition, they allow Steeda to directly interact and get a better understanding of what our customers, and even hopefully soon to be customers want and need for their vehicles.”
Naturally Steeda was on hand with a full display of its wares and was offering discounts for attendees. In all it was a fun day and there were a wide variety of cars — from clean Foxes to modded S550s — on hand.
The company isn’t sure if it will return to Central Florida for another event, but the feedback from those in attendance was quite positive. Steeda’s next outing is the annual Camp Steeda high-performance driving experience, which was recently moved to Father’s Day at Sebring International Raceway and the aforementioned Pony Wars will take place in October.
Until then, check out some of the cool Fords we spotted at the Steeda Stampede…