Latest Event Details for registrants
This page will contain the latest important details for you to know about your event at this year’s Lake Mirror Classic. See details in the appropriate section below and check for updates before you arrive at your gate on Friday or Saturday. Thank you.
All Gate/Load-in emails have been sent on Oct. 16.
Concours emails sent approx. 4pm.
Downtown emails sent approx. 4:40pm.
Hot Rod Rendezvous emails sent approx. 6:30pm.
ALL Emails were re-sent on Wed., Oct 18 between 12:00 (noon) and 12:15pm. Many people were missing emails in Spam. This was just a precaution to make sure all received their gate info. No Gates or Times were changed.
You should have an email with instructions for arriving to your event.
If you have not received it, check your spam folder and reference the time above.
Trailer/Overnight Parking – All Events
Friday Overnight Showcar Parking
Garage opens 5pm Friday
Orange Street Garage
309 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801
(Enter on south side, from Lime St.)
411 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801
There are 2 lots here next to each other. Both are available. Consider the exits and plan ahead for easy egress of your equipment.
Q: I need to park my trailer and tow vehicle and did not check the box on my registration. Do I need to sign up for parking or just show up at the parking lot?
A: While checking the box helps us plan for space and staffing before the event, you can still use any of the Parking lots as needed. Your name doesn’t have to be on a signup sheet to park here.
Q: Will we be able to unload Friday night and park in parking garage like in the past
A: Yes, in Orange Street Garage – Gain access at the entry gate from Lime Street
Open Car Show
If there are any last minute details concerning the Open Car Show, they will be posted here.
Please check this spot on Saturday Morning.
SATURDAY MORNING ENTRY:
To save time at your gate, make sure to have your “LM Gate Info” email (sent Oct 16) available on your phone or printed. All cars must be pre-registered and on a list to get access through the gate.
Your “LM Gate Info” email has some directions for your gate. To visually see where your entry is, refer to this official map.
Arrival times are staggered to ease congestion. Do not arrive before your assigned time indicated in the email. We are limited on where we can stage cars for entry.
Please follow the instructions in your email. Several roads are blocked off for the car show and a farmer’s market north of the event. Enjoy your morning and read carefully the suggested approach to your gate. Find this in your email from Monday, 10/16.
Gates 7,8,9,10: do not approach on Orange street – we cannot block roads. Come in via Lime and take an appropriate street north to your gate. Queue on that street until you can proceed across Orange and through the gate. There will be volunteers at all gates to assist.
1. Once cars are parked, there will be no movement unless approved by Gate Captains. At 8:30am, proceed to the Registration Tent located at the northeast corner of Lemon & Kentucky to pick up your Sign and Goodie Bag. Registration Tent WILL NOT OPEN BEFORE 8:30am.
2. Car owner’s meeting on your block will be at 9:30 to go over the do’s and don’ts of the show. This meeting will also go over the exit procedure. It’s a safety thing. Cars should be moved by 3:30 or in a legal parking spot per City of Lakeland request.
3. Hoods down until 12:00 noon for photography. If you’re asked to open your hood, please do.
4. Ribbons for cars will be distributed throughout the show for cars the judges like. Awards (Swans) for the top 3 cars will be awarded at the winner’s car around 2-2:30pm.
4. Please, no leaving early! If an emergency arises, and you must leave, please let one of the volunteers know and they will escort you out of the show.
5. Most of all, HAVE FUN!
Have a question about OVERNIGHT PARKING? Read the section above. ↑
If there are any last minute details concerning the Concours, they will be posted here.
Please check this spot on Saturday Morning.
To save time at your gate, make sure to have your “LM Gate Info” email (sent Oct 16) available on your phone or printed. You will have to be pre-registered and on a list to get access through the gate.
Your email contains your Gate number & time for entry to the Concours d’Elegance.
Your “LM Gate Info” email has some directions for your gate. To visually see where your gate is, refer to this official map of all gates.
Arrival times are staggered to ease congestion – do not arrive before your assigned time indicated in the email !
Gates 1 & 2: Approach on Orange Street and turn into your gate. There will be volunteers at all gates to assist.
See this map if you are coming from the Trailer/Overnight parking area.
Gate 3: Depending on where you’re coming from, you may be impacted by the Orange St. closure near the Magnolia Bldg. See this map if you are coming from the Trailer/Overnight parking area.
Have a question about overnight parking? Read the section above. ↑
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Friday Night Hot Rod Rendezvous
If there are any last minute details concerning the Rendezvous, they will be posted here.
Please check this spot on Friday afternoon.
Event Hours: 5pm – 10pm
Time to arrive: 3pm – 4:45pm
No entries after 5:30pm – no exceptions for safety reasons
Entrance gate: 1 (See the official Map page for more directions)
Exit time: Follow directions for organized and safe exit
Have a question about OVERNIGHT PARKING? Scroll up to the top of this page. ↑
Fire Extinguisher is required with all vehicles.
No leaving the show before dismissal at approx. 3pm.
In case of emergency and for the safety of all guests, you MUST BE escorted out by Staff if you have to leave early.