"Hot Rods for Heroes" Veteran Celebration


Saturday March 19, 2022 
9:00 – 2:00

SAME VENUE - northwest parking lot of The Oviedo Mall in Oviedo, FL


Honor Flight Central Florida announces the 4TH annual "Hot Rods for Heroes" Car, Truck & Bike show on Saturday March 19, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. returning to the northwest parking lot of The Oviedo Mall in Oviedo, FL.

This is a fun-filled, family style afternoon with over 200 classic and modern show cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. All wheels are welcome!

  • Meet, talk with, and thank WWII, Korean and Vietnam War heroes
  • Watch our friends the McNeely father and son duo of The Honda Generators Race 90 Team fly their AT-6 Texan vintage racing airplanes over our show immediately following the national anthem
  • See vintage vehicles from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association
  • Hear bagpipes courtesy of The City of Mount Dora Pipe Band 
  • Buy chances to win a $1000 Gift Card
  • Raffle, Silent Auction, Wine Toss & Deal at the Wheel prize raffle
  • Food and Beverages available for purchase
  • Enjoy music with WJBJ “Cruisin' with the Classics”

Come out and learn more about our future flight missions, but more importantly come out to celebrate and thank our Veterans.

Top 10 awards, Best of Show and Veteran’s Choice Awards at 1:30 p.m. Rain or shine.



Chairman's Choice, a thumbs up to ALL!

While not everyone walked away with an award Saturday, we hope what you took home in your hearts was even better.

THANK YOU EVERYONE for making this 4th annual the biggest "Hot Rods for Heroes" to date.


The images are rolling in, and they are awesome. So many meaningful moments everywhere you turned around.

Our intrepid HF photographer Paul Ricarrdi has processed more than 900 images, and they are now live on the website.

Click Here to View


So many to thank, and all will also be mentioned here soon. We're collecting our thoughts and our gratitude to do so properly.  

Please tag Honor Flight Central Florida Hub in your posts so we can see your images of the day too.

If you have comments or feedback about the show, please share them at hotrodsforhonorflight@gmail.com or just call us.

Remember we are an all-volunteer team. We'll follow up as quickly as we can.


If you would like to apply to fly as an honoree Veteran or Guardian escort, please find applications on our website here

APRIL 9th is our first return to D.C. since the pandemic. Stay tuned for flight "Welcome Home" details.


Our planes don't fly without you.
Thanks to you, we will be flying for many seasons.

Vroom! Vroom!
Shannan & Bruce, HRFH Event Co-Chairs
& the Honor Flight Board of Directors
& all of our red-shirt HRFH volunteers

If you would still like to contribute to the event click here:

HRFH Donations

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