quattro Magazine Q1_2020 Event Report: FixxFest 2019

words/photos: Gerald Simms, Audi Club Florida

Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here.

Fixxfest is a fixture in the Florida enthusiast show scene and has been for years. With 50 vendors, and the promise of an impressive car show, the event draws in some 2500 attendees and isn’t to be missed.

This year marked the first year for Audi Club to officially attend, and the results didn’t disappoint. The Audi owner presence at FixxFest was incredible. This was the largest number of Audi owners most can remember. Such an impressive turnout, overflowing out of the massive designated marque area and spilling into nearby space, is certainly thanks to the multi-club contribution, including Audi Club of Florida, Central Florida Audi Group, and Audi Sport of Tampa.. Owners showed up as a dominating force, which was unrivaled by any other brand.

Another unique aspect of this year’s show was the inclusion of a 1935 Audi Gläser Cabriolet; completely restored to concours condition by the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum who was kind enough to bring the car out for display. With such a great car on hand, it’s an excellent reminder what a fantastic museum there is right here in our own back yard.

Of course, these weren’t the only activities. FixxFest also offered drag racing and the usual car show where any number of Audi owners took top honors. Marck Alegria took the coveted Best of Show award, which gets him the top honor of being on the FixxFest shirt for next year… a first for an Audi at this event.