The event is hosted by and benefits the Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund
For immediate release: January 22, 2019 (Sarasota, FL) The infamous Munster Koach and Dragula Tribute Hot Rods will make an appearance this Sunday at the 50th Annual Devereaux-Kaiser Car Meet at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds. The event, open from 10:00am until 3:00pm will showcase various classic cars, trucks, service vehicles and motorcycles. Food trucks and other vendors will be set up, however no outside alcohol or glass containers are permitted on the premises.
The Munster Koach, which appeared as the family car on over 20 episodes of The Munsters, was specially crafted using three Ford Model T bodies and is 18 feet long. Dragula was also seen on the series – it was built by Grandpa Munster in an effort to win back the Koach after Herman lost it in a drag race. These, along with a multitude of other vehicles, will be showcased for public enjoyment as a fundraiser for the Benevolent Fund. Admittance is a $5.00 donation and children under 6 are free.
The Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund was founded by the Sarasota County Firefighters in 1996 with the mission of “helping firefighters and their families in times of need.” Today the group is nearly 500 members strong and continues to grow, both in size and in its efforts to support the community.
The Devereaux-Kaiser car show started one Sunday in 1969 by Maurice Devereaux and Tom Kaiser, two car enthusiasts, in Devereaux’s yard and has grown substantially over the past 49 years. Even with the move to the new location of the Sarasota County Fairgrounds, the show remains true to its roots: no entry fees, no trophies, plaques or judging.
The Fireﬁghter’s Benevolent fund has taken primary ownership of the show in order to connect with the community, raise awareness and funds, and provide entertainment and enjoyment.