Although boat participation was in short supply compared to a typical Florida Powerboat Club event, the club’s second annual Key West Air, Land & Sea Poker Run provided several high points last weekend, not to mention a unique mix of fun for motorsports enthusiasts across several lifestyle platforms.
The scenic Seven Mile Bridge provided the perfect spot for the FPC staff to capture the pack of poker run cars driving alongside Mark Fischer and company in Where’s Eileen Now?, Fischer’s new 527 from Nor-Tech. Photo by Jerry Wyszatycki/Florida Powerboat Club
“The weather was great—it was a little bumpy for the boats but everyone had a good, safe run,” said Stu Jones, founder and president of the Florida Powerboat Club. “The number of outstanding car entries increased from the previous year with iconic brands from Rolls Royce, Ferrari and Lamborghini sharing the roadways with a high-tech all-electric Tesla and an American muscle classic 69′ Chevy Camaro. Even the customized Chevy van-turned-beach-cruiser with its chopped top and rally paint job turned heads as the poker run traveled the scenic U.S. Highway 1 from Miami to Key West.
“Overall it would have been nice to get more boat participation,” he added. “I will give this event another chance, but it needs to continue to grow to remain on future FPC calendars.”
Check out the slideshow above for 10 more images by Jerry Wyszatycki from the Key West Air, Land & Sea Poker Run.
Poker run winners were awarded in all three categories (Air, Land & Sea) at the Saturday night dinner party hosted at the Conch Republic Seafood Company—FPC’s unofficial Key West headquarters. Between the cars, boats and aircraft, Jones said the team collected some outstanding segments for upcoming Powerboating in Paradise TV shows.
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