The Brothers Performance annual fall show brings out a pack of Pony cars
By Steve Turner
While the car guys up north are putting their cars away for the winter, the weather is just starting to reach its most appealing in the Sunshine State. Mid-October is when the heat goes down a notch, and the daily rains take a siesta. In other words, it’s the perfect time for a car show, and that’s just what Brothers Performance in Deland, Florida, had in mind for its bi-annual car show.
Located conveniently off of Interstate 4 north of Orlando, Florida, the Brothers showroom is a candy land for fans of modern muscle cars. In addition to show-only specials, the event offered affordable food, music from a DJ, and a couple of entertaining contests—a dyno shootout and an exhaust sound-off.
The dyno competition was free to enter, and was essentially a run-what-you-brung affair for those that preregistered. The prohibited items for dyno competitors were slicks and nitrous. Charlie Schmidt took home a $250 Brothers gift certificate thanks to his 2014 GT500’s 666.31 hp and 676.49 lb-ft pull. The runner-up, John Otlura, scored a $100 certificate with his 2010 GT500’s
635.21 hp and 626.90 lb-ft pull.
Those that didn’t have big power, but had an impressive exhaust tone could sign up the day of the show to participate in the Exhaust Sound Off Competition. Free to enter, this competition rewarded the top competitor, John Alvarez, with a $100 Brothers gift certificate. His 2002 Mustang GT with Four-Valve swap barked out
121.9 decibels, while the runner-up, Joshua Wells, scored a $50 certificate. His 2003 Mach 1 generated 121.8 decibels.
Of course, there was a traditional car show, which brought out a wide variety of performance cars from the Central Florida area. Once again Mustangs dominated the show, though there were a few other brands present. From Foxes to the S550s, we saw a little of everything on Saturday. Interestingly, there were several cars for sale, but it was the Foxes with higher asking prices than their younger brethren.
In all, it was a great day for a drive to a car show. We enjoyed hanging out with fellow enthusiasts and we even got to sign SCT Performance’s 2015 before it made is cross-country journey to The SEMA Show. If you couldn’t make it out, we were there for you, so enjoy.