West Palm Beach is an elegant, low-key, old-money town – but it gets a hurricane now and again. This Saturday, February 26, another sort of hurricane arrives with FuelFest, a day of entertainment, auto daredeviltry, food, prizes, yuks and a portion donated to Reach Out WorldWide. This car show features top modified, exotic, performance built and rare cars from all over the world. Fans and drivers can enjoy live drifting with ridealongs, too.
Now in its fourth year, FuelFest blends the enthusiast’s passion for the automotive world with celebrities, live music, libations, cuisine and art. This year, Barrett-Jackson is back as the VIP Lounge Sponsor in anticipation of the 2022 Palm Beach auction in April also hosted at South Florida Fairgrounds.
Other big-name sponsors are also joining FuelFest in Florida this month with exhibits including Yokohama Tire Festival Stage featuring live performances by Arius, Jackal, Vincent, and Vibescue; Barrett-Jackson VIP Lounge, and a premium car show area sponsored by Meguiar’s where each driver gets a goodie bag.
Cody Walker, CEO of Reach Out WorldWide and brother of the late Paul Walker says, “We are thrilled to have so many renowned companies join us out in West Palm Beach this month to kick off FuelFest.”
ModFind will also be out as the Automotive Marketplace Sponsor, giving away $100 app credit to winners on-site along with $500 to the most modified car at FuelFest. Liqui-Moly motor oil and additives is an Official Sponsor and will have a ton of giveaways and coupons on site to fans and spectators. Lastly, Nissan USA has joined FuelFest as the first automotive manufacturer.
FuelFest will present a massive live action drift course where drifters, including Formula Drift Driver Adam LZ, will be showing off their precision driving skills all day at the US Drift Circuit Drift Course.
The event also includes a car showcase featuring top modified, exotic, performance built and rare cars from all over the world; Guest appearances from actor and musician Tyrese Gibson as well as Cody Walker; movie cars including ones used in the Fast and Furious movie franchise; interactive sponsor exhibits, art displays, craft food and drinks and more.
A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW), the non-profit charity founded by Paul Walker and continued by sibling Cody. The organization was founded in 2010 by the late actor/producer after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti and Walker was inspired to organize a relief team that responded to the disaster. ROWW’s mission is to fill the gap between the availability of skilled resources in post-disaster situations. As of 2021, ROWW has raised a total of $160,000 through their FuelFest events to benefit those in need.
If you miss FuelFest at West Palm Beach, you can still catch it as it makes its way to Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Utah, Las Vegas and Phoenix this year. On Aug. 11, FuelFest will find its way overseas to Tokyo to make history as the biggest car event to hit Japan.
Gates for the West Palm Beach FuelFest open to the public from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 26.