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The 2nd Annual "Horsepower for Hope" automotive festival, presented by Walgreens, will be held on November 15, 2014 in Sarasota, Florida. This charitable event, hosted by the Center for Building Hope in Florida, promises to be like no other. Lamborghini, Bugatti, Porsche and Aston Martin are just a few of the over 150 cars that will line Lakewood Ranch Main Street for a charitable car show. West Coast Florida's 2014 Horsepower for Hope will showcase an array of the most distinctive and unforgettable cars from around the world, with proceeds from the day long, family festival to benefit the Center for Building Hope in Sarasota, Florida.


Cocktail Party

Cocktail and hors d'oeuvres VIP Reception for entrants and sponsors.
Date:Friday, November 14, 2014
Location:Gold Coast Eagle
7051 Wireless Ct
Sarasota, FL 34240
Time:7:00-10:00 pm
Phone:(941) 921-5539
Register Here!


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This all-day show is the auto enthusiast's dream! Some of the most powerful and highly-tuned cars from around the world will be on display: international and American Customs, European exotics, high-power racers, muscle cars, custom bikes and more.

Located in Lakewood Ranch Main Street adjacent to great shops, restaurants, attractions and a variety of sponsor booths. By purchasing tickets you are making a donation to the Center for Building Hope.

Date:Saturday, November 15, 2014
Location:Lakewood Ranch Main Street
8131 Lakewood Main
Sarasota, FL 34202
Time:10:00 am-2:00 pm
Register Here

Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota/University Park
8565 Cooper Creek Blvd
University Park, FL 34240
(941) 355-8619
Please call for Special Rate
for Horsepower for Hope Guests
$99 Room must be booked before October 22, 2014


Got a fast car? Think you're a good driver? Here's your chance to prove it. Register for the 3-day package and come show us your skills in the Autocross Competition on Sunday morning. Or, you may sign up for the Autocross Competition separately. The Autocross Competition will test your driving prowess on a closed, coned course. Fun for first timers or experts. Trophies will be awarded for various categories.

If you've never done an autocross before and would like to know what the heck we're talking about, check out this link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autocross. Don't miss this great opportunity to drive your car the way it was intended without getting a speeding ticket!

Date:Sunday, November 16, 2014
Location:Full Throttle Race Park
21000A State Road 64 East
Bradenton, FL 34212
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Register for Autocross


We need volunteers to help with directing cars and parking, security, set up, sponsor check-in table, volunteer check-in table, ticket booths, and assisting team members!

Volunteer Opportunities Coming!


The Center for Building Hope
Supporting Patients · Caregivers · Families

Center for Building Hope offers free information, programs and services to cancer patients, caregivers and family members, while connecting them with others who are undergoing a similar experience. The Center for Building Hope a non-profit organization located in Sarasota, Florida, providing FREE psychological, educational, exercise and nutrition programs for cancer patients, caregivers and their loved ones for over 17 years. Center for Building Hope helps people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation, restore hope and enhance their quality of life.

Please make a donation today.

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Our 1st Annual Horsepower for Hope was a great success thanks to our registered participants, sponsors and volunteers. The Horsepower for Hope is a fundraising event for the Center for Building Hope. Car registrations, sponsorships and general admission tickets contributed to raising proceeds for CBH!


Take a front-seat ride with two Autocross drivers as they navigate through the course at Full Throttle Race Park.


More than 40 vintage and exotic cars filled the parking lot at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for the 2013 Horsepower for Hope, making a great exhibit for the Auto Showing! From the gallery, car owners can download and print a high-resolution, professional photograph of their car with a back drop of the beautiful Sarasota Bay.

View Gallery


Congratulations to all the 2013 Autocross participants. Take a look at the Horsepower for Hope Autocross results here.

View 2013 Results