AutoGeek Header

Autogeek Detail Fest & Car Show 2016

On March 19th & 20th, 2016, Autogeek will host the 11th annual Detail Fest & Car Show, offering a unique opportunity for car enthusiasts from around the globe to gather and celebrate their shared passion for cars!  Detail Fest is open to the public and will feature car shows, product demonstrations, mini-detailing classes, food vendors and live entertainment. Detail Fest provides a chance for fans and professionals alike to meet industry insiders and celebrities in a fun and casual setting.  Each year, awareness of Detail Fest grows and AutoGeek anticipates a record number of participants and spectators this year. 

Detail Fest 2016 Event Hours:

  • Friday, March 18th - "Behind the Scenes". Come join us and see how Detail Fest is set up right before the big day! Requires purchase of a Detail Fest 2016 admission. Friday is also "Meatball Fest" hosted by Robert DiTerlizzi. For more information please contact Robert at (772) 260-6636

  • Saturday, March 19th - Saturday Car Show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Sunday, March 20th - Sunday Car Show.10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to Detail Fest 2016 is $10 for one adult, kids 16 and under are free. The $10 covers all three days. Tickets are non-refundable should there be inclement weather.

Click here to purchase your tickets in advance.

We are located at: 7744 SW Jack James Drive, Stuart, FL 34997. Exit 101 off of I-95. Look for the Autogeek sign along the Florida Turnpike!

Saturday's car show winners will receive a trophy! Limited space available, register today!
Scroll to bottom for more details.

Follow all the Autogeek Detail Fest Announcements and get the latest information on

  Events at Detail Fest

  • Live music
  • Food vendors
  • Mini detailing classes taught by Mike Phillips
  • Mike Phillips will be signing his books and talking with vendors
  • Meet the manufacturers and learn about their products firsthand. You'll see live demonstrations and you can ask questions
  • Car show on Saturday ($35) (includes Sunday show for FREE!)*PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
  • Battle of the Builders with Kyle Tucker - the top car builders in the country will compete for the prestigious Detailer's Cup.
  • New Velocity TV show Competition Ready hosted by Mike Phillips and Adrienne "AJ" Janic will be filming the season finale at Detail Fest!
  • Car Clubs on Sunday!
  • 8 am service on Sunday, administered by Donovan & Nicole Meguiar Northcote in the Autogeek Showcar Garage. All denominations welcome. A free breakfast service will follow.

  Come Meet the TV Celebrities

Barry Meguiar

A lot of you know him from Meguiars Car Care and from Car Crazy on Velocity. Barry will be walking the show and meeting the attendees!

Dennis Gage

Host of My Classic Car will be at Detail Fest both days! Get a chance to meet car-guy legend Dennis Gage and to get his autograph!

Bruno Massel

2x NHRA World Champion, host of Garage Squad and Co-host of TruckU, will be at Detail Fest along with the Copo Camaro Dragster, and will have autograph sessions during the event!

Matt Steele

Co-host of TruckU, will be on hand to hang out with customers, and will have autograph sessions during the event!

Wayne Carini

Host of Chasing Classic Cars on Velocity, will have autograph sessions during the event!

Chris Jacobs

Host of Overhaulin' on Discovery Channel.  He now also works for NFL Network, and recently hosted the interactive portion of Chopper Live and Gold Rush Live both on Discovery Channel.

Chris Jacobs will be at Detail Fest 2016!

Mike Phillips

Autogeek's very own Director of Training and host of Velocity's Competition Readywill be teaching classes and have autograph sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

New Celebrities Attending the 11th Annual Detail Fest!

Adrienne "AJ" Janic formerly of Velocity's TV show Overhaulin' and new co-host of Velocity's Competition Ready with Mike Phillips.

Ray Evernham, former auto racing crew chief for Bill Davis Racing and Hendricks Motorsports and current host of AmeriCARna on Velocity.

March 19: Indy Car Owner and Driver Ed Carpenter. Ed finished in the top five of half of the races he competed in in 2014, including a win at Texas Motor Speedway. He's also two time pole position winner for the Indianapolis 500.

Von Hot Rod, famous and iconic pinstriper in the Kustom car hobby. His outgoing and friendly personality has made him popular at many car shows.

A custom built car from Moal Coachbuilders will be on display at Detail Fest 2015. This car was built for Wayne Carini by Steve Moal!

At this year's Detail Fest we're excited to announce the first Detail Fest Battle of the Builders!
Six top builders from across America will be bringing their cars to Detail Fest to compete for the Detail Fest Battle of the bBuilders Detailer's Cup and the winner will be featured on our TV show, Competition Ready.

This is just another reason you need to clear your schedule and make your travel arrangements to be a the 11th Annual 2016 Detail Fest!

Here are the builders that will be competing in the first Detail Fest Battle of the Builders competition.


Kyle Tucker
(Detroit Speed) - ’70 Chevelle


Brian Finch
(Finch Performance) - ’63 Split Window Corvette


Jason & Lonny Childress
(Gateway Classic Mustang) - ’71 Mustang


Kevin King
(Ghostworks Garage) - ’67 Cutlass


Bobby Alloway
(Alloway Hot Rod Shop) - ’37 Chevy


Andy Leach
(Cal Automotive Creations) - ’40 Ford RIDLER

  Vendors at Detail Fest

Lake Country, 3M, 303, Black Wow, Absorber, Braun Brush, P21S, Covercraft, Pinnacle Natural Brilliance, Dodo Juice, Duragloss, Wolfgang Car Care, BLACKFIRE, Ecklers, 1Z Einszett, FLEX, Marine 31, California Car Dusters, Detailer's Pro Series, Griot's Garage, Grit Guard, Meguiars, Menzerna, Mothers, Nanoskin, Optimum Polymer Technologies, Poorboy's World, Ultima, Cyclo, Raggtopp, Rupes, Dr. ColorChip, Lexol, Metro Vac, Premium Finish Care, Solution Finish, Shop Vac, SONAX, Dupray, Detailer's Helper

  Title Sponsors of the 2016 Detail Fest

Flex Logo Meguiars Logo UPS Logo

Detail Fest and Car Show Information

The Two Detail Fest Car Shows will be held on:

Saturday, March, 19, the Detail Fest Car Show will take place, handing out a total of 15 trophies to winning participants!  Car Show trophies will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in 5 different categories! All registered participants must have a car to show. The price of entering your vehicle also includes admission to Detail Fest for two people riding in the same vehicle - save $24! If you register for Saturday you can also enter your vehicle for Sunday as well.

Categories include:
  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Best of Trophies
  • Celebrity Awards
Autogeek Detail Fest Misfits Car Show

Sunday, March 20th will host our Car Club Car Show and Battle of the Manufacturers. Car clubs from all over Florida gather to put on the best car show possible. Past Car Club attendees include the Corvette Club, the Miata Club, the Mustang Club, the Porsche club and so many more!

Detail Fest 2016 Attending car clubs will be announced at a later day. If registering for the Car Club Show on Sunday, registration is $10 per vehicle. Please put the name of your car club at checkout, in the menu below.


Throughout both days, everyone is encouraged to visit vendor booths to ask questions, watch product demonstrations and meet celebrities.  This year, expect to see Dennis Gage, Bruno Massel, Matt Steele, Barry Meguiar, Wayne Carini, Chris Jacobs , Ray Evernham, Adrienne "AJ" Janic, and Autogeek’s own, Mike Phillips!  Mike Phillips & AJ Janic will be filming an episode of their new Velocity TV Show, Competition Ready. AJ will also be signing autographs and interacting with vendors. Dennis Gage, the host of My Classic Car, will be signing autographs will interact with vendors.  Bruno Massel is the cohost of TruckU and driver of Autogeek’s National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) car.  Bruno will be celebrating at Detail Fest after winning multiple NHRA Championship titles.  Matt Steele, cohost of TruckU will be on hand to sign autographs and interact with vendors.  Barry Meguiar of Meguiars Car Care fame and Car Crazy Central, will also be signing autographs.  Throughout the weekend Autogeek’s own Mike Phillips will be signing copies of his book, interacting with vendors and hosting mini-detailing classes.

We are located at: 7744 SW Jack James Drive, Stuart, FL 34997.

Look for the Autogeek sign along the Florida Turnpike!

Admission fee for Detail Fest 2016 is $10 for adults, and kids 16 and under are free. The $10 fee covers all three days. Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

Tickets are non-refundable should there be inclement weather.

  Travel and Hotel Information

Hotel: We have reserved a block of rooms for special rate at a new Courtyard by Marriott less than a mile from us. Please call 1-800-869-3011 ext. 246 or email us for room rate discount information.

Courtyard by Marriott
7615 SW Lost River Road
Stuart, Florida 34997 USA
Phone: 1-772-781-3344

Holiday Inn Express
7900 SW Lost River Road
Stuart, Florida 34997 USA
Phone: 1-772-287-2522

Hampton Inn - Stuart
1150 NW Federal Highway
Stuart, Florida 34994 USA
Phone: 1-772-692-6922

Hampton Inn - Port St.Lucie
155 SW Peacock Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 USA
Phone: 1-772-878-5900

Airport: West Palm Airport (PBI) is 30 minutes south of us, Orlando (MCO) is about 2 hours north and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) is about an hour and a half south.

We will announce more information on events and travel as it becomes available in our newsletter and on If you're not already a newsletter subscriber, sign up here .

Please call 1-800-869-3011 if you have any questions.

Detail Fest is open to anyone wanting to walk around and check out the products and demos. Tickets for admission will be available at the door.

Join us for refinishing system demonstrations, polisher demos, facility tours, sanding demos, dent and ding removal demos, hands-on training, food, live music, and much more! Autogeek's 11th Annual Detail Fest & Car Show is March 18th, 19th, & 20th in Stuart, Florida.

Photo Galleries of Previous Detail Fests!
Click to view



2011 2012 2013
2014 2015  

  Click here for the full Autogeek story!

Detail Fest Car Show Bios
Detail Fest Car Show Bios