Helping through horsepower

The biannual Hot Cars & Cool Cats car shows support the Endangered Animal Rescue Sanctuary (EARS).

Home » Community
Posted November 21, 2022 | Photos by Bruce Ackerman
  • John Newhall sits behind the wheel of his 1965 Plymouth Belvedere II during the Hot Cars and Cool Cats car show on the property of David and Sue Nassivera on County Road 326 north of Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Nov., 19, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Daisy, a four-year-old Shetland Sheepdog owned by Gary Wilson, looks over classic cars with her owner during the Hot Cars and Cool Cats car show on the property of David and Sue Nassivera on County Road 326 north of Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Nov., 19, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Roy Hall describes the setup under the hood of his 1937 Chevrolet with a 350 cubic inch motor during the Hot Cars and Cool Cats car show on the property of David and Sue Nassivera on County Road 326 north of Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Nov., 19, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • A big block is shown under the hood of a classic muscle car during the Hot Cars and Cool Cats car show on the property of David and Sue Nassivera on County Road 326 north of Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Nov., 19, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • People look over cars during the Hot Cars and Cool Cats car show on the property of David and Sue Nassivera on County Road 326 north of Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Nov., 19, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • A carhop tray is shown on a classic car during the Hot Cars and Cool Cats car show on the property of David and Sue Nassivera on County Road 326 north of Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Nov., 19, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Josh Hart of Burnyzz who is the driver of the NHRA R+L Carriers Top Fuel dragster, pushes his daughter, Londyn, 2, in a stroller as they look over classic muscle cars with other people during the Hot Cars and Cool Cats car show on the property of David and Sue Nassivera on County Road 326 north of Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Nov., 19, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Classic muscle cars are shown during the Hot Cars and Cool Cats car show on the property of David and Sue Nassivera on County Road 326 north of Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Nov., 19, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Richard Nassivera, right, looks under the hood of his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS with Thomas Alderman, left, during the Hot Cars and Cool Cats car show on the property of David and Sue Nassivera on County Road 326 north of Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Nov., 19, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
  • Don Greenman polishes the hood of his 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T during the Hot Cars and Cool Cats car show on the property of David and Sue Nassivera on County Road 326 north of Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Nov., 19, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.

All of the animals at the nonprofit Endangered Animal Rescue Sanctuary (EARS) have a forever home there, which requires constant and expensive upkeep. These residents range from lions and tigers to primates and bears, many of which were previously malnourished, abused or abandoned. The nonprofit EARS exists through public donations, which is why the biannual Hot Cars & Cool Cats fundraisers are so important.

The event held Saturday, Nov. 19 at the property of David and Sue Nassivera north of Ocala was filled with muscle cars, hot rods, sleek and modern machines, motorcycles and trucks. Attendees could also check out a number of vendors and a variety of entertainers.

The next shows will be held April 15 and Nov. 18, 2023. To learn more, go to FB.com/HotCarsAndCoolCatsCarShow

For more information about EARS, which offers tours to the public on certain days, visit earsninc.net