Swamp Buggy Races Attract Thousands Lemon Tree Inn Offers “Swamp Special” Starting as Low as $89

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Every January, March and October, the world-famous "Swamp Buggy" races are held on a very wet racetrack just southeast of Naples, Florida. Odd as the sport is, thousands of fans come to see these peculiar vehicles speed and struggle through the mud. To welcome the race fans and the curious traveler, Lemon Tree Inn, a 34-room boutique hotel in Naples, is offering a special Â?Swamp SpecialÂ? with rates October starting at $89 per night on Swamp Buggy race weekends.

Every January, March and October, the world-famous "Swamp Buggy" races are held on a very wet racetrack just southeast of Naples, Florida. Odd as the sport is, thousands of fans come to see these peculiar vehicles speed and struggle through the mud. To welcome the race fans and the curious traveler, Lemon Tree Inn, a 34-room boutique hotel in Naples, is offering a special “Swamp Special” with rates October starting at $89 per night on Swamp Buggy race weekends. “The races began in the 1940’s when hunters customized their vehicles to get through the wet, muddy marshes,” said Sid Kalmans of Lemon Tree Inn. “Back then the races started the hunting season. Today, it’s a way to preserve a bit of history and have some fun.”

The three-race series, held at Florida Sports Park, started with the Winter Classic, which was held in January and another series in March. The next race dates are October 29 & 30, 2005. A special VIP package, available at the Florida Sports Park, is available for $50.00 that includes: 1 Saturday admission, 1 Saturday night dance, 1 general admission ticket to the Sunday race, (Sunday only free buffet, free soft drinks, free beer, VIP grandstand seating & Pre-race pit tour).

Swamp Buggy, Inc. is a non-profit corporation, over 54 yrs old, dedicated to preserving the tradition of swamp buggy racing and to protect the heritage and culture of the development of Collier County; and to provide affordable entertainment and recreational activities to all citizens of Collier County. For more information on Swamp Buggy races, please visit http://www.swampbuggy.com or call 1-800-897-2701.

The Lemon Tree Inn is located in the heart of old Naples just two blocks from Fifth Avenue popular for its shopping, dining and galleries. The Caribbean style hotel features 34 unique rooms facing a tropical courtyard complete with a pool. Rates include continental breakfast and fresh lemonade daily. For more information or to book a reservation, call 888-800-LEMO or visit http://www.LemonTreeInn.com.

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