Local Muscle Car Club Honors 9/11 Victims

This is the eighth year of the tribute

By Lisa Orkin Emmanuel
|  Sunday, Sep 11, 2011  |  Updated 1:17 PM EDT
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A local car club pays tribute to 9/11 and raises money for charities helping law enforcement officers and firefighters.

A local car club pays tribute to 9/11 and raises money for charities helping law enforcement officers and firefighters.

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Stangs of South Florida, a local club of primarily Ford Mustang enthusiasts, set out from Davie to Islamorada this weekend, as a tribute to 9/11 victims and to all those who have died serving the United States.

The cars started on Saturday and were escorted by the Broward Sheriff's Office motorcycles and patrol cars until they left the county.

More than 200 cars participated, and all proceeds will benefit the law enforcement charities: Sheriff's Foundation of Broward County and Florida Firefighters Charities.

"This event was started in honor of the victims of the 9/11 tragedy and was made to not only honor their existence, but raise money for their families,” said organizer Benton Launerts. “Since the original event was spawned seven years ago, 9/11 has since been proclaimed by the U.S. Government as Patriot Day and is now a day to honor those who have died serving our country as well as the victims of 9/11.”

This is the eighth year of the tribute.

Click here for more information on the car club.

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