The Frog Follies is a three-day event sponsored by the Evansville, IN Iron Street Rod Club. Beginning in 1975 with less than 50 car registrants, it has grown to an average of 4000 -- the largest pre-'49 Street Rod event in the world. You don't have to be a car enthusiast to enjoy the Frog Follies, but if you are, you'll get a chance to talk to fellow gearheads from all over the country, and perhaps a few international ones, as well. Here's a video of the 2014 Frog Follies.
What's With the Name, Frog Follies?
Almost 40 years ago, at their inaugural car show, the Street Rod Club held a bullfrog jumping contest, just for fun of it. It was such a hit that the event was dubbed the Frog Follies. The tradition continues to this day, but new rules have been adopted since that first frog jump. It's no longer a bring-your-own-frog event. To equalize the field, or perhaps because the Street Rod Club is familiar with Mark Twain's "Jim Smiley and his Jumping Frog," only amphibians provided by the club may participate. It's left up to the skills of the frog handlers to coax their frogs to jump -- without the use of their hands.
What's on the Agenda?
Here are some of the colorful custom street rods you'll see at the Evansville Frog Follies.