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Cars > Carolina_29053’s Garage > Blog > Florida Love Bug Season -May and September


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M –61
Columbia, South Carolina
United States


Florida Love Bug Season -May and September

By Carolina_29053

The timing and location for the Bandit Run this year have me concerned about my car's paint and cooling system. Have you ever seen a car coming up the interstate covered with big black juicy bugs all over the front? You can bet it has been through central Florida. Just google Florida Love Bug and read up on it.

Hopefully in the years to come, Bandit Run planners can choose a cooler climate for the runs where these automotive finish destroying pests aren't out and about. It is for this reason that I think I will sit this run out and since I have the time off already, maybe take a trip to the northern states. Mountain trip anyone? Maybe next year, a Bandit Run down Skyline Drive in Virginia in the Fall??? Or for that matter, what about Fall of this year?

Anyway, I was looking forward to the run and meeting all of you. I do look forward to seeing pics and vids from all who are brave enought to take on the Florida bugs. I just don't feel like using my classic car to help the State of Florida control their bug population. Dead love bugs decaying in my defroster and heating vents only to be blown out every time I use my heater or blower for the next several months isn't my idea of a good time. I know, I'm a killjoy. I deserve all the negative comments I may receive. :( Atleast now you know!


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May 21, 2010 at 5:24 pm
wow....Bandit Run 2010 is over. Check out this album. lol
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Mar 4, 2010 at 6:19 pm
After thinking aboout it all day today, maybe I could at least hook up with you all Saturday in Braselton, spend the night and ride along with the group to Tifton on Sunday, then head home. That way I could at least get to meet a lot of you and check out your beautiful rides!
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Mar 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm
After thinking it over all day, I am thinking I will at least join up with you all in Braselton on Saturday and maybe ride with the group to Tifton on Sunday, then head home that evening. I will at least get to meet a lot of you and see your beautiful rides that weekend and hopefully escape with minimal "buggage" on the bird!
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Mar 4, 2010 at 11:19 am
Yes, there will be bugs for sure but not that many as early in the year as we are going ... May. The love bugs don't usually get bad until couple of months later... July and August and September are Love Bug Months at it's worst.
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Mar 4, 2010 at 10:41 am
Wow!! Thats not a very pretty sight!!! Hopefully the 35th anniversary of Smokey and the Bandit Movie which would be 5th Bandit Run (2012) will come back to the original location run Texarkana TX to Atlanta GA. I bet even Hot Pants Hillyard will even be there!!! smile image
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Mar 4, 2010 at 9:12 am
not a kill joy,,,just someone who cares a great deal about his ride,,,thanks for the warning!!!
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Mar 4, 2010 at 8:32 am
No negative comments here! I grew up in pennsylvania, but now live in Southern Mississippi. These Love bugs really do cause a problem. One thing i have noticed they love the color white for some reason. Thats why my 68 stays put while they are around!
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Mar 4, 2010 at 5:22 am
Ok, Bud, we will miss you. But the problem with the bugs isn't as bad as that.

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