The swamp buggy races are a celebration of Florida’s past with the track attempting to mimic the terrain that they were originally invented for the Everglades. Before there were airboats, swamp buggies were the solution to getting across the Florida swampland. Built for and by hunters, the story goes that these men and women talked about their creations which quickly led to the diver's challenging each other with comments like "I bet mine's faster than yours" giving birth to these races.
The best thing about these races is they are pretty much the flip side of the Naples image of sophistication, elegance and finery. The races are about speed, water, mud and fun.