Before rain shut down the event, 5,000 people attended Largo's 15th annual Touch-A-Truck and Florida Clown Day.
Saturday, kids of all ages scooted through school buses, chased an assortment of clowns, climbed atop motorcycles and lived out the dream of getting behind the wheel of an authentic Grand Prix race car.
Until the situation got too soggy. "We had to end it early because of safety during rain,'' said Charla Lucas, special events coordinator for the city.
"But there was a crowd until then.''
The first event was held in 1995, with 1,000 people in attendance. The biggest Touch-A-Truck and Florida Clown Day was held last year. The record stands at 15,000 in 2009.