Mother Nature has run the gamut on weather for the Cars in the Garden Show at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: hot and humid, rainy and windy, even the close pass of a tropical depression. On Sunday, January 30, 2022, she gave us the cold shoulder with early-morning temperatures hovering in the low 40’s. But the sky was beautifully clear, the lawn was soft, not muddy, and those of us who braved the cold were bundled up like our northern friends in gloves and stocking caps and put on a great show with over fifty antiques and Corvettes spread out among the beautiful garden. By noon the thermometers were edging up to more customary South Florida winter weather, and when the trophies were handed out for Best in Class and the Best of Show awards were handed out to Frank Rubino for his 1947 Allard M1 and Stephen Greenblatt for their 1967 Chevrolet Corvette, we all had had a great time.
Thanks to show chairs Jean Hawa and Chico Goldsmith and volunteers Gary Shanock, Maurice Hawa, Larry Wechsler, Cheryl Mullininx, Mille Garcia and Tomas Hernandez for making this once again our most bucolic and picture-worthy show.
Photos by Al Padilla, Philip Williams and Bob Squier