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2024 Art Deco Weekend Classic Auto Show

January 13th & 14th two amazing days of Art Deco weekend car show, festivities and food on South Beach, right on Ocean Drive, the street was shut down to allow only pedestrian traffic, and the only cars on the street were all on display as the annual AACA South Florida Region antique and classic car show took place. A total of 108 cars showed up on the weekend to make one amazing display! The weather was perfect and the rain held off for this amazing show which happens every year on Art Deco Weekend on the beach.

Saturday Award Winners

Ernie’s 1995 Porsche 911, Mike’s 1968 Camaro SS, Ross’s 1959 Impala, Tony/s 1991 Nissan Figaro, Drew’s 1973 BMW, Ruben’s 1994 Porshe RS America, Gary’s 1994 Mini-Cooper, Oscar’s 1967 VW Hor Rod Beetle, Jay’s 1969 Road Runner, Urshula’s 1967 Belvedere, Jessica’s 1994 Mustang GT and Best of Show went to Henry’s 1935 Auburn Boattail.

Sundays Award Winners

Bob’s 1985 RR Corniche, Al’s 1955 Buick Century, Hector’s 1964 Beetle, Lee’s 1972 442 Olds, Larry’s 1935 Airflow, Alex’s 1995 Cougar XR7, George’s 1934 Plymouth, Bob’s 1959 Fairlane 500, Nivardo’s 1954 Sunliner, Jose’s 1964 Thunderbird, Kim’s 1968 Mustang GT and Best of Show went to Volker and his 1972 Jaguar E Type.

Art Deco Classic Auto Show 23′

This was an amazing show, the weather could not have been any nicer, a bit chili in the early morning on Saturday and Sunday but once the sun came out it was absolutely fabulous.

Am outstanding display of automobile history throughout time was on display from 1928 to 1998. American, European, sedans, muscle cars, sports cars, any and everything imaginable.

Saturday trophy winners in no particular order were; Josh’s 1968 Dodge Charger, JC Simon’s 1969 Shelby GT 500, Ivan’s 1978 Chevy Corvette, Ana’s 1966 Chevy Corvette, Augusto’s 1934 Ford Coupe, Steve’s 1969 Mach 1, Robert’s 1970 Mustang, George’s 1974 Triumph TR6, Rob’s 1966 Mustang coupe, Sergio’s 1967 VW Beetle, Eduardo’s 1973 BMW 2002, Irwin’s 1955 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon and Best of Show went to Manny’s 1979 Trans Am

Sunday trophy winners in no particular order were; Hank’s 1957 Volvo PV44, Irwin’s 1956 Chrysler New Yorker, Joe’s 1966 Chevy Corvair, Carlos’s 1964 Rolls Royce PV, Bruno’s 1969 Mach 1, Andres’s 1964 Fiat Spider, Ruben’s 1994 Porsche RS America, Jorge’s 1971 BMW 1600, Pedro’s 1969 Chevy Camaro Pace Car, Jorge’s VW Type 2 Deluxe Van, Daniel’s 1928 Model A Ford, E.C.’s 1987 SAAB 900 and the Best of Show going to Albert’s 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Art Deco Weekend January 15-16, 2022

Saturday: It was perfect weather: clear skies, temperatures in the 70’s, and a gentle breeze that carried that mix of salt air and cooking from the street vendors and restaurants that line Ocean Drive on South Beach. It was, as they say, a day ordered by the Chamber of Commerce for the Art Deco Weekend Saturday. We also had a good turnout of cars to display – over twenty – and while we’d hoped for more, the ones that came were beautiful and a few of them were exotic. Our judges strolled among them and chose the winners and a Best of Show.
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1971 Chevrolet Camaro

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Sunday: If Saturday was the perfect day, Sunday showed us that even the Chamber of Commerce is no match for a weather front. We held out hopes that the line of storms would hold off, and they did, but giving us a taste of what was to come with gusty winds and clouds. Nevertheless, we had a good turnout of original or restored to share with the crowds, and it wasn’t until the stroke of 1:00 p.m. that Mother Nature barreled through with wind and rain. But as with much weather in South Florida, it was over quickly, in time to hand out the trophies for the day’s winners and a Best of Show.

Chevrolet Blazer

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Art Deco Weekend – January 18-19, 2020

It was the perfect combination of beautiful weather and beautiful surroundings along Ocean Drive on Miami Beach to celebrate the Art Deco Festival on January 18th and 19th.  Blue skies, pastel buildings, and shining chrome invited thousands of people from all over the world to take a stroll from 5th to 10th Street to see the AACA South Florida Region’s cars lined up as if they owned the place.

We gave out awards each day to the best on the field and the Best of Show.  Saturday winners: Best of Show – Kamaredine – 1949 Cadillac, Aurora 1977 – Pontiac Trans Am, Ana and Barry Delphus – 1966 Corvette Stingray, Mark Klien – 1932 Ford Hot Rod, Javier Llanes -1964 Chevy C10, Jose Lugo Ratrod -1957 Mack Truck & Motorcycle, Ronnie O – 1966 TVR Griffith, George Radelat – 1972 TVR, David Rankin 1969 Shelby Mustang and Andreas Wietzke 1935 – 1973 Auburn Speedster.
Sunday winners: Best of Show – Kevin Newman – 1961 Auto Union 1000SP, Mike Arias – 1974 De Tomaso Pantera, Irwin Becker – 1953 Ford Crestline, Bruce – 1955 Volkswagen Beetle, Luis Fernandez – 1959 MGA, Pedro and Pat Fernandez – 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88, Paul Freen – 1973 Lotus Europa Special, Steve Greenblatt – 1967 Corvette 427, Bormey Rodriguez 1959 Ford Galaxie, Andy Sanchez – 1964 Fiat 1500 and Luly and Hank Tester – 1967 VW Karmann Ghia.

Thanks to our show co-chairs Mel Mann and Ira Shapiro, ably assisted by Bob Squier, Guy Lewis, Philip Williams, Conrad Vazquez, Manny and Millie Garcia, Jamie Mann, David Shapiro, and Rudy Rodriguez.  Thanks also to the Miami Beach Design Preservation League for putting on this great event, and a special thanks to the men and women of the Miami Beach Police Department; they make it possible to put on this show for the enjoyment of everyone.

By Philip Williams
Photos by Al Padilla, Bob Squier and Philip Williams

Saturday’s Show


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Sunday’s Show


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