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2024 Biltmore Way Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

It was an incredible day at Biltmore Way in Coral Gables for our annual classic car show. With 111 vehicles in attendance it turned out to be our largest yet. We had all kinds of vehicles in participation from the early 1920’s all the way up to 1999. Making it a great selection for anyone and their favorite decade of automotive era. The weather although slightly warm was beautiful all day, by far the largest attendance ever by participants and by spectators, a few local celebrity sightings and City of Coral Gables commissioners and their family enjoying the show. 

This year we attempted to keep the cars arranged by class of judging as opposed to wherever they landed, eventually we had to jumble some in down the middle of the road. We did have the complete roadway from LeJeune to Hernando St. which allowed us to spread the vehicles along the whole roadway. Making it a beautiful display and amazing overhead shots from a drone. 

Photos courtesy of Rex Turner and Jaime Landauer

See Below for award winner.

Winners by Class

American Production 1925-1949

John Hermida 31 Ford Model A, Augusto Sanchez 34 Ford Model A

American Production 1950-1959

Nivardo Mora 54 Ford Crestline Skyliner, Al Padilla 55 Buick Century

American Production 1960-1969

Jose Trujillo 64 Ford Thunderbird, Timothy Battle 63 Corvair Monza 900

American Production 1970-1999

Patrick Mayer 78 Lincoln Continental Mark V

Factory High Performance 1955-1973

Robert Lopez 70 Plymouth Cuda, Juan Rodriguez 70 Chevrolet Chevelle

Factory High Performance 1974-1999

Shelly Zambo 92 Dodge Stealth,  Carlos Alvarez 81 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Corvette 1953-1973

Michael Welch 65 Chevrolet Corvette, Eduardo Padron 68 Chevrolet Corvette

Corvette 1974-1999

Ivan Clare 78 Chevrolet Corvette, Kevin Brown 79 Chevrolet Corvette

Mustangs 1965-1973

Adrian Cicero 66 Ford Mustang, Everardo Padron 69 Mustang Mach 1

Mustangs 1974-1999

Manny Mendez  92  Mustang LX 5.0

Foreign Car Luxury All Years

Marcos Quintero 88 Mercedes Benz 560SL, Bob Caplan 85 Rolls Royce Corniche

Foreign Car Non-Sporting All Years

Larrey Epstein 82 Citroen 2cv, Jose Pacheco 74 BMW Tii

Foreign Car Sporting 1950-1969

Francisco Mantollena  52 MG TD,  Dave Farber  69 Jaguar XKE

Foreign Car Sporting 1970-1999

Drew Gregg 73 BMW 3.0 CS, Felipe Isaza. 96 Porsche 911 Carrera

Trucks, Military Vehicles & Motorcycles

Manny Garcia 93 Chevrolet Blazer Tahoe LT,  Jose Centeno  51 Chevrolet Pick up

Best of Show

Nivardo Mora  1955 Packard Clipper Constellation





Biltmore Way Classic Auto Show by Rubenstein law 23′

It was an amazing day, weather was excellent, a little warm but great. The cars showed up everything from 1920 to 1998 was on display on Biltmore Way. The great setting and awesome example of automobiles drew the crowds over.

Besides having a record setting 100 cars at the show there was probably the most pedestrian spectators to ever attend the show. The quality of cars and varied years gave everyone attending something they cherish from their youth and other examples of automotive history to admire.

The most amazing thing was that 20% of the show field was comprised of European Sports cars, something which is growing every year, forcing us to expand the classes for next year, yes we are already thinking on how to improve on this year’s event for next year.

Thank you to all the volunteers that made this happen, the judges and especially to all the amazing car enthusiast that brought their amazing automobiles out to the show. See you in 2024!

Best of Show – Robert’s 1970 Plymouth GTX


It was worth the wait.

After last year’s show was cancelled due to the pandemic, we were ready to come back to Biltmore Way in Coral Gables for the Rubenstein Law Antique Car & Motorcycle Show on March 6, 2022.  The club members and new friends were also ready: more than 75 vehicles pre-registered for the show, and at least fifteen more came on the day of the show.  And what a day it was.  After enduring iffy and wet weather for at least one show this year, the weather could not have been better, even with a brisk breeze to get the flags fluttering and keep us cool.  Of course, this being Florida, what would a day be without a sprinkle or two, but that didn’t dampen the spirit and deter anyone from showing off their car or motorcycle.  And we are already planning for next year.

Thanks to volunteers Bob Squier, Jean Hawa, Gary Shanock, Ron Mitro, Bill Anello, Tomas Hernandez, and Philip Williams for getting the field ready and parking the cars as they arrived.  The judging team, led by Manny and Millie Garcia, fanned out to look over the participants.  Thanks to Asst. Head judge Tomas Hernandez, John Layzel, George Harvey, David Hicks, Ron Metro, Bill Anelo, Conrad Vasquez, Jeff Ashen and Stella Ashen for choosing the winners. We send a special thanks for Show Chair Andy Leavy for all the work he did to get this show back after the interruption, and thanks to our sponsor, Rubenstein Law, for their support.  We could not do it without the efforts of many club members.

Ariel Photos by Robert Hernandez
Photos by Jean Hawa, Ron Mitro and Bob Squier

1975 Mini Cooper S

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Rubenstein Law Antique Car & Motorcycle Show of Coral Gables – March 8, 2020

The day was overcast and windy with a couple of misty rain periods, but the cars were at the show nonetheless. The were 58 cars and trucks ranging from a 1929 Ford Model A to a 1992 Chevrolet Corvette, but no motorcycles. Everyone had a great time, and car talk and tales were shared.  We had a number of visitors from the Carnaval on Miracle Mile stop by, and a number of car show people returned the favor.  Thanks to our sponsor, Rubenstein Law, for making the last show of the club’s season a rousing success.

As usual the show couldn’t have happened without our trusty volunteers. Show co-chairs Andy Leavy and Tomas Hernandez want to thank our trusty volunteers: Philip Williams, Bob Squier, Millie Garcia, Manny Garcia, Jean Hawa, and Ira Shapiro. They also want to thank our judges: Chief Judge Manny Garcia, Conrad Vazquez, Ron Mitro, Bill Anello, George Harvey, Chico Goldsmith, Al Padilla, and Rolf Engelfried.

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

Best of Show – Tomas & Fernanda’s 1930 Ford Model A Standard Phaeton.

1972 Rolls-Royce

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