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