Category Archives: Other Events

Cuba Nostalgia – May 21-22, 2022

Colorful art and murals, music, food, drinks, and vintage classic cars were once again a theme for Cuba Nostalgia 2022, an all-Cuban exhibition show that is presented every year to celebrate the Island cultural roots, traditions, and cultural heritage. The festival coincides with Cuban Independence Day of May 20th and is held at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fairgrounds. At the end of the final musical show, organizers appealed to the younger Cuban generation and to the Cuban American population in an effort to continue preserving this unique tradition and folklore. AACA South Florida Region and other car enthusiasts were once again invited to participate and to display their classic vehicles. Among the cars in the venue, a blue 1954 Buick and a red 1957 Chevy Bel-Aire were purposely stationed at the pedestrian main entrance depicting the Cuban Flag colors. A 1958 Century hardtop, a 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe coupe and various excellent examples of Cadillacs were displayed to augment the vintage classic car exhibit. Good news: organizers extended an invitation to next year event.

1954 Cadillac

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Cars and Cigars – June 17, 2018

On a hot and humid (in other words summer in South Florida) Father’s Day Sunday, 39 car enthusiasts ventured out to the Cars and Cigars Car Show at the Barnacle State Park in Coconut Grove.  Our club had a strong showing with 12 cars.  We also had club members come by as spectators.  Besides the cars and the great views, you could take a tour of the historic 1891 Barnacle House.  To enhance the experience, there was live folk music and a lunch of hotdogs and hamburgers.  As usual with car shows, there was the fine art sitting behind your car in the shade, talking to people who had questions or stories to tell, and of course catching up with friends and making new ones.  All in all it was a great day.

Story and photos by Bob Squier

1928 Ford A Roadster Hot Rod

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25th Annual All British Classic Car Show – February 18, 2018

At the Gold Coast British Car Club’s 25th Annual All British Classic Car show held in Boca Raton the A.A.C.A. South Florida Region was well-represented with four cars in the show along with eight others from the local British Car Club of Miami which came up in a caravan from Miami.; a 61 mile journey. There were many fine British cars from the 30’s to a fresh off the lot Aston Martins.  This year they were honoring the Lotus: Super 7, Elan, Elise and Europa. For British car lovers it was a treat.  Here are some of the cars for your enjoyment.

Bob Squier

Getting ready to go Miami British Car Club

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Dauer Classic Car Museum Trip – August 27, 2016

On Saturday, August 27, members of the AACA South Florida took a road trip to see the Dr. Eddie Dauer’s private collection of antique cars, housed in a private museum.  We were joined by our friends from the Fort Lauderdale Region, and together about 75 of us enjoyed seeing some of the finest examples of cars ranging in age from 1906 to today, all in settings befitting their era: 50’s convertibles at the drive-in, Cadillac limos lined up outside swanky theatres, station wagons – real woodies included – ready to take the family on vacation.  It was a great time as you can see from the photos.

Dr. Dauer is also one of the leaders of the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, now in planning for its eleventh year, to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County.  Many of our club members participate as judges and exhibitors, and we’re happy to be a part of this worthy cause.

Philip Williams

Photos by Philip Williams, Al Padilla and Bob Squier

Recreated gas station

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Elliott Museum Trip

 An important part of any hobby is knowing and appreciating the history behind it.  Fortunately we have a lot of resources in the antique car collector hobby, from books and records to collections of historic interest, and especially fortunate for us here in South Florida, we have a great museum up the coast in Stuart, Florida, at the Elliott Museum. Founded in 1961 by Harmon Elliott, the son of inventor Sterling Elliott, it is home to a great collection of antique automobiles and boats, as well as one of the largest collection of baseball memorabilia outside Cooperstown.  It also houses displays from the early days of Florida’s Treasure Coast.

Thanks to the organizational efforts of Tomas Hernandez and the mini-bus provided by Manny Garcia, about twenty-five members of AACA South Florida took a day trip to Stuart to see the museum and learn about some unique vehicles, including those on permanent display in the three-story storage facility that works like a giant juke box: pick the car you want to see and it is delivered for your viewing pleasure on a turntable in front of you.

It was a good time, and if you weren’t able to go along, here are some photos to show you what’s at this treasure house in Stuart.

By Philip Williams
Photos by Bob Squier

1903 Stanley Steamer Information

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