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Our 20th Anniversary Collage from the center spread of Issue 240 (August, 2014):

Update For October: As we head into October, I am sure many of us are hoping for a change in the weather. It has certainly been a hot and wet summer this year. Most outings we have been on to car shows and cruise-ins involved either some rain, or at least a very good chance of rain. So far we have gotten lucky with the hurricanes, so let's hope that continues. At any rate, October usually marks a change in the temperatures, so we have that to look forward to.

As we come out of the summer months the car show scene generally gets better and better. This month we have quite a few display advertisements for car shows in the printed magazine, so definitely check those out. While they all look like lots of fun, one that I am looking forward to is the Florida Drag Strip Riot 5. It will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 29th and 30th....though we'll just be there on Saturday during the car show portion of the event. The car show is just a laid back thing, but draws some very cool rides. After checking out the car show area and strolling thru the swap meet, we really enjoy watching the vintage style drag racing on the strip. You'll see a wide variety of stuff tearing up the track, and it is all pre-1979. Having only missed the first one, we have been going to it for the last 3 years, and have always had a blast. I know my dad loves seeing some of the nostalgic drags, because he remembers when it was "nostalgic", it was just like what he participated in. So if you go to that event, we hope to see you there. For more info visit

Though it isn't until the end of November, hopefully everyone has already started making plans for the Daytona Turkey Run. This year's is the 48th Annual, and it will take place on November 25th-28th. We started the magazine in 1994, and haven't missed a single Turkey Run in all the years since. It really is the crown jewel of the Florida classic car scene. This show has it all - more than 5,000 show cars, a huge car corral, new parts vendors, lots of food choices, kids activities, handmade crafts and fashion items in Artisan Alley....and of course the absolutely massive swap meet that has made it legendary. We stay busy all four days, and still wind up feeling like we didn't get to see everything it has to offer. I would like to note one change this year that everyone should be aware of, that there is no show car pre-registration. Instead, all registration will be done at the show car gates on event days, or you can also register during the nighttime activities on Wednesday thru Saturday, November 24th-27th, from 5:00 - 9:00pm just outside of the Speedway entrance at the night activities area. You may also pick up your dash plaque, mug and additional tickets there. Though we are yet unaware of what they may or may not host themselves, there are no official activities held across the street at the One Daytona complex. I just wanted to bring all of this up now, so that people can start planning ahead. For more info visit

As always, we look forward to seeing everyone at the various events and cruise-ins. Seeing old friends and meeting new ones are a great part of this hobby. Take care, stay safe.....and we'll see you on the streets!

-Michael B. Kelly

NOTE: While conditions with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have improved, some events are still being impacted, and a few are still shut down and canceled. As a result we urge that you should ABSOLUTELY CONFIRM that an event or cruise-in is still taking place before heading out.

The ever popular Classified section was updated with lots of new additions. The Feature Cars section will soon include the 1932 Ford Hiboy Coupe belong to Vince Balistreri.

Event coverage in the Volume 27, Issue 324 printed magazine includes:

  • Beach Party, Car Show & Concert in Eustis
  • 22nd Annual Chasco Fiesta Car, Truck & Bike Show in New Port Richey

Plus the printed magazine also includes Kidd Darrin's "Rods & Ends" column about Insurance. The Reyes On Tour photo spotlight features Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon Jump in 1974. Adam Icenogle's illustrated column is about the Plymouth Road Runner, Superbird, and Dodge Charger Daytona "Winged Cars", and as always we have the best Florida upcoming events listings other interesting items.

Most of the updates to our site will come the first couple of weeks of every month, so be sure and check back often....and keep a smile while cruising! CN


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