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

Update For December: Welcome to December! I am sorry to once again have to bring up a hurricane, but since Hurricane Nicole came thru Florida just 43 days after Hurricane Ian, many more people were once again faced with possible property damage, flooding, and everything else that goes along with a hurricane's aftermath. Some of the images of houses hanging off over the crashing waves below on the east coast were not only terrifying, but also very sad. Afterwards I also heard that it was only the third time a hurricane has hit Florida in November since waaay back when they first started keeping records. But now, as we head into the holiday season, I hope people are optimistic. The tough and trying times also make you appreciate the little things in life, and those that you really can't put a price tag and friends. So I hope everyone has a great holiday season!

Though it may have already happened by the time you read this, it looks like the NSRA Southeast Street Rod Nationals at the Florida State Fairground in Tampa on December 2nd-4th is going to be the last one. We heard the announcement of the news after our November issue was already printed, so I wanted to touch on it here. Those who have attended that event over the 35 years that it was held know that it was a very good show. I'd say it was the third biggest classic car show in Florida, with only the two Daytona Turkey Runs (Thanksgiving and Spring) being bigger. I was always surprised that more vehicles didn't show up and support this event, but the ones that did come were always some of the most top-notch ones you'd see in the whole state. Every year I knew I could count on shooting 3 or 4 cover and feature cars on site, using the little lake and the show itself as a cool background. It was also just a relaxing weekend there, and the Fairgrounds weren't so big and spread out like in Daytona, so you could easily walk the whole show. It is sad that now we likely won't have any NSRA events next year in Florida, as that was the only one. But I understand that the decision had to be made. Unfortunately after Goodguys tried many times in several different locations, they no longer come to Florida either. Just a reminder that if you want a show to stay around.....people have to support it!

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

The ever popular Classified section was updated with lots of new additions. The Feature Cars section now includes the 1966 Chevy II Nova belonging to Greg Conner.

Event coverage in the Volume 28, Issue 338 printed magazine includes:

  • Easter Car Show & Luau at Horsepower Ranch in Geneva, FL
  • Autism Awareness Car Show at The Promenade at Sunset Walk in Kissimmee, FL
  • Founders Day Classic Car Show in Ybor City, FL

Plus the printed magazine also includes Kidd Darrin's "Vintage Point" column about Safety & Precautionary Tips. The Reyes On Tour photo spotlight features the "Lo Blow" AA/Fuel Altered. 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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