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Update For June: It is amazing that we are going into June already. It seemed like Christmas and New Years just happened a short time ago, but now we are almost half way thru the year. It is also amazing how quickly we went from our version of springtime here in Florida, right into what is now feeling like summer. As I am writing this it is about two weeks before June, yet in the next few days they have predicted that it could hit 97 degrees in the central Florida area where I am located. Granted, the humidity is a fair amount lower right now than it will be in July and August....but still, 97 feels hot no mater how you slice it.

That kind of leads me into an upcoming special event that is just around the corner that I wanted to mention. Mecum Auctions will be hosting their Orlando Summer Special on July 6th-9th, 2022. It takes place at the Orange County Convention Center, which is located just off of International Drive, with the actual address being 9400 Universal Blvd. - North Concourse, Orlando, FL 32819. The reason that this is related to my topic about the temperatures heating up is that the whole Mecum Auction takes place inside, with the comfort of air conditioning. All of the vehicles are displayed and staged in a huge open area, with the auction block itself off to one side. The gates open daily at 8:00am, the auction starts at 10:00am, and the gates close one hour after the final vehicle of the day crosses the block. For more info, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder visit, or call 262-275-5050 for more information.

Another reason I wanted to bring up the Mecum Orlando Summer Special Auction now is because if you buy your general admission tickets in advance it is $20 per day, but once the auction begins they are $30 per day. Check out the coverage of the Kissimmee Auction in this issue on pages 7-12 and you will see how cool Mecum Auctions are. As I have always said, even if you are not a buyer or seller it is one of the best "car shows" you can attend as a spectator, since you get to see in person some vehicles that you would normally only see in books, magazines, or on television. Plus there are 1,500 vehicles that will be in the auction.
Of course there are many other great events happening all around Florida as well. We are lucky to live in a state that is so active. You can take a look thru our Coming Attractions section and easily find a bunch that would be super fun to go and attend.

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 1937 Cadillac 60 Series Coupe belong to Ken Caskey, which was a 2022 Detroit Autorama Riddler Contender.

Event coverage in the Volume 27, Issue 332 printed magazine includes:

  • Mecum Classic Car Auction in Kissimmee
  • Tomoka Town Center Benefit Car & Truck Show in Daytona Beach
  • 35th Annual Mustang & Ford Round Up

Plus the printed magazine also includes Kidd Darrin's "Vintage Point" column about More Helpful Hints. The Reyes On Tour photo spotlight features Pro Stock Driver Brian Poole. Adam Icenogle's illustrated column is about Beorge Barris (Part One), 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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