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Update For November: The time of year we have been waiting for is finally here.....when not only has the calendar changed to indicate it is fall, but also when you can actually notice a change in the weather. The temperatures are more mild, but more importantly the humidity has really gone down in the last several weeks. As everyone who lives in Florida knows, it is that humidity that can really make it feel hot and muggy and get you really sweating. One thing that is also nice is that the afternoon rain showers that are always so prevalent in the summer are greatly reduced this time of year. Which to us auto enthusiasts translates into not having to worry as much about an outing getting impacted by some of that "liquid sunshine".

Of course the "big dog" of all car shows is coming up towards the end of the month. Yes, I'm talking about the 48th Annual Daytona Turkey Run, held on November 25th-28th inside Daytona International Speedway. We haven't missed this event since we started the magazine in 1994, and it is always a highlight of the whole year. Even though the first day of the show is on Thursday, we show up on Wednesday to set up our magazine's booth. It is located at the end of the food row, at the four way intersection that also has the gate that goes into the swap meet area from the southeast side. This is where we have been for a good many years, and the Speedway lets us use one of the information booths....though we put up our magazine's banners on the outside, plus park my dad's bright yellow 1957 Chevy Sedan Delivery and my green and silver 1967 Chevy Pickup right next to it. We always pile up a bunch of magazines, so anyone that wants can take one complimentary. We stop by the booth every once in a while to make sure it is still stocked up, but most of our time is spent out and about.

I always like to check out the swap meet first thing on Thursday, to make sure someone doesn't buy "my stuff" before I get a chance to, haha! Then it is time to take lots of pictures of show car for the coverage (one tip for everyone is that if you put up your registration info with your name and everything filled out, you are WAY more likely to make it into the magazine). Plus of course we check out the car corral and new vendors, try and shoot a couple of cars over the weekend for future covers and center spreads, and hang out with friends. As I mentioned last month 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. For all the info you can visit www.turkeyrun.com. We hope to see everyone at the Turkey Run, and have another great Thanksgiving weekend!

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 1955 Chevy belong to Vinny Juliao.

Event coverage in the Volume 27, Issue 325 printed magazine includes:

  • 24th Annual Caladium Festival Car Show in Lake Placid
  • 2nd Annual Mustang & All Ford Powered Car & Truck Show in Davenport

Plus the printed magazine also includes Kidd Darrin's "Rods & Ends" column about Engine Hype & Reality. The Reyes On Tour photo spotlight features "Sneaky" Pete Robinson. Adam Icenogle's illustrated column is about Frank Hershey, 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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