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Update For February: Now that we're making our way into the second month of 2023 the car show season will start to pick up even more. Obviously I can't predict February's weather as I am writing this in mid-January, but in the upcoming few months we will be able to enjoy some of the best and most pleasant temperatures Florida has to offer. As a result there are more car shows all over the state, since enthusiasts want to get out and about and enjoy it all. Take a look thru our Coming Attractions section and you'll see lots of listings, plus many of the shows have also opted to take out a reasonably priced display ad with us as well, to help really get the word out, draw more interest, and grown their event in terms of participants and spectators.

Speaking of an upcoming event, I know it isn't happening until March 24th-26th, but the Spring Daytona Turkey Run will be here before you know it. The reason I bring this up now is to remind everyone that if you staying in Daytona for the event it is best to make sure and book your hotel rooms early. The earlier the better, actually. Not only can you get lower rates the farther out you book your room, but many of the hotels simply run out of rooms to rent. As I'm sure most people reading this are already aware, the Spring Daytona Turkey Run is the second largest classic car event in Florida. The only one that's larger is it's big brother, the Fall Daytona Turkey Run over Thanksgiving weekend. And while the Spring event is about half the size of the absolutely massive Fall event, the Spring one is still a must-attend event on our calendar every year, and a lot of fun in its own right. One kicker that the Spring show has going for it is that you can drive your car around the track in a parade lap on Sunday starting at 2:00pm, then buy a souvenir picture.

Also, while it is still cooler throughout February, that makes it a good time to get out in the garage and tackle projects. Maybe there are some things that you know have needed to be addressed, something you've always had in your mind to do to your car or truck, or something to fabricate and work on in general. Now is a great time for all of those. At least at this time of the year you won't be sweating at the drop of a hat, like will be the case come late spring and into summertime when both the heat and humidity keep going up.

At any rate, no matter how you choose to spend your February, I hope we cross paths somewhere while having fun at a car show or cruise-in. Old cars certainly put smiles on people's faces. And after all, that's why we have these vehicles....to smile and have fun!

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 191970 Chevelle SS belonging to David Stonitsch.

Event coverage in the Volume 28, Issue 340 printed magazine includes:

  • Florida Dragstrip Riot 6 at Orlando Speed World Dragway
  • 33rd Annual Father's Day Rod Run in Lakeland

Plus the printed magazine also includes Kidd Darrin's "Vintage Point" column about Short Cuts To Avoid. The Reyes On Tour photo spotlight features the Junior Thompson and "Big John" Mazmanian Opel Kadett. 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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