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

Update For July: Well, things certainly have changed around here in the weather department. In June I commented on how dry it was, and that most people's grass we brown unless you watered it all the time. Now the grass is certainly green with all the daily rain we have been getting in July.....and as I write this Hurricane Elsa has just cleared out of Florida (now downgraded to a Tropical Storm), and that certainly brought a lot of additional rain to the "sunshine state". Hopefully nobody experienced any damage during the storm.

We are entering out hottest and most humid time of the year, so the car show scene usually slows down a bit as a result. We are still planning some outings to shows and just planning to stay in the shade, or attend evening cruise-ins.

Among the many fun events that we are planning to attend during July is the Orlando Summer Special Auction held by Mecum on July 29th-31st. This inaugural auction will take place at the Orange County Convention Center's North Concourse, located at 9400 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819. They have 1,000 vehicles that will cross the auction block, so it will be big and filled with a variety of cool cars and trucks. We always attend the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee during January, and always have a blast. As we have always said, even if you are not buying or selling it is well worth attending as a spectator just to see all the vehicles. In a way it is like a big car show where you get to see all sorts of rare and interesting vehicles that you otherwise wouldn't get to. So mark it on your events calendar hopefully we'll see you there!

Anyway, I hope you all still manage to have some car related fun while beating the heat. We have a couple very hot and humid months during the summer....but like I've always said, that beats shoveling snow and not being able to even drive your classic car during the winter like those living up north.

-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 1960 Pontiac Catalina belonging to Bud Schiefer.

Event coverage in the Volume 26, Issue 321 printed magazine includes:

  • 37th Annual Manatee Car & Truck Show in Homosassa
  • Misfires Car Club's Groundhog Gala in Orlando
  • 10th Annual Satellite Beach Lions Club Car Show

Plus the printed magazine also includes Kidd Darrin's "Vintage Point" column about Automotive Ideas That Have Been Over Invented Or Overdone. The Reyes On Tour photo spotlight features the Top Fuel Dragster of "The Loner" Tony Nancy. Adam Icenogle's illustrated column is about Henry J. Kaiser, 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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