Friday, October 17, 2014

It’s Showtime

I’m heading off this morning for Lakeland, Florida, to participate in the Lake Mirror Classic car show.  It is, to quote their literature,

…one of the “must do” collector car shows in the southeastern United States. The display of more than 600 show vehicles on and surrounding the restored 1920’s, art deco-inspired Lake Mirror Promenade in downtown Lakeland, Florida provides one of the most scenic venues in the country. The event is known for its beautiful lakefront setting and friendly atmosphere. In addition to attracting over 35,000 spectators, the Lake Mirror Classic draws top car collectors from the southeast and serves as a support event to the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

Well, if it’s a “must do,” than I’m doing it.

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I went last year for the first time and had a great time showing the Pontiac.  And then on the way home on Sunday there was the little incident with the fire under the hood and the re-building of the transmission in Sebring that became a ten-day adventure.  But all is better now; the car is running well and I had it checked over last week by J’s Automotive, the best mechanic in Miami.  So we’re off.  Bob is going along to serve as a judge at the Promenade show while I will be up at the street show.  If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by; I’ll be in the “New Classics” group.

Blogging will be light and variable this weekend, but I’ll take a lot of pictures and maybe even share a few with you.