Saturday, January 21, 2006

It’s Show Time

Today is my car club’s annual car show in Homestead, Florida, so that’s where I’ll be most of the day, looking over beauties like this one (Bob’s 1967 Austin Healey) and lots of other cool cars. This year we’ve moved the show from the barren desert of the Harris Field parking lot to downtown Homestead where we will be taking over a couple of blocks of Krome Avenue. So far we have about fifty cars pre-registered but that’s expected to grow by the time the show starts at 11. The weather should be nice — they’re calling for partly cloudy skies and a high around 80 — so if you’re in the area, stop by and take a look. It’s free.

Homestead is the next-to-last stop on the way to the Keys. It’s also the home of the former Homestead Air Force Base (famed in song and story about the Cuban Missile Crisis) and the home of the Homestead Race Track, one of the stops on the NASCAR circuit. It also has some of the best Mexican food in the area, so you know where I will be at lunchtime.