Bob and I left Miami in a pounding rain yesterday morning, but by the time we were out of town the skies cleared a bit and the 250-mile drive to Lakeland was uneventful. We are in the historic Terrace Hotel along with a lot of other car people, and we met up with some of them last evening on the hotel porch to swap stories and catch up.
One of the pre-show events is lining up a few cars on the street in front of the hotel to give passers-by a glimpse of what they’ll see at the show today. Here are some of them:
In the foreground is a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 560 K. This is a rarity even among the collectors. Behind it is a 1960 Corvette that was a class winner at Le Mans.
This is a 1929 DuPont. The company built cars in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s and competed with the top names such as Packard and Pierce-Arrow.
This morning I’m getting my own car ready for the show. The weather forecast is for partly cloudy and warm.