Saturday, January 16, 2021

Random Youtubery

Normally on MLK Weekend, I’d be over on Miami Beach at the Art Deco Weekend car show on Ocean Drive.  But this year it’s been cancelled — or postponed until next year — so for the first time since 2002, I get to spend the weekend at home.

But all is not lost.  The Miami Preservation League asked our club to put together a virtual  car show, and our webmaster Bob did a great job of pulling photos from some of our best shows and best cars.  So take a look at what we’ve done before and hope to do in coming years when this plague is behind us.

Here’s a look at one of the cars you might have seen at the show: a 1931 Ford Model A.

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  1. Few of the cars at the Art Deco Weekend are Art Deco or Art Deco related. Oh, they mean the architecture.

    The car labeled as a “1954 Buick Roadmaster Riviera” is a Sedan, not a Riviera. “Riviera” in Buickspeak of the time referred to hardtops (no window frame, no B post, originally often convertible windows and doors but with a hard (steel) not soft (cloth) top, hence first called “hardtop convertibles”).

    • Thanks for the clarification. We — the guys at AACA — rely on the owners to give us the model name. As for the Art Deco related cars, the Preservation League knows that if we limited the cars to those of the era, we’d get one or two from our club, so they are looking for cars that might have been seen on the streets in the heyday of the era: 1930’s – 1950’s. Even then it’s hard these days to find them in our membership. So we go with the AACA definition of antique: 25 years and older. Thanks for the input; I’ll report back to the club.

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