Art Deco Weekend Classic Car Fest – Sunday, January 15, 2017

The rain stayed away, the sky was partly sunny, and by the time we closed the gates we had more than 70 vehicles in place to once again shine on Ocean Drive for the second day of the Art Deco Weekend car show.  The Sunday show is limited to 1992 and older original or restored cars, but that doesn’t limit the beauty and style that shows up including some of the finest cars in South Florida.  These are worthy of any national show; many of them have received awards from such places as the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance and the Lake Mirror Classic.  Included in the show were fine examples of British sports cars, American muscle, exotic and rakish cruisers, Art Deco-inspired phaetons, and of course Corvettes, Mustangs, T-birds, and even the denizen of Suburbia: the wood-grained station wagon.

Thanks to show chairman Mel Mann for being our guiding light and to Bob Squier, Ira Shapiro, Guy Lewis, Greg and Cindy Endres, Jean Hawa, Philip Williams and Ken Hilton for helping get the cars checked in and in place.  A special thanks as always to the Miami Beach Police Department for providing the security and support as they do each year.  Also a very special thank you to Williamson Automotive Group for being our proud sponsor.

By Philip Williams
Photos by Bob Squier, Philip Williams and Mel Mann

If you missed it, enjoy the virtual show.

Best of Show

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Ralph Thiele’s 1962 Pontiac Bonneville