President’s Message

President  Ron  Mitro  with  his  2001  Chevrolet  Corvette

August – September  2017

Hi there, happy hot and wet summer,

Not too many of us are taking our cars to shows with all the rain and heat we’ve had. How about detailing in our beautiful Florida sun; makes me sweat just thinking about it.

Our regular general meetings at the Red Lobster located on U.S. 1 across from The Falls on the 3rd Thursday of each month have really been very interesting; great food plus free dessert and coffee. I sure would like to win one of our free dinners. I’m looking forward to our next speaker, Ed Williamson of Williamson Cadillac Buick GMC in Kendall on US 1. Mr. Williamson has been very supportive of our club and also has helped financially in many of our shows. I picked out a beautiful 50th Anniversary, 1949 Cadillac convertible model with real leather seats and gave it to Mel Mann who is going to convert it into a beautiful trophy which we will present to him at our July meeting.  Also, leasing manager Mike Penn is on our board and does an outstanding job for our club.

To finish 2017, we have the following: The September 9-17 Miami International Auto Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Mel Mann works very hard making all the arrangements and setting up for Memory Lane. If you have a car that you would like to get into our Memory Lane exhibit, please get in touch with Mel. On the last Sunday in October, we have our Cars in the Garden Show which we share with the Sunshine Corvette Club at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden located on Old Cutler Road in Coral Gables. If you have never been there, you’re missing a gorgeous garden. While you are there, you can get a free tram tour of the garden.  On Saturday, November 4, we will be having our Progressive Dinner. For those of you who have never attended, let me explain how it works. We go to several different member’s homes. First one we have appetizers, second one is the dinner and third is for dessert.  It’s fun with good food and only $5 for members and $10 for non-members. The next day, if you have a pre-1960’s vehicle, you can participate in the Annual Vintage Auto Display at the Deering Estate at Cutler. At our Holiday Party on December 2nd, we will be installing our board members and a new president.

Our year has been fun.  I hope to see you at all at our events.

Keep Them Rolling,
Ron Mitro, President
A.A.C.A. South Florida Region