President Ron Mitro with his 2001 Chevrolet Corvette
May was a busy month. If you didn’t attend our annual picnic on May 6th, you missed out on a wonderful meal. Between the caterer’s freshly boiled corn and grilled burgers and hot dogs, the members brought delicious side dishes and desserts. A big thank you goes out to chairs Manny and Millie and everyone else who helped them decorate, judge and bring food.
Our last general meeting was held at our new home, the Red Lobster at The Falls location at US 1 and SW 136th Street. Guy Lewis briefly brought bring his 1917 Buick 4 door Phaeton which won its AACA Junior Award in 1970. This automobile is 100 years old this year. He also conducted an informative discussion on judging cars. Guy has a number of cars just to mention a few: a 1934 Rolls Royce 20/25, a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette, a 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL convertible, and a breath taking 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 which was Irving Berlin’s limousine. Guy has so many beautiful cars dating from 1917 to his 1981 corvette. Guy bought a house that he converted into his own museum where he has a number of pristine cars. He also has old gas pumps, signs, oil cans and paraphernalia from olden days, most restored to original condition. He is also our club attorney. He has been a valued member since 2001. We appreciate all his help and inspirations.
For those of you who don’t know, the AACA Museum is no longer affiliated with our organization. They have received correspondence from our attorneys at headquarters informing them that they can no longer use any of our logos or associate themselves with us.
I’m looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming events: the 3rd Thursday monthly general meetings, Memory Lane at the Miami International Auto Show on Miami Beach in September, the Fairchild Garden Car Show in October, the Progressive Dinner and Deering Estate Show in November, and the December Holiday Party. See you there.
Keep Them Rolling,
Ron Mitro, President
A.A.C.A. South Florida Region