President’s Message

President  Manny Garcia with his 1968 Mercury Cougar coupe Dan Gurney Special

June – July 2018

As always, there is no shortage of fun events to enjoy if you’re an A.A.C.A. South Florida member.

We just had our annual picnic which was held at Larry and Penny Thompson Park on SW 184th Street. The turnout was record breaking and the food was spectacular. Lots of cars turned out in spite of some threatening rains and it was a great time for all. I want to thank Millie García and Tomás Hernández for a great job putting everything together for the picnic this year.

It’s official, the A.A.C.A. South Florida Region will be hosting the 2020 Eastern National Meet in Miami the last weekend in February/first weekend in March of that year. I should be able to confirm the exact dates and venue next month, so look for it in the August edition of Sidelights. We will also be putting together our core directors group for this show, so if there is a particular position that you would like to have, please contact me. In addition, we are looking for sponsors, corporate or individual, to participate in the 2020 commemorative program. If you would like to participate, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any board member. No ad is too small.

Are you keeping up with the happenings of our National AACA organization? May I suggest that you read our two award winning publications…SPEEDSTER is the Antique Automobile Club of America’s monthly e-newsletter, containing updates from the club and library, member contributions and stories, antique auto trivia, meets and tour details, interesting industry articles and much more. Also, the ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE magazine is published bimonthly by the Antique Automobile Club of America for its members. A bimonthly publication, amply illustrated, it contains a wide range of fine antique car feature stories, historical articles, tour accounts, technical articles on restoration and other material. In addition, it carries brief items on Club news, meets, member classified advertising, and opportunities for display advertising. This publication in my opinion is one of the best and least expensive venues to buy and sell your cars. Check it out.

Last but not least, we have a new location for our monthly membership meetings, La Fragua Restaurant located at 7931 NW 2nd Street, Miami FL 33126. This month we had the AAA auto club come and speak to us about membership benefits. It was very interesting and informative. I’d like to thank Millie Garcia for arranging their visit and finding the new location. We had a great time, and the food was delicious! Looking forward to seeing you all at the next meeting.

Stay dry and keep on motoring, see you down the road!

Thank you,

Manny Garcia
A.A.C.A. South Florida Region