President’s Message

President  Ron  Mitro  with  his  2001  Chevrolet  Corvette

October  2017


After a month’s hiatus, it’s time to catch up with what has been happening.  About our July General Meeting, what can I say? One of our longtime supporters, Mr. Ed Williamson gave us a very interesting and enjoyable presentation about Williamson Cadillac, how his family got into the business, and what’s in the future for Cadillac. We had our highest turnout, 40 members. Now, for “who won the free dinner?” EVERYONE; that’s right, everyone won. Mr. Williamson picked up the check. That’s not all; he also gave each of us a commemorative Cadillac cap. What more can I say other than “Thank you Ed” from the bottom of my heart as well as from our club members. I do know that those who came and ate were very happy.  Now for those of you who do not attend, I told you that there were other surprises coming up. I hope you will attend future events.

In August, John and Celia Layzell gave us an interesting PowerPoint presentation of the 2017 Hemmings Motor News Great Race. They explained everything that happened.  Then as a surprise to them, John and Celia were the recipients of the free dinner.

The Miami International Auto Show of September 9-17 was indefinitely postponed due to upcoming Hurricane Irma.  As a result, our club’s showcase event, Memory Lane, will have to wait until next year. Even though Miami-Dade sustained much foliage damage, our two upcoming cars shows are proceeding forward.  Cars in the Garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is on for Sunday, October 29th and the following Sunday, November 5th, is Deering Estate Vintage Auto Show.   You need to pre-register for both shows.  In between we have the progressive dinner on Saturday November 4th. Don’t forget the holiday party on December 2nd.

Unfortunately, Jaime Del Valle, member and guest speaker for our September General Meeting was unable to attend because he was in Puerto Rico attempting to save his business, property and car collection with Category 4 Hurricane Maria plummeting though the island which showed no mercy.  Our prayers and well wishes have been sent.  If you didn’t know, Puerto Rico is supposed to host the AACA 2018 Winter Meet.

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