Again the Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables Biltmore Way Classic Show built on the success of previous year’s shows on Biltmore Way with historic Coral Gables City Hall as a backdrop and was a huge success. It coincided with the Carnaval on the Mile, the annual street fair celebrating Latin culture, which occupied all of Miracle Mile.
It was a picture-perfect South Florida winter’s day with balmy temps in the upper 70’s and a near cloudless sky. The usual suspects were there processing entries and parking cars as the participants were out early and in force. By 11:00, when the gates were closed, we had registered and parked over 80 cars and trucks as DJ Elvis was spinning the tunes of our past. Because this was a judged show using modified AACA rules, we limited entries to original or restored vehicles only. But that didn’t keep the cars away. We also saw a lot of loyal friends who love to share their treasures with us, and we also made new friends whom we hope will come to future events and add to the already-impressive roster of fine antique automobiles in the club.
Thanks to Show Chairman Andy Leavy, Jean Hawa, Gary Shanock, Bob Squier, Ira Shapiro, Ron Mitro, Ken Hilton, Jim Lowery, Tomas Hernandez and Philip Williams. A special thanks to our sponsor, Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables.
Enjoy the Show.
By Philip Williams
Photos by Bob Squier, Philip Williams, Al Padilla, and Mel Mann
First, second and third place were awarded in 11 classes.
1 – Classic Cars 1925 – 1948 American and European
2 – American Production – 1925 -1942
3 – American Production – 1946-1969
4 – American Production – 1970-1991
5 – Factory High Performance – 1955-1989
6 – Corvette – All Years
7 – Mustang – All Years
8 – Foreign Cars Luxury – All Years
9 – Foreign Cars Non-sporting – All Years
10 – Foreign Cars Sporting All Years
11 – Trucks, Work Vehicles, Military Vehicles, Motorcycles – All Years