We have had Cars in the Rain, Cars in the Post-Hurricane Clean-up Traffic Jam, even Cars in the Fog. But the 2018 Cars in the Garden show at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden was none of the above: nothing but a perfectly clear sky, cool morning temperatures, low humidity, and a gentle breeze to make it a day that encapsulates what makes showing cars in Florida the envy of clubs around the country. Thanks to Jean Hawa and Cliff Gibson, AACA South Florida and the Sunshine Corvette Club brought out over 70 antiques and Corvettes to the paradise of the tropical gardens and welcomed hundreds of visitors, many with kids in tow and in costume to take part in the festivities.
We wish to thank Hector Gonzalez of Mr. Joseph Fine Dry Cleaning and Mike Dion of Dion Generator Solutions for their support of our show.
We also have to thank the many volunteers who made it happen: For the Antique Show Maurice Hawa did show setup and parking. Philip Williams and Gary Shanock handled the registration table. Luis Quevedo, Tomas Hernandez, William Anello, Ken Hilton, Gary Stump, Ira Shapiro, and Bob Squier directed the cars to their parking area, and Jean Hawa brought bagels and coffee and awarded the trophies. Frank Jacobs, Cliff Gibson, Perley Richardson and Larry Carman helped with the Corvette Show setup and parking. Diane Preuss, Pam and Chuck Schumacher helped with voting tabulation, and Ron Mitro helped with trophy setup and presentation. Additionally we need to thank Cliff Gibson and Luis Quevedo for their fund raising efforts.
By Philip Williams
Photos by Bob Squier and Philip Williams