All posts by Bob Squier

Rubenstein Law Antique Car & Motorcycle Show of Coral Gables – March 8, 2020

The day was overcast and windy with a couple of misty rain periods, but the cars were at the show nonetheless. The were 58 cars and trucks ranging from a 1929 Ford Model A to a 1992 Chevrolet Corvette, but no motorcycles. Everyone had a great time, and car talk and tales were shared.  We had a number of visitors from the Carnaval on Miracle Mile stop by, and a number of car show people returned the favor.  Thanks to our sponsor, Rubenstein Law, for making the last show of the club’s season a rousing success.

As usual the show couldn’t have happened without our trusty volunteers. Show co-chairs Andy Leavy and Tomas Hernandez want to thank our trusty volunteers: Philip Williams, Bob Squier, Millie Garcia, Manny Garcia, Jean Hawa, and Ira Shapiro. They also want to thank our judges: Chief Judge Manny Garcia, Conrad Vazquez, Ron Mitro, Bill Anello, George Harvey, Chico Goldsmith, Al Padilla, and Rolf Engelfried.

By Philip Williams
Photos by Al Padilla, Bob Squier and Philip Williams

Best of Show – Tomas & Fernanda’s 1930 Ford Model A Standard Phaeton.

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Enjoy the show. Click on photos to enlarge.

Winter Nationals – February 27-29, 2020

Below are photos of the cars with the awards won.
Scroll down to find the photos grouped by classes.
Click on photos to enlarge.

Classes 04, 05, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24.

Class 25, 26

Class 27 – 29

Classes 30A – 36F

Classes 36G-38

HPOF – Historical Preservation of Original Features

Driver Participation Class

Art Deco Weekend – January 18-19, 2020

It was the perfect combination of beautiful weather and beautiful surroundings along Ocean Drive on Miami Beach to celebrate the Art Deco Festival on January 18th and 19th.  Blue skies, pastel buildings, and shining chrome invited thousands of people from all over the world to take a stroll from 5th to 10th Street to see the AACA South Florida Region’s cars lined up as if they owned the place.

We gave out awards each day to the best on the field and the Best of Show.  Saturday winners: Best of Show – Kamaredine – 1949 Cadillac, Aurora 1977 – Pontiac Trans Am, Ana and Barry Delphus – 1966 Corvette Stingray, Mark Klien – 1932 Ford Hot Rod, Javier Llanes -1964 Chevy C10, Jose Lugo Ratrod -1957 Mack Truck & Motorcycle, Ronnie O – 1966 TVR Griffith, George Radelat – 1972 TVR, David Rankin 1969 Shelby Mustang and Andreas Wietzke 1935 – 1973 Auburn Speedster.
Sunday winners: Best of Show – Kevin Newman – 1961 Auto Union 1000SP, Mike Arias – 1974 De Tomaso Pantera, Irwin Becker – 1953 Ford Crestline, Bruce – 1955 Volkswagen Beetle, Luis Fernandez – 1959 MGA, Pedro and Pat Fernandez – 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88, Paul Freen – 1973 Lotus Europa Special, Steve Greenblatt – 1967 Corvette 427, Bormey Rodriguez 1959 Ford Galaxie, Andy Sanchez – 1964 Fiat 1500 and Luly and Hank Tester – 1967 VW Karmann Ghia.

Thanks to our show co-chairs Mel Mann and Ira Shapiro, ably assisted by Bob Squier, Guy Lewis, Philip Williams, Conrad Vazquez, Manny and Millie Garcia, Jamie Mann, David Shapiro, and Rudy Rodriguez.  Thanks also to the Miami Beach Design Preservation League for putting on this great event, and a special thanks to the men and women of the Miami Beach Police Department; they make it possible to put on this show for the enjoyment of everyone.

By Philip Williams
Photos by Al Padilla, Bob Squier and Philip Williams

Saturday’s Show

Sunday’s Show

Holiday Party – December 14, 2019

The annual Holiday Party was held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 94th Aero Squadron. The tables were decorated with a holiday motif. A member at each table drew a number so that we wouldn’t trample each other getting to the buffet and overwhelm the buffet line. The guests were all given a raffle ticket for some door prizes, and a few of the lucky numbers won gas cards and restaurant cards. President Manny Garcia thanked individual board members for their many contributions in running the many car and social events held throughout the year. The newly and re-elected board members were introduced and will be sworn in at the next board meeting.

The honor of the Most Valuable Member went to Luis Quevedo. His support of the club sets a fine example for every member of the club and embodies the true spirit of the hobby and our club.

Thanks to Millie Garcia for the great job in heading up this fun event.

By Bob Squier
Photos by Jean Hawa and Bob Squier

The 7th Annual Deering Estate Vintage Auto Show – November 3, 2019

Our “Sunday in the Park Car Show” of thirty-eight cars and historic tractors and engines was an idyllic event with manatees swimming in the Biscayne Bay to the east, a view of the historic buildings to the west, and palm trees and mangroves to the north and south. As a thank you for coming, the car owners were provided with a one-year membership to the Deering Estate. We are very appreciative of the support provided by Luis and Odalys Quevedo of Art Spark Design and Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay.

In addition to the helpful direction from Special Events Coordinator Jenna Noordhoek and her staff who set up the tents and helped park the cars, the following South Florida Region club members were instrumental to the success of the show:  Maurice Hawa, signage and photos; Philip Williams, check-in; and Bob Squier, windshield cards and photos.

By Jean Hawa
Photos by Maurice Hawa, Al Padilla and Bob Squier