President’s Message

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

October  2019

I am glad to say we were blessed that Hurricane Dorian missed South Florida, but did minimal damage to the East Coast. Our prayers go out to the survivors in the Bahamas our neighbors in the Caribbean. May their recovery be swift. I ask that our members be generous and contribute through their favorite group to help rebuild the islands.

On to brighter news, Memory Lane again this year will be in two sections at the Miami Beach Convention Center. We will have the antique cars across from the Havana Classics exhibit at the Auto Show. Come out and visit us, or volunteer to sit with the cars for a few hours (we need you) and get free admission to the show November 1-10. Contact Mel Mann or Bob Squier if you wish to sign up or submit a car for the exhibit; be advised the registration deadline for that is October 1st.

A few more events round out the coming months: Up first is our Progressive Lunch on Saturday, October 5th involving a “Chip Run” between the two homes. Secondly, Cars in the Garden at Fairchild on October 27th is followed by the Deering Estate Vintage Auto Show on November 3rd. A very important General Membership Meeting for all to attend is Election Night on Thursday, November 21st. Finishing off the year is our Holiday Party with the installation of officers and directors. Registration forms and notices are included in Sidelights. Also, check our website for details on these and other upcoming events

The AACA South Florida chapter is presenting the 2020 Winter National Meet right here in Miami on February 27-29, 2020. The events will be centered around the Magic City Casino and I promise you it will be loaded with fun things to do. Please volunteer to help us now and during the actual events. Can we count on you? Call me or Millie or Ira and let us know how you want to help. Take on as little or as much as you can, it will be a fun time.

Last but not least, have you received your National AACA magazine? Take a moment to review the candidates for the National board and cast your vote. These are the people that will lead our club and the hobby into the future, your vote can make a difference. While you’re at it, I humbly ask that you vote for me. Yes, I am honored to have been nominated for a position on the Board. I would like to serve and contribute to our club’s growth and assure the longevity of the hobby. Please allow me to contribute to our future. Thank you in advance for your support!  Also, take notice that our own Guy Lewis’ Rolls Royce is on the front cover along with an in-depth article about the history of the car.

I hope to see you at the club’s upcoming events, come on out and make a new friend.

See you down the road!

Thank you,

Manny Garcia, President
A.A.C.A. South Florida