Dade City’s Special Cruisers

Contributed by Ed Sindoni


Classic cars (and soon-to-be classics), hot rods and antiques gathered at downtown Dade City for the monthly show surrounding the historic courthouse.  At these shows, one expects to find interesting and appealing vehicles, but the owners are just as interesting.  Why do they own that particular collectible?  Usually, it’s a connection to the past, but sometimes, “opportunity knocks”.

EAS_4108 (Copy)One such owner of a ’66 blue coupe Mustang had not quite finished the body work (looks pretty darn good in the photos), but the engine work is complete and it sounds quite intimidating.  He explained the he “purposely shows up later in the show so that the crowd can better appreciate his motor skills”.

The red ’71 Cutlass convertible was a highly desired classic for this couple.  This was the vehicle that the wife was driving when they first met.  They specifically wanted the exact replica of that vehicle, and their search went on for nine months until they found the “one” in Boston and it was shipped to their home in Michigan sight unseen.  The new EAS_3981-X2owners are very pleased, and say that the Olds drives beautifully.

Other photos will show this restored ’65 Mustang convertible.  The owner is a retired stock car builder and driver from Pennsylvania.  His car is the outcome of many hours of his own labor and skills, the results you can judge for yourself.








Come and enjoy the cars, people, DJ, homemade ice cream, and all the other vendors that make this show a success. The show is the fourth Saturday of every month at 1:30.  Click HERE for many more great photos.


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