Win a Mopar, Help A Hero
May21

Win a Mopar, Help A Hero

Helping Seniors is honored to have been invited to help Sheriff Wayne Ivey and the Boniface Hiers Automotive Group with the Hemis for Heroes Car Raffle to support the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Charity this year. Your help in the Helping Seniors “Win-the-Classic” Ford Victoria effort really made the difference for us and it is exciting to be involved in helping make sure our First Responders get the support they deserve too. Not...

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Market at Marion Event Coverage
May21

Market at Marion Event Coverage

Contributed by Ed Sindoni On the fourth Saturday of the month, this is a car show experience you could and should enjoy. Nestled in a grassy area between the highway and the flea market shops, there are sections that are even shaded instead of the sun baked asphalt parking lots most have come to expect. And what a deal..$5 buys a spot among the classics and members of The Villages Antique Auto Club (the host group) are free. Also...

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Road Trip to Festivals of Speed
May16

Road Trip to Festivals of Speed

Contributed by Tara Bush, Photos by Vic Pal A little town called Yalaha, just south of Leesburg in Central Florida, has a very unique and well-known German bakery where the breads, cookies and pastries are baked fresh every day.  A few of us decided to take the scenic back roads on a Sunday spring morning with the old cars to have lunch.  Skies were overcast but the rain stayed away.  We got the waves and the thumbs up all along the...

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Quail Run Classic Car Show
Apr10

Quail Run Classic Car Show

Contributed by Ed Sindoni The 7th annual show was held on March 10th, 2018 at the park in Wesley Chapel.  For car enthusiasts who are used to asphalt parking lots, this location is ideal; most of the car parking spaces are located beneath the mossy oaks intertwined among the RVs.  Yes, there is shade! Usually, there are about 100 entries for this event, and early indications pointed to that number.  The usual classic rides were there...

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Oldsmar Days Parade & Car Show
Apr10

Oldsmar Days Parade & Car Show

Contributed by Ed Sindoni The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the city of Oldsmar and The Olds Club of Florida celebrated the 57th annual Oldsmar Days the weekend of March 23-25, 2018.  Yes, this is the same Olds who started both Oldsmobile and REO Motor Car Companies, thus the festivities.  In 1916, Ransom Eli Olds purchased nearly 40,000 acres at the northern end of Tampa Bay and the community of Oldsmar was...

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Caffeine & Classics by Streetside Classics
Feb22

Caffeine & Classics by Streetside Classics

Contributed by Ed Sindoni Premium cars, coffee, and donuts meet the last Saturday of the month at Streetside Classics in Lutz (Tampa) for a show at this facility.  This dealership is one of six throughout the country whose main purpose is to sell consigned vehicles to interested parties.  This past Saturday (1/27/18) a rather large crowd roamed through the interior of the building, first tackling the large coffee urns and dozens of...

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The Villages Special Cruisers
Jan25

The Villages Special Cruisers

Contributed by Ed Sindoni Every third Saturday of the month, throughout the year, the car clubs of The Villages and participants from the surrounding communities, have an opportunity to share their vehicles with hundreds of spectators.  Even though this is still considered to be “slow season”, as those seeking a winter getaway have yet to arrive, there were still over 200 show vehicles both in November and December. Many of the cars...

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Mustangs of Tampa Bay Ford Show
Jan25

Mustangs of Tampa Bay Ford Show

Contributed by Ed Sindoni The 36th Annual Mustang, Shelby & Ford Roundup was held at Bill Currie Ford in Tampa on Saturday, November 4th.  The Mustang Club of Tampa proudly showcases its members’ vehicles and invites others to participate as well. The show is part of the Driven to Care charity program which allows participants to drive new Ford products, and with each drive, the charity receives a contribution from corporate...

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NPD All Ford Show
Jan25

NPD All Ford Show

Contributed by Ed Sindoni The 24th and Final Ford and Mustang Roundup sponsored by National Parts Depot of Ocala took place on January 13th at Silver Springs State Park.  Over 1,200 vehicle had pre-registered for this magnificent opportunity to display their Fords. After a soaking Friday, which was the day of the “Pony Ride” to Cedar Key, the front moved south and brought clearing, but cooler weather.  Still the area was packed with...

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NPD Pony Trail Cruise
Jan13

NPD Pony Trail Cruise

Contributed by Ed Sindoni Part of the National Parts Depot weekend of events is the cruise between their Ocala warehouse and the Gulf of Mexico community of Cedar Key.  This is open to all Ford vehicles whether you participate in Saturday’s Ford & Mustang Roundup (the 24th and final) or not.   On a rather unpleasant, cool and damp morning, all drivers arrived to be greeted by the NPD staff, coffee and doughnuts, and approximately...

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Florida Car Scene – A Year-Round Experience
Jan22

Florida Car Scene – A Year-Round Experience

Contributed by Steve Klein  –  Photos by Russ Muller Photography   When people think of Florida, sunshine, palm trees, beaches, amusement parks and drinks with umbrellas often come to mind. However, Florida, and Central Florida in particular, offers much more for car enthusiasts of every sort and is home to thousands of amazing cars and a very strong and active car community. There are multiple shows, races, and other show...

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