A Visit to the American Muscle Car Museum
Jul17

A Visit to the American Muscle Car Museum

Contributed by Russ Muller Photography Sometimes, life just throws cool moments at you.  Thanks to either an odd coincidence or divine intervention, I had the opportunity to get a private tour of the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne, FL.  This collection is not open to the general public, but it does open for select non-profit fundraising events and educational events for school-age kids.  More on the museum shortly… When I...

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Villages Monthly Cruise In
Jun05

Villages Monthly Cruise In

Contributed by Ed Sindoni The “snowbirds” may have left, but the car count is still over 200 here in The Villages.  This show is open first to the residents of the community, and then others may be allowed in if there is room.  Each month a different Villages’ car club has the honor of hosting the event and leading the vehicles into the square for display.  On hand to feed the crowd are the brick and mortar establishments as well as...

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Dade City’s Special Cruisers
May31

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”. One such owner of a ’66...

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Gainesville’s Gator Nationals
May22

Gainesville’s Gator Nationals

Contributed by Ed Sindoni Writing this article, I thought that I would take a different approach.  Instead of describing the racing per se (go to www.nhra.com for this), I’d like to compare the NHRA brand of racing to NASCAR. THE ENTRANCE – When you enter Gainesville Raceway, you walk right across pit road, on your way to the mid-way, pits, and/or your seat. Want to take a picture of the race cars lining up for their runs, it’s not a...

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30th Mustang & Ford Roundup
Mar17

30th Mustang & Ford Roundup

Contributed by Russ Muller Photography On Saturday, February 25 2017, the Mid-Florida Mustang Club (MFMC) held their 30th Annual Mustang & Ford Roundup in historic downtown Longwood.  According to Joe Rodriguez of MFMC there were over 300 cars in attendance, between the show cars and specialty displays. And I photographed most of them… Before getting to the show details, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what the Mustang...

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Boggy Bottom Auto Show
Mar06

Boggy Bottom Auto Show

Contributed by Tara Bush January in Central Florida is a wonderful time of year; the sky is bluer, the birds sing more, the breeze blows harder and the car shows are in abundance.  It is hard to pick which shows to attend, but with a name like Boggy Bottom, it’s hard to pass this one up…if only for curiosity sake.  Accommodating up to 3,500 guests, this 200-acre privately owned paradise is located in the secluded woodlands of the...

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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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