The preliminary 2013/2014 season schedule of activities has been posted on the events page.
Join us as we tour our Full-Classic cars from Naples to Matlacha. Where is Matlacha, you ask? This hamlet is near Pine Island, just West of Cape Coral Florida. Members will meet with their antique cars on November 17th at Lowdermilk Park in Naples. From there, we will take the barrier island roads through Bonita Springs and Fort Myers Beach, re-emerging on the mainland at Fort Myers. From there, it’s on to Cape Coral and finally Malatcha. We will converge for lunch and a pleasant tour of this sleep fishing village.
Join fellow Southern Florida CCCA members for the 2012 annual meeting. This year’s meeting will be held on November 3rd on Marco Island. Coordinators are John and Dianne Kernan, who have arranged for us to meet at the Marco Island Yacht Club. In keeping with the theme, members will enjoy a scenic cruise on the Calypso Spirit. We suggest arriving at the club no later than 10:00am so you don’t miss the boat, literally! Upon our return, lunch will be served at the club’s restaurant. After lunch, the annual meeting will begin. As with all club events, we encourage your attendance, as well as that of your Full-Classic car. CCCAAnnualMeetingForm.
Imagine – This is you driving your Full Classic Packard convertible Sedan on top of the Hoover Dike! Ahead of you is a line-up of Full Classic Cars including Cadillacs, Lincolns, and other Packards! What an amazing Classic Car Tour! And we’re not done for the season yet! See the Events Page and sign up for the next outing!
Doesn’t matter if you did! You can see it right here!
Barn Find Stories including a Bugatti Type 57S Atalante Coupe and Jay Leno’s 1931 Duesenberg Model J
Rumors led television personality and noted car collector Jay Leno to a 1931 Duesenberg Model J, which had become something of an urban legend among car enthusiasts. The sedan — the only Model J with a town car body by F.R. Wood and Sons of New York — was built for a department store owner, who locked it away in a parking garage off Park Avenue in New York City in 1931.
It’s only fitting that Classic Cars visit a classic setting! And in Florida, there is no setting more Classic than Mount Dora. With its quaint downtown, white picket fences, and gently rolling hills, I often think of Mount Dora as a New England Town that visited Florida one winter and decided to stay. Can you picture your Full Classic Packard or Cadillac parked in front of the Lakeside Inn? How about your Pierce-Arrow or Cord driving down some of the old county roads?
Our Classic Car tour to Mount Dora is unstructured, allowing members to pick and choose what they want to do with their time. Follow the link below for a registration form offering more information. Based on the over whelming turnout at our last few events, you’d better sign up soon!
Sixty degree temperatures didn’t deter Southern Florida Region CCCA members from turning out for this weekend’s Everglades City Tour! Starting at the historic Naples train depot, Mike Dodge and his co-navigater, Roxane Menna, led the convoy of Full Classics from Naples to Everglades City. The 35 mile trek along the Tamiami Trail brought the group through the pine and cypress forests of the Big Cypress Preserve, the swamps of the Everglades, and alongside the mangroves that line the roads into Everglades city. Along the way, dozens of alligators were sited, along with hundreds of birds and other wildlife, but the elusive skunk ape of the Everglades managed to allude us. The first stop was at the historic Ted Smallwood’s Store, where members enjoyed viewing historic artifacts and the tranquil view out to the Ten Thousand Islands. From there, the group went to the Rod and Gun Club for lunch, then on to the Museum of The Everglades to learn about the city’s history. Fun was had by all and we hope to see you on the next Southern Florida Region CCCA tour!
Cars on the tour included Ed Chesney’s 1947 Lincoln 12 Continental Cabriolet, Bob Roher’s 1941 Packard 8 160 4-door Sedan, Dan Hanlon’s 1939 Packard 8 120 Darrin, Mike Dodge’s 1928 Pierce-Arrow 6 Series 81 5-Pass Sedan, John Kernan’s 1936 Packard 8 1404 Coupe-Convertible, Ed Miller’s 1934 Packard 8 Super Eight Convertible Sedan, and Gene Nau’s 1932 Lincoln V-12 KB Coupe (not seen above)
Nobody would admit to it, but we think these members thought they were lining up to board a ferry boat!
Join Southern Florida Region CCCA members from both Florida coasts for the four-day event! The meeting place is Roland and Mary Ann Martin’s Marina and Resort, in the town of Clewiston on the South end of the lake. Events include a visit to Joe Marlin Hilliard’s Famous Cabin to view his world-class wine and gun collections, and a rare tour of a sugar cane burn and harvest. On part of the tour around the lake, you will be invited to drive your Full Classic atop the Herbert Hoover Dike, which is normally closed to traffic and is allowing us special access. Imagine, Full Classic Cadillacs, Packards, Lincolns, and perhaps a Pierce-Arrow or two driving along the top of the dike! A special visit to Big Cypress Seminole Reservation will feature swamp buggy and air boat rides, animal shows, and we’ll even experience Seminole food. Wonderful accommodations and meals at a number of special locations have been arranged are part of the package. Advanced reservations must be made to participate in this tour. We hope you’ll join fellow members and Classic Car enthusiasts for this special tour!
Tour has concluded! See post!