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Save The Date – AACA South Florida Winter Nationals


This event is in the planning stage. Check the January 2023 event  later for more in formation. 




The South Florida Region along with the Fort Lauderdale Region of the AACA will be sponsoring the 2023 Winter National Meet at the grounds of the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami, Florida, next January. This is a great chance to see AACA member cars from all over the country compete in different classes at the judged car show.  The date marks the 4th time in recent years that this event is held in the South Florida area.

Collector Car Appreciation Day 2021

The board agreed to have an A1A cruise like last year so on Friday, July 9th, the Fort Lauderdale AACA cruised A1A in celebration of the 12th Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day. We met at the City Parking Lot on the east side of A1A one block north of Commercial Blvd. at 5:00 pm. We cruised north to the Hillsboro Inlet then back south to Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale before returning north on A1A to the parking lot where we will paused for photos before disbursing. “Having people give you the thumbs up is my favorite part of the cruise” says Steve Neumeyer.

Collector Car Appreciation Day 2020

Substituting a social distancing event celebrating Collector Car Appreciation Day made sense instead of promoting our original car show. With the rising Covid 19 cases in South Florida it is irresponsible to proceed with a car show where we can not assure that participants and spectators will be safe. How about instead we did a rolling car show?

We met at the public parking lot at 4500 N. A1A in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea at 6:30 PM on Friday July 10th. Cruising south to East Las Olas Blvd. then back north on A1A along the ocean and finally north under the intercoastal bridge in Pompano Beach we returned to our original start. There were plenty of waves and smiles from people along our route when our parade passed.

Upon returning, a presentation was made to our club president, Sherry Wright in the form of a ceremonious copy of the official US House of Representatives resolution (H Res. 998) declaring July 10th “Collector Car Appreciation Day”. Specialty Equipment Market Assn. provided the document and helped us promote our event by providing a link on their website. A recap of all events nationwide in an online gallery can be found on the celebration’s official homepage.