Auctions America has a collector car auction every year in Fort Lauderdale. Many of the local driver clubs are invited to send volunteers to drive the cars around the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. The clubs are paid for their support. In 2015 the Sunshine chapter made around $1000 from the event. See the post about last year’s auction for a description of the auction. The auction this year was on April 1,2 and 3.
We do get a chance to drive some fabulous cars. But much of the time is spent waiting to go on.
It’s hot out here.
The reason why my truck didn’t make it to the Christmas Party was that I couldn’t get it to start. So Butch came down on Thursday to help.
Where is the problem
Our annual Christmas party was held at Butch and Gina’s house on December 7th. We had a good crowd, but only a couple of Studebakers. Our Poet Laureate recited his version of Twas the Night Before Christmas.
One of the highlights of the party was sharing Christmas gifts. Everyone brought a $10-$20 gift. They were separated into piles for the guys and the women. Everyone got a number. The numbers were drawn at random. When a person’s number was drawn, they could either draw from the appropriate pile or steal one from somebody that had already drawn. Then that person would draw another gift. One gift was stolen three times, which is the limit.
We met at Butch and Gina’s house on July 19th, 2015.
On February 22, 2015 we had a picnic at the Tradwinds Park.
All the rest were on the trains
We had a number of Studebakers there.
Auctions America provides a great fund raiser for local car clubs. We help to move the cars around and the club gets paid for the number of volunteer hours we put in. This year the auction was held in the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. As you can see, the hall is huge.
View of auction block from half-way down the hall
Or 2014 Christmas Party was held at Tony and Christy’s house.
On August 24th we met at Steve and Lynn’s house. There was a good crowd there, about 10 members, including a new one, and their wives.
All sorts of Studebakers to look at
On April 29th, 2014 we attended a meet in Parkland. It was an equestrian field with no trees and no shade. You could fry an egg on your hood.
Trying to cool off
We were told that there would be about 60 cars at a breakfast at the VFW lodge in Suart on July 19th, 2014. When we got there, only 6 cars showed up. Three were Studebaker trucks.