The Deering Estate at Cutler, in collaboration with the Antique Automotive Club of America–South Florida Region, will host the second annual Vintage Auto Show supported by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay on Sunday, Mar. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Car enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy a variety of vintage cars from 1952 and older. General admission is $12 for adults and $7 for youth (ages 4-14). The Deering Estate at Cutler is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave.
The 1950 International Harvester Truck, which was donated to the Deering Estate Foundation, also will be on display. The truck was purchased brand new in Chicago by Marion Deering McCormick, Charles Deering’s daughter. After Mrs. McCormick passed away in 1965, the truck was passed to her son and was maintained by the McCormick family until they donated it to the Deering Estate Foundation.
Activities at the Vintage Auto Show include:
• Guided tours of the historic houses at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; and a guided tour of the natural areas at 12:30 p.m.
• Old-fashioned lawn games and oldfashioned treats.
• A scavenger hunt for children where photo clues will be used to identify a selection of vintage automobiles.
• Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event.
In addition, preordered picnics are available by Chef David Schwadron Catering, 305- 238-5881, and Joanna’s Marketplace, 305-661-5777, for pickup or delivery. They can be contacted directly to place an order.
For more information on the Vintage Auto Show at the Deering Estate at Cutler, visit <www.deeringestate.org> or call the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235- 1668, ext. 233.
Founded in 1955, the Antique Automotive Club of America is open to enthusiasts of antique automobiles of all makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles from the early 1900’s and now including the year 1987. Show rules require that the vehicles be 25 years old or older, but that doesn’t mean you have to own a show car to join the club or participate in non-show events. In fact, you don’t even have to own an antique car; all it takes is a love of these treasures and an appreciation for the history they represent.