Our 2019 show was held on March 2, 2019, at the American Muscle Car Museum, 3500 Sarno Road, Melbourne, FL. The AMCM is an excellent venue with plenty of shade, clean restrooms, and easy walking. It offers the opportunity to spend some time in the beautiful air conditioned Museum foyer where you will find antique bicycles and boats, and a collection of Ford GT's. Food vendors were on site offering a varied menu.
Click HERE to view the show photos.
Click HERE to see aerial footage of the show.
Each year we salute a specific type of vehicle, and this year we saluted "orphaned cars". What is an orphaned car? Although there are many definitions, the one we used for the 2019 Celebration of Cars was: An orphaned car is one whose marque was manufactured by a company or a division of an existing company that is no longer in business. This should not be confused with a discontinued model such as "Pinto". Some examples of orphaned cars would be Maxwell, Edsel, Pontiac, DeSoto, and Studebaker. An exhaustive list of American orphaned cars can be found here. For a list of British orphans, click here. The orphaned cars were displayed in a special area of the show field. .
Awards were given to the Top 24 vehicles, the best 3 Orphan Cars, and Best in Show. Over 150 door prizes were awarded to registrants throughout the day. A Kids' Corner entertained the children while a student judging class instructed teens on the proper way to judge a show car.
It was a beautiful day in Central Florida and we had a great time hosting the area's best vehicles.