Winter Regional Meet
January 25-28, 2012
Thanks again to Ed Augustine and the NCRS
Florida Chapter for their hospitality
at this great event! For 13 years they have hosted Corvettes at this great meet.
This year we were able to generate $2030.00
for the American Cancer Society!
Wednesday January 25
Departing Decatur AL 7:55am CST
Arrival Kissimmee FL 6:35pm EST, in time for
Happy Hour at Barracuda Bart's!
Thursday January 26
Yes, it was a challenge to set up in that
Secured for the night.
Friday January 27
Back open for business.
Today, the strong breeze included a light mist.
Made all that time I spent laminating worth while!
Working alone I had little opportunity to see
the rest of the show.
However, the cruise night there at Old Town was a great show!
This was my favorite; spectacular bodywork!
And the rest...
And finally, in the Whatinhelizit section... a
Saturday January 28
The sun is back, and the wind finally gone.
Another street rod with spectacular bodywork
was right next door in the Sale corral.
This wrapped up the show for this year. The
awards banquet took place at the Holiday Inn across the street.
As frequently happens, I didn't get any pics because I was tied up selling 50/50
tickets, once again with the
tremendous help of Ruth
P. The winning ticket for 1/2 the $1030 pot belonged to cancer survivor
John Ballard, who
gave it back! With the match by NCRS National of up to $1000, the total for the
American Cancer Society bumped to $2030.00!
Thank You John!
Thank You Ruth!
Thank You Ed!
Thank You NCRS, both National and Florida Chapter!
Sunday January 29
I briefly strolled around the Classic Corvettes
of Orlando show.
Pennant Blue '54s always catch my eye: The first Corvette I ever saw in person
was a Pennant Blue '54 just
like this beautiful example.
That was in 1954; I was 12; I got a ride in it! Unforgettable!!
This guy has a problem... check left front.
Having seen enough, I headed South to Ft. Myers for a quick visit
with Sandy's sister and her husband
It had been 2 years since I last was able to visit.
Monday January 30
Thanks Peg & Bill for a great visit; it's
been too long!
Back home in Decatur