Roundup of November & December Events

Club members enjoying a destination lunch at Stottlemeyer’s Smokehouse after cruising through the countryside.

In the last couple of months, the combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and harsh winter weather have relegated much of the country to housebound status. In contrast, the beautiful weather on the Suncoast has afforded club members numerous opportunities to get out their LBC’s and participate, socially responsibly, in activities here. 

November 14th saw a Cars and Coffee at one of the local Culver’s restaurants. According to sources, our five cars stole the show from the American classics and street rods.

On November 15th, we resurrected one of our popular lunch drives, an event not undertaken since last March. President Jim Wilson led 11 cars over a spirited one and half hour journey that ended at a local BBQ, where other members joined us for an outside lunch.

Then, on November 22nd, we had a leisurely 25-mile drive to Anna Maria Bayfront Park on the northern tip of Anna Maria Island. For health protocol reasons, attendance had to be capped at 23 members (and 12 cars). Everyone packed their own food and drinks and enjoyed a picnic lunch in the outdoor shelter just off the beach.

On December 3rd, the club joined a holiday lights drive-thru of the decorated, expansive grounds of the Ringling Museum. Organized by the museum for the community, this was a “bring a toy” event to benefit the Toys for Tots.

Finally, on December 20th, we had another of our popular “drive to nowhere” events, again led by Jim Wilson. We had six cars start the drive and, for once, all cars finished. Attending were two Triumphs, two MGB’s, a Jaguar XK8 and a Lotus.

Thanks to Bruce Skaggs for the reporting and accompanying photos.

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