Devereaux-Kaiser Car Show

Suncoast British Car Club representatives joined forces with the Antique Automobile Club of America to recruit new members at the popular car show.

The 51st Devereaux-Kaiser Car Show took over the Sarasota County Fairgrounds on May 1st. The event is a Sarasota staple, dating back to 1970 when it reportedly originated in Devereaux’s front yard. Or was it Kaiser’s? In any case, through succeeding years, depending on available space, weather, or a pandemic, there have been as many as 1500 cars showing up. Which is rather extraordinary when you consider that entry is limited to vintage vehicles that are at least 25 years old. And because there is no charge to display cars, there are vehicles on this occasion that never appear in other car shows. It is currently organized by the Sunshine Region AACA, with spectator entry fees donated to the Sarasota Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund. An estimated 400 cars were present this year.

SBCC members assembled across the street from the fairgrounds and entered as a group. We had about 18 cars at the show. The gallery below begins with the SBCC contingent and then moves on to capture some other scenes from the day.

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