SBCC 2nd Annual Car Show

Cars in position in the parking lot of the Rattan, Wicker & Cane Furniture Store in Venice, Florida.

On March 19, 2023, the club held its second annual SBCC Car Show, again graciously hosted by Woody and Diane Schaub in the parking lot of their Rattan, Wicker & Cane Furniture Store in Venice, Florida. Enhancements over last year’s great event included expanded classes (with more awards), a generous supply of coffee and donuts and a Goody Bag for all participants to take home! Thirty-two member cars were entered in the competition. Trophies were awarded based on peer voting.

Despite being a club-only event, its prominent location encouraged passersby to drop in and admire the display, two of whom joined the club on the spot! After the show, most of the group motored down to the Tarpon Point Grill and Marina on the Myakka River in South Venice for a late lunch.

Many thanks to Woody and Diane for the sponsorship and location to hold the show. And thanks also, of course, to Bruce and Carolyn Skaggs along with Jim & Debbie Wilson for their considerable time and organizational skills which were instrumental to the success of this outstanding event.

Winners were: 

1950’s and Older: 1st – Woody Schaub, 1954 Sunbeam Roadster, 2nd – Ray Daughtery;   1960’s: 1st – John Magine, 1966 Austin Healy BJ8, 2nd – Brad Rosenbarten;    1970’s: 1st – Jerry Jurgensen, 1973 Lotus Europa, 2nd – Jim Miller,  3rd – Mike Browne;   1980’s: Bruce Skaggs, 1980 Triumph TR8;    1990’s and Newer: Len Claudias, 1995 Morgan,  2nd – Bernie Evans, 1991 Lotus Elan;          Sponsor’s Special Award: Vince Missonak, 2022 Aston Martin.

Photos of the recipients of the extra classy awards for each class are in the gallery below, with the exception of the First Place winner for Class C, 1970’s – Jerry Jurgensen. (I must have been changing the cartridge in my Kodak Instamatic at the time.) However, you can see him and his Lotus collecting another award in the previous article from the Nokomis Car Show.

Additional comment about the photos. I apologize for the unintentional setting on my camera which has produced a “softening effect” on each of them, suggesting they might possibly have been taken through the bottom of a beer glass. Empty or full? Your call.


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