FESTIVALS OF SPEED
December 14, 2018
The Sunnyland Chapter of the ACBS was invited to show their boats at the FESTIVALS OF SPEED show held at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando held on Sunday, December 2nd. It was a tremendous show with over 350 exhibits including an original Ford GT 40 valued at over $15 million dollars alongside an array of classics and antiques worthy of a top rated Concours d’ Elegance.
Our group won three great awards including a beautiful crystal vase for “Best Boat” for Don Taylors 1970 Streblow (Mr. T III), another crystal vase for “Best Boat and tow rig” for Terry Fiest’s 1956 Stancraft Topedo (Glacier Girl) towed by his period panel truck, and a trophy for Don Kehr’s 1929 Sea Lion triple cockpit for “Best of Show Vintage”. In addition, they all received rose bouquets which were a big enough hit with the ladies that they promised we could attend another show next year!
Additional Sunnyland members also displaying their toys were Don Johnson, (Sunnyland’s new membership Director), Art Hampton (with his award winning 1958 Chris Craft Capri, and Randy Mohr with a pre-war LaSalle he just finished.
FESTIVALS OF SPEED President Joe Sabatini has agreed to partner with the Sunnyland Annual Boat Show in Tavares, Florida, and he will bring top rated cars for display on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 including Classics, Vintage, and modern Supercars. You don’t want to miss this SHOW!!!