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Memories of Yesterday Fill Havana Classics Display at the 2014 MIAS

            Miami, FL – October 20, 2014 –  As the City of Miami Beach begins its Centennial Celebration, what better a way for the Miami International Auto Show presented by Ally Auto to join in the festivities and honor its host city than to showcase a 1915 Buick in its popular Havana Classics display.  The 1915 “Series D” Touring Roadster was one of the most powerful and luxurious automobiles of its era. 

Buick holds the distinction of being the oldest active American automobile marque.  This 1915 was the most exclusive Buick, a four door open touring car, priced at $1,070 when new.  It is powered by a 6 cylinder engine producing 45 horsepower.  It is equipped with an electric starter and electric lights, at a time when kerosene fired lights were common.  It is finished in green and black with black leather upholstery. 

The Havana Classic’s display, co-presented by T-51 Miami, will again offer entertainment that includes among others Tropicana style dancers and conga players, tobacco rolling demonstrations and Celia Cruz giant life-size wooden figures. 

Among the featured cars in this nostalgic Havana Classics exhibit that traces the mostly-1950s Malecón mix include a 1950 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, 1950 Ford Custom Convertible, 1951 MG-TD, 1953 Kaiser Carolina, 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible and a 1958 Austin Healey Sprite. 

The Havana Classics special display is only part of Memory Lane, a longtime favorite at the Miami Beach show. This year, Memory Lane also features a 1962 Plymouth Fury, 1965 Shelby Cobra, 1966 Ford Mustang, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette, 1968 Mercury Cougar, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, a 1970 Datsun 240 Z and many others.

Each year, the Antique Automobile Club of America’s South Florida Region selects a hand full of members to participate in the Memory Lane exhibit. Founded in 1955, the Antique Automobile Club of America’s South Florida Region comprises 200 local members and is dedicated to the restoration, preservation and enjoyment of antique vehicles.  The local group regularly hosts antique car shows.  For more information, call Mel Mann at 305-232-2274 or visit www.aaca.org/southflorida.

The Miami International Auto Show presented by Ally Auto is among the largest nationally and takes place Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 16, 2014. Admission to the show is $15 for adults, $6 children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

For more information, or to purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit www.miamiautoshow.net.

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About South Florida Automobile Dealers Association         

The South Florida Automobile Dealers Association began in 1933 and originally was formed to share marketing opportunities and control costs. Today, the Association comprises more than 190 dealerships in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties making it larger than some state-wide auto dealer groups. For more than 40 years, the Association has donated over $7 million to numerous charities that also include Joe DiMaggio Hospital, YMCA, Alzheimer’s Association Sheridan House, Museum of Art, American Cancer Society, Historic Society of Fort Lauderdale, and others.

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