Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Fordistas

Classic car lovers are a special breed. Painstakingly restoring and preserving something from the past takes a level of love and dedication that isn’t too common these days. A ’68 Shelby, a century old Model T, a Thunderbird with a fresh paint job – these are all works of art to them.

Once a year they gather in West Palm Beach for the Barrett-Jackson classic car auction, one of the largest events of its kind in the world.  SFF’s Brenda Lowe, along with the Ford Message Ambassadors, visited the show to take deeper look at what drives their passion.

10 Comments

  1. Brad Marcus May 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I really miss going to a concert where you know the singer is actually going to sing and not and not lip sync. On a different note… my brother would love to be at the Barrett-Jackson classic car auction.

  2. Scott Brasner May 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    What I miss is the use of records and cassettes. Music is so computerized these days. I have a record player and a cassette player so I can hear music the way it originally sounded

  3. Andrew Schwartz May 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I miss Volkswagen vans with groovy graffiti, daisies and other power flowers, peace signs, psychedelic drawings in DayGlo colors.

  4. Melissa Yarber May 31, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Neil Diamond knows how to bring back the good ole days! Love seeing him in concert years ago in Pensacola!

  5. Marjorie Calvert May 31, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    What I miss about the “good old days” is being able to go for a long drive, enjoying the trip and not having to worry about the cost of gas!

  6. Chris Kelly Lasch May 31, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I miss quite a few things about the good ol’ days. One thing that comes to mind is when people would drive and would not have the added distraction of texting or using their cell phone while driving. I believe many accidents wouldn’t have happened if people weren’t on their cell phones.

  7. kathy miller May 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    What I miss the most about the “good old days” is the simplicity of it all. Songs had words you could understand; they told a story and meant something, touched you inside. Families spent time together and talked to, not texted, each other. The cars had muscle, character; they were an extension of the driver and spoke volumes about the type of person the owner was. There was more human engagement and less stress, fear and anxiety.

    • South Florida Ford June 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      Sweeeeeet, Kathy Miller! You are our lucky winner of 4 tix to the Neil Diamond Concert at the Bank Atlantic Center tomorrow. Please contact us at southfloridaford@yahoo.com for further instructions.

  8. Giza May 31, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I second that, Marjorie! What I miss about the good old days? Family road trips! I have so many great memories with my family in our car during our loooong trips up the Florida peninsula!

  9. Doug May 31, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    It was 1979 life was simple and carefree dreaming of our future and what it would have in store for us while listening to Neil Diamond tunes in my 1968 Mustang. Now 33 years later we have three boys and our dreams have been fulfilled. It would be great to for one night and go back to these very special times (without the kids)..

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