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Vintage Auto Show at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (February 01, 2016)

The Deering Estate, in collaboration with the Antique Automotive Club of America -- South Florida Region, will host the 4th annual Vintage Auto Show on Sunday, February 28, 2016, from 10 am to 3 pm. The Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue.

Car enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy a variety of vintage cars from 1959 and older. Children can participate in a scavenger hunt using photo clues to identify a selection of vintage automobiles. There will also be Pinewood Derby Car races throughout the day where children can bring their own car to race on the tracks.  

Guests can also enjoy activities provided by the Frost Museum of Science, old fashion lawn games, guided tours of the historic houses at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm, a guided natural areas tour at 12:30 pm, and a video presentation "Deering's Wheels." Deering’s Wheels is an educational display containing historical photographs and ephemera connected to the Deering family and highlighted during the Vintage Auto Show. Images include tractors, farm equipment and historical information from the Deering Harvester Company, Deering Works, and McCormick-Deering Farmall equipment. 

The 1950 International Harvester Truck, which was donated to the Deering Estate Foundation, will also be on display. The truck was purchased brand new in Chicago by Marion Deering McCormick, Charles Deering’s daughter. After Mrs. McCormick passed away in 1965, the truck was passed to her son and maintained by the McCormick family until they donated it to the Deering Estate Foundation.

The event is included with regular admission: $12 for adults, $7 for youth (ages 4-14) and FREE for Deering Estate Foundation Members. Food & beverages will be available for purchase including wings & beer from Sports Grille.

Interested in having a vintage automobile on display at the show? The deadline to register is February 21, 2016. For more information, please visit the Deering Estate website.

About the Antique Automotive Club of America – South Florida Region

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.

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