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  • Sunshine & Coconuts

    Posted on March 20th, 2010 "Tiki Chris" Pinto 2 comments

    tiki-sun-god-tikiloungetalkWe moved to South Florida to get away from the cold & gray weather of the North East. But this winter, which should have been mostly in the 70′s and sunny, has been mostly in the 60′s and fairly cloudy. Today the sun is shining like crazy, and though it hasn’t hit 70 yet, it promises to be a beautiful day.

    When I was a kid, there was a saying: March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb. Don’t hear that much anymore; not sure if it’s because the saying faded away, or because March comes in like a flamingo and goes out like a dolphin down here in the land of sunshine and coconuts. Either way, with a cool winter like we’ve had, makes me wonder what summer will wind up like down here…will it be hotter than usual, or more like the winter should have been?

    Cool weather brings out cool carsimg00472

    There’s a Classic Car Cruise Night every Friday night in Davie, about five miles south of the Tiki Bar. Year long, kats motor their rods, lead sleds, tuners, jalopies and fine original ‘chines down a huge parking lot on University drive, and hang out. Last night the weather was perfect for cruising, and the place was packed with the koolest of rides.

    img00473I haven’t brought my 53 Chevy Belair Hot Rod down there yet, as it’s still in the middle of getting the brakes done. But Colleen met me down there driving the Caddy, which being a 1994 is by south Florida standards antique, and brought the dog, Snoopy along too. As expected, Colleen and Snoopy got more attention than most of the cars!

  • Festival Antique Car Show, Pompano, FL Nov. 22, 2009

    Posted on November 22nd, 2009 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments

    car-club-tikiToday my wife and I drove up to Pompano, FL to meet our buddy Patrick at the Festival Flea Market Antique Car Show. Man, did they have some nice rides! My favorite had to be the 1960 Imperial Crown, in original Rose Pink, complete with push-button tranny. Colleen really dug the ’67 Cobra, and Patrick liked the ’64 Lincoln 4 door convertible, mildly pimped with 22″ rims and custom speaker system seamlessly built into the trunk. I can go on and on about the cars, but I know you really just want to see some kool pix so here goes…