Every year, mid-February, my wife, kids, and I escape the crummy New England weather for the sunny skies of southern Florida. This trip always coincides with the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance (2014, 2015). While I am not much of a concours person, I have grown to like this show a lot. Yes, it’s a bit snooty, after all it is set at the posh Boca Raton Resort, where just the cars of the resort guests easily surpass most people’s annual income, but I have learned to ignore the fluff and just enjoy the cars in the hot sun.
This year Jay Leno hosted the dinner and auction the night before the show (I didn’t attend that, too broke) and I happened to run into him at the show. We actually have a mutual Lada/VAZ-owning friend and I felt the need to mention that to him. Other than that, I checked out the cars. This year two things really caught my eye: hood ornaments and the way the dash design changed through the years. The styling of everything is really inspirational, which is one of reasons I go to that show.
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