At the same time as Håkan, Anders, Carina and LM were doing good progress with the build, Catrine and I sneaked out the backdoor, took some time off and visited friends in Florida.
Florida at this time of the year is very nice and warm but not too warm, it's around 30 deg C, with sea temp around 25 deg C or more. Sunny with some lovely sun sets in the Mexican Gulf.
It has to be seen in perspective, of the really, really shitty weather we have in Sweden at the same time, where it rains more than ever before and is windy like hell, while it gets even colder and darker…until the spring is back.
Weather is and was for sure better in Florida.
Sunset in the Mexican Gulf
Beaches and channels / swamp with wildlife like Dolphins, Sharks, Alligators, Manatee, Turtles etc
Lovely nice warm beach
But as always, The Beach and sun needs something more. So already if you would consider to drink or some high end sparkling water the "Gasoline" comes sneaking on you as a close, warm friend.
I mean what would Pellegrino be without Ducati.
AAAAA Life is more than heat and high end sparkling water, There are cars to be found, lets start with some easy ones. The neighbour to our friends (Larry) had just bought himself a SSR Chevy with low mileage and in very good condition. He had been searching for the right color and spec for a long time.
Red will make you visible.
The Build sheet with the right spec.
The next day when we drove up to Sarasota we stumbled over this Mercury. Very nice.
Notice the ridge on the trunk !
Notice the combination of paint and chrome on the Appleton Light.
OK we needed some more, so some days later we drove up to Muscle car city in Punta Gorda.
The collection was big, somewhere between 200 - 250 cars all in very good condition. Very focused on certain cars, only GM and certain specific variants. See homepage for more info http://musclecarcity.net. For a Swede on muscle car diet this was a very good and healthy dosage.
Corvettes from 1954 to today
What really caught our interest was the huge collection of Big Block 65 - 67 Corvettes. We stopped counting after around 25. I got the impression that every color of 1967 was represented by a Big Block Corvette
One example of one of many nice 1967
I did as well spot my wet dream, a 69 Camaro Pace Car, it would look nice together with my 69 Hugger Orange Z28.
Dreaming.Ok What is this ? Schwinn cruisers in different colors. I'm not sure if they are replications but they looked like new. Magnus B in the team has one as his daily transportation to his fathers farm so he for sure have a soft spot for them. http://schwinncruisers.com/bikes/krates/
Around 5 - 10 409 impalas.
409 makes sense
All at least two door body styles of Chevy 55 - 57
Nice 1956 Nomad
Last but not least why not a fast Hydro boat together with some Pontiacs. We are in Florida with a lot of cool boats, but this one was of course a little on the edge and a little bit more than usually.
Fast Hydro with Turbine engine
Guarded by the Pontiacs
Besides of cars, food is important, Burger of the best quality from Jimmy P in Naples as one example but what all good food has in common is first class vegetables.
Avocado of fantastic quality and size.
Ok when writing this I'm back in reality in Sweden with raining and rather windy weather, just a perfect time to spend some quality time in the SSR Garage.