Nissan shows 370Z NISMO at August
Great food and a
It's a winning combination as the 42 members and guests who gathered at Michy's
on Biscayne Boulevard on Aug. 29 for SAMA's monthly luncheon sponsored by Nissan
The meal was superb, which is what you might expect at a restaurant owned by
chef and TV host Michelle Bernstein (Check, Please, WPBT Channel 2).
Lots of compliments accompanied a tasty lunch that included an entree of chick
apple sausage stuffed young organic chicken and what the restaurant calls its
“ridiculous” bread pudding, which includes chocolate, cognac, and orange
touches, for dessert.
Afterward, the reaction to the car matched the praise for the meal.
John Curl, senior manager for small cars/sports cars/electric cars of Nissan
Product Planning, gave the presentation.
Nissan has taken the 370Z, to a new level with the NISMO edition. NISMO, which
comes from Nissan Motorsports, adds performance and other enhancements to the
coupe version of its outstanding sports car.
For a complete video of Curl’s preview of the 2014 370Z NISMO, visit the SAMA
A brief business session preceded the lunch and presentation.
President Jaime Florez announced that the October meeting would be devoted to
reviewing possible amendments to the by-laws and regulations of the association
and asked that members email him with any ideas and suggestions they may have.
Any comments regarding the future direction of the organization would be
Treasurer Marcello Serrato announced that the association has received the last
few checks from out June event Topless in Miami and that the association is
$7,300 to the good.
He also announced that his committee in the future will be more proactive in
keeping the membership list up to date and will be reviewing applications for
membership to ensure that proposed members are actively involved in covering the
industry and actually doing reviews and other stories.
“We are raising the level of membership,” he said.
Secretary Tony Lesesne noted that we are approaching a busy and productive time
of year for SAMA with the Miami Auto Show activities and the annual
Rides-N-Smiles event. He reminded members to continue to contribute good strong
editorial content to the website.
He also noted the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sama.assoc) has been really
busy, which is great. Lots of pictures and comments!
We want to thank Nissan and our good friend Steve Parrett for sponsoring SAMA’s
August luncheon and for bringing such an outstanding automobile. Nissan has been
a solid supporter of SAMA since the beginning and a two-time winner in the
Topless in Miami competition.
Marcello Serrato noted during his remarks that we are booked solid for luncheons
for the rest of the year with the next one coming up Sept. 26. Mark your
calendars for a look at Chevy’s new Corvette Stingray!
Site and time will be announced later, so watch your email.
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Photos & Video by Pepe Delfino