SUCCESSFUL FIRST SAMA LUNCHEON 2016
The first monthly SAMA luncheon of the year was held on Thursday,
January 28, at the 94TH Aero Squadron Restaurant and was attended by 30
members who discussed issues of interest to SAMA members.. SAMA
President Pepe Delfino presided.
Three main issues were
discussed, starting with the announcement of an award to honor the
memory of SAMA founder Ron Beasley. A committee chaired by President
Pepe Delfino will be working on criteria to determine the recipient of
The Ron Beasley Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism later this
Paul Borden confirmed
that the annual Topless-in-Miami Presented by Haartz once again will
take place at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne on June 2. A new category,
Best Panoramic, is being added to recognize vehicles with a full
Ride & Smiles is
coming up February 27 at the Homestead Miami Speedway, and Bill Adam
gave more details about the event. He noted that this year there will be
more and exotic sports cars. Several SAMA members volunteered to help in
Regarding the most
important thing, the children, Bill told the members that this year more
hospitals of South Florida will take part, meaning many more children
and their families will get to enjoy the day.
The day before, Friday,
February, 26th, many of the cars that will be used at Rides will be
featured in a special car show at the Homestead Air Reserve Base.
Full video coverage of
the meeting is available on the website.
Also it was discussed
about the possible creation of a new yearly event for Vehicles 4x4 in
the Miami Everglades terrain. The idea will be develop with the input of
a members committee.
The date for the next
SAMA luncheon will be announced later. We invite members to enter the
site www.samaonline.org to
see what's new in the industry.