By Rock Jenkins, State Farm Insurance, Drive Home II and III driver
Welcome to sunny Fort Lauderdale! Well, not quite, but the Drive Home III crew made the best of windy, rainy and cool weather with two great sendoff events on Day 1. The morning began with a hotel briefing for our expanded crew. Returning from last year: David Madeira, Vice Chair of the America’s Automotive Trust; Bill Hall, auto journalist for Hemmings Motor News and ClassicCars.com (driving the 1969 Camaro SS); videographer/photographer Derek Klein; and me (driving the 1972 El Camino).
New to this year’s Drive Home and their vehicles: The NB Center’s Keith Flickinger (1955 Chrysler C-300); MFD Classic Motors‘ Dawn and Mike Fisher (1959 Plymouth Fury); Hagerty Insurance’s Tabetha Hammer (1962 International Travelette); and the Concours USA’s Diane Flis-Schneider who is teamed up with Kettering University’s Kip Darcy and Michael Ciesielski (1959 Cadillac Coupe Deville).
After our briefing, we were off to The Creative Workshop, a classic and specialty restoration shop in Dania Beach.
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