Cool Show


Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

October 8, 2022

Registration is now open.  Click here to download the printable Registration Form and mail it in.  You can also download a Sponsor Registration Form.  Or click here to register online at EventBrite.     There will be food trucks on-site (including ice cream!) along with a DJ to keep thinks lively along with Face-painting, hair decoration and balloon animal creation for the kids.

This year we have brought back our Friday Night Kick-off party.  Join us at the 2nd Street Bistro in Fort Pierce featuring a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” theme. Join us at 6 PM for cocktails and 7 PM for dinner. Afterwards enjoy dancing and fun. Come dressed in your best Parrot Head attire, (Hawaiian shirts, tie-die, straw hats, sarongs, flip flops) and enjoy the cheeseburger bar, french fries, cole slaw, pasta salad, dessert and coffee for only $25 per person, tax and tip included. A cash bar will be available.

 We look forward to having all of you join us again this year and welcoming new people and cars to our show.

Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers for more information:

Q: How do I register my vehicle in advance?

A: Exhibitor’s vehicle must be pre-registered by October 5th.  Register on-line at EventBrite.  Registration Forms are also available online on the Treasure Coast Vintage Car Club website ( and should be mailed BEFORE October 2nd, to:  Treasure Coast Vintage Car Club, Attn. Sally Franklin, 451 SW Manor Drive, Stuart, FL 34994.

Q: What is the cost of car registration?

A: $30 prior to October 5th, 2022

Q: What times do the gates open and registration close?

A: Gates open at 8 a.m. Drive on registration ends promptly at 10 a.m.

Q: How will each vehicle be identified?

A: By the owner’s name, car category, year, make and model and a car number determined by the registration committee.

Q: What accommodations are there for trailers?

A: There is a designated area for trailer parking.  However, trailers are not allowed on the Show Field.

Q: Will volunteers be available to assist in the placement of the cars?

A: Volunteers will be on site to assist you and to escort cars to their assigned display spots. Parking volunteers will be wearing a fluorescent yellow vest as well as another significant identifier.

Q: How early can I show up in my vehicle?

A: No Show cars are permitted on the field until 8am. All cars must be in place by 10 a.m. The judging starts promptly at 11 a.m.

Q: When can I leave?

A: No car movement until 3 p.m., when the show is finished. Cars will exit according to class to make traffic move most efficiently. If you need to leave before 3 p.m., coordinate your departure with the chief volunteer in your car class.




Cars Of Our Lives = COOL aka “Cool Show” aka “Cool Car Show”!

A judged vintage car and truck show under the trees
on the beautiful lawn of the

Port Saint Lucie Botanical Gardens

Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 9AM to 3PM



The 40th COOL Car Show was held on December 4, 2021 at the Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens. We had a wonderful response with 104 registrations, beautiful weather, and a great variety of cars. The sponsors that supported the show made it all possible. We thank them very much and hope you will support them with your business. Thank you, also, to the more than 50 volunteers from TCVCC lead by eight team leaders who helped make the show the best ever in our opinion! Because of the response to the show, the club will be able to make a donation to the Botanical Gardens which is run entirely by volunteers and donations. We are proud that our club is able to help them. Besides that, those who attended seemed to have a nice day with their cars and friends in the gardens!

Charlie & Sherry Ulrich, Co-Chairpersons

To see some photos from the 2021 Cool Car Show Show, simply scroll down to the links below.

Click HERE to watch a fantastic YouTube video from our 2021 show.  (Video courtesy of Glenn Enriquez, Shutter Passion Photography.)

Click HERE to watch 7 separate video interviews with some of the show participants.  (Courtesy of Gary McNutt, Telecraft Production Services, Inc.)

Click HERE to see 7 pages of pictures of all the beautiful cars and people at the show.  (Courtesy of Robert Warenda,


(Photos courtesy of Jim Gallegos, JG Impressions)

To view more photos, click on these links:

Photos by Glenn Enriquez, Shutter Passion Photography.

Photos by Jim Gallegos, JG Impressions.

Photos by Andre Rayman, TCVCC.

Stay tuned for more videos as they become available.  

Here is a list of the Winners and class Sponsors:  
A – Centerline, Inc. – Stock Vehicles 1900 – 1928

Richard Boyer – 1929 Ford 2 door sedan

I – Raymond James – Modified 1950 – 1959

Sam & Linda Gianino – 1957 Chevrolet BelAir

B – Jamie Redditt – Stock Vehicles 1929 – 1939

David Carlson – 1930 Ford town Sedan

J – Spray Katz Custom Paint – Modified 1960 – 1996

1st – Scott Bean – 1969 AMC AMX

2nd – Ken Shadlak – 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT 

D – Searle & Associates Insurance – Stock Vehicles 1950 – 1959

1st  – Nivardo Mora – 1955 Packard Clipper Constellation

2nd  – Richard Hoffman – 1957 Ford Thunderbird

K – Snake Road Auto Salvage – Trucks 1900 – 1996

Dennis & Charlene Dahle – 1952 Ford F-1 Pick Up

E – Sandsprit Insurance – Stock Vehicles 1960 – 1969

1st – Wayne Clark – 1963 Split Window Corvette

2nd – Al Dillon – 1966 Shelby GT350

F – Shaffer Automotive – Stock Vehicles 1970 – 1979

1st – David Golden – 1971 Dodge Charger R/T

2nd – Mike Jones 1970 Buick GS

L – AMA Upholstery & Repair – Foreign 1900 – 1996

1st – Gary Shore – 1985 Ferrari 400I

2nd – Harry Mannos – 1958 Nash Metrpolitan


Dick Thomas – 1950 Pontiac Chiefton Convertible


Cliff Christ – 1940 LaSalle Convertible

G – Prescription Shop of Stuart – Stock Vehicles 1980 – 1996

1st – Bob Faber – 1993 Ford Cobra Mustang

2nd – David Rubin – 1994 Pontiac Trans-Am GT Coupe


Sally Franklin – 1956 Nash Metropolitan

H – Rocky’s Auto Repair – Modified 1949 & Older

1st – Richard A. Leath – 1940 Ford DeLuxe Coupe

2nd – Philip Everett – 1936 Chevrolet Panel Delivery


John Giltinan – 1930 Franklin 147 Salon Special