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Car club assists area kids

A record turnout at the Roamin’ Oldies annual holiday benefit show meant an abundance of gifts and toys for families in the South Shore area who need a hand on the holidays.

Mick and Barbara Wright’s 1934 Ford street rod was voted top choice among more than 130 collectible vehicles at the show. Both Wrights enjoy driving their thoroughly modernized Model 40 Tudor. In addition to its 350-cubic-inch, Chevrolet engine and automatic transmission, the car is equipped with power brakes, windows and door locks, and air conditioning.

The Roamin’ Oldies host a cruise-in from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on U.S. 41 North, with a rain date the following Thursday.

About 100 area antique and collectible cars often take part, accompanied by classic oldies music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompson’s Auto Parts and Sun City Center Funeral Home.

For information, call (813) 842-1511.

Interested in modern flight simulators?

Navy Capt. Frank W. Naylor III will speak on Jan. 10 to Silver Osprey Squadron members and guests. He is executive director of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in Orlando and a graduate of George Mason University and the National War College, where he earned a master’s degree in National Security Strategies.

Naylor will talk about advances in aviation training, including flight simulators so realistic that pilots passing their check rides can fly solo on their first F-35 flight.

You do not have to be former military to attend or become a member. All that’s required is an interest in military aviation. For further information, email silverosprey@yahoo.com or go to suncitycenter.org, select Activities, then Veterans.

For information on the luncheon, which will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Plaza Club, 3932 Upper Creek Drive, call (813) 634-1236 or email tharcons@aol.com.

Send news items of interest to lkindle@tampatrib.com. Please include a contact’s name and phone number.

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