Show Off Your Ride

Whether they are cruising on a lake, hitting the road in a vintage set of wheels, or taking a casual glide above the city, Southwest residents know how to get around. Despite varying horsepowers and engines, one thing is clear — driving and piloting these machines is just plain fun. The set of vehicles in Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s fifth annual Show Off Your Ride pictorial displays just a few of the ways residents choose to motor about town.



Longtime Dr. Pillips resident Obie Young gets around Southwest in his 2001 Chevrolet Corvette C5 convertible.




Jim and Joan Shamey of Southwest are the original owners of this fully restored 1979 Chevrolet Camaro, which they take to Old Town’s Friday Night Car Cruise.





Phil and Yuliya Mariani of Southwest display their award-winning 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28.




Lake Crescent Reserve resident and retired Alfa Romeo Distributors of North America President Riccardo Brugnoli enjoys his fully restored 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce 750 Spider, which won best in show at the 2012 Alfa Romeo Car Show in Celebration.




Orange Bay resident Lisa Rogers and her dog, Max, sit atop her Ducati 1199 Panigale S.




Greg Heichel of Gotha takes daughter Chloe Jean for a ride on his 1950 John Deere “Poppin’ Johnny” tractor.




Estates at Windermere resident Scott Glass and his son, Connor, share a love of cars. Scott drives a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray with a Mako Shark body, and Connor drives a 2005 Ford Mustang.




Longtime Dr. Phillips resident Obie Young used to fly a Pitts Special. His new transportation is a 2001 Chevrolet Corvette C5 convertible (pictured on cover).

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