Meet­ing of Mo­tor­heads

San Cap Mo­tor Club mem­bers show off their wheels

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Ex­otic cars with swoop­ing fend­ers and puck­ered grills, mus­cle cars with souped-up en­gines, and pol­ished clas­sics with de­signs that tell their age fill the park­ing lot of Peri­win­kle Place shop­ping cen­ter on Sani­bel Is­land. That’s how you know it’s the first Satur­day of the month—the day San Cap Mo­tor Club mem­bers gather to show off their col­lec­tion-wor­thy ve­hi­cles and talk about, what else but, their pas­sion for cars.

Although it dates back only to 2015, the Sani­bel club has more than 50 mem­bers, which is quite im­pres­sive for such a small is­land. And although it was the love of cars—any type of car—that brought them to­gether, it’s the ca­ma­raderie that bonds them now.

The group meets twice a month, ex­cept dur­ing sum­mer. A Cruise-In is held at Peri­win­kle Place on the first Satur­day of the month. Ev­ery­one, from the cu­ri­ous to the en­thu­si­as­tic, from mem­bers of other Southwest Florida clubs to car-cen­tric vis­i­tors, is wel­come. You can ex­pect to see some 50 cars from all eras. “It is amaz­ing to see the hid­den is­land ve­hi­cles gather for the fes­tive dis­play ev­ery month in sea­son,” says the club’s co­founder Scot Congress. In ad­di­tion to view­ing cars, there’s a con­ti­nen­tal break­fast pro­vided by the Blue Gi­raffe restau­rant.

Then on the se­cond Tues­day of the month, the mem­bers gather for din­ner at Dante’s Coal Fired Pizza, where once again their pas­sion for cars fu­els the con­ver­sa­tion. A new topic for the group in 2019 is plan­ning over­seas “field trips” to other car venues, depend­ing on in­di­vid­ual in­ter­ests.

Pleased with the club’s suc­cess, Congress ad­mits, “It makes me proud to say that we ac­tu­ally started some­thing that is fun and brings such a di­verse group of folks to­gether who share one pas­sion: cars!” Pa­tri­cia Le­takis is the man­ag­ing ed­i­tor for TOTI Me­dia.

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