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What we do

The Olds Club of Florida is dedicated to Oldsmobile lovers and owners throughout Florida. We also have many members from outside the state who are part time Florida residents as well.  Meetings happen from August through May about once each month in different locations around the state; we try to have this in conjunction with an historic or car-related activity.

Near the end of March each year the club participates in Oldsmar Days with the City of Oldsmar. Oldsmar was founded and designed by Ransom E. Olds—he also was the founder of Oldsmobile and REO.  Members drive their vehicles in the city parade and participate in the non-judged ALL Oldsmobile Car Show.

On the 4th Saturday in October, OCF hosts the Annual BOPC (Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Cadillac) Car Show and Swap Meet. This show benefits the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. We populate Downtown City Park in Auburndale with spectacular automobiles. Spectators are FREE; participants pay $25 and receive a Show t-shirt and are eligible for participant-judged awards.

Other meetings and events are publicized and promoted in our monthly newsletter, Classic Olds Journal. COJ is distributed to members by email and contains interesting news and articles pertaining to Oldsmobiles and club members.

We would love for you to join us. Yearly dues are $30 and are collected in January.

A little History

The Olds Club of Florida was founded in 1995. It took ten signatures, a set of by-laws, a small amount of money and about four months for OCF to qualify and receive its charter as the 42nd chapter of the Oldsmobile Club of America. In the early years, monthly meetings were held around the state at local Oldsmobile dealers. All that changed when Oldsmobile stopped production in 2004. Now we move the meetings around often searching for locations that have a car show or automotive or historic collection and a nearby restaurant that we can enjoy together.

Olds Club of Florida Application

Print the pdf application

Meet the Officers

President:  John Spinella jspinella@msn.com

Vice President:  Pat Whissel

Secretary:  Kerri Berman

Treasurer:  Karen Stutzman

Chapter Representative:   Pat Higgins

John Spinella

President

John has been a car guy since childhood. He uses his talents to restore his many project vehicles. He and Susan spend much of their time together driving their many cars to various shows and events in the area.

Pat Whissel

Vice President

Pat and her husband Rick have been members since about 2008. She and Rick have a 1934 Rumbleseat Coupe (one of two left in the United States) and a 2004 Final 500 Silhouette (#172) . She has served the club as Secretary, Vice President, BOPC Registration Chairman, and most recently as president.

Kerri Berman

Secretary

Serving her second year as secretary, Kerri keeps everyone informed and on target. She and her husband Paul enjoy attending events and car shows in their 442.

Karen Stutzman

Treasurer

Another member from the very beginning.  Karen & Leo can be found at every meeting in their 1953 Fiesta as well as around the country participating in OCA and NAOC events.

Pat Higgins

Chapter Rep

Pat and Kay have been members since the beginning of our club. Both are very active at club events and do a fabulous job organizing and running the Florida Youth Ranch Charity Auction at our annual BOPC Car Show each year.