A combination of business and pleasure took Cruisin’ Photography on a trip down Route 6 to last Saturday’s Bristol Auto Club (BAC) cruise night, held in the Sears Hardware parking lot. Dave and I delivered our latest Show Board commission to BAC webmaster Dave Champagne and president Reggie L’Heureaux. Reggie and his fellow club members had asked Cruisin’ to produce a Show Board of the club’s well-restored 1955 Chevy 3100panel truck. They were extremely pleased with the end result and promptly displayed the artwork in front of the classic Chevy.
“Mixmaster D” Champagne was spinning the platters, but took time out from entertaining the masses to catch up with us. We also had a chance to visit with Dave’s lovely wife, Gwen, who was relaxing in the late-evening sunshine behind the family Corvette.
It’s not often that we have the chance to see three Willys coupes in the same place, but this was one of those rare occasions. A black drag-strip refugee complete with wheelie bars and parachute, and two street rods, one in blue and one in purple, gave us plenty to drool over. Michael and Giselle had taken the black beauty to a show in New Hartford, where they had taken the Best of Show award, and then swung by the Bristol show.
We chatted with Roger Nevers, who had his rare Nash Metropolitan convertible on display. Produced between 1954 and 1962, the Metropolitan was designed in the USA but manufactured in England. The Nash has found its niche as a car that makes people smile. We also chatted with the owners of a beautiful blue 1932 Ford Three-Window coupe. The car, sporting a 350ci engine, looked superb and drew more than a few admiring looks from us.
The Sears lot was packed. Classics and trucks mingled with Mustangs, Camaros and Corvettes of all ages. Standing tall among all of these was the red MadMan Chevy gasser. Riding high on its “Old Skool” drag-racing inspired front-suspension setup, the Chevy always seemed to have crowd around it. Dave managed to grab a few shots, but has it on his hit list for further inspection!
As always, we had a great time with the guys from the BAC. We thank them for their Show Board commission and we’re looking forward to hitting their cruise night again.