The Summer Knights Car Club staged its 20th anniversary Show and Shine car show over Memorial Day weekend. In addition to the car show, the club also held its third annual Swap Meet on days. Besides the great show cars and swap meet, there were food, raffles, New England Antique Racers, a vintage ice cream truck, and, as in previous years, some unique trophies.
“Proceeds from the show have helped many children in the area, their families and other charities. This year we’re proud to say that our benefit recipient is five-year-old Jonathan Silva of Berlin. On January 6th, Jonathan was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome – a very rare autoimmune disease that attacks the nervous system. We’re also pleased to say that Jonathan and his family came to the show,” said Summer Knights president John Jarush.
The show was previewed by Cruisin’ Photography on the Berlin Patch website, and as a result of this, we’re proud to say that a crew from Fox 61 came out to cover the event and interview Jonathan’s family.
Cruisin’ Photography visited the show on Saturday morning and was pleased to see a good turnout of cars. Standouts for us were the amazing GT40 from ERA Replica Automobiles, Summer Knights club member Jimmy Spencer’s 1961 Ford Falcon “Gasser”, John Jarush’s 1946 Ford Convertible and Orlando Amato’s rare 1962 Ford Thunderbird “M” Series Convertible. After posing with his daughter and the beautiful ThunderbBird, Guilford resident Orlando told us that the car was one of only 17 ever made.