Since Dave and I didn’t want to miss the last cruise of the summer at Vindicator Cycles in Cromwell, we headed there from Palmer Field. We went inside the store to see Tony Schiavone, Gary Collin and Tony’s dog, Harley. I teased Tony about the latest issue of The Cromwell/Middletown Chronicle and asked if he had seen Dave’s article and photographs from Middletown Motorcycle Mania. Public Relations Officer Gary brought over a framed copy of the article Dave wrote for the Chronicle on the first Vindicator car/bike show. It looked so good! He said they’d be putting it up on the wall soon.
Dave and I headed outside just in time to see Antonio Marinaro, from Bristol, arrive. “This used to be a 2005 Harley Davidson Road King Classic, and now it’s my extreme creation.” As I admired the paint, Antonio explained, “This is the original color – black cherry. I’ve changed everything but the transmission and side covers. The bike has been cut and chopped and I’m still not finished with it. I’m gonna put a 23” rim on the front next.”
After grabbing a few more shots of the early arrivals, we decided to hit the road once again and headed home for some much-needed refreshments.