E.J.K. Car Show – June 3, 2012

EJK060312 007After the weather gods intervened and changed the show to Sunday, June 3rd, Dave and I hit the road to Xavier High School for the Eric J. Kalber Memorial Car Show.

Where to start looking? Within seconds of arriving I was distracted by shiny things, three of them in fact, so the Middletown Toyota display with its trio of new vehicles, became our first stop. We met Lori Heden and Alex Robson, and got an up-close and personal look at the 2013 Scion FR-S, which Alex said was just released to dealerships on Friday. With rear-wheel drive, 200hp boxer engine and six-speed transmission, Scion’s new baby looks like a winner to me. He also showed me a screaming yellow 2012 Scion tC and the cute 2012 iQ, while Lori was kind enough to pose with the cars for Dave’s camera. Continue reading


21st Annual Summer Knights Car Show – April 29, 2012

SK 042912 035Beckley Road in Berlin was the place to be as more than 1,600 car enthusiasts spent a sunny and breezy spring Sunday viewing close to 400 show cars and a couple of fire trucks at the 21st Annual Summer Knights Benefit Show Shine and 4th Annual Swap Meet at the Berlin Fair Grounds. “Proceeds from this show have helped many children in the area, their families and other charities,” according to Summer Knights president John Jarush. Continue reading

Route 66 Cruisers Car Show, September 10th, 2011

RT66-091011 047Dave and I didn’t have to go to St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Amarillo or Flagstaff when we decided to get our kicks on Route 66. A quick trip down Route 9 to Middletown and we were happily enjoying the sunshine and the Route 66 Cruisers Car Show held at Palmer Field.

After a tour of the show cars, we were taking a break from the heat and chilling in the car with the A/C on when we heard the distinctive sound of Ray Shampang’s 1964 Chevy Chevelle leading a small convoy into the parking lot. Continue reading

Mustang Car Club of New England Annual Spring Round Up, June 26th, 2011

MU062611 003After being a wet-weather victim two weeks previously, the Mustang Car Club of New England staged its Annual Spring Round Up at Mustangs Unlimited in Manchester on Sunday, June 26th. A Mustang show is always a favorite event with Kathy and me, and we were looking forward to this show. After parking in the Sovereign Bank lot and getting the camera gear ready, we were attracted to a beautiful SVT Cobra in black with flames. This car looked superb, and it wasn’t even in the show.

We crossed Adams Street and walked into the Mustangs Unlimited parking lot and saw well over 100 of Ford’s finest. There were Mustangs of all ages, from mid-60s classics to 2011 models. Certain cars are associated with certain colors, like red Ferraris, and when it comes to Mustangs, that color is Grabber Orange. Any model in this hue stands out like a beacon begging to be photographed. Continue reading