Main Street Catches Four-Wheel Fever


Car talk and good food were on tap at the 17th Annual Cruising on Main.

Car talk and good food were on tap at the 17th Annual Cruising on Main.

by Kathleen Pulek, Middletown Chronicle, July, 2014

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Middletown came alive with the sites and sounds of four-wheel fever as throngs of car aficionados packed Main Street from Washington down to the South Green to ogle and appreciate the many hot rods and custom cars that packed the center of town.

There was something for everyone on Wednesday, June 11, at the 17th Annual Cruise Night on Main, co-sponsored by the city of Middletown and the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce. The vast array of trucks, muscle cars, antiques, domestics, imports and rat rods numbered more than 550 and vehicle owners gladly answered questions and discussed the loving restorations made to their prized possessions. Continue reading

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Veterans Honored at Cromwell Memorial Day Car Show, May 30, 2014


Classics and hot rods mingle with muscle cars in the parking lot at Spada’s Café.

Classics and hot rods mingle with muscle cars in the parking lot at Spada’s Café.

by Kathleen Pulek, Cromwell Chronicle, July, 2014

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Though Mother Nature was determined to put a damper on Cromwell’s Second Annual Memorial Day Car Show on Friday, May 30th, she graciously held the rain in check long enough for hundreds of visitors to pack the historic Main Street. They enjoyed the beauty of the classic vehicles, the offerings of the shops and restaurants and two special presentations made to World War II Navy veteran Sal Rosano. Continue reading

Cruising on Main, June 12, 2013


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A 1912 Ford Model T Speedster, a 1932 Ford Three-Window Coupe, a 1956 Pontiac Starchief, a 1967 Jaguar E-Type, a 1978 VW Riviera Camper Bus and a 2012 Ford Mustang were among the more than 650 vehicles covering a century of motoring at the 16th edition of Middletown’s Cruising on Main on June 12th. Continue reading

Fourth Annual Sunday Royals’ Garage Car Show, May 26, 2013


Picture - Lime Rock Park

Picture – Lime Rock Park

Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT – The Fourth Annual Sunday Royals’ Garage Car Show to Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project saw an astounding variety of cars and trucks parked proudly on Sam Posey Straight. The show is gaining a reputation for drawing a uniquely eclectic blend of cars.

There was everything from a Dallara-Opel Formula 3 car to a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz droptop, Mustangs, Corvettes, Ferrari-flavored Miatas and Bob Sharp’s IMSA GTU championship-winning 1975 Datsun 260Z. Bugs of all sorts rubbed shoulders with a stellar Stutz, a race-prepped 1950 Olds Rocket 88, a Superbird, a super Riviera and Rambler Marlins. Continue reading

Summer Knights 22nd Annual Benefit Car Show, April 28, 2013


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Bathed in glorious spring sunshine, the Summer Knights 22nd Annual Benefit Car Show and Swap Meet attracted thousands of spectators and hundreds of classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, vintage cars and customs on Sunday at the Berlin Fair Grounds. “We’ve got great weather, and it’s a great day for a great cause,” a smiling Summer Knights president John Jarush said. “We were at about 500 cars at 10:45 am, and cars were still lined up and rolling in for registration. Continue reading

26K+ For Sandy Hook


sandy-hook-angel-400x255The staff of Lime Rock Park wanted to tell you that the “Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook” benefit car show on Saturday, April 13th resulted in $26,000 in donations, with more to come after the organizers tally checks, vendor donations, t-shirt sales, pledges and matching funds.

George “Spikes” LeGrice, 27, an EMT and National Guardsman from Brockton, Mass., organized the event while Lime Rock donated the facility and its personnel. LeGrice recruited hundreds of volunteers for the cause, which he officially launched within a day of the mid-December tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Continue reading