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

Connecticut Street Legends 3rd Annual Bring A Toy Car Show, July 17th, 2011

SL071711 062What a sight a parade of street rods, classic cars and antique automobiles made as the vehicles drove from the Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford on Sunday, July 17th.

The Third Annual Connecticut Street Legends Toy Run netted a bonanza of over 4,000 toys, 400 of which were packed into Al Barranco’s classy blue 1957 Chevy Bel Air. “I began collecting the toys in June,” according to Barranco, the Vice President and Director of the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving. “We collected toys from 450 retailers around Connecticut and from our vendors.” Barranco’s high school friend and Street Legends’ member Rick Camilerri invited him to the first Toy Run, and he’s been onboard ever since. Continue reading