Dreamz II Reality – The Reality Show Finale, September 18, 2011


DIIR091811 027To steal a line from TNA wrestling superstar Kurt Angle, Sunday’s Dreamz II Reality Reality Season Finale in Chicopee, MA was real. It was damn real.

More than 125 vehicles packed into the Porter and Chester campus on a rapidly warming fall morning. Their owners spent hours shining them up, ready to battle for a boatload of beautiful trophies. Dave and I were there, vending the range of one-of-a-kind, innovative Cruisin’ Photography products. And to take photographs and have a good time, of course! Continue reading

Tri-State Cruisers Cruise Night, July 30th, 2011


PT073011 036Dave and I have been hearing good things about the bi-weekly Tri-State Cruisers Saturday Night Cruise in the Sears Plaza in Putnam and our curiosity prompted our first trip to the eastern corner of Connecticut on Saturday. Drawing on cars from not just Connecticut, but Rhode Island and Massachusetts as well, this cruise promised to have many cars that we hadn’t seen before.

Early on, the familiar face of Joe Araujo, President of Eastern Connections Car Club, greeted us. The previous week, he had teased us about being in his neck of the woods at the Foundation Car Show held at Girard Ford in Norwich. On this Saturday evening, he kidded us about being in his backyard. Joe had left his 22-inch wheeled Chevy Caprice (and Cruisin’ Photography Auto Montage!) at home and had made the short journey to Putnam with Bryan Robbins in his slammed Chevy truck. Continue reading

The Foundation Car Show, July 23rd, 2011


FCS072311 011It was a hot and sultry Saturday, and Dave and I found ourselves on Route 2 heading for the Mohegan Sun casino and a much welcomed afternoon’s diversion.

We relaxed at Margaritaville and enjoyed what can only be described as an avalanche of nachos, fueling ourselves for a little gambling. We didn’t win and we didn’t lose, but we did have a lot of fun before heading over to Girard Ford in Norwich for The Foundation Car Show, where the fun continued. Continue reading

Dreamz II Reality Reality Show, May 25th, 2011


DIIR052211 169Cruisin’ Photography’s next event of the season was on May 25th at Dreamz II Reality’s Reality Show, held at the Porter and Chester site in Rocky Hill, CT. Dave and I were invited to be vendors at the show, originally scheduled for May 15th until Mother Nature intervened, so we were glad to see a dry day on the 25th. The DIIR crew set the bar high with a good turnout of about 125 cars and lots of extremely attractive trophies.

It was good to see so many teams in attendance, including Game Over, Low-N-Furious, CT’s Xotics, High Life Creationz, Hard Hittin’ Lowz, BDC Auto Club, Park City Customs, Eastern Connections, Unique Touch, CT’s Most Wanted, Expensive Limitz and Elusive Ryderz. Dave and I got to renew some old friendships and make quite a few new ones. Continue reading