Frank Maratta Auto Show & Race-A-Rama, March 2, 2013

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Dave and I shook off the winter doldrums on Saturday at The Show of Dreams – Frank Maratta’s Auto & Race-A-Rama at the Better Living Center on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. And what better way than looking at a good cross section of hot rods, imports, vintage, classic and muscle cars and bikes to get the first show of the 2013 season under our belts than at the 54th Maratta Show?

Ralph Barbagallo’s fine yellow Superbird and green Hemi ‘Cuda drew lots of admiring gazes, including mine. I had to smile when I saw Ralph’s daughter’s kid-size Dodge Charger on display. What else would a young tot drive? Sad to say, we couldn’t seem to find Ralph. I’m sure we’ll see him at one of the Burger King cruises. Continue reading

Cruisin’ New England Elite Dream Machines Rock n’ Roll Weekend, July 2nd, 2011

MS070211 041A hectic Saturday started on the top of the Thames Garage at Mohegan Sun for the Rooftop Super Cruise section of the Cruisin’ New England Elite Dream Machines Rock n’ Roll Weekend. Elite Dream Machines showcases some of the finest classic, muscle, vintage and special interest vehicles from across the northeast. “The variety is superb, from classics to muscle cars to tuners. I try to represent as many eras of automotive history as possible,” stated show producer Paul Mennett.

Cruisin’s first item of business was to meet up with our old friend Kim Kerr and delivered the first of his two commissioned pieces – a framed Digital Auto Art of his awesome 1976 “Madmax” Ford Falcon XB. The second image will be Kim’s new Display Print that Dave is currently designing. No matter how many times I see that car, I never get tired of it! 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