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

52nd Annual Frank Maratta Auto & Cycle Show, January 28th to 30th, 2011

FM 013011 117While most visitors left last weekend’s 52nd Annual Frank Maratta Auto & Cycle Show at the CT Expo Center in Hartford with pictures, postcards and autographs, Cruisin’ Photography left the show with sore feet and worn out voices. Kathy and I decided to visit the show on all three days and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute spent there. We started Friday evening with a walk around the Expo Center to get the lay of the land. Kathy and I were there to interview Roger Misiaszek and photograph the debut of his 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass S W-31. Continue reading