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

Ralphs Rapid Transit Mopar Cruiz-In, April 30th, 2011

RRT043011 022The Berlin Turnpike Burger King Cruiz-In is a mainstay of the Saturday night cruising scene. Organized by Ralph Barbagallo of Ralphs Rapid Transit, the BK cruise night, now in its eighth season, has always been a popular outing for Cruisin’ Photography. It’s a local event and, of course, the food is good! Kathy and I missed the opening night on April 9th, as we were attending a family wedding in New Jersey. With the following two weekends rained out, we decided that a visit was overdue. Continue reading