SAAC: Deep River Rotary Club 36th Annual
Antique Car Show, Sunday, June 13th, 2010, Devitt Field, Deep
Photo Coverage & Commentary by Bob Ruggiero
(this page new as of 1/21/2011)
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The Deep River Rotary club's press release for the 2010 version of their very long-running summertime annual antique auto show, to be held Sunday, June 13th in the charming Connecticut River Valley town of Deep River read as follows:
"...Antique & Classic Auto Show, sponsored by Deep River Rotary Club (deepriverrotary.com), 36th year... Devitt Field, South Main Street, Route 154, Deep River, CT... Hope you can join us! No advance registration necessary..."
The Annual Deep River Rotary Club Antique Auto Show is one of annual summertime favorites here at SAAC headquarters--we've participated several times in the past years, and always have a great time--we love the "small town" charm of Devitt Field and the town of Deep River in general--the Deep River Rotary Club's annual show always gets "Two enthusiastic thumbs up!" from us.
We have also appreciated the opportunity to place our ad in the official show booklet that the Deep River Rotary Club produces, and which is distributed to all show participants. If you have a business or organization that you think could benefit from the exposure in this event's booklet, we urge you to contact the Deep River Rotary Club--it's a great way to "get the word out," AND also to help support a first-rate local civic organization.
Unfortunately for this year, I myself was not able to attend this event, however, our long-time local Shoreline-area old car friend Bob Ruggiero was, and even drove his super cool '32 Graham automobile over to Deep River to take part! The following day (Monday, June 14th, 2010), Bob sent along a wonderful selection of photos he took at the event (several of which we are very pleased to feature on this page), along with these comments:
"...Hi Steve... Attached are the pictures I took at the Deep River Car Show. In my car category of 1932 to 1948 American Cars I took first place among 6 cars. That's a first for me. I must be doing something right!!..
I am looking for someone locally to do the interior of my car. Then it will be mostly complete...
See you next time. Bob Ruggiero..."
Fantastic and congratulations also Bob, on the class win for your '32 Graham! Really appreciate your taking the time to send along the photos too allowing those of us who were not able to attend, to get a taste for the fine turnout. If anyone may have any suggestions for Bob on interior work for his car, by the way, please feel free to email the SAAC webmaster and I'll be glad to forward your info along to Bob.
IMAGE BELOW: In one of the photos Bob supplied, his '32 Graham is visible (right background), next to another similar-color '34 Buick (left foreground).
If one is looking to learn more about the Rotary Club itself, we found some excellent online references published by the Rotary Club International:
"...Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotarys main objective is service in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world..."
(the above from "Rotary.org: Rotary International" - http://www.rotary.org/EN/ABOUTUS/ROTARYINTERNATIONAL/Pages/ridefault.aspx )
And what about the Rotary Club PEOPLE who make it all happen:
"...What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self..."
(the above quote from: Rotary.org: About Us - http://www.rotary.org/EN/ABOUTUS/Pages/ridefault.aspx )
IMAGE BELOW: We also recognized Jack & Maureen Tary's magnificent '65 Chevelle (right foreground), looking fine in another of Bob Ruggiero's photos from Deep River 2010. Other outstanding specimens of '60s Ford Falcon and Chevy Corvair also appear in this view.
Speaking of our old car friends Jack & Maureen, please be sure to check out this feature page on the previous year's Deep River Rotary Club Antique Car Show: "Jack & Maureen Tary's Deep River 2009 Photo Review" - Wonderful photos by the Tarys of a wonderful summertime antique car show in Deep River, CT, Sunday, June 7th, 2009: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/DEEPRIVER09/DR09CarShow.html .
Thanks again to Bob Ruggiero for taking the time to share his 2010 Deep River photos & commentary!
For more info about the Deep River Rotary Club: http://www.deepriverrotary.com/
Now, on to more of Bob Ruggiero's wonderful Deep River 2010 photos...
IMAGE BELOW: Awesome super-oldies! These appear to all be Model T Fords...
IMAGE BELOW: A very stately pair of late '30s/early '40s automobiles--I believe the background vehicle is a Studebaker and the foreground vehicle is a Cadillac....
IMAGE BELOW: Beautiful foreign marques represented also--including our friend Didier Rocherolle's superb '50 Citroen at the left, and a very slick chrome-bumper MGB Roadster at the right. Read more about the Rocherolle '50 Citroen, as it was recently written up in a national old car magazine, on this page: Shoreline Standout: The Restoration of a Magnificent 1950 Citroen is Documented in a Popular Automotive Magazine .
IMAGE BELOW: Plenty of beautiful antique pickup trucks too--including superb stocks (top), and outstanding modifieds (bottom)...
IMAGE BELOW: Very sharp pair of early Chevy Camaros...
IMAGE BELOW: Outstanding late '60s Chevy El Camino (left) and Ford Fairlane (right).
IMAGE BELOW: Can't overlook the cool Vintage VWs that assembled for Deep River 2010! Left to right are Bill Arute's orange '74 (with "early look" fenders, bumpers, etc.), Joe Nevins' super-original black '59 Sunroof Bug, and Chris Fox's slick metallic green '76 Sedan with roof rack & vintage accessories (Chris and Bill are officials of the well-known VW enthusiast group Connecticut Volkswagen Association, and are often seen at automotive events all around the state, promoting interest in the marque and positive hobby spirit--fine job gents!).
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