SAAC: Checking out the 13th Annual Main Street Middletown Cruise, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Middletown, CT
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Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010The 13th Annual Cruise Night on Main Street Middletown - This amazing event was postponed from its original date (6/16), up to its rain date of Wednesday, 6/23, but the cars still turned out big time, filling up all available Main Street spaces, the South Green, and beyond--unbelievable! And it was all organized by: The Eastern Chapter Over The Hill Gang Car Club...

On our continuing “Time Machines 2010 Flyers Distribution Tour," we made it up to Middletown, on the rain date for this event, Wednesday, 6/23/2010...

We’ve been to the annual Main Street Middletown Cruise several times in recent years, and have always been impressed with the sheer spectacle of it all.

The entire Main Street, north and southbound sides, gets closed from Washington Street (a.k.a. Rt. 66), south to Union Street. Cars are parked two-rows-wide down the center of Main St., in addition to the normal diagonal parking spaces that line both sides of Main.

I don’t know how they do it, but this amazing event is run by the Eastern Chapter Over The Hill GangCar Club, ref.: http://ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/.

My son Matt came along with me this time, and we had fun browsing oneamazing scene, and also, of course, handing out Time Machines 2010 flyers to all the participating old cars (and we're pretty sure we got every last one of'em--even those in the overflow area on the South Green--that's a lot of flyers!). Matt took many great overall shots of the event, several of which you see on this page (thanks again Matt!).

Our friend Greg Mattesen, who participated in the event along with his daughter Amelia, and their kool '54 Ford Pickup Truck.

IMAGE BELOW: Yes, that's Greg sitting in his chair in the truck bed of his '54 Ford, and Amelia sitting on the running board.

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010

Greg also sent us along some great images from their experience there (thanks again Greg!), and we're definitely include several on this page also.

Following are some brief comments Greg made about this event--and please also note that most of his photos appear down toward the bottom of this page, so please do be sure to view this entire page.

The following comments about the 2010 Main Street Middletown Cruise are excerpted from Greg's e-mail dated 6/26/2010:

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010 - Greg Mattesen image“…(Here are) some of the photos I took at the Middletown cruise earlier this week… The yellow Studebaker Commander convertible followed us into the show, and it parked right next to our truck. It was in beautiful shape, and I thought the color combo with the red interior was stunning…

...The red and black Chevy truck was beautiful (webmaster's note: See the image at the RIGHT--that's a neat shot of a slick truck)

...The last three cars were all on the South Green. The '54 Ford wagon's paint scheme was attractive: beige with burgundy accents. The old roadster in satin black was cool. And the green '40 Ford sedan…it looked like it was a similar (if not the same) color as the original color on my truck. It was a neat car…

...It was a fun cruise with a great turn out of diverse cars. I really had a fun time with Amelia; we enjoyed sharing with each other the different cars and details that we liked…Greg…”

I hope all of the shots we are able to include on this page (between the combined photographic efforts of Matt and Greg--thanks again guys!) give you a bit of a feel for what a truly unique and amazing gathering the Main Street Middletown Cruise was.

I have an extra bit of a connection to Middletown, having grown up there, and I think the town's Main Street itself (super-wide and super-impressive, and tons of restaurants “everywhere!”) makes for one of the most interesting and fun car event venues of the entire season in our area.

Great job, Eastern Chapter Over The Hill Gang Car Club, and everyone associated with Main Street Middletown who work together to make this great event happen! We certainly hope to be back there again this coming season…

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010

More Main Street Middletown Cruise 2010 Images...

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010

GREG'S IMAGES - The following shots are all by Greg Mattesen--see his descriptive comments up in the text section for some words to go along with these excellent shots. Thanks again Greg for sharing your 2010 Main Street Middletown Cruise pictures! That's Greg's own '54 Ford Pickup in the image directly below, sporting the "MR-VW" plate!

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010 - Greg Mattesen image

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010 - Greg Mattesen image

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010 - Greg Mattesen image

Main Street Middletown Cruise, 6/23/2010 - Greg Mattesen image


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