Upcoming Connecticut Antique Auto Events for the Shoreline Area, and Beyond...ShorelineAntiqueAutoConnection-CALENDAR
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*We are now in process of building up our 2015 event listings... The 2015s are now back to being highlighted in RED... As always, we welcome you to please send us your CT Shoreline-area old car event listings!

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/SAACMainPage.html . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

WHY DO WE DO THIS? - We maintain this Calendar as a service to our fellow local-area antique auto enthusiasts! It's not perfect, but we always work hard at it, and try to verify as much as possible everything that we publish. And we love to share it! We are not professionals at this--only enthusiasts who enjoy the old car hobby. What would really make us happy, however, is that those who may copy and paste our listings for their own use please occasionally give us a little bit of a shout-out! Thanks for your understanding and support! See you out there at the shows & cruises!

OTHER SOURCES OF ONLINE LISTINGS OF LOCAL CT-AREA OLD CAR EVENTS - Here are a few other reliable places we will occasionally check in with for event listings: Hemmings - http://www.hemmings.com/ ; Special Interest - http://www.specialinterest.com/ ; OldRide.com's Connecticut events section - http://www.oldride.com/events/connecticut.html ; the CT Seaport Car Club's Upcoming Events page - http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm ; Connecticut Cruise News - http://www.ctcruisenews.com/ ; Brass City Cruisers - http://www.brasscitycruisers.net/ ; our Facebook friend Frank Catalina recommended the "Cruisin' Bruce" Calendar for a lot of good RI, Southeastern MA, and occasionally some Eastern CT event info too - http://www.cruisinbruce.com/CarShowCalendar.html ; and the CT Council of Car Clubs - http://www.ctccc.net/ (and please do let us know if you have any other favorite sources for CT-area old car event listings that we can possibly ad here--thanks!)

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JANUARY 1, 2015, Thursday, “Everywhere” – Happy New Year, and welcome to “Official Antique Status” all model year all 1990 model cars, trucks, and motorcycles, per the Antique Automobile Club of America’s definition of an “antique” being any vehicle 25 years old or older, ref: http://www.aaca.org/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/11/2014)

JANUARY 3, 2015, Saturday, Hudson (MASSACHUSETTS)11th Annual Mid-Winter Hot Rod & Drag Racing Nostalgia Fest, 1-6pm, Elks Hall, Park Street, Hudson, MA. Admission $10. “…Vintage drag racing and hot rodding events on a giant screen!... Join your buddies for a fun-filled winter gab-fest about those good old days!... Bring memorabilia… Cash bar & food available… Vendors, commentators, 50/50 raffle…” Info: Fred at 978-618-8077 or FAH60@comcast.netwebmaster’s note – Thanks to the event organizer, our buddy Fred for supplying us with a copy of the Official Flyer for the event, which we’ve uploaded to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/3Jan2015MidWinterHotRodNostalgiaFestHudsonMA.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/20/2014)

JANUARY 4, 2015, Sunday, EnfieldAntique Auto Flea Market at Powder Mill Barn 2014-2015. Hosted by the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut, at Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT (Exit 47E off 91 to 190 East, Hazardville; turn right at junction of 192)... 1st Sunday of the month, 7am-11am… (Remaining 2015 event dates as follow): February 1st, and March 1st… Vendors: $15 & table provided (only $10 if you supply your own table). Public: $2 donation... Information contacts: Jim Way 860-267-4626, Chet Wojcik 413-786-6318, Virginia O’Rourke 413-584-6777..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our old car buddy Chet Wojcik from Broad Brook, CT for sending us along the Official Winter 2014-2015 flyer for the event! It arrived in a snail mail correspondence postmarked 9/9/2014, from Chet, along with this gracious cover note: “…Gentlemen… Our club would appreciate it very much  if you could list our upcoming events in your media listing. Attached are some flyers covering the event… Thank you in advance for your assistance… Sincerely, Chet Wojcik, Pres., MAFCC…” We of course also took the liberty of uploading a scan of the flyer to our server, and so you can also view it now as a clickable link at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014-15PowderMillBarnEnfieldWinterFleaMarketFlyer.jpg ... Thanks again Jim and the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut (http://www.mafca.com/chapters/CT.html) for keeping us on the mailing list, and also, of course, for all the work that you do to make this wonderful (I almost said “cool” – ha ha!) series of wintertime old car events happen, year after year! (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/11/2014)

JANUARY 16-18, 2015, Friday-Sunday, Allentown (PENNSYLVANIA)Auto Mania, powered by Carlisle Events, at Agricultural Hall, Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th Street, Allentown, PA 18104. Adult admission $10 daily. Gate times: Friday 12pm-9pm; Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 9am-3pm. Info: http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/automania/default.aspx and/or https://www.facebook.com/AutoManiaSwapMeet … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2014)

JANUARY 17-18, 2015, Saturday-Sunday, Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS)Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell, at the Big E Better Living Center, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089. 8am-5pm Saturday, 8am-4pm Sunday. Admission $10/day; 12 & under free with paid adult. Info: Ben Dodge 860-871-6376 or http://www.apswapnsell.com/ … *11/18/2014 UPDATE – We found a copy of the Official Flyer for the 2015 Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell posted online (believe hosted by the Stafford Motor Speedway web site), and made a copy to upload to our own server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17-18Jan2015BigEAutoPartsSwapNSellFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2014; Official Flyer hyperlink added to this listing as of 11/18/2014)

JANUARY 17-18, 2015, Saturday-Sunday, Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS)Springfield Motorcycle Show, at the Big E Young Building, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089. 10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. Admission $15; children $5. Info: Doug Sousa 413-467-2171 or doug@osegshows.com or http://www.osegmotorcycle.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2014)

JANUARY 24-25, 2015, Saturday-Sunday, Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS)Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show, at the Big E Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings, and Mallary Complex, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089. 10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. Admission $14; 15 & under free when accompanied by an adult. Info: David Royce 413-267-4555 or John Sacerdote 860-243-0811 or http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2014)

FEBRUARY 1, 2015, Sunday, EnfieldAntique Auto Flea Market at Powder Mill Barn 2014-2015. Hosted by the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut, at Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT (Exit 47E off 91 to 190 East, Hazardville; turn right at junction of 192)... 1st Sunday of the month, 7am-11am… (Remaining 2015 event date): March 1st… Vendors: $15 & table provided (only $10 if you supply your own table). Public: $2 donation... Information contacts: Jim Way 860-267-4626, Chet Wojcik 413-786-6318, Virginia O’Rourke 413-584-6777..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our old car buddy Chet Wojcik from Broad Brook, CT for sending us along the Official Winter 2014-2015 flyer for the event! It arrived in a snail mail correspondence postmarked 9/9/2014, from Chet, along with this gracious cover note: “…Gentlemen… Our club would appreciate it very much  if you could list our upcoming events in your media listing. Attached are some flyers covering the event… Thank you in advance for your assistance… Sincerely, Chet Wojcik, Pres., MAFCC…” We of course also took the liberty of uploading a scan of the flyer to our server, and so you can also view it now as a clickable link at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014-15PowderMillBarnEnfieldWinterFleaMarketFlyer.jpg ... Thanks again Jim and the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut (http://www.mafca.com/chapters/CT.html) for keeping us on the mailing list, and also, of course, for all the work that you do to make this wonderful (I almost said “cool” – ha ha!) series of wintertime old car events happen, year after year! (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/11/2014)

FEBRUARY 1, 2015, Sunday, Essex37th Annual Essex Ed Groundhog Parade, 2pm, Main Street, Essex Village, Essex, CT. Quoting from the listing we recently found on the Essex Board of Trade official web site (http://www.essexct.com/events.php): “… Bring your pots and pans and be a part of this lively Essex tradition! The 37th Annual Essex Groundhog Parade begins at 2pm, rain or shine…” webmaster’s note – I’ve also uploaded a highlighted screen shot of that EBOT web site announcement, which you can view online now at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/1Feb2015EssexEdGroundHogParade-HighlightInfo.JPG ... I’ve attended this really fun parade for the past couple of years as a spectator, although it should be noted that several really cool antique automobiles do typically participate in the parade—here are a couple of pictures I took from the 2013 version: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/EssexEdPrd13Cars1-1k.JPG - and http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/EssexEdPrd13Cars4-1k.JPG - and http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/EssexEdPrd13UpStreet-1k.JPG ... Additional thinking - Here are my thoughts on what I personally would like to do this year, which is the same thing we did last year, thanks to the ideas & suggestions from our friend Jim D’Alessio of the Essex Board of Trade (& also proprietor of the J. Alden Clothiers company that is also located in the center of town, ref: http://jaldenclothiers.com/); here’s a direct quote from Jim, from last year’s discussions about planning for antique autos in the parade: “…For those with classic cars that come to town early, (12:30-1pm) even if they don't feel the need to be in the parade, but just want to show their cars off, it always looks nice to have these great vehicles simply parked on Main Street during the parade. Personally, if there are a lot of vehicles I think that’s the best option)… All things for you to discuss with your interested participants… Thanks again for your interest… Jim D'Alessio..." We got to town around noon-ish last year, parked our old VW Bug in a great spot right along Main Street, and then did a really enjoyable walking tour of the town for a couple of hours leading up to the 2pm start of the parade. So, at that point, we had a prime spot, everyone saw our car, and we got to see all of the parade! Anyway, think about it, and if you have an interest in actually participating with your old car, I would probably suggest to get in touch with EBOT and/or Jim, to see what the possibilities and options are, from his perspective… Final thoughts – Things I really love about this is that it’s a mid-winter festival, involving old cars, lots of happy people, in a wonderful little town. As I said, I hope to make it back there this year! (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/13/2015)

FEBRUARY 1, 2015, Sunday, Glendale (ARIZONA) Super Bowl XLIX, at the University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Arizona. I know it’s not car-related, but it’s Super Bowl Sunday, for crying out loud!!!... Official info: http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/49 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014)

FEBRUARY 15, 2015, Sunday, Orange –  “…The Northeast Gas Bash, will be held from 7 am to 1 pm at the American Legion #127, 630 Grassy Hill Road in Orange, Connecticut. For more information contact Bob Harrington at his answering machine, (203) 878-8013; or his cell phone, (203) 494-0566 or e-mail rharrington32@yahoo.com ...” webmaster’s note – This listing was transcribed exactly as it appears on the “Check The Oil!” Calendar of Upcoming Events page: http://www.checktheoilmagazine.com/pages/Calendar.html - and we wanted to include it here as well, since we visited it for the first time in February of 2014, and had a positively wonderful time checking out all the super-cool old oil, gas, and automotive goodies that were on display and available for purchase. I can’t think of a better way to spend a chilly winter Sunday, and can’t wait to get back there again for the 2015 version!  (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2014)

FEBRUARY 21, 2015, Saturday, SheltonToy Airplanes, Kits, & Store Displays Auction, 10am EST. Location: Lloyd Ralston Gallery, 549 How Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484. Phone 203-924-5804, Fax 203-924-5834, e-mail lrgallery@sbcglobal.net ... Preview: February 16 - 20, from 10am to 3pm, & February 21 from 8am to 10am. webmaster’s note – We heard about this event directly from our long time old car friend Joe Alackness, since many amazing old VW items from his personal collection will be part of this auction. Please be sure to view the auction details online at: http://www.lloydralstontoys.com/viewauction.html ... *2/5/2015 UPDATE – Here’s a note that we just received today from our old buddy Joe himself: “…After 45 years of collecting I decided to clean house. I have almost 700 VW toys listed for an online auction. There will also be hundreds more at the onsite sale.  The auction is February 21st. Go to http://www.lloydralstontoys.com/index.html - click on ‘how to bid’ to sign up to bid online. Any questions contact me at joealackness@yahoo.com or the Auction company…. Joe Alackness…” Sounds good Joe! Thanks for the info, and good luck with the auction! (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/2/2015; an additional update this listing was added as of 2/5/2015)

FEBRUARY 27-28, 2015, Friday-Saturday, Naugatuck - Ground Up/SS396.com 2015 Open House and Vendor Expo, 9am to 4pm, both days. Location: Ground Up, Inc., 91 Great Hill Road, Naugatuck, CT 06770. "...Huge show specials, pick up & save on shipping, Ground Up cars on display, manufacturer displays, talk to the reps, tech seminar, giveaways... Come join us for our 2015 Open House and Vendor Expo!... Get out of the cold and get warmed up with some hot deals and show specials..." For more info: telephone 203-235-1200, or web site: http://www.ss396.com/ , or Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410713052554729/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/2/2015)

FEBRUARY 28, 2015, Saturday, Branford –  Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day – CT 2015 Fundraiser Dinner, 6pm-10pm, at Woodwinds, 29 School Ground Road, Branford, CT 06405, featuring the fabulous “Eight To The Bar”… For more info - e-mail: info@ctwhvvd.org ; web site - www.ctwhvvd.com ; and Facebook: Connecticut Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration … webmaster’s note – We found this event posted online at the WHVVD-CT organization’s Facebook site, and have uploaded the main flyer to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28Feb2015WHVVDCTBranfordFundraiserDinner.JPG - and we’ve also uploaded a cropped & enlarged copy of the important event details from the same flyer, which is viewable at this link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28Feb2015WHVVDCTBranfordFundraiserDinnerCROP.JPG ... Additional info – We appreciate very much the great job that the hard-working WHVVD-CT folks, including our old car friends Bill Raccio and Ted Aub, do to make the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day – CT events such fantastic, positive experiences for all, and I know that the success of this wonderful-sounding Fundraiser Dinner will go a long way toward ensuring that the 2015 version of the event (usually held around late April or early May, in the Southern Connecticut area) will be yet another great success. And needless to say, we will definitely bring you details on The Main Event as soon as we hear them!  (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/24/2014)

FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 1, 2015, Saturday - Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) - Frank Maratta's Auto Show & Race-A-Rama, Eastern States Exposition Better Living Center. Info: http://fmautoshow.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2014)

MARCH 1, 2015, Sunday, Norfolk (MASSACHUSETTS) –  Model A Ford Restorers Club of Massachusetts Annual Flea Market, 7:00am-11:30am, at the Holmes Transportation Complex, 22 Myrtle Street, Norfolk, MA. webmaster’s note – This event listing was found at a third party site on the internet, however we are still attempting at this time to get some direct confirmation of the event—and will do so if & when we are able... Additional info – Here’s the Model A Ford Restorers Club of Massachusetts web site where you can probably also go and search for more info: http://www.marcommodela.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2014)

MARCH 1, 2015, Sunday, Enfield – Antique Auto Flea Market at Powder Mill Barn 2014-2015. Hosted by the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut, at Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT (Exit 47E off 91 to 190 East, Hazardville; turn right at junction of 192)... 1st Sunday of the month, 7am-11am… (Remaining 2015 event dates as follow): February 1st, and March 1st… Vendors: $15 & table provided (only $10 if you supply your own table). Public: $2 donation... Information contacts: Jim Way 860-267-4626, Chet Wojcik 413-786-6318, Virginia O’Rourke 413-584-6777..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our old car buddy Chet Wojcik from Broad Brook, CT for sending us along the Official Winter 2014-2015 flyer for the event! It arrived in a snail mail correspondence postmarked 9/9/2014, from Chet, along with this gracious cover note: “…Gentlemen… Our club would appreciate it very much  if you could list our upcoming events in your media listing. Attached are some flyers covering the event… Thank you in advance for your assistance… Sincerely, Chet Wojcik, Pres., MAFCC…” We of course also took the liberty of uploading a scan of the flyer to our server, and so you can also view it now as a clickable link at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014-15PowderMillBarnEnfieldWinterFleaMarketFlyer.jpg ... Thanks again Jim and the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut (http://www.mafca.com/chapters/CT.html) for keeping us on the mailing list, and also, of course, for all the work that you do to make this wonderful (I almost said “cool” – ha ha!) series of wintertime old car events happen, year after year! (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/11/2014)

MARCH 7, 2015, Saturday, Wallingford – “…Connecticut Street Rod Association presents the CT Dragway Winter Slide Show, at Zandri’s Stillwood Inn, 1074 South Colony Road/Route 5, Wallingford, CT (FYI - the Zandri’s web site has directions under the “Contact Us” tab, ref: http://zandri.com/)... Starts 7:30 sharp. Admission $5. Cash bar on premises—free coffee and snacks. Info: Don: 860-345-4709 or Pete 860-635-4971…” webmaster’s note – The above info came from a flyer that our friend (& CSRA member) Ian from Haddam posted on Facebook, and we also took the liberty of uploading a copy of that same flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/7March2015CSRACTDragWinterSlideShowWallingford.jpgAdditional info – Please also be sure to check out the CSRA’s official web site: www.csra.org … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/8/2015)

MARCH 8, 2015, Sunday, “Everywhere” (in our neck of the woods anyway…)Daylight Saving Time, begins 2:00am, Sunday, March 8, 2015… HALLELUJAH! (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014)

MARCH 12, 2015, Thursday, Ridgefield – “…Caffeine & Carburetors presents the movie ‘Grand Prix,’ showing at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 7:00 pm, at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877, www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org, telephone 203-438-5795…” webmaster’s note – This event information came from a Facebook events page located online at: https://www.facebook.com/events/770754909676826/ … The event description from that page read as follows: “…OK C&C'ers start your engines! We are putting on a movie night at Ridgefield Playhouse March 12th at 7pm. Have you ever wanted to see Grand Prix on the big screen? Now's your chance! The Playhouse can accommodate about 500 of us. Also, we are working on an amazing raffle prize and a few guest speakers as well. There is a suggested donation for attendance and there will be a cash bar and snacks at the concession stand. Call the Playhouse for tickets 203.438.5795…” Additional info – Please also be sure to visit the main Caffeine & Carburetors of New Canaan (“…A gathering of automotive enthusiasts at Zumbach's Gourmet Coffee…”) web site at: http://caffeineandcarburetors.com/ - and also their official Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors ; (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/3/2015)

MARCH 14, 2015, Saturday, Essex The Fifth Annual Essex go Bragh Irish Parade & Festival, Main Street, Essex Village… Quoting from Essex Parks & Recreation Director Mary Ellen Barnes’ (https://www.facebook.com/maryellen.barnes1) posting of 2/4/2015 on Facebook, which was forwarded by the Essex Board of Trade Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EssexBOT): “…Essex go Bragh Irish Parade & Festival… Dear Essex Neighbor, Essex Park and Recreation is proud to announce the return of the Essex go Bragh Irish Parade & Festival. This event will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015, Main Street Essex Village… We would like to invite your group or organization to come ‘March with Us.’… A parade will kick off at 10:30am at the Essex Town Hall to be followed by a Festival in Essex Village. Please contact Park and Recreation to confirm your group’s participation as soon as possible. (please let us know if your business will be hosting any special activities as well)… Thank You, Mary Ellen Barnes, 860-767-4340 x110 , mbarnes@essexct.gov …” webmaster’s note – There was also a colorful event poster that was part of Mary Ellen Barnes’ Facebook post, which we made a copy of and uploaded to our server, where it is visible now at the following online address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14March2015EssexGoBraghParadePoster.jpgAdditional information - Quoting from “Essex Events” magazine, fourth quarter 2014, ref: http://www.eventsmagazines.com/magazine%20pdfs/Essex.pdf : “…Save the Date: Essex go Bragh Irish Parade & Festival... Park and Recreation is planning the fifth annual Essex Go Bragh Irish Parade & Festival, to be held March 14, 2015... The event will feature an Irish-themed parade down Main Street into the heart of Essex Village followed by the Festival. All Essex residents and community organizations are encouraged to get involved …” Even More Additional Information – The Essex Town Hall (noted in the above event notice as the Essex go Bragh parade’s kick-off point) is located at 29 West Avenue, Essex, CT 06426, and the Town of Essex official web site has a “Directions” page for how to get there: http://www.essexct.gov/home/pages/directions-to-essex-town-hallAdditional thoughts – We’ve heard about this event for the past several years, but have yet to make it out to one. We remember that last year (2014) this parade was announced in the Belltown Antique Car Club’s official newsletter, “The Belltown Bulletin,” and I had been planning to head out there to participate in the parade with my old car, so had been in touch with Mary Ellen, who had been very helpful in facilitating this. Unfortunately at the last minute (due to family related events) I found out could not do it. I am hoping to be able to do it this year, however, and will be contacting Mary Ellen Barnes again soon to see if it’s possible. We love the town of Essex, and the spirit of its townspeople and civic leaders—not only as evidenced by this event, but also the “Essex Ed Groundhog Parade,” which is also a ton of fun every year! Maybe we’ll see you there too! (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/4/2015)

MARCH 29, 2015, Sunday, Stafford Springs - Viking Productions presents Connecticut’s Annual Spring Motorcycle Swap Meet, 7:00am-4:00pm, rain or shine, at Stafford Speedway, 55 West Street, Stafford Springs, CT. Admission $10; vendor spaces $30. Includes Antique/Custom Bike Show—all makes & models motorcycles welcome. More info: 860-604-7528 or 860-978-2861 or vikingproductions43@yahoo.com ... webmaster’s note – The Official Flyer from which all of the above info came, was posted at the Stafford Motor Speed way web site (http://staffordmotorspeedway.com/) and we also made a copy and uploaded it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/29March2015StaffordSpringMotorcycleSwapFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2014)

APRIL 4, 2015, Saturday, Mansfield –  Rose City Rides Crew Presents - Furious 7 Charity Car Show, 2pm-6pm, at the Mansfield Drive In Movie Theater, 228 Stafford Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250. Double feature with movie beginning at 8pm. Benefiting Reach Out World Wide, https://www.roww.org/ ... $20 to show vehicle, $15 to spectate--price includes admission to the Mansfield Drive In Movie Theater ...webmaster's note - We found this event listed online at the Hemmings web site, reference: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=43980 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2015)

APRIL 5, 2015, Sunday, Maynard (MASSACHUSETTS) –  Minuteman Model A of MA 19th Annual Winter Blahs Indoor Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell, 7:30am-11:30am, at the Maynard Elks Lodge, 34 Powdermill Road (Route 62 near Route 27), Maynard, MA. webmaster’s note – This event listing was found at a third party site on the internet, however we are still attempting at this time to get some direct confirmation of the event—and will do so if & when we are able... Additional info – Here’s the Minuteman Model A of MA web site where you can probably also go and search for more info: http://www.oilleak.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2014)

APRIL 11, 2015, Saturday, West Haven – “…Militaria & Military Vehicle Show, April 11th & October 3rd, 2015, at West Haven Veterans Museum, 30 Hood Terrace, West Haven, CT 06516… Indoor militaria show & outdoor military vehicle show… Food on site… Pre-1898 antique firearms only… $6 admission, children under 12 free… Attn. dealers: Call Peter Leonardo to reserve a spot, 203-361-6883, $25 per 6’ table; dealers supply own tables… Pre-1898 firearms ONLY (must be locked)… www.whmilmuseum.org …” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend, fellow local old car nut, and U.S. military veteran, Will Fleming, for passing along the flyer for this cool-sounding event, from which we transcribed all of the above info (corrected the Military Museum web site URL, which was slightly different from what was shown on the flyer). We also took the liberty of uploading the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11April2015WstHvnMilitaryVhclShowFlyr.jpg ... Additional info – I was not aware that there was such an organization/place as the “West Haven Veterans Museum and Learning Center,” and was very interested to read more about it at the above-noted official web site: http://www.whmilmuseum.org/ - sure sounds like a place worth checking-out. Oh, and I did not see on the flyer any hours for the event listed, but per the W.H. Military Museum’s web site, they are open Saturdays 10am to 3pm, so I’d assume those would be the hours of this event also. You can also call their main number for more info: 203-934-1111… Thanks again to our buddy Will for the heads-up! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2015)

APRIL 12, 2015, Sunday, Derby The Heav’nly Donuts “Dust-Off Car Cruise” & Annual “Fill The Crosley” Food Drive… Quoting from a post by the Heav’nly Donuts folks on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heavnly-Donuts/96112739325): “…It's 40 days until Heav'nly Donuts Dust-Off Car Cruise ! It is also our Annual Fill the Crosley Food Drive for the Spooner House, Cars & Cans! The date is April 12, from Noon to 5pm... Spooner House is operated by Area Congregations Together, Inc. with the mission of providing food, shelter and support services to people in need. So when you are doing your shopping for Easter, grab an extra canned good or non-perishables to help those not as fortunate…” Additional information - Heav'nly Donuts is located at: 658 New Haven Ave, Derby, CT 06418, telephone 203- 734-4185… Even more additional info - Google info page for Heav’nly Donuts: https://plus.google.com/108764020550417978415/about?gl=us&hl=en – and Yelp info page for Heav’nly Donuts: http://www.yelp.com/biz/heavnly-donuts-derby … And don't forget their Sunday summertime cruise night series usually kicks off on Mother's Day, which falls on Sunday, May 10th, 2015... Great job by this beloved iconic local establishment, who are great friends to the classic car community, and also great humanitarians!... *3/11/2015 UPDATE - The Heav'nly Donuts folks just posted their official flyer for the event, at their Facebook site--and we've gone ahead and uploaded a copy to our server, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/12April2015HeavnlyDonutsDustOffCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Go Ernie, Mike, and all of the Heav'nly Donuts folks!!! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/5/2015; clickable flyer link added to this listing as of 3/11/2015)

APRIL 12, 2015, Sunday, East HartfordThe UConn Car Club’s 2015 Car Show @ Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT… “…The UConn Car Club would like to invite you to be a part of our 12th Annual Spring Car Show on Sunday, April 12th, 2015 (rain date: Sunday, April 19th)…” Gates open 9am, registration closes 2pm, trophies at 4pm… $15 per show car; $5 per car for spectator parking in a separate lot… Please see many more important details about this event on the official event page: http://www.uconncarclub.com/2015-show/ ... *3/12/2015 UPDATES – We’ve since found the event listed on the Hemmings web site, where you can go and read more details about it, at this address: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=44006 – and there was also a copy of the Official Flyer for the event posted there as well, which we’ve also uploaded a copy of to our server, where it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/12April2015UConnShowRentschlerEHartfordFlyer.jpg ...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/13/2015; link the Hemmings web site event listing and hyperlink to a copy of the Official Flyer were added to this listing as of 3/12/2015)

APRIL 12, 2015, Sunday, Stafford SpringsThe Ty-Rods 29th Original All-Automotive Spring Swap Meet, gates open at 7am, rain or shine, at Stafford Speedway, 55 West Street, Stafford Springs, CT. Admission $11; vendor space by pre-registration $40 per space if postmarked by March 12, 2015; $50 per space after March 12, 2015—pay at the gate; car corral (no parts) $30 per vehicle; “You must be in your spaces by 6:30am!”... More info: 860-649-3697 or www.tyrodsautoclub.com ... webmaster’s note – The Official Flyer from which all of the above info came (PLUS a pre-registration form for vendor spaces), was posted at the Stafford Motor Speed way web site (http://staffordmotorspeedway.com/) and we also made a copy and uploaded it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/12April2015TyRodsStaffordSwapMeetFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2014)

APRIL 18, 2015, Saturday, HamdenWings Of Hope For David Gagnon Pasta Fundraiser, Saturday, April 18, 2015, 4:00pm to 8:00pm (serving food at 5pm), at Mt. Carmel Congregational Church (Parish House Hall), 3284 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12, kids under 5 are free. Pasta dinner includes: pasta, meatballs, bread, salad, water & soft drinks, dessert & coffee. “…Family fun, great food… t-shirts, bracelets & lollipops to buy… Raffles, gift baskets, music…” Contact: Marty Onofrio at marti.onofrio@sbcglobal.net or her cell 203-641-5289 – RSVP & money needs to be in by Saturday, April 14, 2015… webmaster’s note – We found the Official Flyer for this event posted on Facebook in mid-March, 2015, by David’s better half Dawn, from where all of the above information was transcribed. We also went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link:  http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18April2015WingsOfHopeHamdenPastaFundraiser.jpg ... Another important part of the flyer was also a section describing in detail the various health situations that David has been battling courageously (with Dawn’s help), and so we also made a separate scan of that, which you can view in an enlarged format (it is kind of “fine print” at the bottom of the original flyer) at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18April2015WingsOfHopeFlyerBackgroundInfo.jpg ... Additional information - We first heard about David Gagnon last year around this time, when our friend Jody Wilk forwarded to us a copy of the original flyer for the “Wings Of Hope For David Gagnon” July 2014 North Haven car show flyer, an event which my son Matt and I had a great time attending, and which really opened our eyes about what a significant talent in the world of hot rod and high performance racing engine building that David Gagnon is (Jody is just one of many who enjoy bulletproof high horsepower David Gagnon Racing Enterprises engines in their rides), not just in Connecticut (DGRE is based in Hamden, reference: http://dgreshop.com/), but far beyond as well. We have been following closely David’s courageous progress, with Dawn’s great help, toward full recovery over the past year, and are so impressed and inspired, and so we are so pleased to be able to help spread the word about this wonderful event, which undoubtedly help David and Dawn continue to fight the good fight, both financially and spiritually. And we wish to also add: “Great Job!” by Marty Onofrio and everyone involved with making this wonderful event happen! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2015)

APRIL 18, 2015, Saturday, Windsor Locks - New England Air Museum Motorcycle Show. "...The second annual  show to kick off the riding season at the Museum in Windsor Locks, CT..." webmaster's note - We initially found only a brief mention of the date for this event, online at: http://www.ride-ct.com/?p=10140 - but after a little more searching, it was found listed in a lot of detail on a Museum page at: http://www.neam.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1291 ... Sounds really cool!.... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/17/2015)

APRIL 19, 2015, Sunday, Shelton – “…Round Town Cruisers 2015 Spring Dust Off Cruise at Split Rock, 1pm-4pm, music, trophies, raffle prizes, lot of great giveaways. We will have activities for the kids so bring them, along!...” webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the Special Interest web site, in the “shows” section under Connecticut, and are pleased to pass it along for your info (exact transcription from what was published)... Additional information - The Center at Split Rock is located at 704 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT. Also as noted, for additional information please see the club’s web site at: www.roundtowncruisers.com – and you can also refer to their online cruise flyer for more details: www.roundtowncruisers.com/rtc.jpg ... Even more additional info – And if you’re Facebook compatible, you can also check in with the RTCers via that network at: https://www.facebook.com/round.cruisers … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/12/2015)

APRIL 19, 2015, Sunday, New CanaanCaffeine & Carburetors, “…a gathering of automotive enthusiasts at Zumbach's Gourmet Coffee,” happening on selected Sunday mornings during the season, starting at 8am, downtown New Canaan, CT… webmaster’s note - I signed up for their mailing list a couple of years back, and per a February 2015 broadcast e-mail heads-up, Caffeine & Carburetors (www.caffeineandcarburetors.com) has announced the first two dates of its 2015 schedule, and we are pleased to quote excerpts from a broadcast e-mail dated 2/25/2015, from Todd Brown (todd@109cheeseandwine.com) of the C&C team: “…Welcome to the 2015 C&C Season… Our first gathering will be April 19th in the Town of  New Canaan on Pine & Elm… We have also confirmed a September 13th date for Pine & Elm… The Waveny Park dates are still being discussed and we will release them as soon as they are confirmed... We also plan on doing a Father’s Day event at Lime Rock park too!...” Additional thoughts – I’ve never actually been to one of these, but “Pine & Elm” I believe refer to streets in the center of town that have lots of parking areas, and “Waveny Park” I believe is also a large park that is also in town. Sure am hoping to make it to one of these events this coming season!... Important additional info – Please also be sure to visit the main Caffeine & Carburetors of New Canaan web site at: http://caffeineandcarburetors.com/ - and also their official Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/3/2015)

APRIL 19, 2015, Sunday, WallingfordCSRA Spring Dustoff and NSRA Appreciation Day, “…Connecticut Street Rod Association welcomes all street rods, hot rods, customs, and classics... April 19, 2015, 8:00am, rain or shine..." More info:  http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php - and also here's a copy of the flyer for this event that was posted by our friend and hard working CSRA member "100% Ian" (thanks again Ian!): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/19April2015SCSRASpringDustOffWallingfordFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015)

APRIL 19, 2015, Sunday, Fitchburg (MASSACHUSETTS) –  Early Ford V8 Club of New England 46th Annual Spring Tune-Up Flea Market and Car Show, at the Fitchburg Airport, Fitchburg, MA. Info: http://clubs.hemmings.com/earlyfordv8newengland/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2014)

APRIL 25, 2015, Saturday, WethersfieldThe Over The Hill Gang Car Club, Eastern Chapter’s Wethersfield Car Show, on behalf of the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce, 299 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, CT, 10-3, donation $10, food and music… rain date = April 26th… webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the OTHGCC’s “Calendar” page - http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/car-shows - and are adding it here as a placeholder, and will also try to beef up the listing with more info as it becomes available—we also urge you to visit their official web site for more information: http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ … *1/17/2015 UPDATE – Thanks to our friend Gordon Partridge, who is President of OTHGCC-EC, who sent us additional details about this event, via his e-mail dated 1/17/2015, and which we, in turn, made sure to add to this listing! (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/13/2015; additional event details added as of 1/17/2015)

APRIL 25, 2015, Saturday, Portland – “…Cruise Night at Valli’s – Muscle Cars ‘n Hotrods – In Memory of Kenny Fletcher… April 25th, 3:00pm to 8:00pm… Rain date = May 2nd… At 22 Sand Hill Road, Portland, CT… Show car entry fee $10; spectators free; donations greatly appreciated… All proceeds go to Marie Fletcher, The Kenny Fletcher Scholarship Fund, and the P.H.S. Class of 2015… Trophies: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prize… Dash plaques to the first 200 cars… Music by: Pandemonium Productions; food & beverages available for purchase… For more information contact: Michael Brown 860-982-3227 or Michael Bellobuono 860-707-4231…” webmaster’s note – Thanks very much to our friend Mike Brown at Valli’s for passing along the Official Flyer for this event, from which all of the above information was transcribed. Mike sent it to us attached to his e-mail of 2/26/2015. I’ve also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25April2015VallisCruisePortlandFlyer.jpg ...  Additional thoughts and information – I was able to make it out to this event for the first time in 2013, as a spectator, and had a fantastic time checking out the phenomenal turnout of all sorts of great cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, and much more. It was most definitely a “happening scene!” Check out these sample photos that I shot, at the April 27th, 2013 event: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/PrtlndFltchrCruz27Apr13A-1k.JPG and http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/PrtlndFltchrCruz27Apr13B-1k.JPG and http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/PrtlndFltchrCruz27Apr13C-1k.JPG . Unbelievable, and a great time!... In February of 2014, I heard from Mike Brown at Valli’s with updates about last year’s event, and also a print-out of a Middletown Press article, "Cruise night to honor Portland Army veteran who died of cancer," dated April 26, 2011, and written by Jeff Mill (jmill@middletownpress.com) of the Press staff. The article did a great job of telling about what a superb dedicated patriot and veteran Kenny Fletcher was, and all the positive things he did for his fellow soldiers and fellow man. I was able to locate the Press article online, and you can read it yourself at the following link: http://www.middletownpress.com/general-news/20110426/cruise-night-to-honor-portland-army-veteran-who-died-of-cancer - and there was also this great photo that went along with it, with the following caption: "...Submitted photo Kenneth Fletcher 1SG, far right, is pictured in Balad, Iraq, with Jesse James, Spc. Justin Derr and Spc. Arron Mclaughlin of East Hampton in this 2006 photo...." - we also uploaded the photo to our own server at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/KennyFletcherPhotoFrom2011MiddletownPressArticle.jpg … I wish to thank Mike Brown, and everyone at Valli's, and everyone who is involved with this event, honoring a great man, and raising funds for these great people & important causes: Marie Fletcher, The Kenny Fletcher Scholarship Fund, and the Portland High School Class of 2015. Let's hope for great weather and another fantastic turnout in honor of Kenny Fletcher! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/3/2015)

APRIL 25, 2015, Saturday, West HartfordThe University of Hartford Innovator Group First Annual Car Show, 10am-2pm, at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT. Open to all makes and models, and will be located in a paved parking lot. Distinguished professors and deans will judge the car based on categories. For more info: 203-623-3790 or innovator@hartford.eduwebmaster’s note – We received a broadcast email on 3/5/2015 from Frank S. Finelli (innovator@hartford.edu) announcing this event, and with a cover letter and banner-type flyer attached. We took the liberty of uploading both of those documents to our server, where they are now both viewable, and provide more details about the event (including information on group and pre-registration discounts). View the cover letter at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25Apr2015UHartInnovatorShowWHartfordCvrLttr.jpg - and view the flyer online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25Apr2015UHartInnovatorShowWHartfordFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/5/2015)

APRIL 25, 2015, Saturday, New Britain - CCSU Annual Spring Car Show, 10am-2pm, at Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06053... webmaster's note - We found this event listing via a dedicated Facebook event site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1455693334676148/ - and also went ahead and made a screen shot of the banner from that site, which is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25April2015CCSUCarShowFBBanner.JPG ... Additional info - You can also find out more about the CCSU Car Club at their official Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/CentralCarClub   ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/30/2015)

APRIL 25, 2015, Saturday, Waterbury - Cadillac & LaSalle Club NY/New England Inter-Regional Meet, at Timexpo - The Timex Museum, 175 Union Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Info: Dave Rubin 845-225-5990... webmaster's note - This event was found on the Cadillac & LaSalleClub's online calendar: http://www.cadillaclasalleclub.org/calendar/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/17/2015)

APRIL 26, 2015, Sunday, Milford - Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee, season kick-off, 8:30am - 11:30am, 58 River Street, Milford, CT 06460... Facebook event info page: https://www.facebook.com/events/547462178730447/ - and also reference the main Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee Facebook site for more info: https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford ... webmaster's note - A very cool-sounding, casual car enthusiasts' gathering in a beautiful local downtown--looking forward to getting to one or more of these events this coming season!.... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2015)

APRIL 26, 2015, Sunday, BerlinSummer Knights Car Club 2015 Show and Shine, Berlin Fairgrounds. Info: http://www.summerknights.net/show-a-vendor-info.html ... *3/30/2015 UPDATE - Thanks to our friend "OneHundredPercent" Ian, who posted two pages of the official handbill for this event on Facebook recently, we have both of them (which we've stitched together on one page) to share at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26Apr2015SmmrKghtsBerlinShowHandbill.JPG ... Additional thoughts - I've participated in this event in the past and have had a lot of fun doing so--it's very popular and very well-run! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/5/2015; hyperlink to official event handbill added to this listing as of 3/30/2015)

APRIL 26, 2015, Sunday, East Hampton41st Annual Belltown Gas & Steam Engine Show, 8:00am to 3:00pm, at Fireman’s Grounds, Route 16 at the Salmon River, East Hampton, CT. Info - Belltown Antique Car Club web site: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2014)

APRIL 26, 2015, Sunday, Mansfield The CVA’s  25th Annual Spring Dust-Off, Mansfield Hollow State Park 195 Bassett Bridge Road, Mansfield, CT from 9am to 3pm. Held rain or shine. This is an informal, non-judged gathering. For more info: Bill Arute 860-395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org – And/or please also see the copy of the big 2015 CVA events summary flyer that CVA president Bill Arute provided us with, in December 2014 (thanks again Bill!); it is viewable online now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015FullYearOfCVAEventsFlyer.pdf ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014)

APRIL 28, 2015, Tuesday, Shelton – Opening Night for the “…Round Town Cruisers 6th Season of Weekly Tuesday Night Cruises, 6pm-9pm, 704 Bridgeport Avenue… All classics, customs, muscle cars, hot rods, special interest vehicles welcomed… Trophy night every 2nd Tuesday of the month… Great music, 50/50, giveaways, door prizes, fun for all, spectators welcome… Please no alcohol, no burnouts…” webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the Special Interest web site, in the “shows” section under Connecticut, and are pleased to pass it along for your info (exact transcription from what was published)... Additional information - The Center at Split Rock is located at 704 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT. Also as noted, for additional information please see the club’s web site at: www.roundtowncruisers.com – and you can also refer to their online cruise flyer for more details: www.roundtowncruisers.com/rtc.jpg ... Even more additional info – And if you’re Facebook compatible, you can also check in with the RTCers via that network at: https://www.facebook.com/round.cruisers … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/12/2015)

MAY 1, 2015, Friday, Milford - Kick-off date for the "...'Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club Friday Night Cruise Night,' at McDonald's Restaurant, 1376 Boston Post Road (across from the CT Post Mall), 6pm-dark, 1981 cutoff date..." webmaster’s note - We grabbed some of the above details from the listing we ran last year for this great local cruise night, and we'll certainly be updating it for 2015 with any new or revised info that the club may publish. We became aware of the start date for this event of Friday, May 1st, 2015, from the running series of "rollin rollin rollin" Facebook posts courtesy of our friend and avid cruiser Tony Cervone, and in fact I made a screen shot of one of Tony's recent posts for this series, and my follow-on comments, which is viewable here: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/1May2015BSGsMilfordMcDonaldsCruiseHeadsUpFromFB.JPG ... Our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club do a great job with this event, and we look forward to getting back there this season!... Additional info - Be sure to visit the BSGs club's official web site at: http://bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ - and also their official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Sweat-and-Gears-Car-Club-Connecticut/202091426554876 ... Stay tuned for more details, and make sure to mark May 1st down on your 2015 calendar for an always-fun local cruise night run by some great folks—now entering their 11th season of cruising!  (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015)

MAY 1-3, 2015, Friday-Sunday, Rhinebeck (NEW YORK) - 45th Annual Rhinebeck Car Show & Swap Meet, presented by the Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association, at the Duchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY. Info: http://rhinebeckcarshow.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/17/2015)

MAY 2, 2015, Saturday, WestbrookThe Cardone & Daughter Automotive 2015 Open Shop Premiere Event… Quoting from the Facebook event page, https://www.facebook.com/events/410667469089500/ : “…Saturday, May 2, 10:00am - 2:00pm, at Cardone & Daughter Automotive, 177 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, Connecticut 06498, telephone (860) 664-0727, and e-mail: cardoneauto@gmail.com ‘… Join us for our first Open Shop of the 2015 season!! Free coffee and donuts (provided by Beach Donut Shop) in the morning, grilled burgers and dogs for lunch… Anyone owning a vintage or unique car is encouraged to drive it to the shop. (Vintage car not mandatory) Everyone is invited!... Don't forget to bring along a non-perishable food item for our Shoreline Soup Kitchen Donation box…” For more information , please also refer to the Official C&D Automotive web site: http://www.cardoneanddaughter.com/ , and/or the C&D Automotive Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cardoneanddaughter ... webmaster's note – We appreciate all that our friends at Cardone & Daughter Automotive do for us, and our old cars, here on the Connecticut Shoreline, including opening up their shop for wonderful old car fun & fellowship events such as this! And great job also by them incorporating the non-perishable food donation opportunity, to help those less fortunate. Here’s our report on a fun C&D Auto Open Shop event that we were fortunate to be able to attend a couple of falls ago: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CARDONE2011/Report.html … *3/3/2015 UPDATE - Thanks to our friend Nancy Cardone for sending along the Official Flyer for this event, which we scanned and uploaded to our server, so that it is viewable now at the following address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2May2015CardoneAutoOpenShopWstbrkFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/12/2015; clickable link to a copy of the official flyer added to this listing as of 3/3/2015)

MAY 2, 2015, Saturday, Milford – “…Antique & Classic Car Show to benefit The Center for Family Justice, May 2, 2015 (Rain date = May 9, 2015), 10am-3pm, at Lowe’s in Milford, 311 Old Gate Lane, off 95 Exit 40 north or south… Trophies, 50/50 raffle… All cars welcome, plenty of parking on blacktop… $10 donation, all clubs welcome… Info: Call Gary at 203-870-5248…” webmaster’s note – We saw this event listed on another web site, and went ahead and contacted the organizer Gary (54caddy2@gmail.com) to see if he might be able to supply us with a flyer for the event (which is where we transcribed all of the above info from), and he got back to us very quickly with a prompt and helpful note (with an electronic copy of the official flyer attached). Quoting from Gary’s note dated 3/16/2015: “…Hi Steve… Thanks I appreciate it!! I work at Lowe's and own a 1954 Cadillac. My wife works for The Center for Family Justice and wanted to help her cause.... Could you put this on your site. I am attaching a flyer for the show… Hope to see you there… Thanks, Gary DellaVecchio, 203-870-5248…” Very cool, and Thank You Gary (and Mrs. D. too)! We are very pleased to add this event to the SAAC Calendar and also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the Official Flyer that Gary supplied, to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2May2015MilfordCenterForFamilyJusticeCarShowFlyer.JPG ... Additional info – We admire very much the wonderful cause that this event benefits, “The Center for Family Justice” - “Strengthening Families, Preventing Abuse,” which is headquartered in Bridgeport, and which has this informative web site where you can learn more about their mission and accomplishments: http://centerforfamilyjustice.org/ … Thanks again and great job Gary and Mrs. D.! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2015)

MAY 2, 2015, Saturday, Newington – Kick-off date for the: “…Charter Oak Firebirds’ Panera Bread Saturday Cruise Nights 2015 series, 3120 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, 1st & 3rd Saturdays… 2015 Schedule (no rain dates & no cruise on 7/4): 5/2, 5/16, 6/6, 6/20, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, & 10/17… Visit charteroakbirds.com for special events scheduled on upcoming cruise nights… All classic, muscle & specialty cars welcome, classic imports too (no tuners)… Bigger trophies & better raffles, 50/50 drawing, music & more… Brought to you by Charter Oak Firebirds, www.charteroakbirds.com, club information: Brad 203-467-4482… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person... No alcohol, no burnouts… Please come, have fun, and be safe…” webmaster’s note – We thank our long time local Firebird Trans-Am driving friend John Astarita for sending along to us in early March a copy of the Official Flyer for the event, from which all of the above information was transcribed. There’s even more info & event details on the flyer itself, however, including information on sponsors for the event, so please do refer to it—a copy of which we’ve uploaded to our server, viewable online at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015CharterOakBirdsNewingtonPaneraCruzFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – I’ve attended this cruise night in the past, and I can verify that it’s one seriously cool cruise night, in a great, active location, and a ton of fun overall! I look forward to getting back there again this coming season! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/12/2015)

MAY 2, 2015, Saturday, Meriden – Kick-off date for the: “…American Muscle Car Club 'Class Auto Wash' Cruise Night 2015 series, 5pm, at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450... Quoting from their Facebook event listing (https://www.facebook.com/events/1420901251555628/): "...It's our first cruise night of the season! We hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones. Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash! AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out and talking cars! You might even see a little bit of smoke if you hang around until the end! This cruise night will be held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month until the end of the season..." The season's worth of dates listed per the AMCC's events page (http://amcc-ct.org/events/) is as follows: May 2nd, May 16th, June 6th, June 20th, July 18th, August 1st, August 15th, September 5th, and September 19th. We also scanned their 2015 event list (which includes, by the way, their "Fast & Furriest" Middletown car show on August 9th, which benefits a wonderful animal welfare related cause) and uploaded it here:  http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/AMCC2015CruiseAndShowSchedule.JPG ... Here's also a scan of the Facebook event page for the May 2, 2015 kickoff event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1420901251555628/): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/AMCC2May2015OpeningNightMeridenClassActCruise.JPG ... Additional info - Please make sure to check out the American Muscle Car Club's official web site for more information: http://amcc-ct.org/ - and also their official Facebook club site: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015)

MAY 2, 2015, Saturday, KentConnecticut Antique Machinery Association 2015 Spring Power-Up, Saturday, May 2nd, 10am to 4pm, rain or shine, Route 7, 1 mile north of Kent, CT (31 Kent-Cornwall Road). "This is CAMA's 11th Annual Spring Power Up! "...Operating gas & steam exhibits, working farm equipment, blacksmith shop, sawmill, railroad, mining exhibits..." For information, contact Jim Daly 860-354-1859 or visit website http://www.ctamachinery.com/ , or write: Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, P.O. Box 425, Kent, CT 06757 - A 501(c)(3) Not For Profit Museum... webmaster's note - The above info all came from a flyer that I saw published in the CAMA newsletter that was received in December 2014 (I am a dues-paying member!), and I've also scanned and uploaded the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable as a clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2May2015CAMAKentSpringPowerUpFlyer.jpg ... Sounds like a lot of fun--I've definitely got to make it to one of these soon! (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/24/2014)

MAY 2-3, 2015, Saturday-Sunday, Colchester – Quinebaug Valley Engineers Association Annual Spring Swap Meet & Gas-Up, combined with: “The Allis Chalmers ‘Gathering of the Orange’,” at Zagray Farm Museum, 544 Amston Road (Route 85), Colchester, CT. Info: http://www.qvea.org/Meetings_Shows/Meetings_Shows.html (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014)

MAY 3, 2015, Sunday, Bristol –  Connecticut Street Rod Association Spring Swap Meet, Lake Compounce Parking Lot, 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010, 6am-3pm, rain or shine. Info: 203-697-9113. webmaster’s note – This event listing was found on the CSRA’s Upcoming Events page: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php ... *12/4/2014 UPDATE - Thanks to our local old car buddy who is a CSRA member (and busts his butt helping run these amazing events), “OneHundredPercent” Ian from Haddam, we now have a copy of the flyer for this event, which we’ve taken the liberty of uploading to our server, where it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/3May2015SCSRASpringSwapMeetFlyer.jpg … Thanks again Ian!... *3/24/2015 UPDATES - Here's another handbill-type flyer that our friend Ian also recently shared: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/3May2015CSRABristolSpringSwapFlyr.JPG ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2014; hyperlink to online copy of the event flyer added to this listing as of 12/4/2014; one more link to Ian's handbill-type flyer was added to this listing as of 3/24/2015)

MAY 3, 2015, Sunday, South Deerfield (MASSACHUSETTS) Western Massachusetts Chapter Antique Truck Club of America Antique Truck Show. “…At the Yankee Candle Corporate Headquarters, Yankee Candle Way (off Rt. 5 & 10), South Deerfield, MA… 11th Annual Antique Truck Show… Free shuttle to the Yankee Candle Store, raffles, flea market, free admission and registration, 7am to 3pm… Held rain or shine… Info: Craig 413-834-1677 or Doug 413-665-4735; vendors contract Craig… Email contact: maggie101racing@hotmail.com …” Please also visit the official ATCA web site for more information: http://www.antiquetruckclubofamerica.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/13/2015)

MAY 7, 2015, Thursday, Berlin – Opening night for the “…Summer Cruise Night with Over The Hill Gang CT at Berlin Pizza, 196 Wilbur Cross Highway (a.k.a. Berlin Turnpike), across from the Home Depot. Any rat rod, hot rod, street rod, pro street, muscle car. Great fun for family & friends. Music, prizes, raffles, trophies! Every Other Thursday starting May 7th, 5:30-8:30pm, no rain dates. Please no booze or burnouts. Check us out at www.overthehillgangct.bizland.com or like us on Facebook at Over The Hill Gang CT othgct …”  webmaster’s note – We saw this event listed on the Special Interest web site, which is where all of the above info was transcribed from. We were also able to view their referenced Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct - where we also found their official 2015 event flyer, which we also uploaded a copy of to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015OverTheHillGangBerlinPizzaCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – Please visit the Over The Hill Gang CT car club’s official web site online at: http://www.overthehillgangct.bizland.com/ .. . (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2015)

MAY 10, 2015, Sunday, New CanaanCaffeine & Carburetors @ Waveny Park, “…a gathering of automotive enthusiasts at Zumbach's Gourmet Coffee,” happening on selected Sunday mornings during the season, starting at 8am, downtown New Canaan, CT… webmaster's note – Per a March 11th, 2015 posting on its Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors), the Caffeine & Carburetors organizers have announced two more dates for its 2015 schedule, and we are pleased to quote that announcement: “…By a vote of 5-3 the New Canaan Park and Rec Commission voted a recommendation to approve Caffeine and Carburetors for May 10th and October 18th at Waveny Park. This is great news! Viva C & C Spread the word! See you there!...” Additional info – “Waveny Park,” I believe, is a large park that is in town. From what we’ve been able to discern from some internet research, Waveny Park is located at: 677 South Avenue (although another entrance to the park is reportedly located off Lapham Road), New Canaan, Connecticut 06840, and there is a Directions page for how to get there published by the town, located online at: http://www.newcanaan.info/content/9492/9224/675/1531.aspx ... Even more important additional info – Please also be sure to visit the main Caffeine & Carburetors of New Canaan web site at: http://caffeineandcarburetors.com/ - and also their official Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/12/2015)

MAY 11, 2015, Monday, North Haven – Opening Night for the “…Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club North Haven Shopping Center 2015 Season of Weekly Monday Night Cruises, every Monday night, at the North Haven Shopping Center, Route 5, near the intersection of Route 22… Sponsored by the Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club. Parking area recently done over... Gift certificates, door prizes, trophies, "T" shirts… Best of the best award every month, interviews with our award winners… Voted Best Cruise Night in CT… Over 150 vehicles, ice cream, food, and those great oldies by: DJ Frankie B and the Giant Juke Box… Cruisin’ starts at 5:30 to 9:00pm… More info: www.doowopcruisers.com ...” webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the Special Interest web site, in the “shows” section under Connecticut, and are pleased to pass it along for your info (exact transcription from what was published)... *3/18/2015 UPDATE – We found a copy of the Official Flyer for the 2015 series of this event online at the Doo Wop Cruisers’ official web site, and took the liberty of uploading a copy of it to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015DooWopCruisersMondayNorthHavenCruzFlyer.JPG ... Very cool, looking forward to getting out there this year! (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/12/2015; hyperlink to the Official Flyer added to this listing as of 3/18/2015)

MAY 14, 2015, Thursday, Old Saybrook – Opening Night for the “…Old Saybrook American Legion Post #113 Cruise Night Car Show, every Thursday night from 5pm ‘till dusk, at American Legion Post #113, 113 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475… Show runs from May 14th through September 24th, 2015. Open to all car types! Bring a car or just come to watch. Food and beverages at reasonable prices! Free admission! Open to the public!...” webmaster's note – Thanks to our friend “OneHundredPercent” Ian for posting the official flyer for this great local Shoreline-area summertime cruise night series, on Facebook, in mid-March, and from there we made a copy of it and uploaded it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015OldSaybrookAmerLegionPost113CruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts - I attended a couple of these events last season and really enjoyed the great mix of all sorts of old cars, the friendly atmosphere, and also the very nice, very easy-to-get-to location in one of Connecticut’s most beautiful Shoreline towns! Thanks again Ian, and Great Job by the good people of American Legion Post #113 of Old Saybrook!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2015)

MAY 16, 2015, Saturday, Branford – “…2nd Annual Cruise-In to Celebrate National Nursing Home Week… Prizes, food, DJ… Please come and show off your car, 11am to 3pm, at Branford Hills Health Care Center, 189 Alps Road, Branford, CT…”  webmaster’s note – I just saw this event listed on the Special Interest web site, and as I was able to get out to last year’s “1st Annual” version as a spectator, and had such a great time checking out all the cool rides & chatting with friendly folks there (here's a photo I took that day to give you a bit of an impression: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/SAACBranfordHillsCarShow17May2014-Overall1.jpg), I figured I’d better get it onto the SAAC Calendar for this year as well! I am also going to contact the Branford Hills Health Care Center to see if they can get me any more event details, and/or a flyer for the event, and will be sure to update this listing with any & all additional info that we can obtain!... Additional info - Branford Hills Health Care Center is very easy to get to, located at 189 Alps Road, Branford, CT 06405 - here's their web site's "Find Us" page: http://bhhcc.com/contact-us/find-us/ ... *3/20/2015 UPDATES – What a wonderful surprise to see the very gracious mailing (postmarked 3//11/2015) from our friend Ellen Leslie of the Branford Hills Health Care Center, which enclosed a high-quality color printed copy of the Official Flyer for this event! Thank you so much, Ellen! For some additional event details from the flyer, a copy of which we were very pleased to scan and upload to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/16May2015BranfordHillsHealthCareCruiseIn.jpg - we are pleased to quote: “…Branford Hills Health Care Center Second Annual Cruise-In Pow Wow, Saturday, May 16th, 11am to 3pm, 189 Alps Road… Trophy awards, food & drinks, DJ!... All vehicle welcome! Please come and show off your car! For more information: Ellen Leslie 203-315-2613…” Very cool! Really hoping we can make it back there this year for this very cool local car gathering! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2015; additional information and hyperlink to the Official Flyer were added to this listing as of 3/20/2015)

MAY 16, 2015, Saturday, Rocky Hill The Over The Hill Gang Car Club, Eastern Chapter’s Rocky Hill Car Show, Elm Ridge Park, donation $10, proceeds to benefit Rocky Hill Concert Series and other charities… rain date = May 17th… webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the OTHGCC’s “Calendar” page - http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/car-shows - and are adding it here as a placeholder, and will also try to beef up the listing with more info as it becomes available—we also urge you to visit their official web site for more information: http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ … *1/17/2015 UPDATE – Thanks to our friend Gordon Partridge, who is President of OTHGCC-EC, who sent us additional details about this event, via his e-mail dated 1/17/2015, and which we, in turn, made sure to add to this listing! (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/13/2015; additional event details added as of 1/17/2015)

MAY 17, 2015, Sunday, StratfordBoothe Memorial Park & Museum Antique & Classic Car Show, Sunday, May 17th, 2015, 9am to 4pm, at Boothe Memorial Park, 5744 Main Street Putney, Stratford, CT. webmaster’s note – We ran across the Official Flyer for this event, which contains many other important details, at the CT Seaport Car Club’s web site, where it is viewable at the following clickable link: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2015/BootheShow2015.jpg ... This contact person was also listed on the flyer for more information about the event: Rich Iannucci, 203-610-3330... Additional thoughts - We’ve attended this event in the past and had a great time at it! Love the beautiful rolling grass lawns where the show takes place and the CT Seaport Car Club folks really do a great job with it! (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2014)

MAY 17, 2015, Sunday, East HartfordCarl Maratta’s Auto Swap Meet & Car Corral, 6:00am to 3:00pm, rain or shine, at Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT. “…The event also features a spectators car corral, bring in your classic, rod, custom, and the driver of the vehicle is admitted FREE. Cars to qualify must be 1980 or older. Prizes are awarded…” webmaster’s note – We included that info about the car corral display area, which was part of the OldRide.com event listing, reference: http://www.oldride.com/events/8521981.html ... Info: Carl Maratta 860-680-6878  or http://www.c-maratta-swap.com/Additional info – We uploaded a “cleaned up” (screen shot) copy of the official event banner with the main overall details, to our server, where it is accessible now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17May2015CarlMarattaEastHartfordSwapBanner.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2014)

MAY 17, 2015, Sunday, ClintonThe CVA’s 4th Annual Swap and Meet-Up … “New Location” Address: EMI PARTS 161 West Main St. Clinton Ct, 06413. A fun gathering of VW’s both new and old held rain or shine. Dash plaques to the first 100 cars, food trucks, and more… Directions, I-95 North / South take Exit 63, turn south onto Rt.81, turn right onto Rt.1 South and look for “VW” signs. Also, check out our website for Hotel and Off Site Camping information… Don’t miss the FIRST VW Swap Meet in Connecticut for 2015!  Vendors Welcomed!... 9am-2pm... $5 for show cars, $10 for any size swap space, and general admission: FREE!... For more info e-mail Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org or contact Bill Arute 860-395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org – And/or please also see the copy of the big 2015 CVA events summary flyer that CVA president Bill Arute provided us with, in December 2014 (thanks again Bill!); it is viewable online now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015FullYearOfCVAEventsFlyer.pdf ... *2/17/2015 UPDATE - Thanks to our friend Bill Arute for sending along a copy of the Official Flyer for this event, which we've taken the liberty of scanning and uploading to our server, where it is now viewable online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17May2015CVASwapAndMeetUp4Clinton.jpg ... Sounds great and thanks again Bill & CVA! (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014; clickable link to the official event flyer added to this listing as of 2/17/2015)

MAY 20, 2015, Wednesday, Wallingford – Opening Night for the “…CT Road Lancers Car Club and Captain Seas Restaurant of Wallingford 2015 Season of Weekly Wednesday Night Cruises, 905 N. Colony Rd., every Wednesday, 5pm – 9pm… Music by DJ Don, trophies… For information, call Plumcrazy Gil 203-213-9477…” webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the Special Interest web site, in the “shows” section under Connecticut, and are pleased to pass it along for your info (exact transcription from what was published)... *3/16/2015 UPDATES – We went and looked at the CT Road Lancers cool official web site (http://ctroadlancers.webs.com/), and found a copy of the official 2015 Captain Seas Cruise Night Flyer, so copied and uploaded that, so that it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015CRLCaptSeasWedsWallingfordCruzFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/12/2015; clickable flyer hyperlink added to this event listing as of 3/16/2015)

MAY 25, 2015, Monday, Branford - The Branford Memorial Day Parade, 10am, Branford Town Green, Branford, CT... webmaster's note - I am just adding this as a "placeholder" for now, because I have not seen any official notices about the event yet from the Branford Veterans Parade Committee. In previous years, they would send us an invitation/information package about parade participation, which we'd, in turn, list here on the SAAC Calendar, regarding "independent" antique auto participation (meaning if you are an antique automobile owner who wish to participate and are not connected with any "civic group," per se, since there are various town groups that often do employ old cars and/or trucks as part of their group). Speaking for myself, I always enjoy participating in this parade with my antique auto (Branford does such a great job with this event in general, and it's a special privilege to be able to help honor and remember our Veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country), and am not representative of any "group," so I am always interested in finding out the details of how to go about participating with an old car. I may write to the Committee eventually, to make sure that they are keeping us on the mailing list for announcements, but for now, just wanted to add this as a placeholder... (this event listing was added to this calendar as of 3/30/2015)

MAY 25, 2015, Monday, Old Lyme - The Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Memorial Day Classic Car Show, 9am-2pm, on the grounds of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT."...2015 is our 11th year!..." Info: http://lymeoldlymelions.org/memorial-day-car-show/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/17/2015)

MAY 29, 2015, Friday, Cromwell - Cromwell's 3rd Annual Memorial Day Car & Bike Show, 4pm-8pm, historic downtown Main Street in Cromwell, CT. Info: http://www.oldride.com/events/7065147.html - and the official evente web site: http://cromwelldowntownmerchants.com/event-items/3rd-annual-memorial-day-car-show-test/ - and the official flyer: http://cromwelldowntownmerchants.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Carshow-2015.jpg - and also be sure to check out the Cromwell Downtown Merchants Association, who are major players in making this event happen, at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CromwellDowntownMerchantsAssociation ... webmaster's note - Boy, this sounds seriously cool--sure would like to make it to this event this year! ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/5/2015)

MAY 30, 2015, Saturday, Westport - Spring 2015: Greenwich Car Event Weekend Auction at Dragone Classic Motorcars, 1pm, at The Dragone Facility, 176 Post Road West, Westport, CT. Info: http://www.dragoneclassic.com/Auctions/ - and please also see the Dragone Classic Motorcars Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/dragoneclassiccars ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/8/2015)

MAY 30, 2015, Saturday, Hartford to Lakeville – “2015 Connecticut Vintage and Classic Sports Car ‘Rallye for a Cure,’ to benefit JDRF,” starting at Jaguar Hartford… webmaster’s note – Quoting from a broadcast e-mail dated 2/1/2015, from wrighttheelder@gmail.com: “…This year’s  ‘Rallye for a Cure’ will take place on May 30, 2015. This charity rallye will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and its mission to cure Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). This fun-filled Game-Tour-Adventure Rallye starts at Jaguar Hartford, winds through the western hills of Connecticut, and ends at the historic Lime Rock Park… Our Mission: To celebrate classic and vintage sports cars and their enthusiasts, while raising awareness and funds to benefit JDRF’s mission to treat, prevent, and cure Type 1 Diabetes… The Rallye winds its way through the northwest hills to Lakeville, CT, home of  Lime Rock Park. The Jaguar Club and VSCCA have use of the track that weekend, so many of the cars and drivers who attend the Historic Festivals will be on the track, in the paddock, and happy  to meet and greet Rallye participants… Come enjoy a complimentary breakfast, catered lunch, and Awards Presentation! Individual teams and clubs are welcome!...” For more info: https://sites.google.com/site/rallyeforacure/home or e-mail: wrighttheelder@gmail.com, or telephone: 860-236-5920, or snail mail: Rallye for a Cure, Att: Bill Wright, 6 Barksdale Road, West Hartford, CT 06117-1603… Additional info – From looking at the official web site and event information, we can see that our friends the CT MG Club are also major sponsors of this event—very nice job by the CT MG Club folks!... Additional useful links: The Facebook event site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396413177299361/ - and the Hemmings event listing: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=43609 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/2/2015)

MAY 30-31, 2015, Saturday, Sunday, Greenwich - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, featuring great classic cars, yachts, and motorcycles, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT... Info: http://www.greenwichconcours.com/Main.htm ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/17/2015)

MAY 31, 2015, Sunday, North Haven – "...'Big Mike' Jung Memorial Car Show, Sunday, May 31st, 2015, 10:00-3:00, North Haven Middle School, 55 Bailey Road, North Haven, CT... Rain date = Sunday, June 7th... All Muscle & Race Cars welcome!... Requesting donation of $10 per car and $5 per spectator... Raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle, DJ, and food vendors (Spud Stud, Sugar Bakery, Pizza Truck)... All spectators park at North Haven High School on Elm Street... Proceeds to benefit 'Big Mike's' daughter Amada Jung... For more info contact: Darrin Magro, 203-627-5155, BigMikeFund@gmail.com ..." webmaster's note - Big thanks to our local old car friend John Astarita for sending us along the heads-up about this show, along with a copy of the Official Flyer, from which all of the above info was transcribed directly. We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/31May2015BigMikeJungMemorialNorthHavenCarShowFlyer.JPG ... Quoting from John's e-mail message of 3/31/2015, which contained the info and flyer: "...Steve, I enclosed a PDF file. Darrin Magro, owner of Nitmare Performance, and a Connecticut State trooper is running this show and asked me to help spread the word, hoping you can post this on your sites. Thanks - JA..." Very happy to do so, John, and thanks again for the heads-up and flyer for this great sounding event benefiting such a worthy cause! (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/1/2015)

MAY 31, 2015, Sunday, MeridenUltimate Offroad Mud Bogs & Rock Racing, Sunday, May 31st, 2015, Meriden Markham Airport, 213 Evansville Avenue, Meriden, CT… Music, food, vendors… Admission $10, kids 6 and under free, $20 racing registration… Vehicle registration starts at 8am, event starts at 10am… Come see mega trucks, rock trucks, many more… For more information go to: www.ultimateoffroadllc.com or e-mail: ultimateoffrd@gmail.com …” webmaster’s note – We saw this event posted on Facebook, and it sounds like good people are involved with it, and so we made sure to make ourselves a copy of the Official Flyer, from which all of the above info was transcribed, and which we’ve also uploaded to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/31May2015UltimateOffroadMeridenMarkhamAirportFlyr.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2015)

MAY 31, 2015, Sunday, North BranfordThe North Branford Touch-A-Truck, 11am to 2pm, at the Stanley T. Williams Community Center, 1332 Middletown Avenue Northford, CT 06472… webmaster’s note – We ran across this event listed at the Facebook event site: https://www.facebook.com/NorthBranfordTouchATruck – and are just listing it here for now as a service. We would suggest tuning in that Facebook event site as the date gets closer for any more available details. The actual street address for the Stanley T. Williams Community Center was not given on that FB page, but we attempted to look it up via a google search, and found the address, that we included in the above event details, listed on this North Branford Social Services municipal info page: http://www.townofnorthbranfordct.com/town_services/social_services.htm ... Nice job by the organizers continuing on with this very popular annual North Branford event!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2015)

JUNE 6, 2015, Saturday, Middletown10th Annual EJK Car Show, at Xavier High School, 181 Randolph Road, Middletown, CT, 10am to 3pm. Rain date = June 7th... webmaster’s note – Thanks to the EJK Car Show organizers for getting the word out nice and early this year—we just saw the notice posted at the official EJK Car Show Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/EJK-Car-Show/223223281098023) in early March of this year, and are doing our best to get it onto our calendar ASAP so that folks can get started planning early to attend and/or participate. A low-resolution image of the flyer was included with that Facebook posting, which we copied and uploaded to our server (clickable link at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/6June2015EJKCarShowFlyerImgFmFB.jpg), and it clearly shows the main details (date, rain date, hours and location), however we were not able to read much beyond that, due to the fine print. But based on what was published for Last Year’s (2014) EJK show, we will make mention that the 2014 fees were: $10 donation for car show entries, $1 donation spectators, 12 & under free... (we will certainly be double-checking this information for the 2015 event, whenever we can track it down & confirm it)… Additional information - Please also be sure to visit the official internet home page for the EJK Car Show online at: http://ejkcarshow.com/ - and, once again, please also be sure to check out the official EJK Car Show Facebook page for any & all updates that may get posted there as well: https://www.facebook.com/pages/EJK-Car-Show/223223281098023 ... Final thoughts – We love the ongoing spirit (10th year already—wow!) of this fine event, held in memory of a wonderful & dearly departed Xavier High School Class of 2004 graduate, Eric J. Kalber (“EJK”), and which benefits a Xavier High School scholarship award in Eric’s name--and the simple fact is that it’s a fantastic car show as well!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/12/2015)

JUNE 7, 2015, Sunday, Windsor Locks – Connecticut Council of Car Clubs and New  England Air Museum present the 29th Annual 4Cs Auto Show & Aircraft Exhibit, at the New England Air Museum, 10am to 3pm (museum open until 5pm), for antique, classic, special interest, sports cars & street rods… Show car admission $10 (includes driver and passengers)… Location: New England Air Museum, Bradley International Airport, Route 75, Windsor Locks, CT (I-91, Exit 40, & follow the signs)… More information: John Bajumpaa 860-623-3906 or jfbajumpaa@aol.com or Phil Hamilton 860-526-5729 or CT Council of Car Clubs, P.O. Box 1433, Avon, CT 06001, www.ctccc.netwebmaster’s note – We found this event listed in the pages of the November-December 2014 issue of the official 4Cs newsletter, “The Voice” (an actual full-page flyer for the event comprised page 8 of that issue) and transcribed information directly off of the flyer. And we also scanned and uploaded that same flyer to our server, where is it now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/7June2015CTCouncilCarClubsNEAirMuseumShowFlyer.jpg ... *4/1/2015 UPDATE - I am a dues-paying member of the 4Cs, and upon browsing the most recent issue of their official newsletter "The Voice," I noticed a full-page copy of the official flyer for this event was contained on page 8 of that issue, and it was updated with information (& a very nice accompanying graphic) about the "Feature Brands" for this event--none other than "All Chrysler products thru the years," and so we made sure to uploade a copy of this new flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/7June2015CTCouncilCarClubsNEAirMuseumShowFlyrNEW.jpg ... Very cool! (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/29/2014; hyperlink to updated official event flyer was added to this listing as of 4/1/2015)

JUNE 7, 2015, Sunday, TerryvilleThe Terryville Lions Club Bike Swap & Car Show, at the Terryville Fairgrounds. Quoting from the Terryville Lions Club’s web site dedicated event page (http://terryvillelions.org/bikeswap.htm): “…The Terryville Lions Club annual Bike Swap & Car Show will be Sunday June 7, 2015 at the Terryville Fairgrounds. The event will run 7:00am - 2:00pm, with the Bike Show awards at 1:00pm. General admission is $5.00, and the show entry fee is $5.00 per entry. The Bike Show classes will include Best Harley, Best Chopper, Best Stock Bike, Best Custom Bike, Ugliest Bike, Best non-American Bike, and Best in Show. The Car Show will have ten classes which are TBA… Are you interested in selling your bike? $5.00 will get you a space in our Bike Corral! Vendor spaces are also available. Vendor fees are $25.00 for pre-registered, and $30.00 registered on the day of the event… To reserve a spot or for more information, please contact Greg Klimek at 860.202.8927, or e-mail: bikeswap@terryvillelions.org … The Terryville Lions Club Bike Swap & Car Show is sponsored in part by Connecticut Cruise News and Haymond Law, a firm for injured motorcyclists… Please help us support the Plymouth Community Food Pantry by bringing non-perishable food items to any of our events for donation...” webmaster’s note - We also did a screen shot of that event info page, which has a nice banner graphic across the top—here’s a clickable hyperlink to it: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/7June2015TerryvilleLionsBikeSwapCarShowBanner.JPG ... Additional info – From what we’ve been able to gather, the street address for the Terryville Fairgrounds is Town Hill Rd, Terryville, CT 06786, and there is a directions page at the Terryville Fairgrounds web site: http://terryvillefair.org/directions.htm - and there is also a Facebook site for the Fairgrounds at: https://www.facebook.com/TerryvilleFairgrounds … Very nice job by the Terryville Lions Club, who do so many good things for their fellow man… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/18/2015)

JUNE 7, 2015, Sunday, WaterfordThe Connecticut MG Club’s 28th Annual “British By The Sea” Gathering, at Harkness Memorial State Park, on the North Shore of Long Island Sound, in Waterford, CT… Please see the official event page at: http://www.ctmgclub.com/BBtS.html ... Additional info – Please also visit the CT MG Club’s online home at: http://www.ctmgclub.com/ …(this event was added to this calendar as of 1/13/2015)

JUNE 10, 2015, Wednesday, MiddletownThe Over The Hill Gang Car Club, Eastern Chapter’s Main Street Middletown Car Cruise, on behalf of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce… rain date = June 17th… webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the OTHGCC’s “Calendar” page - http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/car-shows - and are adding it here as a placeholder, and will also try to beef up the listing with more info as it becomes available—we also urge you to visit their official web site for more information: http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ … *1/17/2015 UPDATE – Thanks to our friend Gordon Partridge, who is President of OTHGCC-EC, who sent us additional details about this event, via his e-mail dated 1/17/2015, and which we, in turn, made sure to add to this listing! (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/13/2015; additional event details added as of 1/17/2015)

JUNE 12-14, 2015, Friday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) - Goodguys Grundy Worldwide 23rd East Coast Nationals, Eastern States Exposition (The Big E), 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA. Info: https://www.good-guys.com/ecn-2015 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/17/2015)

JUNE 13, 2015, Saturday, Plainville – "Plainville Wings and Wheels"… 4th Annual Fly-In & Classic Car Show, 10am-3pm, at Robertson Airport, 62 Johnson Avenue, Plainville, CT 06062. Rain date = June 14. More info: http://www.plainvillewingsandwheels.com/ - and here's also a copy of the official flyer that we uploaded: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/13June2015PlainvilleWingsAndWheelsFlyer.jpg ...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015)

JUNE 13, 2015, Saturday, WestbrookCardone & Daughter “VW” Day… Address: Cardone & Daughter Automotive, 177 Boston Post Road Westbrook, Ct. 06498 www.cardoneanddaughter.com ... An informal open house for all VW’s and vintage cars from 10-2pm. Tour the shop and talk with the experts. Free coffee and donuts to begin our day, then hot dogs and burgers on the grill at noon. For more info contact: Bill Arute 860-395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or chris@ctvwa.org – And/or please also see the copy of the big 2015 CVA events summary flyer that CVA president Bill Arute provided us with, in December 2014 (thanks again Bill!); it is viewable online now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015FullYearOfCVAEventsFlyer.pdf ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014)

JUNE 13-14, 2015, Saturday-Sunday, BethlehemAntique Truck Club of America CT Yankee Chapter 15th Annual Antique Truck Show, 8am-4pm, at Bethlehem Fairgrounds, Route 61, Bethlehem, CT. “…All trucks welcome--new and old... Show hours 8:00am - 4:00pm, both days… Saturday: rubber duck rodeo… Sunday: slow truck race… Registration: $10.00 per vehicle; Spectators: $3.00 - Children 3yrs and under free… Fair Grounds prohibits pets-strictly enforced… Limited self contained camper spaces (please call ahead)… For more information call Bill Mitchell @ 203-739-0118…” Please also visit the official ATCA web site for more information: http://www.antiquetruckclubofamerica.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/13/2015)

JUNE 14, 2015, Sunday, Woodbury –  The All New Woodbury Lions Club 2015 Car Show, Hollow Park, Woodbury, CT.  webmaster's note – This event was found listed via a banner shown on the Woodbury Lions Club's official web site: http://www.woodburyctlions.org/ - but with no other details  presented. We looked up Hollow Park in Woodbury, and the street address is listed as: Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT 06798, reference: https://www.woodburyparksandrec.org/info/facilities/details.aspx?FacilityID=13819 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/5/2015)

JUNE 14, 2015, Sunday, Middlefield –  Jaguar Concours d'Elegance, 9am to 3pm, at Lyman Orchards, junction of Routes 147 and 157, Middlefield, CT. More info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=44095 - and also for reference, the Jaguar Club of Southern New England's official web site: http://jcsne.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015)

JUNE 15, 2015, Monday, Wallingford –  Connecticut Street Rod Association Connecticut Dragway Reunion, Mountain Ridge Resort, Wallingford, CT. Gates open 5pm. Donations accepted from car owners; spectators are $5; all proceeds go to Wallingford Wishing Well. Info: Pete 860-635-4971 or Don 860-345-4709.  webmaster's note – This event listing was found on the CSRA’s Upcoming Events page: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2014)

JUNE 19-21, 2015, Friday-Sunday, ThompsonThe Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Second Annual Vintage Motorsports Festival, at Thompson Speedway, 205 East Thompson Road, Thompson, CT 06277. “…The Vintage Motorsports Festival returns to the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park road course for three days of vintage racing action. This event features cars from throughout the past century, including formula cars, sports racers, sports cars, vintage production and more!...” Event info: http://www.thompsonspeedway.com/events/2nd-annual-vintage-motorsports-festivalAdditional info - Please also visit the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s online home at: http://www.thompsonspeedway.com/ - and official Directions page at: http://www.thompsonspeedway.com/directions ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/13/2015)

JUNE 20, 2015, Saturday, Berlin –  4th Annual 100 Percent Kulture Hot Rod & Kustom Summer Show, Berlin Fairgrounds, 430 Beckley Road, Berlin, CT 06023. $10 per person, gates open 10am, kids 15 and under free… webmaster’s note – We attended this event a couple of summers ago and had a positively GREAT time! Haven’t managed to get back there since, but really hoping to get back there for the 2015 version! We love the laid-back and totally welcoming atmosphere, and the wide-ranging mix of all sorts of kool old vehicles that participate! Great job by the event organizer, our long-time friend Ian “100Percent” Targonsky, and all his helpers, with this event! We uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/20June2015OneHundredPctBerlinHotRodShow.jpg ... Additional info – And here are some more useful links: Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/330739610415495/ … Ian on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ian.targonsky ... And finally, Ian's 100% site: http://www.100percentkulture.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/20/2014)

JUNE 20, 2015, Saturday, New Britain - Klingberg Vintage Motor Car Festival. Info: http://klingbergautoshow.org/category/2013-show/2015/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/17/2015)

JUNE 20, 2015, Saturday, NewtownStop & Shop Newtown Car Show, including Kindness Dream Ride and Restock Faith Food Pantry, 9am to 4pm, at Stop & Shop, 228 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Rain date = June 27th (also a Saturday)… Vehicle owners: $10 donation to enter the show; bring anything with a motor, on 2 or 4 wheels, no cut-off date… Music, food, raffle, fun, vendors, crafts, and face painting... For more info, contact: Rich Marcucio at 203-270-0177 or e-mail newtowncarshow@gmail.com … Also, questions regarding the Ride or the Car Show can be directed to Chris Sferruzzo at csferruzzo@yahoo.com …   webmaster’s note – Thanks to Mr. Rich Marcucio for helping me out so graciously in response to my request for more information and/or better copies of the official event flyers, after I saw some low-res copies posted online at Facebook, by another person who was involved with the event and/or a friend of the event. Seeing that Rich was listed as a/the main contact, and finding out that he was manager of the Newtown Stop & Shop, I wrote to him with the request, enclosing an SASE, and a short time later I received a very gracious & helpful follow-up response from him—which I scanned and uploaded at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/20June2015SandSNewtownShowCorrespHiLt.jpg - and he also enclosed clear sharp copies of both of the flyer pages, which I also scanned and uploaded—see the Official Flyer page 1 at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/20June2015SandSNewtownShowPg1.jpg - and see the Official Flyer page 2 at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/20June2015SandSNewtownShowPg2.jpg ... We very much admire the work that good folks like Rich and everyone else involved are doing to make this fantastic BENEFIT event a reality, and tip our hats to them Big Time! ... Additional information – There are also a few more helpful internet links relating to this event that we wish to pass along for your information. General event info: http://eventful.com/newtown_ct/events/stop-shop-newtown-car-show-/E0-001-078403392-7 - the Facebook event site: https://www.facebook.com/events/830521353679412/ - and Newtown Car Show Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/newtowncarshow … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/4/2015)

JUNE 21, 2015, Sunday, Shelton - Shelton Historical Society Vintage Vehicles Antique and Classic Car Show. Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, 2015, 10am to 3pm, Shelton History Center, 70 Ripton Road, 1/4 mile north of the Huntington Green... webmaster's note - We found this event listed on the dedicated event web page at the Shelton Historical Society's web site. Here's a copy of the banner for the event that we uploaded as a clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21June2015SheltonHistSocCarShowBanner.jpg - and here's a copy of the show application, which also contains more info: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21June2015SheltonHistSocCarShowApplic.jpg ... Sounds like a fun day, and benefits a great organization! Be sure to visit the Shelton Historical Society's official event page for complete details: http://sheltonhistoricalsociety.org/vintage-vehicles--classic-car-show.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015)

JUNE 21, 2015, Sunday, Norwalk - Darien Collectors' Car Show, at Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Park, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 10am-3pm. Held in conjunction with the New England Auto Museum. Info: http://www.neautomuseum.org/events/show/ - and also this press release page: http://www.neautomuseum.org/blog/darien-collectors-car-show-moving-to-lockwood-mathews-mansion-park-fathers-day-june-21st/ ... Additional info - Please also view NEAM's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-England-Auto-Museum/353861647521?fref=ts ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2015)

JUNE 27, 2015, Saturday, BerlinThe 2nd Annual Support CT Veterans Car Show, sponsored by the Berlin American Legion Post #68, and the CT Military Corvette Club… webmaster’s note -  We found this event listed on the CT Military Corvette Club’s web site (http://www.vettclub.org/), but no other details (a flyer for last year’s event was found  on their “shows” page, http://www.vettclub.org/car-shows.html - but sign of any published 2015 event flyer or any other details as of yet). Sounds like a wonderful event in general, and we will definitely be on the lookout for more details about it! … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2015)

JUNE 28, 2015, Sunday, East Haven – “…The 6th Annual Knights Of Columbus #11245 Car Show, 9am to 2pm, at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 355 Foxon Road, East Haven, CT 06513... Car Show to benefit the Fr. James Shanley Scholarship Fund... Antique & classic cars & trucks, modern muscle, and tuners; classes for all… Dash plaques to the first 100 entrants… Prizes awarded at 1pm… Vendors with food & wares, DJ, fun for the whole family!...” webmaster’s note – We found this event listed at (& transcribed the above event details from) the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1584428901769347/ - and also made a scan of the banner from that page, which we uploaded to our server, where it is viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28June2015KOfC11245EastHavenCarShowFBBanner.jpg ... Additional information – And for more information about this outstanding organization, please do visit the official Facebook page of the Knights of Columbus Council 11245, online at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knights-of-Columbus-Council-11245/135956163082159Additional thoughts: We’ve known about this event for several years, and were so pleased to be able to make it over there & participate in the 2011 version (our ’60 VW is indicated in this overall view: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/EHKofC11OvrlWArrw.jpg), and we had a positively great time! Looking forward to participating again in 2015!... *3/30/2015 UPDATE - Just saw this info page posted by our friends at the Knights of Columbus 11245 on Facebook--it has an Official Flyer, plus many other important details about the event, so please do be sure to go to: https://sites.google.com/site/kofc11245carshow/ for all the "latest and greatest" information about the event. We also made a copy of the flyer that was posted there, and uploaded it to our server, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28June2015EastHavenKofC11245CarShowFlyer.jpg ... Great job and thanks again to our KofC 11245 friends! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2015; event info page link and clickable flyer link added to this listing as of 3/30/2015)

JUNE 28, 2015, Sunday, Shelton  “…The Ross Jenacaro 6th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show to benefit The Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp. Vehicle registration begins at 8:00 am. $10 car registration. Supported by The Round Town Cruisers. All types of vehicles welcome - no cut-off year, 9am -3pm, Enterprise Corporate Towers, 4 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT…” …” webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the Special Interest web site, in the “shows” section under Connecticut, and are pleased to pass it along for your info (exact transcription from what was published)... Additional information - For additional information please see the Round Town Cruises Car Club’s web site at: www.roundtowncruisers.com ... Even more additional info – And if you’re Facebook compatible, you can also check in with the RTCers via that network at: https://www.facebook.com/round.cruisers … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/12/2015)

JUNE 28, 2015, Sunday, Middletown Second Annual NAPA Auto Show presented by the Radical Rods of Connecticut, 9am to 3pm, at NAPA Auto Parts of Middletown, 1260 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT 06457. "...Music, raffle, trophies, product demos, food, give-aways, shop tours... Hot rods, muscle cars, antiques, customs, bikes, trucks... $10 show vehicles, $5 spectator parking... First 100 show vehicles receive NAPA gift bag...  Proceeds benefit Special Olympics and Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics ... webmaster's note - Very nice job by our friends the Radical Rods of Connecticut (https://www.facebook.com/RadicalRods) getting this event notice out good & early on this great-sounding event benefiting an undoubtedly great cause, so that everyone can make plans to attend. We also took the liberty of  uploading a copy of their Official Flyer (from which all of the above info was transcribed) to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28June2015NAPAMiddletownCarShowFlyer.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2015)

JUNE 28, 2015, Sunday, Bridgewater Housatonic Valley Region AACA Bridgewater Car Show. To be held at Bridgewater Fire Department Grounds located on Route 133, Bridgewater, CT, 9am-3pm. Rain date = July 12, 2015. Free parking, food on site by Bridgewater Fire Department... webmaster's note - We found this event listed online at the OldRide.com web site, reference: http://www.oldride.com/events/8912892.html ... Additional info -
Contact information for the Housatonic Valley Region AACA organization is listed on the AACA Regions and Chapters page: http://www.aaca.org/Community/regions-a-chapters.html … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2015)

JUNE 28, 2015, Sunday, Goshen The Miranda Vineyards "Vintages & Vintages" Car Show, Sunday, 6/28, 12-5, free admission, 42 Ives Road, Goshen, CT 06756. "...Classic cars, vintage cars, rare & special interest oldies, brick oven pizza truck, live music with open mic and trophies... Free entry, take part in our Annual Vintages and Vintages Car Show. Bring a picnic lunch and grab a bottle of wine, or do a wine tasting while you are here! Pizza/Food Truck on site, live music/open mic from 1:30-4:30... For more info: 860-491-9906 or http://mirandavineyard.com/ ..." webmaster's note - We found this event listed on the OldRide.com web site: http://www.oldride.com/events/1573010.html - and there was also a dedicated Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/370842299770812/   … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2015)

JULY 4, 2015, Saturday, MadisonThe Madison Exchange Club Presents The 32nd Annual Madison 4th of July Parade, 11am-4pm, downtown Madison. webmaster’s note – We saw this event listed on the Madison Exchange Club’s official web site (http://www.madisonexchange.org/), within the Calendar section (http://www.madisonexchange.org/Home/calendar). The “location” for the parade is listed on the Exchange Club’s web site as “798 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT,” which appears to be right about at the intersection of so Wall Street and Route 1 (I think the Post Office and the Library are at that intersection, if you are familiar with Madison) I would guess you’d have to obtain more info from the Exchange Club about where to go for pre-parade staging, and/or to find out if you needed to pre-register to participate with your antique car, etc., etc… CHECK THAT: I just found an event information page—or rather, a “Group Registration” page from last year’s parade, which gives more details about the event—at least as far as how last year was organized. Quoting from the page (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/madison-exchange-independence-day-parade-registration-11069865265): "...The Parade will follow the usual route along Boston Post Road to the Surf Club, parade step off will be 11 AM. Formation time is 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM in the Super Stop & Shop parking lot behind the stores on the Boston Post Road… Official web site: madisonexchange.org/parade… Parade registration deadline: July 2, 2014… Parade group formation: 9:30-10:45am… Parade step-off: 11:00am… Please note we have a new special category for neighborhoods or groups that would like to participate in a float competition, the entry fee will be $25.00 and prizes will be awarded to the top three float provided we get enough entries. I hope that this can bring a new excitement to the parade this year… The picnic area at the Surf Club is a great place to relax after the parade and enjoy Madison’s traditional family time at the beach. Please bring your own tables and cooking gear…” The person who posted that info was listed as Parade Chairman Mike Catalano of the Exchange Club, but we do NOT know if he’s going to be the Chairman for the 2015 event. But, we also checked out that “Official Website” (http://www.madisonexchange.org/parade), and found more good info about the parade (including an actual map of the parade route), from which we’re pleased to excerpt: “…Featuring nearly 100 community groups, floats, bands, clowns, antique cars, trucks (webmaster’s note – That was MY UNDERLINING there!), bicycles and a number of professional performance groups, Madison’s 4th of July Parade is recognized as one of the finest in the entire State of Connecticut.  As in the past, we again hope to attract a host of youth organizations who will march in one of the many causes of having Madison build a younger, stronger and wiser base of its population.  We hope to see some creative floats and fresh ideas that bring more of a directed focus on how youth groups can contribute to our society today and to its future growth tomorrow… Come join us in the Town of Madison’s finest moment of community celebration and dedication to its future!...” Very cool!.. I think what I will do next is write to Mike Catalano at the Exchange Club address (P.O. Box 644, Madison, CT 06443), and let him know that I’m putting this on the SAAC Calendar, and ask if he has any advice or info regarding antique automobile/truck participation in the 2015 version—and any important new info or updates we will, in turn, add to this listing… Additional info – We also found a nice page of great photos from the 2014 parade published by the local antique police car club—check ‘em out online at: http://www.policecars.us/Madison_4th_Parade_2014.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/5/2015)

JULY 12, 2015, Sunday, Westbrook - The CVA’s 11th Annual Volks-Meet… Address: Westbrook Elks Club 142 Seaside Ave. Westbrook, Ct. 06498. Show is open to all Volkswagen and German cars, owners and fans. Dash plaques and goody bags to the first 100 cars held rain or shine. Come and spend a hot summer day with your vdub at the beach! Directions, I-95 North / South take Exit 65, turn South onto Rt.153, turn South onto Rt.1, and turn left onto Seaside Ave… Time: 9am-2pm. $10 for show cars, $20 for any size swap space, general admission: FREE!... Be sure to check out our website for Hotel and Off Site Camping information… For more info please call: Bill Arute 860-395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org – And/or please also see the copy of the big 2015 CVA events summary flyer that CVA president Bill Arute provided us with, in December 2014 (thanks again Bill!); it is viewable online now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015FullYearOfCVAEventsFlyer.pdf ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014)

JULY 12, 2015, Sunday, Guilford -  “…Club Corvette of CT's 23rd Annual Corvette Show and Swap Meet, Sunday, July 12th (rain date July 19th). There are 50 judged classes for Corvettes. Proceeds from the show are donated to Club Corvette's adopted charity, the Connecticut Food Bank. Participants receive a goody bag, an event T-shirt and a dash plaque commemorating the event. Registration is $25, vendor swap spots are $25, Corvettes for Sale spot $20. General admission is $5 (children under 12 are free). A DJ will be playing music for your listening enjoyment. Food, beverages and ice cream are available on the premises. This show provides a fun filled day with an opportunity to see 300- 400 Corvettes. Bring the family and enjoy the day, 9am - 3pm, Moroso Performance Products, Exit 59 (Goose Lane) off I-95…” Webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the Special Interest web site, in the “shows” section under Connecticut, and are pleased to pass it along for your info (exact transcription from what was published)... Additional information - For more info, please also see the main Club Corvette of CT web site: http://www.clubcorvettect.com/ - and also the Club Corvette of CT’s Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/ClubCorvetteOfConnecticut ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/12/2015)

JULY 18-19, 2015, Saturday-Sunday, ColchesterQuinebaug Valley Engineers Association Annual Sumer Show, at Zagray Farm Museum, 544 Amston Road (Route 85), Colchester, CT. Info: http://www.qvea.org/Meetings_Shows/Meetings_Shows.html (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014)

JULY 25, 2015, Saturday, OxfordOxford Center Fire Company Car Show, 3pm-9pm, Oxford Center Fire House, 484 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT. Rain date = July 26th. Goody bags to first 150 cars, 50/50 raffle, over 30 trophies, door prizes. Pre-registration $8, registration at the show $10. Food, fun, life music Flashback... More info: http://www.oxfordcenterfire.com/ - or call Neil Silberkleit 203-881-1411 ... webmaster's note - We found this event listed online at the Hemmings web site, reference: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=43965 - and online flyer at: http://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/35954633-0-0.jpg?rev=1 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2015)

JULY 26, 2015, Sunday, Guilford37th Annual Time Machines 2015 Car Show & Flea Market, 8am-3pm, Guilford Fairgrounds, Guilford, CT. Rain or shine. Sponsored by CT Area Classic T-Birds, Inc. Info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=43338 (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/5/2015)

JULY 31-AUGUST 1, 2015, Friday-Saturday, Hebron - Antique Motorcycle Club of America Yankee Chapter National Meet, Hebron Lions Fairgrounds, Hebron, CT... Info: http://www.yankeechapter.org/events.shtml and/or: http://www.cyclefish.com/event/29187/ and/or: http://www.ride-ct.com/?p=10140 ... Additional info - From the Hebron Harvest Fair official web site, directions to the Fairgrounds are available at: http://www.hebronharvestfair.org/visitors/directionsparking/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/17/2015)

AUGUST 2, 2015, Sunday, East Hampton49th Annual Belltown Vintage Motorcar Meet, 8:00am to 3:00pm, at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, located off of Route 151, on the west side of the CT River ... Info: Peter Christianson 860-267-8394  or the OldRide.com event info page: http://www.oldride.com/events/3635014.html - or the main Belltown Antique Car Club web site: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2014)

AUGUST 2, 2015, Sunday, ManchesterThe Over The Hill Gang Car Club, Eastern Chapter’s Main Street Manchester Cruise, 10-3, Main Street, Manchester, CT… Donation $10… Food, music… rain dates = August 9th & August 16th… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Gordon Partridge, who is President of OTHGCC-EC, who sent us details about this event, via his e-mail dated 1/17/2015!... Additional info - We also urge you to visit their official web site for more information: http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/17/2015)

AUGUST 9, 2015, Sunday, MiddletownThe Fast and the Furriest Car, Truck, and Bike Show. Quoting from The American Muscle Car Club’s Official Facebook page dedicated event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/479932115487830/): “…Come join American Muscle Car Club and Cat Tales, Inc., for the first annual (webmaster’s note – I’m guessing that’s a typo, since the first one I believe was held 8/10/2014—so that would make this year’s the second annual) Fast and the Furriest Car, Truck, and Bike Show!... $10 entry donation for show vehicles. All proceeds will go directly to Cat Tales, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving and enriching the lives of homeless cats & kittens. Last year Cat Tales spent over $45,000 on food. We want to fill an entire flatbed with food (Purina Pro Plan dry food and Friskies canned food) and we need your help!... The club or individual who can get the most amount of food donated at the show will get a special trophy!... We are also looking for vendors and sponsors—if you are interested, please e-mail: info@CatTalesCT.org …” webmaster’s note – Love idea of a cool car event combined with a great benefit cause! We also took the liberty of making a screen shot of the Facebook event listing and uploading it, so that it is viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/AMCC9August2015FastAndFurriestMiddletownShow.JPG ...  Additional information – Please be sure to visit the American Muscle Car Club’s official web site at: http://amcc-ct.org/ - and also their official Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct ... Even more additional info – Please also visit the “Cat Tales CT – Helping abandoned and rescued cats find good homes” official web site at: http://www.cattalesct.org to learn more about this wonderful organization, based in Middletown, CT… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015)

AUGUST 12, 2015, Wednesday, Middletown - Middletown Motorcycle Mania. "...The 10th annual downtown bike show in Middletown, CT is set for August 12, 2015. Rain date is August 19..." Info: http://www.ride-ct.com/?p=12157 ... webmaster's note - We looked at the official event web site and at the time we added the event to this calendar it had not been updated yet for 2015: https://middletownmotorcyclemaniact.com/ - and here's the official  Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Middletown-Motorcycle-Mania/202486659804774 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/17/2015)

AUGUST 15, 2015, Saturday, Berlin - 2nd Annual Autorama Car Show. Quoting from the OldRide.com event listing (http://www.oldride.com/events/6439022.html): "...Presented by the Berlin Fire Department and the Connecticut Street Legends, this show is held at Sage Park on the Berlin Turnpike. No cutoff year. $10.00 show car fee, of which, $5.00 goes to support the Connecticut Fireman's Canteen. Dash plaques will be given to the first 150 show cars. Trophies will be awarded and oldies music provided. Food is available on site..." More info: Berlin Fire Department 860-250-0309 or the CT Street Legends official site: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015)

AUGUST 15-16, 2015, Saturday-Sunday, West Lebanon (NEW YORK) - 7th Annual Dover Drag Strip Nostalgia Drags & Car Show, at Lebanon Valley Dragway, 1746 U.S. Route 20, West Lebanon, NY 12195. Thanks to our friend on Facebook Dino Lawrence for the heads-up about this one! We have uploaded a copy of the very detailed official flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/15-16Aug2015DoverNstlgiaDrags-ShowLebnVllyFlyr.jpg ... Additional info - Please also see the official Lebanon Valley Dragway official web site for more info (many other special events going on there thru the season): http://www.dragway.com/ - and also their official Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lebanon-Valley-Dragway/161405340042 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/8/2015)

AUGUST 17, 2015, Monday, East Granby - Mark’s Auto Parts VW Night… 22 Russell Rd East Granby CT from 5 - 9 pm (Rain date August 24th) This is a huge classic car cruise that brings in over 900 cars a week! Last year was our biggest turn out yet with over 181 VW’s! Sponsored by: The Connecticut Volkswagen Association… For more info go to: www.ctvwa.org. Or: www.markscruisenight.com – And/or please also see the copy of the big 2015 CVA events summary flyer that CVA president Bill Arute provided us with, in December 2014 (thanks again Bill!); it is viewable online now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015FullYearOfCVAEventsFlyer.pdf ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014)

AUGUST 30, 2015, Sunday, OxfordBarefoot End of Summer Festival and Car Show, at Colonial Tavern, 24 Hawley Road, Oxford, CT 06478. Rain date = Sunday, September 6th, 2015 . “…This is an End of Summer Festival which includes a judged car show with burnout pit; first 100 cars receive a goody bag and chance for door prize. Also beer & wine tasting tent. Food trucks. Kids craft corner. Local vendors with items for sale. 2 live bands. This is a great family event…”  Info: Karen Fisher 203-305-5915 or the OldRide.com event info page: http://www.oldride.com/events/7698412.html - or the main event web site: http://www.barefootsummerfestival.com/Additional info – Here’s the Festival’s Facebook site also: https://www.facebook.com/barefootsummerfestival - and Colonial Tavern’s own web site is: www.colonialtavern.com – and Colonial Tavern’s Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/colonialtavernctEven More additional details – We went to the event web site and transcribed directly the published Car Show-specific info, which is as follows: “…Ballot voting, with ribbons… Gift bags 1st 100 cars… dash plaques, photographer… pin-up model, live music… emcee, burn-out pit… door prizes, pool closed… Spectators: ages 11 & up $5; ages 10 & under free… Show cars $10 thru 9/13/14 (there appears to be a pre-registration link on the car show info page); show cars $15 event day… Cut off year 1990 for judging…” – and we also uploaded a screen shot of the Car Show info banner, from which all of the above came, which is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/30Aug2015OxfordBarefootSummerFestCarShow.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2014)

SEPTEMBER 5, 2015, Saturday, North HavenMontesi Volkswagen & the CVA’s 4th Annual Das Auto all VW Car Show… Address: Montesi Volkswagen 444 State St. North Haven, Ct. 06473 from 9am – 2pm (rain or shine) $5 for show cars,  $10 swap space, general admission FREE!  Come and join us for a fun day of VW’s, live music, food trucks, and more!... For more info contact  Bill Arute 860-395-9964 bill@ctvw.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org – And/or please also see the copy of the big 2015 CVA events summary flyer that CVA president Bill Arute provided us with, in December 2014 (thanks again Bill!); it is viewable online now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015FullYearOfCVAEventsFlyer.pdf ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014)

SEPTEMBER 13, 2015, Sunday, East HavenEast Haven Fall Festival 21st Annual Car Show... Quoting from the OldRide.com event listing (http://www.oldride.com/events/1102677.html): “...East Haven Fall Festival 21st Annual Car Show, sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 484 Fireworks Committee. Sunday September 13, 2015 at the East Haven Town Green, 9:00-3:00… Music/raffle/breakfast booths/food booths/kiddy rides... Lots of trophies… Fairlane Club mini-meet… $10.00 Entry Fee… For info: Dominick 203-494-3702 Butch 203-710-5101… Directions: From I-95 North use exit 51, at second light turn right, at next light, you’re there! From I-95 South use exit 52, turn left off ramp, at forth light, turn left, follow two blocks to green..." Contact for more info: Dominick Onofrio 203-494-3702, or also view the East Haven Fall Festival official web site at: http://www.townofeasthavenct.org/ffest-home.shtml ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015)

SEPTEMBER 13, 2015, Sunday, New CanaanCaffeine & Carburetors, “…a gathering of automotive enthusiasts at Zumbach's Gourmet Coffee,” happening on selected Sunday mornings during the season, starting at 8am, downtown New Canaan, CT… webmaster's note - I signed up for their mailing list a couple of years back, and per a February 2015 broadcast e-mail heads-up, Caffeine & Carburetors (www.caffeineandcarburetors.com) has announced the first two dates of its 2015 schedule, and we are pleased to quote excerpts from a broadcast e-mail dated 2/25/2015, from Todd Brown (todd@109cheeseandwine.com) of the C&C team: “…Welcome to the 2015 C&C Season… Our first gathering will be April 19th in the Town of  New Canaan on Pine & Elm… We have also confirmed a September 13th date for Pine & Elm… The Waveny Park dates are still being discussed and we will release them as soon as they are confirmed... We also plan on doing a Father’s Day event at Lime Rock park too!...” Additional thoughts – I’ve never actually been to one of these, but “Pine & Elm” I believe refer to streets in the center of town that have lots of parking areas, and “Waveny Park” I believe is also a large park that is also in town. Sure am hoping to make it to one of these events this coming season!... Important additional info – Please also be sure to visit the main Caffeine & Carburetors of New Canaan web site at: http://caffeineandcarburetors.com/ - and also their official Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/3/2015)

SEPTEMBER 20, 2015, Sunday, Berlin The New England Oldsmobile Club’s 19th Annual All-Oldsmobile Show. “…The New England Oldsmobile Club will be hosting our annual All-Oldsmobile show on Sunday September 20th, with a rain date of the 27th, at the Days Inn, 2387 Berlin Turnpike in Berlin, CT. This year's show will feature an automotive photography, DJ, food, raffles, and club merchandise. Proceeds from the show go to the Shriner's Children Hospital. More information can be found on our website: http://neolds.com/ …” webmaster’s note – Thanks very much to our friend and VP of the New England Oldsmobile Club, Frank (drolds88@yahoo.com) for the e-mail heads up of 2/10/2015 from which the above information came directly! Frank also included this cover note along with the event announcement: “…I'm hoping you would add the New England Olds Club's show to your calendar. We've had great feedback from people who have seen the show there and we are hoping to break our record of 125 cars for 2015…” Sounds great, Frank, and we are more than happy to help spread the work, especially in light of the positively superb charitable cause that benefits from the proceeds of this event!... Additional information – We also found the official Facebook event notice, which we are also very pleased to pass along as part of this listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1786750774883881/ … Thanks again Frank and great job by you and all of your fellow NE Olds Club members! (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/10/2015)

SEPTEMBER 26, 2015, Saturday, Sturbridge (MASSACHUSETTS) – “…The New England Shake-Up Car Show – Year Three!… Rain or shine, 9:00am to 4:00pm, at Sturbridge Host Hotel, 366 Main St, Sturbridge, Massachusetts 01566. ‘…Cars, live music (bands TBD), vendors!...’ Open to cars pre-‘64. No pre-registration needed. The Car Show is just one part of The New England Shake-Up... a full three days of live music, record hops, vendors, indoor pool party, seminars and more!... $10 per car, $10 per walk-up spectator. Entry to the Car Show is free for folks with Shake-Up weekend passes; kids under 10 years old free. The New England Shake-Up Car Show is all ages--all other parts of the Shake-Up are 21 plus… For more info about the New England Shake-Up, visit www.NewEnglandShakeUp.com …” webmaster’s note – All of the above info came from the New England Shake-Up Car Show’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/748073418615528/ - and we also took the liberty of uploading a copy of that FB event banner to our server, where you can view it online now at the following address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26September2015NewEnglandShakeUpSturbridgeBanner.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/5/2015)

OCTOBER 3, 2015, Saturday, West Haven – “…Militaria & Military Vehicle Show, April 11th & October 3rd, 2015, at West Haven Veterans Museum, 30 Hood Terrace, West Haven, CT 06516… Indoor militaria show & outdoor military vehicle show… Food on site… Pre-1898 antique firearms only… $6 admission, children under 12 free… Attn. dealers: Call Peter Leonardo to reserve a spot, 203-361-6883, $25 per 6’ table; dealers supply own tables… Pre-1898 firearms ONLY (must be locked)… www.whmilmuseum.org …” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend, fellow local old car nut, and U.S. military veteran, Will Fleming, for passing along the flyer for this cool-sounding event, from which we transcribed all of the above info (corrected the Military Museum web site URL, which was slightly different from what was shown on the flyer). We also took the liberty of uploading the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11April2015WstHvnMilitaryVhclShowFlyr.jpg ... Additional info – I was not aware that there was such an organization/place as the “West Haven Veterans Museum and Learning Center,” and was very interested to read more about it at the above-noted official web site: http://www.whmilmuseum.org/ - sure sounds like a place worth checking-out. Oh, and I did not see on the flyer any hours for the event listed, but per the W.H. Military Museum’s web site, they are open Saturdays 10am to 3pm, so I’d assume those would be the hours of this event also. You can also call their main number for more info: 203-934-1111… Thanks again to our buddy Will for the heads-up! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2015)

OCTOBER 3-4, 2015, Saturday-Sunday, ColchesterQuinebaug Valley Engineers Association Fall Festival & Swap Meet, at Zagray Farm Museum, 544 Amston Road (Route 85), Colchester, CT. Info: http://www.qvea.org/Meetings_Shows/Meetings_Shows.html (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014)

OCTOBER 11, 2015, Sunday, WethersfieldThe Over The Hill Gang Car Club, Eastern Chapter’s Wethersfield Car Show, on behalf of the Wethersfield Police Cadets… Donation $10… Food, music… rain date = October 25th… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Gordon Partridge, who is President of OTHGCC-EC, who sent us details about this event, via his e-mail dated 1/17/2015!... Additional info - We also urge you to visit their official web site for more information: http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/17/2015)

OCTOBER 18, 2015, Sunday, New CanaanCaffeine & Carburetors @ Waveny Park, “…a gathering of automotive enthusiasts at Zumbach's Gourmet Coffee,” happening on selected Sunday mornings during the season, starting at 8am, downtown New Canaan, CT… webmaster's note – Per a March 11th, 2015 posting on its Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors), the Caffeine & Carburetors organizers have announced two more dates for its 2015 schedule, and we are pleased to quote that announcement: “…By a vote of 5-3 the New Canaan Park and Rec Commission voted a recommendation to approve Caffeine and Carburetors for May 10th and October 18th at Waveny Park. This is great news! Viva C & C Spread the word! See you there!...” Additional info – “Waveny Park,” I believe, is a large park that is in town. From what we’ve been able to discern from some internet research, Waveny Park is located at: 677 South Avenue (although another entrance to the park is reportedly located off Lapham Road), New Canaan, Connecticut 06840, and there is a Directions page for how to get there published by the town, located online at: http://www.newcanaan.info/content/9492/9224/675/1531.aspx ... Even more important additional info – Please also be sure to visit the main Caffeine & Carburetors of New Canaan web site at: http://caffeineandcarburetors.com/ - and also their official Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/12/2015)

OCTOBER 18, 2015, Sunday, Old Saybrook, and points beyond… - The CVA’s 17th Annual Fall Foliage Cruise, 1111Boston Post Rd.(Rt.1), Old Saybrook, CT...  From 9am to ???... Held rain or shine this event will begin at Old Saybrook High School, and will wind through the scenic roads of Connecticut with a few stops along the way. Please bring a picnic lunch. There will be a dinner after the cruise for those that are interested. Come and enjoy the colors of fall with us. For additional info please contact: Bill Arute 860-395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org – And/or please also see the copy of the big 2015 CVA events summary flyer that CVA president Bill Arute provided us with, in December 2014 (thanks again Bill!); it is viewable online now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015FullYearOfCVAEventsFlyer.pdf ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014)

NOVEMBER 8, 2015, Sunday, Bristol –  Connecticut Street Rod Association Fall Swap Meet, Lake Compounce Parking Lot, 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010, 6am-3pm, rain or shine. Info: 203-697-9113. webmaster's note – This event listing was found on the CSRA’s Upcoming Events page: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2014)

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CRUISE NIGHTS (& Other Recurring Car Gatherings) 

IMPORTANT: Since the world of Cruise Night listings seems to be especially filled with old, out-of-date information--which has, on occasion, led to frustrating drives to non-existent cruises (we speak from direct personal experience!)--we've decided to do our best to only list confirmed listings (though we still urge you to call ahead before making any long trips, since we cannot guarantee anything), which we'll clearly highlight with a noticeable color--we have been alternating red and fuchsia in recent years to highlight the most recent years' listings. *3/17/2015 UPDATE - back to red for the new 2015 listings!!... Anyway, now that it's the New Year, if you have any confirmed 2015 cruise event listings, please send us yours--especially those Shoreline-oriented, for inclusion here--Thanks!... Please do be very careful to note that some of last year's 2014 listings are still here--we have NO INFORMATION about whether or not the 2014 listings are still valid or not, but we are leaving them in place for now, in case they might be useful for reference/who to contact to request 2015 info from, etc...

*** SUNDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates & locations), New Canaan (*** = confirmed for 2015) Caffeine & Carburetors, “…a gathering of automotive enthusiasts at Zumbach's Gourmet Coffee,” happening on selected Sunday mornings during the season, starting at 8am, downtown New Canaan, CT… webmaster’s note – Quoting from various broadcast e-mails received from the organizers “…Welcome to the 2015 C&C Season… Our first gathering will be April 19th in the Town of New Canaan on Pine & Elm… We have also confirmed a September 13th date for Pine & Elm… The Waveny Park dates are still being discussed and we will release them as soon as they are confirmed... We also plan on doing a Father’s Day event at Lime Rock park too!...” Additional info – I’ve never actually been to one of these, but “Pine & Elm” I believe refer to streets in the center of town that have lots of parking areas. Quoting from another more recent broadcast e-mail from the organizers:  “…By a vote of 5-3 the New Canaan Park and Rec Commission voted a recommendation to approve Caffeine and Carburetors for May 10th and October 18th at Waveny Park. This is great news! Viva C & C Spread the word! See you there!...” More additional info – “Waveny Park,” I believe, is a large park that is in town. From what we’ve been able to discern from some internet research, Waveny Park is located at: 677 South Avenue (although another entrance to the park is reportedly located off Lapham Road), New Canaan, Connecticut 06840, and there is a Directions page for how to get there published by the town, located online at: http://www.newcanaan.info/content/9492/9224/675/1531.aspx ... Even more important additional info – Please also be sure to visit the main Caffeine & Carburetors of New Canaan web site at: http://caffeineandcarburetors.com/ - and also their official Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2015)

** SUNDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Hebron (** = appears to be confirmed for 2014) – “Cruzin’ Hebron ‘14,” at Ted’s IGA, 127 Main Street/Route 66, Hebron, CT. Specific dates listed on the flyer are as follows: May 18th = Tony Morehouse Memorial Cruise, 4-7pm… June 22nd = Summer Cruise, 4-7pm… September 14th = Fall Cruise, 4-7pm… October 19th = Halloween Bash, 3-6pm. webmaster’s note - Here is the flyer that we found online, at the “Dream Machines Classics” web site (http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/schedules/2014%20Schedules/june_2014.html): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014CuisinHebronFlyer.jpg - and the Dream Machines Classics listing also had this name and contact telephone for more info: “...call Dave Armsta 860-228-4311...” (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2014)

** SUNDAYS (starting Mother's Day, until the end of October) , Derby (** = confirmed for 2014)Heav’nly Donuts Cruise Nights 2014. "...Since 1987 we have had one of the oldest, biggest continuous running , Cruise Night in the state. The Cruise has grown from 60 cars at the beginning , 27 seasons ago, to where now we get up to 150 cars and 50 bikes… Although our official time is 6pm to 9pm EVERY SUNDAY from Mother’s Day to the second Sunday in October, we get drivers coming in as early as 2 p.m. to get their favorite parking spaces… This is an event that is FREE, FREE to the participants who show their vehicles, and FREE to the spectators who can come and view some of the Hottest vehicles in the state (we’ve had vehicles from NY and MASS also)… The Cruise has become a part of us and a great place where friendships have formed, we have participants from all different walks of life who have become friends with love of automobiles being the common bond. So come and enjoy, see some great vehicles, meet some great people... Location: HEAV’NLY DONUTS 658 New Haven Ave. (Rt. 34) in Front of WalMart in Derby. For further information call Heav’nly Donuts 203-734-4185 ask for Ernie...." webmaster's note - The above came from an article published by the Valley Independent; here is the address of actual article: http://valley.newhavenindependent.org/archives/entry/food_drive-car_show_oct._27_in_derby - this was published on 10/21/2013. Additional info - Please be sure to visit the Heav’nly Donuts official Facebook page online at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heavnly-Donuts/96112739325 . And Heav’nly Donuts is of course located at: 653 New Haven Ave. (a.k.a. Route 34), Derby, Connecticut 06418. (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 5/1/2014)

** SUNDAYS, Southington (** = confirmed for 2014) – “…Come join us for a Car Cruise at Renaldos Apizza and Pasta Restaurant, Sunday Nights, 4pm to 8pm, 378 North Main Street, Southington, CT 06489, telephone 860-621-6005… Door prizes, driver raffle, DJ, food… Starting: May 18, 2014, through September…” webmaster’s note – Sounds cool! Thanks to the Renaldo’s Apizza folks for sending me along a copy of their official flyer (received via snail mail, mid-June 2014) for the event! We have uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014RenaldosSouthingtonSundayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – We also saw this event listed online at the OldRide.com site; here is the dedicated listing which contains more useful details and contact for more information: http://www.oldride.com/events/3098211.html (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2014)

*** MONDAYS, North Haven (*** = confirmed for 2015) – “…Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club North Haven Shopping Center 2015 Season of Weekly Monday Night Cruises, every Monday night, at the North Haven Shopping Center, Route 5, near the intersection of Route 22… Sponsored by the Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club. Parking area recently done over... Gift certificates, door prizes, trophies, "T" shirts… Best of the best award every month, interviews with our award winners… Voted Best Cruise Night in CT… Over 150 vehicles, ice cream, food, and those great oldies by: DJ Frankie B and the Giant Juke Box… Cruisin’ starts at 5:30 to 9:00pm… More info: www.doowopcruisers.com ...” webmaster’s note – we found this event listed on the Special Interest web site, in the “shows” section under Connecticut, and are pleased to pass along an exact transcription of what was published for your info... *3/18/2015 UPDATE – We found a copy of the Official Flyer for the 2015 series of this event online at the Doo Wop Cruisers’ official web site, and took the liberty of uploading a copy of it to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015DooWopCruisersMondayNorthHavenCruzFlyer.JPG ... Very cool, looking forward to getting out there this year! (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2015; hyperlink to the Official Flyer added to this listing as of 3/18/2015)

** MONDAYS, New London (** = appears to be confirmed for 2014) - “…THINK SUNSHINE!…Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC Ocean Beach Park Classic Car Cruise Night… Every Monday night throughout the summer, bring the whole family down and swing to the oldies during the Cruise Night Classic Car Show. A live DJ spins the sounds of the ‘50s and ‘60s while a parade of classic cars lines the Boardwalk. Play a round of miniature golf for a special price of $2, ride the waterslide from 5:30 to 8:00 for just $10, or ride the rides for a special cruise night price. Cap off the evening with an ice cream cone. Parking and admission is free!...” webmaster’s note – The above info comes from the Ocean Beach Park Schedule of Events page - http://www.ocean-beach-park.com/23.html . The following Monday night Classic Car Cruise Night dates for 2014 are specifically listed (all are indicated to start at 6:00pm): May 12th, May 19th, May 26th, June 2nd (Montville High Steel Band free concert during cruise night), June 16th, June 23rd, June 30th (with Waterford Community Band), July 7th, July 14th, July 21st (with special presentation by Waterford Community Band), July 28th, August 4th, August 11th, August 18th, August 25th, September 1st, September 8th (Final Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC Ocean Beach Park Classic Car Cruise Night). I’ve attended the Ocean Beach Park Cruise Nights in recent years, and they are a real PARTY! I definitely look forward to getting back there for 2014! Additional info - The following good advice was also provided on the 2014 OBP Schedule of Events page: "...Events subject to cancelation with inclemant weather. Join our email list by sending us one at bcgobp@aol.com for updates..." Finally, here's one more additional reference for those of you who may be Facebook-connected, it's the Ocean Beach Park Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ocean-Beach-Park/160733507339 (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 3/9/2014)

*** TUESDAYS, Shelton (*** = confirmed for 2015) – “…Round Town Cruisers 6th Season of Weekly Tuesday Night Cruises, 6pm-9pm, 704 Bridgeport Avenue… All classics, customs, muscle cars, hot rods, special interest vehicles welcomed… Trophy night every 2nd Tuesday of the month… Great music, 50/50, giveaways, door prizes, fun for all, spectators welcome… Please no alcohol, no burnouts…” webmaster’s note – we found this event listed on the Special Interest web site, in the “shows” section under Connecticut, and are pleased to pass it along for your info (exact transcription from what was published)... Additional information - The Center at Split Rock is located at 704 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT. Also as noted, for additional information please see the club’s web site at: www.roundtowncruisers.com – and you can also refer to their online cruise flyer for more details: www.roundtowncruisers.com/rtc.jpg ... Even more additional info – And if you’re Facebook compatible, you can also check in with the RTCers via that network at: https://www.facebook.com/round.cruisers … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2015)

** TUESDAYS, Deep River (** = confirmed for 2014) - MisFit Cruisers' Plattwood Park Cruise Nights, held at Plattwood Park, Route 80, Deep River, CT...Every Tuesday, weather permitting... Information: Don Brookes 860-262-3878..." webmaster's note - I posted an inquiry to the MisFit Cruisers' Facebook page on 3/17/2014, and they got back to me the very same day: "...Hi Steve. Thanks for thinking of us. We'll be running every Tuesday, 5-8pm (weather permitting), starting the second Tuesday of May (5/13/2014) thru September. Free for all, donations greatly appreciated! Food and drink available for purchase. And as always, music and friendly faces..." For more info, visit the MisFit Cruisers’ FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MisFit-Car-Cruisers/150642328295732 . Additional info - and I also looked up Plattwood Park, and found a street address for it, useful for you Mapquesters--it is: 43 Winthrop Road, Deep River, CT 06417, reference: http://events.ctcentral.com/deep-river-ct/venues/show/6176485-plattwood-park ... *4/14/2014 UPDATE – The MisFit Cruisers have recently released their beautiful official flyer for the event, and we grabbed a copy to upload to our server, where you can view it online now at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/MisfitsPlattwoodParkFlyer2014.jpg   (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2014; electronic flyer link added to this listing as of 4/14/2014)

** TUESDAYS, Milford (** = confirmed for 2014) – "...Cruiser Night at Borgia’s B2B – NYC Bagels To Burgers, on the corner of 5 Post Road and 886 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT, phone 203-283-1540… Visit us online: www.borgiasb2b.com … Every Tuesday, starting May 6th, from 6pm to 9pm… There will be giveaway prizes..."    Additional info: Here’s the flyer that the friendly folks from Borgia’s B2B sent us, in response to our inquiry—and which we took the liberty of uploading to our server, so that it is now viewable at the following address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014BorgiasB2BMilfordCruiseNightFlyer.jpg ... *5/12/2014 UPDATES – Here’s a really nice follow-up note we received from Joe Borgia of “Borgia’s B2B” (borgiasb2b@aol.com), that was dated 5/12/2014: “…Steve, Thanks so much for giving us a chance for cruise night... Hope to see you real soon. Thanks again...  Borgia's…” Very cool! Thanks again Joe for your help and also your wonderful hospitality to the local old car cruisers crowd!!! (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 5/9/2014; additional updates were added as of 5/12/2014)

** TUESDAYS, Glastonbury (** = appears to be confirmed for 2014) – "...Glastonbury McDonalds 2014 Summer Cruise Nights, at the Glastonbury McDonalds, 2915 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT. May 6th thru October 14th, every Tuesday, 5:00pm to 8:30pm... Visit www.ctgtoclub.org for weather cancellation..."  Additional info: Here’s a copy of their official 2014 cruise night flyer, that we found via some online searching: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014GlastonburyMcDonaldsCruiseFlyer.jpg   (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 4/22/2014)

** TUESDAYS (1st of each month--see listing for specific dates), Chesterfield (** = confirmed for 2014) – "Cruising 2014” at Nature’s Art Center, 1st Tuesday of each month, May thru September, 6pm till… List of events dates: May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th, and September 2nd… Rain date = Thursday… “Free” fun for the whole family... Classic and antique cars—and antique drivers too!... Music by D&L Sound… Please no alcohol or burnouts… “A blast from the past,” presented by Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, at Nature’s Art Center, Route 85, Chesterfield, “Look for the dinosaurs.” For pre-1978 vehicles… webmaster’s note – We had heard that this cool event was back in session for 2014, and so wrote to Nature’s Art to see if we could get ahold of a flyer, possibly to post, along with the event listing itself for our Cruise Nights Calendar section, and we received a very nice snail mail note from Lydia of Nature’s Art Village (actual street address for Nature’s Art Village is 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT 06370), with a copy of the flyer enclosed. Lydia wrote: “…Hope you can make it to the show!... –Lydia…” Very cool, and thanks Lydia! The flyer that Lydia sent us got scanned and uploaded to our server, where it is now viewable online at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014ChesterfieldNaturesArtTuesdayCruise.jpg (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 6/2/2014)

*** WEDNESDAYS (every other, starting 5/20), Wallingford (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…CT Road Lancers Car Club and Captain Seas Restaurant of Wallingford 2015 Season of Weekly Wednesday Night Cruises, 905 N. Colony Rd., every Wednesday, 5pm – 9pm… Music by DJ Don, trophies… For information, call Plumcrazy Gil 203-213-9477…” webmaster’s note – we found this event listed on the Special Interest web site, in the “shows” section under Connecticut, and are pleased to pass it along for your info (exact transcription from what was published)... We also went and looked at the CT Road Lancers cool official web site (http://ctroadlancers.webs.com/), and found a copy of the official 2015 Captain Seas Cruise Night Flyer, so copied and uploaded that, so that it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015CRLCaptSeasWedsWallingfordCruzFlyer.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2015)

** WEDNESDAYS (every 2nd, starting June 11th--see listing for specific dates), Guilford (** = confirmed for 2014)Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers’ Ashley’s of Guilford Cruise Nights. Quoting from the 4/22/2014 e-mail we received from our friend Lucille (las32chev@comcast.net) of the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club: “…Hello Steve, Ashley's Cruise Nights will be every 2nd Wednesday, starting June 11th, 5:30 to 8 pm… (other scheduled dates are) July 9th, August 13th, & September 10th… Hosted by the SRTC… Info: 203-457-0789… Thank You, --Lucille…” Thanks Lucille, and we had a great time participating in one of those events last year—what a great spot for a cruise night! Additional info – From what we can see, the street address for Ashley’s of Guilford is: 942 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437 – and it’s located within a small shopping plaza which I think is called “Sachem Plaza,” and which is kind of in the front of the big Wal-Mart that’s on Route 1 in Guilford… We also requested a flyer, and will updated this listing whenever we may be able to get our hands on one… Thanks again Lucille and Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers for all the work you do to make our Shoreline-area antique automobile hobby great!... *5/6/2014 UPDATE – Thanks to our friend Lucille from the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers for the copy of the official flyer for this cool cruise night series, that we received via email in early May—and then promptly uploaded to our server, where it is now viewable online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014SRTCAshleysGuilfordCruiseNitesFlyer.jpg (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 4/22/2014; clickable link to the official flyer added to this listing as of 5/6/2014)

** WEDNESDAYS (every 2nd, and 4th, starting July 9th), Old Lyme (** = confirmed for 2014)Beachcombers Car Club Black Hall Grille Cruise Nights. “…Beachcombers Car Club Cruise Nights, Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, starting July 9th… Black Hall Grille, 100 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT… Food, music, cash bar, 50/50 raffle… 5:30pm-dusk… ‘Bringing Cruise Nights back to Old Lyme…’…” webmaster’s note – We found out about this via a Facebook post by our friend Frank from Beachcombers Car Club (ref: https://www.facebook.com/beachcomber.carclub?fref=photo), which also included an electronic flyer that we uploaded to our server, and now available for viewing at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014BeachcombersOldLymeWednesdayCruiseFlyer.jpg … Frank’s comments that went along with the flyer image posting on 7/1/2014 were as follows: “…Next week an all new cruise night starting in old Lyme… Hope to see everyone there…” Additional info – We looked at where the Black Hall Grille, at 100 Shore Road (which is also known as CT Route 156) in Old Lyme is located, and it appears to be super-easy to get to, just off of I-95 Exit No. 70, and then east on Rt. 156 for approximately 2.5 miles, and then you’re there! We hope to make it to one of these this season! Great job by the Beachcombers making it happen!   (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 7/2/2014)

** WEDNESDAYS, Colchester (** = appears to be confirmed for 2014) - Good Times Motoring Club 2014 Colchester Green Cruise Nights. “…Good Times Motoring Club of Colchester Connecticut is a group of automotive enthusiasts. We were founded in 1982 and growing every year. We are an organization that has been a part of the Colchester Community for over a quarter century… 2014 Colchester Green Cruise Schedule: April 16, May21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17… Rain Dates = the following WednesdayFall Harvest Cruise: October 12, 11am- 4pm… More info: info@goodtimesmotoringclub.com … We regret that no vehicle 1986 and newer will be allowed on the Green. Due to overcrowding and concerns by the town we had no choice but to change our venue…” Cruise night flyer: http://www.goodtimesmotoringclub.com/2014_Flyer.pdf - and GTMC official web site: http://www.goodtimesmotoringclub.com/  (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 3/9/2014)

** WEDNESDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Columbia (** = appears to be confirmed for 2014) – “…Cruise Nights 2014, at Columbia Ford Kia, 234 Willimantic Road (Rt. 6), Columbia, CT, first Wednesday of the month: May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, and September 3rd; rain date the following Wednesday, 5:00pm to 8:00pm… All makes and models welcome... Great food available at the Thunderbird Café... May & September: Live music by the POM & Tribute; June, July & August: DJ John Hoxie... Please bring at least one non-perishable food item for the Covenant Food Kitchen... May features a special 50th Anniversary Mustang display!  For more info, call 1-800-254-3673 & Dial 0 for the operator...” webmaster’s note – These cruise night details came from a flyer we found online, and which is now viewable at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014ColumbiaFordKiaCruiseNightsFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/22/2014)

*** THURSDAYS (every other, starting 5/7), Berlin (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015) - “…Summer Cruise Night with Over The Hill Gang CT at Berlin Pizza, 196 Wilbur Cross Highway (a.k.a. Berlin Turnpike), across from the Home Depot. Any rat rod, hot rod, street rod, pro street, muscle car. Great fun for family & friends. Music, prizes, raffles, trophies! Every Other Thursday starting May 7th, 5:30-8:30pm, no rain dates. Please no booze or burnouts. Check us out at www.overthehillgangct.bizland.com or like us on Facebook at Over The Hill Gang CT othgct …” webmaster’s note – We saw this event listed on the Special Interest web site, which is where all of the above info was transcribed from. We were also able to view their referenced Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct - where we also found their official 2015 event flyer, which we also uploaded a copy of to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015OverTheHillGangBerlinPizzaCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – Please visit the Over The Hill Gang CT car club’s official web site online at: http://www.overthehillgangct.bizland.com/ ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2015)

*** THURSDAYS, Old Saybrook (*** = confirmed for 2015) - “…Old Saybrook American Legion Post #113 Cruise Night Car Show, every Thursday night from 5pm ‘till dusk, at American Legion Post #113, 113 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475… Show runs from May 14th through September 24th, 2015. Open to all car types! Bring a car or just come to watch. Food and beverages at reasonable prices! Free admission! Open to the public!...” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend “OneHundredPercent” Ian for posting the official flyer for this great local Shoreline-area summertime cruise night series, on Facebook, in mid-March, and from there we made a copy of it and uploaded it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015OldSaybrookAmerLegionPost113CruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts - I attended a couple of these events last season and really enjoyed the great mix of all sorts of old cars, the friendly atmosphere, and also the very nice, very easy-to-get-to location in one of Connecticut’s most beautiful Shoreline towns! Thanks again Ian, and Great Job by the good people of American Legion Post #113 of Old Saybrook!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2015)

** THURSDAYS, Milford (* = confirmed for 2014)Cruisin East Car Club presents the Thursday Night Cruise Night at Goodies Drive-In, from 6pm to 9pm, at Goodies Drive-In, 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT... For info contact Phil 203-378-7684 or Bill 203-243-7824. Food, music, giveaways, trivia. “Cruising the way it used to be.” webmaster’s note – I received a copy of this flyer from our long-time local old car friend Will Fleming (of the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club), when he posted it to my Facebook page, on Thursday evening, April 24th, 2014, and subsequently received permission from him to post the event and event flyer on our Calendar page. Coincidentally, on my way home from work the same evening, I drove by Goodies, and saw a tremendous looking turnout of old cars there--Cool!  I uploaded the electronic flyer that Will  provided to our server, and you can now view it by clicking on the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014GoodiesMilfordThursdayCruiseNiteFlyer.jpg ... Additional information - I also went and checked  the Special Interest web site (www.specialinterest.com) event page for Connecticut and saw this listing for the event, which also includes a cut-off year: "...April 24, Milford, Cruise night every Thursday at Goodies Drive-In, 175 Cherry Street, 6pm - 9pm, All Welcome, Trivia giveaway, Good food, Cut Year 1986..." (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 4/24/2013)

** THURSDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Guilford (** = confirmed for 2014)Cruise Nights at Bishop’s Orchard Little Red Barn, sponsored by Apple Pi Robotics FIRST Team, Thursdays, 5-8pm, admission is free. List of specific dates: June 26th, July 10th, July 24th, August 7th, and August 21st. See www.applepirobotics.org for updates. “…All proceeds from donations and sales from the concession stand are used to support the Apple Pi Robotics Team…” webmaster’s note – I received a handbill for this event from our good friend and dedicated behind-the-scenes worker on the local old car hobby scene, Bill Raccio, when I saw him at the Branford Festival Classic Car Cruise (of which he is Co-Chairman, amidst his many volunteer projects!). Bill has been involved with this wonderful local cruise night, that benefits, a great, and very motivated bunch of young people, for many years, and we love to help spread the word about it—and also participate, whenever we are able (have done so several times in the past years, and always have a great time—love the laid-back atmosphere and nice grassy field, right by Route 1 in Guilford, where the event is held). Thanks Bill for keeping us on the mailing list and hope to be there again this year!... We also scanned and uploaded the handbill that Bill gave us, where it is now viewable online at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014ApplePiBishopsGuilfordCruiseHandbill.jpg ... Additional info – The actual street address for Bishop’s Orchards is: 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437, and here is their web site’s “Directions” page: http://www.bishopsorchards.com/visit-us/directions ... Oh, and heres the Apple Pi Robotics’ own Cruise Night info page address: http://www.applepirobotics.org/2014/06/apple-pi-sets-summer-cruise-night-schedule/  *6/25/2014 UPDATES – Here’s some verbiage about the event from our friend Rick Moroso (a long-time supporter of Apple Pi Robotics), from a recent (mid-June 2014) Facebook post: "...Apple Pi will once again host “Cruise Nights” at Bishop’s Orchards “Little Red Barn” 5pm – 8pm (dusk), June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21. Includes antique and unusual cars, barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers, soft drinks, music, and robotics demonstrations and lots of FUN! No better atmosphere for a relaxing Cruise Night than the grassy fields in back of the Little Red Barn at Bishops Orchard right off Route 1 in Guilford, CT. Come enjoy some of the best music from the 50's and 60's, have a barbecued burger and watch the sun go down while “talking cars”. The Apple Pi robot will be on hand for demonstrations..." and here’s the banner that was posted with Rick’s updates (which we uploaded to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014ApplePiBishopsGuilfordThursdayCruiseBanner.jpg (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2014; additional details and clickable Facebook banner image added as of 6/25/2014)

** THURSDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Ansonia (** = appears to be confirmed for 2014)Seymour Lions Club Presents Summer Cruise Nights 2014 at Molto Bene Restaurant, 557 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia, CT 06401. Season Dust-Off event on Sunday May 18th, 10:30am-1:30pm. All other dates are 5:30-8:30pm, on the following Thursdays: May 22nd, June 5th, June 19th, July 3rd, July 17th, July 31st, August 14th, August 28th, September 11th, September 25th... All dates are "weather permitting," and trophies are awarded. "All class of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome!" Visit us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Seymour-Lions-Club/233240963383227 ... Also: The 45th Annual Benefit Car Show wil take place October 19th, with a rain date of October 26th. For additional information, please contact Melissa 203-430-9356 or email us at seymourlions52@att.net ... "Don't forget to bring us your old eyeglasses, sunglasses, hearing aides!" Please see the online flyer for more info: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014SeymourLionsClubAnsoniaCruiseNitesFlyer.jpg (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2014)

*** FRIDAYS, Milford (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015) - 'Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club Friday Night Cruise Night,' at McDonald's Restaurant, 1376 Boston Post Road (across from the CT Post Mall), 6pm-dark, 1981 cutoff date. webmaster’s note - We grabbed some of the above details from the listing we ran last year for this great local cruise night, and we'll certainly be updating it for 2015 with any new or revised info that the club may publish. We became aware of the start date for this event of Friday, May 1st, 2015, from the running series of "rollin rollin rollin" Facebook posts courtesy of our friend and avid cruiser Tony Cervone, and in fact I made a screen shot of one of Tony's recent posts for this series, and my follow-on comments, which is viewable here: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/1May2015BSGsMilfordMcDonaldsCruiseHeadsUpFromFB.JPG ... Our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club do a great job with this event, and we look forward to getting back there this season!... Additional info - Be sure to visit the BSGs club's official web site at: http://bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ - and also their official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Sweat-and-Gears-Car-Club-Connecticut/202091426554876 ... Stay tuned for more details, and make sure to mark May 1st down on your 2015 calendar for an always-fun local cruise night run by some great folks—now entering their 11th season of cruising!  (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015)

** FRIDAYS, Monroe (** = appears to be confirmed for 2014) - 'Classic Night Cruise Nights,' at Village Square Shopping Center, Monroe Turnpike (Route 111), Monroe, CT, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, May 9th through September 19th, 2014. More info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=41637 - and also the club's official web site: http://www.classicnights.com/ - and also: Fred Loulis 203-268-1111. (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 4/6/2014)

** FRIDAYS, North Branford (** = confirmed for 2014) – “McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Cruise Night,” 280 North Branford Road, North Branford, CT, telephone 203-481-6237. Every Friday, starting May 2nd, during the Summer of 2014, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, hosted by Rockin’ Richard. “…Show off your wheels, have a burger, and top it off with a blizzard, or just come down to hang out with your friends… This is THE place to be on Friday nights in North Branford… Check out the cars and enjoy the music… Cruise Night will be scheduled every Friday night, weather permitting…” webmaster’s note – I can’t tell you how cool it was to hear about this event announcement for 2014, when our local old car buddy Harry Debernardo told me about it at the WPLR car show in mid-April of this year—and he had a flyer that he let me take, so that I could scan it and include the link in this listing (Thanks again Harry!). Click on the following link to bring up a copy of the scanned flyer: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014NorthBranfordMcDsAndDQCruiseFlyer.jpgAdditional thoughts - It also goes without saying that Rockin’ Richard is a local music legend, and does a great job of spinning the tunes, and keeping the party rolling along. We are VERY psyched to hear about this event for 2014, which now includes the Dairy Queen as part of the official hosts, so that’s going to be one rocking parking lot, there at the corner of Routes 80 and 139 in North Branford this summer!!! (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2014)

*** SATURDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Newington (*** = confirmed for 2015) - “…Charter Oak Firebirds’ Panera Bread Saturday Cruise Nights 2015 series, 3120 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, 1st & 3rd Saturdays… 2015 Schedule (no rain dates & no cruise on 7/4): 5/2, 5/16, 6/6, 6/20, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, & 10/17… Visit charteroakbirds.com for special events scheduled on upcoming cruise nights… All classic, muscle & specialty cars welcome, classic imports too (no tuners)… Bigger trophies & better raffles, 50/50 drawing, music & more… Brought to you by Charter Oak Firebirds, www.charteroakbirds.com, club information: Brad 203-467-4482… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person... No alcohol, no burnouts… Please come, have fun, and be safe…” webmaster’s note – We thank our long time local Firebird Trans-Am driving friend John Astarita for sending along to us in early March a copy of the Official Flyer for the event, from which all of the above information was transcribed. There’s even more info & event details on the flyer itself, however, including information on sponsors for the event, so please do refer to it—a copy of which we’ve uploaded to our server, viewable online at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015CharterOakBirdsNewingtonPaneraCruzFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – I’ve attended this cruise night in the past, and I can verify that it’s one seriously cool cruise night, in a great, active location, and a ton of fun overall! I look forward to getting back there again this coming season! (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2015)

*** SATURDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Meriden (*** = confirmed for 2015) - “…American Muscle Car Club 'Class Auto Wash' Cruise Night 2015 series, 5pm, at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450... Quoting from their Facebook event listing for their May 2nd kickoff date for this series (https://www.facebook.com/events/1420901251555628/): "...We hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones. Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash! AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out and talking cars! You might even see a little bit of smoke if you hang around until the end! This cruise night will be held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month until the end of the season..." The season's worth of dates listed per the AMCC's events page (http://amcc-ct.org/events/) is as follows: May 2nd, May 16th, June 6th, June 20th, July 18th, August 1st, August 15th, September 5th, and September 19th. We also scanned their 2015 event list (which includes, by the way, their "Fast & Furriest" Middletown car show on August 9th, which benefits a wonderful animal welfare related cause) and uploaded it here:  http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/AMCC2015CruiseAndShowSchedule.JPG ... Here's also a scan of the Facebook event page for the May 2, 2015 kickoff event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1420901251555628/): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/AMCC2May2015OpeningNightMeridenClassActCruise.JPG ... Additional info - Please make sure to check out the American Muscle Car Club's official web site for more information: http://amcc-ct.org/ - and also their official Facebook club site: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015)

** SATURDAYS (every 2nd & 4th, starting May 10th--see listing for important details), Wallingford (** = confirmed for 2014)  “…’Cruise Nights 2014’ - Presented by the Saturday Nite Cruizers… The Saturday Nite Cruizers invite you to come and join us for our 22nd season of cruising at the Duchess Restaurant, 124 Church Street (Route 68) in Wallingford from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Our first 2014 cruise will be on Saturday May 10th, (no cruise on May 24th) then held every second and forth Saturday of the month thru September 28th (no rain dates). Great music by DJ Don Hicks, plenty of parking, giveaways and of course Duchess’s great food is available. Six trophies will be awarded every cruise night, sorry no motorcycles allowed. No cutoff year, but the Saturday Nite Cruizers do reserve the right to refuse entry to any vehicle. For additional info call Charlie at 203-980-8343 or June at 860-919-5814; E-mail us at: jdanovich@snet.net and check out our website at www.saturdaynitecruizers.org ... Cruise Dates (are as follow): May 10… (No cruise on May 24th)… June 14… June 28… July 12… July 26… August 9… August 23… September 13… September 27…” webmaster's note – Thanks to our long-time old car friend Jack Danovich for forwarding this cruise info, via his e-mail of 3/17/2014—thanks again Jack! We’ve had a lot of fun attending this event in past years, and look forward to coming back again for the 2014 season! ... *4/20/2014 UPDATE – We found an electronic copy of what appears to be the official flyer for the 2014 season of this superb cruise night, uploaded it to our server, and so it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014SatNiteCruizersDuchessWallingfordCruiseFlyer.jpg (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2014; electronic flyer link added to this listing as of 4/20/2014) 

** SATURDAYS (last of each month), Gales Ferry   (** = confirmed for 2014) – "Cows & Cones Monthly Car Cruise,” Last Saturday of every month, May through September, 4pm – dusk… “Cows, Cones, & Classic Cars at Alice Acres Farm, 39 Military Highway, Gales Ferry, CT (behind the old Gales Ferry Elementary School, which is across from Ocean State Job Lot on Route 12)… Rods, Customs, Antiques, Muscle Cars… Dash plaques to the first 20 cars… For more information call 860-464-2663 or www.cowsandcones.com …” webmaster’s note – I had some free time on Saturday evening, May 31st, 2014, and so took a ride out to Gales Ferry to check out this event as a spectator, and had a great time! It’s a nice ride out there, and very easy to get to, just on the north side of the Groton Sub Base. I would definitely come back to participate with an old car, and I’d definitely come back for some more of that fantastic Cows & Cones ice cream too—it was FANTASTIC!... Click on the following hyperlink to bring up a copy of the official flyer the Cows & Cones cruise night: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014GalesFerryCowsAndConesSaturdayCruise.jpg (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 6/2/2014)

** SATURDAYS… but first one on SUNDAY (see details for listing of specific dates), East Hampton (** = appears to be confirmed for 2014) - “…’Classics On Main’… ‘…Car Show in the East Hampton Village Center, Sunday, June 22nd, 2014, from 1-4pm, $5 per car… Proceeds benefit the Congregational Church… Award given for “Best of Show”… Food and drinks available for purchase… Live music… For any questions contact: Ben Sullivan @ 860-614-7729… This event will take place monthly through October… Future dates are July 26th and August 16th from 2-5pm...  Sept & Oct dates TBD…’…” webmaster’s note – As dues-paying members of the Belltown Antique Car Club, we were on distribution for a 6/18/2014 broadcast message from the Club (belltowncarclub@gmail.com) about this event, from which all of the above information was transcribed directly. As we may be able to obtain any further details, about the 6/22 date, and/or the two future dates listed in the announcement (7/26 & 8/16, which we looked on our calendar to find out are Saturdays), we will update this listing as quickly as possible… Additional info – We noticed that Last Year’s version of the event was posted on East Hampton Patch: http://easthampton-ct.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/east-hampton-classic-car-show - although we have not been able to find an online listing for the 2014 version so far yet… Here also is a post-event review article from Reminder News that we found online about Last Year’s version that was held October 25th, 2013: http://www.remindernews.com/article/2013/10/28/classic-car-show-draws-visitors-to-east-hampton-village-center – and, reading the article, I am very impressed at the spirit of the organizers and what they aim to achieve with these great-sounding, casual & low-key, village old car gatherings! I’m going to try to make it to one or more of them this season! (this “recurring event” listing was added to this calendar as of 6/19/2014)

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/SAACMainPage.html . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

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