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 ; Connecticut Cruise News - http://www.ctcruisenews.com/ ; 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 12, 2015, Sunday, Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS)Western New England State University and ASME host the annual Car, Truck, and Bike  Show, Sunday, April 12, 2015, 11am-5pm, at Sleith Parking Lot, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119... Food, drinks, entertainment, awards... Free for visitors, $10 for cars, $5 for bikes, $5 student registrations... All makes, models, and years eligible... Prizes awarded in 10 categories... Rain date = April 25th... To register please contact Paul Mazza at pm332394@wne.eduwebmaster's note - The above info is transcribed from a copy of the Official Flyer that we found online via Facebook--and we've also  uploaded a copy to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/12April2015WNEUSpringfieldASMECarShowFlyer.jpg ... Kaylee Adams, who originally posted the flyer on Facebook (thanks also to our friends the Valley Collector Car Club for forwarding it via FB), added: "...Proceeds from this event will benefit students as it will help to send it them to conference in Philadelphia. At this ASME conference, students will have the ability to participate in competitions, attend a career fair, and meet with professionals..." Sounds cool! Great job by the organizers and those outstanding ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) engineering students! (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/4/2015)

APRIL 18, 2015, Saturday, New BritainKlingberg Cars & Coffee, “…A Cars & Coffee is simply an informal gathering of show car owners, and those who wish they were, to raise the hood and talk about cars and tell car stories..." 8:00am to 10:00am, at The Klingberg Campus, 370 Linwood Street, New Britain, CT 06052. More information: Mark Johnson 860-832-5526 or markj@klingberg.org ..." webmaster's note - It was only recently that I went online to check on that New England Air Museum motorcycle event that was scheduled for this same day, and found it to be listed as cancelled, and so then decided to see if anything else going on during the morning or mid-day in the area was available to do (since the "Wings of Hope For David Gagnon" pasta dinner was happening in the evening--see the next listing below this one), and found, at the Hemmings web site, this event listed (reference: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=44317), and which is where all of the above info was transcribed from. We also found it listed at the Klingberg official web site, where a few more details were presented (reference: http://klingbergautoshow.org/klingberg-cars-coffee-sat-september-20/), along with another additional date for it of Saturday, May 16th. So, there you have it! We also made screen shots of both the Hemmings and the Klingberg web site listings for the event, and combined them onto one page, which we uploaded to our server, and which you can access online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18April2015KlingbergCarsAndCoffeeInformation.jpg ... Driving directions to the Klingberg facility, from the Klingberg site, are also viewable at this uploaded screen shot: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015KlingbergDrivingDirections.jpg (and which is originally posted at: http://klingbergautoshow.org/driving-direction-accomodations/)... Something fun and informal and old-car-related to do on a Springtime Saturday morning--sounds great to us!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2015)

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 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-JUNE 14, 2015, Sunday-Sunday, New CanaanVa Va Vroom! The Art of the Vehicle – Exhibit at Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park… Quoting some excerpts from the Official Press-Release that we found online (http://carriagebarn.org/va-va-vroom-the-art-of-the-vehicle-press-release/), following receipt of the event heads-up from our Facebook friend Buzz Kanter, who is involved with the event: “…Va Va Vroom! The Art of the Vehicle, April 19th – June 14th, and with Opening Reception: Sunday, April 19th, 3 – 5 pm… The Carriage Barn Arts Center celebrates artists’ captivation with the romance, power and styling of motoring vehicles in its Va Va Vroom! The Art of the Vehicle exhibition at its Waveny Park gallery, 681 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT. The show, on view from Sunday, April 19 through Sunday, June 14, 2015, features contemporary paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures by 35 artists from Connecticut and New York as well as vintage advertising posters, motorcycles and car models… Automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles and planes are evocative muses for fine artists. Symbols of freedom and fantasy, emblems of power and beauty, these ‘rolling sculptures’ have sparked our collective imaginations. Works in all media focus on the various modes of transportation, from the past to the present… Vintage motorcycles take the stage with three bikes from the collection of New Canaan-resident Buzz Kanter. These two-wheeled sculptures include a British 1930s JAP racer, an American 1947 Indian Chief and a 1966 Café Racer Ducati. Together with a 1915 Harley-Davidson motor and early racing posters, these works demonstrate the inventive ingenuity of engineering and design… Information about the exhibition, symposium and related programs and the Monaco Grand Prix Fundraiser is available at www.carriagebarn.org or phone 203-972-1895…” For more info: View the Official Event Flyer online, at this clickable hyperlink (we uploaded a copy to our server): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/19AprilTo14June2015VaVaVroomNewCanaanExhibitPoster.jpg ... Also please view the official Facebook event page for this exhibit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1386427388349473/ … And/or contact the Carriage Barn Arts Center, at Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue, P.O. Box 1044, New Canaan, CT 06840, and telephone 203-972-1895… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/17/2015)

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!... *4/22/2015 UPDATE - We just found (better late than never?!) a very nice flyer for the event online, whichc I believe is courtesy of the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce--anyway, we made a copy and uploaded it for your viewing, at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25April2015WethersfieldCarShowFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/13/2015; additional event details added as of 1/17/2015; flyer hyperlink added to this listing as of 4/22/2015)

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, New Haven - Southern Connecticut State University First Annual Car Show, hosted by Alpha Phi Delta. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics. 1pm-5pm, lot 9, 14 Farnham Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515. Preregistration online $10 via link on Facebook; day of registration $15 11am-12pm. $1 entrance fee by suggested donation... webmaster's note - The above is a transcription of the official flyer for the event that we found online at the official event Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1575739709378170/ - and we also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is new viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26April2015SCSUNewHavenCarShowFlyer.jpg ... Sounds great, benefits a great cause (Special Olympics), and it's right in our area!... Additional info - Here's that online registration link that was mentioned, so that you can pre-register and save: http://soct.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=3380&pg=entry ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/4/2015)

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, NorwalkThe Gateway Antique Auto Club’s 41st Anniversary Auto Show & Flea Market… Quoting from the listing we found online at the Hemmings web site, http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=44472: “…Auto Show & Flea Market, April 26, 2015, Sunday, Norwalk, CT. Gateway Antique Auto Club Presents 41st Annual Taylor Farm Antique & Classic Car Show, 8:00 am to 3 pm… Club choice awards, trophies, dash plaques, flea market, food , music… Located across from Shady & Calf Pasture Beaches, Beach Road, Norwalk, CT… Rain Date: May 3… Sponsor: Norwalk CT Exchange Club… Location: Taylor Farm, Norwalk CT, 06855… More information: http://www.exchangeclub.com/ or Ray A. Cooke 203-852-1800… webmaster’s note – We heard about this event from our local old car friend Jody Wilk, who also posted copy of the Official Flyer on Facebook—which we took the liberty of making a copy of and uploading to our server as well, where it is viewable online now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26April2015NorwalkAutoShowFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/24/2015)

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)

APRIL 29, 2015, Wednesday, Oxford – Opening Night for the “…Fritz's Snack Bar Cruise Nights, every Wednesday, weather permitting, 5pm 'till 9pm, at Fritz's Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road (Rt. 67), Oxford, CT. Trophies every 2nd Wednesday. 50/50 raffle, give-a-ways, and much more! For more information call: 203-410-9401..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend and fellow local cruise night enthusiast Tony Cervone for posting the flyer for this cool-sounding event on Facebook, from which all of the above info was transcribed, and also for his additional help with that "for more info" phone number, which got slightly cut off in the original photo--a copy of which we uploaded to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015FritzsOxfordWednesdayCruiseNiteFlyer.jpg ... Love local cruise nights like this! Thanks again Tony C. for the heads-up!... Additional info - Please also be sure to visit the official web site for Fritz's Snack Bar online at: http://www.fritzssnackbar.com/ ... *4/29/2015 UPDATE - Here's another copy of the flyer, that may be a little more readable--thanks to our friends the Brass City Cruisers: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015FritzOxfordCruiseFlyerCopy2.JPG ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/4/2015; additional uploaded flyer copy added to this listing as of 4/29/2015)

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!... *4/15/2015 UPDATE - A beautiful new-for-2015 Official Flyer for this event was posted by the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club at their Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Sweat-and-Gears-Car-Club-Connecticut/202091426554876) today, and we made sure to upload a copy to our server as well, where it now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015BloodSweatAndGearsMilfordMcDonaldsCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Time to get psyched for this wonderful local summertime car cruise! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015; hyperlink to Official Flyer added to this listing as  of 4/15/2015)

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 ... *4/17/2015 UPDATE - Official Flyer for the 2015 series of this event has just released today by the American Muscle Car Club! And of course we made a copy & uploaded it! Check it out at the following clickcable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015AmericanMuscleCarClubClassActMeridenCruiseFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015; hyperlink to the 2015 Official Flyer added to this listing as of 4/17/2015)

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, Seymour – Special season kick-off 2015 Season Dust-Off Cruise of the Seymour Lions Club Summer Cruise Nights 2015 series, at Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT 06483, 12-4pm. For additional information contact Melissa 203-430-9356 or e-mail: seymourlions52@att.net ... webmaster's note - We found  this event listed online at Facebook, and it also included the full-season's-worth of the Seymour Lions Club's Thursday night cruise nights at the same location (with specific dates listed). We uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is viewable online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015SeymourLionsClubThursdayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info - You can also visit the Seymour Lions, an organization that does great humanitarian work, online at: http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/seymourct/ ... And of course their official Facebook site is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Seymour-Lions-Club/233240963383227?fref=nf ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/4/2015)

MAY 3, 2015, Sunday, Hebron - "2nd Annual Tony Morehouse Memorial Cruze 2015," at Ted's IGA, Route 66, Hebron, CT, Sunday, May 3rd, 4 to 7pm... webmaster's note - We found the flyer for this event (from which the above info was transcribed) posted at the dedicated Facebook group page for the Teds IGA Cruise: https://www.facebook.com/groups/818440788237611/ - and also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is viewable online now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/3May2015TedsIGAHebronCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional information - From what we can see by googling, the actual street address for Ted's IGA in Hebron is: 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248. (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2015)

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 5, 2015, Tuesday, Northford – Opening night for the new…Cruise Night at Yogurt N More… Quoting from the listing we just ran across on the Special Interest web site, within the Calendar of Events (http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm), Connecticut section: “…May 5, Northford, Cruise night, door prizes trophies on last night DJ food ice cream 5pm to 8pm at yogurt n more on 855 forest rd…” Very cool! Looks like a cool (no pun intended—although it should be noted that “Yogurt N More” is listed as a frozen yogurt shop on google) new local car event! We are very excited!... Additional information - The exact address for Yogurt N More is listed as 855 Forest Rd, Northford, CT 06472, and with telephone 203-208-5049. We are additionally writing to them today to see if they might have a flyer for the event, that we might possibly also be able to scan, upload, and share with you (via hyperlink) here also. It is also not clear from the Special Interest listing if this is a one-time-only type of event, or periodic (weekly, monthly, or some other schedule?), so perhaps we’ll try to contact them for follow-up on that also (if it’s not clear from whatever flyer, and/or any other event information that they might be able to send me). For now, I must say I’m very psyched to see the event listed, and love the location—right there in the center of Northford, where Route 22 (which is Forest Road) and Route 17 (which is Middletown Avenue) intersect (the Route 22/Clintonville Road intersection is also right nearby), and which seems to be a positively superb spot for a cruise night! We are looking forward to it!... *4/24/2015 UPDATES – Wow, what a wonderful and gracious package of information we received in the snail mail (postmarked 4/20/2015) from Mr. Salvatore Carrano, the owner of Yogurt N More, in response to the inquiry that we sent just one week ago! Mr. Carrano enclosed not only an Official Flyer for the event, from which we very importantly learned that May 5th is the Opening Night (hence we’ve revised the very beginning of this listing of that fact) for this event that will be happening Every Tuesday night, through September 29th, but also a very gracious cover note, dated 4/19/2015, that read as follows: “…Dear Steve, Thank you for your interest in our Cruise Night. This is our 1st Annual Cruise Night, and we are really excited about it! It was very nice of you to post our cruise night on your web site. I hope to see you and some of your SAAC members. Just to clarify, it’s going to be every Tuesday night from May 5th to September 29th, weather permitting, 5pm to 8pm… Sincerely, Salvatore Carrano…” Very cool, and Thank You so much Mr. Carrano! We have also taken the liberty of scanning both Mr. Carrano’s cover letter, and the Official Flyer, and uploaded both to our server, where you can view them now. Flyer: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015YogurtNMoreTuesdayNorthfordCruzFLYER.jpg - and Cover Letter: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015YogurtNMoreTuesdayNorthfordCruzCOVERLTTR.jpg ... Some additional event details were found on the flyer, relative to the original listing that we saw online at the Special Interest site, so here is a transcription of the flyer details: “…Yogurt N More, Frozen Yogurt Plus, 1st Annual Cruise Night… Join us every Tuesday night from May 5th to September 29th, 5pm-8pm… All makes and models welcome… Motorcycles welcome… DJ, food, ice cream, trophies on last night, door prizes every week, 50/50 raffle… 855 Forest Road, Northford Center… No pets, no dogs, no skateboards, no bikes… For more info contact Sal 203-627-2362…” Additional thoughts - It goes without saying that we are very excited about this wonderful new event, right nearby in the wonderful village of Northford, CT, and look forward to participating! Thank you again so much Mr. Carrano and all of the Yogurt N More folks! (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/16/2015; important updates, including link to the Official Flyer were added to this listing as of 4/24/2015)

MAY 5, 2015, Tuesday, Glastonbury – Opening night for “… 2015 Summer Cruise Nights at Glastonbury McDonalds… Produced by the Connecticut GTO Club, at the Glastonbury McDonalds, 2915 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT… Every Tuesday, 5pm to 8:30p, May 5th through October 13th… Special trophies, 50/50 drawing, Music, and more!... Visit www.ctgtoclub.org for weather cancellation…” webmaster’s note – The above information was transcribed directly from the electronic flyer posted by the CT GTO Club at their official web site, and we’ve also taken the liberty of making a copy of that flyer and uploading it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GlastonburyMcDonaldsCruiseNightFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – I’ve been to this cruise night several times over the years, both as a spectator and at least once or twice as a participant, and have had a great time. It’s very well run, in a fun & “active” location, and with great McD’s food available right there! What’s not to like?!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2015)

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 9, 2015, Saturday, Clinton – “… The Morgan School 20th Annual Car Show & Food Drive… Spectators are free… Vehicle registration is $10 or 10 nonperishables… At The Morgan School, 27 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT 06413…” webmaster’s note – We hadn’t  seen any notices of the 2015 version of this long-running event, but decided to take a look at the Morgan School official web site (https://sites.google.com/a/clintonpublic.net/morgan/), and found a small mention of it on a “District Calendar” that was shown, which had a clickable link to a Google calendar page, where essentially the same bits of info were shown. All of the above info came from those two pages, and we put screen shots of both together on a page, which you can view at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/9May2015MorganSchoolCarShowAndFoodDriveInfo.jpg ... The only issue we can see right now, however, is that the listed event times don’t appear to correspond between the Morgan School calendar item, and the Google calendar item (which we’ve also highlighted on our slide). We are writing to the Morgan School today to see if we can possibly obtain an official flyer for the event, and/or at least some clarification on what hours the event is set to run… Needless to say, we will certainly be updating this event listing as soon as we can with additional and/or corrected information!... Additional thoughts – I’ve attended this event many times over the years and always have a lot of fun, and also applaud the nonperishable food donation that is incorporated with the event, for the benefit of those less fortunate. Great job by everyone from Morgan involved with this event!... *5/4/2015 UPDATES - Well, what do you know, I studied the two listings for this event--the main Morgan calendar listing, and the "More Details" link which brings you to a google calendar event page (https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=ZGx1ZzhsMmRlZTkxNzdqbGJqZnRxMWxvNDggY2xpbnRvbnB1YmxpYy5uZXRfbms1cXJhZDQ5Z2QwMjA5MXVodTM5NzBsdmtAZw), and looking at it closely, it appears the google event lists the time as "GMT," which, when I looked it up, means "Greenwich Mean Time." I then found an online time converter (http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2pmGMTConvertsTo10amEDTScreenShot.jpg), and it appears that 2pm in GMT translates to 10am in EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), so I think I can safely say that the actual hours of the event appear to be 10am to 2pm. I still have not heard anything back from the Morgan School yet (I sent them an inquiry at the time I first created this calendar item), but if I do, I'll update this listing once again...  *5/5/2015 UPDATES - We just received a very nice e-mail from Mr. Larry Chapman of the Morgan School, he wrote: "...Hello Steve ,  I sent the flyer to you yesterday. The time on Saturday is 10-2… Jay retired last year and I was hired to replace him. We are presenting him with a thank you trophy for all the years he put in for the auto show. .. Thank You, Larry Chapman. Morgan High School, Technology Education..." A short time later I received another e-mail from Abigail Andrews also of the Clinton public schools system, with an electronic copy of the Official Flyer attached--which we've uploaded a copy of, and which is now viewable at the following clickcable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/9May2015ClintonMorganCarShowFoodDriveFlyr.jpg... Very cool, and thank you so much Larry (and Abigail)! And how great that Mr. Jay Cole is being honored for all his contributions over the years also!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2015; updated info added as of 5/4/2015; addidional info & flyer link added to this  listing as of 5/5/2015))

MAY 9, 2015, Saturday, Wallingford – Opening Night for “… The Saturday Nite Cruizers’ Cruise Nights 2015… The Saturday Nite Cruizers invite you to join us for our 23rd season of cruising at the Duchess Restaurant, 124 Church Street (Route 68) in Wallingford, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Our first cruise is Saturday May 9th, (no cruise on May 29th) then held every second and forth Saturday of the month thru September (no rain dates)... List of planned cruise dates is as follows: May 9th, June 13th, June 27th, July 11th, July 25th, August 8th, August 22nd, September 12th, and September 26th…   Music ,give-aways and great food available. Trophies each night. Sorry no motorcycles allowed. No cutoff year, but we do reserve the right to refuse entry to any vehicle. For additional info call June 860-919-8514, or e-mail jdanovich@snet.net , or our website http://www.saturdaynitecruizers.org/ …”  webmaster’s note – Thanks very much to our long-time old car friend and mainstay of the Saturday Nite Cruizers car club, Jack Danovich, for sending along the official info about this event, plus the club’s 2015 Annual Car Show, to be held Saturday, June 13th in Meriden. Quoting from Jack’s cover note of 4/17/2015 that contained these event details: “…Hi Steve- attached is the information for our 2015 Cruise Nights and June Meriden car show. Thanks for your help…” Very cool, Jack, and as always, we are glad to help spread the word about these fantastic old car events! (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2015)

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 10, 2015, Sunday, Derby – Season kick-off for the Heav’nly Donuts Cruise Nights 2015. Quoting from the post made by the Heav'nly Donuts folks on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heavnly-Donuts/96112739325); with a posting date of today, Sunday, 5/10/2015: "...Happy MOTHER'S DAY to all the MOM'S out there. Thank you for all the sacrifices you make for your children and families. Those of us who have lost our mom's probably appreciate it more now, not that we didn't then....So spend some time with Mom today... And it's also the Official start of  Heav'nly Donuts Summer of 2015 Car Cruise, OUR 29th SEASON!!!!!!!! from 5PM to 9PM every SUNDAY.. editor's notes - I've attended this event many times over the years, both as a spectator and a participant, and it's one seriously great time! I kind of look at it as a "great way to make the weekend last just a little longer!" So happy to see the event return again for the 2015 season!... 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 event was added to this calendar as of 5/10/2015)

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!... *5/10/2015 IMPORTANT UPDATES - Quoting from a nice note dated 5/9/2015 that we received from our friend Frank Bronner (fbronner@sbcglobal.net) of the Doo Wop Cruisers: "...Steve, just a reminder regarding our Monday night cruise, we will not be doing a Best of The Best every month due to the lack of participating award winners coming back on the night we do the Best of Best. Also I have up dated our Web Site as of May 10th. This year we may be doing a monthly show for North Haven Public TV. It is still in the works and if it works out we will be doing the first show around the end of May. Keep up the good work, hope to see you on a Monday Night just come see the DJ ( that would be me)..." Awesome and thanks so much Frank for the updates! I wrote back to Frank that I'd be adding these updates to the event listing, and also requested to be kept on the mailing list for updates about the very exciting-sounding North Haven Public TV production! As always, please also be sure to refer to the Doo Wop Cruisers' official web site for complete updated details: http://www.doowopcruisers.com/ ... (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; important updates from Frank of the Doo Wop Cruisers were added to this listing as of 5/10/2015)

MAY 11, 2015, Monday, New London – Opening Night for the “…Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC Ocean Beach Park Classic Car Cruise Nights, 6:00pm,  every Monday 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 - Was just browsing the internet and found this event listed on the official OBP 2015 Events Schedule page: http://www.ocean-beach-park.com/23.html ... We absolutely love the casual, laid-back, and fun beach atmosphere of this event, and look forward to getting out to New London for at least a few Monday nights this summer!... Additional information - Be sure to also check out OBP's official Facebook page for even more news & info on this multi-faceted venue: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ocean-Beach-Park/160733507339 ... *4/20/2015 UPDATES – We had written to our friend Dave Sugrue, General Manager of Ocean Beach Park, a short time ago, with a request for some information about the start-date and/or any other information about the 2015 series of Ocean Beach Park Monday night cruise nights, and a short time later, we received a very nice package of stuff from Dave, as you can see in this overall view: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/DaveSugruePackageOfOBPStuffRecdApr2015.jpg - including a couple of very cool “OBP75” stickers, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the this wonderful park (“Generations of Family Fun, 1940-2015”). Dave also made sure that we got the banner with the Official Cruise Nights start and end dates noted for 2015 – see this scan, that we also highlighted with arrows: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/DaveSugrueOBPMondayCruiseInfoFor2015.jpg ... Thanks again so much Dave and OBP!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2015; additional info & image links were added to this listing as of 4/20/2015)

MAY 12, 2015, Tuesday, Deep River – Opening Night for the “…MisFit Cruisers 2015 Cruise Nights at Plattwood Park, Route 80, Deep River (Route 9 Exit 5)… Tuesdays, 5:00pm to 8:00pm, May 12th through September 2015… All cars, bikes, trucks, and people welcome… Free… Music, 50/50 raffle, good eats available… For more information, call Don Brookes, 860-262-3878 or 860-526-2605...” webmaster’s note – We found a copy of the Official Flyer for the 2015 series of this cool event posted online in early April, 2015 at MisFit Cruisers’ Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/pages/MisFit-Car-Cruisers/150642328295732), from which all of the above info was transcribed, and took the liberty of uploading a copy of it to our server (there are a lot more details contained on the flyer), where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015MisFitCruisersPlattwoodTuesdayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info - For more info, please be sure to visit the MisFit Cruisers’ FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MisFit-Car-Cruisers/150642328295732 – Oh, and we also looked up Plattwood Park info, and found a street address for it, useful for you Mapquesters--it is: 43 Winthrop Road, Deep River, CT 06417 (the “Route 9, Exit 5” advice that we transcribed from the flyer will also get you to the general area—thought not precisely)… Additional thoughts - We had a lot of fun checking this event out at Deep River’s beautiful Plattwood Park for the first time last August (had been to their old Essex Fire Department cruise several times in previous years also, which were also a lot of fun), and are looking forward to getting back out there this year!... *4/16/2015 UPDATES – We received a very nice e-mailed note from our friend Kimberly Brookes (kimberlysb.722@gmail.com) of the MisFitCar Cruisers that contained more details about this wonderful summertime classic car cruse night, and we are pleased to include it here. Quoting from Kimberly’s e-mail with the subject line “Misfit Car Cruise,” dated 4/16/2015: “…Hi Steve, My father, Don Brookes, asked I email you for you to include the start of the Misfits Cruise night in your next paper… We will be returning to Plattwood Park in Deep River beginning Tuesday, May 12th.  Cruise nights will be held every Tuesday through September from 5-8pm.  All vehicles, in all stages of restoration are welcome!  Free but donations greatly appreciated.  Weekly and Monthly trophies as well as Trophy of the year awarded at the end of the season… If you have any questions, please let me know at this address… Thank you, Kimberly Brookes …” Thanks very much Kimberly for all the updates, and we can’t wait to make it back out to Plattwood Park in Deep River this summer!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2015; important updates were added to this listing as of 4/16/2015)

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 16, 2015, Saturday, Cromwell – “…4th Annual Car Show at Covenant Village of Cromwell, Antique cars & trucks, plus Special Interest Vehicles, Saturday, May 16th, 10am to 2pm… This is the 4th annual show put on by Central CT Region AACA member Pete Alison. It is held at Covenant Village, 52 Missionary Road, in Cromwell, from 10:00am to 2:00pm…” webmaster’s note – We found this event listed, with a small banner ad and accompanying paragraph, on page 4 of the April 2015 edition of the Central CT Region AACA’s official newsletter, “The Distributor” (we are dues-paying members), and transcribed the info as it appeared there. We also made a screen shot of the banner and paragraph, and uploaded it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/16May2015CvntVllgCromwellFlyerBannerInfo.jpg ...  Additional info - We also did a little bit more digging on the internet for info on the event and the venue, and found this event description on their “Events” page, http://www.covenantvillageofcromwell.org/rsvp-for-covenant-cromwell-events : “…Antique Car Show & Open House… A fun, family-friendly event with a variety of food options, activities, live music, vendors, up to 100 cars on display—not to mention, a casual opportunity to explore our campus!... For more information or to RSVP for one of our upcoming events, call (877) 876-5168…” Covenant Village of Cromwell’s web site also has a Directions page that may also be useful: http://www.covenantvillageofcromwell.org/directions ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/7/2015)

MAY 16, 2015, Saturday, New BritainKlingberg Cars & Coffee, “…A Cars & Coffee is simply an informal gathering of show car owners, and those who wish they were, to raise the hood and talk about cars and tell car stories..." 8:00am to 10:00am, at The Klingberg Campus, 370 Linwood Street, New Britain, CT 06052. More information: Mark Johnson 860-832-5526 or markj@klingberg.org ..." Info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=44625 and also: http://klingbergautoshow.org/klingberg-cars-coffee-sat-september-20/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/7/2015)

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 18, 2015, Monday, Niantic – Opening Night for the “…Niantic VFW "Car Show" Cruise Night, 1st & 3rd Mondays, at the Niantic VFW, 5:30pm to dusk... Food, beautiful sunset, antique cars, fun for everyone... Starts May 18th…” webmaster’s note – We found this event flyer posted on Facebook by our friends "100% Ian" and "Beachcomber Frank,", and are pleased to pass it along for your info (exact transcription from what was shown on the flyer)... We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015NianticVFWMondayCruiseNightFlyer.jpg ... Additional info - We also tried googling up the street address of the Niantic VFW (Post #5849), and from what we can discern, it appears to be: 39 Columbus Ave, Niantic, CT 06357 (I hope that's correct!)... Also, here's their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VfwPost5849 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/29/2015)

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 21, 2015, Thursday, Bridgeport – Opening Night for the “…’Cruzin’ Back To The Ballpark’ at Harbor Yard Free Monthly Car Cruise, at The Ballpark At Harbor Yard, 500 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT…”... webmaster’s note – Our old car friend AJ from WPLR posted the official flyer for this event online at his Facebook site, and the following is a transcription of the details on this cool-sounding new event: “…Free Monthly Car Cruise… May, June, August, October: 3rd Thursday of the month (NOTE: The “3rd Thursday of the month” for May, 2015 looks to be May 21st, which is how we came up with this specific date listing to insert on the SAAC Calendar…)… July & September: 4th Thursday of the Month… 5pm to 9pm, rain or shine… Live bands, ballpark fare, BBQ pit, free giveaways, industry midway, 21+ beer garden… Free admission for cars and spectators… All ages, family friendly… For more info: www.bridgeportbluefish.com … No pets, no imports…” (ugh, as a vintage Volkswagen driver, I guess that very last part means that I can only attend as a spectator, so I’ll do my best to get over there to check it out some Thursday night this summer…)… Additional info – We also took the liberty of making a copy of the flyer and uploading it to our server, where it is viewable online now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015BptBluefishHarborYardThursdayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Even more additional info – Here’s the Bridgeport Bluefish/Harbor Yard ballpark web site official directions page, for your info: http://www.bridgeportbluefish.com/stadium/directions/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/28/2015)

MAY 22, 2015, Friday, North Branford – Opening Night for the “…North Branford McDonalds & DQ Summer 2015 Cruise Night, at 280 North Branford Road, North Branford, CT… Info: 203-481-6237… Every Friday starting May 22nd, Summer 2015, hosted by DJ Rockin’ Richard from 88.7 FM, 6:00 to 9:00pm… ‘Show off your wheels, have a burger and top it off with a blizzard, or just come on 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 – We stopped in to the North Branford McDonalds on Thursday evening, May 7th2015, and were very excited to see the Official Flyer for this event posted on the door—which is where all of the above info was transcribed directly from. We also took a picture of the flyer and uploaded it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015NorthBranfordMcDsDQFridayCruiseFlyer.jpgAdditional thoughts – We’ve attended and/or participated in this wonderful event over the years on many occasions, and always have a great time. The people involved are first-rate, fellow enthusiasts, and you can’t beat Rockin’ Richard’s great tunes! We look forward to being there!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/7/2015)

MAY 23, 2015, Saturday, Southington – “…Car Show at the Home Depot, Saturday, May 23rd, 2015, 10am to 2pm… Rain date = Sunday, May 24th… Home Depot, 889 Interstate Park Drive (off of Queen Street), Southington, CT 06489… Come join the fun!... Door prizes, trophies, music by Doug & JoAnn, $25 Home Depot gift card, driver raffle…” webmaster’s note – We found a flyer for this event posted online, from which all of the above info was transcribed, and also made a scan to upload to our sever, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/23May2015HomeDepotSouthingtonCarShow.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2015)

MAY 24, 2015, Sunday, Hamden - "...The Hamden Police Department and Connecticut Classic Chevy Club's 21st Annual Memorial Day Weekend Car Show, to benefit various local charities, Sunday, May 24th, 2015 (Rain date = Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day), at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT. Registration 8:00am to 12:00noon; car entrance will close at 12:00noon, providing parking space is still available. Awards presentation 3:00pm. Dash plaques as long as they last! Cars & trucks to 1986 welcome, stock, modified, custom, muscle, street rods, pro street, special interest. Top 75 awards, plus special corporate sponsor awards. A ceremony to honor Veterans of all wars will take place at 12:00pm, with military color guard--all are welcome to attend...." webmaster's note - All of the above information was transcribed directly from an electronic flyer that was posted today (4/9/2015) on Facebook by our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears car club--and there is a lot more information provided on that flyer, so we've gone ahead and uploaded a copy of it to our server also, where it is viewable online now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/24May2015CTClassicChevyHamdenQUShowFlyer.jpg ... We've had so much fun attending this event over the past many years, either as car show participants or spectators--the CT Classic Chevy Club does a positively magnificent job with it--superbly organized, fantastic venue, great entertainment, and of course, tons and tons of spectacular show vehicles that always turn out (Example--Check out this "typical" scene that I shot back at  the 2011 version of the event--and this is just a small part of the overall show! Click on the following link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/HamdenQUMemorialDayCarShow2011.JPG)!.. As always, we really look forward to getting back out to Hamden again this coming Memorial Day Weekend for this amazing event!... Additional info - Please be sure to visit the CT Classic Chevy Club's official online home for more information about the organization: http://www.ctclassicchevy.com/ ... Even more additional information - The event is held at Quinnipiac's main campus, which is located at 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, and you can access their directions page (make sure to choose the Mount Carmel Campus directions tab) at: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/about/visit-quinnipiac/directions-and-travel-information/ ... *4/9/2015 LATE-DAY UPDATES - What a nice surprise when we made it out to our P.O. Box this afternoon, to find not only the Branford Veterans Day Parade Committee's very gracious snail mail invitation to the 2015 Branford Memorial Day Parade for antique automobiles (see the 5/25/2015 listing for Branford below), but also a snail-mailed copy of the official CT Classic Chevy Club Quinnipiac Hamden Memorial Day Weekend Car Show printed flyer! VERY cool! We fired up the old scanner and tried to make some reasonably high resolution copies of all sides of it, to hopefully bring out additional event details and information for everyone's use, regarding this great event. The flyer consisted of a tri-fold presentation, utilizing both sides of an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. The two outer panels that you see, in the as-received condition are shown here: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/24May2015HamdenQUMemorialDayFlyerOutside2.jpg ... Once you open it up, the third panel on that side of the paper is this vertical-format mini-flyer: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/24May2015HamdenQUMemorialDayFlyerOutside1.jpg ... And finally, the entire other side of the paper is a full-page flyer, with lots and lots of details--AND a car show pre-registration form, which you can use to pre-register your vehicle and save $'s (note also the May 17th pre-registration deadline), which is viewable here:  http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/24May2015HamdenQUMemorialDayFlyerInside.jpg ... We also went ahead and added a cropped and enlarged scan of the "fine print" from that side of the flyer, containing directions, and some other event details, viewable here: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/24May2015HamdenQUMemorialDayFlyerInsideCrop.jpg ... So, there you have it, and we thank our friends at the Connecticut Classic Chevy Club for keeping us on the mailing list for all the latest up-to-date info on this fine event... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2015)

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... *4/9/2015 UPDATES - Very exciting to find an envelope in our mailbox today with the return address of "Branford Veterans Parade Committee," care of John I. Cooke (looks like a couple of postmarks, so not sure when it got sent, ref: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25May2015BranfordMemDayParadeEnvelope.jpg), and upon opening it, we found a nice cover letter and entry form for groups and organizations. Since our individual antique automobiles are not "groups," per se, I'm certainly not planning on filling out the entry form nor sending it--and never have done so in the past either (here is a link to our scan of the entry form that I mentioned, for your info: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25May2015BranfordMemDayParadeEntryForm.jpg). But we are very pleased to accept these materials as our invitation for antique automobiles once again to participate in the 2015 Branford Memorial Day Parade, which is fantastic! The cover letter (here's our scan of it: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25May2015BranfordMemDayParadeLetter.jpg) also provides us with important information about the times that things are planned to happen. Referring to the cover letter, the Parade Committee likes groups/participants to be present by 9:30am, so that all can partake in the always-meaningful and touching pre-parade speeches and invocations. The parade step-off is listed as 10:00am. Now, as far as where to aim for with your antique car when you show up, and again referring to my own past experiences, we will assume for now (unless we hear back from Mr. Cooke and/or the Committee--I am planning to send them a copy of this full listing for their review) that Town Hall Drive, which is the little diagonal road that outlines the south and west perimeter of the Branford Town Green, will be the staging point for antique cars who show up to participate, and it's also "wrong way" (cars facing west on this normally one-way eastbound street), based on past experiences also. As far as what time to get there, my advice is to keep those above-mentioned times from the cover letter in mind, but also, the earlier you can get there, the better, since sometimes the police like to block the Green area off from general traffic, as the parade time gets closer. Finally, if you are thinking about participating with your antique car, be aware that the day is usually quite hot, and the parade moves along at a very slow pace (walking pace, obviously) for approximately 2 miles or so, total, with a small stop in the middle for a few minutes, which means that if you have any overheating concerns with your car, you'd better think about opting out of actually participating (my best advice, anyway), but it's still a more-than-fantastic event to be a spectator at! What could be better than showing your American patriotic spirit and showing support for our country's military veterans, both living and deceased, in such a beautiful little town as Branford, Connecticut?! We very much appreciate the Branford Veterans Parade Committee thinking of us again this year, with the invitation for antique automobiles to be a part of this positively magnificent town event! (this event listing was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2015)

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, Gales Ferry – Opening night for the “…Cows, Cones, and Classic Cars at Alice Acres Farm, 39 Military Highway, Gales Ferry, CT (behind the Old Gales Ferry Elementary School across from Ocean State Job Lot on Route 12)… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars… dash plaques to first 20 cars… For more info call 860-464-2663 or 860-464-1885, or visit www.cowsandcones.com …”… webmaster’s note – The above information was transcribed from a listing found on the Dream Machines Classics web site (specifically from the May, 2015 section of the Schedule), and we combined that, with some information directly from the Alice Acres/Cows & Cones web site - www.cowsandcones.com/special-events.html - onto a one-page handbill, which we then uploaded to our server in two formats—“.pdf” which has working links, and “.jpg” which is basically just a picture. You can view either or both now, at the following two clickable links: PDF = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GalesFerryCowsAndConesMonthlyCarShowInfo.pdf - and JPG = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GalesFerryCowsAndConesMonthlyCarShowInfo.jpg ... Additional thoughts – I got out there once last season as a spectator, and had a positively wonderful time checking out the great old cars, AND enjoying some of the fantastic ice cream that the “Cows & Cones” stand sells—it was positively SUPERB! What a great combination! Hope to get back out to Gales Ferry again at least once this coming season!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

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, Durham – "Anything Goes Motor Show," sponsored by Vinal Tech PFO (Parent Faculty Friends Organization), Sunday, May 31st, 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Durham Fairgrounds (enter from Main Street, Route 17), Durham, CT...  webmaster’s note – We saw this event posted on another web site, and made a copy of the flyer to upload and post here--please refer to the main flyer at this link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/31May2015DurhamAnythingGoesMotorShowFlyr.JPG - and the "fine print" portion that was at the bottom of the flyer at this link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/31May2015DurhamAnythingGoesMotorShowFinePrt.JPG ... Sounds like a fun and multi-faceted event, benefiting a good cause!... Additional information - The organizers' Facebook page is also located at: https://www.facebook.com/VinalTechPFO ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2015)

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!... *4/4/2015 UPDATES - Per the 4/2/2015 posting that   the EJK Car Show organizing crew placed on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/EJK-Car-Show/223223281098023): "...Steve, wanted to let you know that the 10th will be the last unless someone knows of a Club that might want to take it over. Thank you so much for all the help you've given us over the years!..." As I noted in my original response to this news, ten years is a lot of effort. You did a magnificent job, and should be very proud. I also noted that I would help spread that word. If there are any clubs or organizations that might be interested in finding out more about becoming involved with this event, check in with the team at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/EJK-Car-Show/223223281098023 - or at their official web site: http://ejkcarshow.com/ - and the "Contact Us" page there also: http://ejkcarshow.com/contact ... *5/12/2015 UPDATES – We were very happy to receive a sponsorship solicitation package in the snail mail just a few days ago (http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/6June2015XavierEJKShowSponsLttrEnv.jpg), probably because SAAC has been a sponsor in the past – and before filling out the sponsors form to send in with my donation this year, I made scans of all of the documents that were received—and following are hyperlinks to all of those scans: Cover Letter = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/6June2015XavierEJKShowSponsLttr.jpg - Sponsor Form = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/6June2015XavierEJKShowSponsForm.jpg – and there was also a colorful two-sided Handbill that I also made into a one-sided document = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/6June2015XavierEJKCarShowHandbill.jpg …  Thanks to the EJK Car Show folks for keeping us on the mailing list for all of those materials, and we do hope to get out there on Show Day!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/12/2015; important updates about the future of this event were added to this  listing as of 4/4/2015; links to uploaded scans of all the documents received with a sponsorship solicitation package were added to this listing as of 5/12/2015)

JUNE 6, 2015, Saturday, Durham - "1st Annual Car Show Fundraiser" to support Coginchaug High School's Project Graduation, and the Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition, 10am-2pm, at Coginchaug Regional High School, 135 Pickett Lane, Durham, CT. Rain date = June 7th. $10 entry fee, no cut-off year--all cars & trucks welcome. Trophies, spectators free admission... webmaster’s note – We saw this event posted on another web site, and made a copy of the flyer to upload and post here--please refer to this link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/6June2015DurhamCoginchaugCarShowFlyr.JPG ... Additional information - Please also refer to the organizers' official web site for more information as well: http://www.dmlwc.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2015)

JUNE 7, 2015, Sunday, MilfordThe 99.1 PLR Spring Classic Car Show, 10am to 2pm at Napoli Indoor Auto Outlet, 241 Boston Post Road in Milford, CT. Entry fee $10 per car; if you don’t have a show car and you just want to check out the cars, admission is free! There’s music, food trucks, prizes, and more! Trophy and plaques are awarded in different categories. Please no burn outs or rolling boom boxes. No rain date. Parking spots are first come, first serve, so arrive early! Visit the Event Guide at WPLR.COM for additional information. Proceeds from this event will benefit LOVE CT(Love CT supports Connecticut charities and not-for-profits, more info: LoveCT.org)… webmaster’s notes – We initially saw the flyer for this event (from which all of the above information was transcribed) posted online by our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears car club, at their Facebook site, and we then made a copy and uploaded it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/7June2015WPLRSpringClassicNapoliMilfordFLYER.jpg - we also checked out the WPLR.COM web site and found a colorful banner listing for the event, that we also made a screen shot of  for your reference, at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/7June2015WPLRSpringClassicNapoliMilfordBANNER.jpg ... The WPLR folks always do a great job with these events, and they always benefit great causes—as does this one as well! Sounds like a winner all the way around!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

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 upload 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, Uncasville - 2nd Annual Car Show at Herb's Country Store, Sunday, June 7th, 2015, at Herb's Country Store, 1105 Norwich-New London Turnpike (a.k.a. CT Route 32), Uncasville, CT 06382. "...1pm 'till whenever--come and go as you please... Parking at Standard Door Supply across the street from Herb's...Make a donation to Wounded Warrior..." Rain date = June 21st. "Free BBQ with sauce tasting, by Hoboken Eddie & Oak Leaf Dairy..." webmaster's note - We saw a flyer for this event online and made a copy to upload to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/7June2015HerbsUncasvilleCarShowFlyr.jpg ... Additional info - Here's the Facebook event listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/840973922641916/ - and here's also the main web site for Herb's: http://herbscountrystore.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2015)

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, Guilford – Opening night for “…Cruise Nights 2015 at Ashley’s Ice Cream of Guilford, hosted by the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers… Ashley’s Ice Cream, Sachem Plaza, 942 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT… Street rods, customs, classics, antiques… Every 2nd Wednesday, starting June 10th… (also) July 8th, August 12th, September 9th… 5:30-8pm… Music by Rockin’ Richard… Hosted by the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers… Information: 203-457-0789… Ashley’s cruise staff will not be responsible for damages or any injuries that may occur…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Lucille (las32chev@comcast.net) of the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club for the heads-up, via her e-mail note of 5/4/2015, which contained a copy of the Official Flyer for this event, along with this cover note: “…Hello Steve, Attached is the cruise night information for 2015… I'm working on the Labor day Weekend Car Show I will send to you soon… Thank you for listing our cruise… Lucille Sharp, SRTC…” Very cool, and thanks Lucille for keeping us on the mailing list! We’ve also gone ahead and uploaded the flyer to our server, where it is viewable online now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015SRTCAshleysGuilfordCruiseFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/5/2015)

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, Meriden - “…The Saturday Nite Cruizers’ 15th Annual Car Show, to be held at the Meriden Center, 845 Paddock Avenue in Meriden. The show starts at 9:00 am with trophies awarded promptly at 3:00 pm. Rain date is Sunday June 14th. Cruise style parking. Trophies will be awarded to the top 25 cars, plus best in show. Good food and drink will be available, door prizes,, raffles and music all day. $10.00 per show car; spectators  free. No cut off year, all makes and models welcome. No booze or burnouts please and we do reserve the right to refuse entry to any vehicle. Worried about the weather? Call June at 860-919-8514 or the Meriden Center at 203-238-2645. For more info: e-mail jdanovich@snet.net , or see our website: http://www.saturdaynitecruizers.org/ …” webmaster’s note – Thanks very much to our long-time old car friend and mainstay of the Saturday Nite Cruizers car club, Jack Danovich, for sending along the official info about this event, plus the club’s 2015 series of Wallingford Duchess Restaurant cruise nights, which will be starting up on May 9th, and recurring on several selected Saturdays thru the season. Quoting from Jack’s cover note of 4/17/2015 that contained these event details: “…Hi Steve- attached is the information for our 2015 Cruise Nights and June Meriden car show. Thanks for your help…” Very cool, Jack, and as always, we are glad to help spread the word about these fantastic old car events!... *6/9/2015 UPDATE - We went to the Saturday Nite Cruizers official web site today and found a copy of the official flyer for the event, and uploaded a copy to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link:   http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/13June2015MeridenCarShowFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2015; flyer hyperlink added to this listing as of 6/9/2015)

JUNE 13, 2015, Saturday, Meriden – “…2015 Silver City Shakedown, at the PBA, 74 Birdsey Avenue, Meriden, CT. 12noon-8pm, rain or shine. Sponsored by The Others Car Club. Traditional pre-1965 hot rods, customs, and race cars only. Awards. For more info contact Keith 860-543-9979, Paul 860-982-0319, or Derrick 203-537-0849, or visit http://www.silvercityshakedown.com/ …” Additional information: We went to their official web site and made a screen shot of the cool event banner and details, and uploaded that image to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/13June2015SilverCityShakedownBanner.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/7/2015)

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, 2015, Saturday, Chester – “…Connecticut Military Vehicle Collectors (COMVEC) 38th Annual CT Military Vehicle Show & Flea Market, 8:00am to 4:00pm, at the Chester Fairgrounds, 11 Kirtland Terrace, Chester, CT 06412... Antique military vehicles, flea market, military displays, food on site... Admission $5 adults/children under 10 free... Vendor info: Andrea Farrington 860-324-7328... www.comvec.org ... No pets, no firearms, no alcohol... COMVEC is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization..." webmaster's note - I was at the Kenny Fletcher Cruise on 4/25/2015 in Portland, CT, and saw a sign for this event displayed nearby a magnificent antique military truck that was there--here's a picture I took: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/13June2015COMVECMltryVehShowChesterOvrlPoster.jpg ... Then I looked up the COMVEC web site (http://www.comvec.org/), and found the Official Flyer shown online there--and also uploaded a copy to our server (which is where all the descriptive information shown above was transcribed from as well), where it is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/13June2015COMVECMltryVehShowChesterFlyer.jpg ... Additional information - What do you know--COMVEC is also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutMilitaryVehicleCollectors - and there's also a Facebook event page for this show: https://www.facebook.com/events/1097851536908493/ - so please do check all of that stuff out as well!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/29/2015)

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, Glastonbury – “…41st Annual Auto & Truck Meet, sponsored by the Central Connecticut Region – Antique Automobile Club of America, at 95-115 Glastonbury Blvd. (opposite Somerset Square), Glastonbury, CT, Sunday, June 14, 2015, 9am. Rain date = Sunday, June 28, 2015… Field & flea market open at 8:00am, judging begins at noon; cars entered after 1:00pm will not be judged; trophies will be awarded at 3:00pm; winners must be present for trophies… General admission $4; antique car entry $10 including passengers; car corral $10; flea market space $20 or two for $25—no pre-registration is required… For more info: Nick 860-828-1643 or Bob 860-690-2378...” webmaster’s note – We found the very detailed full two-page Official Flyer for this event within the April 2015 edition of the Central CT Region AACA’s official newsletter, “The Distributor” (we are dues-paying members), and scanned both pages for uploading to our server, since there is no way we could transcribe it all. Please use the following two clickable hyperlinks to access the flyer: Flyer Front = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14June2015CCRGlastonburyFlyerPg1.jpg - and Flyer Back = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14June2015CCRGlastonburyFlyerPg2.jpg ... Even more important details – We also found the Official Car Show Booklet advertising contract/form in that same issue of The Distributor, and also made sure to scan and upload it, so that you can get your ad into it, hopefully in plenty of time (NOTE: The ads deadline is listed as May 22, 2015); the link to our uploaded copy of the advertising form is at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14June2015CCRGburyAdForm22MayDeadline.jpg ... Final thoughts – We’ve gone to this event many times over the years, and always have a great time, either as spectators or participants. The Central Connecticut Region AACA folks really do a fantastic job! For more info about the Central CT Region AACA, please be sure to visit their official web site at: http://www.cenconnaaca.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/7/2015)

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, Naugatuck – “…Wrenchmen Build It-Drive-It Classic Car Club of Connecticut 2nd Annual Car Show, in Naugatuck, CT… This year we’re supporting Naugatuck Food Bank. Entrance fee for all show vehicles is a non-perishable food item—let’s see if we can fill the pickup truck… 11:00am to 5:00pm, General Data Com parking lot, Fire House Road, Naugatuck. Sponsored by J&M Auto Service LLC. Co-sponsor The Oil Can Boys of Waterbury, CT, and Connecticut Accounting and Tax Service… Music DJ Jerry Covino/Brass City Cruisers… Trophies, door prizes, 50/50 raffle… No pets, alcohol, bicycles, skateboards, or tuner cars. We have the right to refuse any vehicle… For information call Jim 203-228-9385, Dave 203-723-5666, Al 203-206-6002…”… webmaster’s note – We found a flyer for this event posted online, from which all of the above info was transcribed, and also made a scan to upload to our sever, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14June2014WrenchmenNaugatuckCarShow.jpg ... Additional info – We did a bit of googling and found the sponsoring club’s official Facebook page, which is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wrenchmen-Build-It-Drive-It-Classic-Car-Club/1468046313471121 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2015)

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 16, 2015, Tuesday, Groton –  Kick-off night for the "...'Balfour Beatty Communities Car Cruise 2015...' Tuesdays: June 16, July 21, and August 18. 5:00pm to 8:00pm. All makes and models. Free admission... Location: 100 Tern Road, Groton, CT 06340. Sponsored by: Balfour Beatty Communities... More information: 860-446-5913..."... webmaster's note - We ran across the flyer for this event posted online, which is where all of the above info came from. We also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GrotonBalfourBeattyTuesdayCarCruiseFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/29/2015)

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 20, 2015, Saturday, Durham - "...Annual Strawberry Festival and Car Show... Hand made trophies again DJ music Hot dogs, hamburgers, delicious strawberry shortcake, craft vendors, Haitian craft and bake sale... Kids games, face painting, silent auction, give away prizes all day... Beautiful location, fun for the whole family... Free admission... Show cars $8.00--no cutoff year, motorcycles (trophy given) and tractors welcome... Notre Dame Church, 272 Main St., 9am - 3pm... For more info-203-213-2070..." webmaster's note - The above text came from the Special Interest web site listing, and then we went and checked out the Notre Dame Church of Durham's web site upcoming events page - http://www.churchofnotredame.org/upcoming-events.html - where there was a nice poster for the event shown, and which we also made sure to make a copy of and upload to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/20June2015NotreDameStrwbrryFestDurhamShow.jpg ... Sounds cool, and we love the rural, laid-back atmosphere of Durham, CT. Great job once again by the people of Notre Dame Church!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/9/2015)

JUNE 20, 2015, Saturday, Milford - Fisher House Fundraiser Car Show hosted by ShopRite Garafalo Markets and Crusin' East Car Club. "...Join us as we honor veterans by supporting The Fisher House Fundraiser, hosted by  ShopRite Garafalo markets of Milford and Cruisin' East Car Club, Saturday, June 20th, 10am to 2pm, at ShopRite Garafalo Markets, 155 Cherry Street, Milford, CT 06460..." webmaster's note - We wish to thank our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears car club for posting on their Facebook page the flyer for this event from which the above info was transcribed--and we've also taken the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server also, where you can view it (there is more important information contained on the flyer that you should definitely take the time to read) online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/20June2015CruisinEastShopRiteMilfordFisherHseBenefitShow.jpg ... We also wish to thank our friend and BSG-er of note Joel Debiase for the additional heads up about this event--and we apologize to everyone for our slowness in getting this event added to our calendar--hopefully a few more see it and can possibly attend and help support the event... Additional important info - The BSG-ers also added these important notes, in response to a followup Facebook question that was asked: "...No cutoff year, no fee to get in, will have a 50/50, and some give-aways..." Sounds great! Thanks again to our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears, Joel D., and a HUGE tip of the hat to the Cruisin' East car club for organizing this event, benefiting a positively superb cause--Fisher House... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/19/2015)

JUNE 21, 2015, Sunday, Branford5th Annual Branford Festival Gary DiNello Classic Car Cruise... Quoting from the official Car Show info page at the Branford Festival web site - http://branfordfestival.com/page/17837-Car-Shoe : “…The Branford Festival will once again have the Classic Car Cruise, this year, on Sunday morning, (Father’s Day) June 21st, 2015, in the rear of the green behind Town Hall… The event will be the 5th Annual Gary Dinello Classic Car Cruise in honor of Gary, the Car Cruise founder and long time Festival committee member… This event is limited to approximately 65 cars due to space, and is offered on a first come first serve basis… Gates will open at 7:00am and Vehicles should arrive by 9:00am because of road closure due to the road race… We will have Classic, Antique, Hot Rods, muscle cars, and there will be no cut off… Trophies will be awarded prior to the close of this event, which concludes officially at noon, however exhibitors are welcome to stay longer to enjoy the festival… A nominal fee will be charged, and the first 65 vehicles will receive a dash plaque and a handout bag… Make plans to visit us and see a wide variety of vehicles and then enjoy a special family day at our Festival… Questions pertaining to the car event will be answered by Chairman Ted Aub at 203-530-5269 or theo1847@gmail.com …” Sounds great to us! We’ve been attending the Branford Festival Classic Car Cruise for many years, and always have a great time! Thanks to our local old car friends Ted Aub and Bill Raccio for all the work they do as Co-Chairman of the Festival’s Dinello Classic Car Cruise!... Additional info – I took all of Ted’s original verbiage, and combined it with a couple of my pictures from last year’s event, and made up a little one-page electronic handbill—it’s available now online as both a “.pdf” (with clickable links), and a basic “.jpg” (essentially just a picture); here are the links: PDF version handbill = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21June2015BranfordFestivalClassicCarCruiseHandbill.pdf - and JPG version handbill = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21June2015BranfordFestivalClassicCarCruiseHandbill.jpg ... Looking forward to getting back there for the 2015 version!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/15/2015)

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 21, 2015, Sunday, Harwinton27th Annual Litchfield Bug In, all-Volkswagen car show—aircooled & watercooled, at the Harwinton Fairgrounds, Harwinton, CT. All proceeds go to Bronc Callahan Community Fund. Sponsored by  Langan Auto Group—Glastonbury, Meriden, Vernon. For more information call Chuck 860-283-5256 or e-mail VWSplitman@sbcglobal.netwebmaster’s note – We received an official flyer for this event while attending the CVA’s Clinton, CT event yesterday, and made scans of both sides of the flyer, from which the above information was transcribed, plus many more important details about the event. Both sides of the flyer are viewable at the following clickable links: Front = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21June2015LitchfieldBugInFlyerSide1.jpg - and Back = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21June2015LitchfieldBugInFlyerSide2.jpg … If you like VWs, you need to attend the Litchfield Bug In!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/18/2015)

JUNE 22, 2015, Monday, Wallingford – “…Connecticut Dragway Reunion, June 22, 2015… The Connecticut Street Rod Association presents another night to remember. The Connecticut Dragway Reunion will once again be held at the Mountain Ridge Resort at the top of High Hill in Wallingford, CT. Exit 15 off of I-91. Gates officially open at 5:00pm for participants with a ‘Cackle Fest’ scheduled for 7:00pm. Participants with their cars enter free, but can make a donation at the gate if they so desire. Spectators are $5.00 and all proceeds are donated to the Wallingford Wishing Well, which is an organization that aids needy families… More info: Pete 860-635-4971 or Don 860-345-4709…” webmaster’s note – All of the above event info came directly from the CSRA’s Upcoming Events page: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2015)

*6/23/2015 UPDATE (per Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club): THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED FOR TONITE DUE TO WEATHER--REPORTEDLY WILL BE RESCHEDULED... JUNE 23 (NEW DATE), 2015, Tuesday, West HavenLions Club of West Haven Classic Car Show, at the Italian American Club, Chase Lane, West Haven, CT, 10am to 2pm NEW TIME = 5pm to 9pm  … Trophies, food, DJ, 50/50… T-shirts and dash plaques to the first 50 cars… Entrant fee $10… webmaster’s note – We just ran across this event listing posted on Facebook by our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club, who are sponsoring the top three trophies at the event! We made a copy of the Official Flyer (from which all of the above information was transcribed) and uploaded it to ours server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/31May2015WestHavenLionsClubCarShow.jpg NEW FLYER = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/23June2015LionsClubOfWHCarShowNewDate.jpg ... Additional info – Here are a few more useful links for contacting the organizations involved: West Haven Lions Club web site = http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/westhavenct/ - and Facebook page = https://www.facebook.com/WestHavenLions ... And also: Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club web site = http://bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ - and Facebook page = https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Sweat-and-Gears-Car-Club-Connecticut/202091426554876 … *5/30/2015 UPDATES - Thanks to our friend Sue Decker from the Blood Sweat and Gears car club for the heads-up about the new reschedule date for this event--along with a copy of the revised flyer as well! Thanks again Sue!...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/5/2015; revised event date and link to new flyer were added to this listing as of 5/30/2015)

JUNE 25, 2015, Thursday, Guilford – Season kick-off for the “…Apple Pi Robotics FIRST Team Cruise Nights at Bishop’s Orchards Little Red Barn…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our antique-MG-driving local old car friend Bob Howard, who e-mailed me with a heads up on 5/19/2015 that the opening night for the 2015 series of these cool local cruises would be happening on June 25th. I then checked out the Apple Pi Robotics web site’s Calendar section - http://www.applepirobotics.org/calendar/ - and found a number of cruise nights listed, during June, July, and August. The specific dates, which are all Thursdays, are: June 25th, July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th, and August 20th, and each one is listed to run 5pm to 8pm… Additional info - I did not find any other information about the 2015 cruise nights at their web site, but I was able to go back to what we published back last year, and which is presumably more or less correct for this year as well—here are excerpts from what we published for the 2014 events (thanks again to our friend Rick Moroso, a strong supporter of the program, for the information he posted on Facebook): “…Apple Pi will once again host ‘Cruise Nights’ at Bishop’s Orchards’ ‘Little Red Barn,’ 5pm – 8pm (dusk)... 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’..." Sounds cool! We have participated in this event in the past, which is run by an outstanding group of young people, assisted by their dedicated adult mentors, and look forward to getting back there this year again! Thanks again to our friend Bob Howard for the heads-up, and we’ll certainly do our best to augment this listing as more information about the 2015 series gets published… Suggest you also keep your eyes on the Apple Pi Robotics official web site page for updates as well: http://www.applepirobotics.org/ … *6/15/2015 UPDATES – We have been watching the Apple Pi Robotics Team’s web site for more info on the 2015 cruise nights, and found new info posted, along with a cool flyer. Quoting from the Cruise Info Page (http://www.applepirobotics.org/2015/06/cruise-nights-at-the-little-red-barn-2015-season/): “…Cruise Nights sponsored by Apple Pi Robotics. 5PM – 8PM (dusk) June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6 and August 20. 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, 60's and 70's, have a barbecued burger and watch the sun go down while “talking cars”. The Apple Pi robot will be on hand for demonstrations. For updates, check our website at www.applepirobotics.org … Admission is FREE although donations of any kind are greatly appreciated. All donations and proceeds from our concession are used to fund the Apple Pi Robotics Program…” Sounds great to us! And of course we also uploaded a copy of the 2015 flyer to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015ApplePiRoboticsTeamGuilfordBishopsCruiseFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015; additional info and hyperlink to the official flyer added to this listing as of 6/15/2015)

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! … *6/16/2015 UPDATES – We found a copy of the official flyer online which provides a bunch of important details about the event, which we’ll attempt to transcribe here: “…The 2nd Annual Support CT Veterans Car Show… (presented by) The Berlin American Legion Post #68 & the CT Military Corvette Club, Saturday, June 27, 2015, 10-3pm, at American Legion Post #68, 154 Porters Pass, Berlin, CT… Rain date = Sunday, June 28, 2015… All makes and models are welcome. Registration starts at 9am. Driver’s choice, judging starts at 12 noon… $10 donation; free to the public… Trophies, DJ, car product vendors, Corvette corral, food, 50/50 & more! Trophies awarded: Top 7, Top 2 Vettes, and Best In Show… Proceeds will be donated to organizations that assist CT Veterans In Need… for more info, contact: Vinnie, v_trig@yahoo.com or Rich, rwmill1863@yahoo.com …” We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/27June2015SupportVeteransCarShowBerlin.JPG ...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2015; additional event details and a link to the official flyer were added to this listing as of 6/16/2015)

JUNE 27, 2015, Saturday, TerryvilleThe 12th Annual Rumble In The Country, traditional car & bike show, Terryville Fairgrounds, 171 Town Hill Rod (1 mile off of Route 6), Terryville, CT 06786... Bands, food, bikes, hot rods & kustoms… webmaster's note - We found this event posted on Facebook at the dedicated Rumble In The Country page: https://www.facebook.com/events/695923437183471/ , and also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/27June2015TerryvilleRumbleInTheCountryFlyer.jpg ... Additional info - Be sure to visit the Rumblers FB page also, at: https://www.facebook.com/Rumblers ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/15/2015)

JUNE 27, 2015, Saturday, ThompsonJuggernaut Car Show + Track Day, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, 205 E. Thompson Road, Thompson, CT 06277. Info: http://www.bowensgarageinc.com/juggernautregistration.html - and we've also uploaded the official flyer to our server: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/27June2015JuggernautEventAtThompsonFlyer.jpg ... Quoting from the flyer: "...Supporting and raising awareness for homeless veterans and those suffering with PTSD..." (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/24/2015)

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, StratfordFly Meet 2.0: Stance By The Sea, Car Show For Autism Awareness. Quoting from the event listing that was published at the Hemmings web site (http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=44876): “…Sunday June 28th, 2015, in Stratford, CT 06497… Fly Meet 2.0: Stance by the Sea, Car Show for Autism Awareness at the Stratford Army Engine Plant… We will again be hosting one of 2014 Top 10 Charity Car Show Fundraisers for the Autism Speaks New England Chapter, at 690 Main Street, Stratford from 11:00am to 04:00pm… Welcoming all car enthusiasts, all make, all model car show, with proceeds that will benefit children with autism... Kid's Choice Award… People's Choice Award… Japanese, Domestic, European and Korean, plus many more categories… There will be a $7 admission fee; Children 12 and under are free… Registration fee for cars in show is $20. You can register now at www.flymeetco.com … We will be accepting donations for Autism Speaks throughout the show… Come and support the cause…” webmaster’s note – There was also an e-mail link as part of the Hemmings event listing, that was funneled through Hemmings, so you can go directly to the page to access that: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=44876 – But we also did go ahead and upload a copy of the cool electronic flyer that was also part of the Hemmings event listing, which is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28June2015StratfordAutismBenefitCarShow.jpg ... Sounds cool, and benefits a great cause! … (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/9/2015)

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 10-12, 2015, Friday-Sunday, LebanonHot Rod Riot X… Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/538191996322581/): “…The Last Blast… Join us for the final Hot Rod Riot. Camping is free. Bring your pre-1965 car, hot rod, kustom, any year competition car or motorcycle, and help us celebrate a decade of decadence. Live Music, food, beverages and a Minibike Throwdown on Saturday afternoon...” Event location: Lebanon CT Lions Club Fairgrounds, 122 Mack Road, Lebanon, CT 06249… webmaster’s note – There was also a very cool event banner/flyer that was posted at the FB site, that we also made a copy of and uploaded, so that it is viewable also now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/10-12July2015HotRodRiotXLebanonBanner.jpg ... Some more event details transcribed from that banner/flyer are as follow: “…$10 for all weekend… Free camping, car show & minibike throwdown on Saturday, music all day Sunday…” Additional info – Here’s a directions page for how to get to the Lebanon Fairgrounds: http://lebanoncountryfair.org/visitors/directions/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/2/2015)

JULY 11, 2015, Saturday, North HavenThe Second Annual ‘Wings Of Hope For David Gagnon’ Car Show – Cancer Fighting Benefit … 10am to 4pm, at North Haven Middle School, 55 Bailey Road, North Haven, CT 06473… “Car show benefit for the David Gagnon Cancer Fighting Fund… Registration for cars is between 8:30am and 12 pm…” webmaster’s notes – We attended this event last year and had a positively wonderful time, and felt good being able, at the same time, to help out noted local car guy David Gagnon, who was waging a courageous health battle—and successfully since then, we might add, which is positively awesome! The struggle is not over, however, and David’s better half Dawn Siedlarz-Aponte, and many friends, are working hard to keep up the effort helping David on his journey back to “100%,”  and so that he can return fully to his calling of building durable, high-horsepower car and truck engines, at his company “DGRE” in Hamden (ref: http://dgreshop.com/)... We are hoping to be able to be there for this wonderful 2nd annual version of this event, and, as always, wish David and Dawn all the best!… Additional info – All of the above event info, by the way, came from Dawn’s Facebook event posting (https://www.facebook.com/events/791465467627611/), that we saw on 4/20/2015, and which we made a screen shot of also, which is viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11July2015WingsOfHopeForDavidNorthHavenFBEventInfo.JPG … We will certainly update this listing as more details become available... *5/22/2015 UPDATES - We just found a copy of the Official Flyer for this event posted online by our friend Dawn Siedlarz-Aponte, at the "Wings of Hope For David Gagnon" Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/540094806110182 - and made sure to upload a copy of it to our server also, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11July2015WingsOfHopeForDavidGagnonCarShowFlyer.jpg ... Very cool!!!... *6/3/2015 UPDATES - Thanks Dawn for getting us a supply of the Official Printed Flyer for the event! We took the liberty of scanning and uploading one of the printed flyer, which you  can now view at following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11July2015WingsOfHopeCarShowPrintedFlyer.jpg - and the "fine print" section" of the flyer down near the bottom, which gives you some background info about who David Gagnon is and what challenges he has been facing, is viewable in an enlarged-for-readability format at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11July2015WingsOfHopeCarShowFlyerFinePrt.jpg ... Thanks again Dawn, and keep up the great work!... *6/15/2015 UPDATES - The following was posted by David’s better half Dawn on her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/dawn.siedlarzaponte), on 6/11/2015: “…SMALL CHANGE TO LOCATION - The Car Show Will Now Take Place at North Haven High School - 221 Elm St, North Haven, Connecticut 06473... Basically same location just in the New front building instead of back building... Also I know everyone is busy & have a lot to do in our lives BUT we are hoping to get some VOLUNTEERS & RAFFLE ITEMS for the Car Show Event (https://www.facebook.com/events/791465467627611/)… If you can assist us in prospecting companies for raffles; I can give you a T-Shirt to give to the owner of the company and I have many flyers to give out. Please text, call or email Marti at marti.onofrio@sbcglobal.net , or her cell 203-641-5289, OR me (Dawn) at dcsa67@sbcglobal.net , or cell (203) 314-7869… We need YOU in order to make this event a great success!!!!... Many, many thanks!!!!... Additional info – Like Dawn says, the new location is directly adjacent to the previously specified North Haven Middle School location, so even if you never saw this event update nor saw the revised flyer - which we have now posted online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11July2015WingsOfHopeNorthHavenCarShowFlyerNEW.jpg - you’d still make your way to the right place on show day! Thanks again Dawn for the updates!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2015; link to the official event flyer added to this listing as of 5/22/2015; links to scans of the printed version of the official flyer were added to this listing as of 6/3/2015; additional updates and new revised flyer relating to slightly revised location—directly adjacent to the original location—were added to this event listing as of 6/15/2015)

JULY 11, 2015, Saturday, HaddamThe Haddam Lions Club ‘Rollin’ On The River’ Car Show & Festivities … 3pm-8pm, at Haddam Meadows State Park, Route 154, Haddam, CT… Quoting from the 4/30/2015 post by the Haddam Lions Club on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HaddamLionsClub): "...Can you make it to our car show? It gets better every year. Bring your ride or see other works of art on Saturday, July 11th. All donations benefit the blind and sight-impaired in our local community. Great time, music, food, and people watching too!..." There was also an eye-catching banner for the event that was posted, which we also made a copy of, and   which is viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11July2015HaddamLionsClubRollinOnTheRiverBanner.jpg ... Additional thoughts – I’ve attended this event many times over the years and always enjoy myself. The Haddam Meadows location (right on the edge of the CT River) is positively superb, and the event benefits many great humanitarian projects of the Haddam Lions Club… Additional info – The official Connecticut DEEP web page for Haddam Meadows has more info about the park itself, including a useful “Directions” link: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325206&deepNav_GID=1650%20 …  (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2015)

JULY 11, 2015, Saturday, MeridenConnecticut Fire Photographers Association 6th Annual Silver City Fire Fest … A day for fire buffs, emergency vehicle model builders & collectors, apparatus & photographers, sponsored by Connecticut Fire Photographers Association, Southern Connecticut Antique Fire Apparatus Collectors, and Meriden Firefighters Benevolent Society, Saturday, July 11th, 2015, 9am to 3pm, at The Comfort Inn & Suites, 900 East Main Street, Meriden, CT… Admission $5 adults, children 12 & under free… For information and to reserve apparatus, photography, model, and vendor space, please contact Mike Quinn M1968Q@aol.com , 203-213-3056…” webmaster’s note – This is just a portion of the information contained on the detailed event flyer that our antique firetruck driving friend John Kuzminski sent along to us, in a snail mail postmarked 5/13/2015—thanks again John! We also took the liberty of scanning the flyer and uploading it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11July2015SilverCityFireFestFlyer.jpg - so please do check it out for all of the important info about this great and very multi-faceted event!…  (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/16/2015)

JULY 12, 2015, Sunday, DarienWhitewalls Car Club CT and Piedmont Club First Annual Classic Car CruiseQuoting from a 5/15/2015 e-mail, with the subject line: “Car Show/Cruise, July 12,” received from our friend Steve DeVito: “Thank you for all you do on behalf of our classic car community. Please post this for your many viewers…. Best regards, Steve… ‘…Sunday, July 12, 2015 – 3pm to 8pm, Darien, CT... The Whitewalls Car Club CT and The Piedmont Club announce Our First Classic Car Cruise, Open to all pre-1990 Cars & Motorcycles, Classic or Collectible Cars of Any Year… Our parking lot will be reserved for your classic, antique, collectible, race car or motorcycle. Daily drivers may park across the street or at nearby public parking. Hot dogs and burgers cooked to order, also available; garden salad, condiments and chili…Our lounge and bar are open, with soft drinks available… Music provided by DJ Little Jimmie, direct from Boston and of Lead East fame… Come visit, check out our clubhouse, dining hall and ballroom—‘Best Kept Secret in the Stamford/Norwalk Area’… Piedmont Club 152 Hecker Ave., Darien, CT (I-95, exit 10, south on Noroton Ave., left onto Hecker)… Contact Cadillac Joe, WWCC President – 203-655-7884, or joe.lasko.piedmontlounge@gmail.com …‘…” Additional informational links were provided by Steve D. in a follow-up e-mail also dated 5/15/2015: “….I've attached our flyer and we are on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/143075745702488/ - and our car club https://www.facebook.com/groups/171487273057565/ … Steve…” We also appreciate very much the cool event flyer that Steve also provided, and have uploaded it to our server, where is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/12July2015DarienWWCCClassicCarCruise.jpg ... Very cool! Thanks again Steve and the Whitewalls Car Club for keeping us on the mailing list!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/16/2015)

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 ... *5/18/2015 UPDATES – I received a copy of the official flyer for this event at the CVA event in Clinton yesterday, and made scans of both sides and uploaded them, so they are now viewable at the following clickable links: Front = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/12July2015CVAWstbrkVolksMeetFlyerSide1.jpg - and Back = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/12July2015CVAWstbrkVolksMeetFlyerSide2.jpg …  (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014; hyperlinks to scans of both sides of the official flyer were added to this listing as of 5/18/2015)

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 13, 2015, Monday, Stratford - Ryder's Landing Cruise Nights - 'Car Cruise 2015'... Location: Ryder's Landing Shopping Center, 88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT 06614 (Merritt Parkway Exit 53 N)... Date: Monday, July 13, 2015 (Rain Date = Monday, July 20, 2015)... Time: 5:30pm to Sunset... Cars: Antiques, hot rods, customs; all show vehicles welcome; no cut-off year... Free admission, great food, music, trophies... webmaster's note - We attended this one last year and had a positively tremendous time! Thanks to our friends the CT Seaport Car Club (http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/) for all they do to make this event (and many others as well--be sure to check their car shows page for more info: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm) happen--along with all the Ryders Landing folks as well, of course! All of the above details (plus many more) came from the Official Flyer that the CT Seaport club folks posted on their web site--and which we made a copy of and uploaded to our server as well--it's viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/13July2015StratfordRydersLandingCarCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Very cool, and we do hope to be back there again for this year's event!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/22/2015)

JULY 13, 2015, Monday, East GranbyOldsmobile Night at Mark’s Classic Cruise, sponsored by the New England Oldsmobile Club. Quoting from our friend Frank Catalina who sent us a Facebook note on 5/4/2015 about this event: “…Hi Steve… Can I bother you to add another event to your calendar? The New England Oldsmobile Club is sponsoring Oldsmobile Night at mark’s Classic Cruise on July 13th. Last year we set a new record with 50 Oldsmobiles and we want to break that record again this year. We have an award for best Oldsmobile and club information available. The address is 22 Russell Road, East Granby, CT. Anyone needing more information can e-mail me at drolds88@yahoo.com … Thanks for all you do for the hobby…” Thanks very much, Frank, and we are glad to help spread the word! I’ve uploaded a screen shot of the FB note from Frank (from which all of the above info was transcribed), which is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/13July2015FBNoteReOldsNightAtMarksCruiseGranby.JPG ... Additional info – We also found the official Facebook event page for this special Olds gathering, which is accessible at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1044343748928493/ Even more additional information – For more information about the Mark’s Cruise Nights in general, check out their web site at: http://www.markscruisenight.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/5/2015)

JULY 18, 2015, Saturday, Newington – The Jonathan McMahon 4th Annual Memorial Cruise & Scholarship Drive, hosted by the Charter Oak Firebirds, at Panera Bread, 3120 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT, from 4:00pm to 8:30pm. All makes, models, and years of collector & muscle cars welcome at this event! webmaster’s note – I found a copy of the electronic flyer for this event online at the CT Cruise News web site, and made a copy to upload to our server as well, which you can view online now at the following clickable link:http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18July2015JMcMahonMemorialPaneraNewingtonCruz.jpg– please take some time to read through the important information contained on the flyer. A rain date of 8/1/2015 was also noted... Additional thoughts -   Though it is not mentioned on the flyer, Jonathan McMahon was a Guilford, CT resident, and so this event has special Shoreline-area significance, and deserves very much to be supported. Very nice job by all of the Charter Oak Firebirds club folks for organizing and producing this very special benefit event. Please also be sure to visit the Charter Oak Firebirds Club’s online home at: http://www.charteroakbirds.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/10/2015)

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 19, 2015, Sunday, Waterford – “…Connecticut Dragwayfest 2, at New London Waterford Speedbowl, 1080 Hartford Road, Waterford, CT. Twilight show—everything starts at 4pm... Heads up, flag start, 100’ nostalgia holeshot drags, gassers, modified prod., stock, & super stock, rails, altered, and much more, ’85 & earlier... Plus, nostalgia car show, ’85 & earlier… Nitro cacklefest… Match races, entertainment, celebrities, and more… Get more info at: HoleshotDrags.com and/or telephone 860-961-5618…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed the above info from an event flyer that was posted online at the CT National Drags’ home Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CtNationalDrags - and we also went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is viewable online now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/19July2015WaterfordDragwayFest2Flyer.jpg ... Sounds very cool!!! (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2015)

JULY 19 JUNE 21, 2015, Sunday, Shelton - Shelton Historical Society Vintage Vehicles Antique and Classic Car Show. Sunday, July 19, 2015 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 ... *6/21/2015 UPDATES – Quoting from the article published online by the Shelton Herald dated 6/18/2015 - http://www.sheltonherald.com/72037/sunday-car-show-in-shelton-canceled-due-to-expected-heavy-rain/ : “…The Shelton Historical Society has pushed back the date of its annual car show due to expected bad weather on Sunday, Father’s Day. The Vintage Vehicles antique and classic car show at the Shelton History Center will now take place Sunday, July 19. It had been scheduled for this Sunday, June 21… Heavy rain is expected this Sunday in Shelton due to the remnants of Tropical Depression Bill, which has been dropping massive amounts of precipitation in Texas and Oklahoma during the past few days and now is hearing toward the Northeast… The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Sunday in much of the tri-state region due to the expected rain, so it’s likely many outdoor events will have to be canceled on that day…”  (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015; a revised event date and other information were added to this listing as of 6/21/2015)

JULY 19, 2015, Sunday, New Milford – Team Partners In Crime Car/Truck/Bike Show to benefit The Relay For Life of New Milford & American Cancer Society… Quoting from the broadcast e-mail with the subject line: “car/truck/bike show fundraiser,” dated 6/9/2015, that we received from Leona Johnson (ladyle034@yahoo.com): “…Hi, my name is Leona and I am a volunteer with the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. This year my team s dong a car/truck/bike show as our fundraiser to help raise money for Relay For Life of New Milford. I would like to make this car show as BIG as I can, so, on that note I would love for your auto club to attend! I have attached my flyer with all the information on it. ALL the money raised goes to the Relay and the ACS. Having been a caregiver to my mother who lost her battle with lung cancer in March of this year I have an even bigger reason to help this organization. Please visit our relay website: http://www.relayforlife.org/newmilfordct .... I am here if you have any questions, feel free to call or email me. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon…” Leona also supplied a copy of the official event flyer attached to her e-mail, and we’ve gone ahead and uploaded it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link:http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/19July2015NewMilfordHSRelayForLifeCarShow.jpg ... webmaster’s note – Great job by Leona and her team with setting up and promoting this event, and also honoring her mother’s legacy. We are very pleased to help spread the word!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/10/2015)

JULY 25, 2015, Saturday, MilfordClassic Car Show in Loving Memory of Emil… “…Annual classic car show in honor of my father, celebrating his life, a tribute to his love of cars… I will always treasure our good times looking at cars together. He was my greatest blessing… Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015… Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm… Location: VFW Post 7788, 422 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford, CT 06460 (Support our Veterans)… Free admission… Enjoy a great summer day… All makes, models, no cut-off year, all cars welcome… Prizes, great food, goodie bags, music, raffles, trophies… Contact information: Joanne (daughter), phone number 203-876-8991… Rain date: To be announced for a day in August (plan for sun!)…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears car club for posting the flyer for this event online at their Facebook page just a day or so ago, from which we transcribed all of the above info. We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is viewable online now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25July2015EmilCarShowMilfordFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/22/2015)

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 25, 2015, Saturday, LedyardLedyard Rotary Classic Car Cruise, 10am, at the Ledyard Fairgrounds, Colonel Ledyard Highway, Route 117 & Route 214. Rain date = August 1, 2015. Quoting from the listing we found online at the OldRide.com web site - http://www.oldride.com/events/8405222.html : “…All Classic Cars, Pre and Post WWII Vehicles, Trucks, Military, Special Interest vehicles welcome. You picked a Great Day to Cruise with us! For our drawing we have the best prizes so far this year! Concessions food & beverages… Free admission… 50/50 raffle drawing… Live music DJ… Tea cup raffle prizes… Free parking for spectators… Great food… Covered pavilion with seating… Fabulous prizes! Go check out the Prize Table!...” The for more information contact was listed as Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287, and the Ledyard Rotary Club's web site was also referenced:  http://www.ledyardrotary.org/ ... webmaster's note - We also noticed the Ledyard Rotary Club has a Facebook page, so we're pleased to pass that along also: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ledyard-Rotary-Club/337618890879 ... Additional information - We looked at the Ledyard Fair web site to find the actual street address of the Ledyard Fairgrounds--it is: 742 Colonel Ledyard Hwy (Route 117) Ledyard, CT 06339, reference: http://www.ledyardfair.org/parking/ ... Even more additional information - We are attempting to contact the Ledyard Rotary Club to find out of there is a flyer for this event, and if/when we may be able to obtain one, we'll do our  best to pass it along as a clickable link added to this listing... *5/28/2015 UPDATES – We just found a copy of the Official Flyer in our snail mail box, thanks to the kind & prompt response to my inquiry from Larry Erhart of the Ledyard Rotary Car Cruise organization—thanks again Larry! We are of course very pleased to provide the following link to the scanned and uploaded copy that we made of the flyer—please do be sure to refer to it for all the important event details that are provided: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25July2015LedyardRotaryClassicCarCruiseFlyer.jpg ...   (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2015; link to a copy of the official event flyer added to this listing as of5/28/2015)

JULY 25, 2015, Saturday, Middlefield - Connecticut Barbecue Cook-Off & Car Show… Quoting from the press release info contained on the Powder Ridge Park event page - http://powderridgepark.com/connecticut-pork-barbecue-cook-off-july-25/ : ‘…Don’t be alarmed if you drive Powder Ridge and see smoke rising and the smell of delicious barbecue coming from Powder Ridge Mountain Park on July 25. In all likelihood it’s the product of prized barbecue pits gearing up for the Connecticut BBQ Cook-Off… This year some of the best restaurant and cooks from around the state will be joining the competition. “Each of our chefs has a secret ingredient or technique,“ says Powder Ridge’s Executive Chef Kevin Cottle, “it will be hard to pick a favorite.”… Chefs will be competing for the People’s Choice Award, chosen by guest attending the event and the Judges Choice Award. Our guest judges will be food critics, top chefs and local celebrities. Of course, between these contestants the best award is bragging rights for the year!... If Classic cars are your thing, we’ve got some of CT’s best. Cars will be on display throughout the day. For information on showing your pride and joy email us below... (webmaster's note - that underlining was done by me)… Proceeds from the event will benefit End Hunger Connecticut! “EHC! is excited to be a part of this fun and delicious event.” Says Lucy Nolan, executive director of End Hunger Connecticut! (http://www.endhungerct.org/) “With one in five of our Connecticut families with children facing difficulty affording or accessing food it is critically important that we not only raise awareness of the issue, but further our collective impact across the state.”… Music will also be rising from The Mountain. The band “sayWhat?” (http://saywhatband.com/) will be entertaining guest while they enjoy free lift rides to the top of the mountain. Family activities and beer & wine samplings are also on the playlist… Interested in showing your car or becoming a vendor, sponsor or restaurant? Email the Power Ridge staff at: http://powderridgepark.com/about-us/contact-us/ today for more information!...”  Additional Very Important Info for Show Car Owners – We heard about this very cool sounding via the Facebook message that was sent to us on 7/3/2015 by the Powder Ridge Park staff, who wrote: “…Hello, I’m reaching out to you from Powder Ridge Park located in Middlefield, CT. We’re hosting a barbecue event on July 25th and are looking for some classic cars and motorcycles to be displayed at our event. Displaying your car or motorcycle is FREE and comes with an admission pass to our barbecue. We’d love to see you and your classic car or motorcycle at Powder Ridge. If you’re interested please contact Laura or Kirsten at sales@powderridgepark.com ... Or you can call us at 860.349.3454 and ask for Laura or Kirsten. Here’s a link to our event page too, take a look to see what else we’ll be offering that day.http://powderridgepark.com/connecticut-pork-barbecue-cook-off-july-25/ …” Here’s also a screen shot of their Facebook message, that was posted to the SAAC’s Facebook page: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25July2015PowderRidgeEventInvitationViaFB-Posted3July2015.JPG ... Sounds VERY cool, benefits a GREAT cause, and we sincerely thank the Powder Ridge Park folks for getting in touch with us!... *7/6/2015 UPDATES – Here’s some additional important info/advice, as posted by Powder Ridge Park, July 3, 2015, on the SAAC Facebook page: "...Thanks for sharing our event! We would love to see some awesome cars here. Please contact us if you know you will be attending. We would like to be able to set aside a ticket for those we know are coming...." And don’t forget to use the contact info that was originally provided: “…860.349.3454 and ask for Laura or Kirsten…” – or by e-mail at: sales@powderridgepark.com … Additional info – Don’t forget to also visit and “like” Powder Ridge Park on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/PowderRidgePark ... (this event was added to this calendar as of7/3/2015; additional important updates were added to this listing as of 7/6/2015)

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 ... *6/9/2015 UPDATES – We received in the snail mail a very nice package of sponsor solicitation materials, postmarked 6/2/2015, from  Donald Lemieux, car show Sponsorship Chairman, and member of the CT Area Classic Thunderbird Club. If you have an interest in sponsoring or co-sponsoring a class in the car show, you are urged to contact Mr. Lemieux as soon as possible to request information and forms: Don Lemieux, 54 Wolcott Road, West Hartford, CT 06110, and telephone 860-521-4256, and cell 860-930-2737. The Official Flyer, in colorful printed form, was also enclosed with the snail mail package, and we made scans of all sides of the flyer, and uploaded them to our server, where they are all viewable now at the following clickable links: Flyer Outside = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26July2015TimeMachGlfrdFlyrOUTSIDE.jpg ... Flyer Mailing Panel = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26July2015TimeMachGlfrdFlyrMAILPANEL.jpg ... Flyer List of Classes = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26July2015TimeMachGlfrdFlyrCLASSES.jpg ... Flyer Flea Market Vendor Pre-Registration Form = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26July2015TimeMachGlfrdFlyrFLEAMKTREGFORM.jpg ... And finally the Flyer Main Panel = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26July2015TimeMachGlfrdFlyrMAINPANEL.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2015; hyperlinks to scans of all sides of the official printed flyer were added to this listing as of 6/9/2015)

JULY 26, 2015, Sunday, Woodbridge - 2015 Auto Show at The Willows, 225 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT, 9am-2pm, $5 show cars, spectators free. Please refer to the Hemmings event listing for more info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=44244   (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/3/2015)

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 1, 2015, Saturday, Fairfield – Connecticut Seaport Car Club Presents: Fairfield University Antique and Classic Car Show, 9:00am - 3:00pm, at Fairfield University Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT. Rain date = Sunday, August 2nd. "...Supporting several charities; all show cars welcome--no cut off year!... Show cars $12 day of show or $10 pre-registered online; spectators $5; students with ID free; children 12 and under free... Great food, music, many nice trophies, dash plaques, prizes, ice cream, vendors, great goodie bags..." webmaster's note - We received a 4/5/2015 broadcast e-mail from the CT Seaport Car Club with information on this event, and a link to the Official Flyer, which contains many more important details about the even, a copy of which we uploaded to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/1August2015FairfieldUCarShowFlyer.jpg ... Additional information - We are also pleased to pass along the address of the CT Seaport Car Club's official web site, where you can learn more about this very active organization: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/6/2015)

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/ … *5/30/2015 UPDATES - Thanks to the Belltown Antique Auto Club (of which I'm a dues-paying member, and so I receive the newsletter) and its official newsletter "The Belltown Bulletin" (expertly produced and edited by Dan David), we now have a copy of the Official Printed Flyer for this event--a copy of which came "stuffed" within the recently-received June 2015 issue. It is very detailed, with much important information about the event, and I very highly urge that you take the time to view both of the scans of it that we made and uploaded to our server. The FRONT of the flyer is viewable at this link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2August2015BelltownHaddamNeckMeetFront.jpg - and the BACK of the flyer is viewable at this link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2August2015BelltownHaddamNeckMeetBack.jpg ... Here are some highlights from the flyer: Stock, unmodified vehicles through 1971 are eligible for judging; class trophies awarded (see our scan of the BACK of the flyer for list of classes)... Please note that the event is "rain or shine," field conditions permitting, and there is no rain date... Show cars admission is $5 (includes driver and passengers); spectators are $5 ($3 for seniors 65+ and children under 12 free with paying adult)...Show car registration 8am to noon, first 300 cars get plaques; please carry a fire extinguisher... Judging takes place noon to 3pm; trophies awarded shortly after 3pm... Flea market $15 per space, 20'x20'... Car corral $10... Again, there is much more information contained on the flyer, so please do view both sides at the hyperlinks provided above... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2014; hyperlinks to both sides of the Official Flyer and other information were added to this listing as of 5/30/2015)

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 2, 2015, Sunday, Middleteown - "...'Lake Cruise' - Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles..."... Falcons Club Nest 519, 144 Prout Hill Road, Middletown, CT... Sunday, August 2, 2015, 11am to 3pm; trophies awarded at 2pm; raffles drawn at 2:30pm... Free admission, food, fun, raffles, DJ... Fresh, home made french fries, burgers, dogs, roast beef sandwiches, beverages... We reserve the right to refuse any admittance; no burn outs and no pets... Questions, call Jeff 203-860-344-8463... webmaster's note - We heard about this event via a Facebook post by our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears car club, just today (7/29/2015), and are hurrying to get it onto this calendary ASAP, so people can see it hopefully with enough time to make plans to attend. All of the above information was transcribed directly from the flyer that the BSG-ers posted online, and which we've also made a copy of, viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2August2015FalconsLakeCruiseMiddletown.jpg ... Additional info - We also found the Polish Falcons Nest 519 official web site--did not see any mention of this specific event there, but there is some useful   additional contact and directions info at this specific dedicated page:  http://pfa-nest519.org/contact.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/29/2015)

AUGUST 7, 2015, Friday, North BranfordCruise Night at the North Branford Potato and Corn Festival… Quoting from the nice Facebook personal note dated 6/11/2015 that we received from Rosanne Krajewski, Festival Coordinator (e-mail: admin@nbpotatofest.com - and on FB: https://www.facebook.com/nbparkrec): “…Hi, Steve. I have attached our flyer for this year's Potato and Corn Festival Car Show on Friday, August 7. Thank you for helping us to get the word out! We look forward to seeing you there. Rosanne Krajewski, Festival Coordinator, admin@nbpotatofest.com, 203.484.6017 …” Very cool & thanks Rosanne for keeping us on the mailing list! We have always enjoyed the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival’s Friday evening cruise, and look forward to getting back there again this year! The electronic flyer that Rosanne sent also contained important info about the Cruise Night, as follows: “…Cruise Night at the North Branford Potato and Corn Festival, www.nbpotatofest.com , Totoket Valley Park, 290 Forest Road (editor’s note – That’s also CT Route 22 in that area), North Branford, CT… Join us Friday, August 7, 2015, 5:30 to 8:30pm, rain or shine… Food, fun, and friends! Music by DJ Anthony… $5 donation; charity TBD… Trophies for favorite cars…” Additional info – And of course we also uploaded the electronic flyer that Rosanne supplied, to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/7Aug2015NorthBfdPoCoFestCruiseNite.JPG ... *6/16/2015 UPDATES - Thanks to our friend Bill Arute for sending along a copy of the official North Branford Potato & Corn Festival printed flyer, which he picked up for me at the recent Main Street Middletown cruise night! On one side was the same flyer that Rosanne from the Festival sent us (and again, that link was: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/7Aug2015NorthBfdPoCoFestCruiseNite.JPG), and on the other was an overall Festival flyer sheet that lists all of the days that it runs and with specific events highlighted; we were very pleased to scan it and upload it (I added the red arrows for obvious reasons--ha ha!), so now you can view the overall Festival flyer online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015NorthBranfordPotatoCornFestOfficialFlyer.jpg   ... Thanks again for thinking of us Bill! (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/15/2015; additional link to the overall Festival flyer was added to this listing as of 6/16/2015)

AUGUST 8, 2015, Saturday, Meriden – “…3rd Annual Memorial Car Show For Glen Reilly, 10am-3pm, pre ‘75, presented by the Connecticut Street Rod Association, at Silver City Quarter Midget Club, 835 Hanover Road, Meriden, CT—located behind the American Legion Hall. For your enjoyment there will be exhibition quarter midget racing. Food and drinks available…” webmaster’s note – We found the flyer for this event posted on Facebook by our friend (and noted CSRA member) “100% Ian,” and that’s where all of the above information was transcribed directly from. We also made sure to upload a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/8August2015GlenReillyCSRAMemorialCarShow.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2015)

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… *6/24/2015 UPDATES - We found the official flyer posted online recently, and have uploaded a copy to our server, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/9August2015FastNFurriestMddltwnShowFlyer.jpg ... Here's also a very nice article about last year's first-ever version of the event, with great photos, by Cruisin' Photography: https://cruisinphotos.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/inaugural-fast-and-the-furriest-car-show-draws-large-crowd/ ... Very cool, and very nice job by our friends the American Muscle Car Club and everyone involved with making it happen for a great cause! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015; additional updates and link to the official flyer were added to this listing as of 6/24/2015)

AUGUST 9, 2015, Sunday, North HavenThe Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club along with Arnold's Jewelers Present a Gala Classic Car & Rod Show, with proceeds supporting the Capital Campaign to Build a New Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut...  Quoting further from the flyer that was forwarded to us by our local old car friend John Astarita, who wrote in his cover note dated 7/2/2015: "...Steve, Frank Bronner from the Doo-Wop Cruisers asked me to spread the word on this one..." (thanks again John!): "...Sunday, August 9th, rain date August 16th, 9:00am to 2:00pm... Registration $10.... 12 noon cacklefest... Gates open 8:00am... Custom cars, street rods, muscle cars, trucks, rat rods... Car photos by "Photowheels"... At the North Haven Shopping Center, Route 5/Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT... 24" Top Ten trophies, plus Best in Show... Hot dogs, burgers, etc., by The Glenwood... Old School Rock 'N Roll by DJ Frankie B... Fred's Ice Cream Truck... Huge basket raffle... Shine it up and bring it to the show!... All donations can be made to Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut or The Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club.... For more information call 203-410-4559... For more info on Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut & Western Massachusetts:  http://www.rmhc-ctma.org/ ... " Official Event Flyer: Here's the copy of the event flyer that John supplied, which we uploaded to our server:  http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/9Aug2015DooWopCrsrsRonaldMacHseBenefitNorthHvn.jpg ... Additional info - Please also be sure to visit the main web site of our friends the Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club, who are organizing this Great sounding event, benefiting a Great Cause! -  http://www.doowopcruisers.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/3/2015)

AUGUST 9, 2015, Sunday, Terryville -  “…24th Annual Connecticut Bug A Fair, Terryville, Connecticut… All VW car show and swap meet to be held at the Terryville Fairgrounds , Terryville, Connecticut from 9am to 3pm. 40 classes for both aircooled and watercooled VWs. Food all day by the Terryville Lions Club. Overnight camping @ $15 per vehicle. Free cookout Saturday night at fairgrounds @ 6:30. Dash plaques for first 200 registered cars and vendors. Car and driver registration is $15. Spectators are $9. Swap spaces for vendors are $30. Sponsored by Langan Auto Group, Glastonbury, Meriden, Vernon, Connecticut. All proceeds go to Terryville Lions Club. Additional info email Chuck (vwsplitman@sbcglobal.net) or call 860-283-5256. Weather update listed on theSamba or call above number after 6:30 am on Sunday...” webmaster’s note – Many thanks to our longtime old-VW friend and originator/long-time chairman of the Bug-A-Fair Chuck P. for the 7/23/2015 e-mail heads-up that he sent us, the exact text of which appears above. Unsolicited endorsement: If you’re into VWs, this is The Place To Be on August 9th!!!... Additional info – Here’s also a dedicated online page published by the Terryville Lions Club for the event: http://terryvillelions.org/vwshow.htm ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/23/2015)

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, 2015, Saturday, MiddlefieldTeam Pro CT Down Syndrome Congress Benefit Car Showwebmaster’s note - We found a copy of the Official Flyer for this event online at the Saturday Nite Cruizers of Wallingford car club’s official web site (http://www.saturdaynitecruizers.org/), and the following is our best transcription of the key details: “…Team Pro CT Down Syndrome Congress Benefit Car Show, August 15th, 2015, 9am to 3pm, at Peckham Park, 161 Strickland Road, Middlefield, CT… Rain date = August 16th… Admission $10… Great food, giveaways, raffle, trophies, and good music… Hosted by Saturday Nite Cruizers of Wallingford… Sponsored by Westbrook Lobster of Wallingford, Stempien funeral home of Meriden, Smith-Ruzzo funeral home of Meriden… Bring a friend, bring a car, bring your family for a fun day!... For more information call: Charlie 203-980-8343, or June 860-919-8514…”  Additional info – We’ve also taken 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/15August2015DownSyndromeBenefitShowMiddlefield.jpg ... Great job by our friends the Saturday Nite Cruizers  of Wallingford car club setting up and running this event, benefiting a great cause!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2015)

AUGUST 15, 2015, Saturday, Milford - 41st Milford Oyster Festival Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, 10am to 6pm (4:35pm is final judging and awarding of trophies)... webmaster's note - Following are excerpts from information published on the dedicated Festival Car Show info page - http://www.milfordoysterfestival.org/index.php/entertainment/festival-car-show : "...The Milford Oyster Festival invites owners of pre-'50s antiques, '50s customs, and '60s-'70s muscle cars, club cars, and classic motorcycles to join us at the Festival Car & Motorcycle venue located at the scenic Milford Lisman Landing on Helwig Street in downtown Milford... The entry fee of $20 entitles car owners to a 2015 festival t-shirt & mug. Trophies will be awarded in several 'best of' categories... Registration for the Festival Car & Motorcycle Show begins at 9:00am, Saturday, August 15th. On-line registration available until August 14th--please bring your PayPal receipt to the Festival Car Show as proof of registration..." Additional info - We also found a map of the Festival published at the main Milford Oyster Festival web site, and took the liberty of highlighting the location for the Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, as it was indicated on the map--click on the following hyperlink to bring up our marked-up copy of the map: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/15Aug2015MilfordOysterFestClassicCarShowMap.jpg ... And there you have it! Sounds like a lot of fun!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/28/2015)

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 16, 2015, Sunday, West Haven - 2nd Annual Fisher House Benefit Car & Truck Show. A charity event to benefit the building fund for The Fisher House on the grounds of the Veterans Hospital in West Haven, CT. The Friends of the Fisher House need our help with funding to build this much-needed facility so that we can help our warriors who help us! More info on the Fisher House of CT mission: http://www.fisherhousect.org/ ... The car & truck  show will take place on Sunday, August 16th, 10am to 2pm, at the West Haven Italian American Club parking lot, 85 Chase Lane, West Haven, CT 06516, and: http://www.whitalianamericanclub.com/ ... Public donations welcome, $10 donation to enter any classic car or truck... Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda, and water available... People's choice award trophies, raffles, 50/50...Commemorative dash plaques to all car entries... Sponsored by, and event held at: West Haven Italian-American Civic Organization, 85 Chase Lane, West Haven, CT 06516... Hosted by the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club, http://bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ ... webmaster's note - We found the flyer for this event, from which all of the above info was transcribed, posted online at the dedicated Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annual-Car-Truck-Show-A-Charity-Event-For-Veterans/646075612205800?fref=nf - and we also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server also, where it is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/16August2015WestHavenFisherHouseBenefitCarShow.jpg ... Great job by our friends the Blood Sweat & Gears car club being a major part of making this fantastic event benefiting a great cause happen! (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/4/2015)

AUGUST 16, 2015, Sunday, Goshen - Litchfield Hills Historical Automobile Club 40th Annual Auto Show & Swap Meet, at the Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63, Goshen, CT. Flyer: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/16August2015LitchfieldHillsCarShowGoshen.jpg ... Also, for reference, here is the Hemmings online event listing with more details: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=44871 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/2/2015)

AUGUST 16, 2015, Sunday, Wallingford – Buick Club of America Yankee Chapter Annual Car Show, Wallingford Buick, Wallingford, CT. More info: http://www.yankeechapterbca.org/ ...  webmaster's note – We are a dues-paying member of the BCA Yankee Chapter, and noticed the mention of this event having been “confirmed” to be happening at Wallingford Buick for this year, per the May 2015 issue of the club newsletter... Additional info - Wallingford Buick’s address is: 1122 Old North Colony Road, Wallingford, CT 06492, with official web site: http://www.wallingfordbuickgmc.com/ ... *5/20/2015 UPDATES – The Yankee Chapter BCA sent around a copy of the official flyer to dues-paying members (of which I am one), and we took the liberty of uploading a copy to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/16August2015WallingfordBuickShowFlyer.jpg - please be sure to check it out as it contains a lot of important information about the event…  (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2015; hyperlink to the approved-for-release official flyer for this event was added to this listing as of 5/20/2015)

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 21, 2015, Friday, Milford – “…Rallying For Ryan Pediatric Cancer Benefit Cruise Night…” Quoting from the post by our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears car club, from late July, 2015, on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Sweat-and-Gears-Car-Club-Connecticut/202091426554876): “…Friday, August 21, 2015 at our Cruise Night… Help us fight pediatric cancer by Rallying For Ryan, 6pm to 9pm, McDonalds, 1376 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT (Exit 39A or 39B off of I-95). Ryan is three now, and has been battling this for a little over a year. Please come and help us put a dent in this fight. Thank you!...” webmaster’s note - Here’s a screen shot I made of that FB post, plus the accompanying graphic, which shows the handmade poster that provides more information about the “Rallying For Ryan” cause (click on the following hyperlink to bring it up): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21August2015BSGsRallyingForRyanFBScreenShot.JPG - and here’s a copy of just that poster image itself, which is a little higher resolution/easier to read (again, please click on the following hyperlink): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21August2015BSGsRallyingForRyanPoster.jpg ... Here’s a transcription of the poster’s words: “…Rallying For Ryan… 3 year old Ryan was diagnosed 7/11/14 with Leukemia. Tonight’s 50/50 Blood Sweat & Gears will donate our half to Ryan’s family. Please help us fight pediatric cancer. Thank you…” Additional information – The event at which this special fundraiser night happens is of course the Blood Sweat & Gears car club’s very popular Friday night cruise night at the Milford McDonalds, which is right by the CT Post Mall. The “50/50 raffle” I believe is run every week at the event, and as you can see from the above, on this special night, Ryan’s family will be forwarded the proceeds, which is such a nice thing for the club to do. Please be sure to visit and “Like” the BSGs on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Sweat-and-Gears-Car-Club-Connecticut/202091426554876), and also see their official web site for more information about the club and their various events: http://bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ … Very nice job by our friends the BSG-ers, as always!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/28/2015)

AUGUST 22, 2015, Saturday, Stratford – “…4th Annual Porter and Chester Institute 'Honoring Our Heroes Day Car & Truck Show', in conjunction with Stratford's VFW 9460 and the Cruisin' East Car Club, 9am-2pm, at Porter and Chester Institute, 670 Lordship Blvd., Stratford, CT, rain or shine... Join Porter and Chester for a family friendly day as we show our support to our Uniformed Military and Military PCI students, staff, and community members... Door prizes, food, music, trophies, a Salute to our Heroes, and family fun... Car show registration $10; proceeds from the event will go to Veterans Rowing and Kayaking... More info: 203-375-4463..." webmaster's note - The above info was all transcribed from a flyer that we saw posted online at the CT Cruise News web site, and so we also made a copy of it and uploaded it to our server, where it is viewable now online at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/22August2015PorterAndChesterStratfordHonoringHeroesShow.jpg ... Very nice job by our friends the Cruisin' East Car Club being involved with producing this event benefiting a wonderful cause also!... Additional info - Here's a web site about the "Veterans Rowing and Kayaking" organization: http://www.veteransrowing.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/24/2015)

AUGUST 23, 2015, Sunday, North Branford – “…Branford Rotary Club Car Show… A car show to support local charities, to take place at Van Wilgen’s Nurseries, Valley Road, North Branford, CT, 11am to 3pm… Dash plaques, food, music, trophies, a great atmosphere to enjoy a show of cars… $10 at gate…” webmaster’s note – We found this event listed online at the OldRide.com web site, and with a contact person by the name of Ted Aub, who we recognize for his many contributions to the local-area old car scene, veterans causes, and on and on. The actual address of the OldRide.com event listing we found is: http://www.oldride.com/events/9428651.html ... We shall sit tight for now and await more info on this event as it becomes available. As far as we know, this is the “2nd Annual” of these events, and we unfortunately missed last year’s—but we saw pictures and heard reports that indicated it was a huge success, and so we are looking forward to getting there this year for sure!... Additional info – The Branford Rotary Club has a Facebook site that you can also check out online at: https://www.facebook.com/BranfordRotaryClub ... *6/21/2015 UPDATES - Quoting from an e-mail dated 6/21/2015 from our friend and Car Show organizer Ted Aub: “…Steve… August 23rd at Van Wilgens Nursery, I am partnering with Branford Rotary for the second year with a fundraiser car show… We had about 175 cars last year. My part benefits four CT Marine children who are fatherless due to PTSD and suicide… Show runs 11-3, has WPLR DJ, and food, dash plaques, and trophies…” Awesome—thanks so much Ted for these fantastic updates, and for all the great work you do for Veterans causes & projects… *7/22/2015 UPDATES – We recently found a copy of the Official Flyer (and also a Sponsor sign-up form) for this event at the Branford Rotary Club’s official web site - http://www.branfordrotary.org/ - and took the liberty of uploading a copy of it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/23August2015BranfordRotaryCarShowFlyer.JPG ... Very cool! We are definitely hoping to make it to the event!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/16/2015; important updates were added to this listing as of 6/21/2015; added a link to a copy of the official flyer to this listing as of 7/22/2015)

AUGUST 23, 2015, Sunday, Meriden – “…SJB 9th Annual Car Show… 9:00am, Research Parkway, Meriden, CT…” webmaster’s note – We recently saw this event listed (posted by our friends from the Meriden-based American Muscle Car Club) on the dedicated Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/408087652702341/ - and then went ahead and made a screen shot which we uploaded to our server, so you can view it as a banner at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/23August2015SJBCarShowMeridenFBEventBanner.JPG - and be sure to get it marked on your calendar... Additional info - We did a little more research and found the dedicated web site for the ongoing annual event, which is known as the “Sergeant Jeffrey Boucher Memorial Car Show,” and the proceeds from which go to the Sergeant Jeffrey S. Boucher Memorial Scholarship Fund—a wonderful cause—please be sure to read more about the event at: http://www.sjbcarshow.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2015)

AUGUST 23, 2015, Sunday, Prospect - 30th Annual Sock Hop on the Green, Prospect, CT Town Green, at the intersection of Routes 68 & 69, 1-6pm, free to all. Please refer to the Hemmings event listing for more info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=44960 ... webmaster's note - I've been to this event in the past, and it's a lot of fun! (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/3/2015)

AUGUST 29, 2015, Saturday, East Haven – “…East Haven Alzheimer’s Association Benefit Classic Car Show… $5.00 per car, proceeds to benefit Alzheimer’s Association, 50/50 raffle, trophies, door prizes, food available to purchase, 111 South Shore Drive, East Haven, 10am – 2pm…” webmaster’s note – I was looking at the Special Interest web site today and ran across this slightly cryptic listing (here’s a clickable link to a presentation of how it is/was posted online when we saw it: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/29August2015EHAlzheimersBenefitShowINFO.jpg)... From googling the street address listed, it appears that it will be happening at the beautiful campus of the senior living community known as “The Village At Mariner’s Point,” reference: http://www.villageatmarinerspoint.com/ … So, since there was no other contact info provided in the Special Interest listing, I’m going to snail mail to The Village At Mariner’s Point, and see if I can obtain a copy of any sort of event flyer that may be available, and/or obtain the name and number/email of any specific contact person who is associated with this great-sounding event, benefiting a great cause! (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/22/2015)

AUGUST 29, 2015, Saturday, Middlefield – “…Connecticut CORSA and the Connecticut Volkswagen Association present ‘Air Cooled at the Orchard,’ all-Corvair and Air-Cooled Volkswagen Car Show, at beautiful Lyman Orchards, 32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, CT—at the junction of Routes 157 and 147. Open to all Corvair powered vehicles and air cooled Volkswagens. Show times 9 to 3; people’s choice judging; car registration $10. Rain date will be the next day, Sunday, August 30th. For Corvair info: ctcorsa1@yahoo.com or call Ron Manwaring at 860-621-7551 or Jim Forgey at 203-407-1441. For Volkswagen info: Bill Arute 860-395-9964 or bill@ctvwa.org , or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org …” webmaster’s note – We received an official flyer for this event while attending the CVA’s Clinton, CT event yesterday, and made a scan of the flyer, from which the above information was transcribed, plus many more important details about the event. The flyer is viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/29August2015AirCooledAtTheOrchard.jpg ... Sounds very cool!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/18/2015)

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, WestbrookShoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers 12th Annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show… Quoting from the listing we just ran across on the Special Interest web site, within the Calendar of Events (http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm), Connecticut section: “…September 5, Westbrook, 12th Annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show, 8am- 1pm, Westbrook Elks Lodge #1784, 142 Seaside Avenue, Westbrook, CT. Rain date: Sept 12th. Hosted by the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers. $10.00 entry fee per show car. Music by Rockin’ Richard. Come cruise Long Island Sound and the beach. Best of show-40 awards, goody bags, door prizes. A donation will be made to the ‘Take A Vet Fishing Program.’ For more information: 203-457-0789 or www.shorelinecruiserssrtc.com …” webmaster's note – We have attended this event many times over the years, and always have a great time! Our friends the SRTC-ers do a superb job with it, and we LOVE the location! We are also well aware of the fantastic “Take A Vet Fishing” program, that is based at the First Congregational Church of Branford, reference: http://www.firstcongregationalbranford.org/vets.html - and we can’t think of a better benefit cause! Hoping to be back in Westbrook for this great car show again this year!... *4/24/2015 UPDATES – We made a screen shot of the “electronic flyer” for this event that was presented at the main SRTC web site (www.shorelinecruiserssrtc.com), and have uploaded that to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/5Sept2015SRTCsWstbrkLaborDayWkndCarShow.JPG ...  *5/7/2015 UPDATES - Thanks to our friend Lucille from the SRTCs for keeping us on the mailing list for the Official Flyer for this event, which came attached to her e-mail dated 5/7/2015. We of course uploaded a copy to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/5Sept2015SRTCWestbrookLaborDayShowFlyer.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/22/2015; clickable link to a copy of the electronic flyer from the SCRC-ers’ web site added to this listing as of 4/24/2015; link to the official flyer for this event was added to this listing as of 5/7/2015)

SEPTEMBER 5, 2015, Saturday, North HavenOur Lady of Fatima 3rd Annual Classic Car & Rod Show, hosted by The Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club, at Our Lady of Fatima, 382 Hope Hill Road, Wallingford, CT… Rain date = September 19th… Fun for the whole family; 50/50 drawing, raffles, door prizes, gift certificates... Vehicle registration 8:00am to 9:00am; registration fee $10; judging at 1:00pm; awards begin at 2:00pm; 14 trophies plus Best In Show… “…Come early and taste the great breakfast sandwiches and chili made by Our Lady of Fatima Men’s Club; hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cold beverages, and the Ice Cream Truck…” Classic Rock ‘N Roll Tunes by DJ Frankie B and The Giant Juke Box… For more information please call Bob at 203-949-9122 or John at 203-269-0173… webmaster’s note – We very much appreciate the heads-up about this great-sounding event, received from our friend Frank Bronner of the Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club. Frank attached a flyer for this event, plus a couple of other shows that the Doo Wop Cruisers are involved with this summer, which we are also adding to this calendar at the same time. A copy of the flyer for the Our Lady of Fatima 3rd Annual Classic Car & Rod Show (from which all of the above information was directly transcribed) is viewable online now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/5Sept2015DooWopCrsrsOurLadyOfFatimaWlfdFlyer.jpg ... You will also note that there is a small map at the lower right corner of the flyer, with the notation “Directions On Back,” about which I followed up with Frank, and added his response, with some red highlighting and added paragraph at the bottom left of the flyer. We also went ahead made an enlargement of just the map portion of the flyer, along with a graphic image and clearly-listed street address for Our Lady of Fatima church, which is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/5Sept2015DooWopCrsrsOurLadyOfFatimaInfoAndMap.jpg ... Additional info – Frank added in his e-mail that contained this event info & flyer: “…Any questions, you can e-mail me at: fbronner@sbcglobal.net …” Thanks again Frank and Great Job by you and all of the Doo Wop Cruisers with your involvement in this and many other great events through the season!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/10/2015)

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 ... *5/18/2015 UPDATES – I received a copy of the official flyer for this event at the CVA event in Clinton yesterday, and made a scan and uploaded it, so it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/5Sept2015CVAMontesiDasAutoShow.jpg …  (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2014; hyperlink to a scan of the official flyer was added to this listing as of 5/18/2015)

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, Stratford Sikorsky Aircraft 10th Annual Classic Car Show... Quoting from the listing we just ran across online at the “Car Show Finder” web site (the specific listing is at: http://www.carshowfinder.org/events/sikorsky-aircraft-10th-annual-classic-car-show_20113.htm): “…Sikorsky Aircraft 10th Annual Classic Car Show, 9:00am to 3:00pm, at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 6900 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615… Sikorsky Aircraft’s 10th Annual Classic Car Show, Sunday, September 13th… The car show features 40 classes (37 car/truck & 4 motorcycle classes) for all types of vehicles, all years, all makes. Registration is $20, vendor swap spots are $25. General admission is $5 (children under 12 are free). There will be a DJ playing music throughout the day. All proceeds from the car show are donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, Community Health Charities of Connecticut, and the United Way. Registration starts at 9:00. This show provides a fun filled day for the entire family. For more information contact Sue Hitchcock 203-386-5672 or Ed Karedes 203-386-4075…” Additional info - The Car Show Finder listing also gave Ed’s two e-mail address for an additional way to make contact with the organizing team about this event: ekaredes@sikorsky.com and/or skaredes@cox.net … I also made a screen shot of the Car Show Finder listing, that you can view online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/13Sept2015SikorskyClassicCarShowInfo.JPG ... webmaster’s note – Guess where I’m going to be on show day--helping out on the car show field, like I did last year for the first time (and at which I had a ton of fun)! There are some positively great organizations that benefit from the proceeds of this event, an awesome variety of all sorts of fantastic cars, trucks, and motorcycles show up to participate, and it’s an all-around fun day! I’m really looking forward to it, and I’ll see you there!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/28/2015)

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 13, 2015, Sunday, StratfordStanziale's Restaurant presents the Fourth Annual Corsair Restoration Benefit Car Show... Quoting from the flyer that we found posted online at the CT Cruise News web site (we also uploaded a copy of it, viewable at this link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/13Sept2015StanzialesCorsairCarShowStratford.jpg): “...Sunday, September 13th, no rain dates, featuring the Cruisin' East Car Club, and music by HHR DJ Services... 10am to 4pm, $15 car contest registration... Prizes, vendors, grinders, pizza, 50/50 raffle, costumed characters... Top 20 awards, Judging 1pm, awards 3pm... At Stanziale's Restaurant, 595 Main Street, Stratford, CT, across from the Stratford Army Engine Plant, phone 203-377-1411, http://www.stanzialesrestaurant.com/index.htm ... webmaster's note - I have yet to make it out to one of these, but it sounds cool, benefits a great cause, and very nice job by our friends the Cruisin' East Car Club with their involvement and support!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/3/2015)

SEPTEMBER 13, 2015, Sunday, Spencer (MASSACHUSETTS) – Rice-O-Rama, Vintage & Custom Japanese Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet... Sunday, September 13th, 2015, 10-5, rain or shine, at the Spencer Fairgrounds, 48 Smithville Road, Spencer, MA 01562… webmaster’s note – I was cleaning out some old papers and found a flyer for last year’s Rice-O-Rama, that was held in Oxford, MA—as I recall, Matt and I picked it up when we attended the Spring Motorcycle Swap Meet up in Stafford Springs (boy was that a cold day!)… Anyway, I googled up the name of event, and found the official web page – http://www.rice-o-rama.com/ - and also made a screen shot of the main page, with hopefully all of the event details readable, uploaded to our server, which you can view a copy of at the following clickable link:http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/13September2015RiceORamaPageScreenShot.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/30/2015)

SEPTEMBER 20, 2015, Sunday, Southbury The 45th Annual Roaring 20s Antique & Classic Car Show. “…Roaring 20s 45th Annual Show (rain date = 9/27), 8-5 at the Southbury Training School, 1461 South Britain Road, Southbury, CT 06488... $10 show cars, $5 admission, under 12 free. Cut-off year 1973. Over 40 judged classes, including hot rods, street rods, and customs. Car corral and swap meet, food vendors. No pets or alcohol. For more info: Kevin 860-881-1145..." webmaster's note - We saw this event listed on the Hemmings web site, and transcribed some of the above info from there; the actual event listing at Hemmings is: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=44816 - and a link to the Roaring 20s web site is also provided in that link--we are happy to provide it here also: http://roaring-20s.org/ ... Final notes -  This is a very large and extremely well-established antique car event in Connecticut, and definitely needs to be experienced first-hand! The Roaring 20s folks do an outstanding job with it ever year!... *6/26/2015 UPDATES – We are a dues-paying member of the Roaring 20s club and receive their very nicely done electronic newsletter. Just this morning the club circulated an electronic copy of the June 2015 edition of “Distributor Wire,” and inside of it we noticed a page with the heading: “From the CT Cruise News May/June Edition,” and on that page appeared a reproduced display ad that the club had evidently placed with the CT Cruise News folks, as well as a nice article entitled “The Roaring 20s Antique and Classic Car Show Marks 45th Anniversary Show.” We made a screen shot of the display ad, which contains a lot of good info about the show, and uploaded it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/20SeptemberRoaring20sSouthburyCarShowAd.jpg ... Very cool and very nicely done Roaring 20s, and CT Cruise News!...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/30/2015; hyperlink to a scan of a printed display ad from CT Cruise News added to this listing as of 6/26/2015)

SEPTEMBER 20, 2015, Sunday, Seymour - 2nd Annual Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show, Tri-Town Plaza, 11am-4pm, 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT 06483, sponsored by the Seymour H.S. Cheerleaders and Spirit Club. $15 pre-register car, $20 at door, admission free.   Please refer to the Hemmings event listing for more info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=45076 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/3/2015)

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 25-27, 2015, Friday-Sunday, Kent - Connecticut Antique Machinery Association 2015 Fall Festival, rain or shine, 10am-4pm, Route 7, 1 mile north of Kent, CT (31 Kent-Cornwall Road)... Operating gas & steam exhibits, workinng farm equipment, blacksmith shop, sawmill, railroad, mining exhibits... For information contact Jim Daly 860-354-1859 or visit our web site: http://www.ctamachinery.com/   ... C.A.M.A., P.O. Box 425, Kent, CT 06757 - a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit musuem... "...Help CAMA celebrate our 31st anniversary!..." webmaster's note - We found this event listed in a flyer format on the back cover of the recently-received Summer 2015 issue of the official CAMA Newsletter (we are a dues-paying member), which is where all of the above info was transcribed from--and we also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable online at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25-27Sept2015CAMAFallFestivalKentFlyer.jpg ... Haven't been to one of these events yet, but have to make a point to do so! They sound very cool! (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/24/2015)

SEPTEMBER 26, 2015, Saturday, New BritainNinth Annual New Britain Downtown District Car Show… Quoting from the broadcast e-mail message about this event dated 5/30/2015 that we received from Matt Wilk (mattwilk@ymail.com): “…Ninth Annual New Britain Downtown District Car Show, New Britain Central Park between West Main and Chestnut, Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9 am to 3pm… All antiques, classics, street rods, imports and special interest vehicles welcome… Door prizes, DJ, 50/50 raffle, 20 trophies… $10.00 donation to the New Britain Police Explorer Scouts… Vendors contact Gerry Amodio at 860-229-0878, or gerry@newbritaindd.com … Participants contact Matt Wilk at 860-371-0868, or mattwilk@ymail.com …” webmaster’s note – We also made sure to upload a copy of the event flyer that Matt provided us with, as an attachment to the email, and you can now view that at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26Sept2015DowntownNewBritainCarShowFlyer.jpg ... Sounds great, and benefits a great cause! Thanks again Matt for keeping us on the mailing list!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/3/2015)

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 4, 2015, Sunday, MiddletownSecond 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... webmaster’s note – We heard about this just a few days via a Facebook post by our friends the Radical Rods—as it turns out, this is the reschedule date for the event that was originally set for Sunday, June 28th, but was postponed due to bad weather. I compared the flyers (the original June 28th one and this latest published one for October 4th) and all of the details are the same: "...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 ... Additional thoughts - 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 (Special Olympics, and also the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics), so that everyone can make plans to attend. We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the 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/4October2015RadicalRodsNAPAMiddletownShow.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/29/2015)

OCTOBER 4, 2015, Sunday, New HartfordCartoberfest 2015, New Hartford, CT… Quoting from the broadcast message dates 6/17/2015 we received from Connie O’Brien (obteddi3@att.net) of Time Was Garage in New Hartford: “…Would you please list the following event in your newsletter or event calendar… ‘…Cartoberfest 2015, October 4, 2015 (or the first Sunny Sunday in October), 10am - 3pm, 283 Main St. – Rt. 44, New Hartford, CT 06057… For the 10th year, great friends are gathering with the cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. to have a great time and benefiting the New Hartford Volunteer Fire & Rescue… All Welcome - if you love your ride, show it… Dash plaques, door prizes  (NASCAR tickets), live entertainment, great food… Let’s not forget, a Rose for the Ladies… 100% of the proceeds are donated to the New Hartford Volunteer Fire & Rescue… Always a good time and a great place to meet new friends… Spectators welcome…’… Thank you, Connie O'Brien, Time Was Garage of New Hartford…” Connie also came thru with a copy of the Official Event Flyer for us, which  we were very pleased to upload to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/4October2015CartoberfestNewHartfordFlyer.jpg ... Additional information – Please also make sure to check in at (and “Like”) the official Time Was Garage Facebook site, online at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Time-Was-Garage/178452915561715 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/21/2014)

OCTOBER 10, 2015, Saturday, South GlastonburyHot Rod Fall Out X, Saturday, October 10th, 9:00am to 5:00pm, at Glastonbury Elks B.P.O.E. 2202, 98 Woodland Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073… webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on its official Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/522809624527309/ - where the following descriptive details were also provided: “…Join us for the 10th Anniversary of the Hot Rod Fall Out honoring the 60th Anniversary of the Carbs of Hartford C.C…. More details to come… As always Pre 1963 Traditional Styled Hot Rods, Customs and Bikes Only…”… We also uploaded a copy of the cool banner from that FB page to our server, were you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/10October2015HotRodFallOutSouthGlastonbury.jpg … *7/29/2015 UPADTES - Thanks to our friend “100% Ian” for posting the cool new handbill artwork (it appears both sides of the original printed piece) on Facebook recently, which we took the liberty of combining into a one page image, and then uploaded to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/10Oct2015HotRodFallOutSoGlastonbury.jpg - And from those pages, we were able to glean much additional info about the event—here’s a transcription: “…Hot Rod & Kustom Fall Out X, celebrating 60 years of the CARBS of Hartford, Saturday, October 10, 2015… Rain dates: October 11 or October 18… $10 per person (kids under 12 free), gates open 10am… Bands + continuous music all day, vendors, food + booze and more… 1963 & earlier only: Traditional styled hot rods, customs, stock, and bikes, unless prior approval. No trailer queens, billet, junk rods, or modern high tech street rods… www.hotrodfallout.com or 860-519-1349… ‘We reserve the right to refuse entry’…” … (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/3/2015; an additional flyer/handbill link and additional event info were added to this listing as of 7/29/2015)

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 17, 2015, Saturday, Old SaybrookThe Beachcombers Car Club’s 3rd Annual Hot Rod Wipe Out, Saturday, October 17, 2015, hosted at American Legion Post 113, 113 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475… $8 admission; Vets free; kids 16 & under free… Music, food & full cash bar, to benefit American Legion… 50/50 raffles, rods, customs, stockers, rats, race, and bikes…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends Beachcomber Frank and 100% Ian for passing along the info and flyer for this event, from which all of the above info came. We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17October2015HotRodWipeoutOldSaybrook.jpg ... Really hoping I can make it to this one, as I’ve missed the first two! And what a great benefit cause also—the American Legion is a positively superb organization.... Additional info – We also found the Facebook event site, which is as follows:  https://www.facebook.com/events/859333824157510/859352187489007/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2015)

OCTOBER 17, 2015, Saturday, Middleboro (MASSACHUSETTS) 16th Annual New England Speed Meeting ‘Gathering of the Faithful’ 2015 Car Show … (Rain date = October 18th—call if weather looks questionable)… Quoting from the broadcast e-mail with the subject line: “…16th Annual New England Speed Meeting ‘Gathering of the Faithful’ 2015 Car Show - October 17th, Peirce Playground, Middleboro, MA - Event for Car Show Calendar…”, dated 6/6/2015 that we received from John Wegman (jackwegman@verizon.net): “…Hello, We would like our 16th annual event to be the biggest and best yet…help us spread the word!... Please find the attached flier regarding this year’s car show. We ask that you post this year’s event & date on your website’s calendar… We expect approximately 500-600 cars to participate in this year’s event & over 1,000 people to attend… The focus is on 1960 & earlier traditional styles hot rods, customs, and vintage race cars…. Door prizes, Food, T and Sweat shirts & Old time fun… Tickets $10.00 each payable at the Gate (children under 12 FREE)… Vendor Space $25.00 (admits 2) - Limited space available, reserve early… *Goodie bags for the first 500 people*… See photos from last year's "Gathering" on the web at: www.autonetnewengland.com … Thanks for your support! – Jack, phone: 508-888-3103, e-mail: jackwegman@verizon.net, web site:  www.autonetnewengland.com …” webmaster’s note – We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the Official Flyer for the event that Jack provided to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17October2015NESpeedMtgMiddleboroMA.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/9/2015)

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 2015) – “…Ted’s IGA Cruise Night, (quoting from the listing we saw online at the Dream Machines Classics site: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/), “…June 28, Cruisin' Hebron '15 ‘Tom Clark Memorial Cruze’, Ted's IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT, Cars, Trucks, Raffles, Music, Food and Fun, 4pm - 7pm, call Dave Armsta (860) 228-4311…”… Here’s a copy of the flyer from the listing that we uploaded, which is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015TedsIGAHebronSeasonCruiseFlyer.jpg ... The specific list of dates listed on the flyer are: “Tony Morehouse Memorial Cruze, May 3rd, 4 to 7pm”… “Tom Clark Memorial Cruze, June 28th, 4 to 7pm”… “Fall Truck & Hot Rod Shindig, September 13th, 4 to 7pm”… and “Halloween Bash, October 18th, 3 to 6pm”… The flyer lists the following “presented by” sponsors: Teds IGA, North Ridge Consulting Services LLC, National Speed Center, Steve Brown Race Cars, New England Speed & Custom, Clarke-Irvin Inc. Insurance, Tarca’s & Hebron Quick Lube, Capital Garage, Georgia’s Restaurant, Basils Transmission…” (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/7/2015)

*** SUNDAYS (starting Mother's Day, until the end of October) , Derby (*** = confirmed for 2015)Heav’nly Donuts Cruise Nights 2015. Quoting from the post made by the Heav'nly Donuts folks on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heavnly-Donuts/96112739325); with a posting date of today, Sunday, 5/10/2015: "...Happy MOTHER'S DAY to all the MOM'S out there. Thank you for all the sacrifices you make for your children and families. Those of us who have lost our mom's probably appreciate it more now, not that we didn't then....So spend some time with Mom today... And it's also the Official start of  Heav'nly Donuts Summer of 2015 Car Cruise, OUR 29th SEASON!!!!!!!! from 5PM to 9PM every SUNDAY.. webmaster's notes - I've attended this event many times over the years, both as a spectator and a participant, and it's one seriously great time! I kind of look at it as a "great way to make the weekend last just a little longer!" So happy to see the event return again for the 2015 season!... 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 recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/10/2015)

** 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!... *5/10/2015 IMPORTANT UPDATES - Quoting from a nice note dated 5/9/2015 that we received from our friend Frank Bronner (fbronner@sbcglobal.net) of the Doo Wop Cruisers: "...Steve, just a reminder regarding our Monday night cruise, we will not be doing a Best of The Best every month due to the lack of participating award winners coming back on the night we do the Best of Best. Also I have up dated our Web Site as of May 10th. This year we may be doing a monthly show for North Haven Public TV. It is still in the works and if it works out we will be doing the first show around the end of May. Keep up the good work, hope to see you on a Monday Night just come see the DJ ( that would be me)..." Awesome and thanks so much Frank for the updates! I wrote back to Frank that I'd be adding these updates to the event listing ASAP, and also requested to be kept on the mailing list for updates about the very exciting-sounding North Haven Public TV production! As always, please also be sure to refer to the Doo Wop Cruisers' official web site for complete updated details: http://www.doowopcruisers.com/ ... (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; important updates from Frank of the Doo Wop Cruisers were added to this listing as of 5/10/2015)

*** MONDAYS, New London (*** = confirmed for 2015) - "...Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC Ocean Beach Park Classic Car Cruise Nights, 6:00pm,  every Monday 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 - Was just browsing the internet and found this event listed on the official OBP 2015 Events Schedule page: http://www.ocean-beach-park.com/23.html ... We absolutely love the casual, laid-back, and fun beach atmosphere of this event, and look forward to getting out to New London for at least a few Monday nights this summer!... Additional info - We noticed that Monday, September 7th, 2015 is also listed on that same events page as the final cruise night of the 2015 season--so you don't wait until it's too late to get out and enjoy this wonderful Southeastern CT Shoreline classic car cruising tradition!... Even more additional information - Be sure to also check out OBP's official Facebook page for even more news & info on this multi-faceted venue: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ocean-Beach-Park/160733507339 ... *4/20/2015 UPDATES – We had written to our friend Dave Sugrue, General Manager of Ocean Beach Park, a short time ago, with a request for some information about the start-date and/or any other information about the 2015 series of Ocean Beach Park Monday night cruise nights, and a short time later, we received a very nice package of stuff from Dave, as you can see in this overall view: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/DaveSugruePackageOfOBPStuffRecdApr2015.jpg - including a couple of very cool “OBP75” stickers, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the this wonderful park (“Generations of Family Fun, 1940-2015”). Dave also made sure that we got the banner with the Official Cruise Nights start and end dates noted for 2015 – see this scan, that we also highlighted with arrows: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/DaveSugrueOBPMondayCruiseInfoFor2015.jpg ... Thanks again so much Dave and OBP!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2015; additional info & image links were added to this listing as of 4/20/2015)

*** MONDAYS (1st & 3rd), Niantic (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015) - "...Niantic VFW "Car Show" Cruise Night, 1st & 3rd Mondays, at the Niantic VFW, 5:30pm to dusk... Food, beautiful sunset, antique cars, fun for everyone... Starts May 18th…” webmaster’s note – We found this event flyer posted on Facebook by our friends "100% Ian" and "Beachcomber Frank,", and are pleased to pass it along for your info (exact transcription from what was shown on the flyer)... We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015NianticVFWMondayCruiseNightFlyer.jpg ... Additional info - We also tried googling up the street address of the Niantic VFW (Post #5849), and from what we can discern, it appears to be: 39 Columbus Ave, Niantic, CT 06357 (I hope that's correct!)... Also, here's their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VfwPost5849 ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/29/2015)

*** 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 2015) - "...MisFit Cruisers 2015 Cruise Nights at Plattwood Park, Route 80, Deep River (Route 9 Exit 5)… Tuesdays, 5:00pm to 8:00pm, May 12th through September 2015… All cars, bikes, trucks, and people welcome… Free… Music, 50/50 raffle, good eats available… For more information, call Don Brookes, 860-262-3878 or 860-526-2605...” webmaster’s note – We found a copy of the Official Flyer for the 2015 series of this cool event posted online in early April, 2015 at MisFit Cruisers’ Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/pages/MisFit-Car-Cruisers/150642328295732), from which all of the above info was transcribed, and took the liberty of uploading a copy of it to our server (there are a lot more details contained on the flyer), where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015MisFitCruisersPlattwoodTuesdayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info - For more info, please be sure to visit the MisFit Cruisers’ FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MisFit-Car-Cruisers/150642328295732 – Oh, and we also looked up Plattwood Park info, and found a street address for it, useful for you Mapquesters--it is: 43 Winthrop Road, Deep River, CT 06417 (the “Route 9, Exit 5” advice that we transcribed from the flyer will also get you to the general area—thought not precisely)… Additional thoughts - We had a lot of fun checking this event out at Deep River’s beautiful Plattwood Park for the first time last August (had been to their old Essex Fire Department cruise several times in previous years also, which were also a lot of fun), and are looking forward to getting back out there this year!...*4/16/2015 UPDATES – We received a very nice e-mailed note from our friend Kimberly Brookes (kimberlysb.722@gmail.com) of the MisFitCar Cruisers that contained more details about this wonderful summertime classic car cruse night, and we are pleased to include it here. Quoting from Kimberly’s e-mail with the subject line “Misfit Car Cruise,” dated 4/16/2015: “…Hi Steve, My father, Don Brookes, asked I email you for you to include the start of the Misfits Cruise night in your next paper… We will be returning to Plattwood Park in Deep River beginning Tuesday, May 12th.  Cruise nights will be held every Tuesday through September from 5-8pm.  All vehicles, in all stages of restoration are welcome!  Free but donations greatly appreciated.  Weekly and Monthly trophies as well as Trophy of the year awarded at the end of the season… If you have any questions, please let me know at this address… Thank you, Kimberly Brookes …” Thanks very much Kimberly for all the updates, and we can’t wait to make it back out to Plattwood Park in Deep River this summer!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2015; important updates were added to this listing as of 4/16/2015)

***  TUESDAYS, Northford (*** = confirmed for 2015)Cruise Night at Yogurt N More… Quoting from the listing we saw in mid-April on the Special Interest web site, within the Calendar of Events (http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm), Connecticut section: “…May 5, Northford, Cruise night, door prizes trophies on last night DJ food ice cream 5pm to 8pm at yogurt n more on 855 forest rd…” webmaster's notes - The exact address for Yogurt N More is listed as 855 Forest Rd, Northford, CT 06472, and with telephone 203-208-5049. We wrote to them immediately to see if they had a flyer for the event, and a short time later a wonderful and gracious package of information was received in the snail mail (postmarked 4/20/2015) from Mr. Salvatore Carrano, the owner of Yogurt N More. Mr. Carrano enclosed not only an Official Flyer for the event, from which we very importantly learned that May 5th is the Opening Night for this event that will be happening Every Tuesday night, through September 29th, but also a very gracious cover note, dated 4/19/2015, that read as follows: “…Dear Steve, Thank you for your interest in our Cruise Night. This is our 1st Annual Cruise Night, and we are really excited about it! It was very nice of you to post our cruise night on your web site. I hope to see you and some of your SAAC members. Just to clarify, it’s going to be every Tuesday night from May 5th to September 29th, weather permitting, 5pm to 8pm… Sincerely, Salvatore Carrano…” Very cool, and Thank You so much Mr. Carrano! We have also taken the liberty of scanning both Mr. Carrano’s cover letter, and the Official Flyer, and uploaded both to our server, where you can view them now. Flyer: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015YogurtNMoreTuesdayNorthfordCruzFLYER.jpg - and Cover Letter: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015YogurtNMoreTuesdayNorthfordCruzCOVERLTTR.jpg ... Some additional event details were found on the flyer, relative to the original listing that we saw online at the Special Interest site, so here is a transcription of the flyer details: “…Yogurt N More, Frozen Yogurt Plus, 1st Annual Cruise Night… Join us every Tuesday night from May 5th to September 29th, 5pm-8pm… All makes and models welcome… Motorcycles welcome… DJ, food, ice cream, trophies on last night, door prizes every week, 50/50 raffle… 855 Forest Road, Northford Center… No pets, no dogs, no skateboards, no bikes… For more info contact Sal 203-627-2362…” Additional thoughts - It goes without saying that we are very excited about this wonderful new event, right nearby in the wonderful village of Northford, CT, right where Route 22 (which is Forest Road) and Route 17 (which is Middletown Avenue) intersect (the Route 22/Clintonville Road intersection is also right nearby), and which seems to be a positively superb spot for a cruise night! We are looking forward to it!... Thank you again so much Mr. Carrano and all of the Yogurt N More folks! … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/24/2015)

***  TUESDAYS (three specific dates only--see the listing for details), Groton (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015) – "...'Balfour Beatty Communities Car Cruise 2015...' Tuesdays: June 16, July 21, and August 18. 5:00pm to 8:00pm. All makes and models. Free admission... Location: 100 Tern Road, Groton, CT 06340. Sponsored by: Balfour Beatty Communities... More information: 860-446-5913..."... webmaster's note - We ran across the flyer for this event posted online, which is where all of the above info came from. We also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GrotonBalfourBeattyTuesdayCarCruiseFlyer.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/29/2015)

***  TUESDAYS, Glastonbury (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “… 2015 Summer Cruise Nights at Glastonbury McDonalds… Produced by the Connecticut GTO Club, at the Glastonbury McDonalds, 2915 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT… Every Tuesday, 5pm to 8:30p, May 5th through October 13th… Special trophies, 50/50 drawing, Music, and more!... Visit www.ctgtoclub.org for weather cancellation…” webmaster’s note – The above information was transcribed directly from the electronic flyer posted by the CT GTO Club at their official web site, and we’ve also taken the liberty of making a copy of that flyer and uploading it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GlastonburyMcDonaldsCruiseNightFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – I’ve been to this cruise night several times over the years, both as a spectator and at least once or twice as a participant, and have had a great time. It’s very well run, in a fun & “active” location, and with great McD’s food available right there! What’s not to like?!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2015)

*** TUESDAYS (1st of each month--see listing for specific dates), Chesterfield (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015) YesterYear of Oakdale Car Cruise at Nature’s Art… “…Nature's Art - The Dinosaur Place, Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT 06370, Route 85, Chesterfield, CT (webmaster's note - I believe that "Chesterfield" may be a section of Montville, and that "Hartford-New London Turnpike" is otherwise identified as CT Route 85 in that area...)... 5pm-8pm… Rain date following Thursday… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Special Interest Vehicles Only, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Live Music DJ. Food and Prizes…” webmaster’s note – The above verbiage comes directly from the OldRide.com listing for this event, that we ran across recently, located online at: http://www.oldride.com/events/1266437.html ... That listing also contained a list of the dates (and keep in mind the advice about rain dates above, being  the Thursday immediately following), which are of course all Tuesdays: May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th, and September 1st. The more info contact is Trina Smolen at 860-859-1134… Additional info – There is an info page at the Nature’s Art web site that gives good detailed directions for getting there: http://naturesartvillage.com/general-information/hours-directions/Final thoughts – I went there a few years ago as a spectator and had a fantastic time checking out all sorts of cool old cars and trucks. Hoping to get back there this season on one of those selected monthly Tuesdays… (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2015)

** 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)

*** 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, Oxford (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015) –“…Fritz's Snack Bar Cruise Nights, every Wednesday, weather permitting, 5pm 'till 9pm, at Fritz's Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road (Rt. 67), Oxford, CT. Trophies every 2nd Wednesday. 50/50 raffle, give-a-ways, and much more! For more information call: 203-410-9401..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend and fellow local cruise night enthusiast Tony Cervone for posting the flyer for this cool-sounding event on Facebook, from which all of the above info was transcribed, and also for his additional help with that "for more info" phone number, which got slightly cut off in the original photo--a copy of which we uploaded to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015FritzsOxfordWednesdayCruiseNiteFlyer.jpg ... Love local cruise nights like this! Thanks again Tony C. for the heads-up!... Additional info - Please also be sure to visit the official web site for Fritz's Snack Bar online at: http://www.fritzssnackbar.com/ ... *4/29/2015 UPDATE - Here's another copy of the flyer, that may be a little more readable--thanks to our friends the Brass City Cruisers: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015FritzOxfordCruiseFlyerCopy2.JPG ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/4/2015; additional uploaded flyer copy added to this listing as of 4/29/2015)

*** WEDNESDAYS, Colchester (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015) - Good Times Motoring Club 2015 Colchester Green Cruise Nights. “… 2015 Colchester Green Cruise Schedule, gates open at 5:30pm: April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16… Rain Dates = the following Wednesday… " More info at the GTMC official web site: http://www.goodtimesmotoringclub.com/ ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2015)

*** WEDNESDAYS (every 2nd—see listing for exact dates), Guilford (*** = confirmed for 2015) - “…Cruise Nights 2015 at Ashley’s Ice Cream of Guilford, hosted by the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers… Ashley’s Ice Cream, Sachem Plaza, 942 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT… Street rods, customs, classics, antiques… Every 2nd Wednesday, starting June 10th… (also) July 8th, August 12th, September 9th… 5:30-8pm… Music by Rockin’ Richard… Hosted by the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers… Information: 203-457-0789… Ashley’s cruise staff will not be responsible for damages or any injuries that may occur…” webmaster's note – Thanks to our friend Lucille (las32chev@comcast.net) of the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club for the heads-up, via her e-mail note of 5/4/2015, which contained a copy of the Official Flyer for this event, along with this cover note: “…Hello Steve, Attached is the cruise night information for 2015… I'm working on the Labor day Weekend Car Show I will send to you soon… Thank you for listing our cruise… Lucille Sharp, SRTC…” Very cool, and thanks Lucille for keeping us on the mailing list! We’ve also gone ahead and uploaded the flyer to our server, where it is viewable online now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015SRTCAshleysGuilfordCruiseFlyer.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/5/2015)

*** WEDNESDAYS, Hamden (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015)Glenwood Drive-In Wednesday Cruise Nights, 2538 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518... Quoting from the Glenwood Drive-In's dedicated cruise night page (http://www.glenwooddrivein.com/cruise-night/ - which also has a very cool video/slide show presentation that you can click on and watch): “…Cruise Night, Every Wednesday night from April - October, 6-10pm..." We also took the liberty of making a screen shot of the cool graphic and header from that particular cruise night page, and created a clickable banner that we've also uploaded, and which is viewable at the following clickable link:  http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015HamdenGlenwoodDriveInCruiseNightInfo.jpg ... Additional info - We did a little bit of googling and found that the Glenwood Drive-In has their own Facebook page as well, which you can check out and "like" online at: https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodDriveIn ...  Additional thoughts - I've known about the existence of this very cool-sounding event for many years, but, for whatever reason, have never actually gotten out to check it out. I am planning to right that wrong for the 2015 cruising season! Great job by the Glenwood Drive-In folks showing how dedicated they are to their cruise night, with the special apge and video presentation at their official web site, no less! Awesome stuff!...  (this recurring/cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2015)

*** WEDNESDAYS, West Haven (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015) – Shoreline Time Machines Savin Rock Cruise Nights 2015... “… Cruise Nights begin May 6, 2015… Shoreline Time Machines will start their cruise season… Wednesdays, at the Savin Rock Convention Center parking lot. Cruises will be held every Wednesday from 5:30 to 9:00pm, thru the end of September, weather permitting… We hope to see you all there… " webmaster’s note – The above information came directly from our friends the Shoreline Time Machines car club’s official web site - http://shorelinetimemachines.com/ - and we also made a screen shot, which you can view at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/ShorelineTimeMachinesWedsWHCruiseNitesBegin6May2015.JPG ... Additional information – The Shoreline Time Machines’ web site also contains a “Cruise Location” page that contains detailed directions on how to get to the Savin Rock Convention Center, off of the nearby highway, Interstate 95—a clickable link to a screen shot we made of the “Cruise Location” page is at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/ShorelineTimeMachinesWedsWHCruiseNitesLocation.JPG ... Even more additional information – And if you are Facebook-compatible, you also need to check out the club’s official FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/shoreline.timemachines ... Final thoughts – The Shoreline Time Machines folks have been running this cool cruise night, at a beautiful spot right by the ocean, for many years, and it’s always a good time! Definitely hoping to make it there this season!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

*** WEDNESDAYS (every first of the month—see listing for details), Columbia (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015) Columbia Ford Kia Cruise Nights 2015... “… Columbia Ford Kia, 234 Willimantic Road (Route 6), Columbia, CT, ‘Cruise Nights 2015,’ first Wednesday of the month: May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, & September 2; rain date is the following Wednesday… 5:00pm to 8:00pm… ‘All makes & models welcome!... Great food and drink available at the Thunderbird Café… Please bring at least one non-perishable food item for the Covenant Soup Kitchen…’ For more info, call Bryan 860-822-3562…” webmaster's note – The above information was transcribed from a flyer for this event that we ran across online—and a copy of which we’ve uploaded to our server, which is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015ColumbiaFordKiaWednesdayCruiseNightsFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – Very nice job by the Columbia Ford Kia and all of the event organizing team with the non-perishable food donation advice, providing a needed benefit for those less fortunate… (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

*** 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 (see details for listing of specific dates), Seymour (*** = confirmed for 2015)Seymour Lions Club Presents Summer Cruise Nights 2015 at Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT 06483, 5:30pm to 8:30pm, on the following dates: May 14th, May 28th, June 11th, June 25th, July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th, August 20th, September 3rd, September 17th, all "weather permitting." Trophies awarded. For additional information contact Melissa 203-430-9356 or e-mail: seymourlions52@att.net ... webmaster's note - We found  this event listed online at Facebook, and we uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is viewable online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015SeymourLionsClubThursdayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info - You can also visit the Seymour Lions, an organization that does great humanitarian work, online at: http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/seymourct/ ... And of course their official Facebook site is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Seymour-Lions-Club/233240963383227?fref=nf ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/4/2015)

*** THURSDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Bridgeport (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…’Cruzin’ Back To The Ballpark’ at Harbor Yard Free Monthly Car Cruise, at The Ballpark At Harbor Yard, 500 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT…”... webmaster’s note – Our old car friend AJ from WPLR posted the official flyer for this event online at his Facebook site, and the following is a transcription of the details on this cool-sounding new event: “…Free Monthly Car Cruise… May, June, August, October: 3rd Thursday of the month… July & September: 4th Thursday of the Month… 5pm to 9pm, rain or shine… Live bands, ballpark fare, BBQ pit, free giveaways, industry midway, 21+ beer garden… Free admission for cars and spectators… All ages, family friendly… For more info: www.bridgeportbluefish.com … No pets, no imports…” (ugh, as a vintage Volkswagen driver, I guess that very last part means that I can only attend as a spectator, so I’ll do my best to get over there to check it out some Thursday night this summer…)… Additional info – We also took the liberty of making a copy of the flyer and uploading it to our server, where it is viewable online now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015BptBluefishHarborYardThursdayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Even more additional info – Here’s the Bridgeport Bluefish/Harbor Yard ballpark web site official directions page, for your info: http://www.bridgeportbluefish.com/stadium/directions/ …  (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/28/2015)

*** THURSDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Guilford (*** = confirmed for 2015) – “…Apple Pi Robotics FIRST Team Cruise Nights at Bishop’s Orchards Little Red Barn…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our antique-MG-driving local old car friend Bob Howard, who e-mailed me with a heads up on 5/19/2015 that the opening night for the 2015 series of these cool local cruises would be happening on June 25th. I then checked out the Apple Pi Robotics web site’s Calendar section - http://www.applepirobotics.org/calendar/ - and found a number of cruise nights listed, during June, July, and August. The specific dates, which are all Thursdays, are: June 25th, July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th, and August 20th, and each one is listed to run 5pm to 8pm... Additional info - I did not find any other information about the 2015 cruise nights at their web site, but I was able to go back to what we published back last year, and which is presumably more or less correct for this year as well—here are excerpts from what we published for the 2014 events (thanks again to our friend Rick Moroso, a strong supporter of the program, for the information he posted on Facebook): “…Apple Pi will once again host ‘Cruise Nights’ at Bishop’s Orchards’ ‘Little Red Barn,’ 5pm – 8pm (dusk)... 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’..." Sounds cool! We have participated in this event in the past, which is run by an outstanding group of young people, assisted by their dedicated adult mentors, and look forward to getting back there this year again! Thanks again to our friend Bob Howard for the heads-up, and we’ll certainly do our best to augment this listing as more information about the 2015 series gets published… Suggest you also keep your eyes on the Apple Pi Robotics official web site page for updates as well: http://www.applepirobotics.org/ … *6/15/2015 UPDATES – We have been watching the Apple Pi Robotics Team’s web site for more info on the 2015 cruise nights, and found new info posted, along with a cool flyer. Quoting from the Cruise Info Page (http://www.applepirobotics.org/2015/06/cruise-nights-at-the-little-red-barn-2015-season/): “…Cruise Nights sponsored by Apple Pi Robotics. 5PM – 8PM (dusk) June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6 and August 20. 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, 60's and 70's, have a barbecued burger and watch the sun go down while “talking cars”. The Apple Pi robot will be on hand for demonstrations. For updates, check our website at www.applepirobotics.org … Admission is FREE although donations of any kind are greatly appreciated. All donations and proceeds from our concession are used to fund the Apple Pi Robotics Program…” Sounds great to us! And of course we also uploaded a copy of the 2015 flyer to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015ApplePiRoboticsTeamGuilfordBishopsCruiseFlyer.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015; additional info and hyperlink to the official flyer added to this listing as of 6/15/2015)

** 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)

*** FRIDAYS, Milford (*** = 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!... *4/15/2015 UPDATE - A beautiful new-for-2015 Official Flyer for this event was posted by the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club at their Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Sweat-and-Gears-Car-Club-Connecticut/202091426554876) today, and we made sure to upload a copy to our server as well, where it now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015BloodSweatAndGearsMilfordMcDonaldsCruiseFlyer.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015; hyperlink to Official Flyer added to this listing as  of 4/15/2015)

*** FRIDAYS, North Branford (*** = confirmed for 2015) -  “…North Branford McDonalds & DQ Summer 2015 Cruise Night, at 280 North Branford Road, North Branford, CT… Info: 203-481-6237… Every Friday starting May 22nd, Summer 2015, hosted by DJ Rockin’ Richard from 88.7 FM, 6:00 to 9:00pm… ‘Show off your wheels, have a burger and top it off with a blizzard, or just come on 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 – We stopped in to the North Branford McDonalds on Thursday evening, May 7th2015, and were very excited to see the Official Flyer for this event posted on the door—which is where all of the above info was transcribed directly from. We also took a picture of the flyer and uploaded it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015NorthBranfordMcDsDQFridayCruiseFlyer.jpgAdditional thoughts – We’ve attended and/or participated in this wonderful event over the years on many occasions, and always have a great time. The people involved are first-rate, fellow enthusiasts, and you can’t beat Rockin’ Richard’s great tunes! We look forward to being there!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/7/2015)

** 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)

*** 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 ... *4/17/2015 UPDATE - Official Flyer for the 2015 series of this event has just released today by the American Muscle Car Club! And of course we made a copy & uploaded it! Check it out at the following clickcable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015AmericanMuscleCarClubClassActMeridenCruiseFlyer.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2015; hyperlink to the 2015 Official Flyer added to this listing as of 4/17/2015)

*** SATURDAYS (every second and fourth--see details for listing of specific dates), Wallingford (*** = confirmed for 2015) - “… The Saturday Nite Cruizers’ Cruise Nights 2015… The Saturday Nite Cruizers invite you to join us for our 23rd season of cruising at the Duchess Restaurant, 124 Church Street (Route 68) in Wallingford, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Our first cruise is Saturday May 9th, (no cruise on May 29th) then held every second and forth Saturday of the month thru September (no rain dates)... List of planned cruise dates is as follows: May 9th, June 13th, June 27th, July 11th, July 25th, August 8th, August 22nd, September 12th, and September 26th…  Music ,give-aways and great food available. Trophies each night. Sorry no motorcycles allowed. No cutoff year, but we do reserve the right to refuse entry to any vehicle. For additional info call June 860-919-8514, or e-mail jdanovich@snet.net , or our website http://www.saturdaynitecruizers.org/ …” webmaster’s note – Thanks very much to our long-time old car friend and mainstay of the Saturday Nite Cruizers car club, Jack Danovich, for sending along the official info about this cruise night series, plus the club’s 2015 Annual Car Show, to be held Saturday, June 13th in Meriden. Quoting from Jack’s cover note of 4/17/2015 that contained these event details: “…Hi Steve- attached is the information for our 2015 Cruise Nights and June Meriden car show. Thanks for your help…” Very cool, Jack, and as always, we are glad to help spread the word about these fantastic old car events! (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2015)

*** SATURDAYS (last of each month, May through September), Gales Ferry (*** = appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…Cows, Cones, and Classic Cars at Alice Acres Farm, 39 Military Highway, Gales Ferry, CT (behind the Old Gales Ferry Elementary School across from Ocean State Job Lot on Route 12)… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars… dash plaques to first 20 cars… For more info call 860-464-2663 or 860-464-1885, or visit www.cowsandcones.com …”… webmaster’s note – The above information was transcribed from a listing found on the Dream Machines Classics web site (specifically from the May, 2015 section of the Schedule), and we combined that, with some information directly from the Alice Acres/Cows & Cones web site - www.cowsandcones.com/special-events.html - onto a one-page handbill, which we then uploaded to our server in two formats—“.pdf” which has working links, and “.jpg” which is basically just a picture. You can view either or both now, at the following two clickable links: PDF = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GalesFerryCowsAndConesMonthlyCarShowInfo.pdf - and JPG = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GalesFerryCowsAndConesMonthlyCarShowInfo.jpg ... Additional thoughts – I got out there once last season as a spectator, and had a positively wonderful time checking out the great old cars, AND enjoying some of the fantastic ice cream that the “Cows & Cones” stand sells—it was positively SUPERB! What a great combination! Hope to get back out to Gales Ferry again at least once this coming season!… (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

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