Upcoming Connecticut Antique Auto Events for the Shoreline Area, and Beyond...ShorelineAntiqueAutoConnection-CALENDAR
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*We are now building up our 2014 event listings... The 2014s are now back to being highlighted in FUCSIA... As always, we welcome you to please send us your CT Shoreline-area old car event listings! *FYI - As of 2/11/2014, we are eliminating the 2013 car event listings, but we'll let the old cruise night listings stay for now, since we haven't seen many 2014 Shoreline-area cruise nights announced so far as of yet (which also reminds me to remind you that we welcome your letting us know about yours!)....

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

OTHER SOURCES OF ONLINE LISTINGS OF LOCAL CT-AREA OLD CAR EVENTS - Here are a few other reliable places we will occasionally check in with for event listings: Hemmings - http://www.hemmings.com/ ; Special Interest - http://www.specialinterest.com/ ; OldRide.com's Connecticut events section - http://www.oldride.com/events/connecticut.html ; the CT Seaport Car Club's Upcoming Events page - http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm ; 102.9 WDRC-FM's "Car Show Guide" - http://www.1029drc.com/CarShowGuide.aspx ; Connecticut Cruise News - http://www.ctcruisenews.com/ ; Brass City Cruisers - http://www.brasscitycruisers.net/ ; 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, 2014, Wednesday, “Everywhere”Happy New Year, and welcome to “Official Antique Status” all model year all 1989 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 11/7/2013)

JANUARY 4, 2014, Saturday, Hudson (MASSACHUSETTS) 10th Annual Mid-Winter Hot Rod & Drag Racing Nostalgia Fest, Elks Hall, Park Street, Hudson, MA, Saturday, January 4th, 2014, 1-6pm. Admission $10. “…In memory of A.B. Shuman, 1940-2013, ‘Cool cars, square roll bars’…” Cash bar & food available. 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 Photo Albums, Club Jackets, Plaques, Videos, DVDs, Slides, Stories, and Whatever to share. Vendors… commentators… 50/50 raffle. Info: Fred at 978-618-8077 or FAH60@comcast.net . webmaster’s note – The above information was transcribed directly from the official event flyer, an electronic copy of which we were very pleased to receive from the organizer, Mr. Fred Hire—thanks again, Fred! And we of course uploaded the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/4Jan2014HudsonMAHotRodNostalgiaFestFlyer.pdf (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/14/2013)

JANUARY 5, 2014, Sunday, EnfieldAntique Auto Flea Market 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. webmaster's note - I have not attempted to contact the organizers yet to get a copy of the 2013-2014 official flyer, but I just saw the dates listed in the November 2013 issue of the Belltown  Antique Car Club's official newsletter, "The Belltown Bulletin," which is edited by my friend Bob Hellstrom, and here are the dates and info that Bob listed in that issue for the winter 2013-2014 season: "...First Sunday of the month, from 7:00am to 11:00am, December 1st, January 5th, February 2nd, and March 2nd..." This event has traditionally been hosted by the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut. The following info came from last year's flyer, so please keep that in mind, in case it changes once I am able to get my hands on a copy of this year's flyer: "...Vendors: $15 & table provided (only $10 if you supply your own table). Public: $2 donation. Information contacts: Jim Way 860-267-4626, Sam Fiore 860-749-6965, Virginia O’Rourke 413-584-6777..." So anyway, didn't want to delay at least getting these dates published for now, and thanks again to Bob from Belltown for getting the info out there early, so we can make plans to attend! *11/26/2013 UPDATE: Thanks to our buddy Chet Wojcik for sending us along the Official Winter 2013-2014 flyer for the event! We reviewed all the details, including the prices, and the contact info, and as far as we can tell, it’s all the same as last year. We 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/EnfieldPowderMillBarn2013-2014SeasonFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/7/2013; listing updated, including clickable link to the official flyer, as of 11/26/2013)

JANUARY 17-19, 2014, Friday-Sunday, Allentown (PENNSYLVANIA)Automania, PA's largest indoor heated automotive swap meet and car corral, at Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA. Info: http://www.automaniashows.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2013)

JANUARY 17-19, 2014, Friday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS)Springfield Motorcycle Show, at the Big E, West Springfield, MA. Info: http://www.osegmotorcycle.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2013)

JANUARY 18-19, 2014, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS)Big E Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell, at the Big E Better Living Center, West Springfield, MA. Info: http://thebige.ntelligentsystems.com/ns/calendar/ViewEvent.asp?EventId=357 - and also the dedicated event web site: http://www.apswapnsell.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2013)

JANUARY 25-26, 2014, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (Massachusetts)Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show, Big E, West Springfield, MA. Info: http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2013)

FEBRUARY 2, 2014, Sunday, EnfieldAntique Auto Flea Market 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. webmaster's note - I have not attempted to contact the organizers yet to get a copy of the 2013-2014 official flyer, but I just saw the dates listed in the November 2013 issue of the Belltown  Antique Car Club's official newsletter, "The Belltown Bulletin," which is edited by my friend Bob Hellstrom, and here are the dates and info that Bob listed in that issue for the winter 2013-2014 season: "...First Sunday of the month, from 7:00am to 11:00am, December 1st, January 5th, February 2nd, and March 2nd..." This event has traditionally been hosted by the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut. The following info came from last year's flyer, so please keep that in mind, in case it changes once I am able to get my hands on a copy of this year's flyer: "...Vendors: $15 & table provided (only $10 if you supply your own table). Public: $2 donation. Information contacts: Jim Way 860-267-4626, Sam Fiore 860-749-6965, Virginia O’Rourke 413-584-6777..." So anyway, didn't want to delay at least getting these dates published for now, and thanks again to Bob from Belltown for getting the info out there early, so we can make plans to attend! *11/26/2013 UPDATE: Thanks to our buddy Chet Wojcik for sending us along the Official Winter 2013-2014 flyer for the event! We reviewed all the details, including the prices, and the contact info, and as far as we can tell, it’s all the same as last year. We 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/EnfieldPowderMillBarn2013-2014SeasonFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/7/2013; listing updated, including clickable link to the official flyer, as of 11/26/2013)

FEBRUARY 2, 2014, Sunday, Essex Essex Ed Groundhog Parade, 2pm, Main Street, Essex, CT; organized by the Essex Board of Trade (EBOT). webmaster’s note – We had worked with Jim D’Alessio last year on a listing for the SAAC Calendar for this event, which has historically welcomed old cars, and so, when I found Jim’s Facebook connection (via J. Alden Clothiers), I decided to see if there was any information available about the 2014 version. Here are excerpts from Jim’s Facebook response, dated 12/15/2013: “…Hi Steve - Our EBOT board of directors have decided (for a nice change) to not have Essex Ed in January this year, and instead the actual Groundhog Day, Sunday, February 2nd… Normally it will start at 2pm from the Essex Boat Works on Ferry street (at the entrance to Essex Island)… Have a Merry Christmas…!” As of this writing, I’ve written back to Jim to ask if antique automobile drivers who may not be Essex residents may have the option of participating, and I will certainly update this listing accordingly once I hear back from him. So, for now, please regard this event listing as “Information Only”—thanks! Additional info - Here are some reference links that may be worth checking back with, as the date gets closer: Essex Board of Trade on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Essex-Board-of-Trade/107493622624448 - and: Essex Board of Trade main web site: http://www.essexct.com/ . Additional webmaster’s notes - I was there as a spectator last year and had a positively GREAT time! And there were some VERY COOL (and I don’t mean just literally!) old cars in it also—here are a couple of sample pictures: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/EssexEdPrd13Cars1-1k.JPG - and: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/EssexEdPrd13Cars4-1k.JPG - and this view of the parade with Essex Ed himself making his way up Main Street: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/EssexEdPrd13UpStreet-1k.JPG . *12/29/2013 ADDITIONAL VERY IMPORTANT INFO – We heard back from Jim D’Alessio (jaldenclothiers@aol.com) of the Essex Ed Groundhog Parade organizing team with a gracious and positive response. I would like to quote from his e-mail note dated 12/18/2013: “…Good morning Steve, You can post it—just please let me know as the time draws nearer how many from your club you would expect to want to participate… Thanks, Jim…” Fantastic—thanks Jim! Now, as we would like to comply as fully as possible with Jim’s request, I have the following VERY IMPORTANT REQUEST FOR ANY OLD CAR DRIVER WHO WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE: Please contact me at your earliest convenience (best is to e-mail to me at CommonGear@aol.com) with your name, your antique automobile (year, make model), and your contact info (ideally both your e-mail address AND your cell phone number, for any possible “last minute” need to communicate with you), and I will, in turn, compile the list, and forward it to Mr. D’Alessio. I am not sure how close to the event date that he wants this info, but, again, I would say the earlier you can get me your response that you wish to participate, the better. And I would certainly assume that if the weather is bad, or even “questionable,” that you would be under NO OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER to participate (though I think that the parade goes on even if the weather’s not 100% great). So, again, if you want to do this, please do not delay getting in touch with me, so that I can compile the list to provide to the organizers—I am sure it will make their logistics planning a lot easier. THANKS! And speaking for myself, I am planning to drive my ’70 Bug in the Essex Ed Groundhog Parade this year (which has wonderful heat!), and am really looking forward to it! Thanks again to Jim D’Alessio and the Essex Board of Trade for their very gracious welcome! *1/14/2014 MORE ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFO - We heard from our friend Jim D'Alessio today, who checked in with these additional very thoughtful comments and ideas--quoting directly from his e-mail: "...I truly appreciate your enthusiasm and wanting your car club to be involved in this year's Essex Ed Parade. Just a couple of things to consider when planning for your group: Don't know how many participants you'd expect but, the parade is only about 45 minutes, going from the Essex Boatworks, up Ferry Street and up Main Street to the rotary. As it gets very congested at the rotary area (in front of Talbots) should you have a number of cars, they may want to not go all the way to the rotary, but to veer out of the parade and park in the lot of the Village Provisions convenience store. Option 2, the cars go up Main and take a right onto North Main Street and park along side North Main in front of those shops. Option 3, traffic goes up Main, around rotary and leaves town… It’s all relative to weather, but we always have town participants from The Essex Automobile Club, and The Belltown Antique Car Club from East Hampton, CT.I also now have a boat dealer that wants to have their boat on a trailer and in the parade. I'm sure they will leave town at the end of the parade… As I said, it’s all relative to weather, and number of people wanting to be involved. I just don't want you or your group disappointed if the traffic is congested and it gets a little crazy. 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..." Excellent thoughts, Jim--and as a matter of fact, I think I'm going to do the "Get there early and park my old car along Main Street" thing, so that I can view and photograph as much of the parade as possible (as opposed to just the little part I'd be involved in), so, if you are there, and you see a tan '70 Bug Convertible parked along Main Street, you'll know who's it is! For those who may wish to participate in the parade with your antique car, there is still time to get in touch with me, so that I can forward your info to Jim and his committee--just don't wait until the very last minute--thanks! (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/17/2013; VERY IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL ANTIQUE AUTO PARTICIPATION DETAILS were added to this listing as of 12/29/2013; more Additional Important Thoughts, Ideas, and Suggestions were added to this listing as of 1/14/2014)

FEBRUARY 2, 2014, Sunday, East Rutherford (NEW JERSEY)Super Bowl XLVIII, Met Life Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ. Kickoff time scheduled for 6:30pm, Eastern Standard Time. (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2013)

FEBRUARY 15, 2014, Saturday, Orange12th Annual Northeast Gas Bash & Auction, 7am-1pm, no earlies, snow or shine, at American Legion Post #127, 630 Grassy Hill Road (CT Route 127), Orange, CT. Info: Bob Harrington 203-494-0566 or rharrington32@yahoo.comwebmaster’s note – This event info was found at the following two web sites: http://www.oldgas.com/pp_swaps.htm - and: http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=503749   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014)

FEBRUARY 15, 2014, Saturday, Westport - Classic Car & Automotive Seminar at Dragone Classic Motorcars. Quoting from an e-mail dated 2/3/2014 from our friend President Mark of the CT Seaport Car Club: ”…February 15, 2014, and March 15, 2014, Saturday(s), Westport, CT… Classic Car & Automotive Seminar, at Dragone Classic Motorcars, 176 Post Road West, Westport, CT, telephone 203-349-5176… Hosted by George Dragone, 10am – 2pm… This Seminar Will feature a tour & discussion of some of the automobiles and items at this facility. It will also have guest speakers & automotive experts… $10 admission, includes lunch & beverages… Enjoy a pleasant gathering of your fellow auto enthusiasts… Please RSVP as seating is limited. All are welcome to attend… To RSVP and reserve your spot, please respond to Mark at: marcran@optonline.net …” Additional info – Please be sure to visit the CT Seaport Car Club’s superb online home for lots of info about the organization and the many activities in which they are involved: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/4/2014)

FEBRUARY 23, 2014, Sunday, Daytona Beach (FLORIDA)56th Annual Daytona 500, “The Great American Race,” Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2013)

FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 2, 2014, Friday-Sunday, Atlantic City (NEW JERSEY)Atlantic City Classic Car Show & Auction, Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ. Info: http://acclassiccars.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2013)

MARCH 1-2, 2014, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (Massachusetts)Frank Maratta Auto Show, Big E, West Springfield, MA. Info: http://www.fmautoshow.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2013)

MARCH 2, 2014, Sunday, EnfieldAntique Auto Flea Market 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. webmaster's note - I have not attempted to contact the organizers yet to get a copy of the 2013-2014 official flyer, but I just saw the dates listed in the November 2013 issue of the Belltown  Antique Car Club's official newsletter, "The Belltown Bulletin," which is edited by my friend Bob Hellstrom, and here are the dates and info that Bob listed in that issue for the winter 2013-2014 season: "...First Sunday of the month, from 7:00am to 11:00am, December 1st, January 5th, February 2nd, and March 2nd..." This event has traditionally been hosted by the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut. The following info came from last year's flyer, so please keep that in mind, in case it changes once I am able to get my hands on a copy of this year's flyer: "...Vendors: $15 & table provided (only $10 if you supply your own table). Public: $2 donation. Information contacts: Jim Way 860-267-4626, Sam Fiore 860-749-6965, Virginia O’Rourke 413-584-6777..." So anyway, didn't want to delay at least getting these dates published for now, and thanks again to Bob from Belltown for getting the info out there early, so we can make plans to attend! *11/26/2013 UPDATE: Thanks to our buddy Chet Wojcik for sending us along the Official Winter 2013-2014 flyer for the event! We reviewed all the details, including the prices, and the contact info, and as far as we can tell, it’s all the same as last year. We 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/EnfieldPowderMillBarn2013-2014SeasonFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/7/2013; listing updated, including clickable link to the official flyer, as of 11/26/2013)

MARCH 2, 2014, Sunday, Norfolk (MASSACHUETTS)Model A Ford Club of Massachusetts Annual Flea Market, Holmes Transportation Complex, 22 Myrtle Street, Norfolk, MA, 7:00am to 11:30am. Info: http://www.marcommodela.com/ . webmaster’s note – This event was found listed on “The Junkyard Artist’s” 2013-2014 Show Schedule page, http://www.junkyardartist.com/Show%20Schedule.htm – so please take that for what it’s worth—although I definitely have no reason not to trust its accuracy! (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/3/2013)

MARCH 15, 2014, Saturday, Westport - Classic Car & Automotive Seminar at Dragone Classic Motorcars. Quoting from an e-mail dated 2/3/2014 from our friend President Mark of the CT Seaport Car Club: ”…February 15, 2014, and March 15, 2014, Saturday(s), Westport, CT… Classic Car & Automotive Seminar, at Dragone Classic Motorcars, 176 Post Road West, Westport, CT, telephone 203-349-5176… Hosted by George Dragone, 10am – 2pm… This Seminar Will feature a tour & discussion of some of the automobiles and items at this facility. It will also have guest speakers & automotive experts… $10 admission, includes lunch & beverages… Enjoy a pleasant gathering of your fellow auto enthusiasts… Please RSVP as seating is limited. All are welcome to attend… To RSVP and reserve your spot, please respond to Mark at: marcran@optonline.net …” Additional info – Please be sure to visit the CT Seaport Car Club’s superb online home for lots of info about the organization and the many activities in which they are involved: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/4/2014)

MARCH 15, 2014, Saturday, EssexEssex Go Bragh Irish Parade & Festival. This sounds like a lot of fun, and it also sounds like there may be some antique cars in the parade as part of the festivities! We read about it in the February 2014 edition of the Belltown Antique Car Club’s official newsletter “The Belltown Bulletin,” and may try to check it out. Per what was published in the Belltown Bulletin, the parade steps off at 10:30am from the Essex Town Hall and is followed by a Festival in the Village. Essex Parks & Recreation reportedly organize this event. (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/4/2014)

MARCH 15, 2014, Saturday, WallingfordWelcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Fundraiser Dinner. “…Please join us for an unforgettable dinner. The proceeds of this event will assist in the costs of providing annual ceremonies that are defined as: ‘…To Commemorate and Honor the Return Home of Members of the Armed Forces Who Served in Vietnam…’ (by Connecticut Public Ad 10-40, signed on 18 May 2010)… Zandri’s Stillwood Inn, 1074 S. Colony Road, Wallingford, Connecticut… Choice of entrée: Chicken Francaise or Stuffed Filet of Sole $55; Prime Rib with Au Jus $65… Dinner details: ‘Please go to our website and see more details on the location, menu, and volunteers that are bringing this special event to you. Click and purchase your ticket online before they sell out! http://www.ctwhvvd.com/ctwhvvd.com/Fundraiser_Dinner.html ... Sunday, March 15, 2014; Cocktail hour 6pm-7pm; Dinner served promptly at 7:30pm; Finale at 10pm; cash bar… The night’s events will include: Auction, Raffle, Speakers, Entertainment… All proceeds collected fund the annual outdoor celebration which is a healing event for many Veterans. ‘Like’ us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Connecticut-Welcome-Home-Vietnam-Veterans-Day-Celebration/242221882500661 ...”  webmaster’s note – The above text was transcribed from the electronic flyer recently posted by the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day CT organization, and we have also gone ahead  and uploaded the flyer to our server, so that it is easily viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/15March2014WHVVDWallingfordFundraiser.jpg  Additional notes – Don’t forget to check the SAAC Calendar for The Big One happening on April 27th in Wallingford also, at PNA park—we are referring of course to the “4th Annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day CT Celebration,” which includes a fantastic car show! Be sure to visit the official overall web site at: www.ctwhvvd.com  (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2014)

MARCH 19, 2014, Wednesday, WestbrookParent/Teen Automotive Know-How Seminar – “Don’t Be Clueless About Your Car!” Quoting from a Facebook posting that we saw recently from the Cardone & Daughter Automotive folks: “…Coming up on March 19, from 6:30-8pm: In partnership with The Clinton Youth & Family Service Bureau, we will be hosting a workshop for teen drivers AND their parents! The event will be held here, at 177 Boston Post Rd., and we will be covering important automotive basics EVERY driver should know- including: DIY visual inspections, warning lights and what they mean, and Safety & Maintenance checkpoints to keep teen drivers safe…” David Cardone and his certified mechanics will be giving you tips and answering your questions in the shop. Cost is only $5 OR 3 non-perishable, non-expired food items for Clinton Social Services. Please call Clinton Youth & Family Services at 860-669-1103 to register (no walk-ins), space is limited. webmaster’s note – See more details about the event on the official flyer, which we’ve uploaded to our server—clickable at the following link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/19March2014ParentTeenSeminarAtCardoneAutoWestbrook.jpg . Additional info – Cardone & Daughter Automotive is located at 177 Boston Post Road (quoting from their “YP.com” online listing: “…We are conveniently located on the Boston Post Road in Westbrook…Right near the Clinton town line, Lenny & Joe's Clinton location, across the street from Sophia's Restaurant, a few doors down from Dairy Queen…”), Westbrook, CT 06498, telephone 860-664-0727, and fax 860-664-1966. Visit their official web site at: http://www.cardoneanddaughter.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/4/2014)

MARCH 26, 2014, Wednesday, Branford Take A Vet Fishing Benefit Sales Day at Jersey Mike’s of Branford, at Jersey Mike’s, 845 West Main Street, Branford, CT 06405 (http://www.jerseymikes.com/locations/detail.php?storeno=19001)... Quoting from a 3/20/2014 posting we found on Facebook, ref: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C61mpqgaUE&feature=youtu.be : "...On Wednesday, March 26, from 10am to 9pm, Jersey Mike's will donate 100% of your purchases to Take A Vet Fishing! So come for lunch, come for dinner, everybody's gotta eat!..." Read more about the fantastic “Take A Vet Fishing” organization & mission at the TAVF official web site page: http://www.firstcongregationalbranford.org/vets.html - and also the TAVF official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TakeAVetFishingAdditional info – It appears that the official “For More Information” contact person on the “Take A Vet Fishing” program that is based at the Branford First Congregational Church, is: Jeff Buggee, 203-488–5240, cell 203-415–6322, and e–mail: j.buggee@sbcglobal.netwebmaster's note - Yeah, I know, it’s not a car event, but nonetheless a worthwhile, locally-focused event run by great people, that benefits great people. (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2014)

MARCH 30, 2014, Sunday, Stafford SpringsConnecticut Spring Motorcycle Swap Meet, at Stafford Motor Speedway, 55 West Street, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. Info: http://staffordmotorspeedway.com/ ... *3/21/2014 UPDATE – We just found the online flyer: http://staffordmotorspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2014-SPRING-MOTORCYCLE-FLYER.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2014; link to online flyer added as of 3/21/2014)

APRIL 5, 2014, Saturday, WindsorAutomobilia Auctions LLC, presents: Automobilia and Literature Auction, at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, Inc., 25 Meadow Road, Windsor, CT 06095. Preview Friday, April 4th 2-5pm, Saturday, April 5th 8-11am; auction starts at 11am. Info: http://www.automobiliaauctions.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/3/2013)

APRIL 5, 2014, Saturday, BristolDubs on Defrost 7, at Lake Compounce, Bristol, CT. A laid-back, younger-crowd get together of mostly modern VWs and other tuner-type cars, (webmaster's note - Well, that's my best guess, anyway, never having been to one before...), 12-4pm, $5/person. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393898360875254/ - and basic FB info page: https://www.facebook.com/DubsOnDefrost - and also see this VW Vortex thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?6907460-Dubs-on-Defrost-7 (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/9/2014)

APRIL 6, 2014, Sunday, Maynard (MASSACHUETTS) – Minuteman Model A Club of Massachusetts’ 19th Annual Winter Blahs Indoor Auto Parts Swap ‘n Sell, at the Maynard Elks Club, 34 Powdermill Road (Route 62 near Route 27), Maynard, MA. Info: http://www.oilleak.org/index.html . webmaster’s note – This event was found listed on “The Junkyard Artist’s” 2013-2014 Show Schedule page, http://www.junkyardartist.com/Show%20Schedule.htm – so please take that for what it’s worth—although I definitely have no reason not to trust its accuracy! (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/3/2013)

APRIL 6, 2014, Sunday, Stafford Springs28th Annual Ty-Rods All Automotive Swap Meet, at Stafford Motor Speedway, 55 West Street, Stafford Springs. Info: http://staffordmotorspeedway.com/event/28th-annual-ty-rods-automotive-swap-meet/ - and online flyer at: http://staffordmotorspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2014-APRIL-6-AUTO-MEET-FLYER-622x1024.jpg   (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/3/2013)

APRIL 6, 2014, Sunday, New BritainCentral Connecticut State University Car Club Spring Car Show 2014, at Kaiser Lot, 12-4pm, all makes, all models, $10 to show, free to spectate. For more info, please see the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/455560234545799/ - the Facebook club page: https://www.facebook.com/CentralCarClub - and two flyers that we uploaded to our server: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/6April2014CentralCTStateUCarClubSpringShowFlyer.jpg - and: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/6April2014CentralCTStateUCarClubSpringShowFlyer2.jpg . Additional info – We looked at a CCSU map, and though we could not find “Kaiser Lot” specifically, we are going to guess that it’s probably adjacent to “Kaiser Hall (HK),” which is visible on this interactive CCSU campus map: http://web.ccsu.edu/campusmap/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/14/2014)

APRIL 6, 2014, Sunday, Dedham (MASSACHUSETTS)Greater Boston Antique & Collectible Toy Show & Sale, at the Holiday Inn Boston-Dedham Hotel & Conference Center, 55 Ariadne Road, Dedham, MA, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Info: http://www.bostontoyshow.com/   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014)

APRIL 12, 2014, Saturday, Wethersfield2nd Annual Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce Car Show, at The Department of Labor parking lot, 200 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, CT, 10am-2pm. Rain date = Sunday, April 13th, 2014. Info: http://ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/events.shtml (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2014)

APRIL 12, 2014, Saturday, Plainfield – “…Haul of Fame Swap Meet, Exit 87 off I-395, 1 ½ miles south of McDonalds, on Route 12, at Handcraft Building. Info: Larry Dudek 860-376-2306…” webmasterr’s note – Thanks to Ed Bezanson, “The Yankee,” for compiling and publishing his “Yankee Show List 2014,” from which the above event info was obtained! Additional info – We found this event also listed on the “2014 Yankee Yesteryear Car Club’s events page - http://www.yycc.org/events4.htm - where this additional contact e-mail for Larry Dudek was listed: Dudeklawrence@sbcglobal.net . Unfortunately I could not find any hours published for the event, so perhaps a good idea to call/e-mail ahead… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2014)

APRIL 13, 2014, Sunday, location currently "To Be Determined" status (but likely Greater New Haven area) New HavenWPLR Spring Classic Car Show... Quoting from WPLR personality and noted old car enthusiast AJ Man's (https://www.facebook.com/aj.man.18) Facebook post dated 1/19/2014: "...By the way, the 'PLR Spring Car Show will be Sunday, April 13th. Location TBD..." Sounds good, AJ, and we had a lot of fun checking out last year's version, that was held in early April at the West Haven Wal Mart--a very healthy turnout, even on a chilly day--here's an overall photo: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/WPLRSpringShow14Apr2013OvrlA1k.JPG .. And I believe the 2013 version also benefited Connecticut Food Bank--a great cause indeed... Anyway, we'll keep our ear to the ground and attempt to update this listing with more details as soon as they become available... Additional info - Be sure to visit WPLR's online home at: http://www.wplr.com/ ... *3/21/2014 UPDATE – Quoting from WPLR personality AJ’s Facebook post of 3/20, in response to someone’s question about the event: “…Sunday, April 13th, Sports Haven in New Haven... The info will be up on the wplr.com webpage soon…” Sounds cool! And, as always, we will update this listing as soon as we hear more… *3/24/2014 UPDATE - Posted 3/22/2014 on the WPLR web site, at: http://www.wplr.com/home/2014/03/22/991-plr-classic-car-show : "...PLR Classic Car Show!... Join PLR and AJ Sunday April 13th at Winners Sports Haven in New Haven 10am-2pm... There will be music, raffle prizes and complimentary coffee and donuts for all participants. Plus trophies and plaques will be awarded in different categories... Registration fee $10... Proceeds benefit The Connecticut Food Bank... Register today by calling 203-783-8200 weekdays between 9a-5p or send an email to drew.carrano@connoisseurct.com ... If you don't have a show car and you just want to check out the cars, admission is FREE!... Plus Connecticut Collision Repair Specialist reps will be there recruiting for techs, painters, administration, estimators and shop managers! Bring your resume!... There is no rain date for the car show so if it rains it won't be re-scheduled. This show is open to all show vehicles. Please, NO Burn Outs or Rolling Boom Boxes...." webmaster’s note – And just to reiterate, as noted in the WPLR press release, proceeds from this event benefit an undoubtedly great cause. Very nicely done, WPLR folks!!! Additional info - I looked up the street address for "Winners Sports Haven" (for you mapquesters, GPS-ers, etc), and it's listed as 600 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511. The "Birds Eye" view option on Bing.com maps also gives a nice view of what looks to be a VERY expansive parking area (the round building is Winners Sports Haven itself, which is very visible from I-95 on your way thru New Haven): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/SportsHavenFromBingBirdsEyeWARROW1k.jpg - so, this location certainly looks to have the potential to handle a very substantial turnout. Very cool! Looking forward to it! (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/19/2014; additional info added as of 3/21/2014; even more additional important info added as of 3/24/2014; more additional info & birds eye view link added as of 3/28/2014)

APRIL 13, 2014, Sunday, East HartfordUConn Car Club 11th Anniversary Spring Car Show, 9am-2pm, at Rentschler Field, $10 per car to show, $3 per car to spectate (separate spectator parking area)... Rain date = Saturday, April 19th. Info: http://www.uconncarclub.com/uc3-10th-anniversary-spring-car-show-rentschler-field/ - and Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374444152828253/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/14/2014)

APRIL 26, 2014, Saturday, Westbrook Cardone & Daughter Automotive of Westbrook Springtime “Open Shop”… Quoting the recent post by the Cardone & Daughter Automotive staff on Facebook (date of posting was 12/28/2013): “…Looking forward to our next Cardone & Daughter Auto Road Show season - Mark your calendars now - First "Open Shop" of the season will be April 26th, 2014!!... Visit the shop from 10 to 2 - Coffee & Donuts in the am, BBQ at noontime...all our car club friends will be out and about with their awesome cars, be here!...” webmaster’s note – Sounds awesome to us! We hope to be there! Check out our report on a wonderful fall version from a couple of years back that we were very pleased to attend: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CARDONE2011/Report.html ...  Additional info – Please be sure to visit the C&D Automotive official web site: http://www.cardoneanddaughter.com/ … And also definitely check out their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cardoneanddaughter ...  Even More Additional info – Cardone & Daughter Automotive is located at 177 Boston Post Road (quoting from their “YP.com” online listing: “…We are conveniently located on the Boston Post Road in Westbrook…Right near the Clinton town line, Lenny & Joe's Clinton location, across the street from Sophia's Restaurant, a few doors down from Dairy Queen…”), Westbrook, CT 06498, telephone 860-664-0727, and fax 860-664-1966… Final thoughts - What a great way to open the 2014 season! Thanks to the great Cardone & Daughter Automotive staff for their always-gracious hospitality! We hope to be there, and hope to see you there too! *1/6/2014 & 1/14/2014 UPDATES – We have just uploaded The Revised Copy of the official invite (don't forget bring your Non-Perishable Food Donation to help out those less fortunate!) that Cardone & Daughter Automotive posted to Facebook, and so it is now viewable online as a clickable link at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26April2014CardoneAndDaughterAutoOfWestbrookOpenShopFlyerNEW.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/29/2013; URL of online copy of the Official Invitation added to this listing as of 1/6/2014; URL for REVISED online copy of the event flyer was added to this listing as of 1/14/2014)

APRIL 26, 2014, Saturday, Westport Dragone Classic Motorcars & CT Seaport Car Club Car Show, at Dragone Classic Motorcars, 176 Post Road West, Westport, CT. Rain date = Saturday, May 10, 2014. Please see the official flyer that our friend Mark from the CT Seaport Car Club sent us, that we took the liberty of uploading to our server, so that it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26April2014DragoneCarShowWestportFlyerBW.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2014)

APRIL 27, 2014, Sunday, WallingfordThe 4th Annual ‘Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day,’ at the PNA Park, 171 N. Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492, 10am to 3pm, with special Welcome Home Ceremonies scheduled for 12 noon to 2pm. Rain date = Sunday, May 4th, 2014. Event includes a Car & Motorcycle Show (car show runs 10am to 3pm; show cars $10 entry fee), live music, retail & food vendors, family entertainment—fun for all, with free admission & free parking. More info: info@ctwhvvd.org and more info at the official web site: www.ctwhvvd.com and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Connecticut-Welcome-Home-Vietnam-Veterans-Day-Celebration/242221882500661 . webmaster’s note - Thanks to our local old car friend Bill Raccio, who is a very hard working member of the Committee, we now have an early copy of the 2014 “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day CT” flyer to share with you (received from Bill attached to his email dated 1/16/2014)! Thanks Bill! The date is Sunday, April 27th, 2014 (with a rain date of Sunday, May 4th). Please take note of the great-sounding new location for this year: PNA Park in Wallingford. In reviewing the flyer, it appears that it may not be totally finalized, since the space below “Featuring:” at the lower right appears not to have its information set in place just yet (so we will do our best to get an updated copy posted whenever it may become available). But for now, be sure to Mark Your Calendar And Plan To Attend this most wonderful event, that features not only a great car and motorcycle show, plus great food, music, and other attractions, but most importantly it is a day to Thank Our Country’s Vietnam Veterans. And as a final note, how great that the date does not conflict with the Cardone & Daughter Automotive Spring Open Shop event, which will be happening the previous day in Westbrook! Sounds like it’s going to be One Great Weekend!!! Additional info - The flyer that Bill enclosed with this January 16th, 2014 correspondence has been uploaded to our server, and is now a clickable link at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/27April2014WHVVDFlyerOverall.jpg . I am VERY psyched! We had a GREAT time at last year’s and are looking forward to the 2014 version! Quoting from the official flyer: God Bless our Veterans and God Bless the USA! *3/28/2014 UPDATES - Just got ahold of some of the official printed flyers for the upcoming Sunday, April 27th, 2014 "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day - Connecticut" event, to be held at PNA Park in Wallingford, CT, thanks to my old buddy Bill R. who is a committee member for the event! Thanks Bill! Comparison with the previously released electronic version reveals that the "Featuring" section is now filled-out (with "Suit Ty Thurrsty" as musical entertainment)--cool! We attended this event last year when it was held at the Guilford Fairgrounds, and it was a MAJOR great time, including, of course, one heckuva car show--but it was SO MUCH MORE than that, with its focus on thanking our country's Vietnam War Vets... Anyway, here's the entertainment info corner of the flyer, plus an overall view of the printed flyer. If you wish to obtain a copy of the printed flyer, to display at your place of business, or whatever, please let me know--I can get you one, and if I run out, I can probably get more from Bill. THANKS! Here is a view of the printed flyer OVERALL: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/27April2014WHVVDCTFlyerFromBillROvrl-R.jpg - and here is a detail view of the "Featuring" section of the official printed flyer: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/27April2014WHVVDCTFlyerFromBillRCloseNewEntInfo-R.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2014; links to images of the official printed flyer were added here as of 3/28/2014)

APRIL 27, 2014, Sunday, Berlin – “…The Summer Knights 23rd Annual Benefit Show & Shine with Swap Meet will be held on Sunday April 27th, 2014 at the Berlin Fairgrounds 410 Beckley Rd., Berlin, CT… Gates open @ 7:00 am… Awards @ 3:00 pm… Participants $10, Spectators $5, Swap meet vendors $30 (ea. 10x20 spot)…Dash Plaques, Top 30 Awards, and special awards too. More info: L J @ 860-670-8532 Swap meet info: Gene @ 860-331-1258…” webmaster’s note – The above info was published on the Summer Knights web site, at this news flash page: http://www.summerknights.net/news/3-newsflash/50-news-flash.html ... Additional note – We’ve attended this event in the past and the Knights do a positively superb job with it—it’s a great time all around! (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2014)

APRIL 27, 2014, Sunday, Derby – “…Cars & Cans at Heavn’ly Donuts for the Spooner House…” Quoting from the official FB event page: "...Sunday April 27, Noon to 5PM... It's our Annual Food Drive to benefit the Spooner House and Dust-Off Car Cruise. The Spooner House is located in Shelton, it's operated by Area Congregations Together, Inc. with the mission of providing food, shelter and support to people in need. Let's all pitch in and help those who aren't as fortunate as us, bring in canned goods and other non-perishables to help give the Spooner's House Pantry a fill-up..." webmaster’s note – Heavn’ly Donuts is of course that classic donut place right on Route 34 in Derby, which hosts the super-popular Sunday night cruise nights all thru the summer. Their official street address (for you mapquesters and GPSers) is: 658 New Haven Ave, Derby, CT 06418, and telephone: 203-734-4185… Great place, great people, great cause! Here’s that Heavn’ly Donuts Facebook event page to check out for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/444944298941532/?source=1 ... Additional info - The official Heavn’ly Donuts Facebook fan page is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heavnly-Donuts/96112739325 ... *Late-Breaking Update - Heavn’ly Donuts just released their Official Flyer for the event, which we’ve uploaded to our server, so it’s viewable online now at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/27April2014CarsAndCansAtHeavnlyDonutsDerbyFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2014)

APRIL 27, 2014, Sunday, East NorwalkGateway Antique Auto Club Auto Show & Flea Market, Taylor Farm, Beach Road, East Norwalk, CT. Rain date = May 4th. Please see this copy of the electronic flyer for more info: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/27April2014GatewayAutoClubFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2014)

 APRIL 27, 2014, Sunday, East HamptonThe Belltown Antique Car Club’s 40th Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show, at Firemen’s Field, Route 16, East Hampton, CT. “Always the last Sunday in April!” Info: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/ ... *4/20/2014 UPDATES - Here is a copy of the official flyer that came from the Belltown web site, where it was presented as a .pdf file & we uploaded it as a clickable image link to our server: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/27April2014BelltownEngineShowEastHamptonFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/3/2013; clickable flyer image link added as of 4/20/2014)

APRIL 27, 2014, Sunday, Mansfield – “The CVA’s 24th Annual Spring Dust-Off,” at Mansfield Hollow State Park, 195 Bassett Bridge Road, Mansfield, CT, 9am-3pm, rain or shine. webmaster's note – Please refer to the uploaded copy of the CVA “2014 Coming Events” flyer that CVA President Bill Arute sent to us in December 2013 for details of this, and many other great events through the season that CVA has planned and organized; view the copy of the flyer that we uploaded to our server online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CTVWAssociation2014EventsFlyer.pdf - and thanks again Bill and all of the hard-working CVA’ers!  (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2013)

APRIL 27, 2014, Sunday, Fitchburg (MASSACHUETTS)The Early Ford V8 Club of New England’s 45th Annual Spring Tune-Up Flea Market & Car Show, at Fitchburg Municipal Airport, Crawford Street, Fitchburg, MA. Info: http://clubs.hemmings.com/earlyfordv8newengland/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/3/2013)

MAY 2-4, 2014, Friday-Sunday, Rhinebeck (NEW YORK) – "Rhinebeck Car Show 2014," presented by the Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9 (6550 Spring Brook Ave.), Rhinebeck, NY. Info: http://www.rhinebeckcarshow.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014)

APRIL 26 MAY 3 (Rain Date has been invoked per Mike Brown's notice as of 4/26/2014), 2014, Saturday, Portland4th Annual Kenny Fletcher Memorial Cruise Night at Valli’s, in memory of Veteran Kenny Fletcher, to be held at Valli Construction, 22 Sand Hill Road, Portland, CT… Quoting from Mike Brown’s (valliconstruction@att.net) e-mail dated 2/10/2014: “…Hi Steve. Mike Brown from Valli Construction. Just a heads up: Kenny Fletcher Memorial Cruise Night at Valli's will be held Saturday April 26th, 3:00 to 8:00, with a rain date of Saturday May 3rd. Will send flyers next week. Thanks for all your help. Hope to meet you this year. Talk to you soon…” webmaster’s notes – I was able to make it out to this event for the first time this past year (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! Great job Valli’s and all your helpers, and we’ll add the flyer to this listing whenever we get a copy from Mike. Thanks again Mike for keeping us on the mailing list… *3/12/2014 UPDATES - Quoting from a very nice e-mail from  dated 2/20/2014 our friend Mike Brown (valliconstruction@att.net) at Valli's: "...Hey Steve... Flyers in mail for you. Included original article in paper from first car show telling you a little about Kenny. He actually passed away one week before the car show he was supposed to attend. That sucked. Thanks for your help. Hope for some good weather. Thanks again, Mike..." And sure enough, when I went to check the SAAC's official post office box, sure enough, there was the large envelope from Mike Brown, postmarked 2/21/2014, and inside were several flyers for the event, and a print-out of the 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 uploaded the photo to our own server at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/KennyFletcherPhotoFrom2011MiddletownPressArticle.jpg . I also went ahead and scanned one of the flyers that Mike Brown supplied in the envelope, and uploaded it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26April2014KFletcherCruiseAtVallisPortlandFlyer.jpg . Finally, in the world of Facebook, I found an official event page for the 2014 Kenny Fletcher Memorial Cruise, which is: https://www.facebook.com/events/213935952135658/ . 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 2014. Let's hope for great weather and another fantastic turnout in honor of Kenny Fletcher! *5/1/2014 UPDATE - Here is an important heads up to folks planning to head out to Valli's in Portland on Saturday for the *Rain Date* (5/3/2014) of the Kenny Fletcher Cruise event--I just got a PM from Lori Brown of Valli's who says the following: "...Hello Steve, just wanted to let you know we are a go for this Saturday, and we will be starting at 1pm instead of 3pm so if you could get the word out there for us that would be great. Thanks and hope you can make it on Saturday. Lori..." Thanks very much Lori, and we are happy to pass that along!!! (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/11/2014; important updates and flyer hyperlink added as of 3/12/2014; Rain postponement notice added as of 4/26/2014; revised starting time for the event added to this listing as of 5/1/2014)

MAY 3, 2014, Saturday, KentConnecticut Antique Machinery Association ‘2014 Spring Power-Up’, rain or shine, 10am to 4pm, Route 7, 1 mile north of Kent, CT (31 Kent-Cornwall Rd.). Operating gas & steam exhibits, working farm equipment, blacksmith shop, sawmill, railroad, mining exhibits. For information contact Jim Daly 860-354-1859 or visit the CAMA web site at: www.ctamachinery.com . webmaster’s note – We found this info in the form of a printed flyer on the back cover of the Winter 2013 issue of the CAMA newsletter (CAMA, P.O. Box 1467, New Milford, CT 06776), and we also took the liberty of scanning and uploading the flyer, so that you can now view it online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/3May2014CAMASpringPwrUpFlyerFmWntr13Nwslttr.JPG (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/17/2013)

MAY 3, 2014, Saturday, LakevilleSpikes Ride for Sandy Hook, 7:30am to 6:00pm, at Lime Rock Park, 497 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville, CT 06039. Cars and bikes $15; trucks $20; spectators $5. Contact: George at Spikesrideforsandyhook@yahoo.com or 774-218-0080 or Brian at 203-909-4380. “…Cars, trucks, bikes, and big rigs, you name it, will be there, coming from all over the northeast. We will have activities for the kids, food, concessions, live music, and so much more. We are a 100% non-profit group and all proceeds donated and collected will be given directly to Sandy Hook Elementary. 2000+ vehicles will be in attendance…” More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/103780373126870/ - and also please see the official flyer for the event, that we uploaded to our server at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/3May2014SpikesRideForSandyHookAtLRPFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/14/2014)

MAY 3-4, 2014, Saturday-Sunday, ColchesterQuinebaug Valley Engineers Association 15th Annual Spring Swap Meet and Gas-Up, 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 1/18/2014)

MAY 4, 2014, Sunday, Bristol45th Annual C.S.R.A. Spring Swap Meet, at the Lake Compounce Theme Park’s Parking Lot, Bristol, CT. 6:00am to 3:00pm, rain or shine. Info: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/3/2013)

MAY 4, 2014, Sunday, South Deerfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “ATCA Western Mass Chapter’s 10th Annual Show Show,” 8am-3pm, at Yankee Candle Corporate Headquarters, Yankee Candle Way (off Routes 5 & 10), South Deerfield, MA. Info: Craig Gaudry 413-834-1677 or http://www.antiquetruckclubofamerica.org/calendar.html   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014)

MAY 10, 2014, Saturday, ClintonThe Morgan School 19th Annual Car Show and Food Drive… Non-perishable food items will be collected for our shoreline soup kitchen, Organized by the Automotive Technology students of The Morgan School, May 10th, from 10am to 2pm, at the Morgan School, Rte. 81 and I-95 exit 63… First 75 show cars will receive dash plaques; trophies will be awarded… $10 show vehicle registration; spectators are free… All show cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome… Saldamarco’s Deli has joined us and will be selling food and drinks… Rain date (downpour only) is May 17th… Contact: jcole@clintonpublic.org …” webmaster’s note – I saw the above listing recently in the Special Interest web site, and wrote to Mr. Cole at the Morgan School to request a flyer, and/or any additional information about the event that might be available, and received a very gracious & prompt response—quoting from Mr. Cole’s e-mail note of 3/19/2014: “…Thank you Steve, you are the best… As soon as I have the finalized flyer I will send it to you, the students are still working on it... Your promotion and support is greatly appreciated!... Jay…” Very cool, and thanks again Mr. Cole & Morgan Automotive Technology Students! Additional information – We have attended several of these events in past years, and have always had a great time, and applaud the great work of the students, under Mr. Cole’s direction, and the wonderful food drive that is always incorporated with the event. Here is our report on a past Morgan School Car Show: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/MORGAN09/Review.html . Anyway, as noted, please stay tuned for updates to this listing, once we hear back from Mr. Cole & his students! *4/2/2014 UPDATE – Thanks Mr. Cole for forwarding the electronic copy of the Official Event Flyer to us, which we’ve uploaded to our server, and which is now viewable at the following link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/10May2014ClintonMorganCarShowFoodDriveFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2014; link to official flyer added as of 4/2/2014)

MAY 10, 2014, Saturday, Shelton4th Annual Beardsley’s Cider Mill Model T & A Era Show & Swap Meet, for cars & parts from 1931 & older, free, 9am-3pm, 278 Leavenworth Road (Route 110), Shelton, CT 06484. Info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=40729   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014)

MAY 13-18, 2014, Tuesday-Sunday, Brimfield (MASSACHUSETTS)Brimfield Antique & Collectible Shows, largest outdoor antique show in New England, Route 20, Brimfield, MA. webmaster’s note – This is not an automobile event, but I know a lot of people into antiques enjoy checking it out—we’ve added the Brimfield dates to our Calendar as a service. Info: http://www.brimfield.com/   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014)

MAY 17, 2014, Saturday, Branford1st Annual Cruise-In to Celebrate National Nurse Home Week, at Branford Hills Health Care Center, 189 Alps Road, Branford, CT. Quoting from the Special Interest web site event listing that we saw recently for this event: “…Prizes, food, DJ… Please come and show off your car, 11am – 4pm, 189 Alps Rd…” webmaster’s note – I’ve also written today to the Branford Hills Health Care Center to request a flyer for the event, if one is available, and will update this event listing ASAP with that flyer, and/or any additional information about the event that might be able to be learned. So, please do stay tuned... *4/6/2014 UPDATE - Thanks very much to Ellen Leslie, BSW, Director of Social Services at Branford Hills Health Care Center for getting back to me so graciously in response to my request for flyer and/or additional information about the event. She sent me a very nice snail mailed package that I just received, postmarked 4/3/2014, that contained a very nice cover letter and a few copies of the official event flyer. I scanned & uploaded Ellen's' cover letter, which you can read at this link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17May2014BranfordHillsHealthCareCruiseInCvrLttr.jpg - and a scan of one of the flyer copies that she enclosed with the correspondence that I also uploaded is also viewable at this link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17May2014BranfordHillsHealthCareCruiseInFlyer.jpg . Sounds very cool! Hope to make it there for the event! 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/ . Thanks again Ellen for the gracious and helpful response, and we hope to be there for the "1st Annual Cruise-In!" (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2014; uploaded flyer link & additional info added as of 4/6/2014))

MAY 17, 2014, Saturday, CromwellAntique Car Show at Covenant Village of Cromwell, 52 Missionary Road, Cromwell, CT, 10:00-2:00. Food will be sold (fried chicken, burgers, dogs, corn, soda). Restroom on premises. This show is put on by CCR (Central CT Region AACA) member Pete Alison. Contact Pete at petesv8shop@sbcglobal.net or 860-632-7311. webmaster’s note – We saw a full-page flyer/notice for this event on page 10 of the January 2014 edition of the Central CT Region AACA’s official newsletter, “The Distributor,” and took the liberty of scanning the page, and uploading it to our server. The scanned flyer is now visible online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17May2014CovenantVillageCromwellCarShowFlyer.JPG . Additional info - Here is the OldRide.com info link for this event: http://www.oldride.com/events/2442178.html (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2014)

MAY 17, 2014, Saturday, Rocky Hill8th Annual Rocky Hill Car Show, at Elm Ridge Park, Route 160, Rocky Hill, CT, 10am-3pm. Rain date = Sunday, May 18th, 2014. Info: http://ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/events.shtml (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2014)

MAY 17, 2014, Saturday, HarwintonHarwinton Lions’ “Cars for Sight,” 3:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Harwinton Recreation Complex, Harwinton Town Hall, Bentley Drive. Rain date = May 31, 2014. Trophies, food, music. Proceeds benefit Harwinton Lions Club. Show cars $10, motorcycles $10. “…Show cars, muscle cars, motorcycles, if it’s got wheels, we want to see it! No cut off year, all cars welcome!...” 50/50 raffle. No dogs allowed at the Harwinton Recreation Complex. Additional info – Please see the official flyer for the event, that we uploaded to our server: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17May2014CarsForSightHarwintonFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/14/2014)

MAY 17, 2014, Saturday, SheltonVintage Toy Vehicles from the Gordon Davis Collection - Auction At Lloyd Ralston Gallery, 10am, at 549 Howe Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484, 203-924-5808, www.lloydralstontoys.com , lrgallery@sbcglobal.net … Preview: May 12-16, 10am to 4pm, and May 17 8am-10am. “…We are proud to offer at auction the 40-year Volkswagen collection of Gordon Davis. This fabulous collection contains vehicles in tin, die cast, and plastic. Also included in the collection are vehicles by Tootsietoy, Corgi, Dinky, Matchbox, and other European makers, along with white metal & resin vehicles, promos, and a Paya collection. The catalog will be available on our website and at www.liveauctioneers.com at the end of April. Accepting consignments for all future auctions…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to Gordi’s friend Susan for forwarding this information, and we’ve also uploaded the flyer to our server, where you can view it at this clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17May2014GDavisToyAuctionSheltonFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2014)

MAY 18, 2014, Sunday, Marlborough – “The CVA’s 3rd Annual Marlborough Moose Lodge Swap and Meet-Up,” at Marlborough Moose Lodge, 303 South Main Street, Marlborough, CT 06447, pam-2pm, $5 for show cars, $10 for any size swap space, and general admission is free. “First swap meet in Connecticut for 2014!”. webmaster's note – Please refer to the uploaded copy of the CVA “2014 Coming Events” flyer that CVA President Bill Arute sent to us in December 2013 for details of this, and many other great events through the season that CVA has planned and organized; view the copy of the flyer that we uploaded to our server online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CTVWAssociation2014EventsFlyer.pdf - and thanks again Bill and all of the hard-working CVA’ers!....*4/28/2014 UPDATE – Thanks to our friend Bill Arute, “head honcho” at Connecticut Volkswagen Association, for getting us a copy of the very cool Official Flyer for this event, which we’ve scanned and uploaded—it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18May2014CVAMarlboroughSwapAndMeetUpFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts -  I’ve been to this event in the past, and it’s a fantastic, fun, and totally laid-back get together out in the country—definitely hoping to make it back there again this year! Thanks again to Bill and all of the hard-working CVA volunteers for this, and many other fun events through the season that they put together for fellow enthusiasts!  (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2013; clickable hyperlink to a scan of the official event flyer added as of 4/28/2014)

MAY 18, 2014, Sunday, StratfordCT Seaport Car Club Annual Boothe Memorial Park Antique & Classic Car Show, 9am to 3pm, at Boothe Memorial Park, 5800 Main St, Stratford, CT 06614. Beautiful park setting car show, no cut off year. Presented by the Port 5 Naval Veterans. webmaster’s note – We were browsing the CT Seaport Car Club’s events page and ran across this listing, so we figured better get it onto our calendar ASAP, at least as a placeholder for now—and also to reference their coming events page address for where to stay tuned for more info: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm . Additional info - Here is the “Visitor’s Info” page at the Boothe Park web site, where you can access a useful directions link: http://www.townofstratford.com/content/39842/55334/55435.aspx - and speaking from experience, it’s a very easy place to find—if you are at the Merritt Parkway Exit 53, you’re virtually there! (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2014)

MAY 18, 2014, Sunday, East HartfordCarl Maratta Auto Swap Meet, at Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT, 6am-3pm, rain or shine. $10 general spectator admission, kids under 12 free. More info: Carl Maratta 860-680-6878 or Robert Beaulieu 781-378-1742 or web site: http://c-maratta-swap.com/ - or see the facebook event notice at: https://www.facebook.com/events/647319608665223/  (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2014)

MAY 18, 2014, Sunday, Kensington1st Annual IPIC Car Show, at Italian Independent Political Club, 16 Harding Street, Berlin, CT 06037. Quoting from the event listing we ran across on the Special Interest web site: "...Antiques, Street Rods, Customs, Classics, $10.00 Show Car Fee, Food, Music, Raffle and Trophies Awarded, 15 Trophies, 10am - 3pm..."   webmaster's note - We also found a flyer for this event posted online by our friends the Over The Hill Gang CT car club, and we've uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, so that it is now available at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18May2014IPICCarShowFlyer.jpg . Additional notes - Neither the Special Interest  web site event listing, nor the flyer gave any information for contacts, or even who "IPIC" was, but some googling and street address comparisons indicated that the sponsoring organization is the Italian Independent Political Club, which the Berlin Patch listing indicates is located in Berlin (rather than Kensington), although that appears to be a minor detail. Phone number contact for IPIC is also listed on the Patch page: http://berlin.patch.com/listings/italian-independent-political-club (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/13/2014)

MAY 18, 2014, Sunday, New MilfordConnecticut Cruise News Presents the 8th Annual Cruzin New Milford Spring Kick Off Car & Motorcycle Show, “…Western Connecticut's Largest Spring Kick Off Car & Motorcycle Cruise…”, in memory of SEAL Jason Lewis, at Faith Church Grounds, 600 Danbury Road, Route 7 (on the New Milford/Brookfield town line), 1pm-8pm. Quoting from the event’s official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/636600439722316/): “…Don Clady & Connecticut Cruise News presents western Connecticut's largest Spring kick off car & motorcycle cruise… 8th Annual Cruzin New Milford Car & Motorcycle Cruise Night Show & Shine. ‘Now Western Connecticuts Largest Car & Motorcycle Event!’… Special Tribute to Our Troops & Veterans… A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Remembering Our Veterans/Wreaths for Heroes In Memory of Navy Seal Jason Lewis KIA Iraq 2007… Sunday May 18th, 2014, 1pm to 8pm; cars can begin to arrive 1pm; show opens to general public at 1pm… Voted Connecticut Cruise News Readers Choice Best of the Best * Favorite Event of the Year!... General Admission FREE * Show Cars & Show Motorcycle Registration FEE $12.00 Donation. Plenty of FREE Spectator and Motorcycle Parking Available… Over 1000 Cars,Trucks & Motorcycles on display. DJ Music, Over 150 Trophies, Goodie Bags to the First 200 Registered Vehicles or Motorcycles, Door Prizes, Tons of Give Away's, 50/50, Vendor Midway, Entertainment for the Kids and much, much more… Special Classes for Classics, Street Rods & Customs, Muscle Cars, Corvettes, Sport Import, Mustangs, Trucks & Jeeps, Motorcycles and much more. All Makes & Models Welcomed * No Cut Off Year. Featuring The Ultimate Restorations Super Muscle Car Show Down!... Host Club The Connecticut Cruise News Minuteman Riders… Other Sponsorship and vendor opportunities available email donclady@ctcruisenews.com for more information… Location: Faith Church Grounds (Over 40 Acres), 600 Danbury Road Route 7 (On the New Milford/Brookfield Town Line), New Milford, Ct… We are Very Excited this year with many Great Additions to our Vendor & Sponsor Lineup… Special Notice Rest Rooms Available Inside Faith Church….” Additional info – We uploaded the official event flyer to our server, and so it’s now available at the following link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18May2014CTCruiseNewsNewMilfordSpringKickOffFlyer.jpg - and here’s an impressive photo from a past event: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18May2014CTCruiseNewsNewMilfordSpringKickOffSamplePhotoFromPast.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2014)

MAY 18, 2014, Sunday, AnsoniaThe Seymour Lions Club 2014 Dust Off Cruisewebmaster's note - Thanks to our friends at the CT Seaport Car Club for passing along this very cool-sounding event! It is upcoming in nearby Ansonia... "...May 18th from 10:30am till 1:30pm… Trophies awarded! All classes of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome! The Seymour Lions Club would like your help to kick off our Cruise Season! Food will be available inside. Music and door prizes. Great Family event… Sunday, May 18, 10:30am - 1:30pm, at Molto Bene Italian American Kitchen, 557 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia, Connecticut 06401…" Additional info - See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/651645901596093/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular – and also see the Seymour Lions Club official FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Seymour-Lions-Club/233240963383227 (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2014)

MAY 18, 2014, Sunday, Worcester (MASSACHUSETTS)The 7th 100 Percent Kulture Hot Rod & Kustom Spring Show, at Ralph's Diner, Worcester, MA, 10am till whenever.... More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/375121335942431/ - or visit our buddy Ian's "100 Percent Kulture" web site for more info: http://www.100percentkulture.com/ - and please also view the online event flyer at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18May2014-100PercentKultureSpringShowWorcester.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of  3/1/2014)

MAY 24, 2014, Saturday, Westbrook – "...Cardone & Daughter Automotive of Westbrook Welcomes the CT MG Club, Triumph, Thunderbird, and Jaguar Clubs… 10am to 2pm, 177 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT... Join us as we welcome our friends from these clubs... Enjoy morning coffee & donuts with MG and Triumphs, at noontime we have grilled hot dogs and hamburgers with the Thunderbirds and Jaguars... If possible, bring along a non-perishable food donation for our friends at the Shoreline Soup Kitchen--Help us feed neighbors in need!... See more info, shop videos, and slideshows of past events at: http://www.cardoneanddaughter.com/ …" webmaster's note - Thanks Nancy for the copy of the flyer for this event: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/24May2014CardoneAutoMGTrmphTbirdJagClubsEvent.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2014)

MAY 25, 2014, Sunday, Hamden – “…20th Anniversary Memorial Day Car Show at Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave. , Hamden CT. Registration: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Rain date = Monday May 26th. Open to all cars and trucks to 1986. Top 75 Awards and corporate sponsor awards. Dash plaques to the first 500 cars. Give-away Items.  Special appearance by ‘Yesterdaze’ at 12:30 pm... A Veterans Ceremony will take place at 12:00 pm; Veterans from all wars are welcomed. There will be a Color Guard Salute, and National Anthem will be sung… No burn outs, no pets, no skateboards, or bicycles allowed on the show field… You must be present for your award… Sponsored by The Hamden Police Dept. and Ct. Classic Chevy, and to benefit various local charities… For more info please call George Civitelli at 203-288-5063, or write to Ct. Classic Chevy, PO Box 185031, Hamden CT 06518 & visit our website http://www.ctclassicchevy.net/ , for up-to-date inclement weather reports…” webmaster’s note – The above info comes directly from the Car Show Info page of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm . Additional info – I’ve attended this event many times over the years, both as a participant and a spectator, and I always have a great time. Here’s a report I put together about one that I attended a couple of short years ago: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/HAMDEN09/QUShow.html - and I’m certainly looking forward to coming back again for the 2014 version! *4/8/2014 UPDATES – We found what appear to be three official flyer panels for the event while doing some online browsing; they contain a lot more details about the event, and we are pleased to present them here! Flyer panel 1 = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25May2014HamdenMemorialDayCarShowFlyer1of3.jpg - flyer panel 2 = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25May2014HamdenMemorialDayCarShowFlyer2of3.jpg - and flyer panel 3 = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25May2014HamdenMemorialDayCarShowFlyer3of3.jpg ... Looks like a great time! Looking forward to getting back there this year! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2014; uploaded electronic flyer copy links added to this listing as of 4/8/2014)

 MAY 26, 2014, Monday, Branford - Town of Branford Memorial Day Parade. We are extremely happy to report that antique automobile participation has once again been solicited for the 2014 Branford Memorial Day Parade, which will be happening on Monday, May 26th. We have been in contact with Mr. Juris Patrylak of the Branford Veterans Parade Committee this year, and, as per his latest phone message received just a couple of days ago, antique automobiles are indeed being welcomed back for participation in the Branford Memorial Day Parade this year! I am filling in details of this listing myself for now (based on my having participated in many of these parades in the past with an old car—including last year, 2013), but will also be sending a copy of this listing to Juris for his review & approval ASAP, and if there are any changes needed, I’ll get them incorporated here ASAP also... The published starting time for the Branford Memorial Day Parade is 10am, and I would definitely advise your getting there even earlier with your antique car, since the police by that time are already restricting “regular” traffic flow in the area, and there are floods of spectators, etc., everywhere around the Green at that time. From what I recall in past years, at 10am there are ceremonies honoring those soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country prior to the start of the parade. Following those observances, the various groups (including veterans, scouts, fife & drum corps, other civic organizations, and then eventually the antique cars, and I think the town firetrucks usually bring up the rear) gradually flow out onto Main Street, from the Green, and then head west on Main Street to start the Parade. In 2013, I observed the antique automobiles (both the “independents” like us, and also those that were specifically connected with various civic groups) all to be staged along Town Hall Drive (that’s the little curved road directly in front of Town Hall), facing the “wrong way” (west), and eventually to file out onto Main Street to join the parade, when directed to do so. Another thing I will add for now, and revise if needed following Mr. Patrylak’s review of this event listing, is that I believe in the event of rain, that the Parade is cancelled, and Branford’s Memorial Day Observances get held indoors (either at the Armory or the High School *3/29/2014 UPDATE - We received a follow-up telephone message from Mr. John Cooke of the Branford Veterans Parade Committee who wished to clarify that the Branford Memorial Day observances in the case of rain will be held indoors at the High School; they are no longer held at the Armory--thanks Mr. Cooke for the followup info!); so, if it is raining, I would advise don’t bother coming out with your antique cars. Luckily Branford’s Memorial Day Parade has been very fortunate to have had fine weather for as long as I can remember—but it never hurts to think ahead about what to do in case it is raining that day… Additional thoughts - We love driving our old cars in the Branford Memorial Day (& Veterans Day) Parades, as a way to remember, honor, and show respect & gratitude to our country's soldiers who have given so much for our freedom--and we sincerely thank the Branford Veterans Parade Committee for once again inviting antique cars to participate. Please stay tuned to this space for any additional info/instructions/directions that we may receive from the Branford Veterans Parade Committee. We sincerely thank the Branford Veterans Parade Committee for the gracious invitation for antique autos once again to participate in this wonderful town event honoring our country’s soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Finally, please be sure to check out our full online report about antique auto participation in the 2009 version of this event, at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/BFDMEM09/OldCarsReport.html  A bit more additional info – If you want to check out another really wonderful “small town flavor” Memorial Day observance earlier that same moring, be at the Stony Creek flagpole (right by the Willoughby Wallace Library on Thimble Island Road) by 8am on the same morning (Monday, May 26th), to observe solemn patriotic observances, followed by a procession up the hill, ending up at the Stony Creek Cemetery for many more ceremonial & inspirational observances, and over in enough time for you to get over to Downtown Branford in plenty of time for the 10am starting time for the main Town of Branford observances & parade—this is what I usually do also, and I recommend it for anyone who wants to learn a lot more about the real significance of Memorial Day in our country. Thanks again to all who make it happen, and God Bless America. (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2014; minor clarification about "rain out" plans added as of 3/29/2014)

MAY 26, 2014, Monday, Old LymeThe Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Memorial Day Classic Car Show, 9am-2pm, on the grounds of the Lyme Art Academy College of Dine Arts, Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT. webmaster's note - We have only been able to find this very small listing on the club's calendar for May 2014--you can view it for yourself at: http://lymeoldlymelions.org/calendar/?month=may&yr=2014# . This is all we know at  this time... Additional info - The Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Club's official web site is located at: http://lymeoldlymelions.org/ ... *4/8/2014 UPDATES – We found some more information about the event, plus an online registration form for the event at the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions web site. Here’s the main event info page: http://lymeoldlymelions.org/memorial-day-car-show/ - and here’s the car show registration online form page: http://lymeoldlymelions.org/2014-show-car-registration/ - and we even found a Facebook page for the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions, where some images from past car show are visible, and more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lyme-Old-Lyme-Lions-Club/127674953981515 (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014; additional information pages and registration form links added to this listing as of 4/8/2014)

MAY 30, 2014, Friday, Cromwell 2nd Annual Memorial Day Car Show, on Historic Downtown Main Street, 4pm-8pm, Cromwell, CT. Rain date = June 6, 2014. $5 entry fee; all car years welcome… For more information visit the official event web site: http://www.cromwellcarshow.com/ – and also be sure to check out the official event Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/619798058074414/?ref=br_tfwebmaster’s note – We also uploaded a couple of electronic flyers for the event that we found online. First, here’s one that came from the official web site: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/30May2014CromwellCarShowFlyer.jpg - and here’s one from the event’s Facebook site: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/30May2014CromwellCarShowFlyerFB.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2014)

MAY 31, 2014, Saturday, Middletown9th Annual EJK Car Show, at Xavier High School, 181 Randolph Road, Middletown, CT, 10am to 3pm. Rain date = June 1st. $10 donation for car show entries, $1 donation spectators, 12 & under free Info: http://ejkcarshow.com/ - and also be sure to check out the official EJK Car Show Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/EJK-Car-Show/223223281098023 (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/9/2014)

MAY 31-JUNE 1, 2014, Saturday-Sunday, GreenwichGreenwich Concours d’Elegance, at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT. “…Listed in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Greenwich is unique, in that it is actually two concours, back-to-back. Saturday's Concours Americana is exclusively for American makes, while Sunday's Concours International is exclusively for imported marques. The Greenwich based 12-M Yacht Development Foundation will again have a modest display of former America's Cup 12-Meter yachts moored at the Delamar Hotel. Given good weather, they will engage in match racing during the weekend. Concours visitors will be able to view the yachts up close, and there will also be limited opportunities to sail on them. Classic motorcycles will also be on display…” Show time: 10:00am to 5:00pm each day… Admission = $30 per day or $45 for both days; children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult… Auction - Sunday June 1st; automobilia: 9:30am; motorcars: 12:30pm… Weather: The show goes on rain or shine as scheduled….” More info: http://www.greenwichconcours.com/Main.htm , phone/fax: 203-618-0460, e-mail: info@greenwichconcours.com (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2013)

JUNE 1, 2014, Sunday, Old SaybrookTeam Avery 2nd Annual Hope, Love, Cure, Ride & Car/Bike Show… Quoting from our long-time old car friend Kathy Hand’s e-mail (kathyh@vna-commh.org) dated 5/1/2014: “…Hi Steve, Hope all is well… We were wondering if you would be able to post the following show on your website and in your newsletter. The information is as follows: ‘…Sunday, June 1, 2014, 2nd annual Hope, Love, Cure, Ride, at Clark Memorial Firemen’s Field, 210 Elm Street, Old Saybrook… 40 mile scenic ride, live entertainment with the Cartell’s, full BBQ, car and bike show, vendors… No bike? No problem, this is a charity event… Ride registration at 9:30am. Ride begins at 11am returning around 12:30pm… Rider $25, Passenger $10, Walk-ins $15… Rain or shine… Team Avery/CDKL5 Research… Email:  Felix827@hotmail.com …’ This little girl is the daughter of one of the owners/bartender at Bill’s Seafood… You will find this information at:  www.teamaverycdkl5.com … Thanks, take care and hope to see you soon, Kathy and Charlie…” webmaster’s note – Sounds kool, and for an undoubtedly great cause… As Kathy says, please see the main web site for the “Team Avery 2nd Annual Hope, Love, Cure Ride & Car Show” at http://www.teamaverycdkl5.com/ - and this e-mail for more info: Felix827@Hotmail.comAdditional info - we’ve also grabbed this “flyer” from their web site, which provides a nice visual with key event details: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/1June2014-TeamAveryHopeLoveCureRideAndShowOldSaybrook.jpg  *5/9/2014 UPDATES - Just found the Facebook event site, which we are very happy to pass along: https://www.facebook.com/HopeLoveCureRide - and here's the eventbrite info page as well: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-hope-love-cure-avery-ride-ii-tickets-10466821545 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/1/2014; additional information links added as of 5/9/2014)

JUNE 1, 2014, Sunday, Windsor Locks28th Annual CT Council of Car Clubs’ Auto Show & Aircraft Exhibit, at the New England Air Museum, 10am to 3pm. Info: http://www.ctccc.net/ ... *4/6/2014 UPDATES - This flyer for the event was found in a recent newsletter--specifically it functioned as page 7 in the Connecticut Council of Car Clubs' April-May 2014 official newsletter "The Voice": http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/1June2014-4CsNEAMAutoShowWndsrLcksFlyer.jpg ...  Additional thoughts - I have never been to this event, but I've heard from many who have, and it's apparently a great car show, with some great antique aircraft in the mix, thanks to the New England Air Museum venue. Sounds like fun! (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/3/2013; link to the scanned and uploaded flyer, as published in the 4Cs newsletter, added as of 4/6/2014)

JUNE 1, 2014, Sunday, Bridgeport – Pups Without Partners Greyhound Adoption Presents: “1st Car & Motorcycle Show,” fundraiser for animal adoptions, 10am to 3pm, at Shoreline Star Greyhound Park, Bridgeport, CT. For detailed information, please see the official event web site: http://www.pupswithoutpartners.org/home/car-show-2014 - and we’ve also copied the electronic flyer for the event, which includes a pre-registration form (registration deadline for entries is May 25th, 2014), view it at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/1June2014PupsWOPartnersCarShowBridgeportFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2014)

JUNE 1, 2014, Sunday, Shelton – “…Shelton High School Auto Show, presented by Shelton High’s Auto Club, Sunday, June 1st, 2014, 12-3pm… Gates open at 10:30 for vehicle entries, $10, in the Shelton High School Parking Lot, 120 Meadow St., Shelton, CT 06484… Free admission for spectators bringing non-perishable food Item… Spectator voting for Best In Show: pre- 80s, post-80s, High School, Trucks…” webmaster’s note – The above info came from the OldRide.com event listing, online at: http://www.oldride.com/events/8147676.html - and we also found the event online at the Hemmings web site, at this specific page: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=41692 , where the following information contacts were also listed: “…To register: http://www.sheltonpublicschools.org/ , or call B. Piccirillo at 203-922–3004…” (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2014)

JUNE 1, 2014, Sunday, Waterford – The Connecticut MG Club’s “27th Annual ‘British By The Sea,” a gathering of British Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles, 10am-4pm, at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT… “This is a ‘popular vote,’ ‘rain or shine’ event…” Event info: Steve & Annie Wincze, 860-693-4249 or MGTD52@comcast.net , or CT MG Club’s online home at: http://www.ctmgclub.com/ . webmaster’s note – Even though I don’t own an MG, I am a dues-paying member of CT MG Club, as they seem to be an active & fun group, who enjoy driving their cars, and always do a great job with this annual all-British event. I received a broadcast e-mail from the club (connmgclub@gmail.com) dated 2/18/2014, that had the official registration form attached—quoting from the e-mail: “…Hi Everyone, I have attached a copy of the registration form for BBTS. See the note below from Annie & Steve: ‘…The BBTS 2014 Gathering Registration is going to be in the MOWOG Hard copy, the MOWOG electronic copy, and on the new club web site. As usual, to keep costs down, Club members will not receive a copy by snail mail. Please make a copy and post it where you think it might be seen by a prospective British By The Sea attendee… Thanks, Steve an' Annie…’ Steve & Annie Wincze, CT MG Club Chairpersons, British By The Sea Gathering…” Additional info – We have taken the liberty of uploading the Registration Form that was attached to that broadcast e-mail, and uploaded it to our server, so that it is now viewable online at the following clickable address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CTMGClubBBTSRegForm2014.pdf   (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/19/2013)

JUNE 7, 2014, Saturday, Bethlehem – “ATCA 14th Annual CT Yankee Antique Truck Show,” 8am-4pm, at Bethlehem Fairgrounds, Route 61, Bethlehem, CT. Registration = $10; spectator admission = $3; children free. Info: Bill Mitchell 203-739-0118 or http://www.antiquetruckclubofamerica.org/calendar.html   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014)

JUNE 7, 2014, Saturday, Westbrook – “Cardone & Daughter Automotive ‘VW Day’,” at Cardone & Daughter Automotive, 177 Boston Post road, Westbrook, CT 06498. An informal open house for all Volkswagen and vintage cars, 10am-2pm. webmaster’s note – Please refer to the uploaded copy of the CVA “2014 Coming Events” flyer that CVA President Bill Arute sent to us in December 2013 for details of this, and many other great events through the season that CVA has planned and organized; view the copy of the flyer that we uploaded to our server online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CTVWAssociation2014EventsFlyer.pdf - and thanks again Bill and all of the hard-working CVA’ers!  (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2013)

JUNE 7, 2014, Saturday, Plainville – “…Plainville Wings and Wheels Fly-in and Car Show, Plainville, Connecticut… 3rd Annual Plainville Wings & Wheels Fly-in and Car Show Charity event benefiting the Petit Family Foundation and the Plainville Community Food Pantry… When - Saturday June 7, 2014 (Rain-date Sunday June 8, 2014); Car Show- 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Show car gates open at 12:00 pm)… Where – Robertson Airport, 62 Johnson Avenue, Plainville, Connecticut 06062… Sponsor trophies – Non-judged event… Hundreds of show cars, aircraft & helicopter rides, vendors, exhibits, live band entertainment, children’s face painting, bounce houses, great food and fun for the entire family. No alcohol. No Pets… Show car entry fee = $ 10.00 per car (Includes up two occupants); General admission = $5.00 adults, $2.00 kids 5to 11, kids under 5 no charge… Free visitor on-site and off- site parking. Free on-site paved motorcycle parking also available… Please visit us at www.plainvillewingsandwheels.com...” webmaster’s note – The above info was found online at: http://www.blacktoprebels.com/events/EventDetails.action?event.eventId=5572&searchRun=true – and we also tried the dedicated event web site listed (www.plainvillewingsandwheels.com), however, that site did not appear to have been updated for 2014 yet… Suggest you make sure to confirm the event with the organizers before making any long-distance drives. All of that said, it sounds like a really cool event, and I’m sure would be a lot of fun to check out, combining both aircraft and old cars! A couple of GREAT causes it benefits also... Additional info - We just ran across the event listing on the Hemmings web site, and the dedicated info page for the event also contains more info contacts--please be sure to view the Hemmings event listing at: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=41125 (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/1/2014)

JUNE 7, 2014, Saturday, Meriden – “Silver City Shakedown, Volume 4,” PBA Grounds, Meriden, CT. Gates open at 10am, rain or shine. Traditional pre-1965 hot rods, customs, and race cars only! Bands, food, vendors, games, awards. No art cars, theme cars, junk rods, period! Vendor spaces limited, must reserve spaces, Questions? E-mail: theotherscc@yahoo.com … More info: http://www.silvercityshakedown.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/1/2014)

JUNE 7-8, 2014, Saturday-Sunday, Winsted – “Connecticut Diesels Dyno Weekend,” at Westwood Products, 167 Torrington Road, Winsted, CT 06098. Dyno competition, Connecticut Diesels merchandise, food, vendors. More info: www.connecticutdiesels.com . webmaster’s note – Our good friend Trevor from the well-known North Branford-based powder coating specialist “Shoreline Coatings” is an Official Sponsor of this event! In fact, we found out about this event via Trevor’s company’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/shoreline.coatings), where a copy of the official flyer was posted—and which we have copied and uploaded to our server, where it is not viewable as a clickable link from your internet browser at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CTDieselsDynoWeekendTorrington7and8June2014Flyer.jpg . (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/13/2014)

JUNE 7-8, 2014, Saturday-Sunday, Brooklyn – “…Brooklyn Agricultural Days, Tractor, Engine Show, & Swap Meet, tractor pulls both days, Brooklyn Fairgrounds, Rt. 169, Brooklyn, CT. Call Ryan Vertefeuille 860-774-9396…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to Ed Bezanson, “The Yankee,” for compiling and publishing his “Yankee Show List 2014,” from which the above event info was obtained! Additional info – We found this event also listed online at: http://www.brooklynfair.org/ag-days/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2014)

JUNE 8, 2014, Sunday, GlastonburyCentral CT Region AACA Annual Antique Car Show, Glastonbury, CT. webmaster’s note – So far I’ve only seen the date for this event noted (in the January 2014 edition of the official CCR-AACA newsletter, “The Distributor,” under the heading of “CCR-ACA Upcoming Events,” on page 8, but figured no harm in at least adding it as a place-holder in the calendar. I have had a great time attending this event several times in recent years—it’s become an annual summer highlight for me! Here’s my report from the 2011 version: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/GBURY11/Review.html . Additional info – The Central CT Region AACA’s official web site is: http://cenconnaaca.org/ - they are a great group of old car folks, and do a great job with this event! *4/6/2014 UPDATE - Here are scans of the front & back of the official show flyer, as published in the April 2014 issue of the Central CT Region AACA's official newsletter "The Distributor" (functioning as pages 7 & 8 of that particular issue). Flyer front: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/8June2014CenConnRegionAACACarShowFlyerFRONT.jpg - and Flyer back: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/8June2014CenConnRegionAACACarShowFlyerBACK.jpg ... Additionional thoughts - I have been to this event in the past, and have had a wonderful time. I sure hope I can get back up to Glastonbury this year again on June 8th.... *5/15/2014 UPDATES – We are pleased to include the very nice cover note and information release on this event that we received via an e-mail dated 5/14/2014 from hopscotch77@sbcglobal.net : “… Hello, Shoreline Antique Auto Connection Calendar "Wrangler," Would you kindly publish the following Auto & Truck Meet information in your on-line Calendar?  If you have any questions, please contact me.  Thank you for any help you’re able to give publicizing our event!... Thanks very much, Mrs. Carol Phelan, CCR-AACA Publicity Committee, home:  860.646.3114, e-mail:  hopscotch77@sbcglobal.net … ‘…JUNE 8, 2014, Sunday, Glastonbury, CT - Antique Automobile Club Announces 40th Annual Meet - The Central Connecticut Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s 40th Annual Auto & Truck Meet will be held Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 95-115 Glastonbury Boulevard (opposite Somerset Square), Glastonbury, CT.   Rain date is June 22… This is a typical car show with Antiques, Sports Cars, Street Rods, Trucks, Fire Trucks and Production Vehicles.  Modern cars and trucks 1990 to 2014 will be admitted to encourage car show participation and to cultivate an interest in older vehicles. .. Trophies will be awarded at 3:00 p.m.  Owners wishing to have their cars judged is optional.  Handicapped facilities, flea market, food vendors, kids' activities, car corral, dash plaques for first 250 and door prizes for show car owners are part of the fun.  General Admission $4.00; Antique Car Entry Fee $10.00, including passengers; Car Corral $10; Flea Market Space $20 or 2/$25.  For further information, contact Nick 860.828.1643 or Bob 860.690.2378 or visit www.cenconnaaca.org …’…” Very cool, and thanks again Carol! (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2014; links to scanned and uploaded flyer front & back added here as of 4/6/2014; additional event info received from CCR-AACA Publicity Committee was added to this event as of 5/15/2014)

JUNE 8, 2014, Sunday, Milford – “Lions Club of Milford 4th Annual Charity Car Show,” sponsored by Stevens of Milford, 9am-3pm, at Merritt Corporate Woods, 612 Wheelers Farm Road, Milford, CT. Rain date = June 22nd. No cut-off year, $12 entry fee per show car; $10 @ pre-registration; spectator fee $5 (children under 5 free). For more info call 203-641-2290, and also please see the official event flyer, complete with pre-registration form incorporated, online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/8June2014MilfordLioncClubCarShowFlyer.pdf (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2014)

JUNE 8, 2014, Sunday, Woodbury – “Woodbury Lions Club 36th Annual Antique Car Show,” Hollow Park, Woodbury, CT. Car entrance at 9am; general admission at 10am; judging starts at noon; awards at 3pm. Car registration $15; general admission $5; children under 10 $1. “Vendor space still available.” For more information, visit: http://www.woodburyctlions.org and/or also please see the official event flyer, online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/8June2014WoodburyLionsCarShowFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2014)

JUNE 8, 2014, Sunday, Stafford Springs – “Wicked Big Meet,” the legendary all-Subaru event, “America’s Largest Subaru Enthusiast Festival,” at Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford Springs, CT. Info: https://www.facebook.com/wickedbigmeet and http://www.wickedbigmeet.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2013)

JUNE 11, 2014, Wednesday, MiddletownAnnual Main Street Middletown Car Show, Main Street, Middletown, CT, 4:30pm-8:00pm. Rain date = Wednesday, June 18th, 2014. Info: http://ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/events.shtml - and also: https://middletowncarcruise.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2014; additional information link added as of 4/6/2014)

JUNE 14, 2014, Saturday, New Haven – “…Pequonnock Yacht Club’s Ladies Auxiliary presents: ‘Big Boy Toy Show,’ at PYC, 98 South Water St., New Haven, CT 06619… Event runs 10:00am to 3:00pm… Beer, food, music, vendors, club tour and open house, goodie bags, door prizes, and much more… People’s choice award trophies… PYC website: http://www.pyc-nh.com/ …” webmaster’s note – the above info came from our friends the CT Seaport Car Club’s events page: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm - and we are also contacting the PYC directly to see if we can obtain a flyer and/or any further info. Sounds like a lot of fun!... *6/2/2014 UPDATES – We received a very nice response via e-mail dated 6/1/2014 from Theresa Pallo (theresapallo@yahoo.com) of the PYC, with electronic copies of flyers and forms for the event attached. In her cover note, Theresa wrote: “…Steve requested the attached flyer and registration forms for the calendar event posted on your website…” Very cool! Thanks Theresa!  Attached to her note were both a basic flyer, and a more detailed flyer plus registration form for the car show, and also a vendor site registration form (presumably for businesses and/or organizations who wished to set up booths to promote themselves at the event). I uploaded both of the car show-focused forms to our server (if you wish to obtain the vendor registration form you can e-mail to me with that request or to Theresa with that request), where they are now viewable at the following two clickable links: BASIC car show flyer - http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14June2014PqnnckYachtClubCarShowBasicFlyer.jpg - and detailed car show flyer with registration form (and please make careful note that PRE-PAID ENTRIES ARE REQUIRED – and registration DEADLINE is June 10th, 2014) - http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14June2014PqnnckYachtClubShowFlyerRegForm.jpg ... Thanks very much for your help, Theresa—all sounds fantastic! (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2014; this listing was updated with clickable flyer hyperlinks and additional info as of 6/2/2014)

JUNE 14, 2014, Saturday, New BritainKlingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival, 370 Linwood Street, New Britain, CT, 9:30am-3:00pm. For more information, visit www.KlingbergAutoShow.org or call (860) 832-5526. Additional info - Here is the OldRide.com info link for this event: http://www.oldride.com/events/9472508.html (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2014)

JUNE 14, 2014, Saturday, Durham2014 Strawberry Festival Car Show & Craft Fair, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 12289, Saturday, June 14th, 9am to 3pm, at Notre Dame Church, 272 Main Street (Route 17), Durham, CT… Proceeds benefiting Wounded Warrior Project… This is a rain or shine event… No pets or bicycles please… webmaster’s note – The above information came from the official flyer for this event that we received in our car at the recent Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Connecticut event on April 27th, in Wallingford, CT. We have scanned the flyer and uploaded it to our server, so you can review it for this, plus much more important information about the event, online now at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14JuneNDKofCDurhamStrawberryFestShowAndFairFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/6/2014)

JUNE 14, 2014, Saturday, DurhamVinal Tech PFO Spring Car Show, Durham Fair Grounds, 9am-2pm... 8am-9am registration $8/car; spectators $5 to park... Sponsored by Vinal Tech High School Parent Faculty/Friends Organization, to benefit student progras at Vinal Tech High School... "...Enter your vehicle--all cars, trucks, tractors, etc. welcome--or just come have fun!..." Info: https://www.facebook.com/VinalTechPFO?fref=nf   - and also this event flyer that we uploaded to our server: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14June2014VinalTechPFOSpringCarShowDurhamFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/9/2014)

JUNE 15, 2014, Sunday, BranfordThe 4th Annual Gary Dinello Memorial Branford Festival Classic Car Cruise. “…The Branford Festival will once again host the classic car cruise this year Sunday, June 15, 2014. The event will be the 4th Annual Gary Dinello Classic Car Cruise in honor of Gary, the Car Cruise founder and long-time festival committee member. The gate will be open from 7:00am – 11:00am and an entry fee of $10.00 will get the first 65 cars a goody bag and commemorative dash plaque. You must pre-register to attend… Judging will be people’s choice, by all participants. Prizes will be awarded around 10:45am… The Classic Car Cruise will have a new venue. We will be displaying the cars by the rear stage behind the Town Hall. Music will be provided by the festival entertainment committee. South Main St. will be shut down by 9:15 am and the car show will not be able to accept entries after that time. We suggest that people arrive prior to 9am if they do not want to be excluded from the show…. Again, you must pre-register. Please contact: Ted Aub, 203-530-5269 or 203-488-8387, or e-mail: theo1847@gmail.com … or Bill Raccio, 203-415-5916, or e-mail: wraccio@hocongas.com …” webmaster’s note – All of the above text came from the official event page for the Branford Classic Car Cruise: http://branfordfestival.com/page/17837-Car-Shoe ... Additional thoughts - I’ve been to this event many times in the past, both as a spectator and a participant, and really enjoy the small town, laid back atmosphere of the event, on Branford’s beautiful grassy rear green area. Ted and Bill do a superb job setting it all up and running it, and I’m really looking forward to being there and participating once again this year! For your info, here’s a report I put together about the 2012 version, in which we were very pleased to participate: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/BfdFestCarCruise12/Review.htm ... *5/9/2014 UPDATES – We are pleased to include the entire text of an e-mail from Branford Festival Classic Car Cruise Co-Chairman Ted Aub (theo1847@gmail.com), dated 5/8/2014: “…GARY DiNELLO CAR CRUISE… As in past years the Branford Festival will offer a tribute car event to honor the late Gary DiNello that will take place on Sunday morning (Fathers Day) on the rear green behind Town Hall. This event is limited to approximately 60 cars due to space and is offered on a first come first serve basis. Vehicles should arrive by 9am because of road closure due to the road race. We will have Classic, Antique, Hot Rods, muscle cars, and there will be no year cut off. Trophy’s 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 60 vehicles will receive a dash plaque and a handout bag. With that said make plans to visit us and see a wide variety of special vehicles and then enjoy a special family day at our Festival. Questions pertaining to the car event can be answered by Chairman – Ted Aub at 203-530-5269 or theo1847@gmail.com …” Thanks so much Ted! We are looking forward to participating!!!... *5/15/2014 UPDATES – I used Ted’s press release, along with one of my own photos from the 2013 event, to create this informal one-page flyer, to perhaps provide a bit of visual interest to the event, at the same time relaying important info about the event—please check it out at the following clickable link:  http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/15June2014BranfordFestivalGaryDinelloClassicCarCruiseFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/6/2014; important updates were added to this event listing as of 5/9/2014; added clickable link to flyer we created & uploaded, using press release provided by Chairman as of 5/15/2014)

JUNE 15, 2014, Sunday, Harwinton26th Annual Litchfield Bug In, at Harwinton Fairgrounds, 150 Locust Road, Harwinton, CT… Quoting from the event listing appearing on http://gti16v.com/harwsho.htm#harwsho : “… Overnight camping with clean restrooms and hot showers - $15/vehicle, Restrooms open Sat from 4pm to 10pm - Portable bathrooms from 10pm to 6am - Restroom re-open Sun at 6am… Car Show = 40 Classes - 100 Awards - Best of Show Awards… Swap Meet - New parts vendors; Swap meet with over 75 vendors outside and inside in buildings last year… 329 show cars last year… Free Bug In Bash party the night before starting @ 6:30 pm with FREE food catered by the Texas Grill at the fairgrounds… Pancake breakfast at firehouse on Sunday morning… Car show surface is grass… Dash plaques to first 300 registered cars… Spectator admission = $9.00, Kids under 12 = Free… Car show admission = $15.00 (car & driver)… Event proceeds to local charity… Vendor indoor and front spots (20'x20') - $45/Space; All other outdoor vendor spots - $30/Space… Pre-registered vendors inquire about inside and outside spaces… Food & facilities on site… Contact for more info: Chuck Pisconski – e-mail: vwsplitman@sbcglobal.net , telephone: 860-283-5256; snail mail: Box 24, Plymouth, CT 06782…” webmaster’s note - We have also attended this show on many occasions   over the many years it’s been in existence, and really enjoy its laid-back country vibe, not to mention the excellent swap meet where many killer parts deals for your old VW can often be scored! Our long-time old VW friend Chuck Pisconski, assisted by many friends and volunteers, runs it, and it’s always a great time… *5/23/2014 UPDATES - Thanks to our friend Chuck for sending along the Official Flyer, which we scanned both sides of and uploaded to our server--so you can now view both sides at the following clickable links--FRONT:  http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/15June2014LitchfieldBugInFlyerFRONT.jpg - and BACK: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/15June2014LitchfieldBugInFlyerBACK.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/15/2014; clickable links to scans of both sides of the flyer were added to this listing as of 5/23/2014)

JUNE 16, 2014, Monday, WallingfordC.S.R.A. Connecticut Dragway Reunion, at Mountain Ridge Resort, Wallingford, CT. Gates open 5:00pm. Info: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php ... *6/13/2014 UPDATES – Here’s a flyer for the event that we found online, and uploaded to our server, where it is now viewable as a clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/16June2014CSRACTNostalgiaNightFlyer.jpg  (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/3/2013; clickable flyer link added to this listing as of 6/13/2014)

JUNE 19, 2014, Thursday, Wallingford Cruise Night hosted by Wallingford Senior Center and BCI Financial, Thursday, June 19, 5:00-8:00pm, at 238 Washington Street, Wallingford, CT… For more information call 203-265-7753... webmaster’s note – The above information came from the official flyer for this event that we received in our car at the recent Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Connecticut event on April 27th, in Wallingford, CT. We have scanned the flyer and uploaded it to our server, so you can review it for this, plus much more important information about the event, online now at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/19JuneWallingfordSeniorCtrCruiseFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/6/2014)

JUNE 21, 2014, Saturday, East HavenShore Line Trolley Museum Car & Fire Truck Show, at the Shore Line Trolley Museum, on 17 River Street, East Haven, CT. webmaster’s note – Thanks to our old car friend, and the organizer of this event, Mr. Wayne Sandford (wsandf@att.net) for this heads-up (per his e-mail note dated 12/17/2013), and we will do our best to add more details to this listing as they become available! For more info about the Shore Line Trolley Museum, visit their official web site at: http://shorelinetrolley.org/ ... *5/15/2014 UPDATES – We have since found the event listed on the Hemmings web site (reference: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=41870), where the following details about the event were provided: “…Shore Line Trolley Car Show… Car Show and Fire Engine Show, 9am to 3pm, at Shore Line Trolley Museum. Each child receives a fire helmet to wear, food, music, dash plaques, and trophies. All proceeds help museum trying to recover from Hurricane Sandy… The location is Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River Street, East Haven, CT 06512… Cost $10 per car… More info: Wayne Sandford 203-467-6927… Additional info – We also located the event page, entitled “Golden Oldies,” at the Museum web site, which provides a lot more details about the planned goings-on for the day—view the “Golden Oldies” event page at: http://shorelinetrolley.org/event/golden-oldies/ - and we also grabbed a screen shot of the “Golden Oldies” page (which it appears is oriented toward the SPECTATOR interest), and uploaded it to our server for your information, viewable online now at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21June2014ShoreLineTrolleyGoldenOldiesShowFlyer.jpg ... *5/19/2014 UPDATES – What a great pleasure it was running into none other than Mr. Wayne Sandford at the recent May 17th Branford Hills Health Care Center antique car show, where he was showing his magnificent ’48 Chevy! In addition to happily finally being able to put a face with the name (having been aware for years of his great civic spirit and multi-faceted contributions to his hometown of East Haven, and the surroundings), and chat about our mutual interest in old cars, he handed me a handbill for this event, the contents of which I will transcribe here: “…Shore Line Trolley Museum Car Show & Fire Truck Show, Saturday, June 21, 2014, 9:00am to 3:00pm, NO rain date… Music, raffle, food, trolley rides, trophies… event held at the Museum parking lot, (webmaster’s note – that would of course be: 17 River Street, East Haven)… www.shorelinetrolley.org … For more info: Big John 203-467-9540, or Wayne 203-469-7823… All proceeds help Museum… Directions: From I-95 north use Exit 51; at 2nd light turn right, follow signs; you’re there! From I-95 south use Exit 52, turn left off ramp; at fourth light left, and follow signs…” Very cool, and thanks again Wayne!... And here’s the scan of Wayne’s handbill that I also uploaded to our server: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21June2014TrolleyMuseumShowHandbillFromWSanford.jpg  (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/17/2013; important updates were added to this event listing as of 5/15/2014; additional information and clickable link to Wayne Sandford’s handbill added as of 5/19/2014)

JUNE 21, 2014, Saturday, BranfordThird Annual Ford of Branford Auto Show, sponsored by the Crusin' East Car Club, with All Proceeds going to The Branford Food Pantry. Saturday, June 21st. Rain date = Sunday, June 22nd. $10 entry fee for cars, free general admission, food, DJ, raffle, trophies. Info: 203-488-8321, at Ford of Branford, 301 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405, www.fordofbranford.com ... " webmaster's note - I would like to thank Ford of Branford Sales Consultant Mike Maresco for his help in obtaining an official flyer for this event, which we've scanned and uploaded to our server--it is viewable now at the following link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21June2014FordOfBranfordFoodPantryBenefitShowFlyer.jpg - thanks again Mike, and we also say BRAVO to you and all of the Ford of Branford folks for your work organizing this event, benefiting a great cause! (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2014)

JUNE 21, 2014, Saturday, East BerlinThe Third Annual 100 Percent Kulture Hot Rod & Kustom Summer Show… New Date = Saturday, June 21, 2014… at the Berlin Fairgrounds, 430 Beckley Road, East Berlin, CT 06023… $10 per person, gates 10am, kids 15 & under free… Hot Rods, Kustoms, Stocks, Race, and Bikes, Whatever… Bands & continuous music, food, vendor & swap meet area, and more… Swap meet vendor spots $30… Rain date = June 22nd… Check out 100 Percent Kulture online at: www.100percentkulture.com webmaster’s note – The above info was transcribed directly from an electronic flyer posted recently on facebook by our old car buddy Ian, who organizes the event and does a superb job with it: https://www.facebook.com/ian.targonsky?fref=ts  We have since uploaded the flyer to our server, and so it is now easily viewable online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21June2014OneHundredPercentKultureSummerShowBerlin.jpgAdditional thoughts: We had a positively great time two summers ago attending this event—I don’t know if I’ve ever been at a car event that was more laid-back, varied as far as types & styles of cars, trucks, and what-not, and just plain fun. I do hope to make it back for the 2014 version! (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/23/2014)

JUNE 21, 2014, Saturday, Meriden – “... The Saturday Nite Cruziers’ 14th Annual Car Show, to be held at the Meriden Center, 845 Paddock Avenue in Meriden, easily accessible from Routes I-91, I84 and Rt. 15. The show starts at 9:00 am with trophies awarded promptly at 3:00 pm. Rain date is Sunday June 22nd. Cruise style parking, come together and park with your friends. Trophies will be awarded to the top 30 cars, plus best in show. Good food and drink will be available, door prizes given throughout the day and DJ Steve Couture will be playing great classic tunes. Car registration fee is $10.00 at the gate and spectators are admitted free. No cut off year, all makes and models of show cars are welcome. No booze or burnouts please and we do reserve the right to refuse entry to any vehicle. Worried about the weather? Call Charlie at 203-980-8343, June at 860-919-8514 or the Meriden Center at (203) 238-2645. E-mail:  jdanovich@snet.net ...” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our long-time old car friend Jack Danovich for forwarding this event info, via his e-mail of 3/17/2014—thanks again Jack! Additional notes - We’ve attended this superb, long-running car show in the past, and have had a fantastic time—here’s our report on the 2009 version: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/MERIDEN09/ShowReview.html ... *5/27/2014 UPDATE - Thanks to June from the Saturday Nite Cruizers, we have a copy of the Official Flyer that we can add to this listing--we uploaded it to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21June2014SaturdayNiteCruizersMeridenShowFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2014; electronic flyer link added to this listing as of 5/27/2014)

JUNE 21, 2014, Saturday, Bethany – “…Bethany Volunteer Fire Dept. & Auxiliary 7th Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show & Garden Tractor Pulls… 11am - 5pm, show vehicles can enter at 10am… Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014 Car, Truck and Bike Show, presented by Bethany Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary at Old Airport & Field by BVFD Firehouse, Antique Cars/Trucks, Muscle Cars, Motorcycles, Big Trucks all welcomed. People’s Choice Judging. Judging ends at 3pm and winners announced at 3:30pm – LOTS of categories. Food: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Sausage and Peppers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs. Music by DJ Aaron Stone. Face painting & tattoos and 50/50 raffle. Benefiting the Bethany Volunteer Fire Dept. and Auxiliary. Bring your chairs & blankets and come have fun!... Sponsor: Laticrete International… When: June 21, 2014, 11am - 5pm, show vehicles can enter at 10am… Location: 765 Amity Road (Rt 63), Bethany CT, 06524… Cost: $10 entry fee for show vehicles, $5 Garden tractor entries, $10 Parking (carload)… More info: http://www.bvfdct.com/ - or call Amy Cogill at 203-410-2602 or call Rich Cogill at 203-954-8597…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info came from the following dedicated info page at the Hemmings Motor News web site Events Calendar section: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=41455 (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2014)

JUNE 21, 2014, Saturday, OxfordImmanuel Lutheran Church presents 8th Annual Benefit Car Show, 4:00pm to 8:00pm, 25 Great Hill Road, Oxford, CT (off of Route 67 Oxford). Rain date = Sunday, June 22nd. Registration at gate $10; cut-off year 1980… For more information call John or Barbara at 203-888-6259 or 203-200-8118 or visit www.immanuel-oxford.netwebmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Sue Decker from the Blood Sweat & Gears car club for forwarding this event info & flyer! We uploaded the flyer Sue provided to our server, where it is now viewable at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21June2014ImmanuelOxfordCarShow.jpg - please be sure to check it out for additional important details about the event! (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/9/2014)

JUNE 21, 2014, Saturday, HartfordThe Connecticut Vintage and Classic Sports Car Rallye for a Cure, 9am-3pm, Jaguar Hartford, 133 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT 06120, ending up at Thompson International Speedway. Benefits JDRF. Info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=40710 and also the event’s own dedicated web site: https://sites.google.com/site/rallyeforacure/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014)

JUNE 22, 2014, Sunday, East Haven5th Annual Knights of Columbus 11245 Car Show, 9am-2pm, at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 355 Foxon Road, East Haven, CT 06512. Quoting from https://sites.google.com/site/kofc11245carshow/ : “…Proceeds to benefit Knights Charities… All years & makes of cars & trucks welcome… Participant judging & peoples choice awards… 50/50 raffle, dash plaques for first 100 cars… Vendors with food & goods… DJ spinning great music… Cost: $12.00 day of show… For more info contact: Chip Brainerd at 203-410-5101 or e-mail: kofc11245carshows@gmail.com ...” Also see the Hemmings event listing online at: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=41042 . Additional 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 great time! Looking forward to participating again in 2014! Additional info - Please make sure to visit the Knights of Columbus Council 11245’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knights-of-Columbus-Council-11245/135956163082159 ... *4/2/2014 UPDATE – Thanks to our buddy Chip Brainerd from the event organizing team for forwarding the official flyer for this event, which we have taken the liberty of uploading to our server, and viewable online now at this address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/22June2014EastHavenKofCCarShowFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/11/2014; link to the official electronic flyer added to this listing as of 4/2/2014)

JUNE 22, 2014, Sunday, Brooklyn – “…ATHS Brooklyn Truck Show & Flea Market, Brooklyn Fairgrounds, Rt. 169, Brooklyn, CT... Great old show that needs our support… Call John Raymond 860-608-5033…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to Ed Bezanson, “The Yankee,” for compiling and publishing his “Yankee Show List 2014,” from which the above event info was obtained! Additional info – We found this event also listed online at the ATHS web site calendar: http://www.aths.org/CalendarEvents - and this additional info contact name and telephone contact were listed: Jon Yeomans, 860-803-5799 (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2014)

JUNE 22, 2014, Sunday, Bridgewater – “…Housatonic Valley Region AACA Antique Car Show, at Bridgewater Fairgrounds, Route 133, 9am to 3pm; judging begins at 12 noon. Rain date = June 29th, 2014. $10 registration per show vehicle; $5 spectator admission; free parking. Dash plaques for first 200 registered vehicles...” webmaster’s note – We found this event listed at the OldRide.com web site, specifically at this dedicated page: http://www.oldride.com/events/7459544.html (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2014)

JUNE 22, 2014, Sunday, MiddletownFirst Annual NAPA Auto Show, presented by Radical Rods of Connecticut, Sunday, June 22nd, 2014, 9am-3pm. Music, raffles, trophies, product demos, food, giveaways, shop tours… Hot rods, muscle cars, antiques, customs, bikes, trucks… $10 show vehicles, proceeds to  benefit Special Olympics. First 100 show vehicles receive a NAPA gift bag. Event location is NAPA Auto Parts, 1260 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT… More info: Scott Fulton 860-460-5948 or Rick Sweezy 890-571-2512… Even more event info is available at this Hemmings event listing: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=42162 – and we also uploaded the Official Flyer to our server, where it is viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/22June2014NAPAAutoShowMiddletownFlyer.jpg ... Additional info - Be sure to visit Radical Rods of Connecticut's Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/RadicalRods (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/27/2014)

JUNE 22, 2014, Sunday, Milford – “…Milford Junior Major League 2nd Annual Car Show, Sunday, June 22, 2014, Wasson Field (Parsons Complex), 70 West River Street, Milford, CT, 10am-3pm, vehicle registration begins at 8:30am, $10 per vehicle, open to all years, makes, and models... Join us for a day full of food, music, prizes, and trophies! All proceeds will directly benefit the Milford Junior Major League and the new outfield fence at Francis Field. Improving safety for players on and off the field!... Show info and directions: Ray Salati 203-988-7537, or raysalati@yahoo.com ... www.jml.org ..." webmaster's note - The above info was transcribed off of the official flyer, which we've also uploaded as a clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/22June2014MilfordJuniorMajorLeagueCarShowFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/10/2014)

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

JUNE 27-29, 2014, Friday-Sunday, ThompsonThe Vintage Motorsports Festival, sanctioned by VRG & VSCCA, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, 205 E. Thompson Rd., Thompson, CT 06277… Info: phone 860-923-2280 ext 205, e-mail: roadcourse@thompsonspeedway.com , web site: http://www.thompsonspeedway.com/index.php . Additional references - VRG online calendar: http://www.vintageracerules.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/7564/VRG_2014_Schedule and VSCCA web site: http://www.vscca.org/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2014)

JUNE 28, 2014, Saturday, Southington2nd Annual Connecticut Volkswagen Association ‘Movie Night,’ at the Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington CT. Showing: “The Muppet Movie” (1979). Ticket booths open at 6pm, residents pay $10 a car load, non-residents pay $15 a car-load. For more info contact Bill Arute, bill@ctvwa.org or 860-395-9964, or Chris Fox, chris@ctvwa.orgwebmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend and hard-working CVA head guy Bill Arute for the heads-up and flyer for this event. In his e-mail noted dated 5/21/2014, Bill wrote: “…Hi Steve, here's our flyer for the Second Annual Movie Night at the Southington Drive-In... Hope you can make it… --Bill…” Sounds cool—thanks Bill! And here’s the flyer that Bill provided, that we uploaded to our server, where it is now viewable online at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28June2014CVASouthingtonMovieNiteFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/2/2014)

JUNE 29, 2014, Sunday, Shelton - "...5th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show, in memory of long-time friend & supporter of CBCF Frank Gaudiano, 10am-4pm, to benefit the Arthur C. Luf Childrens Burns Camp, at Enterprise Corporate Towers, 4 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT. Vehicle registration at 9:30am; $10 car registration; free admission for viewers... No cut-off year--all types of vehicles welcome--dash plaques first 200 entries--ballot voting--trophies--vendors welcome! Enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches and salads, along with soft drinks, DJ, and 50/50 raffle. Rain date = July 13th. For info or to pre-register, call CBCF at 203-878-6744. Supported by Round Town Cruisers car club. More info: CT Burns Care Foundation, 601 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT, www.ctburnsfoundation.org ..." For more details, please also view this online flyer: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/29June2014ACLufFoundationBenefitCarShowSheltonFlyer.jpg   (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2014)

JUNE 29, 2014, Sunday, Stafford SpringsConnecticut Summer Motorcycle Swap Meet, at Stafford Motor Speedway, 55 West Street, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. Info: 860-978-2861 or 860-604-7528 or the facility web site at: http://staffordmotorspeedway.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2014)

JULY 3, 2014, Thursday, Old SaybrookAmerican Legion Post 113 Presents "An Independence Day Cruise Night Special!", at American Legion Post #113, 113 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT... "...On July 3rd, American Legion Post 113 will join in celebration of our nation's independence. For this occasion we've created a special we think you will like. We are offering one hot dog + one hamburger + one piece of grilled chicken + cole slaw + a DJ + fireworks + a car show! This = a ton of fun, and is all for the low price of just $6.00! We will also have our 50/50 raffle and people's choice trophies!..." webmaster's notes - Thanks to our friends Frank from Beachcombers Car Club and Ian "100 Percent Kulture" Targonsky for passing along the heads-up about this special event, via Facebook. The above information was transcribed off of a special flyer for this July 3rd event, which we've uploaded to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickabke hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/3July2014SpecialAmericanLegionCruiseFlyer.jpg - and not shown on this flyer, are other details abou the American Legion #113 "regular" Thursday summertime cruise night, such as the hours that the cruise runs: "5pm 'till dusk," and you can view the "regular" flyer at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014AmerLegionPost113OldSaybrkCruiseFlyerNEW.jpg - and of course we have this weekly cruise listed in the Cruise Nights section of this page also (thanks to good folks like Beachcomber Frank and also our good friend Hal Farrington once again for efforting us copies of that flyer (and to Hal for telling me about this event, and the great people who run it,  in the first place, when I saw him at the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day CT event in April up in Wallingford)... Additional notes - Be sure also to view the American Legion Post #113 official web site for more info and a map: http://www.ct.legion.org/?page=post&p=113 ... Thanks again to everyone who helped get us the info for this special night of patriotic cruising on the Shoreline! (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/27/2014)

(JULY 4) JULY 5 (Rain Postponement has been declared per tim Lynch's notice as of 7/3/2014), 2014, Friday Saturday, EssexEssex Automobile Club’s 7th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show, at Hubbard Field, North Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 10am to 2pm; awards presentation starts at 1:30pm. webmaster’s note – We appreciate Tim Lynch (timlynch3@me.com) of the Essex Auto Club getting us this year’s information and also providing an official copy of the exhibitor pre-registration application form, via e-mail, on 5/23/2014. Going by press release information provided about last year’s version of the event: “…The show will be held at Hubbard Field on North Main Street, and will run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Various classes for pre-war cars, muscle cars, foreign sports cars, exotics, and more will be featured… Wes Bray, also an EAC cofounder, added “the club is proud to continue our tradition of donating a portion of the proceeds from the show to Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut”… Registration Forms and Information for owners of classic, antique (pre-1983) or exotic cars that would like to enter the show should contact the club at info@essexautoclub.com ...” Quoting from the exhibitor entry application form that Mr. Lynch also supplied, which contained a few additional important details: “…The Essex Automobile Club reserves the right to include only those vehicles that meet the EAC criteria of an antique or classic automobile. This generally includes vehicles (restored, customized, or preserved originals) up to the 1983 production year. Vehicles produced after 1983, but considered unusual, exotic or rare, may be included in the show at the discretion of the EAC… This is a people’s choice show with 1st and 2nd place awards given in multiple foreign and domestic classes. The entrance fee for each exhibitor is $15 (includes multiple cars) with a portion of the proceeds from the show being donated to the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut… Exhibitors will be notified 24 hours in advance (by email and telephone) if weather forces postponement or cancellation…” Additional notes - I am sure that you could request your electronic copy of the exhibitor entry application form directly from the Essex Auto Club (info@essexautoclub.com), and I have also saved electronic copies that I can also send to you (my e-mail is CommonGear@aol.com and please don’t forget to specify what you are asking for), and/or if you are not computer-compatible and would like a copy of the exhibitor entry application form on paper via snail mail, just please send me your S.A.S.E. (to the SAAC mailing address: P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405), and again please do make sure to specify what you are asking for—thanks! ... Even more additional thoughts - How great an idea it is to hold this event on July 4th (and note that it ends early enough in the day so that you can get on to your family cookouts or whatever in the afternoon) in the “classic” town of Essex, Connecticut, and I also applaud the Essex Auto Club for donating a portion of the proceeds to such a worthy cause, namely the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut – read about the wonderful work they do at their official web site: http://www.childandfamilyagency.org/ . Bravo Essex Auto Club! Please be sure to visit the Essex Auto Club's online home at: http://www.essexautoclub.com/Home.html ... *6/10/2014 UPDATES - Thanks to Tim Lynch for supplying the latest and greatest UPDATED Registration Form, in an e-mail received today (6/10/2014). Quoting from Tim's cover note: "...Hi Steve… Can you please add this Revised Entry Form for our July 4, 2014 Car Show… Thanks… Tim Lynch..." And here's a clickable hyperlink to the form that Tim provided: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/EssexAutoClub4July2014CarShow-EntryForm.doc ... Thanks again Tim! Looking forward to participating this year!... *7/3/2014 IMPORTANT UPDATES - Quoting from Essex Auto Club representative & car show co-chairman Tim Lynch’s (timlynch3@me.com) broadcast e-mail message as of about noontime 7/3/2014, with subject line “Car Show Rain Date”: “…July 4th Car Show Rescheduled… Due to forecast, the EAC car show has been rescheduled to SATURDAY, JULY 5th… Everything else remains the same… Hubbard Field, North Main St. Essex CT… Show car registration from 8 am to 10 am… Show open to public from 10 am to 2 pm… We can’t control the weather, but we hope you can still make it!... Any Questions?  Contact Tim at 203-858-1102 or timlynch3@me.com …” Sounds good--thanks Tim for the heads-up about this very reasonable & prudent-sounding decision by the Essex Auto Club car show team, and we look forward to being there on Saturday! (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/23/2014; updated Car Show Registration Form uploaded as of 6/10/2014; late-breaking notice of event date postponement to Saturday, July 5th was added to this listing as of 7/3/2014)

JULY 5, 2014, Saturday, Meriden – "...2nd Annual Glen Reilly Memorial Car Show, at the Silver City Quarter Midget Track, 835 Hanover Road, Meriden, CT... The car show portion is from 10am to 3pm... For more info call Steve 203-641-3451..." webmaster's note - The above info came from: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php - and here's an online flyer we found: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/5July2014GlenReillyMemorialCarShowMeridenFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/2/2014)

JULY 5, 2014, Saturday, NewingtonCharter Oak Firebirds present The Jonathan McMahon 3rd Annual Memorial Cruise and Scholarship Drive. “…On July 5th, the Charter Oak Firebirds will dedicate our scheduled Cruise Night to Jonathan’s memory. Join us at Panera Bread, 3120 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, from 4:00 to 8:30, on Saturday, July 5th, 2014 (Rain date: If the 7/5 scheduled cruise is cancelled, Jonathan’s cruise will be held 7/19/14). All makes, models, & years of collector & muscle cars welcome at this event… Huge raffle, fantastic prizes, music by DJ Bouncin’ Brian… To make a contribution to the raffle prizes, or a donation in advance if you can not attend, please contact Brian Ripley, Vice President, Charter Oak Firebirds, at brripley@comcast.net … Entry to cruise parking lot and lawn spaces closed once full...” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our local old car friend and Trans-Am driver Harry Debernardo for making sure I received a copy of the official flyer for this event, from which all of the above information was transcribed. I scanned and uploaded the flyer, which is worth checking out, as it contains more background about who Jonathan McMahon was (he was a local Guilford resident, and loved Firebirds), and more details about the event itself—view the official flyer online at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/5July2014CharterOakBirdsJMcMahonPaneraCruiseFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2014)

JULY 8-13, 2014, Tuesday-Sunday, Brimfield (MASSACHUSETTS) Brimfield Antique & Collectible Shows, largest outdoor antique show in New England, Route 20, Brimfield, MA. webmaster’s note – This is not an automobile event, but I know a lot of people into antiques enjoy checking it out—we’ve added the Brimfield dates to our Calendar as a service. Info: http://www.brimfield.com/   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014)

JULY 9, 2014, Wednesday, Guilford Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers’ Ashley’s of Guilford Cruise Night, 5:30-8:00pm, at Ashley's Ice Cream shop in Sachem Plaza, 942 Boston Post Road in Guilford... webmaster's note - This is "opening night" for the SRTC's Guilford Ashley's Summer of 2014 cruise night series, since the June 11th date was a rain-out. Sounds great! Always a fun time with the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers, and Rockin' Richard spinning the great oldies! A great array of cool old cars always participate at this event--make plans to come and participate with yours--and I will do the same! And did we mention Ashleys' superb ice cream?!... Please see the official flyer for more info - http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014SRTCAshleysGuilfordCruiseNitesFlyer.jpg - and/or please look also under "Wednesdays' in the Cruse Nights section of this page... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/29/2014)

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

JULY 10, 2014, Thursday, GuilfordCruise Nights at Bishop’s Orchard Little Red Barn, sponsored by Apple Pi Robotics FIRST Team, Thursdays, 5-8pm, admission is free. List of specific dates: June 26th, July 10th, July 24th, August 7th, and August 21st. See www.applepirobotics.org for updates. “…All proceeds from donations and sales from the concession stand are used to support the Apple Pi Robotics Team…” webmaster’s note – Wow, a “Big Week” for little old Guilford, as I noticed that July 9th is the SRTC/Ashley’s Cruise “Opening Night” (since 6/11 got rained out), and July 10th is the second scheduled ApplePi/Bishop’s Cruise Night of the season! See more details at this handbill (that we scanned and uploaded) received from Bill Raccio:  http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014ApplePiBishopsGuilfordCruiseHandbill.jpg - and also this verbiage and banner provided by Rick Moroso in a mid-June Facebook posting: "...Apple Pi will once again host “Cruise Nights” at Bishop’s Orchards “Little Red Barn” 5pm – 8pm (dusk), June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21. Includes antique and unusual cars, barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers, soft drinks, music, and robotics demonstrations and lots of FUN! No better atmosphere for a relaxing Cruise Night than the grassy fields in back of the Little Red Barn at Bishops Orchard right off Route 1 in Guilford, CT. Come enjoy some of the best music from the 50's and 60's, have a barbecued burger and watch the sun go down while “talking cars”. The Apple Pi robot will be on hand for demonstrations..." and here’s the banner, which we uploaded to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014ApplePiBishopsGuilfordThursdayCruiseBanner.jpg ... Additional info – The actual street address for Bishop’s Orchards is: 1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437, and here is their web site’s “Directions” page: http://www.bishopsorchards.com/visit-us/directions ... Oh, and here’s the Apple Pi Robotics’ own Cruise Night info page address: http://www.applepirobotics.org/2014/06/apple-pi-sets-summer-cruise-night-schedule/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/29/2014)

JULY 11-12, 2014, Friday-Saturday, LebanonHot Rod Riot 9. Quoting from a 4/21/2014 Facebook post from someone associated with the event: “…"...Hot Rod Riot 9. Cars / bikes / beer / music / minibikes / camping / no lifeguards / questionable decisions / freedom / you know how we do it. July 11-12, Lebanon Lebanon CT Lions Club Fairgrounds..." Kool... Here's the official FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1402121720062441/ … Here is the organizer’s web site: http://www.murdercycles.com/ … Here is the organizer’s FB site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Murdercycles-MC/338722496155370 ... Additional info - Lebanon Country Fairgrounds are located at: 122 Mack Road, Lebanon, CT 06249. The Lebanon Country Fair web site directions page is located at: http://lebanoncountryfair.org/visitors/directions/ - “…Most Lebanon Country Fair-goers enjoy the country ride to the Fairgrounds, located on Mack Road in Lebanon, Connecticut. Mack Road is accessible by either Route 87 or Route 207…” webmaster’s note – I’ve been to the Lebanon Country Fairgrounds in the past, when the CT VW Association used to hold their summer meets there, and it’s a nice spot out in the country, and a nice ride getting out there. (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/22/2014)

JULY 12, 2014, Saturday, HaddamHaddam Lions Club 19th Annual Rollin’ On The River Car Show & Family Night. “…Bring the Entire Family down to the Haddam Lions Club 19th Annual ‘Rollin On The River’ Car Show & Family Night, Saturday, July 12, 2014, 3:00pm to 8:00pm, at Haddam Meadows State Park on the Connecticut River, Route 154, Haddam, CT… Join us for food & family fun!... Great music!... $10 per show car; spectators $10 per carload or $3/person (suggested donation)… Dash plaques to the first 200 cars! Trophies @ People’s Choice…” webmaster’s note – We saw the flyer for this event in a car at the recent Main Street Middletown classic car cruise in mid-June, and the above is transcribed directly from it. We also uploaded the photo we took of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable as a clickable hyperlink at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/12July2014HaddamRollinOnTheRiverFlyer.jpg ...  Additional info – Here are two useful internet links (within the Facebook online world) where you can go for more info: Haddam Lions Club online = https://www.facebook.com/HaddamLionsClub - and the actual Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/337371009656072/ … And here is the CT DEP web site for Haddam Meadows State Park, which has detailed directions plus an excellent map: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325206&deepNav_GID=1650%20 … Additional thoughts – I’ve attended this event in the past and have always had a great time, and the cause that it all benefits, Haddam Lions Club charitable projects, is an undoubtedly great one!... *6/27/2014 UPDATES - Thanks to Ray Dennis of the Haddam Lions for making sure we also had a good, clean electronic copy of the official flyer for this event, which he e-mailed to us earlier this month (thanks again Ray!)--we have uploaded it to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/12July2014HaddamRollinOnTheRiverFlyer-ElectronicVersion.jpg   (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/13/2014; another, cleaner copy of the official flyer was added to this listing as a hyperlink as of 6/27/2014)

JULY 12, 2014, Saturday, North HavenWings Of Hope For David Gagnon – Cancer Benefit Car Show, Saturday, July 12, 2014 (rain date = Sunday, July 13, 2014), 10am to 5pm, at North Haven Middle School, 55 Bailey Road, North Haven, CT. Registration starts at 8:30am, raffle & awards start at 4pm. “…Hot rods, classics, trucks, customs, rat rods, race cars, bikes, cruisers, works in progress…’if it has wheels, come show it off!’…” $20 per vehicle, donation taken at time of registration; and “100% of proceeds from show go to Cancer Fighting Benefit Fund for David Gagnon”… For more information contact: WingsOfHopeForDavidGagnon@gmail.com …” Family fun, great food, raffles, live DJ… Spectator parking will be at the High School (suggested spectator donation entry $10), 221 Elm Street, North Haven, CT 06473. “…April 9th, 2014, David was diagnosed with an aggressive form of gastric cancer. He has already started his chemo treatments at Smilow in Guilford, and is moving towards ultimately having the tumor in his stomach and esophagus removed. Once surgery has been completed he will undergo more chemo treatments. These treatments are financially and emotionally taxing on David & his family. Please help us ease the burden to this dedicated, outstanding individual…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our local old car friend Jody Wilk, who, like so many in the local automotive hobby, has benefited from the superb dedication, perfectionism, and friendship of David Gagnon, for passing along the official electronic flyer for this event (where the above transcribed info, plus much more came from), which we have in turn uploaded to our server—view the official flyer online at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/12July2014WingsCancerBenefitNorthHavenCarShowFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2014)

JULY 13, 2014, Sunday, Westbrook – “The CVA’s 10th Annual Volks-Meet,” at Westbrook Elks Club, 142 Seaside Avenue, Westbrook, CT 06498. Show is open to all Volkswagen and German cars, owners, and fans, 9am-2pm, $10 for show cars, $20 for any size swap space, general admission is free. webmaster’s note – Please refer to the uploaded copy of the CVA “2014 Coming Events” flyer that CVA President Bill Arute sent to us in December 2013 for details of this, and many other great events through the season that CVA has planned and organized; view the copy of the flyer that we uploaded to our server online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CTVWAssociation2014EventsFlyer.pdf - and thanks again Bill and all of the hard-working CVA’ers!  (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2013)

JULY 17-19, 2014, Thursday-Saturday, WindsorAMRC 35th Annual Convention, July 17-19, Windsor, CT. 4-Seasons Rambler Club 16th Annual Rambler Regional… “Celebrating 60 years of AMC and 35 years of AMCRC…” Quoting from the 5/7/2014 e-mail that we received from fellow enthusiast Tom Lindberg (limmytr@att.net): “…Hi… Thanks for the SAAC Event lists.  Here are a couple interesting ones you may or may not be aware are coming-up here in CT… Take care… Tom Lindberg…” Tom supplied a flyer for this event, and also some information about another CAMO (Connecticut Chapter of the American Motors Owners Association) even upcoming in August, which we are also adding to the Calendar. Thanks again Tom! The flyer for this event that Tom supplied has been uploaded to our server, where you can view it online now at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/AMCConventionWindsor17thru19July2014Flyer.jpg ... Additional info - Here’s the web site for 4-Seasons Rambler Club: http://www.amcrc.com/4S/ - and here’s the web site for CAMO: http://www.ctamo.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/9/2014)

JULY 19, 2014, Saturday, East Hampton – “…Gasket Goons 5th Annual Junkpile Jam, at East Hampton Firemans Grounds, in East Hampton, CT. Rain date = July 20th. Hot rods, customs, rat rods, bikes, vendors, food, music, plus more… 10am till… Info: 860-778-8033 Pat or 860-342-0080 Lou…” webmaster’s note – We found this event listed at the OldRide.com web site, specifically at this dedicated page: http://www.oldride.com/events/4242010.html *3/29/2014 UPDATE - Thanks to the organizers, we have a copy of the official flyer for this event, and we've scanned both sides of it, uploaded the scans as a single document to our server, so you can now view hoth sides of the flyer online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/19July2014JunkpileJamboreeFlyerBothSides.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/26/2014; link to both sides of the scanned official flyer added as of 3/29/2014)

JULY 19-20, 2014, Saturday-Sunday, ColchesterQuinebaug Valley Engineers Association 18th 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 1/18/2014)

(JULY 14) JULY 21 (Rain Postponement has been invoked), 2014, Monday, Stratford – “…Ryders Landing Car Show & Cruise Night - Welcome to the 6th Season!... 5:30-9:30pm… One great show only this year… Ryders Landing Shopping Center, 88 Ryders Lane, Merritt Parkway Exit 53, Stratford, CT… Classics, antiques, hot rods and customs; no cut off year--all show cars welcome!... Free Admission… Rain Date = 7/21… Food, music, trophies… Two Ryders Landing Restaurants: Biagios & Panda House… A friendly bunch of people!... Please visit & say hello…”  webmaster’s note – This event info came from the coming events page of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm ... *7/11/2014 UPDATES - Thanks to our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club for sharing this event flyer--we are pleased to further share it via this clickable link to the copy we uploaded to our server: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14July2014StratfordRydersLandingCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Don't forget folks, this is the only night of the year for this event! Stratford will be the place to be on July 14th! Ryder's Landing is very easy to get to, right off of Merritt Parkway Exit #53! I hope to be there, and hope to see you there too! *7/15/201 UPDATE - We saw a Facebook posting from I think either Sunday or yesterday, from our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears car club, that this event had been postponed to its rain date, and sure enough, when we went to the CT Seaport Car Club events page - http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm - we noticed that same advice... So, we are still hoping to make it--on 7/21!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2014; clickable flyer link added to this listing as of 7/11/2014, postponement to the rain date of 7/21/2014 notice added to this listing as of 7/15/2014)

JULY 21, 2014, Monday, North Haven – "...Special Cruise Night to Benefit the family of the late Edward 'Frenchie' Beauvais... Monday, July 21st, with rain date of July 28th, at teh North Haven Shopping Center, Route 5/Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT, 5:30-8:30pm... Hosted by the Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club... There will be a special cruise night to benefit the family of Edward (Frenchie) Beauvais. Frenchie passed away after a sudden illness on February 20, 2014. Many area cruisers knew him as an avid car guy and auto body specialist, an avid camper and collector of many things. He will certainly be missed by our cruising community... Special awards, along with club awards... Door prizes, gift certificates, T-shirts, ice cream... Those great Doo Wop Tunes by DJ Frankie B & The Giant Juke Box... Come with friends and park with friends... Donations greatly accepted--all proceeds go to the Beauvais Family... For more information contact: Frank 203-410-4559..." webmaster's note - The above info was transcribed directly from a flyer that was attached to an e-mail dated 7/18/2014 from our friend Frank of the Doo Wop Cruisers, who responded to my request for a copy of the flyer, after we had seen the initial announcement of this event on our friend Jerry Covino's "Brass City Cruisers" web site, at this dedicated page address:  http://www.brasscitycruisers.net/?p=4671 . I wrote both to Frank and Jerry requesting a good copy of the flyer, and both gentlemen wrote back to me very promptly with very helpful info--thanks again guys!!! In Frank's (fbronner@sbcglobal.net) e-mail response, he included this note: "...Steve, thanks for your response to our benefit cruise. I have attached a copy of the flyer for you to look over... I hope you can make it to the cruise. Ed ( Frenchie) Beauvais was a good friend of mine and I will miss him dearly..." And the flyer that Frank provided we have uploaded to our servere, where it is viewable now at the following link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21July2014BeauvaisBenefitNorthHavenCruiseFlyer.jpg ... I would like to express my sympathy to Frank and everyone who knew Frenchie, and especially to his family who I'm sure miss him dearly. Thanks again Frank and Jerry for all your help with gathering up all of this information on this very worthy charitable event, coming up very soon in North Haven.  (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/18/2014)

JULY 22, 2014, Tuesday, Wallingford – "...CSRA/Jerry Dixey Road Tour Cruise Night... Come join the Connecticut Street Rod Association in welcoming the Street Scene Jerry Dixey Road Tour to a Cruise Night. It will be held at our club house on 316 Woodhouse Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06492, on July 22nd, 2014, from 4:00pm to whenever. CSRA will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks to all who attend... Questions or more info: Steve 203-641-3451 or Dennis 203-376-9596..." webmaster's note - The above info came from: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php - and here's an online flyer we found: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/22July2014RoadTourCruiseNightWallingfordFlyer.jpg   (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/2/2014)

JULY 25, 2014, Friday, Milford - "Rallying For Ryan," with the Blood Sweat and Gears car Club... This is an important cruise night fundraiser happening Friday, July 25th, 2014, at the Milford McDonalds cruise that is run by our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club - please   see this photo: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25July2014RallyingForRyanBSGsCruzFundraiser.jpg (click directly on that link--thanks to Mike Long of BSGs - https://www.facebook.com/mike.long.58 - for posting it originally on Facebook) for all the important details, and make plans to attend and lend your support if possible! Please see the "Cruise Nights" section of this page under "Fridays" for more general information about the BSG's always-popular Milford McDonalds Cruises! (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/24/2014)

JULY 27, 2014, Sunday, GuilfordTime Machines 2014, at Guilford Fairgrounds, Guilford, CT. Info: http://www.ctvisit.com/events/summary/time-machines-car-show-and-flea-market/39743 - and quoting the informational paragraph from that page: "...There is a good variety to enjoy with 26 judged show car classes and a flea market of mostly automotive-related items; and trophies awarded. The 2014 featured car is the Mustang. A car corral featuring cars for sale, music by a DJ, prizes and several food vendors offering breakfast, lunch, and snacks...." More info: (203) 239-2656 or e-mail flklaus@comcast.net or web site: http://www.tbirdsofconn.org/timemach.html (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2014)

JULY 27, 2014, Sunday, Stratford  “…Fly Meet Cars-N-Planes First Charity Car Show, Stratford Army Engine Plant, 690 Main Street, 11AM - 4PM… Welcoming all car enthusiasts, all makes and model car show, with proceeds that will benefit Children with Autism… People's Choice award for each category (JDM, Domestic, Euro), $5 admission fee which includes parking, children 12 and under are free… Registration fee for cars in the show is $20; you can register at http://flymeetco.wordpress.com … We will be accepting donations for Autism Speaks throughout the show… Come and support the cause, e-mail us with any questions at flymeetco@gmail.com …” webmaster’s note – The above paragraph came directly from the event’s listing on the Special Interest web site Connecticut car events calendar. The following info comes from their web site page (http://flymeetco.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/flight-plan/), which also includes an online car show registration form: “…Attention all car enthusiasts… The Fly Meet Co. has officially set the date for their charity car show ‘Cars & Planes’ on Sunday July 27th, 2014 at the historic Stratford Army Engine Plant (690 Main St Stratford, CT 06615) in the West parking lot. Proceeds will benefit to raise Autism Awareness... General admission will be $5.00 (children 12 and under free); show cars will be $20.00 at the gate (driver admission included); pre-registration is now open to all Japanese, European and domestic automobiles, motorcycles and scooters also welcome... To take part as a vendor or sponsor send your inquiry via email to flymeetco@gmail.com or use form below… On behalf of Fly Meet Co. and the entire crew, I’d like to thank you for joining us on raising awareness for the cause and we are looking forward to seeing you on board again in the near future. Have a safe trip!...” Additional info – We also grabbed a copy of their flyer from the save above-mentioned web site page, and uploaded it to our server, where it is new viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/27July2014StratfordFlyMeetFlyer.jpg  (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/29/2014)

JULY 30, 2014, Wednesday, MadisonHammonasset Ford 2nd Annual Classic Car Show benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, at Hammonasset Ford, 191 Boston Post Road (Route 1), Madison, CT, 5:30-9:00pm. Rain date = August 6th, 2014. “…Food, fun, music, games, raffles… Join us for our Annual Classic Car Show! All proceeds go to Wounded Warrior Project…” Call to register your classic car: 203-245-8828. More info: www.hammonassetford.com … webmaster’s note – Thanks to our local old car friend Orlando Amato for sending along the heads-up about this event, complete with an electronic flyer, attached to his e-mail of 6/23/2014. We uploaded the official event flyer that Orlando provided to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/30July2014HammoFordClassicCarShowFlyerFmOA.jpg - and here’s a banner flyer for the even that we found at Hammo Ford’s own web site (& also uploaded to our server): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/30July2014HammoFordClassicCarShowWebBanner.jpg ... Thanks again Orlando for the heads-up, and we hope to be there & participate in this great-sounding local car event, benefiting a superb charitable cause! (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2014)

AUGUST 1, 2014, Friday, North BranfordNorth Branford 13th Annual Potato & Corn Festival Classic Car Show. “…Held at the Augur Farm, 298 Forest Road (Route 22), North Branford… Featuring the Friday evening Car Show, and also a Motorcycle Show on Sunday…” webmaster’s note – We saw the full page ad for this event appearing in the Branford Festival flyer that came stuffed in a mid-June issue of The Sound newspaper, and the above info came directly from it. We also uploaded the photo we took of that same full-page booklet ad to our server, where it is now viewable as a clickable hyperlink at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/1August2014NBPotatoCornFestCarShowAdFromBfdFestBooklet.jpg ...  Additional info – I believe the official main web site for the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival is: http://www.nbpotatofest.com/Additional thoughts – I’ve attended this event in the past and have always had a great time—it’s completely laid-back and fun!... Here’s a report I put together on the 2011 version, in which I was pleased to participate: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/NBPCFestCruz11/NBCruz11Review.htm ... *7/2/2014 UPDATES - We were browsing the official Potato & Corn Festival web site earlier today, and found this very cool banner ad for the event, which we've taken the liberty of uploading to our server (I think I recognize at least one of the cars visible in the shot--very cool!): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/1August2014NBPotatoCornFestCarShowBanner.jpg - this banner came, by the way, from the official car show info page at the Festival web site: http://www.nbpotatofest.com/nbpotato2014/events/car-show.aspx (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/13/2014; banner ad for the event, from the official Festival web site added to this listing as of 7/2/2014)

AUGUST 1-2, 2014, Friday-Saturday, HebronYankee Chapter Antique Motorcycle Club of America Antique Motorcycle Meet… “…All makes antique motorcycles and parts 35 years old or older. Friday 8-4 display, flea market, mystery ride; Saturday 8-4 display, AMCA points judging, flea market, field games, tech session. To vend must be AMCA member… Location: Lions Club Fairgrounds, Route 85, 347 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248… Visitors: $5/car, $2/bike. Bring a car or bike older than 1979 and enter free!…” (webmaster’s note – Did you notice that about bringing an old car?! That information came directly from the Hemmings web site dedicated event info page: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=41720)... More info: Dan 603-458-5013, also: Yankee Chapter AMC web site: http://yankeechapter.org/ - and dedicated Hebron meet info page at the club web site: http://yankeechapter.org/hebron.shtml (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2014)

AUGUST 2, 2014, 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 wasa my greatest blessing..." Saturday, August 2, 2014, 12:00pm to 4:00pm, at VFW Post 7788, 422 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford, CT 06460... Free admission.... Enjoy a great sumer day. All makes, models, no cutoff year, all cars welcome... Great food, goodie bags, music, trophies... Contact information: Joanne (daughter) at phone number 203-876-8991... webmaster's note - Thanks to our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears car club for the copy of the official flyer for this event, which they posted, and which we are pleased to repost at the following link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2August2014EmilHayduckyMilfordCarShowFlyer.jpg .. . Sounds like a fun, laid-back time, in memory of a dear old car guy... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/29/2014)

AUGUST 2, 2014, Saturday, East HavenTouch-A-Truck Fundraiser at St. Vincent de Paul School Parking Lot, 10am-3pm, 35 Bishop Street, East Haven, CT, telephone 203-467-1606. "...$5 per person; children 3 and under are free... Explore, climb, touch, and photo over 20 trucks and vehicles... Bounce house, petting zoo, food, and much more!..." webmaster's note - Not that readers of the SAAC Calendar are necessarily interested in this from a spectator perspective, howver, our good friend Will Fleming from the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club told us about this recently, and with the special additional advice that: "Trucks Are Needed" (as per his Facebook post message from 7/11/2014; with all of the above event words transcribed directly from a copy of the official flyer that he also provided)... Here's the clickable link to the flyer: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2August2014EHavenStVncntTouchATruckFlyer.jpg ... So, if you have a truck and might like to help out the good people of St. Vincent de Paul of East Haven with this wonderful-sounding, family-oriented fundraising event, I would highly encourage you to call that number listed on the flyer: 203-467-1606, and/or you could also get in touch will Will, via his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/will.fleming66?fref=ts ... Here also is the official web site for St. Vincent de Paul church: http://www.stvdpchurch.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/11/2014)

AUGUST 3, 2014, Sunday, Haddam NeckThe Belltown Antique Car Club’s 48th Annual Vintage Motorcar Meet at Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, Haddam Neck, CT. “Always the first Sunday in August!” Info: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/ ... *4/20/2014 UPDATES – Here are copies of both sides of the official flyer, plus an enlargement of the map section of the back of the flyer; they came from the Belltown web site, where they were presented as .pdf files & we uploaded them as clickable image links to our server. Flyer FRONT: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/3August2014BelltownAntiqueCarMeetHaddamNeckFlyrFRNT.jpg - Flyer BACK: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/3August2014BelltownAntiqueCarMeetHaddamNeckFlyrBCK.jpg – and cropped enlargement of the flyer back with map segment: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/3August2014BelltownAntiqueCarMeetHaddamNeckFlyrBCKCRP.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/3/2013; clickable flyer image links added as of 4/20/2014)

AUGUST 10, 2014, Sunday, Middletown – “The Fast and The Furriest Car, Truck, and Bike Show," to benefit Cat Tales--a no-kill feline rescue, at Middletown High School (official address of MHS is 200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown, CT 06457; or use 680 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT for your Mapquest/GPS purposes), hosted by the American Muscle Car Club, 10am3pm. Rain date = August 16th...$10 donation for show vehicles, all makes & models welcome, spectators free... Online Facebook event site: https://www.facebook.com/events/243632932508447/ - and here's a copy of the official flyer that we also uploaded to our server: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/10August2014FastAndFurriestMiddletownCarShowFlyer.jpg ... Additional info: Please also see the organizers' web site: http://amcc-ct.org/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/6/2014)

AUGUST 10, 2014, Sunday, Plantsville – “The Summit at Plantsville Car Show – Hosted by the CT Road Lancers," to be held at The Summit at Plantsville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 261 Summit Street, Plantsville, CT, August 10th, 2014, 11am-3pm… Rain date = 8/17/2014… No admission fee or entry fee… 50/50 raffle, trophies, door prizes, cars to 1986, no dogs, no bikes… For further information call Barbara at 860-628-0364… webmaster's note – We saw this event listed online at another web site and contacted Barbara at The Summit at Plantsville,  to see if we could obtain a flyer for the event, and received a very prompt and courteous response, with an electronic flyer copy attached--which is where all of the transcribed info above came from—and which we’ve taken the liberty of uploading to our server, where you can view it now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/10August2014SummitAtPlantsvilleCarShowFlyer.JPG ... Additional info – We looked up the official web site for The Summit at Plantsville – which is: http://athenahealthcare.com/CT_Summit.aspx - and found they also have a convenient location and directions google link from that page, to facilitate finding your way there… Even More additional info - We are definitely also familiar with the CT Road Lancers car club—they run a popular summertime cruise night at Captain Seas Restaurant in Wallingford on Tuesdays: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CTRoadLancersCaptainSeasCruise2014Flyer.JPG - and we have also seen their official web site which is located at: http://ctroadlancers.webs.com/apps/photos/ - and which has the “contact us” e-mail listed: ctroadlancers@gmail.com … Sounds cool! Thanks again Barbara for your help, and CT Road Lancers for making it happen! (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/24/2014)

AUGUST 10, 2014, Sunday, Terryville – “…23rd Annual Connecticut Bug-A-Fair, all-Volkswagen car show, 9am-3:30pm, at the Terryville Fairgrounds. “…All Volkswagen Car Show will be held at the Terryville Fairgrounds on August 10, 2014. Proceeds will benefit charities supported by the Terryville Lions Club. Show information is as follows: 40 trophy classes, Acres of show parking, Free door prizes, Overnight camping - $15 per vehicle, Refreshments and food available all day, Large swap meet, Swap spaces: $30, Dash plaques for first 300 cars and all vendors, Car registration - car and driver: $15, Spectator admission: $9, Show runs from 9am to 3pm, Awards at 3:30pm… For more info, please call 860-283-5256 or e-mail vwsplitman@sbcglobal.net …” webmaster’s note – The above info from: http://terryvillelions.org/vwshow.htm - we have also attended this show on many occasions and really enjoy its laid-back country vibe, not to mention the excellent swap meet where many killer parts deals for your old VW can often be scored! Our long-time old VW friend Chuck Pisconski, assisted by many friends and volunteers, runs it, and it’s always a great time… Additional info – The street address for the Terryville Fairgrounds (per the Terryville Lions Country Fair web site) is listed as: Town Hill Rd, Terryville, CT 06786. (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/15/2014)

AUGUST 10, 2014, Sunday, Durham – “…Great Gathering of Friends – 12th Annual Durham Tractor Cruise, Durham Fairgrounds, Route 17, Durham, CT. Call Len 860-349-3305…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to Ed Bezanson, “The Yankee,” for compiling and publishing his “Yankee Show List 2014,” from which the above event info was obtained! Additional info – We found this event also listed online at this Farm Collector Show Directory page: http://www.farmcollector.com/show-directory/eventitem.aspx?eventid=4488 - and this additional info contact name and telephone contact were listed: Karin Thody 860-349-9191 (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2014)

AUGUST 13, 2014, Wednesday, Guilford Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers’ Ashley’s of Guilford Cruise Night, 5:30-8:00pm, at Ashley's Ice Cream shop in Sachem Plaza, 942 Boston Post Road in Guilford... Always a fun time with the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers, and Rockin' Richard spinning the great oldies! A great array of cool old cars always participate at this event--make plans to come and participate with yours! And did we mention Ashleys' superb ice cream?!... Please see the official flyer for more info - http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014SRTCAshleysGuilfordCruiseNitesFlyer.jpg - and/or please look also under "Wednesdays" in the Cruse Nights section of this page... (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/12/2014)

AUGUST 15-16, 2014, Friday-Saturday, FarmingtonCAMO’s 19th Annual Regional Meet, at the Farmington Marriott, Farmington, CT.  Quoting from the 5/7/2014 e-mail that we received from fellow enthusiast Tom Lindberg (limmytr@att.net): “…Hi… Thanks for the SAAC Event lists.  Here are a couple interesting ones you may or may not be aware are coming-up here in CT… Take care… Tom Lindberg…” Tom supplied a flyer for a July AMCRC event upcoming in Windsor (which we are also adding to this Calendar), and also some information about this cool-sounding CAMO (Connecticut Chapter of the American Motors Owners Association) event. Thanks again Tom! Additional info - Here’s the official web site for CAMO: http://www.ctamo.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/9/2014)

AUGUST 16, 2014, Saturday, East Haven The Village at Mariners Point Alzheimer’s Association Benefit Car Show… “…Classic Car Show, Saturday, August 16, 2014, 10:00am to 2:00pm, at The Village at Mariners Point, 111 South Shore Drive, East Haven, CT… Music by The Boys of the Doo Wop… 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and trophies… $5 fee per car to enter… Proceeds to benefit The Alzheimer’s Association… Info: Maria 203-467-0067 x13, or Bill 203-671-3866 or John 203-603-7142…”   webmaster’s note – We originally saw this event listed at the Special Interest web site, and then made direct inquiries to Maria from The Village at Mariner’s, and also via e-mail to Bill, who we remember was associated with this event last year (I think?!), and then received in the snail mail a nice printed-out copy of the official event flyer, from which all of the above info was transcribed. We also took the liberty of scanning and uploading that same flyer, so that it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/16August2014EHMarinersPtAlzherimersBenefitShowFlyr.jpg … Very nice job by everyone involved, staging this great, fun-sounding local old car event, and benefiting a great cause! (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/10/2014)

AUGUST 16, 2014, Saturday, MiddlefieldTeam Pro CT Down Syndrome Congress Benefit Car Show, at Peckham Park, 161 Strickland Road, Middlefield, CT, 9am to 3pm. Rain date = August 17th. Admission $10. Great food, giveaways, raffle, trophies, and good music. Hosted by the Saturday Nite Cruizers Car Club of Wallingford… Bring a friend, bring a car, bring your family for a fun day!... For information call Charlie 203-980-8343 or June 860-919-8514… webmaster’s note - Thanks to June from the Saturday Nite Cruizers, we also have a copy of the Official Flyer, which provides further details about the event, a list of the official event sponsors, and more, that we are pleased to add to this listing--we uploaded it to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/16August2014MddlfldDownSyndBenefitCarShowFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/27/2014)

AUGUST 16, 2014, Saturday, MilfordThe 40th Annual Milford Oyster Festival Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show… “…The Milford Oyster Festival Committee invited owners of Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles to join us at the scenic Milford Lisman Landing on Helwig Street in Downtown Milford… The entry fee of $20 entitles car owners to a Festival T-shirt, mug, and great entertainment on the Harbor Stage. Trophies sponsored by Connecticut Fallen Heroes will be awarded in several categories. Also, Goody Bags are being provided by The Fallen Heroes…”  webmaster’s note – All of the above was transcribed from an electronic copy of the official flyer (2-sided), that we have also taken the liberty of uploading to our server, where both sides of the flyer are now viewable at the following clickable links: FRONT - http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/16August2014MilfordOysterFestCarShowFlyerFRONT.jpg - and BACK -  http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/16August2014MilfordOysterFestCarShowFlyerBACK.jpg Additional information - Please also see this page of show-related info & schedules, from the official Milford Oyster Festival web site: http://www.milfordoysterfestival.com/index.php/entertainment/lisman-landing-harbor-stage (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/12/2014)

AUGUST 16, 2014, Saturday, Waterbury – Brass City Cruisers present: Special Cruise Night in Memory of Long Time Cruiser Vic LaRosa, at Wendy’s Restaurant, The Colonial Plaza, 167 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT, Saturday, August 16, 2014, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Rain date = August 23, 2014. “…This will be a special cruise night in memory of long time cruiser Vic Larosa. Vic passed away after a long illness on June 30, 2014. He and his wife Felicia have been pillars of the car cruising scene in the Greater Waterbury area for the past 30-plus years. His red 1938 Chevy street rod has been a longtime fixture at all of the local cruises and shows. Vic kept cruising all the way through his illness. Even unable to drive, he still came and showed his support for something that he loved. He will surely be missed and his impact not forgotten… All proceeds to benefit the VITAS Innovative Hospice Care & The LaRosa Family. Donations greatly accepted…” Event also features: special awards and trophies, prize table drawing, food by Wendy’s, music and dancing… For more information call Jerry, 203-754-9207 or 203-578-0353, web site: www.brasscitycruisers.net .. Join us on Facebook – Brass City Cruisers… webmaster’s note - Thanks to our friend Jerry Covino of Brass City Cruisers, we also have a copy of the Official Flyer for this event, which provides further details, that we are pleased to add to this listing--we uploaded it to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/16August2014BrassCityCrsrsWendysWtbySpecialCruise.jpg ... Additional info – Here’s the special info page that Jerry and the Brass City Cruisers have created for this special evening: http://www.brasscitycruisers.net/?p=4676 – and here is also an obituary page that the Brass City Cruisers also published, about this well-known and beloved man from the local old car cruising scene: http://www.brasscitycruisers.net/?p=4655Additional thoughts – We extend our sincerest sympathies to Mr. LaRosa’s wife and family and all of his friends who miss him, and we tip our hat to Jerry and the Brass City Cruisers for their work to arrange this special evening. (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/29/2014)

AUGUST 17, 2014, Sunday, West Haven – “Car & Motorcycle Show - A Charity Event to Benefit the Building Fund for The Fisher House on the grounds of the Veterans Hospital in West Haven, CT”… Quoting from the flyer copy that we received at the recent Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Connecticut event in late April, 2014--and also referencing an electronic copy of the same flyer that our friend Will Fleming from the Blood Sweat & Gears Car Club passed along a couple of days earlier: "...Sunday, August 17th, 10am to 2pm... Rain date = Sunday, September 7th... 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!... http://www.fisherhousect.org/ ... Public donations welcome... $10 donation to enter any classic car or any motorcycle... $5 plate, choice of hamburger or hot dog with chips & soda... People's choice award trophies, raffle... Sponsored by  the West Haven Italian American Civic Organization, 85 Chase Lane, West Haven, CT 06516, http://whitalianamericanclub.com/ ... Hosted by Blood Sweat & Gears Car Club, http://bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/   ..." Sounds positively awesome! Great job by Will and the entire BS&Gs organization getting behind this fantastic cause!... *5/6/2014 UPDATES – As noted above, we received a printed copy of the official flyer for this event in our car at the recent Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Connecticut event on April 27th, in Wallingford, CT. We have since scanned the flyer and uploaded it to our server, for your viewing convenience, viewable online now at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17August2014BSGsWHavenFisherHseBenefitCarShowFlyer.jpg ... *8/3/2014 UPDATES - Our good friend Will from BS&Gs, who is in the middle of working on this event benefiting a tremendous cause, along with his equally dedicated fellow club members, passed along an "improved version" of the official event flyer, which highlights the location of the event--just to be sure that nobody hopefully tries to go to the VA hospital on show day. Just to be clear, the show location was specially highlighted Will says: "...this one takes away any doubt where the show is. A lot of people think it's at the VA hospital not the Italian American Club..." So, please review this latest, best version of the official flyer, with the location (WH Italian American Club, 85 Chase Lane, West Haven, CT 06516) especially highlighted (thanks again Will for  passing it along!): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17August2014BSGsWHavenFisherHseBenefitCarShowFlyerIMPROVED.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2014; scanned and uploaded clickable flyer link added to this listing as of 5/6/2014; link to improved flyer with the car show location highlighted added to this listing as of 8/3/2014)

AUGUST 17, 2014, Sunday, Groton – “Babies Heart Run”… Quoting from the listing we found online at: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/ (within the August sub-category):  “…Babies Heart Run, 6th Annual Ride Event, Register at Fitch Senior High School, 101 Groton Long Point, Groton, CT, 9am - Noon, Run begins at 12noon, Run ends at Christopher's Cafe, Rt. 1, Groton, CT, $20 per car… The classic cars are invited to follow the motorcycles on the Run, for more info visit www.babiesheartrun.com or call Nina (860) 287-7776 or Jay (860) 941-6090, Rain or Shine…” From the dedicated event web site, we also found this e-mail contact for more info: jayandnina@babiesheartrun.com and also by snail mail: Babies Heart Run, P.O. Box 315, Groton, CT 06340. (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/1/2014)

AUGUST 17, 2014, Sunday, Meriden – “8th Annual Sgt. Jeffrey Boucher Memorial Auto, Bike & Truck Show”… Research Parkway, Meriden, CT. In memory of Sergeant Jeffrey Boucher, United States Marine Corps & Meriden Police Department... Info: https://www.facebook.com/sgtjeffreyboucher - and online flyer copy that we uploaded to our server: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17August2014SgtJBoucherMemorialCarShowMeridenFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/9/2014)

AUGUST 17, 2014, Sunday, Wallingford – “Buick Club of America Yankee Chapter All Buick Car Show,” 9am to 3pm, at Wallingford Buick, 1122 Old North Colony Road, Wallingford, CT 06492. $10 car registration on the day of show, peer judging, 6 classes, 3 trophies per class, open to all Buicks up to mode year 2000. Rain or shine. Dash plaques & goodie bags to the first 85 cars, all car entries eligible for prize drawing. Free admission for spectators. BCA encourages all cars to have a usable fire extinguisher. For more information: Tom Lane 860-859-1125 or 860-705-7039, or Jim Comeau 860-569-2344 or 203-537-2408, or Wallingford Buick 888-765-9107. webmaster’s note – As a dues-paying member of BCA Yankee Chapter it appears I also receive an early advance copy of the official flyer of the event, which I’ve taken the liberty of uploading to our server, where it is now viewable online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/17August2014YankeeBuickCarShowWlfdFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/2/2014)

AUGUST 18, 2014, Monday, East Granby – “Mark’s Auto Parts VW Night,” 22 Russell Road, East Granby, CT, 5pm-9pm. Rain date = August 25th. “Huge classic car cruise that brings in over 900 cars every week.” This special “VW feature” night is sponsored by the CT VW Association. webmaster’s note – Please refer to the uploaded copy of the CVA “2014 Coming Events” flyer that CVA President Bill Arute sent to us in December 2013 for details of this, and many other great events through the season that CVA has planned and organized; view the copy of the flyer that we uploaded to our server online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CTVWAssociation2014EventsFlyer.pdf - and thanks again Bill and all of the hard-working CVA’ers!  (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2013)

AUGUST 21, 2014, Thursday, GuilfordApple Pi’s Cruise Night, at Bishop’s Orchards’ Little Red Barn. “…Apple Pi once again host Cruise Nights at Bishops Orchards Little Red Barn, 1355 Boston Post Road, 5pm – 8pm, June 26, July 10 & 24, August 7 & 21, Includes antique and unusual cars, barbeque hot dogs and hamburgers, soft drinks, music, robotics demonstrations and lots of fun, No better atmosphere for a relaxing cruise night than the grassy fields in the back of the Little Red Barn… Come enjoy some of the best music from the 50s and 60s, have a barbeque burger and watch the sun go down while talking cars, The Apple Pi robot will be on hand for demonstrations…” webmaster’s note – The above verbiage came from the listing that we found online at the Special Interest web site, and which are pleased to augment with a link to their online banner, which we copied and uploaded to our server, where it is viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014ApplePiBishopsGuilfordThursdayCruiseBanner.jpgAdditional info – Please also see the Apple Pi Robotics official site for further information: http://www.applepirobotics.org/Final thoughts – Don’t forget that August 21st is the final 2014 date for this fun local event that benefits a superb local cause! (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/12/2014)

 AUGUST 23, 2014, Saturday, Branford3rd Annual Military Appreciation Day hosted by Porter and Chester Institute. “…Honoring all Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families... All cars, trucks & motorcycles welcome, no cut-off date... Come out to support the Vets and current military...” 11am to 2pm, at Porter and Chester Institute, 221 West Main Street, Branford, CT. webmaster’s note – We appreciate our local old car friend Bill Raccio passing along the heads-up about this event. Quoting from his e-mail dated 7/15/2014, which also referenced another e-mail dated the same day, from Jeffrey Bracale, Campus Director of Porter & Chester, Branford and Rocky Hill: “…Military Appreciation Day is scheduled for 8/16 in Rocky Hill and 8/23 in Branford, from 11am-2pm at both campuses…” Bill noted specifically: “…I’m doing the Branford event along with Ted (Aub)… Ted will be at Rocky Hill… Donations at the gate (will be accepted) for each…” Thanks Bill for the heads-up! We are very happy to get this onto our Calendar w/o delay, and of course we’ve invited Bill to send us along a flyer and/or any other details as they may become available! Great dedication to Veterans-related events, as always, by Bill and Ted, and Great Job Porter and Chester Institutes!... Additional info - Here's the Porter and Chester Branford main page, which has information on location and directions: https://www.porterchester.com/campus-locations/branford-ct/ ... *7/18/2014 UPDATES - Thanks to our friend Bill Raccio for supplying a copy of the official flyer in an e-mail from earlier this morning, which we've uploaded to our server, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/23August2014PorterChesterMilitaryAppDayBrnfrdFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/15/2014; link to a copy of the official flyer added to this listing as of 7/18/2014)

AUGUST 23, 2014, Saturday, Plainville30th Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival Car Show, 12 noon to 5pm, at Norton Park, Route 177/South Washington Street, Plainville, CT 06062. Cost is $10 donation to Plainville Fire Co. Memorial Scholarship Fund. More info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=41440 - online flyer: http://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/23413758-0-0.jpg?rev=1 - and http://www.plainvillefireco.com/ - and also: Herb Lillibridge 860-747-0616. (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/6/2014)

AUGUST 23, 2014, Saturday, WallingfordCar Show to benefit The Connecticut Chapter of Autism Speaks, all makes and models welcome, at PNA Park, 171 N. Plains Highway, Wallingford, CT… Gates open at 8:00am; awards at 3:00pm; registration $12; pre-registration $10; donations accepted… Rain date = August 24th… For more information contact Gerry Milidantri 860-316-5057 or 845-787-6735… Please contact us for sponsorship opportunities… webmaster's note – The above information came from the official flyer for this event that we received in our car at the recent Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Connecticut event on April 27th, in Wallingford, CT. We have scanned the flyer and uploaded it to our server, so you can review it for this, plus much more important information about the event (including your pre-registration form for the car show—note the $’s savings by pre-registering that were listed in the above information), online now at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/23AugustAutismSpeaksWallingfordCarShowFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/6/2014)

AUGUST 23, 2014, Saturday, Meriden  “…Silver City Community Car Club 1st Annual Car Show, 9:30am – 3:30pm, August 23, 2014. Rain date = August 30, 2014. Registration $15. Over 30 categories. Music, food, raffles, 50/50, lots of fun. Address: 74 Cambridge Street, Meriden, CT… ‘…50% of profits goes to Children’s hospital…’ All makes & models welcome. Contact info: Robert 203-314-6222, Crystal 203-427-1927, SilverCityCommunityCarClub@gmail.com …” webmaster’s note – All of the above information was transcribed directly from a flyer for this event that was found online—which we’ve also taken the liberty of uploading to our server, where it is now viewable online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/23August2014SilverCityCarClubCarShowFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/3/2014)

AUGUST 24, 2014, Sunday, BranfordThe 3rd Annual AJ’s Car Show at Branhaven. “…The 3rd Annual AJ's Car Show at Branhaven, Sunday August 24, 2014, at Branhaven Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, 348 W. Main Street, Branford, CT 06405… Registration at 11am; Car Show begins at 12 noon; Judging begins at 1pm; Event ends at 2pm… Hosted by AJ from 'Chaz & AJ in The Morning'… FREE admission and FREE registration! All classic cars are welcome. Space is limited. Spots are first come, first serve. Trophies and plaques awarded. The first 25 cars receive a special AJ's Car Show dash plaque. Food will be available for purchase. Visit the PLR Tent and enter to win prizes!...” webmaster’s note – All of the above verbiage came from this dedicated event page at the WPLR web site: http://www.wplr.com/event-guide/2014/07/24/the-3rd-annual-ajs-car-show-at-branhaven ... Additional info – We also took the liberty of uploading the official electronic flyer that was posted on the PLR event page to our server also, where it is now viewable at this hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/24August2014AJsCarShowAtBranhavenFlyer.jpgEven More additional info – Here’s the Branhaven Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership official web site: http://www.branhaven.com/index.htm - and they even have their own page that documents what appear to be previous editions of the AJ’s Car Show that have been held there: http://www.branhaven.com/car-show.htm - very cool! Final thoughts - AJ’s not only a great radio personality, entertainer, and humanitarian, but he’s also a knowledgeable “blood ‘n guts” bona-fide old car guy (he is also a full-fledged member of the great local car club: Blood Sweat and Gears, reference: http://bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/), so this is a great opportunity for all of us to show our support for what he does for all of us and the local community in general. We definitely hope to be there for what promises to be a fun day! (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/24/2014)

AUGUST 24, 2014, Sunday, ProspectThe 29th Annual Sock Hop and Car Show On The Green in Prospect, CT. “…1:00pm to 6:00pm… “…’50s and ‘60s music provided by DJ Pete and 2 Live Bands, The Rockin Heatbeats, and Sharades. Classic and Special Interest Cars Welcome. Dash Plaques to the first 500 cars. Event T-shirts available. Trophies presented at 5:30. Great Food & Drinks available from many Prospect Restaurants… Sponsor: Prospect Car Owners Assoc. and The Office of the Mayor… Location: Prospect Town Green at the intersection of Rt. 68 and Rt. 69, Prospect, CT 06712…” webmaster’s note – We saw this event listed at the Hemmings web site, at this dedicated info page: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=42751 – and here’s a copy of the flyer that we also found and uploaded: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/24August2014ProspectSockHopFlyer.jpg ... The Hemmings web site also listed this contact point for more info: Brian at 203-906-7179  (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/12/2014)

AUGUST 28-SEPTEMBER 1, 2014, Thursday - Monday, Lakeville - Lime Rock Historics, a.k.a. the Lime Rock Park Vintage Festival XXXII, featuring the "Sunday in the Park Concours d'Elegance and Gathering of the Marques," on Sunday, August 31st--plus awesome racing on the other days of the Festival! Info: http://limerockhistorics.com/ ... Additional info - Here's also the main Lime Rock Park web site: http://www.limerock.com/ ... Even more additional info - We also found the Facebook event page--cool: https://www.facebook.com/events/1403385473255602/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/15/2014)

AUGUST 30, 2014, Saturday, WallingfordOur Lady of Fatima presents 2nd Annual Classic Car and Street Rod Show, located at 382 Hope Hill Road, Wallingford, CT. Vehicle registration 8:00am to 9:00am; $10 at the gate; pre-registration $8; awards begin at 2:00pm… Rain date = September 13th… Hosted by The Doo-Wop Cruisers car club, www.doowopcruisers.com … For more information call: Bob 203-949-9122 or John 203-269-0173... webmaster’s note – The above information came from the official flyer for this event that we received in our car at the recent Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Connecticut event on April 27th, in Wallingford, CT. We have scanned the flyer and uploaded it to our server, so you can review it for this, plus much more important information about the event (including the pre-registration form, which was included on the Back side of the flyer), online now at (FRONT): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/30August2014OurLadyOfFatimaWallingfordCarShowFlyerFRT.jpg - and (BACK): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/30August2014OurLadyOfFatimaWallingfordCarShowFlyerBCK.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/6/2014)

AUGUST 31, 2014, Sunday, WestbrookThe Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers’ 11th Annual Labor Day Car Show, 9am-2pm, at Westbrook Elks Lodge #1764, 142 Seaside Avenue, Westbrook, CT 06498. $10 per show car. Info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=40742 ... *5/6/2014 UPDATES - We just received a copy of  the Official Flyer from our friend Lucille of  the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers (thaks again Lucille!), and uploaded it to our server--it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/31August2014SRTCWestbrookLaborDayCarShowFlyer.jpg   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014; clickable flyer link added to this listing as of 5/6/2014)

AUGUST 31, 2014, Sunday, North HavenThe North Haven Police 7th Annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show, Sunday, August 31, 2014, North Haven High School, 221 Elm Street, North Haven, CT 06473. Rain date = Monday, September 1st, Labor Day. Registration = 8:00am to 11:00am. Car entrance will close at 11:00am. Awards presentation = 2:00pm. Day of show registration $12 per car. Cars for sale will be allowed in the show field. webmaster's note - I received a paper flyer for this event in my car at the 8/23/2014 Branford Porter & Chester Veterans Appreciation Day event, so there was of course no way that I could have published this listing in time to take advantage of the reduced price for pre-registration ($10) if you had postmarked it no later than 8/22/2014 to the North Haven PBA. But, just the same, I've scanned all parts of the flyer for your info, so you can see all the details that were presented. Following are the clickable hyperlinks: Flyer main inside panel = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/31August2014NoHvnPBACarShowFlyerINSIDE.jpg ... Flyer outside = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/31August2014NoHvnPBACarShowFlyerOUTSIDE.jpg ... Flyer pre-registration form = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/31August2014NoHvnPBACarShowFlyerREGFORM.jpg ... And there you have it! (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/26/2014)

SEPTEMBER 1, 2014, Monday, Old Saybrook – “…Saybrook Point Inn & Spa’ 6th Annual Labor Day Car Show, 12pm – 4pm, at Saybrook Point Inn, 2 Bridge Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. $10 per show vehicle. Registration begins at 11am for vehicles. Show includes 50/50 Raffle, Dash Plaques for the first 100 vehicles, a cookout on the Patio of Fresh Salt; Saybrook Point Inn Restaurant, and more! Numerous trophies will be awarded in various categories by ballot vote (People’s Choice). To register your vehicle or for more information contact Chris Loader at chrisloader@saybrook.com , or call 800-243-0212. Saybrook Point Inn has limited spaces available for show vehicles so register ASAP! Rain Date will be Columbus Day…” webmaster’s note – I wish to thank Mr. Chris Loader of the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa for his prompt and super-helpful response when I wrote to him recently requesting, if possible, a copy of a flyer for this event. Quoting from his e-mail note back to me dated 6/18/2014: “…Steve, I received you message via mail and wanted to send you an electronic version of what the listing should contain.... I also have a flyer attached to this email as well… Thanks very much, Chris… Chris Loader, Front Desk Agent, Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, 2 Bridge Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, Toll Free 800-243-0212, Fax 860-388-1504, www.saybrook.com …” Very cool, and Thanks Chris! The 2-page electronic flyer that Chris mentioned he had attached to that e-mail has been uploaded to our server and both pages are now viewable online at the following clickable links: FRONT = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/1September2014SaybrkPtInnLaborDayShowFlyrP1.jpg - and BACK = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/1September2014SaybrkPtInnLaborDayShowFlyrP2.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/19/2014)

SEPTEMBER 2-7, 2014, Tuesday-Sunday, Brimfield (MASSACHUSETTS)Brimfield Antique & Collectible Shows, largest outdoor antique show in New England, Route 20, Brimfield, MA. webmaster’s note – This is not an automobile event, but I know a lot of people into antiques enjoy checking it out—we’ve added the Brimfield dates to our Calendar as a service. Info: http://www.brimfield.com/   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014)

SEPTEMBER 6, 2014, Saturday, Stratford – 3rd Annual Military Appreciation Day – Cruising For Veterans, hosted by Porter and Chester Institute, to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Saturday, September 6th, 2014, 10am to 3pm, at Porter and Chester Institute, 670 Lordship Boulevard, Stratford, CT. Rain date = Saturday, September 13th, 2014. “…Join us for a fun day filled with: Salute to Veterans Ceremony, door prizes, food, music, trophies… $10 donation per vehicle; vehicle cut-off 1985… No pets, alcohol, burnouts, bicycles, skateboards… Help Us Show Support!...” webmaster’s note – Thanks very much to our friend Will Fleming from the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club who sent us a copy of the official flyer, from which all of the above info came, and which we also uploaded to our server, where you can view it online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/6Sept2014PorterChesterStratfordMilitaryAppreciationDay.jpg ... Sounds like a great time, honoring our Veterans, Cruising with our Classic Cars and Trucks, and supporting a superb charitable cause: The Wounded Warrior Project. Great job by the Porter and Chester Institute folks for their commitment to honoring our Military and Veterans. (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/3/2014)

SEPTEMBER 6, 2014, Saturday, Cheshire – “Cheshire Fall Festival & Marketplace Classic Car Show,” sponsored by Richard Chevrolet and the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, with the assistance of the Constitution State Classics—all makes and models welcome! 1pm to 6pm, $10 entry fee. A portion of proceeds to benefit Chamber Scholarship Fund. Rain date = September 7th… Info: 203-272-2345, or www.cheshirechamber.org , or www.cheshirefestival.com … Directions: I-691 East/West, Exit 3, South on Route 10, across from Cheshire High School… webmaster’s note – The above information came from the official flyer for this event that we received in our car at the recent Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Connecticut event on April 27th, in Wallingford, CT. We have scanned the flyer and uploaded it to our server, so you can review it for this, plus much more important information about the event, online now at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/6September2014CheshireFallFestCarShowFlyer.jpg   (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/6/2014)

SEPTEMBER 6, 2014, Saturday, North Haven – “Montesi Volkswagen and Connecticut Volkswagen Association’s 3rd Annual ‘Das Auto’ All-VW Car Show,” at Montesi Volkswagen, 444 State Street, North Haven, CT 06473, 9am-2pm, rain or shine, $5 for show cars, $10 swap space, general admission is free. webmaster’s note – Please refer to the uploaded copy of the CVA “2014 Coming Events” flyer that CVA President Bill Arute sent to us in December 2013 for details of this, and many other great events through the season that CVA has planned and organized; view the copy of the flyer that we uploaded to our server online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CTVWAssociation2014EventsFlyer.pdf - and thanks again Bill and all of the hard-working CVA’ers!  (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2013)

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014, Sunday, East HavenEast Haven Fall Festival Car Show, on the East Haven Town Green, East Haven, CT. webmaster’s note – Thanks to our old car friend, and the organizer of this event, Mr. Wayne Sandford (wsandf@att.net) for this heads-up (per his e-mail note dated 12/17/2013), and we will do our best to add more details to this listing as they become available! For more info about the East Haven Fall Festival, visit their official web site at: http://www.townofeasthavenct.org/ffest-home.shtml (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/17/2013)

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014, Sunday, Stratford Stanziale’s Restaurant Presents The Third Annual Corsair Restoration Benefit Car Show, hosted by the Cruisin East Car Club, Sunday, September 7th, 10am to 4pm, at Stanziale’s Restaurant, 595 Main Street, Stratford, CT—Across from the Stratford Army Engine Plant. …“To benefit the Sikorsky Memorial Corsair Restoration…” $15 car contest registration. Pizza, grinders, trophies, 50/50 raffle, prizes, and more!... For more info: 203-377-1411 or stanzialesrestaurant.com … webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends Will Fleming and Sue Decker of the Blood Sweat and Gears car club for forwarding the copy of the official poster for the event, from which the above info all was transcribed. We also uploaded the flyer where it is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/7September2014CorsairBenefitCarShowFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/12/2013)

SEPTEMBER 7, 2014, Sunday, Manchester34th Annual British Motorcar Gathering and Picnic, hosted by the Connecticut Triumph Register, Sunday, September 7th, 2014, 9:30am-3pm, at Wickham Park, Manchester, CT. webmaster’s note – We appreciate the heads-up about this event from our friend Tom Lindberg (limmytr@att.net), who wrote to us with the info and a copy of the handbill for the event. Quoting from Tom’s note: “…there is a British Car event this Sunday at Wickham Park in Manchester, sponsored the Connecticut Triumph Register.  I didn't see it on your recent events list so I just wanted to let you know about it.  Attached is their handbill.   There's a general $5 per car load entry fee for Wickham Park…” And the handbill that Tom supplied we also uploaded to our server, where you can view it online now at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/7Sept2014CTTriumphWickhamParkFlyer.JPG  (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/3/2014)

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, Wednesday, GuilfordShoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers’ Ashley’s of Guilford Cruise Night, 5:30-8:00pm, at Ashley's Ice Cream shop in Sachem Plaza, 942 Boston Post Road in Guilford... Always a fun time with the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers, and Rockin' Richard spinning the great oldies! A great array of cool old cars always participate at this event--make plans to come and participate with yours! And did we mention Ashleys' superb ice cream?!... Please see the official flyer for more info - http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014SRTCAshleysGuilfordCruiseNitesFlyer.jpg - and/or please look also under "Wednesdays" in the Cruise Nights section of this page ... webmaster's note – Please note that this is the last date for the 2014 series of this event, made even more special by the fact that the previous August 13th date was a rain-out! We certainly hope to be there on September 10th! Thanks again to our SRTC friends who make it all possible... (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/20/2014)

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014, Saturday, East Haven – “4th Annual Classic Cruise Night 2014,” 11am-3pm, at Apple Rehab Laurel Woods, 451 North High Street, East Haven, CT 06512, telephone 203-466-6850. Rain date = September 14th, 2014. “…Food, trophies, live DJ, raffles...” webmaster’s note – We just saw the flyer for this event posted online, courtesy of our Facebook friends the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club, and so we are scrambling to get it onto the SAAC Calendar ASAP, so people can hopefully find out about it prior to show day! Sounds very cool, and we sure would love to get over there to check it out, right in nearby East Haven. We also took the liberty of uploading the official event flyer, which is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/13September2014AppleRehabEastHavenCarCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Thanks again to our friends the BS&Gers for passing along the info on this one! (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/8/2014)

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014, Sunday, Branford - “…The Branford Rotary Club is hosting their 1st Annual Classic Car Show. Proceeds to benefit Branford Counseling Center's Basic Needs Program, as well as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Marine Justin Eldridge Children's Education Fund. For more information, go to www.branfordrotary.org , https://www.facebook.com/BranfordRotaryClub , or email carshow@branfordrotary.org ....” webmaster's notes - The above info blurb came from: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457865474462937/ - “Branford Rotary Club's 1st Annual Classic Car Show” event page on Facebook. We also found both an official flyer and an official sponsor sign-up form online, which we are pleased to add clickable links to within this listing as well. Official Flyer = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14September2014BranfordRotaryCarShowFlyer.jpg , and Sponsorship Form = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14September2014BranfordRotaryCarShowSponsorshipForm.jpg ... It's very exciting to hear of this new event upcoming right in our local area, at Van Wilgen's Garden Center, 51 Valley Road (off Route 139) in North Branford, CT. The hours of the event, as listed on the flyer, are 12:00pm to 4:00pm, and there is a rain date listed of Saturday, September 20th, 2014 as well. Show cars have a suggested donation of $10, and there are also dash plaques and trophies. Spectator admission is free (donations welcome), and there will also be music, food trucks, and a great time for all! And don't forget that Superb Charitable Causes benefit from it all--they include: Branford Basic Needs Program, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Marine Justin Eldridge Children' Education Fund... "...Thank you for Helping Rotary Help Others!..." Final note - Special thanks to my Branford-connected Facebook buddy Angelo DiChello for the heads-up about this event! (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/31/2014)

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014, Sunday, Groton  “…Family Fun Car Cruise, Larry's Auto Machine, 175 Leonard Drive, Groton, CT, Airport Business Park, 2pm - 7pm… For more info call Gary (860) 449-9112….” webmaster’s note – We originally saw this event listed on our friends the Dream Machines Classics September events schedule page, reference: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/schedules/2014%20Schedules/september_2014.html … We then did some googling and found the Larry’s Auto Machine official web site: http://larryspower.com/ - which is where we also found the Official Flyer for this event, a copy of which is now viewable at the following hyperlink (we uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14Sept2014LarrysAutoMachineGrotonCarCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info - We also found the official Facebook site for Larry’s Auto Machine, so definitely go and check that one out also: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Larrys-Auto-Machine/168904043122881 (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/20/2014)

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014, Sunday, Simsbury - Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show, at Simsbury Airport, 94 Wolcott Road, Simsbury, CT... A very cool event! That's all I can say! We've been there before as spectators and as participants, and it's serious fun! Main page for info: http://www.simsburyflyin.com/ - and info for car show participants: http://www.simsburyflyin.com/drivers/ - and here's even a driving directions page for how to get there: http://www.simsburyflyin.com/directions/ ... Additional info - We also found the Facebook event page--cool: https://www.facebook.com/events/517358118393455/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/15/2014)

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014, Sunday, OxfordBarefoot End Of Summer Festival & Car Show, Colonial Tavern, Oxford, CT. Rain date = October 5th (which is also a Sunday). “…Car Show: Ballot voting, ribbons, gift bags first 100 cars, dash plaques, photographer, pin-up models, live music, DJ/Emcee, burn-out pit, door prizes, pool closed… Spectators: Ages 11 & up $5, ages 10 & under free… Show cars: $10 thru August 31 (webmaster’s note – sorry, I didn’t see this until September 3rd!); and $15 September 1st thru event day; cut-off year 1990…” Additional info – We looked up Colonial Tavern in Oxford since there was not a street address listed in the online web site reference from which the above information was transcribed. Per a google listing, Colonial Tavern is located at: 24 Hawley Rd, Oxford, CT 06478, and telephone: 203-264-8244, and official web site http://www.colonialtavern.com/Additional thoughts - Thanks again to our friend Frank Catalina for the heads-up about this event, and go to their site for more info: http://www.barefootsummerfestival.com/ … Not sure if the following link will work directly, but it appears that specific car show info can be accessed at: http://www.barefootsummerfestival.com/#!carshow/cee5 - and we also uploaded a screen shot of what appears on that page (where all of the car show info above came from), that you can view as a clickable link at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/14September2014BarefootFestivalOxfordCarShow.JPG  (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/3/2014)

SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2014, Friday-Sunday, Guilford  The Guilford Fair! webmaster’s note – Not car-related of course, but one of our annual favorite local Shoreline happenings! Info: http://guilfordfair.org/  (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/8/2014)

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014, Saturday, New Haven – “…’ ChiliFest – Bringin’ The Heat To New Haven’…99.1 PLR and The Community Action Agency Proudly Presents: 'The 99.1 PLR Classic Car Show at The Chili Fest!'... To help benefit the Community Action Agency of New Haven… Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12:00noon to 4:00pm. At: The Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff at East Shore Park, Woodward Avenue, in New Haven… Entry fee is $10 per car… There’s awards, prizes, live music, great food, and lots more! “Competitor’s Choice” wins a trophy! Please no burnouts or rolling boom boxes…. No rain date… Parking is limited to please reserve your spot… To Register: Call 203-783-8200 weekdays between 9am and 5pm. Note: If you register in advance, your spot will be held until 1pm; after that, it is open to anyone…. Go to WPLR.COM for more information… DIRECTIONS to East Shore Park: Interstate 95 South to Exit 51 (Frontage Road); continue straight on Frontage Road; Continue on Route 1 for about one mile; turn left on Woodward Avenue and go straight for about one mile. East Shore Park will be on your right… Interstate 95 North to Exit 50 (Woodward Avenue); turn right on Woodward Avenue and go straight for about one mile. East Shore Park will be on your right…” webmaster's note – The above is a complete transcription of the words printed on a flyer that I received in my car when I participated in the “AJ’s Car Show” at Branhaven Chrysler-Jeep in Branford, on 8/24/2014. I’ve also just gotten the flyer scanned and uploaded to our server, where you can now view it online at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/20Sept2014WPLRChiliFestCarShowEastHavenFlyer.jpg … Sounds cool, and benefits a great cause! We hope to be there!... Additional info - Please also refer to this WPLR Event Guide dedicated page that gives more info about the overall ChiliFest event: http://www.wplr.com/event-guide/2014/08/20/new-haven-chilifest-2013-today ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/28/2014)

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014, Saturday, Groton  “…6th Annual Benefit Car, Bike & Truck Show, Balfour Beatty Communities, 100 Tern Road, Groton, CT, 10am - 2pm… Car show entry: donation to Groton Animal Foundation, new un-wrapped dog/cat toy or food item… To Benefit The Groton Animal Foundation… Free food, activities & door prizes, trophies awarded… Rain date = September 27….” webmaster’s note – We originally saw this event listed on our friends the Dream Machines Classics September events schedule page, reference: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/schedules/2014%20Schedules/september_2014.html … We also uploaded both sides of the Official Flyer for the event, that was posted at the DMC site, FRONT: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/20Sept2014BalfourBeattyGrotonCarShowFlyerFRONT.jpg - and BACK: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/20Sept2014BalfourBeattyGrotonCarShowFlyerBACK.jpg ... Additional info – Here is the official web site for Balfour Beatty Communities Groton: http://www.subasehomes.com/ - and they also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NewLondonHomesAdditional thoughts - Very nice job by the Balfour Beatty Communities folks holding this event benefitting such a wonderful cause! (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/20/2014)

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014, Saturday, New BritainThe 8th Annual New Britain Car Show, at New Britain’s Central Park (enter at Bank Street), 9am to 3pm, all vehicles welcome, trophies, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, entertainment… Donations benefit New Britain Police Explorer Scouts. Info: Contact Matt Wilk at 860-371-0868 or mattwilk@ymail.comwebmaster’s note – Here are copies of both pages of the electronic flyer, that we received via an e-mail dated 4/12/2014 from Matt Wilk. Front: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/20Sept2014NewBritainDDCarShowFlyerFRONT.jpg - and Back: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/20Sept2014NewBritainDDCarShowFlyerBACK.jpg   (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2014)

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014, Saturday, MeridenConnecticut Classic Chevy Car Club Buffet Dinner Dance, in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Annual ‘Memorial Day Weekend Classic’ Car Show, hosted by The Connecticut Classic Chevy Car Club – ‘The Club with a Heart.’ Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7:00pm – 12:00am, at Il Monticello, 577 South Broad Street (Route 5), Meriden, CT. Live entertainment provided by international recording artist Michael D’Amore. Tickets $40 per person, in advance only, by September 13th, 2014—no ticket sales at the door. Please make check payable to: Connecticut Classic Chevy; mail payment to: CT Classic Chevy, P.O. Box 185031, Hamden, CT 06518. Tickets will be mailed to you—please include your address and phone number. For more info please call: 203-281-4200. webmaster’s note – Much appreciation to the CT Classic Chevy Club for graciously sending us a copy of the official flyer, received postmarked 8/22/2014. Here’s a scan of the official flyer that the CT Classic Chevy Club folks sent us, from which all of the above info came, and which we also uploaded to our server, where you can view it online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/20September2014CTClassicChevyDanceMeridenFlyer.jpg ... Sounds like a great time! Thanks again to the CT Classic Chevy Club for helping us out with the info and flyer, in honor of one of our all-time favorite annual summertime car shows! (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/3/2014)

SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2014, Saturday-Sunday, Haddam – “…Tobacco Valley Flywheelers Fall Show, Haddam Meadows State Park, Route 154, Haddam, CT. Call Russ 860-347-5774…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to Ed Bezanson, “The Yankee,” for compiling and publishing his “Yankee Show List 2014,” from which the above event info was obtained! Additional info – We found this detailed event information flyer online: http://oldengine.org/members/tvf/2013Show.pdf - which also included another contact info name and number: Randy Root 860-346-6107. Additional thoughts – I attended this event last year as a spectator, and had a positively wonderful time! So much cool stuff to see--a “feast” for anyone who appreciates old machinery and “mechanical stuff.” I hope to make it back again there this year! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2014)

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014, Sunday, Branford2nd Annual Advance Auto Parts JDRF Benefit Classic Car Show, Sunday, September 21st, 2014, 10:00 am to 2:00pm, at Advance Auto Parts, 845 West Main Street, Branford, CT 06405. 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and trophies. $5 per car to enter; proceeds to benefit: “JDRF – Improving Lives, Curing Type 1 Diabetes.” Music by the Boys of the Doo Wop. For more info, contact: Bill 203-671-3866, John 203-603-7142, Mike 203-488-4244. webmaster’s note – We initially saw this event listed at the Special Interest web site, and then made direct contact with the good folks at Advance Auto Parts of Branford, who very promptly and graciously sent us a copy of the official flyer—from which all of the above information was transcribed. We also took the liberty of scanning the flyer and uploading it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/21September2014BranfordAdvanceAutoPartsJDRFBenefitCarShow.jpg ... Additional thoughts – Our hat is off to the good people of Advance Auto Parts of Branford for all their work setting up this cool local car show, and benefiting such an undoubtedly great cause! (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/11/2014)

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014, Sunday, SouthburyThe Roaring 20s 44th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show, at Southbury Training School, Southbury, CT. Rain date = 9/28/2014...   Info: http://www.roaring-20s.org/main/car_show_info.htm (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/9/2014)

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014, Sunday, WestonThe Alden Sherman Classic Car Show 2014, Weston High School grounds, Weston, CT. “…This event is for premier cars and motorcycles. The proceeds raised from this event will go to the ‘Friends of the Weston Senior Activities Center’…” Rain date = Sunday, September 28th, 2014. Info: http://www.aldenshermanclassic.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2014)

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014, Sunday, NorwichNorwich Auto Show, from 8:00am to 3:30pm, at Dodd Stadium, 14 Stott Avenue, Norwich, CT… This year’s theme “Planes, Trains, & Automobiles.” Family event—something for everyone!... Presented in partnership with the Good Times Motoring Club… Hundreds of antique cars, trucks, street rods… Show car admission $10, includes driver and one passenger; no pre-registration for show cars; registration is 8am to 1pm; pre-WWII vehicles free…  Show motorcycles (display only) $10… General admission $7; seniors (62+ years) $5; children under 10 (accompanied by adult) free…” For more information contact: info@norwichchamber.com or 860-887-1647…” webmaster’s note – The above information was gleaned from a very detailed information page for the event that we found online, via the Greater Norwich Chamber of Commerce, which can be accessed at the following address: http://www.norwichchamber.com/news_events/norwich_auto_show.aspx - and it appears they have a Facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/NorwichAutoShow ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/17/2014)

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014, Sunday, BerlinThe New England Oldsmobile Club’s 18th Annual All-Oldsmobile Show, 9am-3pm, at The Days Inn, 2387 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037. Event benefits Shriner’s Childrens Hospital. Info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=40638  - and be sure also visit the organizers’ own official web site at: http://neolds.com/  (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014)

SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2014, Friday-Sunday, Kent – “…Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Fall Show, ‘…The Legendary Kent Show has it all—don’t ever miss this show…’, Route 7, north of Kent, CT. Call John 860-354-0296…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to Ed Bezanson, “The Yankee,” for compiling and publishing his “Yankee Show List 2014,” from which the above event info was obtained! Additional info – We found detailed event info at this CAMA dedicated page online: http://www.ctamachinery.com/2012-fall-festival/ ... *6/25/2014 UPDATES – “…30th Anniversary Connecticut Antique Machinery Association 2014 Fall Festival, 10am to 4pm, rain or shine, Route 7, 1 mile north of Kent, CT (31 Kent-Cornwall Road)… Operating gas & steam exhibits, working farm equipment, blacksmith shop, sawmill, railroad, mining exhibits… For information contact Jim Daly 860-354-1859, or visit www.ctamachinery.com … Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, Inc., P.O. Box 425, Kent, CT 06757 – a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit museum… ‘Help CAMA Celebrate Our 30th Anniversary!’…” webmaster’s note – We found all of this event information published via a flyer published in the Number 58/Summer 2014 edition of the CAMA Newsletter, and scanned and uploaded it, so that it is viewable online now at the following link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26-28Sept2014CAMAFallFestivalFlyer.jpg ...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/10/2014; significant additional information and clickable flyer link added to this listing as of 6/25/2014)

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014, Saturday, BridgeportEast End Yacht Club Classic Car & Motorbike Show, 10:00am to 3:00pm, 104 Bay Street, Bridgeport, CT. Rain date = October 4th (which is also a Saturday). No cut-off date. To enter a car or motorbike a payment of $10 is made at the gate. Free admission for all spectators. “…Come enjoy food, raw bar, and music… Trophies, ballot voting, dash plaques…” For more info call Bob Silk 203-261-8020... editor’s note – We found the listing for this event online at the OldRide.com web site, this specific dedicate page: http://www.oldride.com/events/6638421.html – and that, combined with a flyer that our Facebook friend Jorge Rodriguez shared with us, is where we compiled all of the details for this listing. We also uploaded a copy of Jorge’s flyer photo to our server (thanks again Jorge!), and you can view that online now at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/27Sept2014BptEastEndYachtClubCarShowFlyerFmJRodOnFB.jpg ... Sounds cool! (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/3/2014)

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014, Saturday, Madison – “British Wheels On The Green,” 10am-3pm, All-British Auto Show, on The Green (26 Meetinghouse Road, Madison, CT 06443), Downtown, Madison, CT. Rain or shine. “All British Marques Invited.” Info: http://britishwheelsonthegreen.com/   (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/8/2014)

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014, Saturday, Sturbridge (MASSACHUSETTS)New England Shake-Up, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA, 9am-4pm, rain or shine... Info: http://www.newenglandshakeup.com/car_show.html - and online flyer: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/27September2014NewEnglandShakeUpFlyer.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/1/2014)

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014, Sunday, Madison – “…Connecticut USA Show… CSRA will once again present the Ct. USA Car Show at Hammonasset State Park on September 28th, 2014. The show runs from 9:00am till 3:00pm, rain or shine. Street Rods, Antiques, Trucks, Show Cars, and Bikes are all welcome. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and all proceeds generated from this show go to the Ct. Women's Breast Health Initiative. Donations are $5.00 per person. There will be a 50/50 raffle as well as many give aways… For more info call 203-697-9113…” webmaster’s note – The above info came from: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php - and we also found an online flyer for the event: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28September2014CSRACTUSAShowMadisonFlyer.jpg   (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/2/2014)

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014, Sunday, Northford – “…The 1st Annual Cruise for JDRF, at Honeywell/FireLite, 12 Clintonville Road (Route 22), Northford, CT 06472, 9am-2pm. $10 per show vehicle, no cut-off date, motorcycles are also welcome, all proceeds go to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Rain date = Sunday, October 5th. Prizes, trophies, dash plaques, goodie bags, music by DJ Rockin’ Richard… More info: Steve Stone 203-824-2018 or Jane 203-376-9205…” webmaster’s note – We initially saw this event listed at our friends the CT Seaport Car Club’s web site, and also at the Special Interest web site, and have gleaned the information above from both sources. We are attempting to make contact with the organizers (believe our friend Steve Stone of Branford’s own “Comets To Koi” on Route 1 is involved) to see if we can possibly obtain a flyer and/or any additional info about this great-sounding local event, benefiting a great cause. We’ll certainly update this listing in any way possible!... *8/26/2014 UPDATES – Thanks to Steve and Cecile Stone, we have now have a copy of the Official Flyer for the event, which they e-mailed to us on 8/25/2014, and which we’ve gone ahead and uploaded to our server, where it is now viewable at the following link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28September2014JDRFNorthfordCruiseFlyer.JPG … Cecile added these additional notes in a follow-up note, from later the same day: “…Thank you so much for running the ad for us--we appreciate all the help. We will be having People Choice trophies, Kids Choice, JDRF trophies,  as well as some judged trophies, kids games, driver giveaways, and much more…” Fantastic! Thanks again very much Steve and Cecile, for all of your help, and for all of the work that you are doing to make this wonderful event benefiting a superb charitable cause a reality! (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/18/2014; additional notes and clickable flyer hyperlink added to this listing as of 8/26/2014)

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014, Sunday, Stratford – “…Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation 9th Annual Classic Car Show, at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 6900 Main Street, Stratford, CT… Proceeds benefit Community Health Charities of Connecticut and The United Way… Car & Motorcycle Show... Car show registration = $15; general admission = $5; children under 12 = free; vendor swap spot = $25… Registration begins at 9:00am… All vehicles welcome, no cut-off date… Trophies in 37 classes (33 car/truck and 4 motorcycle classes); 9 Best of Show trophies… For more information call: Sue Hitchcock 203-386-5672 or Ed Karedes 203-386-4075… Call 203-386-3700 for inclement weather information… Note: The motorcycle ride is a separate event this year…” webmaster's note – All of the above info was transcribed from the official flyer, a copy of which we recently obtained—and which we’ve also taken the liberty of scanning and uploading as well, so that you can now view the flyer online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28September2014SikorskyAicraftCarShowFlyer.jpg   (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/28/2014)

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014, Sunday, Watertown – “…2014 Watertown Lions Club Harvest Cruze… The annual Harvest Cruze will be held on Sunday, September 28th, 12 – 5pm, at Siemon Business Park, 27 Siemon Company Dr., Watertown, CT. It is co-sponsored by the Watertown Lions Club and Watertown Recreation Department. All proceeds go to the Watertown Lions Club community service activities and projects. Although this is primarily a muscle car show, all cars are welcome. There will be a minimum of 23 Class Trophies awarded including Best Fire Engine! Show cars are $10.00 & admission is free for spectators. First 50 cars get a free T-shirt. There will also be food, music and raffles… This year: Compete for our unique trophies… New trophy this year for Best Miata… This year's Best-In-Show car to be used on next year's promotional items and on next year's t-shirt... Rain Date October 5th… Thank you, Douglas George, Watertown Lions Club…” webmaster’s note – The above info came directly from a broadcast e-mail dated 9/13/2014, from Douglas George (dg8966@optonline.net) of the Watertown Lions Club. He very graciously followed up with a copy of the Official Event Flyer, which we went ahead and uploaded to our server, where it is now viewable at the following address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28Sep2014WatertownHarvestCruzeFlyer.jpg ... Additional note - The Lions are an organization who do so much great humanitarian work--we applaud them, and their work setting up ths great-sounding event for the enjoyment of us old car folks! (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/15/2014)

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014, Sunday, Seymour – “…1st Annual Classic Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show… Sponsored by Seymour High School Cheerleading. No rain date, non-refundable… Event location: Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT, 12:00pm to 4:00pm, with check-in starting at 10:00am. $15 pre-registration fee by 9/15/2014 (webmaster’s note – Sorry, I just received the flyer in the mail today, 9/17/2014); $20 at the door… Awards: ‘70s and older, ’71 & newer, overall best in show, truck, and motorcycle… Food, Music, 50/590 raffle… Mail pre-registrations to: SHS Spirit Club, 17 Edward Road, Seymour, CT 06483… More info: seymourspiritclub@gmail.com for questions…” webmaster’s note – The above info was transcribed directly from a copy of the Official Event Flyer, which we received in the snail mail (postmarked 9/15/2014) graciously from the organizers, in response to our request. We went ahead and uploaded to our server, where it is now viewable at the following address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28Sept2014SeymourHSSpiritClubCarShowFlyer.jpg  (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/17/2014)

SEPTEMBER 28, 2014, Sunday, Wallingford Nutmeg Chapter Pontiac-Oakland Club International 31st Annual Fall Pontiacs In The Park, Show & Swap Meet, sponsored by Barberino Nissan. Show held at PNA Park, 171 North Plains Highway, Wallingford, CT 06492… Rain date = October 5th, 2014… webmaster’s note - Thanks again to our friend Frank Catalina for the heads-up about this event, and go to their site for more info: http://www.nutmegchapterpoci.comAdditional info – We also went ahead and made screen shots of the event flyer pages that are presented at the Nutmeg Chapter POCI web site, and uploaded them to our server. Flyer FRONT = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28September2014NutmegChapterPOCIWallingfordShowFlyrFRONT.JPG - and also the flyer BACK = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/28September2014NutmegChapterPOCIWallingfordShowFlyrBACK.JPG  (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/3/2014)

OCTOBER 3, 2014, Friday, East Hampton – “Classics on Main, East Hampton,” Final Show of the Year.“…Car Show in the East Hampton Village Center, 5-7:30pm…” webmaster’s note – I ran across this event listing on Facebook, on 9/17/2014, via the “Classics on Main” Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/ClassicsonMain?fref=nf – and also made a screen shot of their announcement about the Final Show of the Year, on Facebook—click directly on the following link to see that screen shot: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/3October2014ClassicsOnMainLastEventOfTheSeasonFBPost.JPGAdditional information - Assuming that the event has been run in the same manner as per previously published event information, here’s some info about it that we borrowed from the SAAC Calendar, regarding earlier-season versions of this low-key and fun-sounding old car display in the beautiful village of East Hampton, CT: “…$5 per car… Proceeds benefit the Congregational Church… Award given for ‘Best of Show’… Food and drinks available for purchase… Live music… For any questions contact: Ben Sullivan @ 860-614-7729… Even more additional info – We noticed that Last Year’s version of the event was posted on East Hampton Patch: http://easthampton-ct.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/east-hampton-classic-car-show - although we have not been able to find an online listing for the 2014 version so far yet… Here also is a post-event review article from Reminder News that we found online about Last Year’s version that was held October 25th, 2013: http://www.remindernews.com/article/2013/10/28/classic-car-show-draws-visitors-to-east-hampton-village-center – and, reading the article, I am very impressed at the spirit of the organizers and what they aim to achieve with these great-sounding, casual & low-key, village old car gatherings! I’m going to try to make it to one or more of them this season!... Final notes – As far as we know, this event is also brought to you through the helpful cooperation of the good folks at “Crafty Cakes and Cupcakes,” which is located at 82 Main Street, East Hampton, CT 06424, telephone 860-467-6122, craftycakesandcupcakes@gmail.com , main web site: http://craftycakesandcupcakes.com/ … and Crafty Cakes’ FB site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Cakes-and-Cupcakes-by-Cindy/147398635309414 ...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/17/2014)

OCTOBER 4, 2014, Saturday, MeridenSecond Annual Miller Memorial Community Car Show, at Miller Memorial Community, 360 Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450. $10 car entry; no cut-off date. Come join us on Saturday, October 4th, 2014, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Raffles, DJ, trophies, food, fun & much more! Rain date will be Sunday, October 5th, 2014. “…We are a not-for-profit organization and any money that is raised will go towards our new Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Neighborhood. Not only will you have a Great Time but will be supporting a Great Cause! If you have any questions or concerns you may contact Linda Purcell at 203-237-8815, ext. 327… Hope to see you there!...” webmaster’s note – Much appreciation to Linda Purcell of Miller Memorial Community for graciously sending us a copy of the official flyer, in response to our request. Quoting from Linda’s accompanying note, with the 8/27/2014 postmarked package that she sent to us: “…Hi Steve, Thanks for the interest in our show! Enclosed is a flyer. Thanks again! –Linda Purcell…” And here’s a scan of the official flyer that Linda sent us, from which all of the above info came, and which we also uploaded to our server, where you can view it online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/4October2014MillerMemorialMeridenCarShowFlyer.jpg ... Sounds like a great time, and supporting a great cause! Thanks again Linda for helping us out with the info and flyer! (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/3/2014)

OCTOBER 4, 2014, Saturday, Guilford – “…Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers present Cruising with The Grand Opening of Guilford Sporting Goods, Saturday, October 4th, 2014, 12:00 to 3:00, at Sachem Square shopping plaza, 934 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT…” webmaster’s note – The above info came from a copy of the official flyer that our friend Lucille (las32chev@comcast.net) from the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club sent us, on 9/23/2014. Quoting from Lucille’s cover note that accompanied the flyer: “…Hello Steve… I've attached a flyer for a cruise at the Ashley's parking lot sponsored by Guilford Sporting store. We will be working with them. If you can add this to your face book page I'd appreciate it… Hope to see you there… Lucille…” Sounds cool, and thanks for keeping us on the mailing list, Lucille! We also went ahead and uploaded the flyer that Lucille supplied to our server, where it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/4October2014GuilfordSportingGoodsGrandOpeningCruiseFlyer.JPG Additional info – We did a bit of online searching and found some info published about the new Guilford Sporting Goods store that is hosting this event. The official web site for Guilford Sporting Goods is located at: http://guilfordsportinggoods.net/ - And they also have a Directions page that you can view at: http://guilfordsportinggoods.net/contact/directions/Even More Additional Info – And of course you should also visit the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers’ own home page on the internet at: http://www.shorelinecruiserssrtc.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/24/2014)

OCTOBER 4-5, 2014, Saturday-Sunday, Colchester Quinebaug 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 1/18/2014)

OCTOBER 4-5, 2014, Saturday-Sunday, Bethel – “…Hollandia Nurseries Fall Festival, featuring antique tractors, trucks, engines, etc., 103 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel, CT. Info: Call Ed Stoller 203-746-3800…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to Ed Bezanson, “The Yankee,” for compiling and publishing his “Yankee Show List 2014,” from which the above event info was obtained! Additional info – Here’s the main Hollandia Nurseries web site (although at the time of the creation of this event listing for the SAAC Calendar, there was no visible mention of the Fall Festival at the site): http://hollandianurseries.com/index.cfm (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2014)

OCTOBER 5, 2014, Sunday, Orange14th Annual Orange Car  Truck Show, hosted by Pyramid Shriners Car Club and G-Force Motorsports, at Orange Fairgrounds, Orange Center Road (rt. 152), Orange, CT, 9am to 4pm. Rain date = October 12, 2014… Proceeds benefit the Pyramid Shriners and their affiliates. webmaster’s note – We received a large and very detailed flyer for this event in our car at the WPLR Spring Classic Car show in mid-April, and took the liberty of making some high-res scans of the entire flyer, which necessitated doing it in two halves, the “top,” and the “bottom,” since it was printed on 8 ½ x 14 paper, and our scanner could only handle 8 ½ x 11!. But never fear, we made sure to overlap the scans, so you will find ALL of the important information (including the pre-registration form that was included at the very bottom of the page—don’t forget the pre-registration cut-off of September 7th, 2014) by looking at both. Here are clickable hyperlinks to the scans of the official flyer that we made, and uploaded to our server… View the top of the flyer at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/5October2014OrangeShrinersCarShowFlyerTOP.jpg - and view the bottom of the flyer at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/5October2014OrangeShrinersCarShowFlyerBOTTOM.jpg … Sounds very cool, the Shriners are an undoubtedly superb organization that does great humanitarian work, and hope we can check the event out this year! (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2014)

OCTOBER 5, 2014, Sunday, Middletown29th Annual Middlesex Historical Society Car Show and Flea Market, 7:00 am to 2:30 pm, at Palmer Field, Bernie O'Rourke Drive, Middletown CT, 06457. “…Car show and Flea Market, top 30 vehicles receive trophies, all makes, trucks, commercial vehicles, fire apparatus, military vehicles, rods and mods… Rain date = October 12, 2014… Costs: Car Registration $10.00, Flea Market $15.00, General Admission $3.00… For more info: http://www.middlesexhistory.org/ - or call Deborah D. Shapiro at 860-346-0746…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info came from the Hemmings web site event listing: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=42383Additional thoughts – We’ve attended this event in the past, and have always had a great time. The Palmer Field location listed sounds new for this year, and I’m sure will work out great for the event, with plenty of space, and very easy to get to, right off of Washington Street. The Middlesex Historical Society folks do a great job, and I’m sure this event raises needed funds for their various projects. Hope to get back there for this year’s version! (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/3/2014)

OCTOBER 5, 2014, Sunday, Plainfield  “…Hot Rod Car Cruise at the 10th Annual Fall Beer and Wine Show, Lion's Park, Plainfield, CT, 4pm - 7pm...” webmaster’s note – We originally saw this event listed on our friends the Dream Machines Classics October events schedule page, reference: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/schedules/2014%20Schedules/october_2014.html … We also uploaded the Official Flyer for the event, that was posted at the DMC site: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/5October2014HotRodCarCruisePlainfieldFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – Here is the official web site for North East Wine & Spirits: http://newsct.biz/ - and they also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-East-Wine-Spirits/220943215099 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/20/2014)

OCTOBER 5, 2014, Sunday, Plainfield  “…4th Annual Karz on the Flats Car Show, 10am to 3pm, at Stanton Equipment, Route 12, Plainfield, CT. Rain date = October 12th. All proceeds to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Registration starts at 10am; judging from 11am to 1pm; awards 2:30pm. Vehicle registration $5; donations also welcomed; music, raffle prizes, food, fun for the whole family. Come on down and check out all the hot rods, muscle cars, classics, and more! All are welcome! No alcohol or burnouts please. For more information: Leon Lefevre 860-230-5474, Bob Loiselle 860-779-6171, Lucien Boutin 860-710-8376…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed from a flyer for the event that we found posted online—here’s a clickable link copy of that flyer, which contains more details: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/5October2014KarzOnTheFlatsPlainfieldFlyer.jpg ...  Additional thoughts – Great job by everyone involved, producing this fun-sounding event benefiting a great cause! (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/8/2014)

OCTOBER 5, 2014, Sunday, New Hartford – “Cartoberfest 2014”… Quoting from the e-mail we received dated 6/15/2014, from Michael and Connie O’Brien (obteddi3@att.net) with information about this great-sounding benefit event: “…Would you please list the following event in your newsletter or event calendar… Cartoberfest 2014, October 5, 2014 (or the first Sunny Sunday in October), 10am - 3pm, Collinsville Antiques Parking Lot, 283 Main St./Rt. 44, New Hartford, CT 06057… For the 9th 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, live entertainment, great food, and 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… $10.00… Spectators welcome… Thank you, Connie O'Brien, Time Was Garage of New Hartford, 860-379-7666…” (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2014)

OCTOBER 8-11, 2014, Wednesday-Saturday, Hershey (PENNSYLVANIA) 2014 AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet, hosted by the Hershey Region AACA, on the grounds and parking lots surrounding Hersheypark and the Giant Center, at Hershey, Pennsylvania. Also known in certain circles as: “Hershey Holy Week.” Info: http://www.hersheyaaca.org/fallmeet.html (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/8/2014)

OCTOBER 11, 2014, Saturday, Westbrook4th Annual Rev Up For A Good Cause – a.k.a. Tanger Outlets Car Show For A Cure, 11am to 3pm, at Tanger Outlets, 314 Flat Rock Place (Exit 65 off of I-95), Westbrook, CT 06498. $10 per car entry fee. Proceeds to benefit the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center. “…Step back in time and support a worthy cause at Tanger Outlets by visiting our Classic Car Show from 11am - 3pm on Saturday, October 11th. Activities include: music, door prizes, and special drawings all to raise money for the Middlesex Hospital Breast Cancer Center. The first 150 participants to display a classic car will receive a free Tanger Goody Bag…” More info: David DelVecchio 860-399-8656, or david.delvecchio@tangeroutlets.com  webmaster’s note – The information for this event listing came from both the OldRide.com event listing page - http://www.oldride.com/events/5978768.html - and also the Hemmings web site listing - http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=42871 - which also included a copy of the very cool Official Flyer, which we’ve also taken the liberty of uploading to our server, where it is now viewable at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11October2014TangerWestbrookRevUpShowFlyer.jpg … Great job by Mr. DelVecchio, all the Tanger Outlets staff folks, and everyone who makes this event possible, and for the benefit of a great cause!... *9/8/2014 UPDATES – Thanks to Mr. DelVecchio for getting back to us promptly with a helpful note that also included another cool variation on the official event flyer. Quoting from his note dated 9/6/2014: “…Thank you so much Steve. We all appreciate your support!! Attached is a second version of the flyer. Use whichever you like best… David DelVecchio, Assistant General Manager, Tanger Outlets® Westbrook…” Awesome & thanks again David! We uploaded the 2nd version of the official event flyer where it is now also viewable at the following link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11October2014TangerWestbrookCarShowFlyer2ndVersion.jpg  (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/3/2014; hyperlink to second version of the official event flyer added to this listing as of 9/8/2014)

OCTOBER 11, 2014, Saturday, East HaddamHale-Ray Project Grad 2nd Annual Car Show, at Heritage Park (Senior Center), corner of Rte. 149 & Great Hillwood Road, Saturday, October 11th, 2014, 10am to 3pm. All proceeds to benefit Hale-Ray Project Grad. Rain date = Sunday, October 12th. Admission: Donation to Project Grad. Battle of the local foodies, 50/50 raffle, tea-cup raffle, music, awards. Judging at 1:00; People’s Choice and more. Food and beverages available for purchase; no coolers please. Information contact: IHaines20@gmail.com … Car Show entry $10. All cars welcome & bikes too! Come early, spaces fill up quick!...” webmaster's note – The above info was transcribed from  a flyer copy that we received via a broadcast e-mail from Irene Haines (ihaines20@gmail.com) dated 9/12/2014, which had this cover note: “…Please share the attached with all your members! Wonderful cause! Give graduating high school seniors a safe graduation night! All kinds of fun stuff for the whole family! See you there!... Please e-mail me with any questions, ihaines20@gmail.com … Thanks for sharing!...” Very cool-sounding event, benefiting a great cause and some great kids! Thanks for putting us on the mailing list for this announcement, Irene, and we are happy to help spread the word! We also went ahead and uploaded the flyer that Irene supplied, to our server, where it is now viewable at the following address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11October2014HaleRayProjectGradCarShowFlyer.jpg ...  Additional info – We googled and found this East Haddam info page for Heritage Park: http://www.easthaddam.org/Heritage-Park/  (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/15/2014)

OCTOBER 11, 2014, Saturday, South GlastonburyHot Rod & Custom Fall Out IX. (Rain dates = October 18th & 25th, 2014) “…Pre 1963 traditional styled hot rods, customs, race, stock, and bikes only…” Elks Club Pavilion, 98 Woodland Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Gates open 10am, $10 per person. Live music all day, DJ, vendors, food, booze. More info: 860-519-1349 or   www.hotrodfallout.com … (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/18/2014)

OCTOBER 11, 2014, Saturday, Oxford-East Haddam-UncasvilleThe 6th Annual Cobra, Classic, & Hot Rod Rally Ride. (Rain date = Sunday, October 12th, 2014) “…A fundraiser to benefit the 2015 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Connecticut Celebration… $15 Rally Ride donation; additional donations accepted…” 1st Rally Point = 8:00am at Oxford Paint & Hardware parking lot, Route 67, Oxford, CT, and other stops along the way. More info: Gary NeVo, cruisingclassiccars@gmail.comwebmaster’s note – We have attempted to make contact with Gary to see if we can obtain a flyer for this event, and will do our best to share whatever we can, in any way we can, for this great fun-sounding event that benefits such a wonderful cause! Additional info - We initially saw this event listed at our friends the CT Seaport Car Club’s web site!... *8/21/2014 UPDATES – We successfully made contact with the event organizer Gary Nevola, who graciously got right back to us promptly with a copy of the Official Flyer for the event, a two-sided document with overall event details on the front, and a detailed list of Rally check point stops (locations, times, directions, additional notes, etc.) on the back side of the flyer. We broke both sides of the flyer down into individual documents and uploaded them to our server, where you can now view them at the following clickable links: FRONT = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11October2014HotRodRallyRideFlyerFRONT.jpg - and BACK = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/11October2014HotRodRallyRideFlyerBACK.jpgEven more additional notes & info – While I was studying the flyer, I got the thought that there might possibly be some percentage of people who love the benefit cause and would love to participate, but, perhaps for whatever reason, are not able to actually be there, so I asked Gary a follow-up question about what advice he might have for those people. He promptly wrote back with these words: “…All those who wish to contribute any amount can contact me directly via phone or email. I forward all donations directly to the CT WHVVD organization…” Fantastic! Thanks Gary, and for everyone’s info, Gary’s e-mail and phone, which are also shown on the Official Flyer, are as follows: cruisingclassiccars@gmail.com and/or 203-687-2863. Final thoughts – We owe Gary a huge Tip Of The Hat for all the positive things he does within our local-area old car hobby, and this particular project, which benefits the superb Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day CT Celebration (www.ctwhvvd.com) especially could not be more admirable! Great job sir!!! Please be sure to check out Gary's own web site for more information about this and all the other various projects he's involved in: www.nevoav.vpweb.com ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/18/2014; additional details and links to uploaded two-page official event flyer were added to this listing as of 8/21/2014)

OCTOBER 12, 2014, Sunday, BridgeportBridgeport Police Memorial Car & Bike Show – a.k.a. the “Wheels & Shields Show,” Downtown Bridgeport @ McLevy Green. Rain date = Sunday, October 19th, 2014. Registration 9am-11am; show time 10am-3pm. Registration fee $10 per vehicle or bike, with all proceeds to benefit the Bridgeport Police Memorial for Fallen Officers. All vehicles/bikes welcome, no cut off year. Free goodie bag to the first 125 registered cars. Raffles include Snap-On tools, Matco tools, and more… “Please join us after the car show for a group Beach Cruise”…   webmaster’s note – Please see both sides of the official flyer, which we’ve posted online, for complete details on this great-sounding event, benefiting a great cause. Flyer FRONT = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/12October2014BptWheelsNShieldsCarShowFlyerFRONT.jpg - and Flyer BACK = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/12October2014BptWheelsNShieldsCarShowFlyerBACK.jpg  (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/3/2014)

OCTOBER 12, 2014, Sunday, Wethersfield3rd Annual Car Show to Benefit Wethersfield Police Cadets, at Cove Park, State Street, Wethersfield, CT, 10am-2pm. Rain date = Sunday, October 26th, 2014. Info: http://ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/events.shtml (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2014)

OCTOBER 18, 2014, Saturday, Old SaybrookBeachcombers’ 2nd Annual Hot Rod Wipe Out. “…Hosted at American Legion Post 113, 113 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475… $8 admission, Vets free, kids 16 & under free… Muffler rap, slow race, noon Veteran Salute… Live music featuring 9th Wave… Food & full cash bar to benefit American Legion… 50/50 raffle and more… Rods, Kustoms, Stockers, Rats, Race, Bikes, and Military…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Frank Saunders of the Beachcombers Car Club for passing along the information & electronic flyer for this event, from which the above information was transcribed. We knitted the “picture” flyer and the “words & info” flyer together and uploaded it to our server as a one-page clickable hyperlink, which is accessible online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18October2014HotRodWipeOutOldSaybrookFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – We appreciate the welcoming, inclusive spirit of the Beachcombers with this, and all of the events in which they are associated, and also appreciate all the work they do that benefits a tremendous organization, the American Legion, Post 113 of Old Saybrook—see more info and map online at: http://www.ct.legion.org/?page=post&p=113 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2014)

OCTOBER 18, 2014, Saturday, Milford - "...The Platt Tech Fall Festival and Car Show is Saturday, October 18th (Rain date = October 19th), from 10:00am to 3:00pm, at 600 Orange Avenue, Milford, CT... All makes, models, years, and clubs welcome... Free admission and parking, $10 donation recommended... Trophies, music, food, and lots of great activities for all ages... All proceeds benefit student activities... For more information contact: Lisa.Kennedy@ct.gov , 203-783-5327 or Robert.Turcotte@ct.gov , 203-783-5360..." webmaster's note - We heard about this event via a Facebook post by our friends the Round Town Cruisers car club (https://www.facebook.com/round.cruisers); quoting from their post of 7/31/2014, from which all of the above info came directly: "...The Round Town Cruisers like to support car shows that benefit good causes and this one is no exception... It's great to see younger people taking an interest in classic and special interest cars and trucks. We need them to keep the hobby going after we are too old to drive... Please come out to support this show for a great cause... RTC..." Nicely-stated, RTCers!... Additional info - Here's a copy of the official event flyer that we found online: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18October2014PlattTechMilfordCarShowFlyer.JPG (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/31/2014)

OCTOBER 18, 2014, Saturday, Westbrook – “…Cardone & Daughter Automotive Presents: ‘Open Shop Day,’ Saturday, October 18th, 2014, 10am to 2pm, 177 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498… Join us for the last ‘Open Shop’ of our 2014 Car Club Road Show Season!... Enjoy morning coffee with donuts, and grilled hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch… Anyone owning a vintage or unique car is encouraged to drive it to the shop (vintage car is not mandatory!)… Everyone is invited!... If possible, bring along a non-perishable food donation for our friends at the Shoreline Soup Kitchen—help us feed neighbors in need!... See more info, shop videos, and slideshows of past events: www.cardoneanddaughter.com ...  That location once again: 177 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT, telephone 860-664-0727, cardoneauto@gmail.com …” webmaster’s note – Sounds awesome to us! What a nice tradition by our friends at Cardone & Daughter Automotive! Here is the Official Flyer from which all of the above details were transcribed: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18October2014CardoneAndDaughterAutoOpenShopFlyer.JPG   ...  Check out our report on a wonderful fall version from a couple of years back that we were very pleased to attend: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CARDONE2011/Report.html ...  Additional info – Please be sure to visit the C&D Automotive official web site: http://www.cardoneanddaughter.com/ … And also definitely check out their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cardoneanddaughter ...  Even More Additional info – Cardone & Daughter Automotive is located at 177 Boston Post Road (quoting from their “YP.com” online listing: “…We are conveniently located on the Boston Post Road in Westbrook…Right near the Clinton town line, Lenny & Joe's Clinton location, across the street from Sophia's Restaurant, a few doors down from Dairy Queen…”), Westbrook, CT 06498, telephone 860-664-0727, and fax 860-664-1966… Final thoughts - What a great way to close out the 2014 season! Thanks to the great Cardone & Daughter Automotive staff for their always-gracious hospitality! And PLEASE don’t forget to bring along your non-perishable food donations as well, to help our brothers and sisters less fortunate! (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/5/2014)

OCTOBER 18, 2014, Saturday, Redding – “…Second Annual Joel Barlow High School Car Show, 9am to 2pm, at Joel Barlow High School, 100 Blackrock Turnpike, Redding, CT 06896. Proceeds benefit Mikey’s Way Foundation and Joel Barlow High School Class of 2015. Rain or Shine. Trophies will be awarded at 2pm…” webmaster’s note – We initially saw this event listing at the Hemmings web site, at this specific page: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=42718 – and a copy of the flyer from which we also uploaded to our server, where it is now viewable at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18October2014JoelBarlowHSReddingCarShowFlyer.jpg … Please also be sure to visit the Official Event web site, however, for the most complete details possible: http://jbhs2015.wix.com/car-show-2013 (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/8/2014)

OCTOBER 18, 2014, Saturday, WestportDragone Classic Motorcars Fall Auction 2014, at 176 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06880... webmaster’s note – We received a very detailed broadcast e-mail (with many words and graphics) on 10/1/2014 from Dragone Classic Motorcars about this event, which we’ve attempted to compile into a one-page flyer presentation (to upload to our server and make available to all)—however our graphic skills are limited, and what we’ve come up with is kinda hard to read—but here it is anyway, nonetheless, for your online perusal: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18October2014DragoneOfWestportAuction.jpg ... The good news, however, is that you can go directly to Dragone Classic Motorcars Facebook page and/or their main web site page, to learn more about all aspects of the company and this special auction event! Dragone Classic Motorcars’ FB page is: https://www.facebook.com/dragoneclassiccars - And their main web site is: http://www.dragoneclassic.com/ … And there you have it! (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/2/2014)

OCTOBER 18, , Saturday, Plainfield – “…Haul of Fame Museum Fall Swap Meet, Exit 87 off I-395, 1 ½ miles south of McDonalds, on Route 12, at Handcraft Building. Info: Larry Dudek 860-376-2306…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to Ed Bezanson, “The Yankee,” for compiling and publishing his “Yankee Show List 2014,” from which the above event info was obtained! (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2014)

OCTOBER 18, 2014, Saturday, Rochester (MASSACHUSETTS) – “15th Annual New England Speed Meeting ‘Gathering of the Faithful’.” Quoting from Jack Wegman’s (jackwegman@verizon.net) e-mail dated 9/7/2014, that accompanied a copy of the official event flyer: “…Hello… With a little more than 1 month to go until show time, we would like our 15th 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… Seminar 11 am.. $10.00 per person children under 12 free… Vendor space available w/admission & donation of door prize… Rain date = October 19th… Jack, phone 508-888-3103…” webmaster’s note - And we also uploaded the event flyer that Jack provided, where you can now view it online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/18Oct2014NESSFASTNortheastSpeedMtgRochesterMA.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/8/2014)

OCTOBER 19, 2014, Sunday, Milford – “…5th Annual Cars for the Cure Car Show, at Stevens Ford of Milford, 717 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT 06460, 10am to 3pm... Food, prizes, raffles... More info: 203-876-6464…” webmaster’s note – We found the above event listing at another web site, and then went ahead and contacted the Stevens Ford of Milford folks to see if they might be able to supply us with a flyer for the event. A short time later we received in our mail box a large envelope from Stevens containing several of the large-size Official Posters for the event—Wow! Check out these images from our having received this wonderful package of posters: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/19October2014StevensFordCarShowPostersPckgRecd.jpg - and : http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/19October2014StevensFordCarShowPosterWSteve.jpgAdditional info – Here are more important details about the event, and the great cause it supports, transcribed from the Official Poster: “…Enjoy a day of Classic Cars, food and drink, raffles, giveaway, and fun… All to benefit Susan G. Komen For the Cure!...” Gotta love it! Great Job by Stevens Ford of Milford!... Flyer – We also of course took the liberty of uploading the flyer (actually a cropped photo of the poster, from one of the above-listed images), to our sever, where you can view it online now, at the following address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/19October2014StevensFordCarShowPoster.jpg ... Even More Additional Info – Be sure to check out Stevens Ford of Milford’s official Facebook site as well: https://www.facebook.com/StevensFordLincolnMilfordCT   (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/17/2014)

OCTOBER 19, 2014, Sunday, SeymourThe Seymour Lions Club 45th Annual Benefit Car Show, at MPI Corporation, Silvermine Industrial Park, 4 Progress Avenue, Seymour, CT. 8am-2pm. Rain date = October 26th. webmaster's note - Please see the copy of the very detailed Official Flyer for this event that we found online and uploaded to our server: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/19October2014SeymourLionsCarShowFlyer.jpg - and we also found a Facebook event page where you can also go to view more details and indicate your plans to attend: https://www.facebook.com/events/303253339854026/ ... Additional thoughts - Great job by the Seymour Lions Club, and all Lions Clubs, who do such humanitarian good for their fellow man with funds raised through events like this! (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/13/2014)

OCTOBER 19, 2014, Sunday, Stafford Springs41st Annual Fall Ty-Rods Automotive Swap Meet, at Stafford Motor Speedway, 55 West Street, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. Info: call 860-649-3697 or the facility web site at: http://staffordmotorspeedway.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2014)

OCTOBER 19, 2014, Sunday, “To Be Announced…” – “The CVA’s 16th Annual Fall Foliage Cruise,” starting point location and route to be announced, 9am-onward, rain or shine…. webmaster’s note – Please refer to the uploaded copy of the CVA “2014 Coming Events” flyer that CVA President Bill Arute sent to us in December 2013 for details of this, and many other great events through the season that CVA has planned and organized; view the copy of the flyer that we uploaded to our server online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CTVWAssociation2014EventsFlyer.pdf - and thanks again Bill and all of the hard-working CVA’ers!  (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2013)

OCTOBER 25, 2014, Saturday, FarmingtonFarmington Car Show to Benefit Fire Departments of Farmington & Avon Live Training Facility… Quoting from the broadcast e-mail with the subject line “Please Post - Farmington Car Show for Fire Department Training Facility Oct 25,“ that we received, dated 10/13/2014, from David Gallo (davidgallo123@gmail.com): “…Please post to your club website and/or email to your car club members the following regarding the Farmington Car Show. Attached pdf is car show flyer…. Thank you, Dave Gallo… Subject - Car Show for Fire Dept. Training Facility Oct 25… Farmington Car Show will be held Saturday Oct 25 from 11am to 3pm at 1690 New Britain Avenue, Farmington. The Car Show supports the Farmington & Avon Volunteer Fire Departments in raising funds to build a Live Fire Training Facility… Show car donation is $10. Spectators are free. Show car door prizes… Antique, Classic, Sports & Muscle Cars! Open to all cars! No year cutoff. 500 paved show car parking spaces. Whether you are an avid show car enthusiast or only drive your car on Sundays, all cars welcome… Antique Fire Trucks & Apparatus are free in honor of all those past and present fire fighters who serve and protect their communities… Website - http://farmingtoncarshow.weebly.com/ … Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Farmington-Car-Show-Oct-25-2014-11am-3pm/621602287865560 – Like Us & Post your car picture… Contact us - FarmingtonCarShow@gmail.com or 860.255.4943… Rain Date is Sunday Oct 26 from 11am to 3pm. Please no pets and no alcohol…” webmaster’s note – The “Attached pdf” car show flyer that was mentioned in Mr. Gallo’s original note we took the liberty of uploading to our server, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25October2014FarmingtonFDBenefitCarShow.JPG ... Additional thoughts – Sounds like a great event benefiting a great cause! (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/13/2014)

OCTOBER 25, 2014, Saturday, North HavenAnimal Haven’s 20th Annual Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon, Halloween Edition, 9am to 1pm, at the North Haven Green. webmaster's note – Nope, it’s not a car event—not even close. But we love the work that the Animal Haven does to find good homes for pets in need. The WADAT happens to be a ton of fun—ask us how we know! Ha ha! Please see the copy of their official WADAT flyer, with all the details about the event that we uploaded to our server: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/25October2014AnimalHavenWADATNorthHavenFlyer.jpg ... And please also visit The Animal Haven’s online home for more information about this wonderful organization: http://www.theanimalhaven.com/ ... *9/11/2014 UPDATES - Also wanted to show off the 2013 commemorative WADAT shirts that were mailed late to the sponsors this year (I just received mine a couple of weeks ago); as you can see we are very proud to sponsor this wonderful event that raises important funds for this superb organization! We have already sent in our 2014 sponsorship $'s as well! Here's an overall view of both th the front and the back of the shirt: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/WADAT2013ShirtsFrontAndBack.jpg - And if you look at the back of the shirts  up close, there is a list of all the sponsors: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/WADAT2013ShirtsBackSponsorsDetail.jpg (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/3/2014; hyperlinked 2013 commemorative WADAT t-shirt images added to this listing as of 9/11/2014)

OCTOBER 26, 2014, Sunday, Guilford – “…Moroso’s Spooktacular Cruise-In, at Moroso Performance Products, 80 Carter Drive, Guilford, CT, 10am-3pm. All cars welcome, classics, customs, antiques. Food, music, robotics demonstrations hosted by Apple Pi Robotics. Donations accepted at the gate. Part of the proceeds donated to Parkinson’s Research. Come out for a day of fun, spooks, and cars…” webmaster’s note – We attended last year’s event and had a great time! We appreciate the good people involved (not just the Moroso folks, but also the Apple Pi Robotics folks, and everyone who supports them), and the wonderful benefit cause that is supported. We hope to be back for this year’s event! Additional info – Carter Drive in Guilford is very easy to get to—right off of Goose Lane, and right by the I-95 Exit #59... *9/15/2014 UPDATES – Our friends at Moroso Performance Products of Guilford just posted this updated paragraph, along with a copy of the Official Flyer, on Facebook, as of 9/14/2014: "...Be sure to come to the Apple Pi Robotics second annual ‘Spooktacular Cruise In’ here at Moroso Performance October 26th, 10am - 3pm!... All cars welcome! Food, music, robotics demonstrations, race cars, displays and more!.. Donations accepted at the gate. Part of proceeds donated to Parkinsons research..." Very cool! And of course we’ve taken the liberty of uploading the official flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26October2014MorosoSpooktacularCruiseInFlyer.JPG ... Additional info - Be sure to visit  & "like" Moroso's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moroso-Performance-Products-Inc/80407875468 (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/3/2014; updated info and link to copy of the flyer added to this listing as of 9/15/2014)

OCTOBER 26, 2014, Sunday, Stratford to Milford – “…Cruisin’ East Car Club 30th Annual Toys For Tots Cruise, starting at 10am at the Riverview Bistro, 946 Ferry Blvd., Stratford, CT, ‘till 12:30pm, then cruise to Goodies Drive Inn (Police escort to Googies), Cherry Street, Milford, CT, 1:00pm ‘till?... Rain date = Sunday, November 2nd… New unwrapped toys and/or supermarket gift cards… Giveaways, raffle, fun… Thank you…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club for passing along the official flyer for this event, from which all of the above info was transcribed, and which we’ve also taken the liberty of uploading to our server, where it is now viewable online at the following address: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26October2014CruisinEastToysForTotsCruiseFlyer.jpgAdditional note – Fantastic job by the Cruisin’ East Car Club running this wonderful event, benefiting a great cause, for so many years! Bravo!! (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/22/2014)

OCTOBER 26, 2014, Sunday, Derby – “…’Fill The Crosley!!! @ Heav’nly Donuts’ – Last Cruise Night of 2014… Let’s give the CT Food Bank a Fill Up! Bring canned goods & non-perishables, frozen turkeys, to help Fill-Up CT Food Bank!... Dash plaques for the first 150 cars!... Saturday, October 26th, 2014, 2-6pm…” webmaster’s note – We found this event posted on Facebook by the friendly folks at Heav’nly Donuts, and had to make sure to get a copy of the flyer and upload it to our server also, to help spread the word about this wonderful event benefiting a great cause! Check out the 2014 “Fill The Crosley @ Heav’nly Donuts” official flyer online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/26October2014HeavnlyDonutsDerbyFillTheCrosleyFlyer.jpg ... And of course please be sure also to check out Heav’nly Donuts official Facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heavnly-Donuts/96112739325 ... And “Fill The Crosley @ Heav’nly Donuts” also has its own Facebook event page as well, where you can learn more details about the event, and indicate your interest in participating: https://www.facebook.com/events/355814617926970/Additional info - Heav’nly Donuts is of course located at: 653 New Haven Ave. (a.k.a. Route 34), Derby, Connecticut 06418 (directly in front of Wal-Mart)... Bravo once again to the good folks of Heav’nly Donuts for all they do for the old car hobby and the community in general! (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/2/2014)

OCTOBER 26, 2014, Sunday, Stafford SpringsConnecticut Fall Motorcycle Swap Meet, at Stafford Motor Speedway, 55 West Street, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. Info: call 860-978-2861 or 860-604-7528, or the facility web site at: http://staffordmotorspeedway.com/ (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2014)

NOVEMBER 1, 2014, Saturday, GoshenCruise for a Cause/Whine for a Cure, 2nd Annual Classic Car Cruise and Wine Tasting Benefit, at the Miranda Vineyard, 42 Ives Road, Goshen, CT 06756… Quoting from the Hemmings web site listing for the event (http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=42990), where we first learned about it: “…Cruise for a CauseNovember 01, 2014, 3pm… Recommended $10 donation. Prizes for Oldest, Farthest Travelled, Largest Donation, Tina's Choice... Help raise money to support ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities... Hosted by Miranda Vineyard and MS patient Tina Torizzo... Optional wine tasting event to follow. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance at www.mybeautifullifewithms.com  …” More info: http://www.mybeautifullifewithms.com/fundraiser.html , or call Tina Torizzo at 860-307-5426… webmaster’s note – I did some reading up at the info site about Tina and her struggle with MS, and also how the Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD) can be so helpful to life—what a great story, and what a great cause worth supporting this is! ECAD has a web site you can also visit to learn more about the concept: http://www.ecad1.org/Flyer – While browsing the www.mybeautifullifewithms.com web site, I also found what appears to be the, or at least one of, the Official Flyer(s) for the event, which has additional details about the event, AND a really great illustration that love! I made sure to do a screen capture of it and uploaded it to our server, where you can view it now at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/1November2014CruiseForACauseGoshenFlyer.jpg - and I also cropped it down and enlarged just the text part of the flyer a bit, and uploaded that part separately as another document, in case it might be a little easier to read, and that’s viewable at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/1November2014CruiseForACauseGoshenPosterCROP.jpg ... Additional info - Miranda Vineyard of Goshen, CT, which is hosting this great-sounding event for a great cause, has its main web site located at: http://mv1.dreamhosters.com/Final thoughts – I wanted to add here that, in addition to what I think is a positively superb event, benefiting an equally superb charitable cause, I also appreciate that it’s being held at a time in the season when we can perhaps enjoy some beautiful fall foliage, and not have to worry about any other event conflicts. What a wonderful-sounding event on all counts! (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/24/2014)

NOVEMBER 2, 2014, Sunday, Beacon Falls – “Neighbors Helping Neighbors Benefit Car Cruise,” at Beacon Hose Company 1, Beacon Falls, CT… Quoting from the 10/14/2014 e-mail, with the subject line “Car Show,” that we received from our friend Mike Carrafiello (Flacarf@aol.com): “…November 2, 2014, Sunday… Time: 12 noon ‘till 4pm... This fundraiser will be held at the Beacon Hose Co. #1, located at 35 North Main Street, Beacon Falls CT 06403… Exit 24 south, and Exit 23 north on Rte. 8… Money raised will help one of our neighbors obtain a much need eye operation… Dash plaques and Goodie bags for the first 50 cars, and a couple of trophies also… We will have giveaways, 50/50 raffle, and raffle prizes... Also, food will be served… Private donations can be made out to Eye Operation Fund , c/o 225 West Road, Beacon Falls, CT 06403… Any other inquires or questions please call Mike Carrafiello 203-808-9743, or John Conte  203-927-2061, e-mail address: Acme41@aol.com ...  Or e-mail me at: MikeCarrafiello@aol.com ... As of now there is no rain date set but please check the e-mail sites, or call us for the new date if needed, or cancellation due to rain. And our thanks to the Beacon Falls Hose Co for the use of their facilities... Hope to see you there, to help us help others in need… Thank you… “ webmaster’s note - Mike also added this final note: “…Thanks Steve for posting this. We’re just a couple of guys trying to help someone who has a problem and needs help...” Sounds awesome, Mike, and God Bless you and everyone working to make this happen for a wonderful benefit cause... *10/16/2014 UPDATES - Thanks to Mike's fellow car show committee member Robin Pivirotto, we now have a copy of the Official Event Flyer to share--thanks again Robin (& Mike!)--it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2November2014BeaconFallsBenefitCarShowFlyer.JPG ... Additional important notes – Mike Carrafiello followed up one more time with another important note concerning the Rain Date for this event. Quoting from his e-mail from 10/16/2014: “…Thanks Steve!... We have a Rain Date now—it is Saturday, November 8th, 11am to 3pm, same place… It’s on the flyer so you can add it to the listing also… Thanks again for your help with everyone’s fundraisers, car shows, and cruises… Thanks again, Mike Carrafiello…” And we say Thank You once again to Mike and his fellow committee members who put this event together to help a neighbor who could use some help at a difficult time. We are so happy to be able to help out in a small way by helping to spread the word about this cool car event that does some direct humanitarian good at the same time! (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/14/2014; hyperlink to the official event flyer, plus some additional details about the rain date, were all added to this listing as of 10/16/2014)

NOVEMBER 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 2014, Friday-Saturday, ChesterThe Meeting House Players of Chester present ‘Becky’s New Car,’ by Steven Dietz, at The Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester, CT. November 7, 8, 14 & 15 @ 8pm, and November 15 @ 2pm... webmaster’s note – Quoting from the double-sided handbill that showed up in our snail mail box in mid-October, 2014: “...Steven Dietz’s ‘Becky’s New Car,’ a laugh out loud comedy in two acts, directed  by Debbie Alldredge, featuring Nancy Cardone, Daniel Nischan, Chris Devlin Brown, David Cardone, Jim Hile, Betsey McHaley, Vanessa Vradenburgh… The Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester, CT… $20 preferred seating, $15 open seating… For preferred seating or open seating reservations & information call 860-526-3684 or email requests to TheMeetingHousePlayers@gmail.com... “ The Official Handbill – We also scanned and uploaded the snail mailed handbill to our server, where you can now view both sides of it at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/Nov2014Dates-BeckysNewCarHandbill-BothSides.jpgAdditional info – If you are an old car enthusiast in the Connecticut Shoreline area, you already have recognized the names Nancy Cardone and David Cardone—as being our friends from the friendly local old car repair & restoration company “Cardone & Daughter Automotive” of Westbrook (main web site: http://www.cardoneanddaughter.com/ - and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cardoneanddaughter). Speaking for myself, we have seen both Nancy and David act in a previous Meeting House Players production, and I can tell you they are both superb entertainers! We did a bit of additional googling about the production, and found this 10/28/2014 Hartford Courant article, credited to Community Contributor Debbie Alldredge, located at: http://www.courant.com/community/chester/hc-ugc-article-the-meeting-house-players-present-beckys-ne-2014-10-28-story.html - and the text of which we will also excerpt here: “…The Meeting House Players Present ‘BECKY'S NEW CAR’… The Meeting House Players is proud to present Steven Dietz's new, laugh out loud comedy "BECKY'S NEW CAR". The production opens on Friday, November 7 and continues on November 8, 14 & 15, 2014 at the Meeting House located on 4 Liberty Street in Chester… Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage-with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun. "BECKY'S NEW CAR" is a delightful romp down the road not taken. Directed by Chester resident Debbie Alldredge, the production features an ensemble cast of talented area actors including Nancy Cardone, Daniel Nischan, Chris Devlin Brown, David Cardone, Jim Hile, Betsey McHaley and Vanessa Vradenburgh… The curtain rises each evening at 8pm and at 2 pm for a matinee performance on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Tickets prices are $20 for Preferred Seating and $15 for Open Seating. Reservation requests for both Preferred and Open seating are available by calling 860-526-3684 or by e-mail at TheMeetingHousePlayers@gmail.com. The Meeting House Players is a not-for-profit community theatre organization. We pursue the theatre arts with the talents and interests of people throughout Connecticut…” A tiny bit more additional info – The Meeting House of Chester has its own informational web site, hosted by the town - Chester Meetinghouse: http://www.chesterct.org/articles/meeting_house.htm ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/29/2014)

NOVEMBER 9, 2014, Sunday, Branford  Branford Veterans Day Parade, downtown Branford, CT... webmaster's note - We just received the snail mail notice (postmarked 9/19/2014) about the 2014 Branford Veterans Day Parade from Mr. John Cooke of the Branford Veterans Parade Committee, so we are taking the liberty here of putting together (based on several years’ past experience participating in this parade with an old car) the details of the antique automobile participation… Upon a very quick peruse of the paperwork we received, the parade is scheduled to step off from the Branford Rear Green area at 1330 hours (1:30pm), following the town’s official Veterans Day commemoration ceremonies at the Cenotaph (located directly behind Town Hall), and from past experience, antique automobile participants have been requested to line up along South Main Street, facing west, right near the Montowese Street intersection... The parade steps off on South Main Street when the civic groups and marching units conclude the ceremonies at the Cenotaph, and antique autos then join in from there... Additional details, thoughts, & recommendations – To get the full benefit of what the Branford Veterans Parade Committee puts together for the overall town observance of Veterans Day, it is recommended that you get down to the Branford Rear Green no later than 1300 hours (1:00pm), so that you can: 1) Get your antique car there and properly parked with minimal hassle (sometimes the police start restricting traffic in the area as the start of the parade gets close), and, more importantly: 2) Be there to be able to listen to all of the honorable speakers talk about the meaning and significance of Veterans Day, both in the overall sense, and what it means to a small community like Branford. This really brings home the reasons that we honor our Veterans, and I guarantee will make you appreciate the chance to drive your antique car in this wonderful parade honoring Veterans that much more… Even more additional info - Here's a report we put together on the 2011 version: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/BFDVETS11/Report.html ... Final Thoughts (for now…) – I’m going to send a print-out of this listing to Mr. Cooke of the Branford Veterans Parade Committee, to make sure that I haven’t mis-stated anything, and so that he can review what is being published for the antique auto enthusiast community. Since I do not represent a “group,” per se, I’m not going to be “signing up” for anything (and have never done so in the past), even though I was sent a registration form as part of the information package. If & when I hear back from Mr. Cooke with any requested changes to this listing, I’ll get ‘em incorporated here ASAP. We once again wish to thank Mr. Cooke and the entire Branford Veterans Parade Committee for the invitation for antique autos once again to participate in this wonderful event honoring our Veterans.   (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/24/2014)

NOVEMBER 9, 2014, Sunday, Bristol  25th Annual Connecticut Street Rod Association Fall Swap Meet, “…CSRA presents its 25th Annual Fall Swap Meet. It will be held on November 9th, 2014 in the Lake Compounce parking lot, 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010. 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM, rain or shine. There is no pre-registration, all spots are first come first served basis. Plenty of spots available. No one has ever been turned away. Saturday set-ups are ok but no staying overnight. The parking lot is lit and secure… Saturday set-up is from 9am to 4pm. If you set up on Saturday you will get a pass to come back in on Sunday but will have to park in spectator parking. Sunday morning you must walk to your spot due to insurance regulations. You may not drive to your pre set-up area Sunday morning! You will be able to drive to your spot on Sunday afternoon after 2:00 PM to pick-up your stuff. Anyone who has to leave early must see a CSRA member for assistance… There are 3 Parts pick-up areas. CSRA Members will assist anyone picking up parts… Vendor spots are $40.00 each. Spots are 15'w x 22'lg (Example: truck & trailer may need 2-3 or more spots) please measure to see how spots are needed… Spectators $10.00 per person. Kids under 12 free… Cars for sale $30.00 car & driver only + additional $30.00 for trailers. Also you may unload trailers on Saturday only! NOT Sunday!... No pets allowed (except service animals); all other pets will be turned away with no refund!.. There are hotel rooms available at the Clarion Hotel 860-589-7766 or www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-bristol-ct022 - be sure to tell them you are there for the swap meet for the best rate… Take exit 31 off of I-84, from either direction, and follow the signs to the swap meet… More info, call 203-697-9113… webmaster's note – All of the above comes directly from: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php ... Additional thoughts - If you’ve never been to a CSRA Fall (or Spring) Swap Meet, you are in for a treat. We love the unbelievable turnout of parts, cars, and just plain old “stuff!” It’s like Disneyland for old car nuts! The CSRA folks have been running this cool event for years, and they’ve got the planning and organizing down, so that it all runs as smoothly as a swiss watch. Definitely hoping to be back there again this fall!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/3/2014)

NOVEMBER 29, 2014, Saturday, BranfordTown of Branford Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade, downtown Branford, CT... webmaster's note - We received an inquiry from our local old car friend Will Fleming yesterday about this event, since he hadn't seen it show up for 2014 on this page yet. Will has been, in the past several years, one of the hearty souls who bring their old cars out to participate in the Parade portion of this fun evening. The Parade is a huge town party, starting at the High School, and ending up at the Town Green, where the Tree Lighting takes place at the conclusion of all of the festivities. The overall event is expertly organized by the Branford Parks & Rec Department, and so, with Will's inspiration, I've dropped Branford Parks & Rec a line to inquire about whether antique autos will again be invited to participate. I will most certainly update this listing as soon as I hear back from them, one way or another. For now, you can see how the event is listed in their Fall 2014 Catalog of town activities, which I've made a screen presentation of here (click on the following hyperlink): http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/29Nov2014BranfordHolidayParade-HighlightFlyerListing.jpg ... If you are thinking of participating with your old car, please also make a special note that it essentially takes place entirely at night (it does not step off until 5pm, and it's dark at 5pm in late November!), so it is of course very advisable that you make sure your car has working lights! There is also an uphill portion of the parade right before you get to the Green, so you should also be very comfortable with your ability to stop and start up again on an uphill.... And I think that's about all I can think to say right now. Stay tuned for further updates... Additional info - Please also check out our online report documenting the positively wonderful time we had participating with an old car in the 2011 version of this fun event! You can view the 2011 report online at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/BFDHOL11/Report.html ...  *10/30/2014 UPDATES – I received a very nice e-mailed note today from our friend Dale Izzo (dizzo@branford-ct.gov) of Branford Parks & Rec, with whom I’ve worked for several years on annual antique auto participation details for this event. Dale wrote in response to my inquiry about details for this year’s (2014) event. Quoting from Dale’s note dated 10/30/2014: “…Hi Steve, Thank you as always for organizing the antique cars for the parade. There has been one change since our publication went out. The parade is set to start at 6:00PM this year not 5:00. All participants need to be at Branford High School no later than 5:15 PM. All the rest remains the same…” Sounds great! Thanks Dale and all of the Branford Parks & Rec Department for welcoming antique car participation again this year! And for sure please do make a special note of the revised parade step-off time of 6:00pm, and required arrival time at the High School of no later than 5:15pm. And please also, like we’ve always been asked to do in past years, make sure to touch base with Dale before showing up (per the published Branford Parks & Rec flyer, you should call: 203-488-8304, or e-mail to Dale at: dizzo@branford-ct.gov), to make sure that she and her team have a handle on how many old cars are going to be showing up—to make sure that there is sufficient space available for all at the BHS staging location, and that the parade itself will be properly organized & smoothly run. We wish to extend sincere thanks once again to Dale Izzo, all the good folks at Branford Parks & Rec, and all the other volunteers and helpers who organize and run this annual fun evening of Holiday Cheer in Branford! (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/28/2014; additional details, including the very important revised starting time, were added to this listing as of 10/30/2014)

 DECEMBER 7, 2014, 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… December 7th, January 4th, 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)

DECEMBER 7, 2014, Sunday, Dedham (MASSACHUSETTS)Greater Boston Antique & Collectible Toy Show & Sale, at the Holiday Inn Boston-Dedham Hotel & Conference Center, 55 Ariadne Road, Dedham, MA, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Info: http://www.bostontoyshow.com/   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2014)

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 4, 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)

FEBRUARY 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 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)

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)

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 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/29/2014)

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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. Since we had used  red for the 2013 listings--we will go back to fuchsia for the new 2014 listings!!... Anyway, now that it's the New Year, if you have any confirmed 2014 cruise event listings, please send us yours--especially those Shoreline-oriented, for inclusion here--Thanks! *1/17/2014 UPDATE - As of today, we're going to remove color highlights from any & all pre-2013 listings (but not delete them...just yet...)

** SUNDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), New Canaan (** = confirmed for 2014) – “Caffeine & Carburetors,” informal morning gatherings and country side drives. Quoting from their web site’s “About” section (this was copied in early 2012—I have not checked to see if this wording has been at all updated for 2014): “…Caffeine & Carburetors is a gathering of automotive enthusiasts. We meet at Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee in New Canaan, CT 6 times year to enjoy our cars, trucks and motorcycles, and share them with like-minded gear heads, friends and family in and around Connecticut and New York… We have a tendency to lean toward sports cars, with the occasional Model A or 1920's Rolls Royce, but our emphasis is on foreign sports cars. We enjoy all vehicles and there are no sponsorships or awards associated with our gatherings… Doug Zumbach began hosting these gatherings in 1995. Each gathering falls on a Sunday and begins at 8am. We gather over a cup of coffee, and then enjoy a leisurely drive through the countryside. Caffeine and Carburetors is a way to indulge the gear head in all of us…” webmaster's note - I signed up for their mailing list last year, and per a 2/6/2014 broadcast e-mail heads-up, Caffeine & Carburetors (www.caffeineandcarburetors.com) has announced its 2014 schedule, and we quote: “…The 2014 C&C Schedule - April 13th *3/11/2014 UPDATE - Per a broadcast message today from the C&C crew (todd@109cheeseandwine.com), the originally announced April 13th start date has been replaced by April 6th... Also: May 4th, June 15th (see updates near the end of this listing for revised date and location for the June 2014 event...), September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd (see updates near the end of this listing for the news that the November 2nd date has been CANCELLED)…” Very cool! I really hope to make it to one of them this season--even if only as a spectator...  Additional info - As always, you can go to their official web site for more info: www.caffeineandcarburetors.com - and they also have an active Facebook page, online at: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors ... Final thoughts - It also appears from the broadcast message that the event normally kicks off at 8am on the specified dates (as it has in past years). New Canaan is a beautiful town in southwestern CT, through which a bit of the Merritt Parkway passes—Caffeine & Carburetors sounds like the perfect excuse to take a relaxed Sunday drive there with your old car! Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee is located at 77 Pine Street, New Canaan, CT 06840... *5/23/2014 UPDATES - Quoting from a broadcast message dated 5/22/2014 from Todd Brown (todd@109cheeseandwine.com) of the Caffeine & Carburetors organizing team: "...'Schedule Change' Important C&C Updates... June 15th gathering has been moved to June 14th and to Lime Rock Park 'B Paddock'..." Read the rest of his broadcast headline here, which we scanned and uploaded as a graphic: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CaffeineAndCarbsScheduleChange-June2014Event.jpg - and also please visit the official pages for more complete details: www.caffeineandcarburetors.com - and: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors ... *10/28/2014 UPDATE - We received a broadcast e-mail today from Todd Brown (todd@109cheeseandwine.com) today, with the subject line: "...No C&C November 2nd..." where it was noted that the official 2014 season has ended--though with the possiblity, it sounds, for a "quick pop-up" event, if conditions allow. Here's a screen shot of the header of Todd's e-mail from today, so you can read the actual wording: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/Last2014CaffeineAndCarburetorsEventCancelledNotice.jpg - and of course we also recommend your checking directly with the official C&C home web site for the latest & greatest official word: www.caffeineandcarburetors.com - oh, and Facebook too, of course: https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors ...  (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 2/6/2014; a revised 2014 C&C series start date updated as of 3/11/2014; revised June event details added to this listing as of 5/23/2014; cancellation of the November 2nd event notice added to this listing as of 10/28/2014)

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

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

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

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

** MONDAYS, North Haven (** = appears to be confirmed for 2014) – “…Cruise Nights are back at the North Haven Shopping Center, Route 5/Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT, sponsored by the Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club… Starting May 5th, from 5:50 to 8:30, and every Monday night… This year: trophies, 50/50, t-shirts, door prizes, kids games, ice cream, gift certificates… Tunes by DG Frankie B and the Giant Jukebox… Come with friends, park with friends… Our rules are: no burnouts, no booze, if you get caught you do not come back!... For more information or sponsorship, call Frank Bronner 860-347-1671...” webmaster’s note - Our friends the Doo Wop Cruisers start revving it up on Monday evenings in North Haven, CT, on May 5th, 2014. Their cruise night is very popular, and as their web site says: "...Do Not let the construction scare you away!! WE HAVE PLENTY OF PARKING. They will be building a new Bank in the front of the Shopping Center but we still have a lot of parking space..." Additional info – Here’s the official flyer which we copied and uploaded to our server: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/DooWopCruisersMondayNorthHavenCruiseNites2014.jpg - and more info is also available at the Doo Wop Cruisers’ events page: http://www.doowopcruisers.com/Up-Coming-Events.html   (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2014)

** TUESDAYS, Shelton (** = confirmed for 2014) – Quoting from the listing we ran across at the Special Interest web site, in mid-January of 2014: “…April 15, Shelton, Round Town Cruisers Cruise Night… Join us for our fifth season… All classics, customs, muscle cars, hot rods and special interest vehicles welcome… Trophy night every 2nd Tuesday of the month… Great music, 50/50, giveaways, door prizes, fun for all, spectators welcome, every Tuesday night thru October, 704 Bridgeport Avenue… For more information: www.roundtowncruisers.com …” webmaster’s note – Right after I saw that listing, I wrote to the club’s main e-mail info address (rtc@roundtowncruisers.com), just to make sure I had the correct info, before placing it onto our Calendar. Joe from RTC (joepou812@comcast.net) got back to me promptly with this positive & helpful note—quoting from his 1/17/2014 email: ”…Looking forward to seeing you at Split Rock on April 15. Thanks for your support. Joe  - Round Town Cruisers…” Very cool, and thanks again Joe! I hope to be there—if not for opening night, at least for a couple of other Tuesday evenings this coming season! Additional info - Referring back to the 2013 season’s listing that we had published on our Calendar (and we will certainly revise this listing if any of these things change for the upcoming 2014 season), “Cruise Nights at the Center at Split Rock” run 6:00pm to 9:00pm, every Tuesday (starting 4/15 for the 2014 season, as noted above) through October. 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 (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 1/17/2014)

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

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

** TUESDAYS, Wallingford (** = appears to be confirmed for 2014) – Quoting from the listing we ran across at the Special Interest web site, in early March of 2014: “…May 20, Wallingford, 2014 Cruise Season - CT Road Lancers and Captain Seas Restaurant, 905 N. Colony Rd… Every Tuesday, 5pm - 9pm… For more information call Plumcrazy Gil 203-213-9477…” Additional info: Here’s a copy of their official 2014 cruise night flyer, that we found via some online searching: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CTRoadLancersCaptainSeasCruise2014Flyer.JPG - And this additional info is direct from the flyer: “…2014 Cruise Season - 6th year… 2014 Cruise Night Schedule: Every Tuesday, 5-9, starting May 20th, 2014, ending September 9th, 2014…” (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 3/9/2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

** THURSDAYS, Old Saybrook (** = confirmed for 2014)American Legion Post 113 Cruise Night… Beginning on May 15th, 2014… Held at and presented by American Legion Post 113, located at 113 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT... “…Every Thursday night from 5pm ‘till dusk... Bring your antique/vintage/collector car and join the fun… Open to the public… No car? No problem! Spectators welcome!... Free admission, free hot dogs, good music, and a 50/50 raffle… People’s choice trophies… Check out our lounge and banquet hall!...” webmaster’s note – I first heard about this cruise night from our local old car friend Hal Farrington, when I ran into him at the Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Celebration event in Wallingford, on April 27th. Hal, who refers to the SAAC Calendar for upcoming event listings, and who knew about this event and what a great time (& great cause it supports thru donations) it was, suggested to me that I should consider adding it to our Calendar. When I got home I remembered that the Niantic-based “Beachcombers” car club had used this same Old Saybrook American Legion venue for their “Hot Rod Wipeout” event last fall, and so I got in touch, via Facebook with Frank Saunders of the Beachcombers, who got back to me promptly with a copy of the 2014 American Legion Post 113 Cruise Night flyer (electronic copy), and also provided me with permission to repost it (thanks again Frank!). And so, from the electronic copy of the flyer that Frank sent, combined with Hal’s enthusiastic endorsement of the event (& the organization that produces it), we are very pleased to be able to list it here on the Calendar! And having also uploaded the flyer to our server, we can also provide this clickable hyperlink to it: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014ThursdayOldSaybrookAmericanLegionCruiseNightFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – Here’s their official web site, which includes a map: http://www.ct.legion.org/?page=post&p=113 … *4/30/2014 UPDATE - We received a very nice e-mail note from none other than Hal Farrington yesterday, which also had two high quality copies of the flyer (one in .jpg format and the other in .pdf format) attached to it. Here's what Hal had to say in his note: "...Steve, here is the flyer for the American Legion. The contact person is Glen and the phone number is 860-301-7889..." And we also took the liberty of uploading the flyer copy that Hal provided to our server, so that it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014AmerLegionPost113OldSaybrkCruiseFlyerNEW.jpg ... Tremendous! Thanks so much Hal for the information about this event, and your prompt and helpful follow-up with the flyer and the contact person! We also wish to thank once more Frank Saunders for so quickly coming to our aid when we requested a copy of the flyer at the beginning. Thanks guys, and hope to see you out in Old Saybrook one of these Thursday evenings for the American Legion Post 113 Cruise Night!! (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 4/28/2013; clickable hyperlink to higher quality copy of the official flyer added to this listing as of 4/30/2014)

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

** THURSDAYS (every other starting May 1st--see details for listing of specific dates), Berlin (** = confirmed for 2014)Summer Cruise at Berlin Pizza with Over The Hill Gang CT Car Club. We received a very nice e-mail dated 2/9/2014 from Bob, a.k.a. racenut5@comcast.net , with the subject line: “Over The Hill Gang Ct, 2014 Cruise Night dates & Flyer.” Bob’s message was as follows: “…Hi, I have attached a copy of the flyer for our 2014 cruise nights. Can you please add us to your wonderful list of cruise nights. If you need more information please feel free to contact me. Thanks, Bob…” Attached to Bob’s cover note was a copy of the official event flyer that contained all the details about the event, which we’ve uploaded to our server, and so you can now click directly on it to bring up a copy at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/OverTheHillGangCTBerlinCruiseFlyer2014.pdf . The location of Berlin Pizza is 196 Wilbur Cross Highway (a.k.a. “Berlin Turnpike”), Berlin, CT (“across from Home Depot”), and the event runs every other Thursday, starting May 1st, 2014, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, weather permitting, and with no rain dates. The listed event dates from the flyer are: May 1st + 15th + 29th, June 12th + 26th, July 10th + 24th August 7th + 21st, September 4th + 18th, and October 2nd. These events are sponsored by Berlin Pizza, which features club sandwiches, wraps, burgers, their famous Long Dogs, fried specials, pasta dinners, grinders, and pizza.. Be sure to check out the Over The Hill Gang CT Car Club’s web site for more info and rain cancellations: http://www.overthehillgangct.bizland.com/ . And also please visit and "like" them at their official Facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct . Very cool! Thanks again Bob for keeping us on your mailing list, and we hope to check out your Berlin Pizza cruise nights this season! (this event listing was added to this calendar as of 2/10/2014)

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

** FRIDAYS, Milford (** = confirmed for 2014) - '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 - Quoting from a 1/19/2014 Facebook post by Joel DeBiase (https://www.facebook.com/joel.debiase) of the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club, in response to a question about when the 2014 version of this great cruise night series starts: "...May 2, 2014, @ 6:00pm... get there early..." Sounds good, Joel, and we hope to be there!  Additional info - Be sure to visit the 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 2nd down on your 2014 calendar for an always-fun local cruise night run by some great folks—now entering their 10th season of cruising!  (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 1/19/2014)

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

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

** SATURDAYS, Newington (** = confirmed for 2014)Charter Oak Birds Panera Bread Saturday Cruise Nights 2014. “…Panera Bread proudly presents Saturday Cruise Nights 2014… Voted Best Cruise Night in CT… at Panera Bread, 3120 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT, 4:00pm-8:00pm, 1st & 3rd Saturdays… 2014 schedule (no rain dates): 5/3, 5/17, 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, & 10/18… All classic, muscle, & specialty cars welcome—classic imports too (no tuners)… Bigger trophies & better raffles, 50/50 drawing, music, and more… Brought to you by Charter Oak Firebirds, 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…” Cruise night flyer: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/CharterOakBirdsPaneraBread2014CruiseNitesFlyer.jpg - and Charter Oak Birds official web site: http://www.charteroakbirds.com/ ... *4/14/2014 UPDATE – Thanks to our local old car buddy Harry Debernardo for getting us a high-quality paper copy of the official flyer (thanks again Harry!), that we were able to scan ourselves, and upload both sides of to our server, so that we have both the front and back of the flyer available as clickable hyperlinks! See the Flyer FRONT at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014CharterOakBirdsPaneraCruiseFlyerFRT.jpg - and see the Flyer BACK at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014CharterOakBirdsPaneraCruiseFlyerBCK.jpgVery cool, and we definitely look forward to making it up to Newington this season to participate!  (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 3/9/2014; this listing with updated with clickable links to both the front and back of the official printed flyer as of 4/14/2014)

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

** SATURDAYS (every 2nd & 4th, starting May 10th--see listing for important details), Meriden (** = appears to be confirmed for 2014)  American Muscle Car Club Cruise Night at Class Act Auto Wash," 1275 East Main Street, Meriden, CT. 5:00pm to 8:30pm, starting 5/10/2014. Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/651716668258567/ - and also the main club FB page: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct - and also the main club web site: http://amcc-ct.org/ ... Additional info - Here's a copy of the event electronic flyer that we uploaded to our server to be able to access as a clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014AmerMuscleCarClubSaturdayMeridenCruiseFlyer.jpg   (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2014)

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

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

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