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(Old Car event features from the CT Shoreline Area)

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Branford Holiday Festival Parade - Antique automobiles helped lend some "holiday spirit" to a wonderful event in Branford, Saturday evening the 25th of November, 2000  (originated 12/9/2000; minor updates added 2/5/2001)
The Webmaster Family's 1970 VW Squareback! - We've never felt the urge to put a page together about any of our own vehicles--this Squareback has finally "inspired" us to do so! The page also now includes links to some other new Squareback & VW Type 3 pages!  (last updated 2/5/2003)
Jack Larson's Old-Time Connecticut Volkswagening Memories - Noted CT-based antique auto enthusiast and auto miniatures specialist (from Eastford CT's "Munchkin Motors"), Jack Larson shares with us his childhood memories of his family's special old car!  (last updated 4/30/2003)
Pat & Pete's 1964 Alfa Romeo - This is a story of one local family's long history of ownership of an old Alfa sports car--read it and see how many times you'll be saying to yourself: "Yeah, I've had similar experiences!"  (last updated 9/14/2003)
Guilford Fair Day Parade 2003 - Words and pictures from a wonderful September day in Guilford center, where old cars were part of the celebration to kick off the 2003 Guilford Fair!  (last updated 10/4/2003)
The Magic of Mopar Car Show 2003 - Branford's well-known Branhaven Chrysler-Jeep dealership sponsors a wonderful marque-specific event on a beautiful Sunday in May!  (last updated 10/6/2003)
Greg Mattesen's Timely Visit to "Squeek's Diner" in Middletown - Our good friend Greg and his daughter Ameila visited in October 2003, and managed to record what appears to be it's last contact with Connecticut soil...  (last updated 12/2/2003)
Antique Auto Participation at the Great Connecticut Jazz Festival - ONLINE FLYER - Please check it out--this is your invitation to participate with your antique auto; several sample images from the '97 JazzFest Antique Auto Display at the Sunrise Resort are included!  (last updated 5/2/2008)
CONNECTICUT PINTO REGISTRY (We are new to the marque, eager to connect with other local Pinto people! - last updated 12/18, 12/31/2006)
Deep River Rotary Club's 30th Annual Antique Auto Show & Flea Market - A photo-album of several of the beautiful vehicles we viewed at this superb antique auto event on Sunday, June 13, 2004, in Deep River, CT (last updated 6/15/2004)
Lyman Orchards Great American Classic Car Show - Views from this wonderful antique car show on the grassy lawn of a country apple orchard, Saturday June 19th, 2004, Middlefield, CT (last updated 6/22/2004)
The Branford Festival Classic Car Cruise 2004 - A fantastic day on the Branford, CT Green, 6/20/2004, with beautiful old cars on display amidst the Festival goings-on! (last updated 6/25/2004)
The Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Antique Car Show 2004 - An admittedly, mostly old-VW-oriented selection of photo subjects from this very fine July 4th event--but with one notable FORD-related subject as well! (last updated 7/6/2004)
A Visit to the Fantastic Marty's of Westbrook Wednesday Night Cruise - Some words and a few views from one of the Shorline's absolute finest and longest-running weekly old car events, 7/14/2004 (last updated 7/15/2004)
Touring the Lower Connecticut River Valley with Old Car Friends! - A pictorial from a wonderful old car tour we were able to participate in on Sunday June 27th, 2004 (last updated 7/19/2004)
"Three For Three In July!" - Our documentation of having visited no less than three fantastic area old car events in three days, July 2004! (last updated 7/27/2004)
"Butch Deming and his 1945 Ford Firetruck" - Highlighting the recent significant accomplishment of a great local antique firetruck and it's dedicated owner (last updated 9/23/2004)
"Roddy and Joel's '30 Studebaker - Fall Scene 2004" - The Fall 2004 colors in Connecticut were indeed spectacular; here is a page featuring some very beautiful "models" to help remember the season! (last updated 10/31/2004)
The Palmeri Rodfather--Now A Connecticut Resident!
- Read a bit about this most unique & interesting handbuilt antique automobile that has come to Connecticut as of Fall 2004! (last updated 11/17/2004)
Antique Auto Participation in the 2004 Branford Veterans Day Parade, Sunday, November 14th, Branford, Connecticut - Another very fine showing of old cars in this honorable event to remember and pay tribute to our county's war Veterans  (last updated 11/26/2004)
Greg Mattesen's Interesting Story About Tracking Down The Original Owner Of His 1963 VW Beetle - Plus an interesting photo-archive on the car, going back several years during the time Greg's owned it  (last updated 12/15/2004)
"Greg Mattesen's Visit to the 'USA Motel,' Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT, July 2004" - You don't have to travel out to Route 66 for real historic American Roadside Culture--Greg Mattesen found & documented some right here in Connecticut! (last updated 1/16/2005)
Checking Out the Stop & Shop Distribution Juvenile Diabetes Benefit Car Show, Sunday August, 8, 2004, North Haven, CT - A very wonderful and varied old car turnout on a bright, beautiful Sunday in August--all benefitting a most worthy cause! (last updated 1/23/2005)
"Berlin Turnpike Vintage Neon - Selected Images from Spring 2005 by Greg Mattesen" - Our good friend Greg recently took the time to photograph some of the vanishing signs from an earlier time in Connecticut's roadside history (last updated 4/3/2005)
Greg Mattesen's Spring 2004 Visit to an old Gas Station on Route 66 in East Hampton, CT - Here's a brief photo & commentary about another unique bit of Connecticut Roadside Culture--with a "Petroliana" flavor--found right on our own back yard!  (last updated 4/5/2005; regenerated as of 4/5/2011)
Charlie Gunn's story, originally published in the Early Ford V-8 Club's newsletter, about his 2004 Cross-Country trip in his 1934 Ford! - Read the complete story of our local, North Branford-based old car buddy Charlie Gunn's cross-country adventure in his trusty '34 Ford! (last updated 4/24/2005)
Morgan School 10th Annual Car Show, Saturday, May 14th, 2005, Westbrook, CT - Checking out the 2005 version of one of our favorite local Shoreline-area car shows, run by students, and benefitting the community through collected food donations--bravo Morgan School!  (last updated 5/14/2005)
Robert Woolley Pinto Miniatures - We are very pleased to be able to present the stunning miniature Pinto Squires of model expert Mr. Robert Woolley of California!  (last updated 5/30/2005)
The 2005 Hamden "Memorial Day Classic" Car Show - We were only able to make a brief visit this year, but had a wonderful time--hats off to the organizers for a unique & fun event that benefits local charities.  (last updated 6/6/2005)
Branford Memorial Day Parade 2005, Monday May 30, 2005, Branford, CT - A review of Antique Automobile participation in this fine patriotic town event (last updated 6/10/2005)
Visiting the Chesterfield "Nature's Art" Cruise Night, July 2005 - A new & interesting old car experience for us, out in southeastern Connecticut (last updated 7/19/2005)
The Haddam Lions Club's 10th Annual "Rollin' On The River" Car Show, July 10, 2005 - A wonderful day filled with beautiful old cars, on the banks of the Connecticut River, in Haddam, CT (last updated 8/5/2005)
Visiting the Historic Indian Neck Garage in Branford, Connecticut, August 2005 - We finally found a chance to go and spend some time studying and photographing an authentic bit of original, old-time "Roadside Americana" located right in our own back yard! (last updated 9/9/2005, 7/13/2006; regenerated as of 4/5/2011)
Antique Auto Particiation in the Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival's "Antique Automobile Parade & Display," Sunday, July 31, 2005, Moodus, CT - Words and photos from one of our all-time favorite old car events of the season! (last updated 10/2, 12/1/2005)
Checking out the 1st Annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show to benefit Shoreline Soup Kitchens produced by theShoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers and sponsored by Golden Rods, Sunday, September 4, 2005, Old Saybrook, CT - A brief overview in words and pictures of this wonderful new even--run by great folks--and benefiting a great cause. (last updated 11/6, 11/9/2005)
Antique Auto Participation in the 2005 Branford Veterans Day Parade - A little less about the old cars this time, but perhaps for a good reason... (last updated 10/9/2005)
'Antiques in the Creek' - Stony Creek Vintage Saab Sightings, October-November 2005 - Checking out a couple of cool old Saabs spotted recently in our area (last updated 10/18, 12/2, 12/25/2005, 1/27/2006)
Greg Mattesen's Fall 2005 Visit to a Unique Automobile-Related Vintage Establishment, "Potter Sports Cars," East Longmeadow, MA - Another great job by our friend Greg, capturing more vanishing local roadside culture & automotive history (last updated 12/9/2005)
Greg Mattesen Stops By Zip's Diner of Dayville, CT, April, 2005 - Our friend Greg did a wonderful job documenting his 1963 VW's visit to a beautiful vintage Connecticut diner on a special day (last updated 1/9, 1/19/2006, 2/5/2007)
Checking out the Connecticut Street Rod Association's 5th Annual "CT-USA Car Show" at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, CT, October 2, 2005 - A wonderful display of beautiful cars on a bright early fall day, benefiting a great cause! (last updated 1/14/2006)
Charlie Hand's 1931 Chrysler Imperial - A Shoreline Standout! - Catching up with Charlie Hand and his magnificent Classic '31 Chrysler, who've been garnering their well-deserved share of attention lately! (last updated 1/27/2006)
Checking out the Spectator Parking at the Moroso Corvette Show, Sunday, July 10, 2005, Guilford, CT - You don't event have to go into the show to get a super-impressive automotive eyeful! (last updated 1/31/2006)
Greg Mattesen Checks Out Some VERY Early Spring 2006 Connecticut River Flooding - A very mild January created some scenes along the CT River normally reserved for later in the year! (last updated 2/12/2006)
Frank Wemple's CT EA Plates Interests and Experiences - Some very interesting input from Mr. Frank Wemple on the subject of Connecticut's "Early American" antique auto registration plates, plus accompanying images (last updated 2/13/2006)
Impressions of the Summer Knights Car Club's 2006 Autorama & Car Show, 4/30/06, Berlin, CT - A fantastic season kick-off car show in Central Connecticut! (last updated 5/8/2006)
The 2006 Oliver Wolcott Tech School Car Show - We ventured once again out of our local Shoreline area, up to NW CT, to take in this wonderful early season event in Torrington, and had a great time! (last updated 6/3/2006)
A Casual Old Car Visit to Wilber & King Nurseries in Guilford, CT - Even a relatively short local jaunt can still be a lot of fun when it's enjoyed in an old car, and the destination is a beautiful and interesting place like Wilber & King! (last updated 7/5/2006; and more new updates to the page as of 8/1/2006)
Historic Summer Solstice Pinto Gathering in Colchester, CT - What an amazing sight--seven beautiful vintage Ford Pintos mustered for a unique summertime evening gathering, June 21, 2006 (last updated 7/5, 7/20/2006)
Visiting the F.O.R.D. Club's "Dino's" Cruise Night, June, 2006, North Haven, CT - A new-for-2006 cruise night that's fun & varied, with some interesting old cars that turned out the evening we visited, Sunday, June 11, 2006 (last updated 7/10/2006)
Greg Mattesen discovers another Original Mobil Pegasus located in West Haven, CT - We thought Branford's Indian Neck Garage might've been the last original Mobil Pegasus display in the area...but Greg found another original in West Haven! (last updated 7/13/2006; regenerated as of 4/5/2011)
Branford, Connecticut's 2006 Memorial Day Parade - Many beautiful antique automobiles helped in the town ceremonies to remember and pay tribute to our country's soldiers, on Monday, May 29th (last updated 8/20/2006)
The Ocean Beach Park Cruise Night, New London, CT, Monday, July 17, 2006 - A fun evening in Eastern Connecticut, augmented by some interesting "outside contributors" for additioal background about the most interesting and historic Connecticut Shoreline venue for the event! (last updated 9/10/2006; and also significantly updated with a new side-page of related interesting Kit Foster images as of 10/29/2006)
Greg Mattesen's Unique & Wonderful 'Old Car-Flavored' Show of O'Rourke's Diner Support, September 2006 - Great Job by our friend Greg Mattesen, to show support for the historic O'Rourke's Diner of Middletown, in the wake of their recent tragic fire (last updated 9/15, 12/2/2006)
Branford Festival Classic Car Cruise 2006 - A wonderful aspect of the weekend-long Branford Festival on the Town Green, bringing out many beautiful antique cars for display in the center of town (last updated 10/22/2006)
Antique Autos at the Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival 2006 - Another great turnout at this unique & fun day of old car and music in Moodus! (last updated 11/10/2006)
Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers' 3rd Annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show, 9/4/2006, Westbrook, CT - This is what great local Shoreline-area antique car shows are all about! (last updated 11/25/2006)
The E.J.K. Car Show at Xavier High School, Middletown, CT, Saturday, September 9, 2006 - A very fine event benefiting a most honorable cause--to remember a very special young person, Eric Kalber--and to fund a memorial scholarship in his name (last updated 12/3/2006)
A Review of AutoRestorer Magazine's article in the "Readers' Cars & Trucks" section about Paul & Judi Messier from Cromwell, CT, entitled "A Yard Full of Horses" - This page reviews the AutoRestorer article from the January 2007 issue--including a full transcription of the text, with further information planned to be added (last updated 12/31/2006, 1/1, 1/15/2007)
Merritt Parkway - History In Our Midst - This is a new page that documents some of the interesting historical sites and resources relating to the Merritt Parkway that are located right within a local radius near Exit 53 off the Parkway, in Stratford, CT (last updated 1/20, 1/23, 4/1/2007, 8/18/2008, regenerated as of 2/14/2010)
A Visit to The Golden Age of Trucking Museum, Middlebury, CT, February 2007 - Words and pictures from my brief 2/2/2007 visit--can't wait to get back there! (last updated 2/17, 2/24, 3/3/2007)
Greg Mattesen's '64 "Herbie" Bug Hits The Road in early March 2007 - Not only did Greg stop by our house, but he also hit the road eastward with Herbie, stopping at some unique & historic roadside eating establishments! (last updated 3/18/2007)
"A Blast From The Past" - Greg Mattesen's '63 VW at the old Lipman VW dealership, Talcottville, CT, circa Summer 1990 - Some wonderful VW and VW Dealership history, courtesy of our friend Greg! (last updated 4/9, 5/15, 6/19/2007)
Checking out the first-ever 'The Madison Boys Soccer Classic Car Show,' Hammonasset State Park, Sunday, April 22, 2007, Madison, CT - What a great way to start off the Shoreline Old Car Season! (last updated 4/29/2007)
The Forbes Diner - Who knows how much longer this old New Haven dining landmark will be around? We made it over there in April 2007 for some photo-documenting, and also did some research about the place... (last updated 5/12/2007)
The 2007 Morgan School Car Show, Saturday, May 12th, in Westbrook, CT - A wonderful, student-run old car show, with worthy causes benefiting! (last updated 5/26/2007)
The Nathan Hale-Ray High School Band Benefit Car Show, Saturday, May 19th, in East Haddam, CT - We love the student-run events that benefit good causes--and good kids; we had a great time visiting a beautiful part of the Connecticut River Valley for this old car event! (last updated 6/5/2007)
Checking out Middletown's "Vinal Tech Cruise Night," Thursday, May 17, 2007 - A wonderful evening benefiting some fine tech school students with bright futures! (last updated 6/18/2007)
Checking out the 2007 Hamden/Quinnipiac Memorial Day Weekend Car Show, May 27, 2007 - Fantastic gathering of old cars on a beautiful day in Hamden! (last updated 7/23/2007)
The Deep River Rotary Club's 33rd Annual Antique Auto Show, Sunday, June 10, 2007 - A wonderful "small-town" style antique auto event, with many wonderful antiques on display--always one of our summertime favorites! (last updated 10/4/2007)
Appreciating The East Haddam Swing Bridge - A closer look at a beautiful & historic Connecticut River Valley structure, with a bit of "old car flavor" (last updated 10/15, 10/28/2007)
Connecticut Pintos Gathering at the Glastonbury McDonald's Cruise, Tuesday evening, July 24, 2007 - What a cool summertime cruising scene there in Glastonbury--and we enjoyed some special Pinto fun that particular evening! (last updated 11/1/2007)
The Barnum Festival Car Show, Sunday, July 15, 2007, Trumbull, CT - This was a new one for us in '07, and we had a wonderful time checkig out the cars on a bright & sunny summer day! (last updated 11/8/2007)
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ntique Autos in the 2007 Branford Memorial Day Parade - Monday, May 28th, Downtown Branford, CT - A great day helping to remember our country's departed soldiers (last updated 11/15/2007)
Our 1950 Volkswagen Model 11c, Deluxe Beetle - A collection of information about the Webmaster family's 1950 VW Bug (last updated 11/28/2007, 5/31/2008; updated and regenerated 12/6/2009)
"Old Cars at the 2007 Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival's 'Antique Auto Parade & Display,' Sunday, July 29th, at the Sunrise Resort, Moodus, CT" - Old car fun mixed with traditional jazz music--what could be better?! (last updated 12/14/2007)
Checking out the North Branford Dairy Queen Cruise, Sunday afternoon, August 5, 2007 - Great old car fun on a sunny summer afternoon in North Branford (last updated 1/28/2008)
The 2nd Annual EJK Car Show, Middletown, CT, Saturday, September 8, 2007 - A great car show at Xavier High School benefiting the scholarship fund named in Eric J. Kalber's memory (last updated 2/10/2008)
The 22nd Simsbury Fly-In, Sunday, September 23, 2007 - A truly spectacular celebration of vintage wings and wheels! (last updated 2/15/2008)
Checking Out The Morgan School 'Lucky 13th' Annual Car Show at Tanger Outlet Center, Westbrook, Saturday, May 10th, 1008 - Kool cars gather for a great show run by the students, and benefiting local food pantries (last updated 5/21/2008)
Sue's 1964 VW Bug - The Original "Thrashwell Snailbee" - We thought it only fitting to remember a beloved past member of our automotive family, whose name we've been given permission to "reactivate," in a manner of speaking... (last updated 5/31, 6/4/2008; updated and regenerated 11/8/2009)
The 3rd Annual E.J.K. Car Show at Xavier High School, Middletown, CT, Sunday, June 1, 2008 - Great day filled with great old cars--all for a great cause (last updated 6/16, 10/6/2008)
A Fun Visit to the F.O.R.D. Club's 8th Annual Car Show, Saturday, June 7, 2008, Meriden, CT - Beautiful old cars on a bright sunny day in Meriden--what could be better?! (last updated 6/29/2008)
The Branford Festival's "Classic Car Cruise," Sunday, June 15, 2008 - A fun annual Branford old car tradition, held in conjunction with the Branford Festival (last updated 7/12/2008)
The 14th Annual Morgan School Car Show, Saturday, May 9, 2009 - A wonderful Shoreline-area season kick-off, completely student-run, and also benefiting local food pantries through food donations collected (last updated 5/12/2009)
Connecticut Post Newspaper Article from October 28, 2008, featuring a standout local 1914 Model T Ford owned by Orange, CT resident Charles Gagel - Complete transcription of the article plus scans of the published pictures (last updated 5/19/2009)
The Shore Line Trolley Museum's Antique Car Show, Saturday, May 16, 2009 - A great display of antique cars and antique trolley cars! (last updated 5/22/2009)
The Hamden/Quinnipiac Memorial Day Car Show, Monday, May 25, 2009 - A quick trip through the show field with a few selected highlight vehicles we ran across (last updated 5/31, 6/11/2009)
Antique Auto Participation in the 2009 Branford Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 25, 2009 - A great turnout of beautiful antique cars (last updated 6/10/2009)
"Jack & Maureen Tary's Deep River 2009 Photo Review" - Wonderful photos by the Tarys of a wonderful summertime antique car show in Deep River, CT, Sunday, June 7th, 2009 (last updated 6/25/2009)
Checking Out The F.O.R.D. Club's 9th Annual Car Show, June 6th, 2009, Meriden, CT - Fantastic cars gathered on a beautiful summer day (last updated 7/2/2009)
Connecticut Pinto & Bobcat Gathering, September 13, 2009, Manchester, CT - A fun time for CT Pinto Folks to gather, socialize, and admire these unique little cars! (last updated 1/22/2010)
The More The Merritt - More New Merritt Parkway info from 2009, including a copy of a published New York Times article and some great Greg Mattesen Merritt Photography! (last updated 2/17/2010)
Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers' 2009 Westbrook Labor Day Weekend Car Show - Words and pictures from yet another great event produced by the SRT Cruisers! (last updated 3/13/2010)
More Westbrook 2009: Greg Mattesen Photos - Check out a wonderful selection of our friend Greg's original images from the 2009 Westbrook Labor Day Weekend Car Show! (last updated 3/18/2010)
A Participant’s Review of the Second Annual Shoreline Trolley Museum Car Show, Saturday, May 15th, 2010, East Haven, CT – Words and Photos by Alan Zelanski (last updated 6/6/2010)
Greg Mattesen Visits the Thunder Rods Car Club's "Guida's Drive-In" Cruise Night, Friday, May 21, 2010, Middlefield, CT - Words and photos by Greg Mattesen (last updated 6/26/2010)
The 2010 Haddam Lions' "Rollin' On The River" Car Show, 7/11/2010, Haddam, CT - A wonderful turnout, in a great spot, on a classic summer day (last updated 7/12/2010)
Shoreline Standout: The Restoration of a Magnificent 1950 Citroen is Documented in a Popular Automotive Magazine - A great story about Didier Rocherolle's Citroen, focusing on its restoration by David Hackett of David Hackett Motorcars (last updated 8/18/2010)
Checking out the CT Seaport Car Club's Boothe Park Antique Car Show, 5/16/2010, Stratford, CT - A wonderful gathering of many beautiful old cars in a scenic & historic park setting (last updated 9/28/2010)
Jack Tary's Review & Pictures from the Essex Auto Club's 3rd Annual Antique & Classic Car Show, 9/18/2010, Essex, CT - An impressive mix of antiques, classics, and exotics on the grass in Essex, to benefit a worthy cause (last updated 10/22/2010)
Overview of the Fantastic 2010 Hamden Quinnipiac Memorial Day Weekend Car Show - Yet another superb production by the CT Classic Chevy Club, and a most amazing turnout of beautiful old cars and trucks! (last updated 12/2/2010)
Fred Dole's Magnificent '65 Dodge Custom 880 Station Wagon - On Display and In Print! - Wonderful story, as published in Old Cars Weekly, about this beautiful local "woodie" wagon, plus a couple of our own phots from a local '09 event (last updated 12/17/2010)
Antique Fire Trucks at the Mount Saint John Fall Festival 2010 - Great background info about the vehicles at this wonderful Deep River event, and also the local antique firetruck hobby, courtesy Mr. John Kuzminski (last updated 12/28/2010)
Checking Out The Jaguar Club of Southern New England Conours d'Elegance in Middlefield, CT, 6/13/2010 - Awesome gathering of Cats on Lyman Orchards' beautiful rolling lawns (last updated 1/12/2011)
The Central CT Region AACA's 36th Annual Antique Auto Show, June 13, 2010, Glastonbury, CT - Browsing a wonderful display of all sorts of fantastic antique automobiles and trucks! (last updated 1/15/2011)
Bob Ruggiero's Experience of the 36th Annual Deep River Rotary Club Antique Auto Show, June 13, 2010, Deep River, CT - Great words and pictures from one of our favorite local-area antique auto events by our friend Bob (last updated 1/21/2011)
The 13th Annual Main Street Middletown Cruise Night, 6/23/2010 - An amazing turnout of old cars on Main Street in Middletown CT! Photos by SAAC and Greg Mattesen (last updated 1/29/2011)
The 2010 Branford Festival Classic Car Cruise, 6/20/2010, Branford, CT - An exciting display of beautiful antique autos on the Town Green in Branford, CT--all part of the overall Branford Festival activities (last updated 2/22/2011)
More CT EA Plate Origins - Tracking Down Some Interesting Early Connecticut Automobile History from Branford, Discovering an Intersting Connection to CT EA Registration Plate History, and much more, including the discovery, finally, of THE PHOTO upon which our CT EA Plate Graphic is based! (last updated 4/28/2011)
The Central CT Region AACA's 37th Annual Antique Auto Show, 6/26/2011, Glastonbury, CT - We had a tremendous time again in Glastonbury this year--this time we actually participated with an old car too! (last updated 7/7/2011)
The 2011 Branford Veterans Day Observances and Parade, 11/13/2011, Branford, CT - A wonderful town tradition where we reflect upon the meaning of Veterans Day and honor our Military Veterans; antique cars & trucks also participate in the parade (last updated 11/25/2011)
The 2011 Branford Holiday Festival Parade, 11/26/2011, Branford, CT - Old cars, trucks, and tractors added a ton of holiday cheer to this wonderful Branford Christmastime celebration! (last updated 12/29/2011)
Cardone & Daughter Automotive of Westbrook's "Open Shop" gathering, 11/5/2011 - What a great day of old cars and friendly folks at one of the CT Shoreline's greatest old car resources! (last updated 1/1/2012)
The Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers' 2011 "Labor Day Weekend Car Show," 9/18/2011, in Westbrook - Even though it had to be rescheduled due to the effects of 'Hurricane Irene,' it was still a positively wonderful day of Old Car Fun on the Shoreline! Another great job by the SRT Cruisers! (last updated 2/21/2012)
The East Haven Police Union Local 1662 Third Annual Classic Car Show, 10/9/2011 - A wonderful and varied car show at the East Haven High School, on a bright and clear October Sunday! (last updated 3/25/2012)
"History In Our Midst" - Running Across the First Datsun 240Z Offered For Sale in the US at the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival Cruise, 8/5/2011 - A beautiful and positively historical local car, with a fascinating story! (last updated 4/5/2012)
Back Again to the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival Classic Car Cruise, 8/5/2011 - This time we attempt a "General Overview" type review of this wonderful event, with many pictures--we had a great time! (last updated 5/1/2012)
The Branford Festival "Gary The Welder DiNello Memorial" Classic Car Cruise, 6/17/2012 - A tremendous display of beautiful old cars and trucks arranged on Branford's beautiful and historic Town Green, in conjunction with the annual   Branford Festival  (last updated 2/8/2013)


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