SAAC: A Participant’s Review of the Second Annual Shoreline Trolley Museum Car Show, Saturday, May 15th, 2010, East Haven – Words and Photos by Alan Zelanski
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East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show, 5/15/2010 - Photo by Alan ZelanskiHow gratifying it is when we are able to experience some friendly "give and take" comraderie and sharing of ideas and experiences within our local old car hobby...

In that very positive vein, we are very pleased to present the original words and photos of Meriden’s Alan Zelanski, who was inspired to contact us with the offer to share the fine pictures he took (such as the image at the right, which is a slightly cropped-down version of one of other pictures on this page--be sure to scroll downwards after the text portion), and also some (approved-for-publication) words describing his experiences from having participated in this year’s East Haven Shoreline Trolley Museum Car Show (and if you look close, you might even notice a view incorporating Alan and his better half Lori’s equally magnificent ’69 and ’66 Chargers, respectively, in a shot or two…)

Without delay, we wish to quote from Alan’s e-mail of 5/28/2010:

“…This was my first time to a car show at a Trolley Museum and I must admit I was looking forward to it. The show turned out to be a bit of an adventure in the morning as the entrance road is a long dirt road that because of heavy rains the night before was very wet and muddy. The cars entering were going slower than any show cars I have ever seen but most arrived on the grounds only with mud caked tires but little if any mud on the cars.

First thing in the morning the wind was very strong and several of the vendors were having their displays blown onto the ground but a little later in the morning as the temperature climbed the wind died down to a more easy going breeze.

It was an interesting show as the Trolley Museum guests started to ride by with the kids waving to the car owners. Many of the families seemed to really enjoy showing their children the museum collection and all the old cars.

While the turnout was not large we had a good display from the early fire chief's car to a late model Florida State Police car. All in all I have to say this was the most fun at a car show I have had in the last couple of years. Hope you enjoyed the pictures and feel free to use them as you wish.

Alan Zelanski P.S.: Thanks for letting me share the pics--this was fun…”

Thanks to YOU, Alan, for so generously sharing your wonderful review and photos! Really appreciate your taking the time to work with us on this project…

Additional info: Please be sure to check out the Shoreline Trolley Museum’s official web site for more information about the organization and its mission (including membership opportunities): http://www.bera.org/ - and also please view the SAAC’s review of the 2009 version of this event at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/TROLLY09/ShowReview.html .

Alan Zelanski's 2010 East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show Photos Below...

IMAGE BELOW: According to Alan, this magnificent Chevy Fastback, plus one other car ahead of it, were parked on the street near the East Haven Trolley Museum, to attract attention to the car show being held within the grounds of the Museum. The plate on the car gives a hint as to the owner--possibly Mr. Sanford who is associated with the Museum. Image by Alan Zelanski.

East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show, 5/15/2010 - Photo by Alan Zelanski

IMAGE BELOW: We're now onto the show field proper, which is actually on the Branford side of the Farm River (show cars took a separate entrance to the event, compared to specators). A look thru some partially-open trolley barn doors toward some of hte beautiful antique autos on display, Saturday, May 15th, 2010, at the second-annual Shoreline Trolley Museum Car Show... Image by Alan Zelanski.

East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show, 5/15/2010 - Photo by Alan Zelanski

IMAGE BELOW: An overall view of some of the antique cars on display. Note the Charger fender to the right side of this view and see the following image... Image by Alan Zelanski.

East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show, 5/15/2010 - Photo by Alan Zelanski

IMAGE BELOW: The Zelanski's' two beautiful Chargers--'66 left and '69 right. Image by Alan Zelanski.

East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show, 5/15/2010 - Photo by Alan Zelanski

IMAGE BELOW: And a rear three-quarters view of Alan's very fine '69 Charger, with more of the car show scene visible in the background. Image by Alan Zelanski.

East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show, 5/15/2010 - Photo by Alan Zelanski

IMAGES BELOW - Fantastic red Suburban that I think was an award winner at last year's Trolley Museum show. Image by Alan Zelanski.

East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show, 5/15/2010 - Photo by Alan Zelanski

IMAGE BELOW: Awesome Ford Model T Speedster from Orange that I think was also an award-winner from last year's show. Image by Alan Zelanski.

East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show, 5/15/2010 - Photo by Alan Zelanski

IMAGE BELOW: Mid-'60s Ford Thunderbird with unique engine lid graphic. Image by Alan Zelanski.

East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show, 5/15/2010 - Photo by Alan Zelanski

IMAGE BELOW: Magnificent mid-'50s Cadillac Sedan--Elvis Presley would be proud! Image by Alan Zelanski.

East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show, 5/15/2010 - Photo by Alan Zelanski

IMAGES BELOW - Gorgeous early-'50s Chevy Corvette. Image by Alan Zelanski.

East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show, 5/15/2010 - Photo by Alan Zelanski

IMAGE BELOW: Sparkling mid-'60s Chevy Impala. Image by Alan Zelanski.

East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show, 5/15/2010 - Photo by Alan Zelanski

IMAGES BELOW - Last but not least, an old VW! This is a slick '60 Sunroof Sedan model, owned by some folks I have met thru the Connecticut Volkswagen Association (http://www.ctvwa.org/), and I can assure you that it's a beloved member of their family! Image by Alan Zelanski.

East Haven Trolley Museum Car Show, 5/15/2010 - Photo by Alan Zelanski


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