|It sure felt like summer as we came
together to benefit the animals of
Warwick with a nice, big crowd !
Top Left Corner: Looking out across a
sea of trophies to a well-filled show lot.
Above Left (3): A few of the beloved
canine family members who came to
support their homeless brethren.
Far Lower Left: The RI Antique Fire
Apparatus crew was out to show the
great big trucks..with sirens ablaze.
Bottom Right Corner: Even the kids
had the chance to take a cool Power
Wheels ride for a spin on the road
|A nicer day, we couldn't
have asked for. What a
great collection of, in some
cases, very rare rides !
Above: A 1934 Duesenberg
from the "Shappy" collection.
Far Lower Left: This '66
Colony Park wagon was
equipped with dual
added $800 to a $3500
Lower Right: The famed Jag
XKE...car of '60s song fame
Bottom Left: The day's 3
top winners...'67 Jeep,
'56 Nomad & Dave Q's
|A hot, sticky summer night to be
sure..but we were so delighted to
have a t/storm-free evening that the
crowd filled in very fully !
Above: It was all smiles this
evening, sitting back to enjoy the
setting sun in the west.
Above Right: Pete rolled in from
Baltic, CT with this stunning 1949
Buick..all-original to the straight 8.
Center Right: Watch for this sweet
'69 Cadillac convertible in a regional
TV commercial for McDonalds !
Far Left: Under the big clock tower
in front of the farm store.
Near Left: Mopar muscle arrived in
this hemi-orange '69 Roadrunner.
Bottom Left Corner: One of many
CT cars on the evening was this
|Just a fabulous weekend day in South
County..and folks were anxious to come
out and enjoy a car show in the sunshine.
Top Right Corner: This '59 Buick hardtop
in Glacier Green is a recent arrival from
Virginia. It strikes a mean pose.
Far Above Left: This '57 Mack pumper
once served a small town in upstate NY.
Right: The rare and photogenic Studebaker
Avanti. This original is a 1963 model.
Far Lower Left: Folks crowd around to
watch the jaws-of-life in action.
Bottom: A row of the top-5 vote-getters.
The '51 Chevy woody wagon too 1st place.
|Skies threatened, but nary a drop
fell. Still..it was enough to scare
away much of the usual crowd.
Above: This 1934 Cadillac V8 had
just finished a decade-long
restoration. What a magnificent
machine..it drew much attention.
Above Right: Matt spent time
looking for something unknown
under the hood of his '64 Olds.
Below: Another recent arrival on
the scene was this just-purchased
1968 Pontiac Firebird ragtop.
Bottom Center: A first-year Buick
Riviera coupe in primer...1963.
|Even a steady drizzle during the 1st hour failed to hold folks
back from joining the fun. By day's end, almost 250
Corvettes rolled through Paul Masse's annual Vettacular.
Left: Paul Masse congratulates from Corvette Club president
Jim Campanini with an honorary gear-themed clock.
Above Right: Rob's '78 is a "silver anniversary" edition
Corvette..replica to that year's pace car at Indianapolis.
Bottom Left Corner: This testosterone-filled Vette featured a
1971 front clip, mated with a '69 rear end. Oh..and a blower.
|Event Scene Photos
|Another massive crowd at BassPro for the
first Thursday of July. Not far short of
2000 vehicles flowed from lot to lot to lot.
Top Center: A '67 Dodge Coronet
convertible with a perfect plate !
Above Right: One estimate put the number
of spectators between 5 and 7000 strong.
Far Left: A mint green '40 Ford pickup
eases into place for the evening.
Above Right: A particularly Starsky &
Hutch-esque paint job on this '73 Ranchero
Lower Right: This 1963 Chevy's plate
speaks volumes of cubic inches.
Below: The RI Antique Fire guys showed
up with a nice display of trucks...and a
sharp eye will pick out the fire chief's 1965
Chevy wagon on the far end.
|We just can't catch a break with
Friday night weather this year.
Top Right: As clouds lowered and
thickened..a couple cool, lowered
rat rods came in to join the party.
Right: Check out this nicely
primered '58 Chevy 2-door post.
Bottom Left Corner: A 1940
Olds that looked as original as a
77 year old car can be.
|2nd Annual KFD Show
Sat, June 10th
|10th Cause for Paws
Sun, June 11th
|9th Annual Vettacular
Sat, June 17th
|61st MotorCar Festival
Sun, June 18th
|A lighter turnout than usual,
thanks to mother nature...bill
still, around 200 cars gathered !
Top Left: Oldest on display was
this curved dash 1901 Olds.
Bottom Left Corner: Are than
any fins more instantly
recognizable than a '59 Caddy ?
Below: A PAIR of Deloreans
delighted Back to the Future fans
Bottom Right Corner: 1958 AC.
|The Monday crowds just continue to
pour in off Rte 44 each week .. Chek
out the latest beautiful evening !
Above Left: Ray's '59 Ford 4-door
hardtop rolled in a little late.then struck an
impressive pose against the sunset.
Near Left: 1969 Barracuda ragtop.
Far Lower Right: Don's '66 Imperial and
Walter's '59 Chevy, side-by-side.
Bottom Center: We know it began life as
a '67 Ford Econoline Van. Exactly what
happened between then and now is
anyone's guess..but what a head-turner !
Bottom Right Corner: Close up &
personal with Dave W's 1974 Caprice
|Colins Law Car Show
Sun, June 25th
|Atria Aquidneck Place
Sun, July 2nd
|After a week of predicting
rain, the forecasters were
proven wrong again. It was
a beautiful, summer's day !
Above: A first generation
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado.
Above Left: Rod B's '65 Alfa
Lower Left: CruisinBruce
mugs with "Gully" of the
Newport Gulls baseball team.
Lower Right: This '59 Edsel
sported only 16,000 miles.
Far Lower Right: A 1960
MG that won best foreign.
Bottom Right: Glenn's '67
Chevy II. Nice redlines !
|One of best weather days
the show has ever enjoyed
brought out one of its
Above: breath-taking 1931
Lincoln in two-tone green.
Lower Right: DeSoto from
its last production year : '61.
Far Left: Hot Rods lined-up
by the dozen to compete.
Left Inset: Among many
Pontiacs, this '68 GTO
reflects in the hub cap of a
Bottom Left: Looks like the
day didn't end well for
|46th Endicott Estate
Sun, July 9th
|22nd Hogs & Hot Rods
Sat, July 15th
|We started out grey & threatening
but by afternoon..there was plenty
of sunshine to make a great day !
Top Left Corner: Nick O's early
'60s T-Bird, with Joe T's 1st-
place winner '39 Ford just behind.
Lower Left: The '69 Camaro
brigade arrives...that's Steve in
front with Dan right behind him.
Bottom Left Center: Thinking pink
with the little bug from CT.
Bottom Right Corner: Peeking
inside the all-new facility. Wow !