|Event Scene Photos
|A chilly start as always..but we
got a good kick-off month for
the season, starting mid-April
with the Tuesday cruise at
A&W and Thursdays at
BassPro in Foxboro.
The debut month also brought
the return of our annual cruise
at Wingate in Dedham.
From Bob E's '59 ElCamino to
Mike & Todd's '75 GrandVille
convertible and those big
on Ray B. and Patrick T's
faces, it felt great to have car
events back in season.
|May turned out to be a rainy one...and the bad
weather stole more than a few weekly cruises
away from us..most notably, Tuesdays (A&W)
& Fridays (at McDonalds in Cumberland).
Weekend events from MassBay CC to
Middleboro High School and the annual all Olds
show enjoyed beautiful days, as well as our 1st
monthly cruise at Scituate Baptist Church, but
ugly skies also robbed us of the Seekonk
Speedway show and postponed Johnston Pk.
|June continued the trend of
more rain than we
preferred..but still, the
calendar filled in nicely for a
bunch of great events. New
weekend gatherings included
a special anniversary party at
North Bowl in Attleboro and
the Colin's Law Benefit Show
at Fort Getty in Jamestown.
Conditions were perfect for
the Kingston FD Show at the
Weather threatened at both
the Little Rhody Pontiac
Show (at Newport Grand)
and the annual Paul Masse
Vette-tacular, while the
area's longest running show
at the Abbey School in
through mist & showers to
about 1/4 of a typical
|June brought two new weekly cruise
nights to the schedule..and crowds built
quickly at both. Mondays at St. Eugene's in
Chepachet was a fast hit...and the new
Wednesday weekly cruise at Frederickson
Farms in Scituate became the new smash of
the season with crowds topping 100 cars
many weeks. Both are expected to return
for 2018..each on its respective night.
|Finally, Mother Nature settled in for
a better looking stretch of weather
and area events profited quickly.
From Atria Aquidneck Place to the 1A
Auto Show in Pepperell, Hogs & Hot
Rods to the North Smithfield KoC,
turnout was at the higher end for a
wide variety of events.
We enjoyed our final monthly North
Scituate Baptist cruise of the
year..and the BalloonFest show
|Our full slate of weeknight
cruises rolled on through July,
though unforgiving showers
continued to plague Tuesday &
Friday evenings for some
reason. A couple near-capacity
Thursdays at BassPro pushed car
totals toward the 2000 mark and
the break-out new cruises in
Scituate (at Frederickson Farms)
and Chepachet (at St. Eugene's
Church) also became fast
favorites with full and active
crowds each and every week.
|August was a mighty busy month for
weekend events, including the biggest-ever
turnout at Mishnock Barn..and impressive
showings at LaSalette Shrine & Pocasset Bay
Manor (all of which are already confirmed for
the 2018 season).
Rained-out from Memorial Day, the Street
Rods' Show at Johnston Memorial Park
brought a respectable showing...and once
again, the Mass Cruisers' 25th annual Show
in Wrentham was a block-buster. Sadly, the
club has decided to discontinue it this year.
|Cruise Night weather in
August was good for the
most part...the showers
finally let up on A&W
Tuesday nights, though
we lost several more
Fridays in Cumberland.
Frederickson Farms saw
overflow crowds almost
every Wednesday and
Mondays at St. Eugene's
Church drew GREAT
charity 50/50 pots.
BassPro on Thursdsays ?
Thursdays were perfect
and the turnouts ?