I was asked to be a volunteer at The Locust Grove 8th annual car show that took place on the beautiful grounds of Locust Grove on July 14, a gorgeous, sunny Sunday. I was happy to participate, had a great time admiring all the cars, took photos and decided to write a post to show you some of the cars on display.
(You may need to click on photos to enlarge.)
The car show is the hard work of 6 car buffs who also organize the Montgomery Place car show taking place on August 18, 2013.
There were 300 show cars on display and also some motorcycles. Most were from New York, a few were from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
According to Herb Lorenz, chairman of the car show, the cars are judged based on the quality of the restore and if they are custom or in true classic (showroom) condition for a total of 50 winners. Then there are 5 top winners that are outstanding in their perspective categories.
There were over 1000 paid attendees, children under 12 admitted free (and there were many).
On display in front of the mansion was a 1913 Fiat.
What is so special about this car? It was built in Poughkeepsie, home of Locust Grove, and the owners chose to celebrate the car’s 100th anniversary at Locust Grove.
Birthday cake photo courtesy of Herb Lorenz
I know nothing about cars so the cars I am featuring below are cars that belong to my friends or cars that struck my fancy.
For 5 years, during the summer months Dick drove the car to work every day.
Restored in 1992 and painted black. The original color was olive green.
The original owner of this car was Doc Severinson, the band leader of the tonight show with Johnny Carson.
1964 Red Triumph TR4
Built in England, it was restored in 1998
1972 Bond Bug
It has 4 cylinder and a water cooled engine. Standard color was orange. This one is raspberry metallic. Has a speed of 90 mph.
Worldwide there are about 300 left, 10 are in the USA.
1934 Ford 3 Window Coupe
• 350 engine
• 9″ Ford rear
• Outlaw body and frame
1939 Buick Coupe
The car is all original.
Bryan acquired the car in 1983. It was in a rear-end accident in the early 1990’s and he painstakingly restored it himself.
More car photos coming tomorrow
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