Kent Car Cruise attracts more cars and visitors
Kent Green hosted the third annual Kent Car Cruise Night Aug. 3 in conjunction with the Kent Sidewalk Festival. Cars started arriving and filling up the parking lot on the Kent Green.
A brief intense rain shower late Saturday afternoon didn’t keep the competitors or those visiting from enjoying the show. See photos from the show on our Facebook Page .
The winners, selected by a three-person judging panel, were:
Pre-1970: Ronald Olsen of Millerton, NY (55 Chevrolet 150 Wagon);
post-1970: Todd Schoeller with his ’70 Dodge Challenger;
Antique 1940 or older: Owen Moore with his ’30 Model A Ford;
sports car: Scott Wakeling of Ridgefield, CT with his ’60 Chevrolet Corvette;
truck: Bill Van Pala of New Milford with his ’40 Ford pickup;
hot rod: Ed Gabbianelli of Ridgefield with his ’31 Ford Model A;
Best in Show: Jim Bates of Litchfield for his ’62 Chevrolet Impala and the People’s Choice was a tie between Bob Balaban of Danbury with his ’90 Jaguar and Bill and Andrea Chamberlain of Ridgefield with their ’33 Chevrolet street rod pick up.
A 50/50 raffle raised $270 for the Fisher House project in West Haven that will provide housing for families of veterans being treated at veteran hospitals.
Organizers John Casey and Richard Lindsey were pleased by the turnout of car owners, which was 20 more than the previous year. There were a number that didn’t register so the total number of cars was actually closer to 90.
Special thanks to Don Clady of Connecticut Cruise News for his help and support of the Kent Cruise Night at Kent Green. Thanks also to Charlotte Lindsey for her tireless efforts in helping organize the details and Elissa Potts and her crew from the Fife 'n Drum, who served up a delicious dinner.
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