Blooming Grove - Hundreds of car and Humane Society enthusiasts arrived at Lasser Park on Sunday for a Fundraiser and Food Collection for the cats and pups currently at the facility. When there are this many fans, many of which have spent years refurbishing cars that dated all the way back to "the 30's" as well as some 50's, 60's, 70's and more, it's a day to catch up with old friends and "talk car" with fellow enthusiasts that many attendees had not seen for YEARS.
No mirrors needed in those fields filled with gems, every vehicle was polished like a diamond and apparetly had been treated like one. Some had special replicas of the car or truck while others added embellishments, including one with a matching Superfigure placed prominantly for added emphasis.
The atmosphere was all about Community, Community, Community, and the event was, especially considering the very large crowd, very professionally run by Paulie from the Hudson Valley Hot Rods. . After all, these enthusiasts may not be fanatics (tho like any other favorite passtime some come kinda close), but they certainly are ardent fans!
The weather, which had been vollying between hot and humid and stormy, cleared up for a nearly perfect sunny day, and attendees perused craft tables, including Tee Shirts to add to the funding effort. But mostly it was visiting with old friends and helping a cause..
Starting at 2pm a table full of trophies were given.. Whether young, middle-aged or more 'advanced age, (car fans never become "old people"),, they gleamed like a young Scout receiving his or her first Badge.
A huge crowd gathered and waited until 2pm for winning trophies to be given
And the "Best in Show" winner, given by Paulie Niemann of HV Hot Rods:
After the 50:50 winner was chosen, they offered a big donation to the Humane Society
The show was held to collect food suppolies for the Blooming Grove Humane Society. Carol and Joe were able to dive full back to the Shelter.