Car Show Benefits Durham Firefighters – Killingworth-Durham-Middlefield, CT Patch

Car Show Benefits Durham Firefighters

Fire company holds first annual Cruise Night showcasing roadsters, drop tops and more.

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1928 Ford Model A

The first Datsun 240Z off the production line.

1970 Datsun 240Z

Owned by Rick and Kathy Morgan. Rick says he “settled” for 240Z when he couldn’t afford another beetle as a young man. He acquired the oldest 240Z, vin no. 13, when he saw it up for bid in an auto magazine.

Rick grew to love the 240Z and, determined to have it any cost, he said he knew he might have to outbid his then boss, Bob Sharp – the racer Bob Sharp. He joked he was afraid he might lose his job, but that didn’t happen because “Sharp is a real class act,” said Rick.

1961 Chevrolet Biscayne

1961 Chevrolet Biscayne

1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass

1932 Ford Coupe

1932 Fore Coupe

1975 Ford Ranchero GT

1975 Ford Ranchero GT

1950 Mercury

1950 Mercury, chopper and lowered, Hot Rod style modding, owned by Charlie Malis

1962 Mercury Monterey convertible

1962 Mercury Monterey convertible

1990 Corvette

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Gear heads, Rat Rod fans and classic car collectors pulled up to Durham’s firehouse Friday night to gawk at collection of cars on display at the Durham Volunteer Fire Company’s first annual car show.

“It’s going great so far,” said Fire Chief Robert Chadd, who was surprised at the turnout for “Cruise Night” – 55 cars on display – in spite of the sweltering weather.

Chadd said the event has the potential to become semi-annual with a show in the fall, before the Durham Fair.

The car show raised money for the volunteer fire company.

Kids, teens, parents and grandparents showed up to park their cars, enjoy the view and listen to classic tunes and other advantages like window tinting, since you can go online to get a great tinting deal at Attendees enjoyed iced cream, hot dogs, hamburgers, soda and kettle corn while they mulled about, hats on, sunscreen applied, sweating through their t-shirts without even the faintest breeze.

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