... popular Rotary Club fund raiser a hit in Melrose
I happened upon this show quite by accident one fine summer day, and couldn't resist a walk down the seemingly endless rows of old cars, all of which had been either restored or modified into something quite different -- the dragsters, for instance. It all took place in the various parking areas surrounding the High School/Middle School complex on the Lynn Fells Parkway.
I counted at least half a dozen models that I (or my family) had owned over the decades -- a 1941 Pontiac four-door, a '49 Ford sedan, a 1931 model A Ford convertible, a '56 Chevy station wagon, a '63 Ford convertible ... Ah, fond memories.
It was enlightening to see samples of antique (and not so antique) brands that have gone out of producton -- Packard, Americar, DeSoto, Plymouth, Kyser/Frazer ... and most recently Pontiac.
There wasn't much fanfare about the Melrose show, although it seems to be a yearly event. But it is surely popular with old-car owners, for I estimate there were two or three hundred entries in this event.
I suggest to our readers that you browse through the photos and identify those vehicles that were, at one time, part of your life.
December 3, 2010