The Kiwanis Club of Concord is gearing up for the 28th annual Antique and Classic Car Show on Saturday, September 7 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the NH Technical Institute. This has been held at the Tech School for 28 years or since the first one. The rain date is Sunday, September 8th. The major sponsors include Grappone Automotive Group and Parts 4 Plus Sanel Auto Parts Co.
Chris Pappas, Thomas Hughes, and Ken Jordan are serving as Co-chairmen again this yearl There is a $2.00 fee for spectators with under 12 free for admission. There will be coffee & doughnuts available to enjoy from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The vehicles will begin arriving anytime after 7 a.m. A REMINDER, no smoking or pets are allowed on site. There are 19 different class awards plus a People's Choice Award. The People's Choice Trophy is chosen by the spectators. The Farthest Distance Traveled Trophy could be given to someone from New York, New Jersey, Massachuetts, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, Nova Scotia, Quebec, or Prince Edward Island. Yes, that's right, Canadian provinces have attended in the past. This car show sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Concord is one of the largest, not the largest in Northern New England. The members have built this into a Class A event. You know when Labor Day has come and gone, autumn is in the air, college students as well as students in all levels of primary and secondary, and football games are being played on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. With all those mentioned, you know the car show is on its way. The proceeds from the car show are distributed to the NHTI Medical Program as well as other charities.
You will get to see vehicles early to 1932, trucks to 1987, 1960 to 1987 muscle cars, T-Birds, Camaros, Corvairs, Studebakers, Mopars, Street Rods pre 1949, Foreign, Foreign cars(British), Volkswagon,and more. There will be Kiwanis 50/50 raffle tickets, many different raffle prizes including sporting event tickets, dining certificates,and more. There will be vendors on site selling automotive items, hats,and more. The drawings will begin at 1:15 p.m. The Kiwanis Food Trailer will be open at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, soft drinks to enjoy. "The Jazz Kids" will provide entertainment again this year. This popular group from Bristol plays jazz music from the Big Band era. There is free parking and rest rooms courtesy of the Tech School.
Pre-registration for vehicles is $10 dollars with $12 dollars being charged at the door. You can go on their website for the form to make out. If you are not familiar how to get to the School, take Exit 15E off I-93;Exit 1 off I-393 to NHTI. At the traffic lights, take a left and follow to NH Technical Institute. There is free parking for 1500 cars. Please call Chris Pappas at 226-8016, Tom Hughes at 225-4100, or Ken Jordan at 783-4262.
If you enjoy seeing the cars and trucks of yesteryear, by all means take a ride to the NH Technical Institute and feast your eyes of the many vehicles. The owners of the vehicles put so much effort and pride into these vehicles. They are breathtaking with every effort taken to restore them to their prime shape. My favorite is the 1957 Chevy Belair with the Edsel and Pontiac not far behind.
You know a vehicle has to be 25 years old to be considered an antique. I was informed on my tv show a few years ago talking about antiques that Chris, Ken, and I along with him are antiques. Oh well! See you at the Antique Car Show on Sept. 7