AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2016  Autumn Harvest Collector Car Show

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This was the scene on the show field at 10:00 am, the opening time on Saturday September 10th of our annual Autumn Harvest Collector Show at Manchester, Maryland. The sunny and warm day brought out 100 collector vehicles and many spectators.

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Many participants arrived before the official show start time; others arrived steadily throughout the morning.

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Nick Prevas gives parking directions to Harold, arriving in his 1967 Buick Skylark.

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Gary and Nick team up to greet the arrivals and collect their entry fee.

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Craig arrives in his 1934 Ford Pickup truck.

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Newsletter editor Bill arrives in his 1954 DeSoto, to participate in the show, and gather copy for an article in the next edition.

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Gary talks to the owner of an arriving 1960 Ford.

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A modified Camaro arrives to join the show.

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The show field is now adorned with many types of collector vehicles.

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But, just when you think most vehicle types are represented, here come a pair of 5-ton military trucks.

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With plenty of space to display vehicles, room was left for those who wished to erect canopies for protection from the hot sunshine.

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Both adults and children enjoyed walking among the many displayed vehicles.

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Checking out the engine of the early Ford.

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The big trucks found a good parking location at the very end of a row.

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The bright green 1934 Packard convertible was an attention getter.

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John's 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle was one of the Top 40 winners.

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Great "oldies" music was provided for the attendees by our DJ.

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By late morning, the food concession run by the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company was starting to get busy.

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Pit ham, beef and turkey sandwiches kept everyone well fed.

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John and Lynn relax in the shade and enjoy some food.

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Paula manages the activities at the registration pavillion.

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New arrivals register their vehicle. Registrations eventually reached our goal of 100!

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Tom and Anne line up for lunch.

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At the registration pavillion, Top 40 Awards are lined up for end-of-show distribution.

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Generous donations of door-prize items were received from the Hunt Valley NAPA store and several other contributors. We gratefully thank them for their contributions.

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Also, free take-aways were donated by Chesapeake Region members, such as these Automobile magazines from prior years.

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Gary was one of several persons who spent hours in the hot sun directing arriving drivers to parking spots.

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The large size of the military trucks is apparent, compared to the El Camino.

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Cars were parked so that there was plenty of room for everyone's canopy.

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Another view of the Harley Davidson trike.

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Ford Model T and Model A.

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Rick and Pat enjoy relaxing in the shade cast by their 1929 Overland Whippet.

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Doris' 1950 Cadillac Coupe deVille 2dr hardtop.

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Doris and friends gather under the shade of a canopy for conversation.

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The 100th collector vehicle at the show: a vintage fire truck.

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The Hagerty "kids" selected their 3 favorite show vehicles, each of which was presented with a trophy: Cal's 1971 Plymouth Barracuda, Charles' 1934 Packard, and Jeff's 1972 Chevrolet Nova.

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The "Ladies Pick" went to Keith's 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle.

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Chief Judge, Gene Sauter, presented the awards.