Recent Event Photographs
2016 Antique Car Show: Fire Museum of Maryland
Continuing our tradition of holding an antique car show at the Fire Museum of Maryland, Chesapeake Region held its annual event on Saturday, July 9th.
Participants were given free admission to the Museum, displaying fire equipment and memorabilia from the long history of fire protection service to the Baltimore and Maryland communities.
Ladder truckes and pumpers are what most people see at the scene of a fire...
...however support equipment, such as this flood light truck provide vital services also.
At our Club's "sign-in" table, members share a comical discussion.
Our show attracted a wide variety of member and visitor vehicles.
Five Corvettes parked together offered a view of the design transition over the years.
Here is a 1956 Ford Thunderbird.
Scott's 1961 Ford Galaxie, outfitted as a police car from the TV town of Mayberry.
Henry looks over Al's 1935 Ford Pickup.
John's 1941 Ford Pickup, sporting its Arizona tags, was probably enjoying the relatively "cool" 80 degree Maryland temperatures.
Lynn's 1964 Ford Fairlane 500.
Phil's Chevrolet Corvair "Rampside."
Bruce's 1968 Citroen DS, an interesting vehicle make seldom seen at our antique car shows.
Henry looks over Beth's 1916 Ford Model T, celebrating its 100th birthday this year!
Phil checks out Bruce's 1968 Citroen DS.
Sure to be a future classic, a Chrysler Crossfire participated in the show.
Kenny's 1939 Ford Standard Coupe.
And... the most unusual antique vehicle at the show: Paul's 1978 Auvis Scorpion. When asked by Paul "where shall I park it?" we responded "anywhere you'd like."
When asked "How did you get it here?" Paul explained "I just drove it down York Road." It actually has been issued oficial Maryland historic vehicle tags.
A replica of U.S. Senate Resolution 507 declaring July 8, 2016 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day" was framed by President Paula for presentation to the Fire Museum of Maryland for their participation in this year's event.
The framed resolution is presented to, and received by, Tom Colleran of the Museum.
The "Sponsor's Choice Award" is presented by the event venue representative for their "favorite vehicle" selection.
The "Sponsor's Choice Award" was presented by Tom for his selection of Henry Ver Valen's beautiful 1957 Jaguar XK140 MC.
Henry's car was a well-deserved recipient of the award.
Mike, pictured here, and brother Bob graciously volunteered for the "Officer of the Day" (OD) duties. We appreciate their service to the Club.
Bob, Henry, Mike and our Activities Director, Phil, pose for a photo.
Our group of many Chesapeake Region members, as well as welcome visitors, gather for a traditional end-of-show group photo, after an enjoyable day for all.