AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2016  Chesapeake Region Participation in the Towson 4th of July Parade

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Our antique cars are assembled, awaiting the start of the annual Towson 4th of July Parade.

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Leading the group is the Ruby's rare 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2

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Chesapeake Region members gather for conversation before the start of the parade.

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Parade Chairman John Holman prepares for his ride in a 1975 Pontiac Grandville convertible.

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Ron toasts the day, as he prepares to drive his award-winning 1985 Buick Rivera.

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Bob and Mike brought their 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air.

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Beth discuses features of her 1916 Ford Model T, celebrating its 100th birthday this year.

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Bill's well-traveled 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne awaits the parade start, sporting the red, white and blue.

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The car has traveled an amazing 457,000 miles! Details are posted on the windshield for all to appreciate.

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Paula, our event manager for the parade poses with Mike, our event manager for the upcoming Chesapeake Region antique car show at the Fire Museum of Maryland.

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Prominent in the parade, and always enjoyed, are the current and antique fire engines of our community.

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The parade Grand Marshal enjoys a ride in an early '60s Lincoln Continental 4-door convertible.

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Gary and Paula prepare to enter the parade procession.

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Signaling the official parade start: the traditional fly-over of the A-10 "Warthog" aircraft of the Maryland Air National Guard.

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The Color Guard prepares to lead the start of the parade.

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Smokey Bear, the "politician" everyone loves, waves to the adoring crowd.

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The Kiltie Band of York is a perennial favorite participant in the parade.

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Their impeccable outfits and amazing sound are a delight to see and hear.

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We are very fortunate to have them participate.

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Politics and old vehicles seem to attract one another. Here the Republican Women of Baltimore County greet the crowd from their old truck.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen follows in his vintage car.

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Chark draws the attention of the crowd in his 1931 Ford Woodie.

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Providence Volunteer Fire Company parades their latest equipment.

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Wells Fargo Bank had a delightful participant in the parade: their symbolic stage coach, drawn by four horses. At the conclusion of the parade, I was able to get some closeup photos.

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Looking inside the stage coach.

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The exterior, showing off its pin-striped suspension system.

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A household name for anyone who grew up with the cowboy movies and television shows of the 1950s.

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Taking a well-deserved bow after a fine performance.

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Loading the stagecoach back into the tractor trailer truck for a trip to its next destination.

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The horses await their turn to also be loaded into the truck, as another great Towson July 4th Parade comes to an end.