AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

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2017  Autumn Harvest Collector Car Show - Manchester, Maryland

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Our third annual Autumn Harvest Collector Car Show, held on the carnival grounds of the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company , exceeded all expectations, with over 117 vehicles participating. The sunny, cool weather was perfect for a car show.

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Drivers and their vehicles arrived early for the 10 am opening and were greeted by Gary R. at the entry gate.

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Assisting with the entry gate duties throughout the morning were Denny and other Chesapeake Region members.

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Gary R. greets Scott, driving his immaculate 1957 Chevrolet Belair Convertible.

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Once onto the show field, Gary W. directed the drivers to the appropriate row, where Al made sure they were parked with precision alignment.

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Gary W. chats momentarily with John D. arriving in his 1990 Buick Reatta Coupe.

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At the Registration Desk, Club members record vehicle and owner information, assign a registration number, hand out dash plaques, and complete a windshield placard for display.

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All smiles at the 50/50 booth, our two Nancys entice everyone to "take a chance."

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Sales were brisk and the winner was sure to be rewarded well.

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Door prize donations were made by vendors and local retailers, including a "bucket" of automotive items generously donated by the Hunt Valley, MD NAPA store -- a great resource for those hard-to-find auto parts -- and expert vehicle maintenance advice.

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Our team of judges selected their choices for the "Top 40" vehicle awards...

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... and their choice for the coveted "Best in Show" vehicle award.

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For their continued support and hosting of the Chesapeake Region, AACA Autumn Harvest Collector Car Show -- an Award of Appreciation to the volunteers and members of the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company.

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What a variety of vehicles we had displayed! All types and ages.

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The show field was 90% filled by the 10 am opening time.

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Participants enjoyed discussing the history and features of their vehicles.

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Tom's 1965 Ford F100 leads this row.

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Here are Michael's 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Coupe and Bruce's 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 2Dr Hardtop.

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Vibrant colors of these vehicles glisten in the bright sunlight of the day.

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The 1937 Ford Club Coupe of Gary W. draws the interest of this visitor.

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Ron's beautiful 1910 Overland 38 was the oldest vehicle on the show field.

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With plenty of room for parking vehicles and pitching canopies, many took advantage of the opportunity to gather with friends for a relaxing day.

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Giving his 1966 Ford Mustang some final detailing.

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Allison and staff from Treasured Motorcar Services were there to discuss their Reisterstown automobile restoration services, as well as announce plans for expansion to include a new body and paint shop opening in the Manchester area.

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Tim's brilliant red 1931 Cadillac Convertible Coupe gets a long look from an admirer.

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Dane's 1927 Ford Roadster was one of several early 1900s vehicles displayed.

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Jerry is offered congratulations by Bill for his 1961 Cadillac Sedan de Ville, winner of two awards at the very competitive Cadillac/LaSalle Grand National Meet held recently in McLean, Virginia. Congratulations Jerry!

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Vehicles displayed ranged from antiques to modifieds...

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... and one stylish trike motorcycle.

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A rare one: Ray's 1955 Chevrolet Corvette. Original list price: $3254.10

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One of very few six-cylinder 1955 Corvettes produced. Equiped with a Powerglide automatic transmission, and a massive steering wheel.

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Open hoods invite visitors to take a look at the mechanicals of these cars.

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By noon everyone was getting hungry and the line at the food concession operated by volunteers of the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company began to lengthen.

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Wayne's stunning 1956 Ford Fairlane Convertible.

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Kids love old cars! Here a group gathers for a look at the 1910 Overland.

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A father points out features of the 1910 Overland to his son.

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Al and Paula tally up the points received by the various vehicles from the judges. The "Top 40" and "Best in Show" vehicles are selected.

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Tom receives an award for his 1965 Ford F-100

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Ken receives an award for his 1933 Ford 2 Dr.

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Doris receives an award for her 1950 Cadillac.

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Elizabeth presented the Award of Appreciation to a representative of the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company.

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She also had the honor of selecting and announcing the winner of the 50/50 raffle...

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... as well as presenting the winnings to Chesapeake Region member Henry.

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With the presentation by Chief Judge Gene Sauter of the "Best in Show" award to Scott, for his outstanding 1957 Chevrolet Belair convertible, the 2017 Autumn Harvest Collector Car Show came to a close.

With such a great assembly of terrific vehicles to choose from, selecting only 41 for awards is difficult. We hope that all participants, whether award recipient or not, were "rewarded" just by the opportunity to participate on this beautiful day, to see such a wide variety of collector vehicles displayed, to socialize with fellow collectors, and to generally just have a good time. We invite you back again for our show next year.

We wish to thank the members and volunteers of the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company for serving the Manchester community, and helping us to make this annual event possible.