AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2017  Baltimore Mayor's Christmas Parade

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On Sunday afternoon December 3rd, Chesapeake Region members again participated in the annual Baltimore Mayor's Christmas Parade.

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Assembling at noon on the CVS parking lot, our group had plenty of time to decorate their antique vehicles and socialize in the near-perfect weather.

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A welcome participant this year was the stunning 1954 Bentley of member Charles G.

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Charles left the driving up to member Gene Sauter, who maintains his vehicle collection.

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Perennial parade participant, Jerry, poses with his 1954 Kaiser Manhattan.

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Henry's 1955 Pontiac

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Ken and Sally's 1947 Ford convertible

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Tom and Judy's 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham

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Trip and Linda's 1955 Ford Pickup

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Al and Nancy's 1935 Ford Pickup

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Norm's 1950 Ford

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Ron's 1985 Buick Riviera

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Franklin's 1957 Chevrolet Belair

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Bud's 1931 Ford Pickup

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Gary in front of his 1956 Chevrolet Belair convertible, with Victoria, 2017 Miss Frostburg, and Elizabeth, Miss Maryland Freestate 2017 Preteen.

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Our antique cars, lined up and ready to enter the parade.

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Convertibles and pretty women are always a favorite parade attraction. JBA Chevrolet provided a new Camaro for the occasion.

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The Dulaney High School Band provided some lively music.

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From out of the past come the thundering hoofbeats of the great horse Silver! The Lone Ranger rides again! (The introduction to the 1950s television show: The Lone Ranger)

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This parade float wished "Joy" and "Happy Holidays" to everyone.

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Visiting from Philadelphia was the Hegeman String Band, organized in 1920.

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Their wild, colorful "Mummer" outfits were a real attention getter.

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One of Santa's not-so-tiny reindeer flies down the parade route.

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Ronald McDonald, with microphone in hand, spoke to parade spectators along the way.

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The Oriole Bird followed, planning soon to fly south for Spring Training.

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This bagpipe group provided some rousing music.

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Another convertible with pretty women... this time in a Mustang.

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The Baltimore Boumi Temple organization had a large presence in the Parade.

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One of their displays, the "Magic Carpet" vehicles performed intricate driving routines.

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All was overseen by this Boumi Temple gentleman, riding at the end of the group.

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The Maryland Fire Museum participated with this antique fire truck from their collection.

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A British Car Club also gathered their members for participation in the parade.

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A local car club, the Karb Kings, has stuffed the trunk of this customized 1955 Buick with lots of Christmas presents.

With our participation in the Christmas Parade, Chesapeake Region concluded its many activities of 2017. We look forward to many more in the year 2018. Plan to join in!