AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2017  Towson 4th of July Parade - Chesapeake Region Participation

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On July 4th, members of the Chesapeake Region, AACA decorated their antique cars and participated in the annual Towson 4th of July Parade.

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Participants brought a wide variety of vehicles to the parade.

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In the bright sunshine vehicles began lining up along Bosley Avenue at 9 am.

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Chesapeake president Paula Ruby, with her recently-purchased Cadillac XLR was positioned at the head of the lineup.

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The 1953 DeSoto of our parade manager, Jim Turner, was next in line.

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Jim poses with his Boumi Temple friend, and fellow member of his DeSoto club.

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Following Jim's DeSoto is the 1975 Pontiac Grandville convertible of John, a neighbor of Jim and a new member of Chesapeake Region.

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Steve's 1959 Ford Galaxie convertible.

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Tom's 1937 Ford "woodie" wagon.

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Robert's 1931 Nash convertible.

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Richard polishes his 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport.

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Don's 1965 Ford Mustang GT convertible.

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Mike and Kim's 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton, a perennial in the Towson Parade, decorated for the day.

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Another perennial participant is Bill and his 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne 2-door sedan, owned since new and now a veteran of over 457,000 miles. Wow!

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Everyone is assembled, just prior to the start of the parade.

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With the traditional fly-over of the A-10 "Warthog" aircraft of the Maryland Air National Guard, the parade begins with the Kids Bike Rush.

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Leading off is the Honor Guard of the Baltimore County Police.

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Our antique cars enter the parade with Chesapeake Region president Paula Ruby in her Cadillac XLR.

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Following is Jim Turner in his 1953 DeSoto.

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The four-horsepower, symbolic antique vehicle of Wells Fargo Bank, passes by.

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A perennial favorite -- the Baltimore Boumi "Magic Carpets" delight the crowd.

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The Oriole Bird, waving the flag, gets a ride past his fans in a new Mustang,

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Henry, in his 1955 Pontiac and Steve in his 1959 Ford parade their cars.

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Always a welcome sight and sound, the Kiltie Band of York passes by.

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Following the Kiltie Band are Tom in his 1937 Ford and Pat and Diane in their 1963 Ford Falcon

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Robert in his 1931 Nash Victoria and Bill in his 1968 Chevrolet Biscayne enter the parade.

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They pass by the large crowds lining the parade route.

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The Marching Ravens enter the parade.

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Not quite "football weather" in early July, but the band members blast out the Ravens Fight Song. To a long-time Baltimoreean, however, you might just be hearing "Let's go you Baltimore Colts..."

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Long term parade participants Chip and family, and Mike and Kim follow the Ravens Band.

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As Rick, in his 1972 Firebird Esprit, and a late arrival in his MGB pass by, the participation of Chesapeake Region comes to a close.

We appreciate our invitation to join in the 2017 Towson 4th of July Parade and look forward to participation again in 2018.