AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2018 - Participation: Baltimore Saint Patrick Parade

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Chesapeake Region again in 2018 participated in the Baltimore Saint Patrick Parade. Member Nick Prevas made arrangements for our participation with the Parade management. Henry and Carol were first in line as our Club's cars were positioned at a new assembly location this year: the unit block of East Centre Street.

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Their 1955 Pontiac Starliner was decorated with a traditional shamrock.

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Next in line were Tom and Judy with their 1989 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham.

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The Cadillac sports a shamrock wreath.

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Driver Tom O'Dawson with his "gingerbeard", waits behind the wheel for the parade start.

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Gary and Paula's 1956 Chevrolet Belair convertible follows. Top's up today in the brisk March weather.

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A shamrock adorns the plentiful chrome.

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Standing next to his recently-purchased 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster "Woodie", Phil O'Hack is next in line, winning the award for the largest "grille" shamrock of the group of six cars.

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Phil brought along lots of company to enjoy the parade.

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The "Woodie" tailight makes for a handy place to hang another shamrock.

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Jerry and his 1954 Kaiser Manhattan followed Phil's Chevy.

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Last in line was Rick with his green 1972 Pontiac Firebird Esprit.

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Tom, Phil and Rick are all ready for the 1:00 pm start of the parade.

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Picturesque Mount Vernon Place provides the parade assembly and starting point.

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh arrives at the Parade's start.

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A police motorcycle escort begins the trip south on Charles Street toward the Inner Harbor.

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A 1959 Ford, representing an antique version of a Baltimore City Police vehicle, followed.

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Next came a Baltimore Police Color Guard, followed by the Mayor's vehicle.

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To officially announce the event, the Parade banner is carried ahead of the Calvert Hall College Marching Band.

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In their stunning uniform, the large band struck up some lively music.

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Following close behind was a float carrying "Saint Patrick" himself.

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Always a crowd favorite are the various "Mummer" string bands from Philadelphia.

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A Irish Wolfhound Club struts their dogs.

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Traveling in groups of three, our first antique cars enter the parade.

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The Ruby's 1956 Chevrolet Belair passes by.

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The second group of our cars enter.

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Waving to the photographer, Phil and passengers pass by in the 1947 Chevrolet "Woodie."

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Jerry and Rick follow in their 1953 Kaiser and 1972 Pontiac Firebird.

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Those "Mummer" groups bring lots of smiles to the onlookers.

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The Duffy String Band from Philadelphia marches by.

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You can't get more colorful than this. An amazing sight!

This is a great, fun event in which to participate with your antique car. Our thanks to Nick Prevas for all his work in arranging it. Consider joining in next year!