The third annual Antique and Classic Car Show, juxtaposing Detroit’s finest works with the Park City’s most impressive architecture, escaped the threatened downpour today. It was a stroke of luck for the City Lights Gallery and Downtown Special Services District, which joined forces to present it.
The cars were lined up along side the Barnum Museum; the Playhouse on the Green; McLevy Hall, where President Lincoln once spoke; the renovated 1889 Ornamental Gothic Revival iron-and-glass Arcade that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; and the People’s United Bank headquarters, designed by the renowned international architect Richard Meier.
“We’re hoping to stimulate the appetite for all the visual arts — cars to sculpture to great architecture,” said Kachmar in a Connecticut Post article.
Featured will be an exhibition of vintage autos from area collector George Dragone, of Dragone Classic Motorcars, of Bridgeport. Also a highlight will be competition among area auto aficionados, who are invited to enter their “beauties.”
“Everyone in the Greater Bridgeport community is invited to participate, whether they have muscle cars, or hot rods, or classic autos,” said Kachmar.
Among them is a formidable 1937 Cadillac that was the Munsters’ car for the first five episodes. What a terrifying, hulking beauty, and perfect casting for the iconic 1960s show.