Rotary car show a ride down memory lane

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POINT PLEASANT — Antique autos, classic models, exotic rides and brawny muscle cars drew a huge crowd to the 28th Annual Evening Car Show hosted by the Point Pleasant Boro Rotary Club Wednesday evening.

Enthusiasts, collectors and community members packed the parking lot at the Crystal Point Yacht Club Aug. 16 where nearly 300 antiques and classics, modified cars and trucks, street rods, foreign cars, replicas and more were on display.

“This is our second or third time here. Whenever there is a car show I’ll show up,” borough resident Russ Engle said.

“I grew up during the muscle car era and so I love to see them. Anything with three deuces makes my body tingle.”

According to longtime show coordinator John Curtis, the Evening Car Show was started 28 years ago and for nearly three decades, the show has been a staple in the community, attracting thousands of all ages who help make it a major fundraiser for the club.

For the many proud owners displaying their vehicles, it is a chance to meet other enthusiasts, reunite with old friends and just have a good time.

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