Past Events 2019

April 2019

It was chilly and windy but we still had a good turnout at our Spring Opener at the Groton AutoZone today. Some 60+ cars came out to join us where our club was first formed 20 years ago. It was great to see many of our members and friends after a long winter and we met a lot of new folks too. We want to thank everyone who came out today and braved the New England weather with us and we hope to see everyone again in the days to come!

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May 2019

Despite the dreary and chilly weather we had a very respectable turnout at NAPA of Norwich tonight. About 30+ cars came out and with nice raffle prizes and great food from K's Kart Too we all had an enjoyable evening. We want to thank Todd and all the folks at NAPA of Norwich for hosting us. And a big thanks to everyone who joined us tonight and a special thanks to all those who made donations to Connecticut Children's Medical Center!

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We had a great time at today's First Annual Show & Shine Cruise at the Lisbon Central School. Over 75 cars, trucks and motorcycles came out to enjoy a rare sunny day! A big shout-out to Robert Ladouceur and all the volunteers who helped put this benefit cruise on and we're hoping this really does become an annual event.

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Finally!! Perfect weather made for a spectacular night with 50+ cars and trucks joining us at The Center of Montville. Dana McFee (Mr. Hot Dog) served up great food, drinks and ice cream and it was wonderful seeing everyone tonight and catching up. A big thanks to everyone who came out to join us and a special shout-out to our 50/50 winner who donated $25 back to the club for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center!

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Summer-like weather came just in time for the first Ocean Beach cruise night of 2019. It was beautiful at the beach, at least for a while. As the dark clouds moved in we finished up early but it was still a good crowd and great to see everyone. Some of us probably got wet on the way home but it was worth it!

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We had such a good time here two weeks ago we came back for more! A lighter turnout due to Colchester's rain date tonight but still a respectable crowd. The food was great, especially the chili, and we had good music to relax by as well. All in all another enjoyable night!

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Wow! We had a great time at the Holy New Martyrs Orthodox Church Classic Car & Truck Show in Norwich today. We had never been before so we didn't know what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised. The venue was idyllic, the weather was perfect, Gary Pom spun the tunes and there was something here for everyone. A big tag sale, multiple vendors and incredible food made this a wonderful time for both the car and truck owners and the many folks who came to look at them. We'll be sure to put this on our calendar for next year. You should too!

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More great weather and a perfect night at Ted's IGA in Hebron for the re-scheduled benefit for Austin Villar. As always, lots of cool cars and trucks and another great time with the guys and gals of the Gear Head Mafia Car Club.

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The beach was packed for Memorial Day but they left room for all our cars and what a great night it was. A cool gentle breeze was exhilarating as hundreds of spectators enjoyed looking at the all cars, trucks and motorcycles. There was something here for everyone tonight, it couldn't have been better.

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June 2019

A perfect Monday night brought out more cars and trucks than we've seen in a while. And lots of cars we've never seen before too. Add in hundreds of spectators and it was definitely a night to remember at the prettiest place in New London!

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There were all kinds of Fords at Hank's Dairy Bar tonight but without a doubt, the Mustangs ruled the field! With K-Hits 100.9 broadcasting live and Hank's famous menu it was a great time for everyone there. A big thanks to Scott and all the folks at Hanks for putting this event on. We all had a really good time.

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A very nice turnout for the first NAPA of Groton cruise night of the season. Lots of great cars and trucks were coming and going all evening. And, as always, the hot dogs, baked beans and cold drinks were appreciated by all. A big thanks to John and everyone at NAPA of Groton for another enjoyable cruise night!

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The rain went away, the sun came out and so did the cars and trucks for the first Home Depot Cruise Night of 2019. Except for the wind it was a beautiful evening with hot dogs from B&J and ice cream from Canterbury Cones. Lot of people stopped by to look at our cars too. Another great one is in the book!

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Take a beautiful and serene location, add a lot of really great vehicles and spice it up with good food and drink. That's the recipe for another great Wednesday cruise night at the Bozrah Moose Lodge!

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We have to say this was perhaps the best turnout we've had here in a couple of years. The weather was perfect and the cars and trucks just kept rolling in. We raised a good amount for the Connecticut Childrens Medical Center thanks to our 50/50 winner who donated his winnings back to the club. A big thanks to everyone who came out to join us and made it such a spectacular night!

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If we salvage one good day this week at least it was a great one. It was cool and comfortable at the beach so the cars, trucks and motorcycles came and went all evening. We saw many that we had never seen before and that made for an exciting time at "the prettiest place in New London" (Speedbowl Kurt quote).

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Beautiful clear skies graced the first Texas Roadhouse car show of the season. This is always a great event with peanuts, appetizers and sweet tea from the restaurant. Oh, and there were a lot of great cars and trucks too! A big thanks to Ali and all the Texas Roadhouse crew for hosting us today.

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Another great Monday night at Ocean Beach tonight. We wrapped up the appreciation awards early for the Waterford Community Band who started at 7:00 PM. With all the additional spectators many stayed around to enjoy the music as well as the cars!

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Beautiful summer weather brought out those who didn't go to Colchester's rain date cruise tonight. Still a respectable number and plenty of food and drink to go around. It's always a good night at the Moose Lodge!

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July 2019

Perfect weather at the beach tonight brought the car, trucks, motorcycles and people out in droves. Lots of different vehicles made for an exciting night too. Let's hope this nice weather is going to stay for a while!

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It was a beautiful day at the Connecticut River Museum and the Essex Automobile Club's 11th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show. If you missed this one you missed a really great show!

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Ominous clouds were no match for the die-hard cruisers - despite the heat and humidity over 100 cars and trucks came out to the Ledyard Fairgrounds today. We had a good time as always and it was another great event for our busy 'holiday' week!

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After our SCMC club picnic today some of us headed to Voluntown and the Cruise to Survive supporting the Rhode Island Ovarian Cancer Alliance. This is always a great show for a good cause and today was no different. We apologize for not getting photos of every vehicle there but with a short schedule we were happy just to get the flavor of the event and to see our friends who participated. And so ends our busy 'holiday' week!

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What else can we say? Just another absolutely beautiful night at the beach!

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Another beautiful night at Home Depot tonight. This perfect weather brought everyone out and we had a great time as always. This is one of our favorite monthly events so if you haven't been yet, make plans to check it out next month. You won't be disappointed!

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A quiet night at the Bozrah Moose Lodge but all the right people (and cars and trucks) were there. Great burgers, hot dogs and chili as always and there was free watermelon for dessert. It was a little warm but still an enjoyable way to spend an evening with friends.

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We couldn't ask for nicer weather and the crowds came out to take advantage of it. Just another beautiful night at the beach!

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With rain and storms on the way it was a sparse turnout tonight as expected. But the die-hards were there and we made the best of the cool breeze off the water while we waited for the rain to begin.

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It's always tough when Colchester uses their rain date and tonight was no exception. But the usual suspects came out, the food was plentiful and we all had a good time.

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It was 'standing room only' tonight at the Bozrah Farmer's Market. Add all our cruising cars to the most popular farmer's market around and it's the recipe for a great night!

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It was certainly a lot cooler than last Saturday but by using our rain date we likely missed some folks tonight. Nevertheless, we had a good time, made some new friends and we all enjoyed a relaxing evening.

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