POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- It was a thrill to attend the 11th Annual Pound Ridge Car Show, but I was disappointed with one thing. Whoever was in charge of allocating the rain did not keep to the original schedule. Still, that did not keep the faithful car lovers away.
When I entered onto the field, I felt like a kid in a toy store and found myself muttering “sweet” more than once. Then my heart jumped slightly when I saw that one car. It was a 1931 Ford – the same model in the same beige color my father had when he was in college back in the Middle Ages. Apparently, he was short on cash and had to trade his set of wheels for a manual typewriter so he could complete his senior thesis. Now, how does one explain what a typewriter is to anyone born after 1990?
There was no shortage of vintage cars and around every corner was something else I would love to be driving around in. At one point, I lost count. A Bel Air here and a couple of Thunderbirds there would make anyone intrigued and a Porsche 556 also had me raising an eye brow. The fact there were exhibitors from all over the Tri-State area indicates how well respected this event is to any car aficionado.
One thing that cannot be missed is the antique delivery truck from our own Scotts Corner Market, one of the show’s sponsors. With the PBA being the primary sponsor, it was again nice to have Police Chief David Ryan flipping the delicious burgers. But pardon me, no croissants?
The heart of the Car Show are the organizers, including Michael Armistead, Billy Fortin, Art Travis, Kia Talia and Bob Snadowsky, all of whom put in much time and effort each year. Our community is very lucky to have them.
Each year, funds raised at the Pound Ridge Car Show go to a worthy cause. This year, it goes to a new electronic score board for the baseball field.
In knowing what a great turnout the Annual Car Show is, I have decided to look into constructing that garage I have been thinking about. Then all I have to do is find out if Dad’s car still exists and buy it back.
Laurance Baschkin is a resident of Pound Ridge.