AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

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2019  Autumn Harvest Collector Car Show - Manchester, Maryland

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Early Saturday morning, Manchester Fire Company Carnival Grounds, Manchester, Maryland. Planning the parking strategy for the Club's annual Collector Car Show.

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Early-bird Club members line up their antique cars on the front row.

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The Reception Desk canopy goes up.

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Judges take their places.

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Chesapeake Region held its annual Autumn Harvest Collector Car Show at the Manchester Carnival Grounds on September 28th. The early-morning overcast later gave way to sun.

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A wide variety of over 100 vehicles were displayed, including this 1912 Metz Model 22 Roadster, shown here being unloaded from its transport trailer.

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The mid-eighties, mid-engine Pontiac Fiero GT. Potential unfortunately never appreciated, embraced or well funded by General Motors management.

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A military-grade 1942 Jeep, built for service during World War 2.

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Studebakers are rarely seen at our car shows. Here is an early-fifties version.

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A look under the hood of the Studebaker.

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A nice example of a late '50s GMC Pickup Truck.

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Well-restored.

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Distinctive chevron tail lights on a 1940 Ford Coupe.

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A 1962 Ford Galaxie convertible.

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Early arrivals, with some of the earliest-era cars.

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The early morning haze emphasizes the brilliant colors of the assembled cars.

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Pointing out a feature under the hood of the 1957 Chevrolet.

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They may be small, but I still say that 1951 Ford now sports "Dagmars."

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Looking over the ageless, classic Ford V8.

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Sorry fellas, she's not for sale.

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Food and drinks supplied by the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company concession.

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Paula and daughter staff the registration booth.

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A late 1960 era Ford Mustang.

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A mid 1960 era Ford Falcon convertible.

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A nice 1937 Ford 5-Window Coupe.

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A 1954 Oldsmobile Holiday 98 2-Door Hardtop.

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A 1961 Buick Le Sabre convertible.

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Robert's 1912 Metz Model 22 Roadster. This was a vehicle produced by industrialist Charles Metz, owner of Waltham Manufacturing Company, which was a major bicycle manufacturing company.

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Charles' 1948 Packard Victoria convertible.

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Clean, classic lines define this post-war beauty.

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Gary photographs the Metz emerging from its enclosed travel trailer.

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A view of the drivetrain.

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Some final adjustments.

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Meticulously aligning the vehicles on the show field.

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Come forward just a tad more.

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A look under the "bonnett."

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Certainly winning the distinction for the vehicle participating from the farthest distance was this 1951 Vauxhall... from Perth, West Australia.

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The owners, John and Marie, were visiting the United States - touring in their bright green 1951 Vauxhall, shipped here for the occasion. We were honored to have them participate in our show

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The 1951 Cadillac of long-time Chesapeake Region member, Doris.

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Tom's latest acquisition: a 1968? 4-Door Ford Thunderbird.

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The 'Bird sports "suicide" doors and a Landau roof design.

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Phil's 1966 Triumph TR4A.

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Al's 1934 Ford Cabriolet.

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Gary's 1950 Willys Jeepster

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Michael's 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Coupe.

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John's 1956 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck.

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Robert's 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Dr Hardtop.

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Owen's 1951 Ford Tudor Custom.

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Ron's 1985 Buick Riviera W15.

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Our management crew responsible for all the behind-the-scenes work, that ensured the car show ran smoothly.

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Judge Tom makes his rounds, scoring points for each vehicle.

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John and Marie Revill, visiting the United States from Australia, with their 1951 Vauxhall.

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Chief Judge, Gene Sauter, presents a Top 40 Award to Doris, owner of the 1951 Cadillac.

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The owner of the 1942 Military Jeep receives a Top 40 Award.

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D. Bradley, winner of the "Best in Show Award" for his 1968 Pontiac Firebird.

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An "Award of Appreciation" was presented to the Volunteers and Members of the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company for their continued support and hosting of our annual Autumn Harvest Collector Car Show.

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The "Best of Show Award" winning Pontiac Firebird.

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The Firebird from the front.

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And a peek underneath the hood.