By Beth David, Editor
Eddie and the Exciters provided the oldies and car owners provided the sights as people danced in the street during the annual car cruise and music night at Benoit Square on Sunday, 8/20. Sponsored by the North Fairhaven Improvement Association, the event was free to attend, even for the owners of the classic and antique cars. Only food cost money and prices were pretty low to keep it affordable for families.
The festive atmosphere also included the Paul Revere bell on display, with Bell Committee members on hand to talk about its history and plans for the future. The bell will eventually be permanently displayed on the lawn of the Town Hall.
NFIA member, organizer, and antique card owner, John Medeiros, was clearly pleased with the 55+ cars that rolled in for people to ooh and aah over.
“This is great. And it doesn’t cost anything,” said Mr. Medeiros, crediting the NFIA, Lions Club, Boy Scouts, and other groups for making possible. “So many people are always so good to us.”
Young Dean Joseph, 9, seemed to appreciate the night, too. He said he enjoyed looking at the cars, just, well, beause “of how they look.”
His preference? The red Corvette.
“Because it’s red,” said Mr. Joseph. “And it goes fast.”
Siblings Johnnyel, Johnny, and Johnielyes Marie, enjoyed the music, the cars and the food.
“It’s great to look around,” said Johnnyel. “It’s great to see the different kinds of wheels.”
Johnny and Johnielyes said they both liked the 1923 Ford T Bucket that had an old motorcycle on a trailer behind it. The motorized bicycle was a 1919 Indian Board Track Racer with a Gucci one-cylinder engine.
“It looks cool,” said Johnielyes.
“To me, they’re all cool,” said Johnny.