42nd Annual Fall Show Another Club Success
Well, we put another show into the books. While not our best show in terms of attendance or income, it certainly was a successful day.
The club’s fortunes were as bright as the morning sun on September 16 as summer held on to deliver blue skies and warm temperatures as the backdrop for our 42nd annual car show. 400 or so vehicles covered the field for spectators to gawk at and judges to deliberate over. When the judging was over, the special award winners were asked to drive up to the red carpet to receive their trophies, handed out by Miss Staten Island, Nicole Doz. Honors went to Jimmy Cuadrado’s 1991 Honda Accord for Best Engine, Joe Terranova’s 1957 Olds Fiesta for Best Interior, Steve Sacco’s 1959 Cadillac Coupe De Ville for Best Chrome, Joseph Stasio’s 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air for Best Paint (Stock), Pat Magiore’s 1934 Chevrolet for Best Paint (Custom), Albert Cirio’s 1979 Peterbilt for Best Truck, Paul Mauceri’s 1933 Ford for Best In Show (Custom), Al Yarusinki’s 1968 Chevrolet Camaro for Best om Show (Modified), Charles Spitz’s 1930 Durant Model 407 for Best in Show (Pre-War), Ted Mardikos’ 1969 Plymouth GTX for Best in Show (Post-War), and Angelo Boncoraglio’s 1971 Buick Rivieara GS for Presiden’ts Cup..
The show featured visiting members of the Durant Motors Automobile Club, who were on Staten Island for their annual meeting. Along with the 1930 Durant mentioned above, they showed a 1923 Durant touring car and a 1931 DeVaux Model 6-75 sedan. They were joined by Ed Vomero’s 1923 Start touring car.
“Big Daddy” George displayed his hand-built “Island Princess” (a hot rodded Cinderella’s coach) and Grandpa Munster’s Drag-u-la. Both drew plenty of onlookers and picture takers all day long.
Red Carpet Winners
Some of the members who make this show possible, 42 Annual Show
Some of the trophies