MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH)–Main Street in Manchester was transformed today, looking more like a scene out of the past.
Cars, trucks and hot rods helped bring history alive at the 14th-annual “Cruisin’ Down Main Street” car show. The event attracts nearly 1,000 vehicles every year.
“I think it’s really a celebration of the art and engineering of our automotive history,” downtown manager Tina Parseliti said.
“I like to call it Woodstock on wheels and if you have a car and you’re not here, shame on you,” said Bruce Fiedorowicz of Burlington.
For those who participate, it’s a chance to show off their pride and joy, and everyone has a story of how they came to obtain these vintage works of art.
“I have other antique cars. A friend of mine had it before it was all done and I bought it off of him,” said Douglas Castoldi of Windsor Locks.
“I had one when I was a kid my first car was a 1968 and then I bought this 4 years and totally restored the car,” Berlin native Russ Bosse said.
For many of the people who came out to admire the cars, it’s a trip down memory lane. For the owners, they get to display their wonders on wheels.
The money raised from Sunday’s event will go to local charities in town.