Cruisin’ Down Main Street event brings out classic cars in Manchester

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.

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