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Historical Society's 37th ANNUAL HARVEST FAIR September 24, 2017

Breakfast with the Cars at the Holliston Historical Society

by Paul Saulnier
June 25, 2017

About 125 cars, trucks and motorcycles graced the lawns of the Asa Whiting House on Father's Day, June 18, 2017, for the 15th annual breakfast with the cars.

See and hear some of the classic cars and motorcycles as they leave the show in the video above.

The age of the vehicles ranged from the 1900s classics pictured above to the 2017 future classics below. The age of attendees was not quite as wide but did include a few classic Hollistonians.

Breakfast is the signature attraction that sets this show apart from all the others, thanks to the many society volunteers who show up early and keep very busy during the two hours of the show.

New member, Eric Dickinson, thought he was going to help park cars but he was put to work making pancakes instead and sweated off a few pounds in the process. See you next year Eric?

Not sure how many breakfasts were served but the lines were constant and moved fast, as the Sweat Hogs in the kitchen have the routine down pat.

But this event is all about Fathers and their cars on Father's Day. There were plenty of both on the lawn this year.

Howard Temkin poses with his Jaguar XKR. He left the hood open for most of the day to show off the supercharged V8 engine. One of the most underated cars in the show and a model often immitaded by Aston Martin (contributed by HollistonReporter.com intern Ben St.George).

Often a car becomes more than just transportation. This Volvo 142 has been in the family since 1968 when Deda bought it new. It transported five kids (including Krosby, the goat) until it was retired in favor of a van. Deda's son Denis now owns it.

This classic Mini, with a family of four, made it to the show for the first time this year, parking next to the Jaguar XKE, owned by John Foster of Holliston. John's father passed the E-Type onto John for safe keeping. The red Truimph in the background was selected by Representative Carolyn Dykema as her favorite of that show many years ago because her father had one just like it.

Two hours is just enough time to have breakfast, look at the cars, see old friends and make new ones before trophies are awarded at 10 AM. As usual the sponsors get to pick whatever car they like for whatever reason.

Corcoran & Havlin - Hagerty Award, selected by Jack Keefe went to Dave Terricciano and his 1957 Lincoln Premiere. Dave, below, restored the car over the last two years.

I asked him what condition the car was in when he acquired it. He just said "tough". Not any more (see below).

Gary D'Alesandro chose Bill Bennett's 1961 Bonneville convertible for the Quality Auto Body award because "it was the one I most wanted to drive home".

Keystone Automotive's Ron Gray presented his award this year in memory of his daughter, Jackie, who always came to this show and picked her favorite car for an award. Gray and his daughter's best friend holding the picture of Jackie chose Ted Valpey's 1923 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and sidecar because "Ted always builds something interesting".

As usual Ted has completed the restoration while maintaining the patina of a 90 year old motorcycle.

Charlie Harris, promoter of the Medfield on the Charles Auto Show (scheduled for June 25, 2017) selected a 1937 Buick owned by Paul Herarty.


(photo from the 2016 Fathers Day show)

Judy Grosjean, past president of the Historical Society stayed true to her automotive interest and picked a car that represented the art deco era. John Losch explained that his 1930 Chrysler Model 77 (pictured below) has an art deco dashboard look to it and was possibly named after the Chrysler Building built in New York in 1930 with 77 floors, an art deco building in its own right. And Judy has a picture of the building an a wall at home.

The Unsung Hero Award is sponsored by Ed Rose of Rose's Automotive in Sherborn, above left, and is presented by last year's winner, Ken Celorien, right. The award recognizes the enthusiast with limited funds but has a car that has been in the family and is worked on by the owner.

Ken selected Kurt Poblenz, and his '33 Dodge long wheel base coupe. Kurt said that the Dodge was his father's car passed on to him. He has "broken and fixed it" several times and hopes to pass it on to his daughter some time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It took three picks from the 50/50 raffle pile to finally get a winner of the $229.00 prize.

 

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