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Car Enthusiasts Rev Their Engines in Endicott

For many at the Tri-Cities Drag Strip Show, it was like taking a trip back into their childhood.

"I was born in 1938 so I've driven most of these cars and seen them in the show room, so I great up with these cars," said Ed Shelp, Iroquoi AACA Car Club member.

The show raised money for the Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome, who hopes to be able to install a new lift for handicapped swimmers.

"This is a great day. It's really nice all of these people are out here. There's some great cars, great airplanes. But a lot are coming just to support the club and we appreciate that," said Rick Materese, Exec. Dir. of Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome.

Some of the cars at the car show have been around since the 1930s like this Chevy model behind me, And owners have been taking care of them for as long as they can remember.

"I have a '61 Thunderbird Coop that I saw and a '68  Bonneville convertible. And I show them for trophies and you like to have people look at them and ask questions about them because I have a lot of time and effort in them," said Ed Shelp.

The cars spanned from the early thirties, all the way through todays era--and many cost only a few thousand dollars when they were first produced.

"They all catch my eye. It's everybody's pride and joy," said Bob Oppici, President of American Cruisers Car Club.

"It brings back a lot of memories because you've owned a lot of these cars. You've driven a lot of these , automobiles and you remember when they were brand new," said Ed Shelp.



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