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5th Annual Blast From The Past Car Show

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Broome County is getting a blast from the past with some automobiles...

Sunday hundred of cars lined the Tri-Cities Airport, all part of the Western Broome Boys and Girls Club's 5th annual Blast from the Past Car Show.

Buckle up your seat belt -- we're going for a ride down memory lane.

Newark Valley resident Dave Richards has had a passion for cars since he was young and he says when he got his 1963 D Class dragster more than 30 years ago, it was a dream come true.

"When I was a kid in school, in study hall I used to draw pictures of dragsters. I used to think that to drive one would be the ultimate thing to do. And I knew that nobody was ever going to let me drive there's. So I thought, well, someday I'll build one," said Richards.

Richards bought the car after previous owner Roger Hughes passed away -- and Hughes's daughter, Michelle had her own unexpected blast from the past.

"When we were walking in I saw the man that owns the car come down the road. So immediately, it took me right back to when I was 10 years old. Then I looked over and I saw the trailer that my dad built and so it's really really special to me to be down here today," said Town of Maine resident Michelle Stastyshyn.

Organizers say Sunday's event is not only about automobiles. It's also about a rich history, dreams and nostalgia.

"Well, there's a sort of comradery with cars. People know what they were doing in high school and they remember their cars from that day. They remember going to the prom in the car they had, so this is a chance to look and say, 'Oh my goodness, I had a car just like that,'" said Chairman of Blast from The Past Bob Connelly.

The show has been ongoing for multiple years and takes many volunteers to prepare for the nearly 200 car line-up.

Richards is happy to be a part of it.

"It's a dream come true," said Richards.

Next year organizers say they hope to add more boats to the show.

Proceeds raised from Sunday's event will go towards buying LED lighting to help the Boys and Girls Club "go green."