Classic car show draws the crowds in Marlborough

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Classic car show draws the crowds in Marlborough
By noontime, crowds and classic vehicles filled Main Street in Marlborough on June 2. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – It came just in time to fuel those summer fantasies of cruising down an open road, music blaring and motor roaring.

On June 2, more than 400 antique and classic cars and trucks lined Main Street and adjacent lots as part of the annual car show sponsored by the United Brethren Lodge.

Organizers said it was one of the best turnouts in years.

“It’s a fabulous turnout,” said Patty Bush, who was helping to run the A&M Car Club booth.

Crowds took advantage of the sunny, dry weather to check out the array of Camaros, Stingrays, Oldsmobiles, Studebakers and other makes and models, all shiny and ready to be admired.

Those who came to check out the vehicles in the morning could stop by the lodge for a pancake breakfast hosted by Boy Scout troops 41 and 26G. Proceeds from the breakfast will help the troop replenish camping equipment and patrol boxes.

For lunch? There was a food court in one of the parking lots, selling ice cream, wings, hot dogs and much more.

Proceeds from vehicle admission fees went to several charities supported by the lodge, including Shriners Children’s Hospital, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Masons, the Boys and Girls Club of Metrowest, the Marlborough Food Pantry, Home Base Veteran and Family Care.

In case you missed the car show, the A&M Car Show Reunion is scheduled for Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Marlborough Fish and Game, 1 Muddy Lane. The event will feature music from The Allens, car bar, 50/50 raffle, food and a cruise competition at noon.

Admission is $15 per vehicle, $5 per spectator.

For information, contact Steve Bush at 774-287-7791, or email a&[email protected].

Downtown in summertime

The Pop-Up Shops, sponsored by the Marlborough Economic Development Corp., have opened for the season. A variety of vendors will be at the Weed Street shops on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For the latest, visit https://www.facebook.com/MarlboroughEDC.

The Marlborough Farmers Market will open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 15 to Oct. 15 behind City Hall.

The mayor’s summer concert series will take place Thursdays at 7 p.m. through Aug. 15 at Union Common. Color Killer will kick it off on June 13, followed by Dom V & the Swing Out Band on June 20 and the Reminisants on June 27. The complete schedule is available at the city’s website.

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