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Overflow Crowd at Cool Rides Night

081614CRO2Charter Oak Firebirds went all-out for our third annual Cool Rides Online night, drawing an overflow crowd of the coolest classic and muscle cars around.  We packed in over 200 cars ranging from a 1922 Dump Truck to a 2014 Stingray and everything you can imagine in-between.  Gassers, T- Buckets, Detroit Muscle new & old, and even a few Jags & Porsche’s for added flavor.  There was a lot to look at, and the capacity crowd enjoyed it all, socializing with fellow gear-heads and enjoying the perfect summer evening weather.

The over whelming support from Gold Eagle let us put together one of the biggest and best raffles we’ve ever had, featuring 30 prize winners ranging from some 303 products all the way up to tool boxes LOADED with the best STA-BIL, 104+ Octane and 303 Products possible.  We broke our one night fundraising record for our Children’s charities, supporting CT Children’s MedicalCenter and the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. It was truly a great effort by everyone.

It was a tough field to wander through looking for trophy winners though. Some really rare, clean, and spectacular cars showed up.  In the end, the club selected 3 trophies for a ‘68 Dodge Charger, ‘72 Chevelle Pro-Touring Convertible, and a ’69 Mustang Mach 1.  Our lucky Cool Rides Online trophy and prize package went to a beautiful 2-tone silver 1940 Ford Convertible owned by Dennis from North Haven, CT.  This car really turned some heads with its sharp silver paint and bright red interior. The car is a perfect mix of old & new. Powered by a 302 Ford motor, it has an independent suspension, vintage V8 brand A/C, digital dash, and even satellite radio.  The car was restored by Dennis back in 2007, but looks like it was just finished. This is no trailer queen though. Dennis took this car on a little trip out to L.A. recently for a roadster show, a 7,100 mile round trip! Great Car!

Complete event pictures can be seen here http://forums.coolridesonline.net/album.php?albumid=1882 Or on the Charter Oak Firebirds website at www.charteroakbirds.com/Home/tabid/53/Default.aspx

Charter Oak Firebirds was proud to host our COOL RIDES ONLINE night, and we know everyone there had a blast!  Thanks for the support Gold Eagle!!

By Brian Ripley77BANDIT

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