North Shore Old Car Club
Topsfield Fair Ground 24 June 2007
For the number of years members of NEMES have been invited to exhibit at the NSOCC show in Topsfield MA. Ed Rogers who is a long time member of NEMES is also a member of NSOCC and he has been the driving force in getting our participation in this show. So, in keeping with my effort this year to visit shows which I have not previously visited at 6:00 AM I hit the road to drive up into the wilds of Massachusetts. While I am not a great car enthusiast I can't help but admire the workmanship and dedication shown in the displays. To me a car is a device to get me from one spot to another and, hopefully, home again. My current car, a 1997 Ford Escort wagon, will be ten years old in October and has about 235,000 miles on the odometer. As I say it gets me there and home again.
Ed Rogers (L) and Herb Cotterly Setting up the display
Ed and a friend from the NSOCC
Don't know this fellow but he sure seemed to be enjoying the day
Ed works on getting one of his many engines running
Near us was a great display of classic pick up trucks
dodge Power Wagon
As far as I am concerned anyone who travels with teddy bears is OK!
The "fairway" contained an assortment of vendors selling a wide variety of auto related stuff
A great old manual pumper
Max ben Aaron chats with Herb Ed fusses with an engine
Rollie Gaucher chats with a visitor and Norm Jones sets up his Sterling engine
Max (F) and Jeff Del Pappa go for a ride on Jeff's recumbent bike.
Jeff took me on a "ride of terror". I plopped into, or perhaps onto, his bike which I am now sure is the work of the devil. Off we went with me trying to keep control of the camera, pedal AND steer. Who know that the front seat guy had the steering! Anyway, the world goes by faster when your butt is only inches off the ground. We looped around a small portion of the fair ground and managed to arrive back at the starting point unscathed. Thanks Jeff for the adventure.
NEMES member Frank Stouffer
Our new signs first outing.
Eddie Moose and Roy Bear never pass up a chance for a road trip.
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