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Old 08-20-2023, 11:35 AM   #1
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Ongoing today until 3 PM, village center.. About 130 registered cars/trucks. My vote was for the 1927 Bugatti.

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My dad was there trying to sell his 1976 Corvette. He said it was a fun car show.
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I did see the white 76 Corvette. I do prefer the form of that vintage over that of the current Corvettes.

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Thought it was a really neat car show, just wish they chose a larger spot in town, to spread out the cars, maybe have a few more vendors there, allow for more parking and to lower the traffic in the Alton Center
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I did see the white 76 Corvette. I do prefer the form of that vintage over that of the current Corvettes.
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Car & Driver magazine referred to the design as from the Art School of Hugh Herfner.
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Thought it was a really neat car show, just wish they chose a larger spot in town, to spread out the cars, maybe have a few more vendors there, allow for more parking and to lower the traffic in the Alton Center
Supporting local businesses is the whole idea behind the car show. I do agree with you as I have seen several beautiful cars cruising around and not showing. If local business is not the case, the high school will be an excellent place.

Funny people complained about parking. I found plenty of parking behind the gym. Perhaps next year they should increase parking signage.
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Hey everyone,

Great to see all the excitement around the Alton Car Show! Alan, a 1927 Bugatti sounds amazing. Major, hope your dad had luck with his 1976 Corvette. It's cool to hear different opinions on the vintage versus modern styles.

Rinkerguy, totally agree about needing more space. A bigger venue could really improve the experience by reducing crowding and traffic.

Also, loved the humorous note about the "Art School of Hugh Hefner" style from Car & Driver magazine. Adds a fun twist to discussing car designs!

Can't wait to hear more from you all!

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Old 04-16-2024, 11:05 AM   #8
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On a somewhat related note: are there any regular "Cars 'n Coffee" type get-togethers for gear heads in the Lakes Region, and if not there, perhaps further south?
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Look for a Whips Wheels paper, usually first printing comes out around Memorial Day. It lists all the car shows weekly and special shows around MA and NH.
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This one quite bit further south, if they still hold it. When my Dad was living he used to go to a C & C' in Bernardston Mass. ( it was his Snow Bird Summer Roost) The Get together was at Kringle Candles. I do not know if they still hold them it's been a few years. If you have a good 'driver' it's a great drive from this area
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Forum member WeirsBeachBoater used to hold them and post about them here starting in 2015. I'm not sure if he still does. He hasn't logged in here in a few years.

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Finn's Garage in Meredith used to have one. I tried to initiate one last year but could not find enough people to keep it going. If I can get enough interest I can continue this year. I have a great location, which happens to be at Autopac Gallery.

Is there enough interest in the Winnipesaukee Forum? Let me know!

Envision a Winni Forum, cars and coffee bimonthly. If I can find a water location we can have a cars/boats and coffee!
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I think Weirs Beach Boater and the owner of Finn's Garage are the same. Is that wrong?
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Autopac would be a fantastic place to have this event! What a hidden treasure that place is! Awesome place to visit!!

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Newington mall has a very large one, so I've been told. I haven't been to it but I'm told there is usually about 1000 cars.
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Yes, same person. Nice guy.
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