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Antique Car Show and Flea Market October 1st

Submitted by Deborah Shapiro

(September 7, 2023) — All eyes at the Middlesex County Historical Society’s 37th Annual Antique Car Show and Flea Market will gravitate to this year’s featured car, a 1962 American Motors Rambler Classic.

It will motor to the show, located at Palmer Field adjacent to Washington Street, Route 66 in Middletown, on Sunday, October 1, 2023. Car registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and judging starts at 11:30 a.m. with trophies awarded to the top vehicles at 1:30 p.m.

General admission is $3.00 and children 12 and under are free. Car registration is $10.00. Although cars registered for judging must be dated 1998 or older, there is no cut-off date for cars being placed in the car corral. In case of rain, the show will be held Sunday, October 8, 2023.

The 1962 Rambler Classic (above), costing $1972.58, has an overhead-valve engine and is equipped with dual-circuit cylinder brakes, leading the industry in this safety feature. This car, owned by Jim Caruso, is 100% original and untouched with zero rust, and retains its original ceramic coated exhaust system, Elmhurst green metallic color, and fiberglass headliner. Its original bias-ply tires look like new, as the car has been driven only 5858 documented miles. The first owner’s widow kept the car in her garage, not driven for 40 years in memory of her husband!

Trophies, hand-made by the committee, will be awarded to the top vehicles. Flea market spaces are $15.00 and the market opens at 7:00 a.m.  For more information, call Deborah Shapiro at 860-344-0033. Rain cancellation information will be available at 860-346-0746.


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