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Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Temple, Mason and Peterborough car shows attract local car enthusiasts

Monadnock Ledger – Transcript

Posted: 06/15/2022 13:43:13

Modified: 06/15/2022 13:40:57

New Ipswich’s Peter Heikkila has won over 40 awards for his vintage car and has been attending regional car shows for decades.

Showing off his yellow 1973 Corvette Stingray at a Temple Monday car show, Heikkila said cruise nights bring out the best in the community.

“It’s camaraderie, you meet people and you make friends. These people will stop on the side of the road to help you if you break down. Most people wouldn’t, but they do.

Temple’s car show on Monday, sponsored by the recreation and fire departments, was the first in the town’s history. The next one is scheduled for Monday, June 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Le Commun. The first event featured about two dozen antique and modern hot rods. Crowd favorites included Heikkila’s Stingray and a black 1973 GMC Sprint owned by Roger Hart.

Hart has been attending auto shows in the area for 12 years. For him, cruise nights aren’t just about showing off his vintage car.

“It makes me feel young again,” Hart said.

The Range (Marty’s Driving Range) in Mason has been hosting auto shows for 10 years, providing car enthusiasts with a consistent place to showcase their prized possessions every Thursday evening from 6-10 p.m. The June 9 show included a live performance by the band Sheepdip and food trucks, and hosted classic and modern cars and bikes, from 1920s Model Ts to modernized Mercedes.

Aiden Peard attended his third car show of the year, showing off a 1949 Chevy.

“My dad and I put it together, almost 10 years ago now,” he said, adding that the engine, front and rear are newer, but the car has the frame. origin of the rear firewall.

Peterborough is celebrating its 11-year tradition of hosting cruz-ins, including its second event of the summer on Sunday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Depot Square parking lot in downtown Peterborough.

The free event is open to all makes and models of vintage or special interest cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles. Entrants who own vintage or special interest vehicles, even tricycles, can win a $25 gift card to Kimball’s Ice Cream in Jaffrey in a draw at 11 a.m. The Rotary Club will provide free coffee and donuts until the end of their stay, and a Rotary membership information board will be available. Rotary will also accept donations for community projects.

Peterborough cruz-ins will be held in the Depot Square parking lot every third Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon during the summer months. For more information, call John Kaufhold at 603-801-8364.