Oct 22 2012

Smiles and Thumbs Ups from the 2012 Antique Car & Fashion Show in Cutchogue

Everyone had a great time in Cutchogue on Saturday for unique Antique Car & Fashion Show. Congrats to MC GT Joey Limongelli and the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council for a wonderful event.


Complimentary photos from the above slideshow can be downloaded from this Photobucket.com website


Howard Kroplick




Cutchogue Antique Car Show Highlights Motoring Past

Antiques cars and trucks and people in period costume wow car show goers Saturday afternoon.

By Erin Schultz
October 20, 2012

The early part of the 20th Century was covered through antique cars and trucks of all stripes parked on the Cutchogue Village Green for a car show run by the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society on Saturday.

Patch blogger and antique car enthusiast Howard Kroplick showed off his 1909 “Black Beast” racer, always a popular sight at Long Island car shows. Kroplick and his car will also be featured Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on the History Channel’s presentation of the “Men Who Built America Series” — Kroplick will be playing Alexander Winton racing Henry Ford.

Walter Ernst of Holtsville brought out his fully restored ’49 Chevy ¾-ton pickup truck for the first time to the Cutchogue show — an experience he said he greatly enjoyed on this sunny day and one he hopes will not mark the end of car show season on Long Island.

“As long as the weather holds, another show always pops up,” he said, adding that his bright red truck is always an attention-getter when he decorates it up during Christmas.

Brian and Christine Williams of Mattituck sat in their recently acquired 1931 Willys convertible, a car originally owned by Cutchogue resident and famous composer Douglas Moore. Williams said he bought it from former owner James Grathwohl, who’d had it since 1959.

“I didn’t want him to sell it to someone who wouldn’t be able to keep it in town,” said Williams, who is a marine mechanic by trade and restores cars as a hobby. “I took care of Parker Wickham’s cars before he passed away.”

Wickham was the inspiration for the building of a garage to store antique cars on the village green. That garage and the other historic buildings were also open for tours on Saturday. Eileen Whitehead of the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society said that over 300 people attended the antique car show.

The Best in Show was Steve Koller’s 1932 Cord.


Race Car Parade Through Cutchogue

Fun Events Among the Cars

Best in Show- Steve Koller's 1932 Cord Receiving his trophy from Joey Limongelli (GT Joey)

Some Smiles and Thumbs Ups


Oct 23 2012 Ted Reina 12:38 PM

Howard !  What a great show it was indeed, especially that BEAST of a ride with you, the greatest I ever had, never thought I would get a chance like that, riding in a historical racing car like that, I sort of made history, didn’t I ?  Can’t thank you enough.

Oct 26 2012 Ted Reina 11:34 PM

Hope we don’t get that storm, I’m looking forward to take that drive from Queens to Ronkonkoma. All these years I knew about Motor Parkway, but not that it was and still is historic. I knew about the sretch on Jericho by Westbury Gardens,I was at an event once, but didn’t know it started in Queens, the presentation informed me of that on Thursday nite,well as they say, “you live and learn”. That story he told was pretty amazing too. Got my finger crossed for Sunday,see you bright and early

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