Huntingtown, MD – Early July is the perfect time for your car to go topless—provided you drive a convertible. Vehicles of every description, some over 80 years old, were on display Saturday, July 7 at Huntingtown High School. The Night Thunder Cruisers of Calvert County hosted its 16xth annual Car, Truck at Bike Show in the school’s front parking lot. Awards were presented to the top 70 vehicles.

The judges’ decisions notwithstanding, show attendees always have their own favorites to call out for recognition. In the oldie category, there was a 1935 Ford 5 window coupe painted in a shade of white called “vanilla shake.” The vehicle, which had previously won numerous awards at car shows, has an overdrive transmission. Modern components include air conditioning and an AM/FM/CD player. Among other 1930s vehicles on display was a 1938 Fiat Topolino

Another impressive vehicle was a 1957 Chevrolet 210 Handyman owned by Jim and Joan Nairn of Dunkirk. The two-door station wagon is painted turquoise and India ivory.

Regarding those previously mentioned convertibles, the fleet included a yellow 1962 Chevrolet Impala convertible Supersport owned by the Gaskins of Brandywine. The Supersport is equipped with a GM 700R automatic transmission, rack and pinion power steering, a heavy-duty sway bar and 4-wheel Wildwood disk brakes. There was also a red convertible 1960 Ford Thunderbird owned by Bill Bushy of Hughesville. This sweet T-Bird has a Cruise O-Matic transmission, power steering and power windows. A Jaguar red four-door convertible Lincoln Continental was identified as “one of the 2,276 Lincoln Continentals made in 1967” and was declared “a survivor.” The Lincoln has a black vinyl interior.

The Night Cruisers always designate a charity to receive proceeds from the show—entry fees, admissions and raffle drawings. This year’s show of wheels collected cash for the Lupus Foundation.

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