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Senior Center hosts car show



Published: Fri, October 11, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Neighbors | Elise McKeown Skolnick.Amanda Monk (left) and Kayden Paris posed for pictures at the Classic Car Show at the Austintown Senior Center Sept. 17.

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Neighbors | Elise McKeown Skolnick.Many owners popped the hoods of their cars at the classic car show at the Austintown Senior Center Sept. 17.

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Neighbors | Elise McKeown Skolnick.There were a variety of classic cars at the car show Sept. 17 at the Austintown Senior Center.

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Neighbors | Elise McKeown Skolnick.John Croyle is shown standing by his 2008 Dodge Viper at the Classic Car Show at the Austintown Senior Center Sept. 17.

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Neighbors | Elise McKeown Skolnick.The Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club had a classic car show at the Austintown Senior Center Sept. 7.

By ELISE McKEOWN SKOLNICK

neighbors@vindy.com

Cars of many colors filled the Austintown Senior Center parking lot Sept. 17. They were pink, light blue, green, gold, orange and many other colors, but they were all classic cars.

The Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club has weekly car cruises during the summer months at the senior center. The week’s event included music by Two’s Company DJs, a 50/50 raffle, and vendors offering insurance and car detailing supplies. Food was also available.

Amy Monk brought her daughter, Amanda Monk, and a friend, Kayden Paris, to the event. Amy and Amanda attended previously. After seeing the pictures they took, Kayden “wanted to come see all the neat cars,” Amy said.

“I like old cars,” Kayden said. “They’re fast.”

Amanda agreed they’re pretty cool. She said she might like to own one someday.

Amy snapped photos of Amanda and Kayden posing by many of the cars. They said it the event was fun.

Many owners popped the hoods of their cars, so participants could see the inner workings. They also sat nearby and answered questions.

John Croyle showed off his 2008 Dodge Viper at the event for the first time this summer.

“I like it,” he said of the event. “Too bad I didn’t come earlier in the year.”

Croyle attends as many car shows as he can during the summer.

“It’s a chance to make good friends and see a lot of different cars,” he said.

His viper has a 600 horsepower motor and can hit speeds of more than 200 miles per hour.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Croyle said.

The next car show will be at 6 p.m. on Sept. 24.


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