By ELISE McKEOWN SKOLNICK
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.