7/7/2019 8:07:00 AM East Lincoln Historical Society Talks Classic Cars
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Wayne Howard Staff Writer
Once upon a time in America, different brands of cars looked very much different from each other. It was easy to tell a Ford from a Chevy, and most of the European, Japanese and Korean car makers hadn't yet become significant in the US market.
Classic cars are the rage nowadays. Enthusiasts plunk down ten or twenty times what the car cost new for one in fair to good condition. Many buy cars that are in serious disrepair, hoping to restore them for their personal enjoyment or to sell. Classic car shows are a part of many festivals and are sometimes used to draw crowds to restaurants, etc.
Hardee's in Stanley has what is called a Friday Night Cruise-In. The Lincolnton Alive After Five concerts (the next one is Thursday July 25th) have a small classic car and truck show in the second block of E. Main St. Bessemer City has a classic car show as part of its summer concert series (the next is Saturday evening July 27th) and there are many others. This year's Cruisin' For A Cause in downtown Lincolnton is scheduled for Saturday August 17th.
Monday evening (July 8th) at 6 PM, the East Lincoln Historical Society will present Classic Car Talk with Frank and Paul (The Car Guys). Frank del Rossi and Paul Smyre have been judging Model As, Mustangs, Chargers, Studebakers, Camaros, and other historic vehicles for years. They know what to look for on the outside and under the hood. Paul and Frank will share their expertise on classic cars, restorations, car shows and more and they will answer your questions.
The Eastern Lincoln Historical Society meets at the Mundy House Annex, 4353 Highway 16-business north of Denver. The program is free to the public and light refreshments will be served.
Classic cars may be enjoyable, but let's face it--you wouldn't want a new car without air conditioning, probably power door locks and windows, bluetooth, and the other modern conveniences that are now expected on most vehicles. Just like classic cars, the era of print newspapers is fading. A 2018 survey of US adults found that 64% at least sometimes get news from a news website or app, about the same (64%) at those who said they watch local TV news. Almost half (47%) of adults get news at least sometimes from a social media site. That exceeds the 41% who read newspapers in print. TV and print actually lost ground from a similar survey conducted in 2016, while digital made advances in preference since then.
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