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Car show ‘bigger, better than ever’

By DON HEPPNER

Pound Ridge Police Sgt. Mike Armistead kept his promise when he said that the 2012 10th Annual Police Officer Tom Pisco Memorial Car Show, which took place last Saturday in the Town Park, would be the best yet.

Over 310 cars were exhibited, a new record, and the show raised about $17,500, the most profitable year yet. The recipients of the funds will be Northern Westchester Hospital and the Pound Ridge Lions Club.

This year saw 163 trophy winners, compared to 134 last year. Two five-foot trophies were awarded. The first was for Best in Show, won by the Fraioli family of Pound Ridge with two entries — a lead-sled Merc and a chopped street rod.

The second five-foot trophy went to the People’s Choice winner for a pink 1952 Cadillac belonging to a Ridgefield family.

Billy Fortin, owner of Scotts Corners Market and emcee for the annual event, said that there were many unique cars exhibited during this year’s show. A European taxi was an entry Mr. Fortin said he thought would win the “People’s Choice” trophy.

“There were five antique fire trucks and two police cars,” Mr. Fortin said. “One of the police cars was an original vehicle from the Ridgefield police department.”

A Bel Air Nomad caught the eye of many of those that visited the show, and a Ford Model A was on display among dozens of Corvettes and Thunderbirds.

Usually the food concessions don’t start serving food until noon, but visitors to the park begged those on the grill to serve sausage and peppers and pulled pork at 10 a.m. Pound Ridge Police Chief Dave Ryan, Sgt. Tom Mulcahey and Bobby Huffmeier, a Scotts Corner Market employee, manned the grill.

“We ran out of some food very quickly, but we were able to resupply, so no one went without food,” Chief Ryan said. “The biggest seller was the pulled pork. We went through four large trays and I have no idea how many sandwiches we made.”

Cars were lined up on Westchester Avenue past High Ridge Road and beyond the nursery waiting to get into to the car show. “The line to get in has never been that long,” Chief Ryan said. “Parking became a huge issue and as people were leaving we were identifying the empty spaces and filling them right away.”

“We received several compliments from people who said that the food was better than the food at the San Gennaro Feast, and they said that in the future, they would be coming to our car show to eat rather than make the trip to the city for sausage and peppers,” Sgt. Armistead said.

“Exhibitors came from as far away as Buffalo to be in the show,” Chief Ryan said. “They liked our show last year and drove down to exhibit in it this year.”

Chief Ryan said that credit for the successful show belongs to Art Travis, assistant building inspector for the town, Billy Fortin, and Sgt. Armistead, who is president of the Pound Ridge Police Benevolent Association. “They all worked very hard throughout the year,” Chief Ryan said. “There are a lot of people on the committee, but those three really worked hard and are starting the planning for next year’s show next week.

Next year’s show will be bigger and better,” Sgt. Armistead, said Wednesday morning. “I don’t know how, but it will be.”




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SEPTEMBER 21, 2012

‘Pops, Patriots and Fireworks’

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Some of the 310 cars on display at last Saturday’s memorial car show in Pound Ridge.

Pound Ridge/Scotts Corners

  1. Scotts Corner Market – Trinity Corners Shopping Center;  55 Westchester Avenue

  2. Pound Ridge Sunoco — 66 Westchester Avenue    

  3. Sam Parker Country Market — 257 Westchester Avenue    


Bedford Village

  1. Bedford Rexall Pharmacy — Hunting Ridge Mall; 424 Old Post Road  

  2. Village Green Deli — Village Green; Routes 22 and 172    

  3. Bedford Shell — Routes 22 and 172 (at blinking light); 848 So. Bedford Road

  4. Village Service Center —193 Pound Ridge Road (at Long Ridge Road intersection)    


Bedford Hills

  1. Bedford Hills Deli – 7 Babbitt Road    

  2. Bueti’s Deli – 526 Bedford Road (Route 117)


Katonah

  1. NoKA Joe’s – 25 Katonah Avenue    

  2. Steger’s Paper Mill – 89 Katonah Avenue    

  3. Katonah Pharmacy – Katonah Shopping Center; 294 Katonah Avenue   

  4. Bagel Shoppe – Katonah Shopping Center; 280 Katonah Avenue    

  5. Katonah Sunoco – 105 Bedford Road


Mount Kisco

  1. Teamo/Mt. Kisco News – 239 Main Street    


Cross River

  1. Bagel Boys Café – Cross River Shopping Center; Routes 121 and 35    

  2. Cross River Shell Station – Route 35    

  3. Cameron’s Deli –  890 Route 35    

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