Classic car show revs up for Onset playground drive

Jun 4, 2018

The Tremont Nail Factory District is becoming a classic car haven.

On Sunday, 105 people parked hot rods, muscle cars, cruisers and more at the historic former nail factory, raising approximately $1,050 for the Lopes Field playground rebuild.

The show, hosted by Wareham Outdoor Community Recreation, came on the heels of a car show held in the complex for the first time last July.

“That show was a huge success,” said Nora Bicki, of Wareham Outdoor Community Recreation. “And holding this show here at Tremont is a good use of the property and hopefully will encourage more events in the future.”

She noted the July show’s organizers, Selectman Alan Slavin and Paul Girard, put together Sunday’s event. Some of the cars displayed jogged some memories for Bicki.

“When I see the cars I remember my dad driving when I was a child, that’s really fun,” she said.

Visitors meandered through rows of parked cars on the property, peering into windows and looking under the hoods.

Stephen Maher of Brockton drove up with his 1955 Chevy 150 sedan.

“I bought this in 1974 when I was a teenager,” he said, noting much time was spent restoring the car.

Dartmouth’s John Soares arrived with his 1971 Cutlass Supreme. He bought the car in 2001 and had it completely restored.

“It drives likes its brand new,” said Soares.

In addition to the cars, the event featured food, music by rock-ability band Daddy-O and raffles. Car show sponsors include: Douglas Napa Auto Parts, Robertson’s GMC, Robertson’s Used Auto Parts and Robertson’s Auto Body.