The Boston Cup, as always, was a very nice car show. The legendary Boston Common is always the perfect venue for the show. There were many great cars here, such as a two tone LaSalle or a pearly white Lamborghini. There were also lots of Ferrari’s, including a rare 1962 GTO. We also saw another beauty, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Pinnfarina owned by my fried Brownie Carson. There were many beautiful racers, but that wasn’t the only thing on the common. I happened noticed a deep red American LaFrance fire truck. Its bells were ringing and hand-crank sirens were blaring because this antique Boston fire engine had children climbing all over it! As I was walking around I saw a couple more of my friends, Fred Jackson and Paul Tesone, near his 1937 Cadillac convertible.
The special exhibition this year honored the history of racing in New England, as you would assume, there were A LOT of race cars! I saw a 1907 Vanderbilt Cup Renault, a 911 Gt3 Porsche, a post war dirt track midget, and a prototype Allard J2 and many, many more.
There was also a stunning black 1932 Auburn boat-tail speedster which was a familiar car to me. It was brought by Jon and Diane Elmendorf from Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich MA, this is my second time encountering the Auburn. This beauty just happened to win the best in show - American. The Best in show - European was won by a beautiful 1954 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gull-wing owned by Dennis Nicotra. It was a light silver color with a black leather interior. As they posed next to each other for the Best in show photo it seemed as if it was an automobile version of “The Beauty and The Beast!”
I had a lot of fun at the Boston cup and know I will be attending it next year! From the speed to the beauty, the Boston cup had the car you were looking for. Thank you to all the men and women who put this amazing car show on and epically, my friend Rich Doucette.
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About The Author
When I was just seven years old I started judging at the world-renowned Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Since then I have become a regular contributing author to the Classic Car Club of America New England Region magazine and I have been published nationally on multiple occasions. I am now fifteen and on the board of advisors for the Classic Car Club of America NER. From Amelia Island to the Boston Cup I have attended many car shows, tours and events along with helping in the process of planning the Classic New England CARavan for this coming September. I look forward to one day owning my very own classic and I hope to enter my vehicle in one of the various events I have attended throughout my childhood. E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org