Manchester 4th of July Parade

Hpapy Independence Day! The Manchester by the Sea 2019 parade  featured sports cars, vintage bikes, team floats, music floats, and militia and minutemen companies. Following the parade, parachute jumpers aimed for the X on the turf field.

Manchester by the sea 4th of July parade 2019_©c ryan (5)

 

 

look up to the sky_Manchester by the sea 4th of July parade 2019_©c ryan (13)

patriotic sky divers aim for the X_Manchester by the sea 4th of July parade 2019_©c ryan (14)

Manchester-by-the-Sea 4th of July Parade 2019

Hpapy Independence Day! Another beautiful day for parades on Cape Ann: Manchester by the Sea featured sports cars, vintage bikes, team floats, music floats, and militia and minutemen companies. Following the parade, parachute jumpers aim for the X back on the turf field.

Manchester by the sea 4th of July parade 2019_©c ryan (5)

 

 

look up to the sky_Manchester by the sea 4th of July parade 2019_©c ryan (13)

patriotic sky divers aim for the X_Manchester by the sea 4th of July parade 2019_©c ryan (14)

Classic Cars on the Green Oct 13

Gloucester Meetinghouse Invitational, October 13th, car show to benefit Meetinghouse renovation

The opening event in the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s 2018-19 Concert & Lecture Series is a vintage car show, to be held on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Street from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, October 13th.  The event is free to the public but a $5 donation per adult is requested.

A set of over 30 very special classic cars will be on display!

This event will be the first annual classic car show displaying vintage or significant cars owned by North Shore collectors to benefit the ongoing restoration of the historic 1806 Meetinghouse as a civic hub, entertainment venue and community center by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation.

It’s a competition! Vote for your favorites!

The audience will judge the cars in 9 categories, including Best in Show. The event will conclude with trophies given to the winners in an awards ceremony.
PRIZE CATEGORIES
1 FIRST PRIZE Best in Show, the People’s Choice
2 ELEGANCE The most elegant car
3 LUXURY The car with the most luxurious interior
4 GRAND TOURING The best road-trip car
5 SPORT The best racing car
6 OSTENTATIOUS The showiest car
7 PRACTICAL The most useful vehicle
8 BEAUTIFUL The car with the best styled exterior
9 DELIGHTFUL The most fun to drive

Hourly tours of the Meetinghouse

will include a performance on the historic 1893 Hutchings pipe organ. Food and beverages will be available. A Dixieland band, ‘John’s Giddy Gang,’ will perform on the Meetinghouse steps.

Car owners are asked to pre-register at info@gloucestermeeinghouse.com with a suggested contribution of $25. For more information please see:  www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

gmf Car Show 2018, FINAL POSTER

Rick from Rowley, chair of local chapter of Austin-Healey Owners, races over to Pauline’s Gifts – thanks Essex National Heritage, Byway, Gloucester, Cape Ann

Pauline Bresnahan shares photosand a message from Rick from Rowley, who is the chair of the local chapter of Austin Healey Owners Club:

“Rick zipped by to ask that I thank all of the Woman Businesses that hosted the group of ladies on Tuesday. Thank you to Heather at Essex National Heritage for recommending our trail to this group. There were over 150 members at the summit from around USA and Canada. The ladies told Rick they were thrilled with the shops and the refreshments and customer service. I Love This Car!!” 

Thanks for sharing, Pauline. Cool car and positive message. There’s a Rowley stop on your Byway trail. The video looks like he’s heading back to Gloucester 🙂

Austin Healey summit Cape Ann 2018 ©Pauline Bresnahan

 

 

Austin Healey summit Cape Ann 2018 ©Pauline Bresnahan_9799

Woman-Owned Businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway to welcome Austin-Healey auto tour

It has been just over 6 months since the first airing of the “ Woman Owned Businesses on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway” on Chronicle WCVB Ch.5.

Pauline Bresnahan writes, “We have seen a tremendous amount of visitors to our trail since because of that show. We have also mailed about one hundred copies of our trail map when we get a request either on our Facebook page or when they call a shop.

“We can’t begin to thank the Chronicle crew from the show. We have seen visitors from Needham, Pembroke, Roslindale, Methuen, Holliston, Quincy, Tewksbury, Chelmsford, Gardner, Andover, Gloucester, Rockport, Cambridge, Boston, Arlington, just to name a few. (courtesy photos – find more on the Facebook page)

 

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“We were thrilled to have visitors arrive on a small bus from the Council on Aging in Topsfield MA. We encourage small tours when organizations contact us, including this exciting news:

VINTAGE CAR ENTHUSIASTS INSPIRED TO BOOK A ROAD TRIP for our tour

“Recently we were contacted by an Austin-Healey Auto owners group. They will be holding a weekend summit in Beverly and have asked to do part of our trail on an early morning in August. They have a three hour window and have asked for information. We are very excited to host this group of about 60 owners and their spouses. Some of us will offer refreshments and small gift pack on information about our own towns. “We have connected four communities along a beautiful road by working together. It has been awesome!”-

photo challenge: can you name the stars with an Austin-Healey? Look forward to seeing photographs of Austin Healeys August 2018 in Gloucester and along the Byway.