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Lawn Chairs and Old Cars

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The Pioneer and Classic Car Club met up for their regular hang

The Pioneer and Classic Car Club met up for their regular hang out Wednesday on the corner of Fort and Main streets. Trish Garland’s 1935 Buick Sedan joined the event for the first time on Wednesday, welcomed by the collection of cars brought in by other club members.

The Pioneer and Classic Car Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the summer months to hang out with friends, show off their favorite cars and enjoy hopefully cool evening weather. People show up when they can, bringing different cars and arriving to lots of waves and cheers from their friends already set up in lawn chairs. The parking lot quickly fills with cars from the past as the corner of Fort St. and Main St. jumps back in time. 

The Pioneer and Classic Car Club meets up

The Pioneer and Classic Car Club meets up every second and fourth Wednesday during the summer months to get outside with their cars while the weather is nice. People show up when they can, bringing a new vehicle to show and new stories to tell.

Cars are lined up on the edge of the parking lot

Cars are lined up on the edge of the parking lot as the number of attendees slowly grows on Wednesday. The group varies each week both in people and in cars.

Everyone brought their own lawn chairs

Everyone brought their own lawn chairs, some of which were from past car shows, to relax in during the hang out on Wednesday. The chairs were spread in a loose circle that grew with every new arrival.

Greg Walker, Dan Wasserburger and Gary Garland look in at the engine of the ’35 Buick Sedan

From left, Greg Walker, Dan Wasserburger and Gary Garland look at the engine of the ’35 Buick Sedan brought in by Gary’s wife, Trish, on Wednesday. The Garlands joked that Gary liked muscle cars and Trish liked the old cars — so this one was all hers.

Carl Madsen, Lisa Lloyd, Mike Vernier and Alan Ridley chat

From right, Carl Madsen, Lisa Lloyd, Mike Vernier and Alan Ridley chat in their lawn chairs between arrivals of vehicles on Wednesday. Both Madsen and Ridley were showing off new cars that they were excited about and everyone was laughing about stories from the past.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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