Heat no match for crowds at classic cars display in Nyack

STORY AND PHOTOS BY JANIE ROSMAN

Side of 1957 Chevrolet from American Diner

A gentleman named Edwin rode around Nyack in the black-and-orange Batmobile last week after Catwoman chose his winning raffle entry during the Nyack Chamber of Commerce’s Sixth Annual Classic Car Night. Did you find Adam West’s signature? It was on a plate at the back of the car.

Back of Creepshow 1988 Cadillac Hearse

“This has been our (the Chamber’s) biggest turnout so far,” project organizer Mark Mangan said. “(Despite the brutal weather) we had lots of people, close to 4,000 cars, and raised almost $500 for Soup Angels.”

1966 Lincoln Futura/Batmobile replica

Despite the brutal humidity, downtown Nyack was crowded with spectators and cars. The show, sponsored by Autobahn Indoor Speedway, Motorcar Manor, Palisades Auto Sales, Rockland Rodders and Speedpro Imaging, included a range from big trucks to a 1981 DeLorean from Back to the Future complete with an autographed flux capacitor for time travel to a 1980 Fiat X1/9 — one of the last of its kind — to a Creepshow 1988 Cadillac Hearse.

Big monster yellow truck

Several adults stopped to look at a station wagon parked curbside, an interesting throwback to earlier days. Returning from last year were the 1966 Morgan, the bright turquoise Chevrolet from “American Diner” and the hot pink PT Cruiser, among others. The latter prompted some parents to photograph their kids by its doors.

1966 Morgan

District 6 Legislator Alden Wolfe brought his 1969 Fiat 500L, which attracted lots of attention. “It was a great opportunity to support the Nyack Chamber while sharing my passion for cars,” he said. “I had a lot of fun answering questions and seeing the kids smile as they recognized ‘Luigi from Cars.’”

For more information about the Chamber, visit www.nyackchamber.org