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06/04/11 7:36am
06/04/2011 7:36 AM

Greg Schlachter, 50, of Southold is the owner of the News-Review Cruise Night car of the week for June 2. Scroll down to see what he has to say about his 1957 Chevrolet 210 Post.

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1) When did you get the car?
I got the car about eight years ago at a swap meet in Pennsylvania.

2) What shape was it in?
It was kind of plain Jane. I put the flames on and new wheel rims and tires. Also the pin stripping on the dash board.

3) What was the biggest challenge in restoring it, and did you do the work yourself?
It was hard to design the flames with masking tape to lay them out to get them to look right. I worked with Rich at Rich’s Quality Auto in Cutchogue. We worked on it together.

4) What’s your favorite thing/feature on the car?
The looks that you get and the people who come to talk to you about it. You can’t find a car like this anymore.

5) What was the first car you owned, make and model?
It was a 1967 Ford Pickup- a F-150 Royal Blue that I suped up. I bought it in 1977 and owned it for 3 or 4 years.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | A 1957 Chevrolet 210 Post

05/28/11 11:09am
05/28/2011 11:09 AM

Gordon Rawn, 67, of Wading River is is the owner of the News-Review Cruise Night car of the week for May 26. Scroll down to see what he has to say about his 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria.

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1) When did you get the car?
I got it in the Fall of 2010, but it has been in my heart for 20 years. I met a guy 20 years ago in Medford who kept it for all these years.

2) What shape was it in?
It is in the original condition unrestored, original paint job and interior. The only thing I replaced was the carpet.

3) What was the biggest challenge in restoring it, and did you do the work yourself?
The only thing I had done was replace the master cylinder, it took two feet to stop the car. I had it done by East End Customs. I didn’t do any of the work except the tune-ups and other things to keep it running.

4) What’s your favorite thing/feature on the car?
It is mine! I’m in love with the whole thing. This is my retirement. When I was growing up in New Hampshire a kid on my block had a 1955 red and white one. It’s been my dream to have one ever since.

5) What was the first car you owned, make and model?
My first car was a 1957 Ford Fairlane, brown and white. I got it in 1964 and went to Vietnam in 1966 and my father had to sell it when I was gone because you couldn’t leave cars on the street.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Gordon Rawn, 67, of Wading River, with his original condition (unrestored) 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria.

05/20/11 6:06am
05/20/2011 6:06 AM

Larry Williams, 64, of North Shirley is the owner of the News-Review Cruise Night car of the week for May 19. Scroll down to see what he has to say about his 1939 Hudson.

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Q: When did you get the car?
A: I bought it 3 months ago in Westbury. Before that it came from Pennsylvania.

Q: What shape was it in?
A: It was completely restored, just needed some minor work.

Q: What was the biggest challenge in restoring it, and did you do the work yourself?
A: It needed window regulators, which were difficult to put in, a driver side window and signal lights.

Q: What’s your favorite thing/feature on the car?
A: It is very rare that’s, why I bought it. I really like the color and the whole car basically. It is a really smooth ride. And it is automatic with air conditioning, power windows, power steering and power brakes. It even has a AM/FM radio/CD player.

Q: What was the first car you owned, make and model?
A: A 1966 Chevy El Camino, white with black hood striping. I owned it for 2 to 3 years.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO Larry Williams of North Shirley with his 1939 Hudson which he bought 3 months ago

05/06/11 8:05am
05/06/2011 8:05 AM

The first weekly “cruise night” of the season, where people come from all over to show off their classic wheels, was held in the Peconic River parking lot Thursday. The event, which is sponsored by the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association, features coups, convertibles and roadsters from past decades and late models as well.

The gathering had been taking place for years in the King Kullen shopping center parking lot in Wading River, but the group was asked to vacate the strip mall there just days after a feature story appeared in the News-Review. Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter then invited the car lovers to downtown Riverhead. They obliged, and the event grew from there.

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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Peter Bizzoco of Moriches arrrives with his 1949 Street Rod Buick.