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    Still Cruisin Car Show Comes to Sayville
    August 13, 2015 9:52 am  
    Still Cruisin Car Show Comes to Sayville

    by Liam Hofmeister

    The smell of burning gasoline fills the air, the vintage cars’ honks echo of a past generation and the mechanical purr of a freshly started car made Sayville Main Street a Mecca for motor heads.

    On Sunday, August 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Still Cruisin Car Club hosted a car show on the Main Street of Sayville. Ranging from the 1924 Model-T to the 2015 Camero, the car show featured breadth in automobiles.

    “The sun came out and the cars came out,” said Lou Ellen Klints, Secretary for the Still Cruisin Car Club. “This is one of the biggest car shows around. People put this on their calendar a year in advance.”

    Still Cruisin is a nonprofit organization which uses funds raised from car shows to donate toward charities or other deserving organizations. The proceeds from this event were going to the Sayville Chamber of Commerce, the host of both the car show and the Sayville Summerfest, which was occurring concurrently.

    Walking through Main Street, car enthusiasts spoke to one another passionately about their machines.

    “That’s gorgeous,” one man said about a car’s engine.

    “No, that’s oil,” said the owner of the car.

    Aesthetic proved important to car owners. Many Volkswagen Beetles appeared purposefully derelict. Surfboards and skateboards sat on the cars’ roof racks. These owners took their beach bum vibe seriously.

    On many Chevys, owners mounted food trays, complete with plastic hamburgers, French fries, and Coca-Cola bottles for a simulated drive in dinner.

    Some used the event to show off their sense of humor. One car had two Rastafarian stuffed bananas sitting in the driver and passenger seats. Another had a stuffed snake stuck in the fuel door.

    Others used the event as some free marketing. Many cars had “For Sale” signs hung in the windshield.

    Lou Feis of Holbrook, the proud owner of a 1966 Nova, embodied the spirit of the car show.

    “You can’t beat it. I’ve had this things since the kids were born,” Feis said. A collage of aged pictures with the car and Feis’ proof of purchase held up the hood of the car.

    Feis found the car show to be a great way to form community.

    He said, “Really, we have a car show for nothing. People must feel strongly about this and their cars to do this.”

    Volkswagen Beetles sit in line, with either a perfect shine or a perfect rust.

    People passing by admire vehicles.

    Two stuffed bananas sit behind the wheel.

    The “Hot Mod” stands out as an old school race car.

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