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Eastern Vintage Police Car Association member Frank Palmeri, up
until this week, owned two beautifully restored vintage police cars: a
1991 “Boston Police Department” Ford LTD Crown Victoria and a
1992 “Florida Highway Patrol” Pursuit Mustang.
Today Frank introduced us to his newest addition - a
1972 American Motors Company (AMC) Ambassador L.A.P.D. Tribute Car
complete with the 401 cubic inch 4 barrel power plant which made these
a very capable performer for its time. See more
photos of Frank's new L.A.P.D. car.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a
proclamation which designated May,15th as Peace
Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that
date falls as Police Week.
Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement
officers from around the world converge on
to participate in a number of planned events
which honor those that have paid the ultimate
Members of the Eastern Vintage Police
Car Association attended Police Week
to commemorate our Nation's law enforcement
personnel. The group took part in many of the
parades and memorial ceremonies celebrating the
lives of the many men and women who gave the
ultimate sacrifice, their lives, to protect our
citizens across this
Nation. My thanks to Officer Ted Stockmon for
sharing the following photos.
35TH ANNUAL DAFFODIL FESTIVAL 2013
Saturday April 27, 2013
35 years ago the Meriden Daffodil
Festival began as a community event.
Today it has grown into one of Connecticut’s premier celebrations, with
food, crafts, music,
amusements and a much anticipated festive parade. The Daffodil Festival
is a springtime adventure which is held each year during the last week
in April. This year the festival celebrated its 35th year in existence.
As in previous years, food, flowers, fireworks and fun were the common
theme. The coordination and management of the festival each year
involves 300 volunteers, and over 3,000 people who march in its
“Daffodils on Parade" ceremony, including local residents, school
children, and this year for the first time taking part in this exciting
event, were the "Eastern Vintage Police Car Association" with many of
their Vintage and Antique police vehicles. Along with the 650,000
blooming daffodils in Hubbard Park, the spectators can enjoy an arts and
crafts sale, the crowning of Little Miss Daffodil, a carnival with a
Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round, giant slide, pony rides, miniature train
and Meriden’s own "Silver Fork,” the food tent that houses 50 food
vendors all from community non-profit agencies, each selling at least
one unique food item. Saturday night was capped by a spectacular
fireworks display, said to be one of the best in New England. The event
attracts over 100,000 spectators annually.
Annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran’s celebration
was held on
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Guilford Fairgrounds,111
Guilford, CT. It was, as in previous years, received with great response
from veterans and the general public alike. Bill “Wild Man” Raccio and
his entire team did an excellent job pulling it all together and
presenting the best show possible. This year’s event had food booths,
craft booths, a live band, and a classic car show which included the
Eastern Vintage Police Car Association with their antique and vintage
police cars. Guest speakers included
United States Senator Richard
Former State Representative Robert “Rob” Simmons and
Post 591 Commander Michael A. Del Monaco, Sr.
who spoke fervently and passionately of our
American Veterans. The event was created to welcome and
honor those who have served primarily in Vietnam, but also anyone who
served or who is currently serving in the armed forces.
was held from
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with Welcome Home Ceremonies beginning at noon.
Admission was free and open to the entire community.
In 1989 the New Haven
Sponsor Hospital Program (NHSHP) was created by the two New Haven,
Connecticut hospitals. The Hospital of Saint Raphael and
Yale New Haven
Hospital came together in a joint mission to educate and train emergency
medical services (EMS) personnel in the South Central Connecticut
region. On September 12, 2012, Yale New Haven Hospital purchased The
Hospital of Saint Raphael and continues to operate NHSHP as the Yale New
Haven Sponsor Hospital Program (YNHSHP). Awhile back we mentioned our
good friend and fellow Eastern Vintage Police Car Association member
Angelo Appi, who diligently trained for and acquired his state of
Connecticut EMS certifications. Angelo, who trained at the YNHSHP,
volunteers his services to classroom instruction and coordinates special
events to educate students who are preparing themselves for a very
rewarding career in medical services. On April 7th the YNHSHP
program continued their excellent program by providing students with
hands on experience in real life mock situations. The following article
shows some of the equipment, techniques and also some of the day’s
highlights as students prepare for their future
dedicated to acute medical care.
The 41st Annual Seymour Christmas Parade!
More than 50 marching units
and floats including eight drum corps and marching bands took part in
the 41st Annual Seymour Christmas Parade. The parade included brownie
and girl scout troops from the Valley, firefighters from several
companies, cub scouts, and other youth and adult organizations as well
as members of the
Eastern Vintage Police Car Association.
2012 Annual Veterans
Benefit Car Show!
The Milford Chili's 1500 Boston Post Road,
hosted their second annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, September
22, 2012 to benefit the Saint Jude Hospital for children. Not only did
they have some really awesome trucks, the Milford Fire Department
brought two of their department fire trucks and Officer Jeffrey Nielson
attended with a Milford Police Department police cruiser. Members of the
Eastern Vintage Police Car Association car club were also on hand with
their vintage police vehicles. Plenty of good food from Chili’s was made
available along with special treats for the kids including free cotton
candy and Italian ice. Face painting, Moon Bounce, and special
performances from Magic Mark and the Rock On Creations Girls with
special appearances from Chili's Mascot and Spider Man. $1.00 raffle
tickets were available for great prizes such as gift certificates to
local businesses and kid's toys! All proceeds raised went directly to
support the children and
families of St. Jude Hospital.
71 2nd Annual Classic Car Show Extravaganza!
by: Boy Scout Troop 71, Stratford, Connecticut
The 41st Annual Engine 260 Antique Fire Apparatus Show and Muster
took place in Milford, Connecticut on Saturday, September 8, 2012
beginning with a vintage and antique emergency vehicle parade. The
parade consisted of more than 60 different types of fire apparatuses
that were at least 30 years old, with some dating back much later. The
Eastern Vintage Police Car Association attended showing their support.
The procession started from Liberty Rock Shopping Plaza, 589 Bridgeport
Avenue, to Meadowside Road, thru Milford Center onto North Street,
ending at Eisenhower Park on North Street (Route 121) for the Muster and
all its activities. Admission to the general public was free. Proceeds
from the refreshment area at the park were donated to the Milford
Recreation Department program "Camp Happiness", a program for Children
with Special Needs.
Annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show!
The North Haven Police Department's
Police Benevolent Association (PBA) held its 5th Annual Classic Car
Show Fundraiser on Sunday, September 2, 2012. The show, which benefits
the North Haven PBA, was held at North Haven High School located at 221
Elm Street, North Haven, Connecticut.
Many vintage, classic car and truck
enthusiasts attended the show from all across the State and New
England. The activities for kids were plentiful, including face
painting, games and North Haven Police Department's Drug Awareness
Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) booth. The show featured plenty of food,
drinks and ice cream from various vendors including the PBA's own booth
that served hot dogs and hamburgers throughout the event. A DJ provided
all the music including some oldies from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
The PBA sponsored a well-received 50/50 raffle. Numerous awards and
trophies were given out to the winners of the many categories of
vintage, classic and emergency vehicles. Around 1:00PM lights and sirens
filled the air as a large vintage police car procession took part in a
mock "Slow Speed" car chase after a “Smokey and the Bandit” look-a-like
1977 Pontiac Firebird. The procession left the high school grounds and
entered the nearby Rt. 40 connector that extends into the Town of
Hamden, then returned back to the school grounds where they were greeted
by hundreds of cheering show goers. 2012 was yet another great show by
the North Haven PBA.
27th Annual Prospect CT Car Show and Sock Hop!
The 27th Annual
Prospect CT Car Show and Sock Hop was held on Sunday, August, 26, 2012
on the Prospect, Connecticut Town Green. Music was provided by a DJ and
2 Live Bands who played nostalgic music from the 50's and 60's.The show
was organized by the office of the Mayor and the Prospect Car Owners
Association. Judging of the show cars took place and trophies were
awarded. Food and beverage stands were plentiful and manned by local
vendors from the Prospect area.
The Connecticut Fire Photographers Association
once again sponsored the
"Silver City Fire Fest!"
Saturday, July 15, 2012 was a great day for fire buffs, emergency vehicle
model builders, fire apparatus collectors, and photographers from all
over the state and beyond. This year's event was held at the Comfort Inn
& Suites Hotel located at 900 East Main Street in Meriden, CT. The event
began at 9:00A.M. and ran until 4:00P.M. on Saturday afternoon. The
first two years of this show have drawn hundreds of spectators and
dozens of model displayers, plus in-service and restored apparatus, and
this year's show was no exception.
In addition to the Meriden Fire Department,
Meriden Police Department, and the South Meriden Fire Department,
several privately owned emergency fire vehicles were present. Members of
the Southern Connecticut Antique Fire Apparatus Collectors club attended
as well as members from the Eastern Vintage Police Car Association.
33rd Annual Exchange Cub of Madison Independence Day Parade in downtown
The parade theme this year was
Our Winning Spirit”
Featuring nearly 100 community groups, floats, bands, clowns, antique
cars and police cars, trucks, bicycles and a number of professional
performance groups, Madison’s 4th of July Parade is recognized as one of
the finest in the entire State of Connecticut. There was a large turnout
of both residents as well as visitors and guests from towns all along
the shoreline who came to enjoy and cheer on the many parade
participants. The Parade route started at 11:00AM in the Super Stop and
Shop parking lot, and wound through the center of Madison, concluding at
the Surf Club on Surf Club Road.
(A big thanks to our good
friend Ted Stockmon for the following parade photos).
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