By Appointment Only
Bay State Street Machines hosts the Sunday car show in Seekonk, MA. This event is free to any guest who would like to enjoy the exhibits. If you have a ride to show off, you’re more than welcome to enter the show for a small fee. The event is hosted in the Sam’s Club parking lot all summer long.
Research shows vehicles will start showing up at 4PM and start leaving around 6PM, but I have gone around noon and there’s already a full selection of models to look at. This is a mainly a summer event, but the cars start pulling up in May and don’t stop until it is cold in September.
It’s quite the festive atmosphere, whether you’re a car buff or not. There’s always a DJ to keep the place hopping. Hungry, but don’t have much cash for a meal in one of the larger surrounding restaurants? Not a problem, they’ve covered that as well. I have yet to go on a Sunday where there is NO cook working the grill, to give you a tasty, and cost effective lunch. Not a fan of cookout fare? No problem, there is a variety of beverages and alternate snacks to chose from. Have kids and no baby sitter? Not an issue; this free summer event is open to all ages. There’s usually a fire truck for the kids; they are aloud to go in and play with the horn. It may sound a bit silly, but the kids love it.
The vehicles in question vary in year, model, and make. The only thing that is always true, is there is no imports aloud! It doesn’t matter what side of the Ford versus Chevy war you’re on, you will see some beautifully made cars. As long as it is American made, it is welcome. If I’m not mistaken, I’ve seen motorcycles there too!
Be sure to remember the easily forgotten cardinal rule: look with your eyes and not your hands! I tend to leave my hands in my pockets when I am not photographing, just to make sure I don’t leave my prints on the paint. It is also polite to ask the owner before you take a picture of or with the vehicle in question, though most owners are happy to show off their babies and appreciate the gesture. I personally love going because I can spend the day getting some sun, looking at the beautifully painted speed demons of the past -- for FREE.
Don’t forget to enter in the raffle; for the last 25+ years, proceeds go to charities “Kruzin’ for Kids” and “Toys for Tots.” You also can walk away with a nifty prize. See you there!
br/>Source for charity info: http://attleboro.patch.com/articles/bay-state-street-machines-donates-to-christmas-is-for-kids