Hot rod fans celebrate sixth annual car and motorcycle show • Brooklyn Paper

Hot rod fans celebrate sixth annual car and motorcycle show

Green racer: Marine Park resident Michelle Marus shows off her 2011 Chevy Camaro, which she bought in Texas three years ago and drove all the way back to Brooklyn in 25 hours for the Domestic Disorder Car Show on Aug. 25.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

It was a wheelie fun day out.

Vintage and muscle car aficionados showed off their finest machines at the sixth-annual Domestic Disorder Car and Bike show at Kingsborough Community College on Saturday Aug. 25.

More than 100 hot wheels lined the waterfront parking lot of the campus on Shore Boulevard showing off the best in American vintage and muscle automobiles from around the community, according to one of the organizers.

“We put these shows together as a way for the community to come together and enjoy a nice day out and show off their classic cars and motorcycles,” said Frank Coppolino, president of the host organization, Domestic Disorder Auto and Motorcycle Club.

The event had contests, music, food, and vendors from 9 am to 3 pm and proceeds went to the Relay for Life fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society.

One Marine Park resident and first-time attendee enjoyed the vibe and meeting fellow car enthusiasts, saying that she’ll return for next year’s event.

“It was really nice, it was my first time going to a show hosted by them, and I’ll definitely go to another one,” said Michelle Marus, who got to show off her 2011 Chevy Camaro which she travelled halfway across the country to purchase back in 2015.

“There were only two on sale, one in Texas and one in Hawaii, so I had to fly over to Texas, pick it up and drive the 25 hours back — straight,” Marus said.

The show also had cars that exemplified classic Americana, such as a 1937 Ford in bold red, owned by one Sheepshead Bay resident who has always been fond of that era of U.S .car manufacture.

“I always liked that style of car, 1932 and 1934 Fords, but they’re very small inside, whereas this one is large enough so you can enjoy when you take it for a drive,” said Robert Aruanno.

The organizers particularly liked the waterfront venue and hope to do it there again in the future.

“This year was so nice by the water and we’d like to do it there again next year and make it annual event if possible,” said Coppolino.

But the day really owes its success to the work of the organization’s members and its guests, according to Coppolino.

“I was very proud of the whole Domestic Disorder family and friends,” he said. “We all came together and put in the work, and I want to thank all of them for coming out.”

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Classic Americana: Robert Aruanno brought along his 1937 Ford with a steel body and 350 motor. He said that he always liked the style of that era of Ford cars and particularly likes the ‘37 for its spacious interior.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

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