Old school car enthusiasts revved their engines at the second annual classic car show hosted by the Alliance for Coney Island on July 15.
Dozens of cars were displayed for the enjoyment of car enthusiasts and those who were curious about the four-wheeled beauties.
Daniel Murphy, executive director of the Alliance, said the event was such a hit that they plan to host another show before the end of summer.
“It was great. We had a crowd. They’re an easy crowd to draw in because they like to show off their cars,” Murphy said. “It’s just a big win for Coney when we do [the show].”
The first annual classic car show last summer was also a smash success, drawing flocks of locals and car enthusiasts from near and far. The Coney Island Alliance worked along the Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn, who provided some of the dated cars, and the city’s Department of Transportation, who sponsored the event to promote the peninsula’s participation in the city’s Open Streets program.
Open Streets is a DOT lead project that transforms popular city roads into a car-free open public space in order to promote local economic developments and community based events.
Fans could vote on their favorite automobile, and the winner took home an honorary people’s choice award.
The group also worked alongside Coney Island USA, the neighborhoods’ art program known for their radical sideshow entertainment. With the art organization located right off of Surf Avenue, Murphy said it was an easy and exciting partnership.
“It’s terrific, he said. “It’s very collaborative.”