More than 300 beautifully restored, high-performance, and customized cars made their way to the Ground Up facility in Naugatuck, Connecticut, for the 11th Annual Ground Up Classic Car Show in July. Ground Up teamed with the United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls to once again close down the entire street for a day of awesome cars.
Even in these hard economic times, Ground Up received more support from vendors than any previous year in the form of raffle items, gift certificates, and other promotional items, showing that the classic car community is still as alive as ever.
The cars on display ranged from Studebakers and Jaguars to late-model Camaros. Ground Up displayed its own fleet of Camaros, Chevelles, and Novas, including the company's latest barn find, a Chevelle LS6, beautiful in red with white SS stripes, black interior, four-speed, buckets, and a console. The late-model Camaro club CT5thGEN was on hand with a small fleet of cars, including an awesome black 2015 Z/28.
Many of Ground Up's vendors were at the show to answer questions and provide information. Pizzeria Napoletana, Bill's Hot Dogs, and the Phil's and Tom's Vintage '60s Ice Cream truck provided food for show-goers. The United Way also sold water to raise money.
Judging encompassed 22 classes, including Best Camaro, Best Chevelle, Best Nova, and a Top 10 class. Connecticut Cruise News also handed out 16 trophies.
At the end of the day, Ground Up and the United Way collected more than $4,500 for local charity. To see more photos from the day, visit Ground Up's Facebook page. And to check out all the muscle car parts the company has to offer, visit ss396.com.