BRISTOL - The Five Town Business Council, a division of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, and the Bristol Recreation Department hosted the Better L8 than Never Car Show in late September. The event featured more than 100 vehicles-from hot rods to 80-year old classics. In addition, there were several antique snowmobiles displayed.
The show featured 27 different categories. The top four awards were:
•People's Choice: Travis Greene, 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.
•Spectator's Choice: Greg Vincent, 1969 Pontiac Firebird.
•Participant's Choice: Travis Greene, 2006 Chevrolet Kodiak 4500 truck.
•Best of Show: Kevin Browne and Gary Payne: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle.
The Snake Mountain Cruisers, an Addison County-based car club, did much of the event organization. Several local volunteers, including CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), helped with ticket sales and vehicle parking.
A 50/50 raffle was held during the event. Proceeds benefitted a local resident injured in a recent motorcycle accident and the United Way of Addison County, courtesy of the Snake Mountain Cruisers.