The Bristol Press – Bridge Community Church’s fourth annual car show is being held this weekend

BRISTOL — Bridge Community Church’s fourth annual car show this Saturday will feature a variety of vintage automobiles, the proceeds of which will support missionary work overseas.

The Car Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church at 43 School Street. The event will include trophies, raffles and vendors. Proceeds support the church’s efforts to provide relief to disadvantaged communities internationally.

“We help people all over the world,” said Randy Clair, a Bridge Community Church parishioner and Car Show spokesperson. “Much of our work is done in the Dominican Republic. We will be going back this year as they have just been torn down by another hurricane.

Hurricane Fiona hit the Dominican Republic, as well as Puerto Rico, on Monday. In the Dominican Republic, this led to multiple mudslides, which damaged highways and closed resorts.

Clair said church members will travel to the Dominican Republic in December to help with storm cleanup and infrastructure repair efforts.

The auto show has been well received by several generations of visitors over the past few years, Clair said. It attracted around 50 cars, most of which are vintage and classic cars ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s.

“We had good crowds walking around,” Clair said. “It’s a small show, but we’ve had a lot of parents come with their kids.”

Vendors, Clair said, will include a local artisan selling leather goods, including wallets and belts.

The raffles will include prizes donated by church members and community sponsors, including local businesses.

Admission to the Motor Show is free for spectators.

The price to register a car for the show is $10. It is open to all makes, models and years.

For more information, call Randy Clair at 860-637-0861.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or [email protected]

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Wednesday, September 28, 2022 11:41 a.m. Updated: Wednesday September 28, 2022 11:44.

Norma P. Rex