Supporting the needs of others comes first for Tin Dusters
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:13:16 GMT —
With the Fall season upon us and October just around the corner, it's almost that time of year again the for early Tin Dusters to come to town.
Most people recognize the Tin Dusters from the familiar sound of the revving engine.
These antique cars however have been part of a Quincy tradition for over 35 years.
Denny Milfs in a co-chairman for the event, and invites everyone to come visit during the weekend.
"If you like old cars, you like color, then come down to the event, because when we do it downtown, it looks like the cars go on forever, cause it's about eight blocks on two different streets, Maine and Hampshire, and you'll walk your legs off," Milfs said.
The Tin Dusters weekend, also know as the "Color Run" welcomes in October with three days of activities for all their participants.
Jeff Spangler joined the Tin Dusters two years ago, and even bought his first Tin Dusters at the event.
"It is just an awesome sight. I was just amazed when I got in the club here a couple of years ago at all the work and dedication that went into getting this weekend together and it's ton of work, but when the cars start pouring in here, early Friday morning, it's just an amazement to watch all the different cars, all the different people and everybody comes in and is just so friendly. The like talking to the public, and letting them know about their cars, and what's going on with the hobby," Spangler said.
Event organizers say this event has given them the opportunity to give back to the community.
Since 1990, the organization has donated around a hundred and fifty thousand dollars to Camp Callahan, a camp for physically and mentally disabled people.
Jim Albert is the other co-chairman for the Color Run, and feels proud to know they support such a special organization.
"If you've ever been out to the camp and seen them ... if you see them at camp, and see them away from camp, they're a totally different person. They want to do everything, they can do everything, it's a can-do camp. There's nothing they can't do, and they look forward to that each year. We do use one of their campers, every year to come out and pick a special car for their own, and then whosever car they pick, that person usually gives them a ride in that car," Albert said.
So while fixing up old cars is a great past time, giving back is even better.
The Tin Dusters converge on Quincy October 18th through the 20th.
For more information on the events happening that weekend, you can visit the Tin Dusters website.