As part of the Brookline
Breeze Week celebration,
the Brookline Recreation Center hosted its' 3rd Annual Car Cruise on Friday,
August 10, 2007. After two days of torrential downpours and a rare confirmed
tornado battered the Pittsburgh area, the clouds parted and the sun shined
down upon Brookline Park while several antique car enthusiasts treated our
community to a classic car show.
While rare Elvis classics filled
the air, park-goers broused the lower parking lot. A cool selection of
nearly thirty finely buffed vehicles competed for their affections. After
a timeless trip through the past, votes were cast to see which vehicle
would win the coveted "People's Choice Award." After making their choice,
people were treated to another rarity, Citiparks staffer Milan Tyler
toasting up his almost famous "One-In-A-Million" frankfurters.
When the votes were counted and
Milan's savory hot dogs were all eaten, the People's Choice was a Cadillac
Gray 1965 GTO owned by Ken Kennard and restored by Steve O'Farrell of
Steel City Collision in Castle Shannon. Having always been partial to
"Goats", I must say it was a fine choice. Congratulations Ken, and good
When the sun set, the cars revved
up their engines and hit the streets. It was a perfect eve for the big
race. When the sun rose the next morning, over 500 runners and walkers
would hit the streets of Brookline in the 26th Annual Brookline
Breeze 5K Run and Fitness Walk.