Sweetwater Retirement Community Rolls Out Car Show

By | August 2, 2013
Bev and Betty and Faye taking a ride

Bev and Betty and Faye taking a ride

Residents sharing their own stories with others about cars in their past

Residents sharing their own stories with others about cars in their past

Enjoying a ride in a car from the past

Enjoying a ride in a car from the past

Billings, Montana, Senior Living Communities

The second annual Roaring 20s Car Club show at Sweetwater June 8th brought 21 antique and classic cars to our parking lot for residents and guests to admire, and some were even able to hop in for a ride around the neighborhood.

Chef Mike Brandel offered grilled hamburgers, as well as hot dogs, chips and soda while the Webb Family Band livened up the party with country music on the front porch.

The oldest car in the group was a 1916 Dodge Brothers touring car, but perhaps the most popular was the 1919 Buick when the owner offered to take folks for a spin. Others rode in a 1928 Model A Ford Sedan. Several Model Ts and Model As, including one with an Alaska license plate, shared the pavement with a Plymouth and a 1932 Chevy Confederate. Some of the first cars to become widely available after World War II, including a 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe and a 1948 Buick Special reminded us of the chrome and steel elegance of post-war cars. A gleaming 1951 Studebaker was a favorite of some, but a 1936 blue Ford coupe caught the eye of Sweetwater resident Art Nelson. There was good reason — it was just like the first car he ever owned!

by Betty Jean Long
Life Enrichment Coordinator

To find out more about the senior living experience at Sweetwater, please contact Sweetwater Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!

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