Son of a Monster Mash

Son of a Monster Mash

Story & photos by Cowboy

Every year as Halloween approaches, so does one of my favorite Long Island Car shows the awesome-“Son of Monster Mash” Car/Truck/Motorcycle Show at Bald Hill. This show always brings in vehicles that aren’t always out and about. The regulars bring out their best Halloween decorations to deck out their space. Patrons of the show arrive dressed in their costumes and even a few family pets get in the spirit of the show as well. With more than 150 Classic/Modern Classic/Custom Cars/Trucks & Motorcycles in attendance, this show was once again a total success! Everyone enjoyed walking amongst the beauties while bopping to the sounds of Night Train. Walking these shows is always part of what I do as to get the shots you see here and many more, but what I really enjoy is talking with the car buffs and enthusiasts. The stories they share about their vehicles always seem to bring one back to a time when life was much more care-free and family life held values that are very different than that of today. For me, moseying through these shows, is truly like taking a walk down memory lane, which is probably the reason why I claim so many to be “one of my favorites”.

Folks filled the swap meet section, selling their wares or services. Swap meets are like hunting through a buried treasure, you never know what gem may turn up. I even caught up to Full Throttl’es own G-Man once again, who like me, enjoys checking out the classics and talking with their owners. I had the pleasure of meeting some members of the Holtsville Lions Club Guide Dog Training Squad as well as members of the Ronkonkoma AM-VETS Post. As always, I made sure to sample some of the great tasting food and found a few cool treasures (a few new shovels for my haunted house grave digger) in the swap meet section. Another pleasant day, spent with some really cool people. See y’all again during the 2017 Car Show season. Drive safe, folks!