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Car Meet Draws Millions In Cars

Downtown Glen Cove was abuzz during last Thursday evening’s bi-monthly car meet, Autostrade Glen Cove.

 

This event, sponsored by Martino Auto Concepts of Glen Cove, is held at the corner of Glen and School Streets. More than 125 vehicles showed up and gave a $10 donation to the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department as the required entrance fee. 

 

Last week’s star attraction was the Swedish-made rare two-seat super car called the CCXR Koenigsegg. The owner, who requested not to be named, said that only six of these cars were imported to the

United States, with a total of 36 produced. It is rated at 1018 horse power going 0 to 60 in 2.7 seconds and is worth $1.6 million. The owner said that his highest top speed driving it  was on a rented runway where he topped at 237 mph. 

 

In the mix of cars there were plenty of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, BMWs and new Stingrays, along with three gull wing Mercedes Benz sport cars.  Also in the mix were a monster Jeep, the Marine’s Humvee and several muscle cars. 

 

This family event will be held again July 27, Aug. 7 and 21, with the last event Sept. 4. The hours are 6 to 10 p.m., with the best time to see most cars after 7 p.m.  Each event brings out different cars.  If you have a car you wish to show call 516-676-7985.


News

What better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than by having a new room inauguration filled with local residents, live music and cocktails and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. That is what happened at the Locust Valley Library Sunday evening, Nov. 9, as the community room was officially renamed the Matinecock Neighborhood Association Community Room. Proceeds from the event went to the restoration of the new room.

 

Speakers at the centennial celebration included Library Board of Trustees President Charles Brisbane, Library Administrative Director Kathy Smith, Locust Valley Historical Society President Herb Schierhorst and Matinecock Nation Chief Little Running Fox.

The first phase in constructing the waterfront development has been given the green light, pending “many conditions” that still have to be met before breaking ground.

 

The Glen Cove Planning Board unanimously approved the final resolution on the development site plan and subdivision for the proposed Garvies Point waterfront redevelopment project, encompassing 56 acres on the north side of Glen Cove Creek, at its Nov. 18 meeting, 


Sports

Glen Cove High School senior Taylah Hudson has signed a Letter of Intent to play Division I basketball at Texas Southern University.

 

“I’ve been playing my whole life for this moment,” Hudson said. “I hope I can contribute to the team.”

The Glen Cove High School girls basketball team was invited to participate in the prestigious KSA Holiday Basketball Tournament that will be held in Orlando, FL, this December. The tournament brings to the court teams from all over the United States that would otherwise not be competing. It is held in the finest professional and amateur athletic venues around the nation with teams seeded into brackets that will provide an appropriate level of competition. 


Calendar

Thanksgiving Worship - November 26

Live Music - November 28

Small Business Saturday - November 29


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