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Editorial: Start Me Up

Long Island and the humble automobile have always had an intertwined history whether it was William Kissam Vanderbilt creating what eventually became Motor Parkway to the various speedways (Riverhead, Islip, Freeport) that were sprinkled throughout Nassau and Suffolk County. To that end, the Town of Oyster Bay is once again putting its seal of approval on the Classic Car Cruise Nights that happen every Friday at the Massapequa LIRR station on Sunrise Highway on Fridays from July 12 through August 23. It’s a free, family-friendly event that features loads of chrome, mint paint jobs and enough horsepower to run a small third world nation. In addition, there’s a small socially conscious tangent to this weekly event where car owners are required to donate two cans of food in order to participate. With automobiles being as American as mom, baseball and apple pie, the Classic Car Cruise Night is a way of bringing a piece of Norman Rockwell to Massapequa.

– Dave Gil de Rubio