The Car Show In Beacon 2018: The Art In Engines

  Photo Credit for All Photos: Katie Hellmuth Martin

Photo Credit for All Photos: Katie Hellmuth Martin

This year, we changed it up a little bit with photo coverage of the Chamber of Commerce and Dutchess Cruisers Car Show. Engines!

I don’t know how engines work, but the hoods are usually open for spectators to take a peek inside, so there must be something very creative about them. There was one cylinder in the middle of the...under the hood part (lol, not sure what the whole area under the hood is called) and asked the car owner what this large circle did (see picture below of smooth circle in the middle). It’s the air filter! Then I noticed that all of the cars had them, but in different forms. Some thicker, some smaller, and some in cone shapes. But all of them part of the show.

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Beacon is usually equated with art. But cars are art. This hobby for some requires a passion and a curiosity to tinker and fiddle and figure things out.  That’s what the Car Show is all about. And screaming Halloween decorations in some of them. That’s what my kids were looking for - the Halloween decorated cars.

 Can you see the rat on top of the car? Pictured here is the trunk of the car - a convenient coffin. Boo!

Can you see the rat on top of the car? Pictured here is the trunk of the car - a convenient coffin. Boo!

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 This air filter looks a little taller…

This air filter looks a little taller…

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 I don’t know if that cone shape thing is an air filter, but looks like it’s in the same family…

I don’t know if that cone shape thing is an air filter, but looks like it’s in the same family…

 Hadn’t seen this Joker car yet…Did you peek inside to see how he decorated the interior roof?

Hadn’t seen this Joker car yet…Did you peek inside to see how he decorated the interior roof?

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We only saw a smidge of the Car Show, as it went from the beginning of Main Street at 9D, all the way to Fishkill Avenue.

Until next year...