My ’97 Honda Civic and I rolled up to Papa’s Dodge in New Britain, CT on August 23rd, 2014 for The Twilight Dream Cruise and Wrangler Rally feeling a bit inadequate amongst hundreds of sports car, antique motorcars, and decked out police cars. Nonetheless, I still love my little car and I’m thankful it got me to this event.
I’m not a car fanatic myself, but I know an amazing piece of automotive art and engineering when I see one. While I was waiting to meet up with my friend, Andrea, I texted my dad, I’m standing in between a Rolls Royce and a Maserati right now. Jealous?
The Twilight Dream Cruise/Dream Ride and Wrangler Rally is the largest annual event in place to honor the Special Olympians from the past year with rides in these fancy cars to a dinner, charity event, and celebration of athleticism and spirit. Andrea’s father, Mr. Don Gallant was awarded that night, too, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Gallant and his son, Paul own and operate Don’s Speed Shop in Newington, CT. For over 60 years, Mr. Gallant has been drag racing his roadster and running the car shop geared at car enthusiasts and mechanics, alike.
Mr. Gallant and his family were a pleasure to be around as they celebrated the achievements and dedication of their 84-year-old father. My friend, Andrea asked me to take photographs and video during the event and I’m glad I had this opportunity. Below, are some photographs from the event, and the video will be coming shortly. Stay Tuned.
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