TRURO – A little boy walks across the parking lot at Truro Legion Stadium, scanning all the antique cars at his fingertips.
Quite literally at his fingertips, as he ran his hands across an early-‘70s Ford Mustang.
“Look at the Mustang!” he yelled excitedly to his father, following close behind.
Anthony Fisher is just three years old, but he loves cars – something he can thank his father for.
“It’s kind of in my blood,” said Gary Fisher, of Stewiacke. “I’ve been around vehicles since I was probably his size, and now I’m doing the same with him.”
Anthony approaches the Mustang, with its hood up and looks underneath.
“He knows his stuff,” his father says proudly. “Don’t ya buddy?”
The Fishers were two of hundreds who passed through the crowded lot on Saturday, during the 32nd annual Golden Age Show and Shine.
“The old classics, man, you can’t beat them,” Fisher said. “There’s nothing that sounds like them anymore and nothing that’s built like them.”
Dwight Dorey would agree with that.
Dorey, formerly of Truro, now living in Cole Harbour, was at the stadium to show off his 1968 Mustang, which came into his possession four years ago.
“The car found me,” he said. “I didn’t go looking for it.”
Selling an RV at the time, a man approached Dorey and asked if he would make a trade.
“I said I wasn’t really looking for a trade, but asked what he had anyway. As soon as I saw it, I said yes.”
The car is a piece of nostalgia for Dorey, who restored it back to its original condition.
“It’s a classic car. It’s special – it’s from my era. I would have been in my mid-20s when this car came out.”
The show drew in more than 250 antique cars, making it yet another success for the Golden Age Auto Club.