Roaring into the past

Lou Trepanier with his '49 Buick
Lou Trepanier with his '49 Buick at the Gay Head Cliffs last weekend. The car has a 454 Buick, 400-hp engine. Mr. Trepanier is a member of the Bristol County Street Rods and has been into hot rods since he was 12 years old. Photos by Ralph Stewart

Posted June 21, 2007

The Boston Area Roadsters sent out the call for hot rods to invade Martha's Vineyard last weekend and they roared onto Island roads. On Friday, the roadsters gathered in front of the Wesley House in Oak Bluffs to park and admire other shining cars. On Saturday morning, the group made their way to the Gay Head Lighthouse, making stops along the way. This year, the group headed to Shirley's Hardware in Vineyard Haven on Sunday for a pig roast, and most headed off the Island later that day.

1948 taxi is owned by Dick Feile
Wouldn't you love to hail this cab? This 1948 taxi is owned by Dick Feile of Lake Norman, N.C.
A view back to the past from a rearview mirror as hot rods and antique cars wind their way Up-Island.