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September 21, 2013

Car enthusiasts invited to participate in Boston Cup

Local car enthusiasts invited to participate in Boston Cup

AMESBURY – Two local car enthusiasts will be participating in this weekend’s Boston Cup, a premier classic car show held annually at the Boston Common that shows off some of the most spectacular cars the area has to offer.

Only about 100 cars are invited to attend every year, and this year both Bart Bailey, whose family owns an authentic 1911 Bailey Phaton electric car, and Jeff Picard, who owns a 1967 Pontiac GTO, were both invited to the exclusive event.

“It’s this Sunday, we’re going in tomorrow to trailer our cars in,” Picard said yesterday. “They’ll park all the trailers on the Boston Common, and there will be a police guard and park rangers to watch the cars overnight, and then on Sunday morning they’ll place the cars around the bandstand at the Common.”

The show will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and during that time guests will be able to view the cars around the bandstand free of charge, and at the end of the show, the car owners themselves will serve as judges and select the final award recipients.

There will be three “Best in Show” awards, one for pre-war cars, one for domestic post-war cars and another for European post-war cars. There will also be “Best of Class” awards given for each display class, which includes German, American, Italian, British and Japanese and Made in Massachusetts, which are being judged together.

Both Bailey’s electric car and Picard’s Pontiac are entered in the “Made in Massachusetts” class.

The Bailey Phaton has deep roots to the community and is well known in local car circles. It was originally manufactured in Amesbury more than a century ago and was one of the world’s first true electric cars. The car also bares a strong resemblance to a carriage, and even after all these years, it still looks brand new.

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