Saturday, October 3, 2015

Storm Cruisers: Rain, wind can't stop the Chrysler Express

Sometimes, a good time is all about making the best of a less-than-ideal situation.

The Wild Thang 15 All Chrysler Car Show was one of the victims of Mother Nature this weekend, with the event officially being cancelled yesterday.

That didn't stop a group of Chrysler enthusiasts from processing onto the Boardwalk this morning (completely legally, for the record) through the rain and wind.

According to participant Carol Ann Hughes, about 15 cars made up the small but spirited parade; a fitting number, as the Chrysler Owners Group was celebrating the 15th year for the show.

Usually, there are over 100 cars on the Boardwalk for this event, but attendance was understandably much smaller, given the conditions.

"We had people come down from Canada and as far away as Alabama this year," Hughes said. "That's why we wanted to make sure the people who came that far for the first time could at least say that they drove on the Boardwalk after their long trip."

Afterward, the participants mingled on the boards and posed for photos before heading back to the Imperial 500 Motel in the Crest, which hosts the annual festivities.

Hughes added that the group is already planning and looking forward to the 16th annual Chrysler Car Show next October.

Here's hoping for sunshine and warm ocean breeze in 2016!

(Special thanks to Carol Ann Hughes for the above photos)

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