May 29 2010

“Black Beast” at the Wounded Warrior Project Car Show in Riverhead

What a wonderful day on Saturday at the Wounded Warrior Project Antique & Calssic Car Show at the Martha Clara Vineyard in Riverhead! Over 100 cars and more than 1,500 spectators turned out for a beautiful day for a wonderful cause.

You can view and download individual photos from the Wounded Warrior Project at this website.


An impressive number of antique and classic cars were at the Martha Clara Vineyeard.


Howard Kroplick and event organizer George Bartunek in the "Black Beast".


A lucky raffle winner, a visitor from Germany, won an exciting ride in the vineyard field.


Over $300 was raised for the Wounded Warrior Project from the sale of the books Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island" and "The Long Island Motor Parkway".


The "Black Beast" received one of the "People's Choice" awards.


May 30 2010 Howard Kroplick 7:59 PM

From Boatops:
“I just saw the ALCO-8 BLACK BEAST at Martha Clara Vineyards Wounded Warrior Car Show on Long Island. What a piece of history!!! “

May 30 2010 George Bartunek 10:55 PM

I want to thank you again for not just bringing the Alco out to the WWP show at Martha Clara, but also for driving the car around the field for and with spectators. Your donations to the Wounded Warrior Project through the sale of your books and display of the “beast” really helped to make the show the success that it was.

May 30 2010 Howard Kroplick 11:00 PM

Hi George:

It was a pleasure! Congratulations on a very successful inaugural car show for a wonderful cause.


Jun 02 2010 David Traver Adolphus 10:46 AM

Hemmings Classic Car will be running a six-page feature on Bete Noir in the not too distant future.

Jun 02 2010 David Traver Adolphus 10:50 AM

Although you of course know that.

Jun 27 2010 Howard Kroplick 2:00 PM

Hi David:

Looking forward to it!


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