Updated: Jul 3
As we prepare to embark on another season of cruising, car shows, and restoration projects, I wanted to take a moment to say hello and express our appreciation for your ongoing support of Cruising Times Magazine.
As one of four new board members of CTM, I want to acknowledge that we share your passion for vintage automobiles and the rich history and culture that surrounds them. We understand that these vehicles capture the charm of a bygone era of craftsmanship and design, when cars were not only modes of transportation but also works of art. Many people who own and cherish classic cars do so because of the memories they evoke or because of the connection to their family's history. Whether it's the curves of a 1950s Cadillac, the sleek lines of a 1960s Porsche, or hearing the undeniable power of the 427 Cammer when it starts, classic cars continue to hold a special place in the hearts of car lovers around the world. If you're a seasoned collector, a weekend mechanic, or simply an admirer of these beautiful machines, our commitment is to showcase the creativity, craftsmanship and pride that speaks to the core values of this community.
The Piston Power show (March 31 – April 2) was our first public event since taking over CTM. We were thrilled to meet so many people and we were proud to carry on the CTM tradition of acknowledging John Shapiro's All-star winners for the 2023 Hall of Fame
We have added a few members the Road Crew so we can expand our show coverage this summer and keep the enthusiasm growing with younger generations. Matt Paczak (Junior at Kent State) will be assisting with event coverage and management. Will Paczak (graduating senior and porter at BMW of Cleveland) will be handling photograph and live streaming coverage at local shows and meets. We also welcome Keegan Olsser to CTM as our summer intern from Kent State's Journalism department. Keegan is finishing up his senior year at Kent and will reporting on local shows this summer south of Akron. If you see a Road Crew member in a 72 Olds Cutlass, it is Keegan. Joe Secka is a tenured member of CTM and will continue to provide press coverage looking for featured cars and stories for the magazine. Chris Paczak (one of our board members) will also be on the Road Crew this season providing live show coverage with our advertising partners. If you see Chris, be sure to ask him how many red corvettes he has. A special Thanks for Mark Cole, Cole Insurance, for providing support from his booth when CTM is unable to attend. If you see any of the Road Crew at upcoming shows or cruises, make sure you say hello!