“The car won’t run unless we dress up,” laughs Joellen Rose. And dress up they do! Outfitted with mobster-like fashions like fancy chapeaus and white gloves, Rose and her brother Bryan A. Blas pose in front of their black 1939 Buick Super Eight.
Both are from Kingston and braved the rain and wind to showcase their pride at the annual Chesterwood Vintage Car Show.
Of the 17 categories of judging, Rose and Blas won the best vehicle presentation award, the people’s choice award and, of course, the best costume(s) award.
Chesterwood is a National Trust Historic Site once owned and run by sculptur Daniel Chester French, most famous for his 1920 Abraham Lincoln Memorial sculpture in Washington, D.C.