Doggone Good Time At Pups & Pints Car Show (with Video)

COLEBROOK, CT – They came riding shotgun in the passenger seat or wedged between bucket seats. Others enjoyed the back seat to themselves. Not the spectators, rather the dogs that accompanied their owners to Sunday’s second annual Pups & Pints Car Show at Norbrook Farm Brewery. 

The event benefitted the non-profit organization Food Banks for Pets and more than 100 cars decorated the show ground.

“Right around 105 cars. It was great. The number of visitors, I think, was much higher. We had a lot more spectator cars parked, so that turnout was huge,” said Pups & Pints organizer Richard Williams.

By show’s end, Williams as tired but pleased. 

“Once we got ourselves up and running and got a rhythm going, yeah, it went pretty well. We had cars show up really early and we weren’t quite ready so that was a little hectic but once we got our rhythm going, worked out great,” he said.

Brewery owner John Auclair was likewise happy with the turnout. “The attendance is much better than expected but it’s a beautiful day here on the hill and I’m tickled at the attendance today,” he said.

“It certainly is a good economic driver for the brewery, for the town and for the area. Every year we learn a little bit more about how to staff better and how to serve better.”

Watch RIDE-CT’s YouTube video of the show to see some of the pooches…

(Photos by Bud Wilkinson)

About Bud Wilkinson

Bud Wilkinson writes the "RIDE-CT" motorcycle column and the "My Ride" classic car feature in the "Republican-American" newspaper in Waterbury, CT. A graduate of Vermont Academy prep school, he holds a B.A. degree journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University. He is the recipient of a Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award in 1992 and a 1991-92 regional Emmy Award for commentary. He currently rides a 1987 BMW R 80 RT and a 2014 Triumph Bonneville and drives a 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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