Car show, craft fair draws crowds to Old Colony

May 8, 2023

ROCHESTER — The parking lot of Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School was filled with all manner of classic and unique cars on Saturday, May 6 for the school’s annual car show and craft fair.

Over 80 cars, from a 1973 Lincoln Mk4 to a 1969 Charger and Camaro were on display at the car show.

According to Class of 2024 Co-advisor Heather Darcy, the car show has been happening annually for “six to seven years.”

Seven judges, which included several Old Colony automotive teachers, walked around with clipboards to score each car in its respective category, said Darcy.

Categories included: Motorcycle, vintage, classic, modified/muscle, antique, exotic/imported and 4x4/off-road.

Additionally, police departments from the school’s five member towns brought their departments’ “best-in-show” vehicles.

This year, said Darcy, the car show was planned in conjunction with a craft fair where vendors sold handmade goods and other items.

One table was filled with hand-drawn artwork created by Old Colony student Maya Layton, 16, who was selling her drawings of different cartoon characters to support her classmates.

All of this was done to raise money for the Old Colony Class of 2024. Proceeds will go toward funding prom and other events for the class of current juniors.