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Start Your Engines draws throngs to Medical Center of Trinity


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More than 800 people put the pedal to the metal to attend the recent Start Your Engines community event at Medical Center of Trinity, hospital officials report.

A classic car show with some 211 vehicles anchored festivities at the hospital, 9330 S.R. 54.

Jim Scurto and Peter Hubert of New Port Richey were among the car show judges

Jerry Lavalette of Palm Harbor brought his 1932 Ford as one of several members of the Night Riders Car Club to participate.

Bob Rosa of Clearwater said he worked on his 1960 Corvette for three years before it was ready to show.

Wayne Tetro of Holiday found a 1956 Chevrolet, similar to his first car he had in 1956.

A 1963 Fiat owned by Julio Gonzalez drew a lot of looks.

Lee Geller of New Port Richey stood ready to answer any questions about his 1940 Dodge business coupe.

Decker’s 2004 Corvette had up-tilting Lambo Doors and a small-block LS-1 engine. Decker, a member of Gulfside Corvette Club, was among 10 of 50 members participating in the event.

Other vintage vehicles included a 1929 Willy’s and 1957 Chevy Bel-Air.

West Pasco Model Pilots Association took part in the event as well, along with many vendors, interactive displays and medical educational displays.

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