Elvis, classic cars are a hit in downtown Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 September 2018 at 8:29 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Terry Buchwald, an Elvis Presley impersonator for 28 years, arrives in downtown Medina on a motorcycle. Buchwald performed for two hours on a stage on a closed section of Main Street.

He is the headliner for the annual Super Cruise. The event was pushed back a week after rain a a week ago.

There were many classic cars on display on Main Street, including this 1964 Chevrolet Impala. The car owners and crowd came out on a 90-degree evening.

Buchwald sings “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” while dancing with Fonda Carr of Barre.

Buchwald left the stage several times to mingle with the crowd. The long-time entertainer was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2017.

Howard Pierce of Lyndonville brought a 1967 Chevelle to the Super Cruise. He recently had the car restored after working on it over 12 years. The car had been in a barn for 30 years. Pierce bought it in December 1967 when he was 24 and serving in the Air Force near Dayton, Ohio.

Pierce debuted the restored vehicle last Sunday in Olcott in a car show with about 1,500 vehicles.

Buchwald makes his way down Main Street to the delight of many people who took photos with their phones.

Tim Cooper recently had this Medina Fire Department Mack fire truck restored. It was built in 1947.

Buchwald’s performance caps another season of classic car shows that are organized by David Green and Donna Bushover. A 50-50 raffle benefits the United Way of Orleans County.

This 1953 Ford joined the lineup of classic cars.

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