1958 CT State Police Cruiser to Lead The Vintage Race & Sports Car Parade presented by Salisbury Bank — Donations Sought To Restore 1941 Cruiser
For the second year in a row, a 1958 CT State Police Cruiser will be leading the Vintage Race and Sports Car Parade presented by Salisbury Bank, held on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. The car is part of a small collection of cruisers belonging to the Connecticut State Police Academy Alumni Association (CSPAAA). Volunteers from the association will trailer the car to Lime Rock so it can lead the 100-car parade that tours through Lakeville and Salisbury, ending in Falls Village for the annual street fair.
Among its mission CSPAAA and its Educational Foundation helps to raise funds for current and future educational scholarships. The association also operates a museum in Meriden, CT, that's open to the public Friday from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm and Saturday from Noon to 4:00 pm.
As a way to thank the CSPAAA for participating in the parade, Lime Rock Park has donated to the fundraising efforts to restore the association's 1941 Ford Police Cruiser, which is currently nonoperational. It's the association's goal to have the car fully restored and in good running condition so it may be enjoyed by future generations.
To help bring the car back to life, make your donation to the CSPAAA Cruiser Restoration Fund. The estimated cost of the restoration is $20,000 with the help of volunteer craftsmen to bring the car back to its former glory. With your help, the 1941 cruiser could lead the Historic Festival parade by 2020.
To lend your skills or to donate, contact CSPAAA at email@example.com or send to a check to CSPAAA:
Ref. Cruiser Restoration Fund
P.O. Box 1945
Meriden, CT 06450-0899
To learn more about the restoration efforts, CSPAAA volunteers will be at the Falls Village Street Fair following the annual Historic Festival parade from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.