• Better L8 Than Never Car Show a Great Success

    The Addison County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 15th Annual Better L8 Than Never Car Show with partner Snake Mountain Cruisers on Sunday, September 22nd at the Bristol Recreation Field in Bristol, VT.
    The weather was perfect for this annual car show, and the cars showed up in droves. This year almost reached last year’s record of 353 cars but exceeded the record for money raised for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. The camp is the Snake Mountain Cruisers’ favorite charity, due to their care for kids with special needs. Each year at the car show they run raffles for donated gifts, plus a bake sale and other fund raising efforts for the camp. This year the car show raised a record $6,500 for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta.
    The car show also had a special guest this year, Miss Vermont Teen Danielle Trottier, who volunteered at the gate and visited with car owners around the field. She even competed in the women’s piston toss contest.
    Trophy winners for 2019:
    Best of Show:
    1966 Chevy Chevelle SS 396 - James Gaulin
    1993 Honda Civic HB - Kyle Desjardin
    1992 Nissan Skyline GTR - Garrett Hulbert
    2004 Acura RSX - Lee Fredette
    Modern Muscle:
    2010 Chevy Camaro RS/SS - Steve Ballard
    2014 Chevy Camaro SS/RS - JT Hardy
    2010 Chevy Camaro SS - Don Gadue
    Host Club: 1946 Chevy Truck - Roger Brace
    Camp Ta-Kump-Ta Choice: 1925 Ford Street Rod - Lynford Hoague
    Club Participation: Outkast Cruisers
    Best Interior: 1977 Datsun 580Z - Tim Holler

    Over 40 businesses and individuals sponsored the car show this year, covering the cost of trophies, or donating products and gift certificates for the raffle. This generous support from local businesses is what makes the Better L8 Than Never car show the success it has become over the years.
    About Addison County Chamber of Commerce
    The Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of individuals representing business interests, working together to promote commercial business, non-profits and tourism in Addison County. The Chamber can be found on the Web at www.addisoncounty.com.

    Photo: Best of Show winner, 1966 Chevy Chevelle SS 396 - James Gaulin                                              

    Rob Carter | President
    Addison County Chamber of Commerce
    93 Court Street
    Middlebury VT 05753
    p: 802-388-7951
    e: rob@addisoncounty.com