Yesterday we pulled off the first ever Wheels Through Time, a “Hill Climb” featuring 24 pre-1940 cars speeding up the hill from Hempstead Harbor.
The event drew cars from five states and viewers from all over Long Island.
There is no way we could have attempted this without the massive amount of help from Port’s own Police department.
We met months ago with Chief Salerno, Deputy Chief Del Muro, and Sgt. Zwerlein, who helped us plan for a safe event, helping us figure out the best way to use a half mile of public roads.
And Commissioner Rice helped keep the whole thing moving on-site at the event. We are truly lucky to have our own local police force and its obvious while they are honestly referred to as Port’s Finest.
Thanks a million for all the help!
Thanks also to Delia Deriggi-Whitton/Nassau County (for the road permissions) and Judi Bosworth/Town of North Hempstead (for parking at the beach), all of which contributed to a great event.
Just before noon, the sight of the roadsters parading up Port Boulevard to the Sands-Willets House, joining another 20 classic cars for an afternoon car show, must have turned a few heads driving by.
While it was the first hill climb in Nassau County in decades, we’re already planning for next year. With the help of the Port Washington Police Department, we’ll make it bigger and yet safer, for the viewers as well as the drivers.
Chris Bain, President
Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society