Manhattan hosts classic cars
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A parade involving over 70 classic cars passed through the centre of Manhattan this week as part of a suitably festive celebration that was enjoyed by thousands of people who were out spending their cash in the retail rush after Christmas.
Some of the oldest classic cars included a troupe of Model A Fords built more than 80 years ago.
The owners of the vintage vehicles come together to take part in this motorcade each year, passing through Central Park and navigating a number of famous streets in the process.
The Long Island Motor Club is responsible for the organisation of the event and many of its members take part.
Ford Model A owner, Bruce Adams, told Newsday that he bought his current classic a decade ago for about $3,000 and subsequently got to work repairing it using the manual as a guide for his work.
Part of the appeal of the Model A according to some owners is that it was the first car that Ford built which could be afforded by a more typical American family in the 1920s and 30s, with prices starting from about $500 at the time. The ease of maintenance also makes them attractive to classic fans who want to avoid lengthy breakdowns.