Local community bands together to find missing classic
Image: Infrogmation of New Orleans, 2010
One of the reasons that classic car shows and cruises are so popular in the summertime is not because it gives everyone the chance to see automobiles from eras long gone by, but because it brings together people from the local community in ways that are slowly disappearing from our modern life.
Technology has done incredible things to connect all corners of the globe, but it slowly erasing relationships with our neighbors and friends right next door. However, every once in a while the community bands like the old days – this time to help track down and 82-year-old classic car.
Originally stolen from a garage, a 1931 Ford Model A owned by Mr. Bruce Fontanella was finally found after three months thanks to help from the local community. Flyers were distributed all throughout the area, the local news and media were alerted to the situation, and a community banded together to search for this priceless relic – with a happy conclusion. The car was found, the thieves were apprehended, and Mr. Fontanella was finally returned a vehicle that had been in his family for over 50 years. Every once in a while these kind of happy incidents happen, and it just seems fitting that a 1931 Ford Model A would be the centerpiece of another instant summer memory for an entire community.