Wheels of Change

60s Celebrated at Summer’s Solstice at SAM

Event Coverage Photos: Cathy Duffy…
… and Arthur Gonick

SARATOGA SPRINGS – All I had to do was look skyward, as I cruised to the Saratoga Automobile Museum, to know it was going to be a fantastic night.

Spa State Park – Friday, June 21

It was the summer solstice after all, and the crisp, yet warm evening was a perfect platform for feeling nostalgic. First, I remembered why I moved here! In large part for nights like these.

Nostalgia for nights where your best girl or guy would say: “How ’bout we put the top down tonight, Honey?”

And, of course you would agree.

Agree because, not only did you want nights like these to last forever, but when you grew up in the 1960s you believed that nights like these would last forever…

But of course, the 60s were to be a decade of change. As the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s (SAM) website put it, the 60s were “one of the most tumultuous and divisive decades in world history, marked by the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, political assassinations and the emerging “generation gap.”

“In stark contrast to the 1950s the Auto-Industry also saw dramatic changes. Styling, safety, size and so much more evolved.”

– Source: http://www.saratogaautomuseum.org/wheels-of-change

Last Friday’s gala celebrated both that evolution and the nostalgia surrounding that time. Every small detail was covered, down to the Mary Jane and Now + Later candies:

All in all, it was a top shelf – “top down” evening. Enjoy the gallery.

Arthur Gonick – June 27, 2019

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