Camaraderie and love of cars powers Black Road Auto Club through the years

A love of old cars has greased the wheels of a long-time Stamford club for decades, and its members are sharing their passion with the public at a special event.
The Black Road Auto Club has held a weekly cruise night in the Burger King parking lot for more than 35 years, drawing auto enthusiasts young and old. But the roots of this gearhead get-together go back even further -- to 1957.
It started with 26 high schoolers who hung around together in the Stillwater Road area and would build modified cars. Those "good old days" paved the way for more decades later, with new members coming on.
Their love of cars hasn't waned. It's a tradition that's staying the course more than 60 years after the start, with the guys still behind the wheel. 
"When we get into these cars, we're not 79. We're much younger than that," explains club member Jim Ferrara.
On Sunday, Aug. 29, the public can check out the club's cars and dozens more at Columbus Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Synergy1 Holdings is hosting "Cruising Stamford,"  a car show featuring vintage to early '80s automobiles. The city will also honors club members who served in the military during the event.  Attendance is free. (NOTE: The event had been planned for Aug. 22 but has been postponed due to weather.)