Cars, cars and more cars at Portsmouth Abbey

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A 1960 Nash Metropolitan, a subcompact car once advertised as “Luxury in Miniature,” was one of the hundreds of vehicles featured in the 58th annual Newport Motor Car Festival at Portsmouth Abbey Sunday. Photo by Jim McGaw.

A 1960 Nash Metropolitan, a subcompact car once advertised as “Luxury in Miniature,” was one of the hundreds of vehicles featured in the 58th annual Newport Motor Car Festival at Portsmouth Abbey Sunday. Photo by Jim McGaw.

PORTSMOUTH — It was a car lover’s dream today at Portsmouth Abbey School.

Hundreds turned out for the 58th annual Newport Motor Car Festival hosted by the Portsmouth Rotary Club. The oldest classic car show on the East Coast is an annual Father’s Day tradition.

Visitors were treated to fine views of Narragansett Bay as they inspected automobiles and motorcycles of all makes and models, some of which dated back more than 100 years.

The Rotary raises about $8,000 to $10,000 annually at the car show for its 25 or so charities in Newport County. The Rotary also awards scholarships of $1,000 each to two Portsmouth High School seniors every year.

View a gallery of photos from today’s show below.

For more about the Portsmouth Rotary, visit www.portsmouthrirotary.com.

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