This past Saturday was an exciting day for Babb, Inc. as we helped sponsor Allegheny West’s Car Show, “Alleys, Axles, and Ales”; a self-guided tour through the back streets and alleys of our neighborhood.
At each garage on the tour, the owners would exhibit their classic automobiles and provide a sampling of beer from local breweries (Penn Brewery, East End Brewing, and War Street Brewery) and plenty of shop talk. There were so many amazing cars to see from vintage Mustangs and Firebirds, to a newer Mercedes CLS and Corvettes. One owner was rebuilding his 1969 Maserati Mistral Spyder that he has owned for over 40 years. Another great surprise was from SMARTSolution Technologies’ owner, Mitchell Schwartz, who displayed a classic 1979 Airstream Motorhome that he allowed visitors to explore.
At our building, the Blitzburgh Hideaway, where we usually host tailgate parties, was open to visitors. Within Blitzburgh, we had a 1956 Bentley with original paint and built in picnic tables, on display. Funny enough, the owner used to display a jar of Grey Poupon on one of the picnic tables. Attendees of the event were welcome to bring their own classic car and park in our parking lot. Hott Dawgz set up shop in the back of the lot and provided excellent food for the event.
The event was a new one for Allegheny West, but was received well by the guests and volunteers. We hope to be part of it again!