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Church’s upcoming car show pays tribute to parishioner

By Dean Shalhoup | Oct 8, 2019

NASHUA – Because the late L. Harvey Shaw Jr. was “an important, long-term member of the Church of the Good Shepherd,” as well as “a well-known and respected member” of the local and regional classic-car community, according to people who knew him, it’s only fitting that the church and its congregants host a classic-car show in his memory.

Shaw, a career auto mechanic and lifelong “car guy” who won numerous awards through the years with his 1967 Shelby Cobra and 1956 Mercury Monterey, was 70 when he passed about a year ago at home in Hudson.

Some of his family members are planning to attend the show, which takes place from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday on Main Street between East Pearl and East Hollis streets, according to John Rowntree, a church parishioner and friend of Shaw’s who is among the organizers of the show.

Rowntree said the show will be “co-located” with the weekly downtown Nashua Farmers Market. He said the participating cars will line up on the east side of Main Street, beginning at East Pearl Street and stretching past the church to East Hollis Street.

Car owners can register their vehicles up to and including the day of the show. More information and online registrations are available at www.cgsnashua.org/harvey-shaw-memorial-car-show.

Food will also be available. The rain date is Oct. 20.

All proceeds from the show will be donated to agencies that serve Greater Nashua to help fund their various charitable activities.

Dean Shalhoup may be reached at 594-1256, dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com, or @Telegraph_DeanS.


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