The Perks of Alden Sherman

Classic car show 9/22 to benefit Weston Senior Activities Center



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What makes Alden Sherman tick? Cars. Bugattis, Ferraris, Jaguars and Rolls-Royces. He's sharing his personal passion for car collecting to help his community. The second annual Alden Sherman Classic, which will take place on September 22 at Weston High School, will benefit the Weston Senior Activities Center. With wit, charm and attitude, matched only by the style of his cars, Sherman also shows what's under the hood: heart.

We spoke to him about some of his favorite and most memorable cars as well as other antiques he treasures and more...

Destination Cars

  • Bugattis at Palmer’s Market
  • Ferraris at the Black Duck

First Car

1920 Model T from his uncle

Unexpected Graduation Gift

“When I graduated from high school, my uncle gave me $2. I went to a Chevrolet dealer. 1924 Stoudebaker. He asked me how much money you got. I said, 'I got two bucks.' The thing had a new battery and a tank of gas.”

Antique Cabinet

  • Late 1700s Laithe
  • Gear Tooth Machine
  • Salesman Sample: model steam engine
  • Early electric motor
  • Old Typewriter: made by Pope
  • Constitution medical chest: oldest battleship
  • Bugatti pocket watch

Inventions

First 2-speed phonograph and improved and inexpensive turbine

Advice from the ninety-five-year old

“Don’t get old, it ain’t fun.”

Learning to fix cars and make parts?

“I got the competitive things…took them apart…hopefully used the best features. Actually, it was what we could afford.”

Career Lesson

“I was always one of the boys…I kept getting fired…I was pushing too hard…displeased too many people.”

Flying airplanes?

“I was interested in aviation. Knew quite a bit. Met some people…Remember Ruth Nichols. She and Amelia Earhart had the same type of airplane. She was a family friend. So, when I could afford it, I bought an airplane.”

Don't miss the show! More than 200 vehicles will be on hand; including multimillion-dollar cars and vintage motorcycles. It takes place on September 22 from 10 am to 3 pm at Weston High School. John Seigenthaler will serve as master of ceremonies.

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