Cars in a small town play a remarkable role in the character of a community. The older they are, the more people can remember the first owner, and the second, and perhaps a third. They park on our streets as mobile reminders of friends and moments of past adventures, political campaigns, sports teams and other symbols of our local culture, and like the county itself, age with a particular grace.
With Chestertown RiverArts taking a few weeks off this summer with their wonderful Humans of Kent County, the Spy thought it would be fun to document some of the more famous or infamous cars of our community. To disclose the identity of the car owners would make it too easy for our readers. Take a guess and leave a comment below. And submit your own photos of the cars of Kent County with your own stories.
Saab 900 (1978 to 1993)
This Saab 900 has been to more concerts, poetry readings, community theater productions, and musical performances than any living person in Kent County with the exception of its owner. While the Saab has been retired from service for the last few years, it remained for years the ultimate insider clue that a great cultural event was taking place nearby.