Hidden automotive treasures in Brooklyn
You never know what you might find behind the garage doors in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Some of them hide exquisite automotive treasures and some of those belong to the guys from the ‘Brooklyn Classics’, a club where there’s group of vintage car enthusiasts.
No vehicle is more treasured or in higher demand among club ranks than the 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air.
Chevrolet produced nearly 750K Bel-Airs between the years of 1950 – 1981.
Club member Hector Rodriguez's blue '57 has won prizes in contests, while Danny Moran's red one has an all-original interior.
Several of the club's cars belong to Moran, who runs a Brooklyn rim and tire shop. His cars all have shiny wheels and fresh rubber.
But the members agree that the roots of the club are mainly social. Justino Gonzalez says it's all about food, friends, and fast cars.
In 2015, the U.S. Auto Aftermarket is valued at an estimated $50B.
Believe it or not, clubs like these aren't hard to find. There’s dozens of car clubs, both big and small throughout Brooklyn and even in the tri-state area.