Hartford Autorama 1961

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The Souvenir Pictorial for the 11th annual Hartford Autorama.
John C. Silva, Jr.'s 1941 Mercury club coupe at the 1961 Hartford Autorama. John's award winning custom was chopped, channeled and sectioned. Power came from a 1951 Chrysler Hemi-engine. Photo from the Brian Frederick Photo Collection.
Don Von Dwingelo's 1956 Ford Thunderbird at the 1961 Hartford Autorama. Don's Thunderbird was restyled by Don and Tony Bruskivage. The second version of the car, seen here, was debuted at the 1960 Hartford Autorama. Photo from The Brian Frederick Photo Collection.


The 11th annual Hartford Autorama was held February 22 thru 26, 1961 at the Connecticut State Armory in Hartford, Connecticut.

Cars Attending

Noall Cornwell's 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
Warren Bratmuller 1932 Dodge Coupe
Tom Beccari's 1934 Ford Roadster
Bee Line Automotive's 1940 Willys Coupe
John C. Silva, Jr.'s 1941 Mercury Club Coupe
Bernardo Auto Body's 1948 GMC Pick Up
Frank Bronner's 1952 Ford Customline
Tony Bruskivage's 1952 Lincoln Capri Convertible
Anthony Abato's 1954 Oldsmobile Convertible
Noall Cornwell's 1954 Studebaker Commander Hardtop
Gary Broccoli's 1955 Mercury Monterey
Allan Cataudella's 1956 Ford Convertible
Dominick Alessio's 1956 Ford Victoria
Don Von Dwingelo's 1956 Ford Thunderbird
Peter Chiraluce's 1956 Ford Victoria
Bernardo Auto Body's 1957 Plymouth Convertible
Noall Cornwell's 1958 Go-Cart
Bob Croatti's 1959 Ford Thundrbird
Leo Barnaby, Jr's 1959 Mercury Monterey
Fred and Mike Anderson's 1960 Ford Starliner



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