Residents rev their engines for Dad’s Day


On Sunday, rubber hit the pavement in appreciation of fathers.

At the Merrick Long Island Rail Road station on Father’s Day, sunlight sparkled off of hundreds of cars. The Car Show is an annual event organized by the Nassau County Sheriff’s Correction Officers Benevolent Association. It benefits their Widows and Children’s Fund, which was established in 2006 to support the families of late correction officers.

Long Island residents flocked to the event and were met with colorful paint jobs on cars that ranged from retro to new. Some gave fathers a flash to the past — such as a 1961 Mercury Rocket with accompanying fast food tray — while others boasted unique, eye-catching designs.