Driving through Melvin Village in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire on Saturday August 14th, I was thrilled to see the large number of antique and collectable cars and two antique trucks being displayed at the Melvin Garage and the Village Old Car Shop. It was the Tuftonboro Historical Society’s annual arts and crafts fair.
Now I’ve always loved Melvin Village! The history of this part of Tuftonboro is rich with lore of an old hotel and steamships docking to let off and take on summer folk, as well as the quiet charm of a small New England village on Lake Winnipesaukee. On this absolutely beautiful summer day, I was transported back in time while viewing the restored 1929 Ford Model A Doctor’s Coup, Model T, Texaco truck, the Checker taxi, Pontiac convertible,66 Thunderbird convertible, and Ford Econoline to name just a few of the many on public view or for sale. Boy do I wish I could buy one!
Set in between the antique car dealers is one of the best antique shops in the area, Geez Louise. Mindy Jones, the proprietor, is always upbeat and fun to talk with about antiques or anything else that may be of interest. I wandered in to look at the new old items. Mindy was saying how she loves her location. I can’t blame her for I love going back in time in Melvin Village New Hampshire and you will too.