The Brennity at Melbourne Senior Living Community had their first pre-fathers day car show.

  • Senior Center held Classic Car Show for residents
  • Veterans honored for service at event

Classic cars filled the parking lot, people taking pictures to capture a piece of history. About 75 veterans live in the subdivision but many are too old to drive to car shows, so they decided to bring the car show to them.

It was a day to hear from your local veterans, share stories and learn about how life was back in the 50’s. Bill Antonetz drove a 94-year-old WWII veteran in his 1957 Chevy and said this is a small way to show his appreciation for those who served. 

"If it weren't for them I wouldn't be sitting in this 57 Chevy, there would be this car or any of these other cars," Antonetz said. 

Gilbert Friedenreich, 94, is going down memory lane, sharing his story of serving during WWII for almost four years. 

"I was in the engineering core, helped build an airport in England, went to Whales to get ready for the invasion at the beginning of '44," he explained. 

The Brennity at Melbourne executive director gave a contribution to the Space Coast Honor Flight Saturday during the event.