Seventh Annual UMC Car & Bike Show
The second Saturday in September was a poplar date for automotive enthusiasts and fans of car shows as there were numerous events to choose from. Our choice was the New Hanover UMC Car Show…and we weren’t disappointed.
The annual event, now in its seventh year, benefits “Happy 2 Be Home”, an organization that assists children on ventilators and feeding tubes who desire to be cared for at home. 175 vehicles were entered in the show and a little over $4,000 was raised for “Happy 2 Be Home”.
Special awards were presented for Best Antique, Best Custom, Best Truck, Best Paint, Best GM, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best Import, Best Engine, Best Motorcycle, Best Street Rod, Best Competition, Best Classic Muscle, Best Modern Muscle, Best Street Machine and of course, the coveted Best of Show. In addition, there were Top 40 plaques awarded at day’s end. Needless to say, there were plenty quality vehicles on hand. Next year’s car show is tentatively scheduled for September 8, 2018.
Car Show coordinator Tom Cramsey presents the coveted “Best of Show” trophy to Wes Cassel of Boyertown for his immaculate 1955 Chevy Bel Air custom.
Eleven-year-old Jessica and 8-year-old Elisa Guy strike a pose on Carl Hess’s Harley-Davidson Heritage. The girls are from Boyertown.
Accepting the “Best Street Machine” trophy is Bob Moyer of Gilbertsville. Bob’s entry was a 1966 Chevy.
A classic early Mustang convertible sits alongside of Ken Shellenberger’s 1930 Ford Model A Coupe street rod with Herm Marin’s 1964 Ford Falcon Spirit next in line.
Mike Tralies’ flamed 1998 VW GTi VRG took top honors among the Imports. (Bechtelsville)
Side-by-side Street Rods belonging to Marty Lynch, Jr. (1936 Chevy Coupe) and Marty Lynch (1947 Chevy Aero Sedan).
Wes Cassel’s immaculate 1955 Chevy Bel Air garnered the coveted “Best of Show” trophy.
Jessica, 11, and Elisa Guy, 8, strike a pose on Carl Hess’s Harley-Davidson Heritage.