Seventh An­nual UMC Car & Bike Show

The Boyertown Area Times - - LOCAL NEWS - Sub­mit­ted by Carl Hess

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.

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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.

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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.

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Ac­cept­ing the “Best Street Ma­chine” tro­phy is Bob Moyer of Gil­bertsville. Bob’s en­try was a 1966 Chevy.

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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.

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Mike Tralies’ flamed 1998 VW GTi VRG took top hon­ors among the Im­ports. (Bech­telsville)

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Side-by-side Street Rods be­long­ing to Marty Lynch, Jr. (1936 Chevy Coupe) and Marty Lynch (1947 Chevy Aero Sedan).

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Wes Cas­sel’s im­mac­u­late 1955 Chevy Bel Air gar­nered the cov­eted “Best of Show” tro­phy.

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Jes­sica, 11, and Elisa Guy, 8, strike a pose on Carl Hess’s Har­ley-David­son Her­itage.

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