More than 100 gather for museum car, bike event in Newburg
More than 100 participants gathered May 29 for the third annual Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum Car and Bike Event, which raised funds for the Newburg museum.
Hosted by East Coast Prostreets, the show included awards for many rodders — including members of the Tri-County Cruisers Rod & Custom Car Club.
Paul Harris’ ’70 Cord Convertible, Tony Hall’s ’84 El Camino, Ron Weaver’s ’62 Cadillac and Mike Tompkins’ ’69 Camaro placed in the top 60. Tompkins was also presented with the first Jeep Monachino, Jr., Memorial Award for his dedicated support of the hot rod community.
An automotive painter and body man, Monachino was a member of the Tri-County Cruisers and other local car clubs before his death in June 2011. Described as “a friend to all” in a press release, Monachino’s memory lives on through the award now presented in his honor. Rick Gentry and Lula Todd presented Tompkins — also a close friend of Monachino’s — with his trophy.
Ron Weaver, left, Paul Harris, Tony Hall and Mike Tompkins had vehicles place in the top 60 at the Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum Car and Bike Event, held May 29 in Newburg.
Mike Tompkins was awarded the first Jeep Monachino, Jr., Memorial Award at the Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum Car and Bike Event.