Mustang Show raises $2K for di­a­betes re­search

Berks County Mustang Car Club hosts the 2017 Halde­man Ford Car Show

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - FRONT PAGE - By Carl Hess

Early morn­ing rains damp­ened the park­ing lot at Halde­man Ford but not the en­thu­si­asm of the Berks County Mustang Car Club who pro­moted the an­nual Halde­man Ford Car Show on Satur­day, June 17. De­spite the rain and sub­se­quent high hu­mid­ity level, the show at­tracted 88 en­tries.

The event raised $2,000 for this year’s bene­fac­tor, the Ju­ve­nile Di­a­betes Re­search Foun­da­tion, which is a global or­ga­ni­za­tion fund­ing type 1 Di­a­betes re­search.

Dur­ing the show, Chris­tine Ga­bel of the Ju­ve­nile Di­a­betes Re­search Foun­da­tion pub­licly thanked Todd Halde­man for host­ing the car show at his deal­er­ship in Kutz­town and the Berks County Mustang Car Club for run­ning the event which ben­e­fit­ted the Ju­ve­nile Di­a­betes Re­search Foun­da­tion.

Award win­ners:

1959 and Older: Ge­orge Bryde 1957 Chevrolet BelAir 1960 to 1969: Dou­glas Rapp 1963 Ford Fal­con Ranchero 1970 to 1979: Rich Schaller 1970 Mer­cury Cy­clone Spoiler 1980 to 1989: Owen Server 1988 Ford Ranger 1990 to 1999: Kevin Sem­mel 1994 Ford Mustang GT 2000 to 2009: JJ Slon­aker -

2005 Ford Mustang 2010 to Present: Eric Hawk - 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Spe­cial In­ter­est: Teresa Glahn - 2006 Ford Mustang GT Mo­tor­cy­cle: Tri­cia Knauss - 2015 Suzuki GSX Berks County Mustang Car Club: Don Hugh­man­ick - 1969 Mustang Lim­ited Edi­tion 600 Ad­di­tional “Top Pick” Awards went to Terry Hart­man, Alice Slishet, Barry Moyer, Denise Ku­rutz, Margie Kemp, Dan Miller, David Small, Beth Luck­en­bill, Joe Rama, Joseph Bal­ber­chak, Jeff Du­plak, Robert Swartzell, Sherry Croll, Eric Messina, Marty Werner, Steve Fry, Jeff Ar­mao, Sue Hugh­man­ick, Joe Eisen­hart and Richard Balthaser.

Spe­cial awards:

Di­a­mond in the Rough: Owen Server - 1988 Ford Ranger Joe Cool Award: Tom Wit­mer - 1940 Ford Tu­dor Sedan Best Aban­doned Brand: Alana Li­enti - 1976 Pon­tiac Fire­bird Fresh Off the Lot: Jeff Du­plak - 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Best Theme: JJ Slon­aker 2005 Ford Mustang

Top awards:

Kids Choice: Jes­sica Messina - 1966 SVT Co­bra Mustang BCMCC Pres­i­dent’s Choice: Tom Wit­mer 1940 Ford Tu­dor Sedan Halde­man Ford’s Choice: Jeff Ar­mao - 2007 Ford Shelby GT Best of Show: Rich Schaller - 1970 Mer­cury Cy­clone Spoiler


What a Beauty! Eric Hawk’s 2013 Ford Shelby GT500, which is one of only five with that blue on red paint scheme, topped the 2010 to Present class.

Deb and Larry LaFaver sit and chat in the Berks County Mustang Car Club park­ing area.

The an­nual event which is open to all makes and mod­els al­ways at­tracts a good num­ber of Mus­tangs. That’s Eric Messina’s 2015 Ford Mustang GT flank­ing this row of 2010 to Present ve­hi­cles.

They just don’t make ‘em like that any more! This is the in­te­rior of Tom Wit­mer’s 1940 Ford Tu­dor Sedan. Tom went home with both the Berks County Mustang Car Club Pres­i­dent’s Choice and Joe Cool awards.


Berks County Mustang Car Club Pres­i­dent Don Hugh­man­ick (right) presents the cov­eted Best of Show award to Rich Shaller for his im­mac­u­late 1970 Mer­cury Cy­clone Spoiler.

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