Mustang Show raises $2K for diabetes research
Berks County Mustang Car Club hosts the 2017 Haldeman Ford Car Show
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.
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.
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
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.