15th an­nual Mohn­ton Navy Yard Car & Bike Show held.

The Southern Berks News - - FRONT PAGE - By Carl Hess For Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

Mother Na­ture has not been very kind to the car show crowd in 2017 but that all seemed to change the sec­ond week­end in June. The cold, rainy weather and dis­mal fore­casts gave way to a Satur­day and Sun­day of bright sun­shine and tem­per­a­tures ris­ing into the high 80s and low 90s.

The 15th An­nual Mohn­ton Navy Yard Car & Bike Show, an an­nual fund rais­ing event pro­moted by the Mohn­tonCumru Lions Club, was held on Sun­day, June 11. About 130 cars, trucks and mo­tor­cy­cles reg­is­tered for the event and com­peted for tro­phies in ten classes in ad­di­tion to the Pres­i­dent’s Award and the cov­eted “Best of Show” honors.

This year’s winners were as fol­lows:

Best pre-1948: Char­lie Boyer - 1934 Ford 3-Win­dow Coupe

Best 1948-1957: Cal­lie Henry/Shane Ott - 1954 Chevy Be­lair Cus­tom

Best 1958-1970: Paul Smith Best 1971-1985: Robert Um­berger 1977 Chevy Corvette

Best 1986-2000: David Smith - 1999 Chevy Corvette

Best 21st Cen­tury: Ron Stanis­law - 2012 Cadil­lac CTSV

Best Truck: Jeff Hahn - 1965 Ford F100 Pickup

Best Spe­cialty: Alan Kaafhold - 1928 Rat Rod Dumptruck

Best Im­port: John Soles - 1991 Porsche 944 S2

Best Bike: Carl Hess - 2011 Har­ley-David­son Her­itage

BEST OF SHOW: Kevin Moyer - 1930 Model A Coupe

PRES­I­DENT’S AWARD: Shawn An­der­son - 1967 Chevy Corvette

Ja­son Youtz’s im­mac­u­late 1957 VW Bug cer­tainly at­tracted a lot of at­ten­tion as it sparkled in the June sun­shine.

Heads turned as Shane Ott pulled onto the Navy Yard show grounds with his five-win­dow, mega-mo­tor street rod.

Here’s some­thing that you don’t see ev­ery day, a 1940 Ban­tam Coupe! This one is owned by Gary Wit­moyer.


One HOT car on one HOT day. Cal­lie Henry rolls onto the show grounds in this flamed cus­tom 1954 Chevy Be­lair. The car took top honors in the Best 1948-1957 class.

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