Mus­tang Club’s Trunk or Treat Car Show sees record cars

Event raises $6,100 for Dis­abled Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans

The Southern Berks News - - EDUCATION - By Carl Hess

Mother Na­ture, who has not been kind to car shows and other week­end events this year, dished up a nasty cold and windy day on Oct. 21 for the 2018 Ca­bela’s Car Show in Tilden Town­ship.

How­ever, the weather did lit­tle to de­ter the de­ter­mi­na­tion of car en­thu­si­asts or the mem­bers of the Berks County Mus­tang Car Club that pro­moted and manned the event.

A record 488 cars, trucks and mo­tor­cy­cles turned out for the event which ben­e­fits Dis­abled Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans. Reg­is­tra­tion topped 500 when in­clud­ing pre-reg­is­tered cars that didn’t show up. At­ten­dees came from as far away as New York City, West Ch­ester, Philadel­phia, Carlisle, South­ern York County, Le­high­ton and be­yond.

The Berks County Mus­tang Car Club Ca­bela’s Car Show pre­cedes Hal­loween and as such, the show was des­ig­nated a “Trunk and Treat” event where many of the par­tic­i­pants dec­o­rate their rides for the sea­son and have buck­ets or baskets of treats in­cluded with their dis­play. Need­less to say, this is very pop­u­lar with the kids and many showed up in cos­tume to join in the fun.

In ad­di­tion to the car show there were 43 items in the Chi­nese Auc­tion, a 50/50 draw­ing with a pair of win­ners each tak­ing home $90 and over 40 awards and tro­phies for the car show par­tic­i­pants as listed be­low. Top picks – Cho­sen by BCMCCI Mem­bers

Joe Mi­lan – 1969 Plymouth Run­ner

Tim Porta – 1965 Ford Fal­con

Alaina and Joe Li­enti – 1978 Pon­tiac Trans Am Bruce Disk­son – 1982 Hahn Firetruck

Cathy Hertz – 1953 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck

Joe Pasquale – 1934 Chevy Coupe

Kevin Shelly – 1967 Plymouth

Bar­racuda Bradley Younker – 1966 Ford Bronco

Nate Wenger – 1978 Ford F-250 Pickup Truck

Jodi & Bill Wolfe – 2013 Jeep Wran­gler Jes­sica Kemp – 1974 Dodge Dart

Paul & Randi – 1955 Ford Thun­der­bird

Jef­fery Hart­man – 1959 Chevy Apache

James Fausacht – 1970 Oldsmo­bile 442

Tony Romito – 1970 Plymouth GTX

Kevin Kaplafka – 1955 Chevy Sedan

Rich Cony – 1951 Dodge M37 Truck

Jim Wolf­gang – 1968 Pon­tiac GTO

Dan Smal­ley – 1969 Pon­tiac GTO

Alan Kennedy – 2016 Jeep Wran­gler

Mel­lissa Aungst – 1965 Ford Mus­tang

Michael Barker – 2012 Jeep Ru­bi­con

Bob Sch­mehl – 1961 Ford Fal­con

Rich Schaller – 1970 Mer­cury Cy­clone Spoiler Steve Chaz – 1969 Dodge Charger

Berks County Mus­tang Car Club Top Picks – Cho­sen by se­lect show at­ten­dees Bob Zop­pel – 1968 Shelby Mus­tang GT-350

Chris Hil­bert – 2006 Ford Mus­tang GT

Ken Ei­gen­brod – 1967 Ford Mus­tang GT 427

Joe Eisen­hart – 1993 Mus­tang GT Con­vert­ible

Jeff Ar­mao – 2007 Ford Mus­tang Shelby GT

Spe­cial Awards

Coolest Mo­tor­cy­cle – Mark Meck­ers – 2013 Boss Hoss Coolest Im­port – Matt Fredricks – 1987 Subaru Brat Coolest Hal­loween Theme – Alan Kennedy – 2016 Jeep Wranger

Coolest Truck – An­drew Stout – 2006 Peter­built Best Aban­doned Brand – Karl Billing – 1953 Hud­son Hor­net

Di­a­mond In The Rough – Johnathan Trumbo – 1948 DeSoto Cus­tom

Most Orig­i­nal An­tique Car – Chris Mohl – 1929 Ford Model A

Most Orig­i­nal Clas­sic

Mus­tang – Kevin Bollinger – 1970 Ford Mus­tang

Kids Choice – Marty Werner – 1965 Ford Mus­tang

Top Awards

Ca­bela’s Pick – Scott and Au­drey Scha­ef­fer – 1969 Ca­maro RS

Berks County Mus­tang Car Club Pres­i­dent Pick – Richard Andi­etta – 1969

Mer­cury Cy­clone 428CJ Best in Show – Cathy Hertz – 1953 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck

The big win­ner of the day had to be the Dis­abled Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans as a check for $6,100 was pre­sented to DAV rep­re­sen­ta­tives at day’s end. All in all, a great day… so take THAT Mother Na­ture!


Par­tic­i­pants and spec­ta­tors were bun­dled-up for the car show but many kids came with their Hal­loween buck­ets and bags to gather candy and other good­ies at the “Truck and Treat” event.

The ride to the show in Jim Gil­bert’s open 1923 Ford T-Bucket street rod must have been CHILL­ING TO THE BONE.

Denise Ku­rutz of Kutz­town al­ways gets into the spirit of the events in which she par­tic­i­pates and this time was no ex­cep­tion. Denise dressed up as a Cave Woman. By day’s end, she must have wished her tribe had dis­cov­ered fire be­cause it was cer­tainly a cold and windy day.

This 2013 Jeep Wran­gler Un­lim­ited Ru­bi­con and the Chevy truck parked next to it drew the at­ten­tion of ev­ery­one that walked past their unique dis­play of the ve­hi­cles dur­ing the Berks County Mus­tang Car Club Trunk or Treat Car Show at Ca­bela’s in Tilden Town­ship.

Alan Kennedy re­ally got into the spirit of Hal­loween and dec­o­rated his 2016 Jeep Wran­gler Ru­bi­con to the hilt. Alan won the “Coolest Hal­loween Theme” tro­phy at Berks County Mus­tang Car Club’s Trunk or Treat Car Show at Ca­bela’s in Tilden Town­ship.

Ger­ald Fas­nacht’s wife Ginny and her best buddy, “Jack” are stay­ing toasty warm in Gerry’s 1952 Cadil­lac Coupe de Ville.

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