Mustang Club’s Trunk or Treat Car Show sees record cars
Event raises $6,100 for Disabled American Veterans
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
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
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.