Summer-Fall 2022 - Going Once, Going Twice...

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THE ULTIMATE CAR GUY

GENERATIONS

Frank Adkins goes one-on-one with ‘Fury Jim’ Rawa .......Page 6

A passion passed down helps keep the hobby alive (part 2)......Page 8

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Summer/Fall 2022 Vol. 33 No. 3 CruisingMagazine.net

Going Once, Going Twice... Mecum Auctions brings rarest in the world to Harrisburg

SNEAK PEEK AT HOT SHOWS • CRUISE CALENDAR


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UNDER THE HOOD... Issue #3 Summer-Fall 2022 Sneak Peek at Hot Shows....................................................................................................5 A Conversation Talk with ‘Fury Jim’ Rawa.................................................................6-7 Generations: Passing the Hobby Down ...................................................................8-9

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Event Spotlight...............................................................................................................10-15 Mecum Auctions Comes to Harrisburg......................................................................11 Cruise Calendar....................................................................................................................17 Show Calendar.....................................................................................................................19 Shiftin Gears..........................................................................................................................23

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July 24: 11th Annual Chicken Run—A Classic Car Cruise Cedarville Fire Department, 30 Maple Avenue, Cedarville, NJ 08311 12-5pm Info: 609-381-5939

September 18: Hagley Car Show Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Greenville, DE 19807 10am-4pm Info: Hagley.org

July 27-30: Mecum Harrisburg Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA 17110 Gates open 8am. Visit website for auction schedules. Info: Mecum.com

September 24: Mobtown Greaseball Key Brewery, 2500 Grays Road, Dundalk, MD 21222 11am start Info: MobtownGreaseball.com

August 5-7: Carlisle Truck Nationals Carlisle Fairgrounds, 100 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 Fri- Sat: 7am-6pm; Sun: 7am-12pm Info: 717-243-7855; CarlisleEvents.com

September 25: Talleyville Fire Company’s 16th Antique & Classic Car Show Concord Mall, 4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 8:30am-3pm Info: Steve Catalano 302-478-1110; TalleyvilleFireCo.org

August 6: 10th Annual Classic Car Cruise-In Benefiting Cancer Support Community Delaware Saint Mark’s High School, 2501 Pike Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 11am-2pm Info: carshows4nonprofits@gmail.com

September 28-October 2: Fall Carlisle Carlisle Fairgrounds, 100 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 Wed Sat: 7am-6pm; Sun: 7am-12pm Info: 717-243-7855; CarlisleEvents.com

August 14: Soul Riders Women With Show Vehicles/Hot Rods VFW Hall #3792, 5695 Summit Bridge Road, Townsend, DE 19734 4-7pm Info: 302-998-5951 or Tony Lewis @ 302-858-3672; comp1deej@yahoo.com August 20: 10th Annual Middletown Peach Festival Car Show MOT Senior Center, 300 S. Scott Street, Middletown, DE 19709 Noon-5pm Info: carshows4nonprofits@gmail.com August 25-27: Corvettes at Carlisle Carlisle Fairgrounds, 100 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 Fri- Sat: 7am-6pm; Sun: 7am-12pm Info: 717-243-7855; CarlisleEvents.com

September 29-30: Carlisle Auctions Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 Starts noon daily Info: 717-243-7855; CarlisleEvents.com October 1: 14th Wings & Wheels Festival Delaware Coastal Airport, 31553 Rudder Lane, Georgetown, DE 19947 10am-4pm Info: 302-856-1544; Georgetowncoc.com October 8: 11th Annual Woodbine Car Show Downtown Woodbine, center of town on Route 550, Woodbine, NJ 08270 9am-3pm Info: Lisa Fisher: 609-780-3088; WCCNJ.org October 15: Victory Church Car Show Victory Christian Fellowship, 100 Wilton Blvd., New Castle, DE 19720 Noon-3pm Info: carshows4nonprofits@gmail.com

September 10: Downtown Millville Car Show High Street next to Broad Street, Millville, NJ 08332 11am-3pm Info: 856-825-2600; Millville-NJ.com September 18: Annual Car & Bike Show & Craft Fair Pinsetter Bar & Bowl, 7111 Maple Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 11am-4pm Info: 856-665-1000 x151; jvazquez@twp.pennsauken.nj.us

October 23: Beers & Gears Car Show Delaware Park, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19804 11am-4pm Info: Scott: 302-363-2086; TRISAWevents@gmail.com

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A shot from the family photo album: Jim and Alyssa Rawa with James and Davilee.

The Ultimate Car Guy A conversation with ‘Fury Jim’ Rawa

By Frank Adkins Photos courtesy Alyssa Rawa

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newspaper article published in 1992 heralded 13-year-old Jim Rawa as a “mechanical prodigy” for the restoration work he had done on his mother’s ’71 Chevelle. Although it might seem this was the first hint of what was to come for the young teen, the trajectory of his life had been set into motion years earlier. “My grandfather and my uncle were both Zenith TV technicians,” Rawa said. “When I was five years old I learned to solder, and I was already fixing radios by taking them apart and replacing the burned out tubes.” Not long afterward, he memorized the color codes for resistors. While in the third grade, he took a high school -level electronics class. “I read a lot of books and car magazines, including all of the car books in the school library,” he said. “Between kindergarten and fourth grade I built several car models, and I studied their individual components.”

Growing up in northern New Jersey, by fourth grade Rawa thought he would become an architect. “I loved Victorian houses. My mom would drive me around and I would take photos of different houses,” he said. “Then I would draw my own houses taking various features from the houses I had photographed.” He was as astute in learning home repair as he was in automobiles and electronics. He watched a plumber replace a water heater when he was 10, and he installed his first water heater two years later. He worked for an electrician 6

between eighth and ninth grades. In retrospect, he said, “I learned what mattered. My Grandpa died when I was 10, and after that I was the man of the house. The things I learned included gardening and how to take care of a home. I had already learned to sew before kindergarten.” Today his skills include carpentry and cabinet making. Rawa began working on his mother’s Chevelle when he was 11. “I took the carburetor apart to see how it worked. Then I put it back together so she wouldn’t know.”


Around that time, she began taking him to junkyards on weekends. There he bought various components to dissect. In the summer after seventh grade, he retrofitted a four-barrel carburetor and manifold as well as HEI electronic ignition in the Chevelle. Soon he began doing similar upgrades to other people’s cars. After filing and re-gapping the points for a stranded motorist with an early Thunderbird, young Rawa was inducted into the Asphalt Angels, a local car club that raised money for charities. “They said I had embodied what the club was about. That was a turning point,” he said. “I went from being very introverted to making announcements on stage as a DJ.” A man by the name of James Montelbano, better known as Jimmy Monte, mentored Rawa. “From 13 on, Jimmy was the closest thing to a father I ever had. His son, Russ, is like a little brother to me.” Jimmy Monte also fostered Rawa’s interest in music, including the late ‘50s “doo-wop” genre. Sadly, he passed away in 2004. One day the swoopy lines of an old car about a mile from his home caught his eye, and he made a point to visit it regularly on his bicycle. Soon he befriended Bob, the owner. The car was a ’57 Plymouth Fury. “It was the most beautiful car I had ever seen,” Rawa said. “Bob is the original owner, and he still has it. I restored it for him years later.” Another gentleman in his area had a ’57 Ford, and soon Rawa was helping him work on it. This man collected juke boxes, which spurred Rawa’s interest in them. He acquired several of the juke boxes in this man’s collection, some of which he has restored. He has also built a custom unit utilizing parts from others as well as some scratch-built pieces and even some bits of automotive trim. While making the rounds in his neighborhood on his bicycle, he often left notes on the cars he found appealing, asking the owners to contact him if they would consider selling them. Soon he purchased a ’72 Malibu. “I worked on it from the time I was in eighth grade, and I got it road ready by the time I turned 16.” He bought his first ’57 Plymouth when he was 16. Six more cars came into his possession before he graduated high school. He bought the Plymouth that eventually became his signature Christine replica while a freshman in college, and he swapped a 440 in place of its original flathead six. “In its first iteration I wanted to replicate the car used in the ‘Suddenly It’s 1960’ Plymouth ad campaign, but after I had painted it white I discovered that the original car had been yellow. After that, I decided to build it as Christine.” The real Christine was an evil red ’58 Plymouth immortalized in the John Carpenter movie, which was based on the Stephen King novel by the same name. When he was 20, the nephew of the recently deceased owner of a 17,000 mile ’72 Pontiac Luxury Le Mans called him. “He explained that every time someone left a note on the car, his aunt would put it in the glovebox. He went through the notes, and since 15 of those notes were from me, he figured I really wanted it, so he called me first.” Rawa kept this car for a number of years, and eventually it served a significant purpose.

A teenage girl named Alyssa was a regular in the local car scene. As her seventeenth birthday approached, she asked Rawa to help her find a good driver after the ’67 Camaro she had her heart set on was no longer available. Unable to find a solid car in her price range, he offered to sell her his low mileage ’72 Luxury Le Mans for a fair price, and he agreed to paint it the color of her choice. Alyssa’s father was an antique furniture dealer. Her parents instilled in her an appreciation and knowledge of all things from bygone eras, including cars and being handy. “I like to think of us as historical preservationists,” she said. She did her own work on the Pontiac over the next 10 years, and she kept in touch with Jim whenever she had questions. The two began dating in 2011, and soon they married and started a family. Their son, James, is eight years old. He talks cars fluently, and he enjoys spending time in the shop working alongside his father as well as on his own projects. Their daughter, Davilee, is five. She enjoys dance and horseback riding as well as spending time in the garage with her dad and brother. Both kids enjoy riding in the old cars and going to shows and cruises with their parents. Recently Alyssa finally acquired a ‘67 Camaro with a V-8 and a rarely seen column-shifted three-speed manual transmission. Rawa builds his own engines, transmissions, and rear axles in addition to doing body, paint, and interior work. Hundreds of cars have passed through his hands — 394 to be exact. He currently owns 85 vehicles, including eleven ’57-’58 Plymouths and many other ’57-’59 Chrysler “Forward Look” cars. He also owns several ‘50s Fords and Lincolns, a Studebaker Commander, a handful of Ramchargers, and his mother’s ’71 Chevelle. His tastes are varied, though he is widely known as an authority on the Exnerera Plymouths, especially Christine movie cars. If you see a family of four traveling in a late ‘50s car while dressed As early as age 13, Jim Rawa was identified as a in period garb, be sure mechanical prodigy. He’s spent the rest of his life proving that assessment was correct. to say hello. They are great folks and a true car family. 7


Left to right: Brian Kapral with his parents — Bob and Pat. Pat is holding a photo of her grandmother Amelia B. Sanders, the original owner of this 1957 Dodge Suburban station wagon. The wagon was found neglected in a garage and the three of them are currently working together to restore it.

GENERATIONS

Part 2

A passion passed down helps keep the hobby alive By Lou Sitaras

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he most heartwarming scene I witness at any local car show is the sharing of knowledge and passion of classic cars from the older generation to the younger one. It’s this passing of the torch that keeps our hobby strong and headed into tomorrow. Yes, the cars may be slightly different for each generation, but the passion — the spark that keeps that fire going — is exactly the same. This year, Cruising Magazine celebrates the passion that is is passed down between older and younger family members in our series Generations. It’s an opportunity to showcase the love and bond that classic cars create between father and son, grandfather and granddaughter, or older and younger siblings. Following is the second installment of this series.

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BOB AND BRIAN KAPRAL In Brian’s own words: “At 15 years old, I bought my first car, a 1982 Datsun 280 ZX turbo fivespeed (great first car for a kid, right?). My dad and I would go to junk yards on weekends locating parts I needed to improve my ride. Seeing how I was now interested in cars, we decided to get an antique car together that we could fix up — a 1971 Buick Skylark GS convertible. “I still remember the car to this day as it was a special car. Numbers matching with a GS 350 motor and a TH350 automatic trans. After that was restored, I felt the need to get my dream car, so I saved up and bought a 1969 Dodge Charger. Dad and I restored this car together as well, and we went above and beyond with my Charger making this an actual show car down to the smallest detail. “Later on, another classic car was located and Dad was the proud new owner of a used 69 GTX convertible. Once he got the car and started doing research on it, we found out that there were only 700 of these cars produced in 1969 and it was the last year for the GTX convertible. At the time, there were only 41 left known to exist out of the 700. Being that the car was in such well-kept shape, we decided to do a full-blown, concoursstyle restoration on the car and make it the best example of this car that there could be. “During the restoration, we each had our ‘ways of doing things’ that led to arguments, however, while we had different approaches, they always ended up with the same end result. He taught me patience as everything not always goes according to plan, but if you make even a little bit of progress on a task, you are still better than you were before and moving forward. “This holds true no matter what you apply it to. Be it working on cars or him and my mom coming over and helping me work on my house, we are pretty much inseparable. Someone in our local fire department said ‘When you get one of us, you get the other one, too.’ “Pretty much no matter what is going on, if you see one of us, the other isn't too far away. We are always out having fun together as with anyone who knows the two of us, we are probably both considered ‘crazy’ in some aspects, but we are having fun doing it. Those fun antics are what makes memories, and those memories last a lifetime. Be it hanging out at a car show together or trying to one up the other one with influencing votes at a show, helping each other with our houses or yard work, or just knowing that you have someone there should something go wrong or something suddenly occur, we always have each other’s back, just like we do in the fire service.”

PAUL GEBAUER SR. & JR. In Paul Jr.’s own words: “Growing up surrounded by cars was a very unique and rewarding experience, but we had our difficult times (late ‘70s early ‘80s). The auto industry provided [for] our family well and later [for] my own family as well. “My father worked as a Chrysler representative in the Philly zone office which led to many cool experiences from riding with Davey Jones in a parade to meeting many drag racers and NASCAR drivers, including the King himself. My father’s job required him to be on the road, so the company provided him ‘field cars.’ Every three months he had a new car

Top: Paul Gebauer Sr. & Jr. loading up a 1971 Plymouth Road Runner together for display at the Philadelphia Auto Show. Below: Paul Gebauer Sr. in his 1967 Plymouth GTX lined up alongside his son, Paul Gebauer Jr., in a1970 Hemi 'Cuda at Maple Grove Raceway.

such as a Barracuda, Road Runner, or Superbird. In later years, it was a Little Red Express truck, 5th Avenue, Cordoba, and then all the front-wheel drive 1980s cars. Lots of cool memories riding in and driving these cars. “We had many family outings focused on car related stuff, and weekend car shows. Macungie was one of my favorites. Hershey, too. “Like most kids I had footballs, baseball mitts, bats, soccer balls … but one of the coolest things that I remember is when my dad brought home some Holley carbs for me to play with. I was around 8 or 9. I took those things apart and reassembled them hundreds of times. “The common bond that is generated by cars and even more so by Mopars is unique and goes pretty deep. Look at you and I, Lou. Mopars brought us together. Only a handful of us had Mopars in high school. None of this would have happened if my dad didn’t work as a zone rep for Chrysler. Even today in his 80s, my dad knows so much and I’m proud that he’s shared his knowledge and love of cars with me.” — In our final issue of the season (on streets mid-September), we will conclude this series dedicated to sharing the classic car hobby. 9


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Cruising Magazine makes every effort to ensure all listings are correct. However, event listings are subject to change. Please call ahead to avoid a wasted trip. ► Every Monday year-round Mighty Joe’s Cruise Nights Mighty Joe’s Gas Grill & Deli, 1231 Route 206, Shamong, NJ 08088 Lineup between 4-4:30pm Every Monday night yearly. Good food, good friends, cool cars. Info: 609-268-0303 Every Tuesday through October Millsboro Dairy Queen Cruz-N Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, 129 Main St, Millsboro, DE 19966 6-9pm Info: Rusty 302-934-7377 Every Tuesday through October Rita’s Ice Kent Island Cruise Rita’s Italian Ice, 210 Kent Landing, Kent Island, MD 21666 5pm- until… Weather Permitting. Come on out to Rita’s Ice on Kent Island and see what old rides show up! Every Tuesday through October Bellmawr Cruise Night Behind Auto Zone at 700 Crescent Blvd, Bellmawr NJ 08031 6pm until? Hosted by the Bellmawr Cruisers. Any make or model. We are the Seinfelds of cars, we do nothing except talk and enjoy cars! Info Doug: 609-820-2290, dlewis44@comcast. net and Jeff Bischoff 856-906-6926 Every Wednesday through November Mr. Bill’s Weekly Cruise Night Mr. Bill’s of Winslow Township, 453 Route 73 South, Hammonton, NJ 08037 5-9:30pm Great food, custard and friends. First 15 cruise cars receive a free small custard! Info: 609-878-3829 Every Friday night All-American Muscle Cars Cruise-In Londonderry Restaurant, 47 Auction Circle, Reedsville, PA 17084 5-8pm Presented by Keystone State Muscle Cars. All makes and models welcome. Lots of awesome cars to see hosted by Tim Drake. Bring a kid to the cruise-in!

Every Friday through October 14 Grotto Pizza Presents 2nd Friday Cruise Nights Grotto Pizza, 309 Auto Park Drive, Middletown, DE !9709 5-9pm Info: carshows4nonprofits@gmail.com Every Friday through October Street Survivors Friday Cruise Nights To the left of Burger King by Tractor Supply, Park 97 East Park Shopping Center, 7988 Crain Highway, Glen Burnie MD 21061 5:30-9pm No Entry Fee. All vehicles allowed. Plenty of parking. Music and 50/50 every week. Car show flyers and club shirts and sweatshirts are available at the trailer. Food available at nearby establishments. Info Tom Pattan 443-838-0948 or Rick 443-829-5658 streetsurvivorsofmaryland.com Every Sunday through October Salisbury Pit & Pub Cruise In Salisbury Pit & Pub, 1147 S. Salisbury Blvd Units 5 & 6, Salisbury, MD 21801 11am-2pm The weekly gathering of great people and amazing cars. It’s a little later in the day so people can do their morning things and still come to a Cruise In. Pub will be featuring specials each week from their amazing menu. Everyone is welcome to stay past 2 in the afternoon and enjoy.

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First Saturdays through October (Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1) Corvette Club Monthly Car Show & Cruise Fox Run Shopping Center, Bear, DE 19701 4-8pm Street Rods, classic, antique, race, trucks and motorcycles. Bring whatever you have! No entry fees. Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music. Info: Bruce Norman: (908) 342-4293 vetteclub.org

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EVENT LISTINGS First Saturdays through October (Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1) Chesapeake Classic Car Club Cruise-In Westside Village Shopping Center next to Chick-Fil-A, Easton, MD 21601 5pm Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, All Vehicles Welcome. Info: info@ccccofeaston.org ccccofeaston.org

Second Saturdays through October (Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8) 2022 Cruise Nights at the Bobcat Creamery The Bobcat Creamery, 117 South Main Street, Manchester, PA 17345 4-8pm through August; then 3-7pm Sept & Oct Presented by Motor Menders Rod & Custom. Rain date is the following Saturday. All vehicles welcome. Dash plaques, 3 trophies, 50/50, Oldies music.

2nd & 4th Wednesdays through September (Aug. 10 & 24, Sept. 14 & 28) Back Road Cruisers VMCCA Chapter Car Cruise & Get Together Next to Post Office, Route 77, Carney’s Point, NJ 08069 5-8pm A nice place to spend a Wednesday night. Doors prizes and a half & half. The food is very good! Come out and enjoy and meet new friends. Handicap Accessible, All Vehicles Welcome. Info: LaVern Warriner 856-308-5921; John Tumolo 856-468-5107 backroadcruisers.net

Third Wednesdays through September (July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21) South Jersey Region AACA Cruise Nights Bobbit Auto, 595 Salem Quinton Road, Salem, NJ 08079 5-8pm Hot dogs and beverages for all drivers who bring their antique auto. Enjoy music by Ed Counsellor and see old friends. Info: Ron Scott 856-629-6085 or Martin Erdner 856-935-0537 sjraaca.com

2nd & 4th Fridays through September (Aug. 12 & 26; Sept. 9 & 23) Historic Smithville Car Cruises Smithville Village Greene, Smithville, NJ 08205 5-8pm Cruise on down to Smithville and hang out! Drive to the side parking lot of the Village Greene and near the red covered bridge, you will see orange cones set up. Move a cone and park your car. 2nd & last Saturdays through October 8 (Aug. 13 & 27; Sept. 10 & 24; Oct. 8) Del Rods Cruise Nights Green Tree Shopping Center, Route 8, Dover, DE 19904 5-8pm Fee, Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, All Vehicles Welcome, Trophies. Sponsored by Hardees. Info: Rich Selig at 302-674-5365 and rsludge47@aol.com delrodscarclub.org

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Second Saturdays through October (Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8) South Jersey Classics Coffee Cruise 52 Harding Highway, Newfield, NJ 08344 9am-12pm South Jersey Classics and South Jersey AACA.

Third Thursdays through September (July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15) Bourbon & Brews Cruise Nights 2001 S. Delaware St., Paulsboro, NJ 08066 5-7:30pm Live music, door prizes food and drink available to purchase. Info: Laura McKay 856-599-0752 & bourbonbrews@icloud.com Third Fridays through October (July 22, Aug 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21) Nostalgia Knights presents Cruisin’ 2022 Racks Pub & Grill, 2021 N. Blackhorse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094 5-9pm Free cruises that include trophies, music, food discounts, door prizes and more. All rides welcome. Monies raised support our Toys for Kids at St. John of God. Handicap Accessible, Kids, Music, All Vehicles Welcome. Info: Bill Nese: 609-381-3249, bn67fairlane@gmail.com; nostalgiaknights.com Third Saturdays through September (July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17) CCDV’s Cruise Nights Parking lot behind The Shops at Valley Square, 1501 Main Street, Warrington, PA 18955 5pm to dusk Presented by the Corvette Club of Delaware Valley. Open to all cars. Free to enter. Music & snacks, 50/50 drawing, trophies.


EVENT LISTINGS Third Sundays through October (July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16) Nostalgia Knights present Great American Free Car Cruise House of Brews American Grill, 3501 NJ-42 #510 (Cross Keys Commons), Turnersville, NJ 08012 12-3pm Located in the Walmart Plaza on the Old Black Horse Pike across from the Turnersville Auto Mall. All rides welcome to these FREE cruises, offering 15% discounts on food, DJ music, 50/50, trophies, door prizes and more. Monies raised support our Toys for Kids at St. John of God. Handicap Accessible. nostalgiaknights.com Third Tuesdays through September (July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20) Delaware Valley Road Runners Car Club Cruise Night Falls Township Community Park, 9125 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, PA 19054 5:30-8:30pm Rain date is the following Tuesday. Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, All Vehicles Welcome, 25 plaques each cruise night. New members always welcome. Info: Len: 215-510-6629, lenpribish@hotmail.com delawarevalleyroadrunners.com

August 28 (Sunday) Rain Date: September 11 13th Annual Salute to Our Veterans Car Cruise New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home, 524 NW Blvd., Vineland, NJ 08360 10am Proceeds benefit the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home. Donations accepted throughout the day. Presented by Nostalgia Knights Classic Car Club South Jersey Cruises Association and Cruisin’92.1 Radio with D.J. Steve Tatz. Special thanks to the Fox family. $5 donation per vehicle at the fate. Extra money accepted! Music, food 50/50. All classic rides welcome. Motorcycles welcome. Our staff will park you quickly, but we cannot reserve spaces. Info: John 856-498-6440 or Bill 609-381-3249 November 12 (Saturday) Bourbon & Brews Toys for Tots Cruise 2001 S. Delaware Street, Paulsboro, NJ 08066 1-4pm Live music, door prizes food and drink available to purchase. Info: Laura McKay 856-599-0752 & bourbonbrews@icloud.com

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Fire trucks, Jeeps, Corvettes, muscle cars, hot rods and antiques. No entrance fee, no trophies, no judging. Outdoor vendors on site. Music by WVLT’s Big Al’s Warehouse. Come out and join us in a great day of food, music and fun. Info: 609-381-5939 July 27-30 (Wednesday-Saturday) Mecum Harrisburg Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA 17110 Gates open 8am. Visit website for auction schedules. World-famous Mecum Auction comes to Harrisburg and will feature 1200 vehicles, including collector cars, motorcycles and road art. Advances tickets $20 per day. $30 per person once auction starts, per day. Mecum.com

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EVENT LISTINGS July 30 (Saturday) 7th Annual St. Paul School Car Show Rain date: Aug. 6 St. Paul, 250 James St., Burlington, NJ 08016 9am-2pm Preregistration strongly suggested. Free coffee/ tea and donut, DJ, indoor restrooms, cafeteria with A/C, catered lunch available. Raffles, games and giveaways. Info: George 609-234-5135; Lisa 609-820-2719 or stpaulburlington@gmail.com August 5-7 (Friday- Sunday) Carlisle Truck Nationals Carlisle Fairgrounds, 100 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 Fri- Sat: 7am-6pm; Sun: 7am-12pm Presented by A & A Auto Stores. Kids under 12 free! Event held rain or shine. Info: 717-243-7855; CarlisleEvents.com August 6 (Saturday) 10th Annual Classic Car Cruise-In Benefiting Cancer Support Community Delaware Rain date: Aug. 7 Saint Mark’s High School, 2501 Pike Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 11am-2pm All makes & models. 50/50, DJ, food trucks. Info: carshows4nonprofits@gmail.com

August 13 (Saturday) Hub Club Rotary Car, Truck & Bike Show Lake Forest N. Elementary School, 319 E. Main St. Felton, DE 19943 9am-1:30pm Open to all cars, trucks and bikes. Dash plaques for first 50 entries. Food, DJ music, 50/50, silent auction. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. Free admission to public. Info: Tee Bell 302-249-0140; bttbell@comcast.net August 14 (Sunday) Soul Riders Auto Club’s Car Show—Women with Show Vehicles/Hot Rods VFW Hall #3792, 5695 Summit Bridge Road, Townsend, DE 19734 4-7pm Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, Trophies. Info: 302-998-5951 or Tony @ 302-858-3672; comp1deej@yahoo.com August 14 (Sunday) Veterans Car Show Rack’s Bar & Grill, 2021 North Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094 10am-2pm Presented by Hot Rod Garage. Trophies, Prizes, Giveaways, 50/50, t-shirts. Info: Dan 856-417-2669; HRGperformance.com

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August 20 (Saturday) 10th Middletown Peach Festival Car Show MOT Senior Center, 300 S. Scott Street, Middletown, DE 19709 12-5 pm Due to the Parade, we will be staging the cars at the Farmers Market (701 North Broad Street Middletown DE 19709) to make it easier to enter the festival. All vehicles must be in place by 11am at the Farmers Market for staging. People who are entered in the parade can come to the staging area immediately after the parade. Rain or Shine Info: LaBarre Everette 302-983-6966 & carshows4nonprofits@gmail.com August 25-27 (Friday-Sunday) Corvettes at Carlisle Carlisle Fairgrounds, 100 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 Fri- Sat: 7am-6pm; Sun: 7am-12pm Kids under 12 free! Event held rain or shine. Info: 717-243-7855; CarlisleEvents.com September 5 (Monday) DVRR Labor Day Car Show Falls Township Community Park, 9061 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, PA 19054 10am-2pm Info: Len Pribish at 215-510-6629

September 10 (Saturday) Downtown Millville Car Show Rain date: Sept. 17 High Street next to Broad Street, Millville, NJ 08332 11am-3pm Presented by Century Savings Bank in partnership with the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce. Registration begins at 9am. Special 31st anniversary special for car enthusiasts. Food truck and kids zone. Info: 856-825-2600 Millville-nj.com September 10 (Saturday) Draggin Wagons Car, Truck & Bike Show Honeybrook Gardens, 3920 Horseshoe Pike, Honeybrook, PA 19344 10am-2pm Check Facebook for any changes. $15 vehicle donation at the gate. Category plaques awarded and Club President Choice. Music, 50/50, gift basket raffle, food & drink. All proceeds go to local charities in the Tri-County area. Info: Ron Francis ron@ronfrancis.com

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Antique & Classic Car Show

Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:30AM-3:00PM Rain Date: October 2, 2022

Judging until 2:00PM Trophy Presentation at 2:30PM Fire Safety Fair & Open House

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EVENT LISTINGS September 11 (Sunday) Golden Classics of South Jersey 20th Annual Car Show Rain date: Sept. 18 16 Old Cohansey Road, Bridgeton, NJ 08302 9am-3pm Hit & Miss Engine Show, dash plaques and trophies, DJ Dave Summer, arts and crafts, Chinese auction. Free registration and admission. Info: 856-451-3994 or 856-498-4285 September 11 (Sunday) 41st Annual Holman Mustang and Ford Fall Car Show Rain date: Sept. 18 ARI Technology & Innovation Center, 2001 Bishops Gate Blvd., Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 9am-1pm Presented by the South Jersey Mustang Club. Registration from 9-11am; judging from 11am-1pm. Open to all Ford products (must be Ford powered). Trophies to all 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners- must be present ot win. Stock Mustang classes are judged; other classes are popular vote. Free t-shirt and dash plaques to registered vehicles while they last. September 17 (Saturday) Chariots of Fire Fall Fest Car Show Rain date: Oct. 1 Classic Auto Mall, 6180 Morgantown Road, Morgantown, PA 19543 10am-3pm 400 Barn finds on display inside. 2,500 vehicle capacity outside. Great variety of all vehicles. Info: Pastor Lawrence Weed: 610-322-1622, pastorweed@hotmail.com; chariots-of-fire.org September 18 (Sunday) Annual Car & Bike Show & Craft Fair Rain date Sept. 25 Pinsetter Bar & Bowl, 7111 Maple Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 11am-4pm Presented by Pennsauken Township and Pinsetter with food, DJ music, live music, large screen football viewing area. Awards in every class. All spectators free. Info: Juan Vazquez; 856-665-1000 x151; jvazquez@twp.pennsauken.nj.us September 18 (Sunday) Hagley Car Show Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Greenville, DE 19807 10am-4pm Theme: “General Motors – The DuPont Years.” Experience the wonders of automotive innovation. Browse through more than 500 antique and restored cars that date from the early 1990s all the way back to the early twentieth century. The show features vehicle parades, motoring music, video and pedal car racing, and a food court. Free for Hagley members. Info: Hagley.org

September 18 (Sunday) Autism Awareness Fundraiser Car Show Rain date :Sept. 24 Rack’s Bar & Grill, 2021 North Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094 10am-2pm Presented by Hot Rod Garage. Brunch & photos with the Easter bunny and egg hunt! Trophies, Prizes, Giveaways, 50/50, t-shirts. All proceeds go to fund the Kids Prom. Info: Dan 856-417-2669 or 856-875-9700 Hrgperformance.com

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THE GREATER MILLVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 31ST 31st ANNIVERSARY

September 24-25 (Saturday & Sunday) Wildwood Fall Boardwalk Classic Car Show Wildwood Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260 10am-3pm Register for our Fall Boardwalk Classic Car Shows and compete in our “Boardwalk Top” winner category! Win cash prizes, door prizes and trophies! Wildwood Motor Events supports local businesses within our community; register as a car show participant and receive exclusive discounts and offers from local restaurants and businesses to enjoy while in town! Info: 609-778-7887 Wildwoodmotoreventsnj.com September 24 (Saturday) Mobtown Greaseball Key Brewery, 2500 Grays Road, Dundalk, MD 21222 11am start A “Car Kulture” celebration live music and prize giveaways. Awards for Furthest Travel, Baddest Bomb, and a Pinup Contest. Cars must be 1969 or older. Rain or shine event. Info: MobtownGreaseball.com September 24 (Saturday) See You in September Car and Truck Show Brackman Middle School, 600 Barnegat Blvd., Barnegat, NJ 08005 9am-2pm Presented by Sentimental Cruisers and Barnegat Rec. Trophies, Top 25 including Mayor’s Choice, Best in Show, People’s Choice, Sponsor Choice and Club Participation. Food trucks, ice cream truck, dash plaques to first 100 registered vehicles. 50s & 60s music. Info: 609-971-6351 and sentimentalcruiserscc@gmail.com September 25 (Sunday) 16th Antique & Classic Car Show Concord Mall, 4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 8:30am-3pm Presented by Talleyville Fire Co. A benefit for Ronald McDonald House of DE. All cars welcome. Fire Safety Fair and Open House. Free popcorn & drinks. Food Trucks. Antique fire trucks. Info: Steve Catalano 302-478-1110 TalleyvilleFireCo.org 21


EVENT LISTINGS September 25 (Sunday) Soul Riders Auto Club’s Car Shows VFW Hall #3792, 5695 Summit Bridge Road, Townsend, DE 19734 11am-3pm Collecting socks, underwear, and other item for men, women & children in shelters. Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, Trophies. Info: 302-998-5951 or Tony Lewis @ 302-8583672; comp1deej@yahoo.com September 28-October 2 (Wed.-Sunday) Fall Carlisle Carlisle Fairgrounds, 100 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 Wed- Sat: 7am-6pm; Sun: 7am-12pm Presented by eBay Motors. Kids under 12 free! Event held rain or shine. Info: 717-243-7855 CarlisleEvents.com September 29-30 (Thursday-Friday) Carlisle Auctions Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 Starts noon daily. Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction. Kids under 12 free! Event held rain or shine. Info: 717-243-7855 CarlisleEvents.com

October 1 (Saturday) 14th Wings & Wheels Fall Festival Delaware Coastal Airport, 31553 Rudder Lane, Georgetown, DE 19947 10am-4pm All makes and models welcome. Over 30 trophies in 7 classes. Registration $20 per car. Vintage plane fly-in and car show. Military displays, pilot competitions, craft & food vendors. Presented by Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, DE Aviation Museum & HVCCDE Preregister at hvccde.com Info: 302-856-1544 Georgetowncoc.com October 2 (Sunday) Breast Cancer Car Show Rain date: Oct. 8 Rack’s Bar & Grill, 2021 North Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094 10am-2pm Presented by Hot Rod Garage. Trophies, Prizes, Giveaways, 50/50, t-shirts. Info: Dan 856-417-2669 or 856-875-9700 Hrgperformance.com

Twisted Restorations LLC Mopar Restoration Specialists Contact us at: Twistedrestos@gmail.com 302-217-3118

Tune Up & Maintenance Interior and Upholstery Aftermarket AC Systems Disc Brake Conversion Holley Sniper Fuel Injection Conversions  Dash Restoration  Stripes  Electrical Repair     

October 8 (Saturday) Woodbine Car Show Rain date: Oct. 9 Downtown Woodbine, center of town on Route 550, Woodbine, NJ 08270 9am-3pm Great event! Swap meet, cars, antiques, tools, auto-related dealers welcome. Show cars, antiques, muscle cars, race cars, military vehicles. All vehicles must have a UL approved fire extinguisher. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kids, music, trophies, vendors welcome. Info: Lisa Fisher 609-780-3088; WCCNJ.org October 15 (Saturday) 2nd Annual Victory Church Car Show Rain date Oct. 15 Victory Christian Fellowship, 100 Wilton Blvd., New Castle, DE 19720 Noon-3pm Info: carshows4nonprofits@gmail.com October 15 (Saturday) Chariots of Fire Car Show Rain date: Oct. 22 Classic Auto Mall, 6180 Morgantown Road, Morgantown, PA 19543 10am-3pm Info: Pastor Lawrence Weed: 610-322-1622, pastorweed@hotmail.com; chariots-of-fire.org

October 23 (Sunday) Beers and Gears Fall Car Show Delaware Park, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19804 11am-4pm All years makes and models. Free Admission for spectators. Fee, Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music. Over 450 Trophies awarded. Info: Scott: 302-363-2086 or 800-41-SLOTS; TRISAWevents@gmail.com; delawarepark.com October 29 (Saturday) Del Rods Fall Wrap-Up Show Rain date Oct. 30 Greentree Plaza, Route 8, Dover, DE 19904 10am-2pm (registration closes at noon). Sponsored by Hardees. Delrodscarclub.org

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October 22 (Saturday) DVRR Car Show Rain date: Oct. 23 Falls Township Community Park, 9061 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, PA 19054 2-6pm Over 70 Awards, Food, Music, Auction, Best Decorated Car, Best Costume. Info: Len Pribish 215-510-6629; lenpribish@hotmail.com


GREATER WOODBINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 11th Annual

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By Ben Notaro • red63vetnj@comcast.net

ell, the electric vehicle concept is starting to creep into our lives through every car, truck and bicycle manufacturer in the country. This writer has grown up with vehicles that have names synonymous with horsepower and kick-booty engines. They all had one thing in common. They ran on gasoline! Now, having started my column with a lead-in, let me give you my thoughts on EVs (electric vehicles). These comments reflect my opinion — everyone has the right to have counter beliefs. Let me start off by sharing how I came to my opinion on the electric ride. I have owned my 1963 Corvette since 1974. It’s a 327-cubic-inch-powered, all-engine, no-creaturecomforts ride. You start it up and it eventually cooperates. You now have the lubbing sound of a fuel-consuming, carbon monoxide-spewing engine. It’s music and perfume for us old car guys. To continue, I now receive a copy of an all-Corvette publication I subscribe to and, lo and behold, up pops an article on the EV Corvette. An EV Vette to me and perhaps many others is the spine-tingling reality that this electric car thing has now crossed over into my world. It’s like I saw other companies state they are going electric, but a plug-in Corvette … NO! GM has announced that there will be an EV, traditional motor and a hybrid Vette in the next year. Well, I know it’s a sign of the times and I know about how electric has instant power and torque and all the other stuff, but it’s hard to take no sounds of raw horsepower and now no smells of petrol fumes. To those of us who grew up in the golden age of American muscle, a performance car was a machine that stimulates one’s senses. Think about it, the first sense that comes into play is the sense of sight. That would be the looks of a cool ride with lots of pizzazz and style. Then the ignition key is turned, and the sound of a sleeping engine roars to life. Lots of noise follows, with that distinct sound from a hot cam and/or throaty exhaust pitch. An internal combustion engine car will definitely get you to absorb the odor of expelled exhaust gases and maybe some unspent fuel. It’s like perfume (au de petrol). A muscle car with a traditional motor has something we can feel to the touch. A driver holds on the steering wheel and shift lever and you can feel the engine vibrating right into your nerve endings. Finally, you can taste the sensation of a cool motor because like a fine wine or a stout beer, there just ain’t nothing like the real thing. The EV is here and you can shout up into the rafters about its good merits. It is your most profound right to do. But for many of us traditional cruisers, well, we prefer to hang on to our gasoline-drinking machines.

Department of Fish and Wildlife Services: Gotta love the Barracuda, Marlin and Cougar…need to see more of them. Department of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: There’s no cure for cruisin’ car fever. Department of Energy: Are there EV charging stations along Route 66? I’m asking for a friend.

Oct. 8, 2022 • 9am - 3pm

Route 550 in Woodbine Rain Date: Oct. 9 SHOW CARS, ANTIQUES, MUSCLE CARS, RACE CARS, MILITARY VEHICLES, ANYTHING ANTIQUE, ARE WELCOME!

SWAP MEET Cars, Antiques, Tools, Auto Related Dealers WELCOME!

VENDORS ADMITTED AT 7AM (must be in by 9am) VENDOR SPACES ARE 12’ x 12’. VENDORS MUST CALL FIRST!

Vehicle Pre-Registraion Fee is $15 by Oct. 1 $20 at the Show

ALL VEHICLES MUST HAVE A UL APPROVED FIRE EXTINGUISHER! NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES!

FOR MORE INFOMATION CALL: LISA - 609-780-3088 Pre-Registration Form Name:________________________________________________________ Street:_______________________City/State/Zip_____________________ Year:___________Make:___________________Model:________________ Phone #________________________Email:_________________________ Signature:___________________________ Amount Enclosed $________ Mail Application & Make Checks Payable to: GWCC, P.O. Box 792, Woodbine, NJ, 08270

VISIT US AT: www.wccnj.org

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