More than 70 cars were fielded for the Seventh Annual Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co. Classic Car Show held Saturday on fire company grounds, making it a great day for everyone to see some snazzy cars.
For Fred Savarese of Kresgeville, it was a great day to relax and talk to old friends.
Savarese likely had the most unique vehicle fielded, a 1953 Willy's Jeep, which he painted olive drab in honor of the troops.
"I have it 26 years," he said. "It's older than my daughter."
Savarese said the vehicle is not street legal. "I used to show it and then I started mud racing with it."
Savarese said that he flipped it and cracked the Jeep body, which he replaced. Savarese said the Jeep didn't have a speedometer and that if it would, he could not have read it anyway because the truck bounces so much.
"This is the third body," he said. "I'm done with racing and I'm back to showing."
Saverese said that the he hand built the Jeep.
Saverese was one of the winners in the show. Other winners were: Tim Seltzer, Lehighton, 1970 Pontiac GTO; Ronnie and Carol Hillegrass, Emmaus, 1955 Chevrolet Belair; James Smith, Jim Thorpe, 1956 Ford Pickup; Jim Hauser, Lehighton, 1931 Ford Model A; Lenny Ahner, Lehighton, 1966 Dodge Coronet; William Freundt Lehighton, 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS; Bob Schoedier Albrightsville, 1983 Pontiac Super Step Side; Rick McIntyre, Lehighton, 1973 Plymouth Road Runner; Luciene Hauser, Lehighton, 1964 Ford Mustang; Barry Solt, Lehighton, 1952 Chevrolet Belair; Donald Nydam, Kunkletown, 1953 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup; Wendy and William Serfass, Lehighton, 1955 Chevrolet Pickup; Brian Strausberger, Lehighton, 1968 Plymouth Barracuda; Robert Young, Kresgeville, 1975 Chevrolet Camaro; Chris Moses, Palmerton, 1970 Ford Maverick Grabber; Fran and Gary Paczona, Whitehall, 1969 Chevrolet Z/28 Camaro; Jason Trainer, Lehighton, 1952 Chevrolet Truck; Eric Behler, Lehighton, 2008 Ford Mustang; Don Nydam, Mount Bethel, 1947 Dodge Truck; Shaun Goodhile, Lehighton, 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS; Richard Schreiter, Allentown, 1965 Chevrolet Corvette; Eugene Mertz, Lehighton, 1953 Chevrolet Truck; Paul and Dorothy Srogi, Bath, 1971 Chevrolet Truck C20; Jeremiah Schafer, Lehighton, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS; Harvey Keiper, Lehighton, 1963 Ford Falcon Convertible; Rose Barachie, Lehighton, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutless Supreme; Johnny Schafer, Lehighton, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro; Louie Frye, Coaldale, 1931 Ford CP Rat Rod; Dennis Conklin, Slatington, 1975 Plymouth Road Runner.