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Antique car club to hold cruise

Published June 04. 2010 05:00PM

The Anthracite Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) will hold a Car Cruise on Sunday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the No. 9 Mine and Museum, 9 Dock St., Lansford. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 25 participants. The Cruise will also feature numerous door prizes as well as continuous oldies music: food and drinks will also be available. The Cruise is open to all Antique, Classic, Muscle Cars, Street Rods or Special Interest Autos.

The event will also feature reduced price mine tours for all participants. The No. 9 Mine is the world's oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine (1855-1972). Tours take the participants safely by train 1600 feet into the mountainside, to see and experience first hand what it was like for our fathers and grandfathers to work underground.

For more information concerning the cruise, call Shawn Frederickson at (570) 778-7905.

Proceeds realized from the cruise will be donated to the Marine Corps League to defray expenses for Wounded Marines.

The Anthracite Region AACA will be holding their 25th Annual Antique Car Show and Swap Meet on Sunday, July 4 at the McAdoo Little League Field. This show annually attracts upward of 250 cars. There is a discount for preregistering before June 27.

This year's show feature 36 classes of vehicles with well over 100 trophies to be awarded, including a first, second and third place trophy for all judged classes, special awards for hard luck, oldest car, car driven the longest distance, and best of show stock as well as best of show modified. All AACA Senior and First Junior cars will receive an award if they have preregistered before June 20. This year's show will also feature a special award to the car club with the most participants.

The current slate of officers of the Anthracite Region AACA for 2010 is John Kovach, president; Mike Havrilla, vice president; Bill Kennedy, secretary; and Dave Bielen, treasurer. Show chairman for the 2010 shoe is John Kovach.

The Anthracite Region AACA currently has over 60 active members. Anyone interested in becoming a member should contact any of the named officers for information on membership.

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