Annual Tamaqua car show draws hundreds
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Brent Peters of Orefield won best of show in stock category with his 1961 Corvette.
Hundreds of auto enthusiasts from throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania enjoy the lineup of vehicles on display during the Tamaqua Area Street Machine Association's 25th annual car show held recently at Heisler's Cloverleaf Dairy Bar.
About 300 vehicles, ranging from classics and antiques to muscle cars and even fire trucks, filled the field next to the Heisler's driving range. Judges awarded multiple honors in each of 29 classes, along with a variety of special awards.
One woman in the crowd pointed to a freshly-painted white '85 Monte Carlo Super Sport as her pick for the cleanest looking car at the show.
The event also included a flea market, food and live band. Organizers were pleased with the picture-perfect weather and strong turnout, especially since other major events were taking in the region the same day.
Mark Blasko, association president, voiced his support for Heisler's as well as the many sponsors, including Gear Grinders, BATS and Jukebox Cruisers.
First place awards were given to Draven Faus for his Stingray, Martin Felegie for his 1967 Chevy Impala, Bud Greene for his 1931 Ford, Brent Peters for his 1961 Corvette, and Scott Snyders for his 1968 Chevy Camaro.
Tom Maruschak, vice president, Michelle Boris, secretary, and Marie Becker, treasurer, were also appreciative for all who made the event such a success.
"It was a great day with lots of new and very nice cars," Boris said.