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Slatington Lions to hold antique/collector car show

Published August 30. 2012 05:03PM

Car buffs ought to get a real charge out of this.

Welcome to the 24th annual Slatington Lions Club Antique/Collector Car Show, where a smorgasbord of cars awaits.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Slatington Airport along State Route 873. The rain date is Monday.

Parking will be at Walker Bus Garage, and across the street at Emerald Dragon Karate. Parking after 11 a.m. will be in the airport. Admission is $3 per person, and free to those under the age of 16.

Registration of cars is from 9 a.m. to noon. The first 200 preregistered cars will receive a custom dash plaque, while the first 150 preregistered will receive a special participation award.

Sponsored by the Slatington Lions Club, Inc., the car show is the organization's biggest fundraiser of the year, according to Ted Kister, event chairman.

The event will feature a flea market vendor setup, with an awards presentation later in the afternoon. There will be food, refreshments, and entertainment all day.

There will be 34 different classes, with three trophies per class, for a total of 102 trophies given out, as well as nine special awards: Lions President Award; Mayor's Award; Masonic Award; Bup Kibler Memorial Award; People's Choice Award; Oldest Vehicle in Show Award; Oldest Show Participant Award; Furthest Driven Show Vehicle Award; and Most Drastically Altered Award.

Kistler said some lucky person will win a 1994 Pontiac Trans Am, one of 700 which were made. Tickets will be on sale at the car show.

Last year's car show attracted 428 vehicles, a figure Kistler said he hopes will be topped this time around.

"We're hoping we'll be between 400-500 cars," Kistler said. "They will be of all natures, years, and makes."

Kistler said the group would like to thank everyone for their support.

For more information, contact Kistler at (610) 767-2396, or Jeff Kunkle at (610) 767-7313.

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