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  • DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS For regional car lovers, the 27th Annual Anthracite Region AACA Car Show held Sunday in McAdoo capped a warm Fourth of July holiday weekend.
    DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS For regional car lovers, the 27th Annual Anthracite Region AACA Car Show held Sunday in McAdoo capped a warm Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Published July 08. 2013 05:04PM

The air was muggy and temperatures soared to 90, but the cars were even hotter at the 27th Annual Anthracite Region AACA Car Show held Sunday.

The event, hosted at the McAdoo Little League Field, South Hancock Street, capped off the Independence Day weekend for hundreds of local car enthusiasts and visitors from as far away as New Jersey and New York.

Prizes were awarded in 36 classes and the show featured some motoring oddities.

Drawing considerable attention was a 1957 Goggomobil TS 300, owned by Paul Kramer of Scranton.

The microcar features a two-cylinder, two-stroke engine that will do 50-55 mph on the open road with its four-speed that shifts sideways.

The Goggomobil, however, does not do well on hills, where it is known to die out.

The Goggomobil was built in post-World War II Bavaria by a company called Glas.

Classifications that appeared strong in terms of number of entries included all years of Corvettes, and 1950s and 60s Fords and Chevys. The truck category also had a solid showing.

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