Slatington car show attracts a total of 462 vehicles
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Ron Smith, of Allentown, displays this 1915 Ford as a tribute to Henry Ford's 150th birthday, at the 25th annual Slatington Lions Club Antique/Collector Car Show held Sunday at the Slatington Airport.
It was an impressive roll call of vehicles that flanked the Slatington Airport as part of the 25th annual Slatington Lions Club Antique/Collector Car Show on Sunday.
Ted Kistler, event chairperson, said this year's car show attracted 462 registered vehicles.
"We were blessed with the weather," Kistler said. "We'd like to thank everybody for supporting us, coming out, and our sponsors."
On a personal note, Kistler said this marked the 25th - and final - show in which he will chair. A new chairperson will be in place for next year's show.
One of the highlight attractions was without question a tribute to Henry Ford's 150th birthday, which was on display courtesy of Ron Smith, of Allentown.
There were plenty of other noteworthy cars to catch the attention and imagination of many a spectator, such as a 1941 Willy's Coupe on display by Thom Greis, of Pottsville.
"It's a nice show," said Greis, who built the vehicle six years ago. "It's rare; you don't see too many of these."
As he sat next to his 1927 Ford Track T Roadster, Bill Rufe, of Bethlehem, appeared to be content.
"It's a nice show in the area, where you can just sit and relax," Rufe said. "I just built it from the ground up; I just like to build them."
There were nine special awards given out as follows:
• Lions President Award - Kathy Funk, Slatington.
• Mayor's Award - William Frank, Easton.
• Masonic Award - Ernie Miller, Lehighton.
• Bup Kibler Memorial Award - Mark Myers, Slatington.
• People's Choice Award - Ernie Miller, Lehighton.
• Oldest Car in Show Award - Keith Rapchak, Palmerton.
• Oldest Participant in Auto Show Award - person's identity was unknown.
• Furthest Driven Show Vehicle Award - Richard Myers, of Mechanicsville, MD.
• Most Drastically Altered Award - Karl Borman, Allentown.
Sharon Jedrejczyk, of Slatington, won a 1967 Mustang.
There were over 100 trophies awarded, as well as 12 computers given out as prizes, and 51 door prizes.