Cars, Trucks, Bikes Roar to the Grove for Longswamp car show | Culture & Leisure
A crowd of around 250 came to see more than 60 Roar to the Grove cars, motorcycles and trucks for the Longswamp Lions Club Auto Show at Hunsicker’s Grove in Mertztown on June 5.
“A great day for a motor show! said Matt Bates of Mertztown.
It was the first car show organized by the club. Organized as a fundraiser to benefit the Longswamp Township Parks and Recreation Fund, there was a charge of $ 15 per car to participate in the show. Spectators could attend for free.
Matt Hensinger, new president of the Longswamp Lions Club, thanked everyone who supported their event.
“The Longswamp Lions Club has decided to host this auto show to benefit Longswamp Township Parks and Recreation in the community,” Hensinger said. “Lions are there to serve others in need, and we have many people in our town who can use our help. The show also helps foster a sense of brotherhood and gives us the opportunity to meet our neighbors in a safe and friendly manner.
Hensinger said holding the event at Hunsicker’s Grove also allowed the club to showcase the beautiful community park and help improve the property.
The evaluation was carried out by a selected team of participants. Trophies were awarded to the following people:
Best of the Show: Scott Rapchak, 1974 Plymouth Cuda
Hot Rod: Kurt Gieringer, 1936 Dodge Coupe
Truck: Diane Grim, 1957 Dodge Truck
Muscle Car: Bob Hartline, Super BEE Dodge 1974
Restored Chevrolet: Ken Hendrick, 1955 Bel Air
Motorcycle: Chris Joseph, Harley-Davidson 2008 soft tail
Late Model: Cales Bales Jr., Chevrolet Camaro 2012
Antique Classics: Barbara Reppert, 1949 Ford Club Coupé
Reppert, 75, from Breinigsville, said she worked on her own car and her husband’s car and enjoyed taking them to auto shows.