Car Show – 2013

August 3, 2013

In conjunction with Pennypacker Mills County Park’s, “In the Good Old Summertime”, DVC staged their annual car show on August 3rd. Alas, a constant morning drizzle and the general dreariness of the weather put a damper on attendance which resulted with the show field a little lighter than in previous years. Still, the 59 cars provided a nice assortment. Oh well, as someone said during the day, “An English car show with English weather!”

Show set-up began on the eve with the paraphernalia needed stored in a trailer and road signage placed. Early Saturday morning the Pit Crew gathered to transform an empty field into a showcase of the various English marques. In a flurry of activity we were ready to register the first car in what is believed to be in record time due to the many volunteers on hand.

Participants and visitors had the options of inspecting the automobiles, sampling the wares of food and shaved ice vendors and strolling over to the Pennypacker Mills mansion. The home of former PA governor, Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907), was also open for tours by period appropriate garbed guides along with a musical duo playing the hits of that era, old time bicycle demonstrations and lawn games for the kids.

Voting was declared over and the Pit Crew tallied the votes made by the entrants. The winners of the various classes are listed below.

After the awards ceremony it was time to strike the tents. Again, the Pit Crew put in a stellar performance in clearing the field and leaving it in its original shape in a timely manner. Perhaps the party afterwards at the Ripperts was a strong inducement for the great effort.

Thanks to all participants and Pit Crew for coming out on such an iffy day to put another show in the books.

Class II – Austin Healey Sprite

First – Floyd Nebbett, Worcester, PA, 1960 Sprite

Class III – Triumph TR2, TR3, TR3A, TR4, TR4IRS

First – Jean Paul Gagnon, Pittstown, NJ, 1961 TR3

Class IV – Triumph TR250, TR6, TR7, TR8

First – Steve Albright, Pottstown, PA, 1963 TR4

Class V – Triumph Spitfire, GT6, Stag

First – Chris Quinten, 1974 Spitfire

Class VIII – Jaguar Sedans, Rolls Royce, Bentley (Vintage and Modern)

First – Frank Smith, North Wales, PA, 1994 Jaguar XJR-S

Class X – MG Pre 1956 Roadster, Sedan, Magnette, Variant

First – Mike Kearns, Hatboro, PA, 1955 TF 1600

Class XI – MGA Roadster, Coupe, Twin Cam, Magnette and Variant

First – James Schulte, Harleysville, PA 1958 Magnette ZB
Second – Rich & Brenda Mooers, Dix Hills, NY, 1962 MGA

Class XII – Chrome Bumper MGB, MGC & MGBV8 Tourer, GT & Modified

First – Gloria Ciarrocca, Lancaster, PA, 1970 MGB
Second – Ken Collins, Malvern, PA, 1973 MGB GT

Class XIII – Rubber Bumper MGB, MGC & MGBV8 Tourer, GT & Modified

First – Karen Kearns, Hatboro, PA, 1977 MGB
Second – Steve Harding, East Norriton, PA, 1974 ½ MGB GT

Class XIV – MG Midget Chrome, Rubber Bumper & Modified

First – Ryan Kubanoff, Yardley, PA, 1974 Midget
Second – Gordon Todd, Lansdale, PA, 1973 Midget

Class XVI – Miscellaneous British Roadsters & Racers

First – Ben Roth, Lancaster, PA, 1985 TVR

Class XVII – Miscellaneous British Coupes, Sedans, Saloons & Utility Vehicles

First – Chuck Miller, Bensalem, PA, 1961 Morris Minor 1000

Best Attending Club

Philadelphia MG Club

Diamond in The Rough

Larry Lacy, Morrisville, PA, 1978 MG Midget

Ladies’ Choice

Floyd Nellett, Worcester, PA, 1960 Austin Healey Sprite

Best in Show

Chuck Miller, Bensalem, PA, 1961 Morris Minor 1000

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