COLLEGEVILLE, PA — It doesn’t matter if it’s a souped-up ’66 Mustang or a factory stock ’75 Corvette, every car will have a story to tell at the 15th Annual “Main Street Drag” on Sunday.
And you can bet that on the day when Collegeville turns into the horsepower capital of Montgomery County, drawing thousands of gearheads and even casual car buffs into town, all car owners exhibiting their prize metal will be happy to share every last personal historical detail with the crowds.
Many of the gleaming sculptures of automotive grace and symmetry lined up on Main Street from Third to Ninth avenues will be accustomed to the bumper-to-bumper glory.
But some, like Al Brooks’ red ’66 Chevy II Nova SS with black interior, will have been coaxed out of their garages and jump-started into the limelight.
The street rods are returning to York in June, and this year’s event will include two new car-themed stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and Barry Meguiar, host of the TV show “Car Crazy,” will be in York to unveil the Forever stamps at 11 a.m. June 6 as part of the 41st annual Street Rod Nationals East Plus at the York Expo Center.
The stamps feature two views of the classic 1932 Ford Deuce roadster. The car is notable because it marked the first time Ford used an eight-cylinder engine, the flathead V8, said Jerry Kennedy, special events director for the National Street Rod Association. Previous Ford models used a four-cylinder engine.
The annual Street Rod Nationals East Plus will roar into the York Expo Center next month, according to a news release from the National Street Rod Association.
The event will be held at the center on June 6, 7, and 8, the release states.
As Easton Mayor Sal Panto Jr. recalls, Northampton Street at one point was the most popular cruising strip in the Lehigh Valley, but that changed in the 1980s when the city banned the practice.
Nearly 30 years later, Panto says it’s time to bring back cruising, albeit on a limited basis.
Easton will be hosting cruise nights on one Saturday per month between May and August this summer, Panto announced this afternoon at a news conference.
Classic car owners are invited to drive the strip from 6 to 9 p.m. on the designated nights. The Mayor’s Office of Special Events is teaming with WGPA Sunny 1100, which will broadcast cruising music during the nights — think the Beach Boys, The Four Seasons and Motown groups — over the AM airwaves.
Pottstown Classics Car Club invites all to join us for our first of five Nostalgia Nights Car Shows this year. We welcome you to join us on High Street in Downtown Pottstown to show off your ride or to just admire others. Show starts at 5pm and closes at 9pm. Last year our opening show had filled all 400 spots we have! This years opener will be featuring a few professional drag racing cars. See more at http://www.pottstownclassics.com/
$10 entry fee for cars, spectators free.
There are also several other events going on throughout Pottstown this weekend, so bring your friends and family and make a day out of it!
Just a reminder that this Saturday, June 5th, is the next Pottstown Classics Car Club Nostalgia Night on High Street! The show runs from 5 – 9 pm in downtown Pottstown! Last month’s show was a great success!
If you are looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday night, come on downtown and check out the classic cars, listen to the oldies and eat some good food!