WILLIAMSPORT - When Don Bowman was a teenager pumping gas and washing cars at Betholine Sinclair gas station on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown, he often would admire the attractive new cars that pulled in for service.
"At 40 cents an hour, all you can do is dream," said Bowman, 69, of those days.
Thanks to several successful business ventures, including D.M. Bowman trucking, Bowman has been able to gather about 40 collectible cars since 1980 as well as about eight antique trucks. They include a red 2002 Chevy Corvette, a 1999 yellow Prowler, a '58 Edsel and a red '57 Chevy.
On Saturday, he will open his car museum up to people who share another passion of his, animals.
Bowman and his wife, Jone, are hosting the Humane Society of Washington County's annual Hawaiian-theme LuHowl fundraiser at their Williamsport-area Milestone Farm for the third year. Tickets are $40 each.
"We love animals. All of our dogs have been strays," Jone Bowman said. She also likes the humane society's spay and neuter program, Dog Snip, which the fundraiser will support.