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Unique cars rev up Old Home Week

August 01, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH
  • John Kinney of Greencastle, Pa., passes a 1957 Chevy and a 1980 Mustang on his scooter Sunday afternoon during the Old Home Week car show at Center Square in Greencastle.
By Joe Crocetta, Staff Photographer

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Sure there were Ford Mustangs and a couple of Pontiac GTOs, but what distinguished the Old Home Week car show Sunday afternoon were the vehicles you might not see anywhere else.

There was an early-model ambulance and an early-model firetruck. Ford was represented by a 1909 truck and Model A's from 1928, 1930 and 1931. Visitors eyed with curiosity the 1929 Buick Marquette.

"Some of them are in original shape," said Don Smith of Greencastle. "There are so many different types of cars and trucks."

Russ Everetts and his son, Andy, served with eight other people on the organizing committee. The antique car show is traditionally held on the first Sunday of the triennial Old Home Week, which continues through Saturday.

Owners of vehicles 1980 and older could enter the show, which was held at Center Square, and did not have registration fees or judging. With 121 vehicles registered, participation was down slightly from years past.

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"I think what killed us this morning was the threat of rain," Russ Everetts said.

Still, the Everetts were happy with the number of visitors and variety of vehicles.

"We get a lot of cars that aren't always out. They just bring them out for Old Home Week," Andy Everetts said.

Dawn Emmons' 9-year-old son, Andrew, found himself drawn to Corvettes, which are his usual preference at car shows.

"My favorite Corvette is a 1970 Sting Ray," said Andrew, whose family traveled from Nazareth, Pa., to visit relatives.

Dave and Deb Hensley, of Greencastle, plan to attend as many Old Home Week events as they're able. Dave Hensley described the car show as "a good place to visit old friends."

"It's a real good turnout this year," he said. "I think the temperatures helped."




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A full schedule of events is available at http://www.oldhomeweek.org.

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