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Eclectic mix shines at Red Run Park car show

September 19, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH
  • Bob Linthicum of Boonsboro peeks under the hood of a 1964 Ford F100 Sunday during a car show at Red Run Park in Rouzerville, Pa.
By Jennifer Fitch,

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. -- An eclectic mix of cars, trucks and motorcycles representative of nine decades was on display Sunday during a show hosted by Cumberland Valley Rod and Custom Club Inc.

Club President Bob Ridenour said a portion of the proceeds will be donated for improvements at Red Run Park, which has held the show for each of its 22 years.

"A lot of the money goes back in the park," Ridenour said.

Sunday's show was the biggest, with 338 vehicles registered, Ridenour said.

"They started rolling in here at 7 this morning," he said.

One registrant traveled 189 miles for the show. The selection featured almost every make and year since 1920, so it was common to find a lineup with a 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck nestled between a 1988 Ford Mustang and 1957 Chevrolet 150.

Allen Rhodes and Gerri Horton brought Rhodes' 1973 Buick Apollo from outside Baltimore. It was their first time at the show.

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"It's a great place to come to," Rhodes said.

"It's nice here -- nice and clean," Horton said. "It has a lot of activities. The kids wouldn't get bored."

Both Rhodes and Horton commented on the variety of vehicles represented.

Rhodes purchased the Apollo because of its rarity, especially due to his car being a hatchback model.

Herb Johnson of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., also has a fondness for a rare car -- his 1955 Chevrolet Nomad.

"I've been to 17 of them," Johnson said of the annual shows at Red Run Park.

Brandy Myers of Union Bridge, Md., and her family made the trip to Red Run Park for the first time to check out the vehicles.

"They're all pretty nice and spectacular," she said.

Her 6-year-old son, Shawn, is a car aficionado. They visited a car show earlier this year, and Myers said Sunday's was much bigger.

The Cumberland Valley Rod and Custom Club's next event will be the 20th annual Jack Frost charity car/truck/motorcycle show and toy run scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Mall.

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