Waynesboro's 11th annual Classic Car & Truck Show is a ride down memory lane

June 22, 2013|By ROXANN MILLER |
  • Thousands of car entusiasts flocked to downtown Waynesboro,Pa., on Saturday for the 11th annual Classic Car & Truck Show sponsored by Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc. and hosted by the Appalachian Golden Classics and Golden Gears of Frederick.
By Roxann Miller

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Vintage vehicles once again ruled the roadway in downtown Waynesboro for Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc.’s 11th annual Classic Car & Truck Show on Saturday.

About five blocks of Pa. 16 was closed to traffic so several thousand car and truck enthusiasts could stroll past the 160 automobiles on display.

“I had a bunch of these cars, not this nice,” John Marzullo said referring to a Falcon and Camaro.

The Orrstown, Pa., man and his children, Daren, 12, and Annie, 16, were in the area to purchase a load of dirt when they spotted the car show and couldn’t resist stopping.

“I used to have one of these,” Marzullo told his children.

“I like hearing the stories,” Annie said.

She’s a car girl — well, a truck girl, really, Marzullo said.

Annie’s first vehicle is a royal blue 1990 Ford truck.

The event is sponsored by Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc. and hosted by Appalachian Golden Classics and Golden Gears of Frederick.

Mainstreet’s director of economic development, Pat Fleagle, said the event always draws a crowd.

“You get a perfect day like this and everything just hits its stride,” Fleagle said. “We’ve encouraged the businesses to stay open and take advantage of the foot traffic that an event like this brings.”

The event highlights the downtown and gets people in the habit of seeing what’s there, he said.

Brenda Jackson and her friend, Ron Pryor, both of Waynesboro, walked up and down the street admiring the craftsmanship of nearly every car.

“We like old cars. It brings back memories,” Pryor said.

Pryor is currently restoring a 1957 Chevrolet.

It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it, he said.

“I like the style of them. They are just interesting to see,” Jackson said.

Christie Hovis of Smithsburg entered her prize 1967 Camaro in the car show.

Like a protective mother hen, she sat directly behind “Little Red,” ready to answer any questions.

“If you ask me, I wouldn’t part with her, but if you ask my husband, he would say, ‘If the price is right,’” Hovis said.

She has owned the convertible for 10 years.

Hovis said “Little Red” initially was parked in the main garage but now has its own private shed.

“I love that car,” she said.

It’s not her main mode of transportation, but Hovis said she takes the Camaro to car shows and drives it on nice days.

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