2018 Best of Show Car - 1937 Ford 5 Window Coupe
Owners are Don & Linda Zullinger
Don and Linda Zullinger had the opportunity to go to a National Street Rod Association National event the week after our Grace Community Car Show. I asked Don and Linda to write about that experience. Below is their story.
By Don & Linda Zullinger
First, we should explain who “Ellie” is. Ellie is our 1937 Ford 5-Window Coupe Street Rod. Ellie is named after the First Lady of the United States in 1937, Eleanor Roosevelt.
This fall we took Ellie on her first long journey to Burlington, Vermont. We were taking her to a National Street Rod Association National meet.
We arrived in Burlington on Thursday Sept. 13th. The meet was the 14th, 15th and 16th at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center.
On Friday the 14th we found a nice parking space on the fairgrounds. There were 1,370 cars registered. These included street rods of all makes, models, designs, colors and classic cars were allowed up thru 1987. Friday was get to know your neighbor & other NSRA members and their rides.
Saturday is the day to shine the car in hopes of being picked by a NSRA Official, or one of 18 NSRA representatives from the Northeast Division of Street Rod Representatives. There were also picks by owners or sponsors of approx. 20 national companies who help sponsor the meet.
On Saturday afternoon we were approached by Mr. Jedehah Greeke. He was the New Hampshire representative for NSRA. He asked questions of our street rod, left and returned with his family to review the car, left again and return with another representative from another state to get his opinion. He then informed us that he was picking our “Ellie” as his favorite of the show. How exciting to be one of approx. 48 cars out of 1,300 cars. We completed all the paper work and he sent a photographer by to shoot photos of the car. Hopefully Ellie will get her photo in the NSRA national magazine called Street Scenes.
Sunday was the big day. All picks were assigned a parking spot in the circle of winners. At 1:00 PM the entire fairgrounds had gathered in the grandstands for the presentation of the awards along with drawings for special prizes. The circle of winners were then directed to drive before the audience for the presentation of your award and photos. It was truly and honor and we know Ellie smiled for the cameras.
2018 Best of Show Truck - 1966 Chevy C10
Owner is Jim Staver
2018 Best of Show Motorcycle - 2014 VW Trike Scorpion
Owner is Roger Weidner
Thank you for coming to our event.
The rain did not stop us from having a great event. Our volunteers and community are the best.
Local Children benefit from this event. Thank you for your support of it.
We are located at 315 South Edwards Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17202
Save the date.
Saturday, September 8, 2018 is the date for our 6th Annual Grace Community Car Show to benefit local children and their families. A great car, truck and motorcycle show, great food and ice cream, goody bags, drawing for prizes, live auction with John Mowen, children's tent, parade, games, and fun. There is something for everyone. A big THANK YOU to our great business sponsors and volunteers who make this all possible. We are grateful.
Here are the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place 2018 Trophies. There are 24 of each.
Labels are being made this week.
This show benefits local children. We offer some great activities for children at this event. Those activities include: children bringing their rides to show and to drive in the parade, carnival games in the big tent, barrel rides, chalk drawing on a VW Bug, prizes and giveaways. All children’s activities are free. There is a variety of food and drinks to buy while supplies last. Click on the registration above. For children, only the bottom line needs to be filled out and sent in. See you September 8. It is a rain or shine event.
Click to right to open Children's Event Registration Form - Free activities!
Below are the 2017 Best Motorcycle, 2017 Best Car, and 2017 Best Truck
Thank you Grace and Community for your support
- so many volunteers and business partners.
The location is...
315 South Edwards Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17202
We are grateful for each of our sponsors.
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and thank them for their valuable help!
There is something for everyone!
Some Pictures from Our First Annual Grace Community Car Show
Welcome to Grace Community Car Show website. We appreciate your visit. We encourage you check out each of the pages. They are full of helpful information from the history to upcoming details.
Why a car show? Why not? Pastor John's dad, John Bayer, Sr. (picture 1), had a body shop, which Pastor John discovered in 1956 at the age of 3. Pastor John looked for every opportunity to play in the body shop near Smithsburg, MD. Saturdays were the best days to spend a lot of time with his dad.
Pastor John's very first car came at an early age. It was a pedal driven car. See picture 2 on the left side. Behind him is a 1955 Chevy that his dad had painted for a customer. Needless to say that was the beginning of Pastor John's love for cars. He had a lot of fun with that car during those early years riding it, pretending to work on it right beside his dad who was working on another customer's vehicle. Dad and son were inseparable.
Enjoy looking through this website. Maybe you will become involved in helping with this annual event, showing a vehicle, becoming a vendor, etc. Have a good day.
1995 Mustang SVT Cobra - unrestored car - #185 of 499 ever built with two tops - a removable hard top and a soft top. Pastor John and Tammy are the second owners of this rare fine. We found the car in Cannonsburg, PA. Feature at Carlisle Ford Nationals in 2013 and 2014. The car has only 23,000 miles.