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'By the Moonlite' shows off cars

Perkasie News Herald logo Perkasie News Herald 8/2/2022 Bob Keeler, Perkasie News Herald, Pa.

Aug. 2—EAST ROCKHILL — By the Moonlite car show isn't limited to vehicles of a particular age or classification.

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It's open to "all different kinds," said Dennis Williams, president of Good Time Motorvators, the car club that presents the annual event held July 30 at Pennridge High School.

"Whatever you have, bring it," Williams said, pointing out a variety of models and ages among the about 200 vehicles on display.

Williams brought a 2014 Corvette convertible, one of the two cars he takes to car shows. The other one is a 1970 Chevy Nova, he said.

Based in Sellersville, Good Time Motorvators also does the annual Lake Lenape Jamoree, held the day before Memorial Day, and Cruise Nights the second Sunday of the month through October at Dairy Queen in Quakertown. The next Cruise Night at the Dairy Queen will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14.

Proceeds from the events are donated to charitable causes, which have included CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), St. Isidore's Food Bank, Pennridge FISH, VIA (Village Improvement Association), DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), Ivy Hill Equestrian Center, Canines for Veterans and Alex's Lemonade.

"There's a strong, a real strong preference, for this club to give money to the needy and the veterans," said club member John Logrando, of Hilltown.

"And local," said Tonya Haselbarth, of Sellersville, the club's treasurer.

"Our main objective is to raise funds for charitable purposes and create a relaxing and fun family experience for our members and participants," according to information on the Good Time Motorvators Facebook page.

Williams, of Perkasie, said he's been a club member for about 10 years. Asked the reason he's into cars, he said, "My father was, and the apple didn't fall far from the tree."

Vehicles on display included a 1923 Ford Model T roadster pickup owned by Ed Zucal, of Allentown.

"I bought it approximately two years ago from my friend and basically redid the whole thing," Zucal said.

That took about a year, he said.

The car now has a 1975 Ford Pinto motor, he said.

Zucal said he took the car to 10 shows last year and won a trophy or plaque in eight of those. This was the third show he brought the car to this year with a win in one of the previous two, he said.

Information on display with the car included a response received from Ford after Zucal contacted the business with the motor number for the original engine, he said.

"They actually contacted me back and said that this car was made on June 27," along with giving the number of car engines made by the company that day, he said.

Zucal also noted that the July 30 car show fell on Henry Ford's birthday.

The Good Time Motorvators Facebook page includes photos of the four By the Moonlite trophies being presented, along with the presentation of top 25 plaques.

Alex Kutt's 1929 Chevrolet pickup was the winner of the Ernie Guenst Memorial Award trophy, sponsored by Covered Bridge Car Wash.

John Konieczmy's 1969 Chevrolet RS Camaro was the winner of the Bruce Allen Memorial Award trophy, sponsored by A&T Chevrolet.

Rich Tatar's 1936 Ford Tudor was the winner of the Ladies Choice Award trophy.

Dwayne Yeakol's 2017 Mustang GT was the winner of the Motorvators Choice Award trophy.

Zucal was one of the top 25 plaque winners.

(c)2022 Perkasie News Herald, Pa. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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