UZRC car show ‘Rocks Lititz’

By on September 5, 2018

The place to be Aug. 29 was Pod 2 at Rock Lititz parking lot for United Zion’s 11th annual Car and Motorcycle Cruise.

Polished cars, trucks, and motorcycles were on site with proud owners standing by. Food trucks, including Bricker’s Famous French Fries, Bountiful Feast, Mad Dash Artesian Grilled Cheeses, ROOST Uncommon Kitchen, The Perk-up Truck, Lickity Split, and Sugar Whipped Bakery had lines of hungry folks while the DJ for the night, Kenny Rose from Roses Entertainment, had the hits playing from his booth. 

“This was my first year for the event so I wasn’t sure what to expect,” explained Sue Verdegem, United Zion CEO. “I must say that I am completely overwhelmed by the support from people in our surrounding areas. To see this many smiling faces on such a hot summer night… And the show vehicles? It’s going to be hard to judge, that’s for sure!”

Paper awards and plaques were given to winners chosen by local celebrity judges, including Lancaster County Commissioner Dennis Stuckey, Lititz Mayor Tim Snyder, Rohrer’s Service Center Representative Matt McGarvey, United Zion Retirement Community Board Chair Jess Musser, United Zion Retirement Community CEO Sue Verdegem, and Lititz Historical Foundation President Cory Van Brookhoven.  

Congratulations to the following winners for their outstanding vehicles:
– Oldest Vehicle: Doug & Sharon Rambler (1923 Ford T-bucket).
– Family Heirloom: James Davidson (1957 Pontiac)
– Best Use of a Flame: Herman Migdon (1954 Ford Ranch Wagon).
– Best Use of a Stripe: Frank Kowlaski (1940 Chevrolet)
– Best Use of a Fin: Peter Poneros (1959 Cadillac Convertible).
– Best Accessory: Doug & Sharon Rambler (1923 Ford T-bucket).
– People’s Choice (VIP’s only): Keith Lehman (1959 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible)
– Best Interior: Tony Wood (1957 Chevrolet Bel Air)
– Best Theme / Paint: Doug & Sharon Rambler (1923 Ford T-bucket) and Herman Migdon (1954 Ford Ranch Wagon).
– Best Motorcycle: Bruce Andrews (1977 Harley Sportster).
– Best Convertible: Keith Lehman (1959 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible).
– Best Car: John Caterbone (Pontiac GTO).
– Best Truck: Rohrer’s International Cement Truck
– CEO’s Choice: James Struck (1958 Chevrolet Corvette).
– Mayor’s Choice: James Struck (1958 Chevrolet Corvette)
– Best In Show: Peter Poneros (1959 Cadillac Convertible).

More than 125 show vehicles were on display throughout Pod 2 at Rock Lititz.

“Our first car arrived slightly before 4 p.m.,” said Becky Link, development associate and Car Cruise co-chair. “After that, it was a steady line of Chevys, Fords, Pontiacs and other makes, from convertibles to trucks, two wheels to four, antiques, classics, and current models, we had a fantastic assortment of show vehicles.

“Many thanks to the event sponsors for their support, and special thanks to our friends at Pod 2 at Rock Lititz for their continued support and use of the facility lot. Finally, thanks to the enthusiastic United Zion employees who helped make the event seamless and fun.”

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  1. Monica

    September 5, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    I love car shows and these ones look amazing.

  2. Aaron

    September 6, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Love auto shows!

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