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Pottsville Cruise to Raffle $5000 Mega Cash Prize Giveaway for 2009

The Great Pottsville Cruise kicks off its 16th year. The Pottsville Lions Club and Cruise Committee meet to plan this year’s event, which will be August 5th – 9th, 2009.
Once again the Pottsville Cruise will be a 5-day event kicking off with the annual Deck Party and Cruise in to the Pottsville Club Wednesday night August 5th. Thursday August 6th will be the Generation X Sound and Light Show at the Yorkville Coney Island, judging by 12-Volt Dave’s Audio. Friday night the VIST Financial annual Sock Hop at Pine View Acres. Saturday Cruise in to Jerry’s Classic Cars & Collectibles Museum for a trip back in time and a day of fun from 10 am to 4 pm, then it’s off to Downtown Coney Island from 6 pm to 9 pm for the Annual Cruise-In sponsored by the Schuylkill Valley Corvette Club. Sunday, the main event, the 16th Annual Great Pottsville Cruise. Staging begins at 10 am at Martz Hall, cruise through the City from 4 pm to 6 pm.
New this year is a vendor area, flea market and crafters at Ken’s Tires, Laurel Blvd. For vendor space call 570-622-9510, cost $20 per space for Cruise Day.
Also new this year, according to Cruise Chairman Jerry Enders, is a $5,000 Mega Cash Drawing to be held Sunday night at Martz Hall along with five $100 cash prizes. Tickets will go on sale at all Cruise Outlets and at all Cruise events, $2 each or three for $5.
This year’s official sponsor of the Great Pottsville Cruise is Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. of Schuylkill Haven. This year’s official Cruise pins will also be sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. and AAA of Schuylkill County. Dash plaques are being sponsored by Yuengling Brewery and Gift Shop, in celebration of Yuengling’s 180th anniversary. Bruce’s Auto Mall is sponsoring this year’s Cruise Permits, and the Cruise is again a recipient of a Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau “Mini-Grant” to assist with advertising of the event.
Thanks to the more than one hundred local businesses, organizations, and individuals that have joined the Pottsville Lions Club in sponsorships to make the Great Pottsville Cruise possible.
For more information on the Great Pottsville Cruise call Jerry Enders at 570-622-9510, Dave Clews at 570-628-4561, or see www.thegreatpottsvillecruise.com provided by DSSCO Internet. The Great Pottsville Cruise is a Pottsville Lions Club Charities and Pottsville Pride event.
Watch for The Great Pottsville Cruise episode of ‘My Classic Car” with Dennis Gage, which is scheduled to air on SPEED channel July 12, 2009

 

 

 

Turning the Key for this Year’s Cruise Pottsville Lions Cruise Committee Plans 2009 Event

POTTSVILLE - 2009 will mark the 16th year of the Great Pottsville Cruise, with a whole new venue. This year’s event will be adding a flea market, crafts and vendor area at Ken’s Tires on Laurel Blvd., across from Martz Hall. Also new this year will be a MEGA-cash drawing of $5,000 to be raffled off, along with five $100 cash prizes. Tickets will be on sale at all Cruise outlets and Cruise events August, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
According to Cruise Chairman Jerry Enders, the 2009 Cruise will be as Denis Gage noted last year, “a must see and do” car event. Gage, host of TV’s “My Classic Car” filmed last year’s Cruise for an episode of the show which will air July 12, 2009. Also appearing at the 2008 Cruise was celebrity guest Genevieve Chappell, Hot Rod Magazine’s “Queen of Cars.”
For more information on this year’s Great Pottsville Cruise, phone 570-622-9510, 570-628-4561, or see www.thegreatpottsvillecruise.com. Once again, the official sponsor will be Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. of Schuylkill Haven. The Great Pottsville Cruise is a Pottsville Lions Club and Pottsville Pride event, benefiting Pottsville Lions Charities

 

 

CRUISE CAR WINNER - TICKET # 42864
RICHARD UPRIGHT
SUSQUEHANNA, PA
Sold by: Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament

 

2008 Pottsville Cruise Award Winners Announced

1. Best of the Cruise Award
Sponsored by Schuylkill Plus!
Gary & Paula Ruby
Manchester, MD
1930 Plymouth Roadster "All Steel"

2. Best 50's Cruise Car - Lions President's Award
Sponsored by The Pottsville Lions Club
Ron & Matthew Komischok
Conynham, PA
1959 Mercedes 190 SL

CRUISE CAR WINNER - TICKET # 42864
RICHARD UPRIGHT
SUSQUEHANNA, PA
Sold by: Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament

JAY LENO TICKET WINNER
MICHAEL SHOVLIN - POTTSVILLE

3. Best 1958 Vehicle
Sponsored by Gear Grinder Hot Rod Assoc
Jay Armsperger
Wilkes-Barre, PA
1958 BSA MC

4. Best Stock Car- Pre 30's
Sponsored by Ken's Tire Inc
Andy Drebitko
Minersville, PA
1927 Ford Model T

5. Best Stock Car - 30's
Sponsored by Ken's Tire Inc
Bruce Dinger
Ashland, PA
1930 Ford Model A

6. Best Stock Car - 40's
Sponsored by Ken's Tire Inc
Michael Tellep
MarLin, PA
1949 Chrysler Traveler

7. Best Stock Car - 50's
Sponsored by Ken's Tire Inc
Timothy James Sr
Pottsville, PA
1951 Chev Wreaker

8. Best Stock Car - 60's
Sponsored by Ken's Tire Inc
Cyril & Toni Murphy
Pottsville, PA
1969 Z-28 RS Camaro
9. Best Stock Car - 70's
Sponsored by Ken's Tire Inc
Dr. Curt West
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1974 Plymouth Roadrunner

10. Best Custom - 1st Place
Sponsored by Wehr's Auto Service Inc
Rocco Limongelli
West Pittston, PA
1937 Ford Custom Pickup

11. Best Custom - 2nd Place
Sponsored byWehr's Auto Service Inc
Stacee Hipp
Pottsville, PA
1930 Ford Model A with Matching Trailer

12. Best Custom - 3rd Place
Sponsored by Wehr's Auto Service Inc
Rodney Updegrave Jr
Tremont, PA
1939 Chev Sedan

13. Best Rat Rod - 1st Place
Sponsored by Naftzinger's Auto Parts
Jay Arnsperger
Wilkes-Barre, PA
1933 Dodge Truck

14. Best Rat Rod - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Naftzinger's Auto Parts
Barry McNeill
Laureldale, PA
1932 Ford Pickup

15. Best Rat Rod - 3rd Place
Sponsored by Naftzinger's Auto Parts
Jack Sutton
Qtown, PA
1930 Ford

16. Mayor's Award
Sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, Bohorad & Thornburg
John Koch
Pottsville, PA
1982 Excalibur Phaeton

17. City Council Award
Sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, Bohorad & Thornburg
Brian Delp
Womelesdorf, PA
1970 Chev Malibu

18. City Council Award
Sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, Bohorad & Thornburg
Eric Valinsky
New Philadelphia, PA
1977 Chevy Corvette

19. City Council Award
Sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, Bohorad & Thornburg
Ernest & Stephanie Miller
Lehighton, PA
1933 Chevy Coupe

20. City Council Award
Sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, bohorad & Thornburg
Ron Mercuri
Pottsville, PA
1965 Ford Mustang

21. Best Corvette 1953 to 1962 - 1st Place
Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
Paul & Lisabeth Corinchock
Tamaqua, PA
1960 Corvette

22. Best Corvette 1953 to 1962 - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
Chuck Gustas
New Phladelphia, PA
1961 Chev Corvette

23. Best Corvette 1963 to 1967 - 1st Place
Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
Bob Madrigal
Schuylkill Haven, PA
1964 Corvette

24. Best Corvette 1963 to 1967 - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
Bryan Frederick
Pottsville, PA
1966 Chev Corvette

25. Best Corvette 1968 to 1982 - 1st Place
Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
Lee Wehr
Pottsville, PA
1968 Corvette

26. Best Corvette 1968 to 1982 - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
Rich Willingmire
Morgantown, PA
1968 Corvette Roadster 427

27. Best Corvette 1984 to 1996 - 1st Place
Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
Bob Sullivan
Pine Grove, PA
1994 Chev Corvette

28. Best Corvette 1984 to 1996 - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
Russell Zimmerman
Llwellyn, PA
1992 Chev Corvette

29. Best Corvette 1997 to 2007 - 1st Place
Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
Jim & Nancy Kuchinsky
Schuylkill Haven, PA
2003 Chev Corvette - 50th Anniversary

30. Best Corvette 1997 to 2007 - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
Doug Naftzinger
Auburn, PA
1998 Chev Corvette
37. Best & Hottest Mustang 1990's - 1st Place
Sponsored by Sands Ford
Tiffany Tankalavage
Tower City
1994 Ford Mustang GT

31. Best & Hottest Mustang 1960's - 1st Place
Sponsored by Sands Ford
John & Carol Shade
Valley View, PA
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

32. Best & Hottest Mustang 1960's - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Sands Ford
Dave Walmer
Lebanon, PA
1966 Ford Mustang

33. Best & Hottest Mustang 1970's - 1st Place
Sponsored by Sands Ford
Kevin & Alicia Fleischut
Friedensburg, PA
1973 Mustang Mach I

34. Best & Hottest Mustang 1970's - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Sands Ford
Rod Thomas
South Williamsport, PA
1992 Ford Mustang

35. Best & Hottest Mustang 1980's - 1st Place
Sponsored by Sands Ford
Steve Maso
Freeland, PA
1987 Ford Mustang GT

36. Best & Hottest Mustang 1980's - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Sands Ford
Kevin DeLouise
Hawley, PA
1984 Ford Mustang

38. Best & Hottest Mustang 1990's - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Sands Ford
Thomas Hostetter
Pottsville, PA
1999 Ford Roush Mustang

39. Best & Hottest Mustang 2000 & Newer - 1st Place
Sponsored by Sands Ford
Clarence McGeehan
Tamaqua, PA
2008 Shelby Cobra GT 500

40. Best & Hottest Mustang 2000 & Newer - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Sands Ford
Gino Benulis
Orwigsburg, PA
2002 Ford Mustang

41. Best Mopar Muscle Car 60's & 70's - 1st Place
Sponsored by Pritz's Auto Inc
Keith Kahl
Catasauqua, PA
1971 Plymouth Cuda

42. Best Mopar Muscle Car 60's & 70's - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Pritz's Auto Inc
George Gallagher
Bangor, PA
1975 Dodge Dart

43, Best Mopar Muscle Car 60's & 70's - 3rd Place
Sponsored by Pritz's Auto Inc
Tom Stranix
Finksburg, MD
1969 Dodge Charger

44. Best Street Rod - 1st Place
Sponsored by Wehr's Auto Service Inc
Ernest & Stephanie Miller
Lehighton, PA
1933 Chev Coupe

45. Best Street Rod - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Wehr's Auto Service Inc
Bob Yanni
Pottsville, PA
1953 Studebaker

46. Best Street Rod - 3rd Place
Sponsored by Wehr's Auto Servie Inc
Jeff Goodman
Paxinos, PA
1934 Chev Sedan

47. Best GM Muscle Car 50's - 1st Place
Sponsored by Bob Weaver Chevrolet
Terry Zerbe
Frystown, PA
1957 Chevy 150

48. Best GM Muscle Car 60's - 1st Place
Sponsored by Bob Weaver Chevrolet
Ron Lord
Tamaqua, PA
1968 Chev Camaro

49. Best GM Muscle Car 70's - 1st Place
Sponsored by Bob Weaver Chevrolet
Jan Wallaese
Andreas, PA
1978 Pontiac Trans Am

50. Best of the Fast & Furious Customs - 1st Place
Sponsored In Memory of Matthew Ginther
John Moser
Paxinos, PA
1995 Plymouth Neon Sport Cpe

51. Best of the Fast & Furious Customs - 2nd Place
Sponsored In Memory of Matthew Ginther
Eric Searle
Orwigsburg, PA
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse

52. Car Most Likely to Get a Date - 1st Place
Sponsored by Charlie's Pizza
Eric Searle
Orwigsburg, PA
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse

53. Car Most Likely to Get a Date - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Charlie's Pizza
Glenn & Sue Meyers
Palmyra, PA
1968 Mustang Fastback

54. Car Most Likely to Get a Date - 3rd Place
Sponsored by Charlie's Pizza
George Acaley
Llewellyn, PA
1996 Caddilac Eldorado Conv

55. Best Pickup Truck Pre-40's Custom or Stock
Sponsored by Womer's Garage
Harvey & Janet Beers
Palmerton, PA
1923 Chev Delivery Van

56. Best Pickup Truck 40's Custom or Stock
Sponsored by Womer's Garage
John K Dukmen
Pottsville, PA
1939 Chev Pickup

57. Best Pickup Truck 50's Custom or Stock
Sponsored by Womer's Garage
Kent Reinert
Reading, PA
1957 Ford F-100 Panel

58. Best Pickup Truck 60's - Custom Only
Sponsored by Womer's Garage
Dave Erbe
Tamaqua, PA
1967 GMC Pickup S/S

59. Best Pickup Truck 70's - Custom Only
Sponsored by Womer's Garage
Bill Schoffstall
Wiconisco, PA
1970 Ford F-100

60. Best Pickup Truck 80's - Custom Only
Sponsored by Womer's Garage
Robert Correas
Reading, PA
1982 Chev S-10 Pro Street

61. Best pickup Truck 90's - Custom Only
Sponsored by Womer's Garage
Michael Lawrence & Penny Pauson
Pottsville, PA
1997 Ford Ranger Splash

62. Best Pickup Truck 2000 & Newer - Custom Only
Sponsored by Womer's Garage
Gary M Pominville Sr
Schuylkill Haven, PA
2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10

63. Best Van - 1st Place
Sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts
Michael J Tracy
Tamaqua, PA
1960 Chev Sedan Delivery

64. Best Van - 2nd Place
Sponsred by Dunkin' Donuts
Gene Wagner
Bear Creek
1965 Ford Falcon Sdn Delivery

65. Wildest Paint Job - 1st Place
Sponsored by Kline's Auto Inc
John Moser
Paxinos, PA
1995 Plymouth Neon Sport Cpe

66. Wildest Paint Job - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Kline's Auto Inc
Gary Strause
Bethel, PA
1938 Chev Coupe

67. Best Vintage Import - 1st Place
Sponsored by JWR Automobile Museum
Ron & Matthew Komishock
Conyngham, PA
1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

68. Best Vintage Import - 2nd Place
Sponsored by JWR Automobile Museum
Mick Uranko
Pottsville, PA
Mitsubishi EVO 1X MR

69. Best Vintage Import - 3rd Place
Sponsored by JWR Automoblie Museum
Dale Marks
Pottsville, PA
1952 MG Tio

70. Most Unique - 1st Place
Sponsored by Jerry's Northeast Auto Sales
Don Young
Schuylkill Haven, PA
1967 Ford 427 SC Cobra

71. Most Unique - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Jerry's Northeast Auto Sales
Ted Pataccont
Drums, PA
1927 Chevy

72. Flame Throwing - 1st Place
Sponsored by E Z Rent-A-Car
Teddy Patacconi
Drums, PA
1964 Chev Impala SS

72-A. Flame Throwing - 2nd Place
Sponsored by E Z Rent-A-Car
George Rittenhouse
Wilkes-Barre, PA
1971 Plymouth Valiant
73. Best Hydraulic's - 1st Place
Sponsored by Ken's Tire Inc

74. Best Hydraulic's - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Ken't Tire Inc

75. Best of Light Show - 1st Place
Sponsored by 12-Volt Dave's Audio
John Moser
Paxinos, PA
1995 Plymouth Neon Sport Cpe

76. Best of Light Show - 2nd Place
Sponsored by 12-Volt Dave's Audio
Bob Russell
Schuylkill Haven, PA
1954 Ford Customline

77. Best of Light Show - 3rd Place
Sponsored by 12-Volt Dave's Audio
Alex Zeluskey
Mt. Carmel, PA
2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT

78. Special Judges Award
Sponsored by Gary "Butch" Heim
Larry & Joanne Farnsworth
Bethel, PA
2003 Chev Corvette L.E.Z. 44
79. Special Judges Award
Sponsored by Gary "Butch" Heim
Leonard Riotto
Pottsville, PA
1984 Olds "Hurst"

80. Special Judges Award
Sponsored by Gary "Butch" Heim
Rit Mutz
Schuylkill Haven, PA
1962 Chev Impala 409 4-sp

81. Best of Show Motorcycle - 1st Place
Sponsored by Schaeffer-Harley Davidson/Buell
Nate Gogno
Pottsville, PA
1996 Harley-Davidson Fatboy

82. Best of Show Motorcycle - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Schaeffer-Harley Davidson/Buell
B. Jefferson
Tremont, PA
2003 Harley-Davidson Fatboy

82-A. Best of Show Motorcycle - 3rd Place
Sponsored by Schaeffer-Harley Davidson/Buell
Jim Betz
Pottsville, PA
2007 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe

83. Best 50's & 60's Porch Party - 1st Place
Sponsored by Betty Wagner Flowers-Designs by Edie
Laurie Carl & Chrissy Nauyalis
315 Laurel Blvd
Pottsville, PA

84. Best 50's & 60's Porch Party - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Betty Wagner Flowers-Designs by Edie
Patti Kelly
1211 West Market St
Pottsville, PA

85. Best Twist - 1st Place
Sponsored by VIST Financial
Bill & Carol Blair
Coatsville, PA

86. Best Twist - 2nd Place
Sponsored by VIST Financial
Ernie Mee & Tisha Hartranft

87. Best Jitterbug - 1st Place
Sponsored by VIST Financial
Bill & Carol Blair
Coatsville, PA

88. Best Jitterbug - 2nd Place
Sponsored by VIST Financial
Joe & Pauline Apichella
Florida

89. Best Dressed - 1st Place
Sponsored by VIST Financial
Emma O'Gorman
Frackville, PA

90. Best Dressed - 2nd Place
Sponsored by VIST Financial
Brian Thomas

91. Longest Distance Traveled
Sponsored by VIST Financial
Joe & Pauline Apichella
Florida

92. Special Judges Award
Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
Denny Weidemoyer
Zionsville, PA
1963 Chev Impala

93. Special Judges Award
Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
Howard Dunlap
Pottsville, PA
1936 Ford Coupe

94. Special Judges Award
Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
Larry Coll
Hazleton, PA
1941 Chev Coupe

95. Special Judges Award
Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
Jim Benscoter
West Hazleton, PA
1970 AMC Javalin SST

96. Special Judges Award
Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
Bonnie Shadler
Pine Grove, PA
1967 Lincoln

97. Special Judges Award
Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
Leon Horst
New Holland, PA
1937 Chev Business Coupe

98. Special Judges Award
Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
John Gongloff
Chambersburg, PA
2008 Chev Corvette

99. Special Judges Award
Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
Kent Reinert
Reading, PA
1957 Ford F-100 Panel


100. Special Judges Award
Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
Harvey & Janet Beers
Palmerton, PA
1923 Chev Delivery Van

101. Special Judges Award
Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
Andy Kenopensky
New Ringgold, PA
2003 Chev Corvette 206

47-A. Best GM Muscle Car 50's - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Bob Weaver Chevrolet
Rick Dasch
Friedensburg, PA
1957 Chevy 210

47-B. Best GM Muscle Car 50's - 3rd Place
Sponsored by Bob Weaver Chevrolet
Chris Weaver
Tower City, PA
1952 Olds Sedan

48-A. Best GM Muscle Car 60's - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Bob Weaver Chevrolet
Todd Kimmel
Andreas, PA
1962 Chev II Nova Convertible

48-B. Best GM Muscle Car 60's - 3rd Place
Sponsored by Bob Weaver Chevrolet
John & Janet O'Toole
Pottsville, PA
1969 Olds 442 Convertible
49-A. Best GM Muscle Car 70's - 2nd Place
Sponsored by Bob Weaver Chevrolet
Jim Kanor
Naticoke, PA
1974 Chev Camaro Type LT

49-B. Best of GM Muscle Car 70's - 3rd Place
Sponsored by Bob Weaver Chevrolet
Frank Raczka
Pottsville, PA
1970 Buick G.S. Stage I
51-A. Best of the Fast & Furious Customs - 3rd Place
Sponsored In Memory of Matthew Ginther
Mick Uranko
Pottsville, PA
2006 Mitsubishi EVO 1X MR
64-A. Best Van - 3rd Place
Sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts
John H Coldren II
Manheim, PA
1998 Dodge Ram Van
72-B. Flame Throwing - 3rd Place
Sponsored by E Z Rent-A-Car
David W Blankenhorn
Pottsville, PA
2001 Chev Cavalier

 

 

Dennis Gage To Film 15th
Annual Great Pottsville Cruise

Dennis Gage, TV’s top car guy and host of SPEED channel show “My Classic Car” will be filming the 15th Annual Great Pottsville Cruise events for an episode of the show. Gage has been at the helm of “My Classic Car” since 1996, and in addition to his travels for filming purposes, Gage appears at premiere auto shows worldwide.
Gage’s appearance at the Great Pottsville Cruise has been in the works since the 10th annual Cruise in 2003, according to Cruise chairman Jerry Enders. Schedule conflicts, primarily with Reno, Nevada’s “Hot August Nights” prevented Gage from attending. Each year, Gage promised to schedule the Cruise “at the first opportunity” and this year everything went together. On Friday, May 30th, Gage called Enders with the good news, saying “It will make a great show” referring to his filming the Pottsville Cruise.
In addition to filming the Cruise on Sunday, Gage and his camera man will be at Jerry’s Classic Cars & Collectibles Museum on Saturday afternoon, August 9th, and downtown Pottsville Saturday evening for Coney Island Cruise-In Night from 6 to 9 p.m., hosted by the Schuylkill Valley Corvette Club.
Staging for Sunday’s Great Pottsville Cruise will begin at 8 a.m. this year. This is earlier than previous years to accommodate Gage’s filming. For this year, 1972 and older model year vehicles will stage in the west “upper” lot at Martz Hall, and vehicles 1973 and newer will stage in the east “lower” lot. Overflow parking will be at the United Metal Receptacle lot on Laurel Blvd.
Registration for the Great Pottsville Cruise will kickoff on June 18th. Locations for Cruise permits in Pottsville are Jerry’s Northeast Auto Sales, Route 61; 12-Volt Dave’s Audio, W. Market St.; Hadesty Ace Hardware, W. Market St.; Coney Island, Yorkville; and Coney Island, N. Centre St. Other locations include Bruce’s Auto Mall, Schuylkill Haven, and Naftzinger’s Used Auto Parts, Auburn.
This year’s Cruise events are August 6th to 10th. See www.TheGreatPottsvilleCruise.com or call Jerry Enders 570-622-9510 or Dave Clews 570-628-4561 for more information on events or this year’s official Cruise Car, a 1995 Corvette sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. of Schuylkill Haven. The winning ticket for the Cruise Car will be drawn at 8:45 p.m. August 10th. The Great Pottsville Cruise is a Pottsville Lions Club and Pottsville Pride event.

 

Genevieve Chappell to Host
this Year’s Great Pottsville Cruise

You’ve seen her on ESPN’s Garage Block – Mother’s Polish Bidding Wars, Car Shows & Auctions throughout the country. She will also be on the cover of Hot Rod Deluxe in July and featured in Car Craft in Aug. Now you can see her at the Great Pottsville Cruise on August 9th & 10th for photos, autographs, T.V. interviews and much more.
The Great Pottsville Cruise plans an exciting lineup of events and celebrities for Sunday, August 10, 2008. This year’s Cruise will kick off with the 2nd annual Cruise-In Deck Party at the Pottsville Club, Wednesday August 6th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Thursday night August 7th is the annual Coney Island and 12-Volt Dave’s “Generation X” Sound Off and Car Show at Yorkville Coney Island from 6 pm to 9 pm. For sign-up information call 570-628-4561.
Tickets will be available for the 2008 official Cruise Car at all events; a 1995 Admiral Blue Corvette sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. of Schuylkill Haven. Also, tickets are now available for a drawing for VIP tickets to “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, compliments of Jay Leno. Airport transportation by Deer Lake Limousine Service is included, courtesy of T-102/WPPA radio.
Friday night August 8th is the annual Sock Hop at Pine View Acres, Pottsville, sponsored by Vist Financial & Banking of Schuylkill Haven. Tickets are $10.00 per person at the door or in advance. There will be live music by “The Mudflaps”, trophies and prizes for the best 50’s attire, dance contests, and much more. Bring your ride; parking lot security will be provided.
Saturday, August 9th kicks off with the annual Cruise-In to Jerry’s Classic Cars & Collectibles Museum, 394 S. Centre St. Pottsville. A great day is planned with a live appearance by Genevieve Chappell from ESPN2, live radio, a DJ, and special Museum tours throughout the day from 10 am to 5 pm. Re-live the 50’s and 60’s and have a little fun. Extra off-street parking will be available.
Saturday night it’s the Cruise-In to the downtown Coney Island on North Centre St Pottsville from 6 pm to 9 pm with the band “Shake, Rattle, & Soul” sponsored by the Schuylkill Valley Corvette Club. Last year’s event drew over 200 classic cars, street rods, and Corvettes. TV personality Genevieve Chappell, host of ESPN2’s “Bidding Wars” and “Garage Block” will appear for photos and autographs.
Sunday, August 10th kicks off the 15th Annual Great Pottsville Cruise with 12-Volt Dave’s “Cruisin’ Thunder” starting at 8 am at Ken’s Tires, Laurel Blvd. Pottsville. Special features throughout the day will include Kevin Harvicks #29 Pennzoil Shell NASCAR and the Bridgestone/Firestone Formula F-1 Indy car, sponsored by Ken’s Tires.
Stage your cruise car early at Martz Hall for a full day of fun and special appearances. Spectator parking will be available at United Metal Receptacle. The car show will be from 10 am to 4 pm. Cruise the city from 4 pm to 6 pm, and then it’s back to Martz Hall from 6 pm to 9 pm for trophy presentations, live music from “Flamin’ Dick & the Hot Rods”, and drawings for the Cruise Car and for the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” tickets. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display sponsored by the Yuengling Brewery & Gift Shop, Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau, Ed’s USA Auto Rentals, and United Metal Receptacle.
For additional information, call 570-622-9510 or 570-628-4561, or see www.TheGreatPottsvilleCruise.com provided by DSSCO.net. The Great Pottsville Cruise is a Pottsville Lions Club and Pottsville Pride event.

 

Cruise Chronology

1st year (1994) - The Pottsville Cruise started in 1994 and was originated by the Pottsville Pride and a four man committee consisting of Bill Moran, Bill Kline, Roy Eiler and Jerry Enders. The cruise was expected to have about 90 participating cars, trucks, and to everyone surprise 360 vehicles came to participate. The initial cruise was on a Wednesday evening.

2nd year (1995) - Over 1200 cruisers showed up and about 5000 spectators were there to enjoy the day along with many porch and yard parties throughout the cruise route. Mike O’Toole (FOP) joined committee second year. The second Cruise was again held on a Wednesday night. And guess what!...There were Elvis sightings.

3rd year (1996) - Over 1600 cruisers participated and with such a large response from the public, trophies and awards were given for the best non-alcoholic porch and yard parties. This was the last of the Wednesday night cruises.

4th year (1997) - The cruise route was expanded to MarLin and over 2200 cruisers participated with everything from street rods, muscle cars, custom pick-ups, Corvettes and much more. There was even antique cars from the early 1900’s, fire trucks and the most unusual vehicle was the WWII army tank.
This was also the initial year for the antique car parade. The antique parade proved to be a crowd pleaser and will be continued prior to future cruises.
Also, due to the tremendous continued growth a Wednesday Cruise was no longer feasible. This Fourth Cruise marked the first year cruise was moved to a Sunday to accommodate the large number of participants and spectators. Over 50 trophies and awards given out during the Fourth Annual Cruise.

5th year (1998) - The Cruise broke all records with over 10,000 spectators and over 2500 vehicles cruising the streets of Pottsville.
More vendors and more entertainment added to the fun and excitement of the day with old fashion rock n’ roll bands and DJ’s playing throughout the city. It seemed to bring everyone together for a fun filled day.
Over 80 trophies and awards were given out prior to the drawing for the lucky winner of the Official Cruise car, a 1952 Hot Rod Lincoln, along with fireworks as the grand finale.

6th year (1999) - This is the year that the Pottsville Cruise had surpassed all others as the area’s largest fund raiser. Chances on the Cruise Car, a 1975 Corvette Stingray, raised over $100,000 for over 90 local organizations and charities.
Highlights of 1999’s cruise included more trophies and awards. There were awards for best decorated porches and 50’s house parties along the cruise route. There were also be special awards and gifts given out throughout the day by the cruise committee and judges.
There was DJ’s and entertainment at staging areas, along with vendors and refreshments. Cruise T-shirts, and special collection glasses were on sale throughout the day.
For the first time ever, the Pottsville Cruise was viewed “as it happened” on the internet! Those unable to attend the Cruise in person were able to get in on the action and excitement by logging on to www.jerrysmuseum.com for 15-minute interval streams of the Cruise. The Cruise was made available to internet surfers compliments of Losch Internet Services.

7th Year (2000) - Promising to be even bigger than previous Cruises, the Pottsville Cruise had become one of the biggest and most awaited events of the summer. Each year the Cruise Committee strives to add to the previous successes and Cruise 2000 was no exception.
Growing faster that could be imagined, Cruise Night was primarily organized by the Pottsville Lion’s Club. The Pottsville Cruise which began in 1994 and has grown tremendously each year. What was once done by several individuals became a daunting task as the number of participants and spectators broke the 10,000 mark. Those few originators thought it best to join forces with a large service club... the Pottsville Lions.
The Lions of Pottsville took on the exciting task and was able to present other non-profit organizations and clubs with the opportunity to raise some money through the sale of chances on the Cruise Car. In 2000 there were over 130 groups selling tickets and reaping profits from the sale of cruise car chances.

8th Year (2001) The Cruise Car, a 1982 Chevrolet Corvette, was sponsored by Losch Internet who also set up a website for cruise information at www.pottsvillecruisenight.com. As large a crowd as ever, of participants and spectators spent an thrilling Sunday in Pottsville.
The parade of antique cars and trucks began at 1 o’clock leaving Martz Hall, down Laurel Boulevard, south on Centre Street, west on Market Street, to Westwood, through MarLin and return to Union Street Station.
Main Cruise began forming at 2 o’clock. Cars were staged at Martz Hall on 16th Street, just off Market Street, and trucks were staged, nearby at United Metal. This shift in locations for the trucks enabled those with trucks to enjoy the pre-cruise viewing of the numerous cars, along with the abundance of activities that were held for the Martz Hall area. This bringing together of the Cars and trucks set the stage for one of the most exciting Cruise starts ever!

9th Year (2002) Beginning on Friday, with a cruise-in to the Coney Island, followed by a Saturday afternoon at Jerry’s Classic cars and collectibles where you cruisers to oldies and enjoyed refreshments... an old fashioned sock hop at the Catholic War Vets to cap of the evening, this cruise was destined to be the best to date. The 2002 Cruise car, a 1987 Corvette, had been sponsored by Losch Internet Services of Schuylkill Haven. The car was won by Jennifer & Cornelius Reese of Shenandoah.

10th Year (2003) Beginning with a hardy breakfast at the Yorkville Hose Company, The Sound & Audio Contest at the Union Street parking lot sponsored by 12-Volt Dave’s Audio were great. Staging for the Antique Parade began at 11 a.m. at Martz Hall. The Antique Parade was a “once around the cruise route” parade for antique cars, trucks and classics.
Staging for the Great Pottsville Cruise began at 2 p.m. The staging area for cars was at Martz Hall, and the staging area for trucks, vans and special vehicles iwas at the United Metal parking lot across Laurel Blvd. from Martz Hall. Master of Ceremonies and DJ “The Doc” from WMGH radio entertained at Martz Hall. The cruise began promptly at 5 p.m.
A night of fun, food, and fantastic cars culminated the 2003 Pottsville Cruise as always, at the Union Street parking lot.

11th Year (2004) Since 2004 an event was added to make it the first Cruise with four days of festivities. The Mayor’s Teen Dance was added at the Arch Street parking lot, and was done in the style of the parking lot dances in the 1960’s. The Mayor’s Teen Dance was sponsored by the Schuylkill Valley Corvette Club.
Also in 2004, a longer and more open Cruise route was added, including Laurel Blvd. to Maple Avenue, past the JFK pool to Westwood Avenue, to West Market Street, to N. Centre Street returning to Laurel Blvd. The Cruise traveled in both directions giving everyone a chance to say “Hi” and get a look at other Cruisers. The new route also gave people on Laurel Blvd. and Maple Avenue a chance to join in on the porch parties and awards given out for best 50’s and 60’s parties.

12th Year (2005) Marking the 12th anniversary of the Great Pottsville Cruise has become one of the area’s largest events, drawing people from all over the country, again as far as Connecticut and Texas. Pottsville’s slogan of “Welcome Home to Pottsville” pertains because so many people return for this huge event to visit friends and family. The post cruise festivities moved to the area of Martz Hall and the move was well received.

13th Year (2006) For the 2006 Pottsville Cruise.... Cruisers and fans saw the Batmobile as seen in the original T.V. series Saturday and Sunday of Cruise weekend. It was be a year to remember, as 2006 also marked Pottsville’s Bicentennial 1806-2006.
The Great Pottsville Cruise has also become one of the area’s largest fund-raisers, raising over $100,000 for more than 90 non-profit organizations and charities. Fund-raising has centered on selling tickets for the official Cruise Car sponsored by Losch Internet Services. The 2006 Cruise car was a custom Corvette purchased from Bruce’s Auto Mall, a custom corvette convertible. Tickets again sold at a record pace.
With the support of over 80 co-sponsors and the Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau, Cruise ‘06 was a great success.
14th Year - (2007) The Great Pottsville Cruise, welcomed Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. as the official Cruise Car sponsor, making the 14th Annual Great Pottsville Cruise another one for history books as being the biggest and the best event for fun and community fund-raising. With the help and support of Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. we rafflied off a beautiful, red 1992 Corvette.
Also new for 2007 was a second raffle--Ken’s Tire Co has donated a unique special edition Firestone Firehawk Go-Kart for the kids (and big kids, too.)
Every year the Great Pottsville Cruise gets bigger and better and “you never know what will be new next year,” promised Cruise Chairman Jerry Enders.
A few minor changes had been made in 2007 to accomodate the scores of Cruisers that travel many miles to attend, the main one being a 2-hour rolling Cruise instead of the usual 3-hour Cruise as in years past. The main Cruise was held from 4 pm to 6 pm, then it was back to Martz Hall for a great evening of trophies, cars, and rock-n-roll with “Flamin’ Dick & the Hotrods.”
The Great Pottsville Cruise raises tens of thousands of dollars for local charities, thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Cruise Committee, the Pottsville Lions Club, and Pottsville Pride volunteers.
2008 Marks the 15th Year of The Great Pottsville Cruise
This year marks the 15th Anniversary of The Great Pottsville Cruise, and to celebrate, the Cruise Committee has added two celebrity guests to the festivities. Dennis Gage, host of SPEED channel’s “My Classic Car” will be filming an episode of the show during Saturday’s and Sunday’s events. Gage, famous for his handle-bar mustache, is internationally-known for his expertise on classic cars, and his TV show now in its 12th season.
Also appearing will be Genevieve Chappell from ESPN2’s Garage Block TV shows “Bidding Wars” and “Mothers Polish.”
As last year, Cruise week includes five days of events, starting off with the Cruise-In Deck Party, open to everyone, at the Pottsville Club Wednesday August 6th 6 pm to 9 pm.
2008 also marks the second year that Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. of Schuylkill Haven has been the official Cruise Car sponsor. This year’s Cruise Car is a 1995 Admiral Blue Corvette that will be raffled on Sunday night, August 10th at Martz Hall at approx. 8:45 pm.
Staging of vehicles for Cruise Day has changed this year to accommodate Dennis Gage’s film crew, and will begin at 8 am at Martz Hall.
For the eighth year, this year’s Cruise Chairman is Jerry Enders, owner of Jerry’s Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum and Jerry’s Northeast Auto Sales, both of Pottsville.
The Great Pottsville Cruise continues to be a major fundraiser for over 90 local non-profit organizations. Many groups use the Cruise Car raffle as their sole fundraiser for the year.
The Great Pottsville Cruise is a Pottsville Lions Club and Pottsville Pride event.
Next year’s Great Pottsville Cruise is set for August 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2009.
The Great Pottsville Cruise is a Pottsville Lions Club and Pottsville Pride event. Lions Club members and City of Pottsville employees join together and volunteer many hours to insure the success of this four-day event.

 

Cruise Awards
for 2007

• 1 Best of Cruise Overall - Sponsored by Schuylkill Plus Magazine.
• 1 Lion’s Presidents Award - Best 50’s Cruise Car - Sponsored by Pottsville Lions Club
• 1 Mayor’s Choice - Sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, Boho rad & Thornburg.
PLUS! - Each winner of those 3 top awards will receive a signed photo of Dennis Gage!
• 5 Best Original (pre 40’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s)
• 5 Best Original - (pre 40’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s) - Sponsored by Ken’s Tires
• 5 Best Restoration - (pre 40’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s) - Sponsored by Naftzinger’s Auto Parts
• 3 Kid’s Choice - (1st - 2nd - 3rd) - Sponsored by Mike Miller Reconditioning
• Hottest & Best Mustang’s (60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s & 2000’s (1•st - 2nd) - Sponsored by Sands Ford of Pottsville
• 3 Cars Most Likely to Get a Date - (1st - 2nd - 3rd) - Sponsored by
• Charlie’s Pizza. These awards are judged by some of the female employees at City Hall. They are judging the cars, not the drivers
•2 Cars the Police Would Least Like to Chase - (1st - 2nd) - Sponsored by Bob Yanek & Son
• Best of the Street Rod - (1st - 2nd - 3rd) - Sponsored by Wehr’s Auto Services
• Best of GM Muscle Car 60’s & 70’s - (1st - 2nd - 3rd) - Sponsored by Bob Weaver Chevrolet
• Best of the Fast and Furious Custom (1st - 2nd) - In Memory of Matthew Ginther
• 2 Wildest Paint Jobs - (1st - 2nd) - Sponsored by Kline’s Auto Inc.
• 7 Best Pick-Up Trucks - (pre 40’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s 70’s, 80’s, 90’s & 2000’s) - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
• 2 Trucks Most Likely to Get a Date - (1st - 2nd) - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
• Best Van - (1st - 2nd) - Sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts
Best of Show Motorcycle - (1st - 2nd - 3rd) - Sponsored by Schaeffer-Harley Davidson/Buell
• 4 City Council Awards - Awarded by the Councilmen of the City of Pottsville to their favorite cars in the cruise - Sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, Bohorad & Thornburg
• Corvette Trophies - Best of (50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s) - Sponsored by Bruce’s Auto Mall
Mopar Muscle Cars - (1st - 2nd - 3rd) - Sponsored by Pritz Auto Inc.
• Imports and Wildest - (1st - 2nd - 3rd) - Sponsored by EZ Rent A Car
• Most Unique - (1st - 2nd) - Sponsored by Kintzel Motors
• 3 Special Judges Awards - Sponsored by Gary (Butch) Heim
• Flame Throwing - (1st - 2nd - 3rd) - Sponsored by Jerry’s N.E. Auto Sales
• Jumping Cars - (1st - 2nd) - Sponsored by Ken’s Tires
• Light Show - (1st - 2nd - 3rd) - Sponsored by Reiley & Sterner
• Best of the 50’s & 60’s Porch Party Awards - (1st - 2nd) - Sponsored by T-102 Radio
• 10 Special Judges Awards - Sponsored by ET Trophies
• Best Twist - (1st - 2nd) - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
Best Jitterbug - (1st - 2nd) - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
• Best Dressed - (1st - 2nd) - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
• Longest Distance Traveled - Sponsored by Leesport Bank

 

 

 

 

CRUISE NEWS 2006

2006 Cruise Award Winners


2006 Cruise Car Winner- Sponsored by Losch Internet Services
Josephine Mehlman of New Philadelphia
Best of Cruise Over All - Sponsored by Schuylkill Plus Magazine
Lee Kellner, Lansdale - 1934 Ford Cabriolet.
Best of the 50’s Cruise Award - Sponsored by Coca-Cola of Pottsville
Charlie Ratliff, Newmanstown - 1952 Chev. Convertible.
Best Original Pre-40’s - Sponsored by Ken’s Tires
Jonathan Drebitko, Minersville - 1927 Ford Model T.
Best Original 1940’s - Sponsored by Ken’s Tires
Phil Minchoff, Port Carbon - 1948 Chev.
Best Original 50’s - Sponsored by Ken’s Tires
Bill Maley, Wilkes-Barre - 1960 Mercedes.
Best Original 60’s - Sponsored by Ken’s Tires
John & Janet O’Toole, Pottsville - 1969 Olds 442 Conv.
Best Original 70’s - Sponsored by Ken’s Tires
Craig Lash, Pottsville - 1976 Lincoln Contenental.
Best Restoration Pre-40’s - Sponsored by Naftzinger’s Used Auto Parts
Dan Shuman, Minersville - 1929 Model A.
Best Restoration 50’s - Sponsored by Naftzinger’s Used Auto Parts
Joe Menne, Ashland - 1956 Chev Nomad.
Best Restoration 60’s - Sponsored by Naftzinger’s Used Auto Parts
Ceicel Thompson, Temple - 1964 Falcon Conv.
Best Restoration 70’s - Sponsored by Naftzinger’s Used Auto Parts
Tony & Joanne Brophy, Frackville - 1972 Buick GS.
Mayor’s Choice Award - Sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, Bohorad, Thornburg
John W. Rich, Pottsville - 1984 Aztec Special Built 1 of 12.
City Council Awards - Sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, Bohorad, Thornburg
Bill Harner, Myerstown - 1965 Pontiac GIO; Ken Wenrich, Dalmatia - 1957 Chev Bel Air 2 dr. Hardtop; Gary & Cindy Strause, Bethel - 1938 Chev Coupe; Bob Yanni, Pottsville - 1953 Studebaker Starliner.
Car Most Likely To Get A Date - Sponsored by Charlie’s Pizza
1st: Sue & Don Kellner, Lansdale - 1970 Chev Corvette Conv.
2nd: Rocco & Anita Limongelli - 1950 Mercury.
3rd: Hal & Sharen Messer, Reading - 1952 Chevy Belair.
Car Police Would Least Like to Chase - Sponsored by Bob Yanek & Son
1st: Lester Rittenhouse, Wilkes-Barre - 1936 Dodge Truck.
2nd: Bob & Carole Lee, Schuylkill Haven - 1935
Best Fast and Furious Custom - In Memory of Matthew Ginther
1st: Erik Searle, Orwigsburg - 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
2nd: Bruce Petty, Myerstown - 2001 Dodge Intrepid R/T.
Kid’s Choice - Sponsored by Miller’s Reconditioning Shop
1st: Mark Powanda, New Philadelphia - 1972 Chev Nova.
2nd: Harold Ebling, Pottsville - 1968 Mustang Fastback.
3rd: James Minchoff, Port Carbon - 1978 Cadillac.
Wildest Paint Job - Sponsored by Kline’s Auto Inc.
1st: Sue & Don Kellner, Lansdale - 1970 Chev Corvette Conv.
2nd: Randy Crisskaj, Milroy - 1969 Chev Nomad.
Best Pickup Truck Pre-40’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
Keith Walters, So. Williamsport - 1932 Ford Pickup.
Best Pickup Truck 40’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
Amos Seiders, Pottsville - 1949 Ford Pickup.
Best Pickup Truck 50’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
George Klischer, Aristes - 1957 Chev Panel.
Best Pickup Truck 60’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
Bill Heffner, Pottsville - 1968 GMC.
Best Pickup Truck 70’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
Charlie & Linda Fees, Port Carbon - 1977 Chevy K-10 4x4.
Best Pickup Truck 80’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
Chad Hildebrand, Drums - 1977 Chev Truck.
Best Pickup Truck 90’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
James Brown, Pottsville - 1992 Ford Flareside.
Truck Most Likely To Get A Date - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
1st: Bill & Christine Hertnecky, Mohnton - 2002 Dodge Ram 2500.
2nd: Elwood Jamison, Pottsville - 1988 Chev S-10 Custom Pickup.
Best Van In Cruise - Sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts
1st: Bob Weikel, Schuylkill Haven - 2003 PT Cruiser.
2nd: “jumpin” Joe Collins, Pottsville - 2001 PT Cruiser “Wildfire”
Imports & Wildest - Sponsored by EZ Rent-A-Car
1st: Barry & Vanessa Kehler, Shamokin - 2001 Toyota Celica GT.
2nd: Mike Brennan, Williamstown - 2002 Saturn SC2.
3rd: Donald N. Dennis Jr., Elizabethtown - 2006 Scion XB.
Most Unique - Sponsored by Kintzel Motors
1st: Jay Arnsperger, Wilkes-Barre - 1984 Dodge Rampage.
2nd: Gary Heim, Schuylkill Haven - 1995 Shinoda Cobra.
Mopar Awards - Sponsored by Pritz Auto Inc.
1st: Bob Green, Orwigsburg - 1969 Plym. Roadrunner Conv.
2nd: Henry Fox, Lebanon - 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
3rd: Jay Arnsperger, Wilkes-Barre - 1984 Dodge Rampage
Flame Throwing - Sponsored by Jerry’s Northeast Auto Sales
1st: Bob Speece, Mohntown - 1949 Chev Truck
2nd: Wayne Widman, Minersville - 1949 Mercury
Jumping Cars - Sponsored by Ken’s Tires
1st: Michael Dura, Frackville - 2001 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup.
2nd: Andrew Logsdon, Pine Grove - 2000 S-10 Extreme.
Best Light Show - Sponsored by Reiley & Sterner Auto Sales
1st: Chris Fletcher, Harrisburg - 2000 Volkeswagon Golf.
2nd: Robert Henderson, Beacon, N.Y. - 1969 Chevrolet Camaro.
3rd: Shannon Hullihan, Pottsville - 2002 Ford Mustang.
Best ‘50s Porch Party - Sponsored by T-102 Radio
1st: Bill Palsgrove, 1637 Market St., Pottsville.
2nd: Richard Lynn, 1200-1202 Laurel Blvd., Pottsville.
Hottest & Best Mustang 1960’s - Sponsored by Sands Ford
1st: Paul & Karen Crowe, Finksburg, Md. - 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1.
2nd: Harold Ebling, Pottsville - 1968 Mustang Fastback.
Hottest & Best Mustang 1970’s - Sponsored by Sands Ford
1st: Barry Klinger, Drums - 1969 Ford Mustang.
2nd: Jim Weikel, Pottsville - 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1.
Hottest & Best Mustang 1980’s - Sponsored by Sands Ford
1st: Greg Lahutsky, Frackville - 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra.
2nd: Steve Sickler, Noxen - 1985 Ford Mustang.
Hottest & Best Mustang 1990’s - Sponsored by Sands Ford
1st: Robert B. Leaser, Schnecksville - 1992 Ford Mustang LX.
2nd: Cody Pflueger, Schuylkill Haven - 1992 Ford Mustang GT.
Hottest & Best Mustang 2000’s - Sponsored by Sands Ford
1st: Mike Melley, Reading - 2001 Ford Mustang GT.
2nd: Ron Wilhelm, Halifax - 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1.
Best ‘53-’62 Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce’s Auto Mall
1st: Cyril & Toni Murphy, Pottsville - 1959 Chevrolet Corvette.
2nd: Chuck Gustas, New Philadelphia - 1961 Chevrolet Corvette.
Best ‘63-’67 Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce’s Auto Mall
1st: Jim Huff, Bloomsburg - 1963 Chevrolet Corvette.
2nd: Rick Fritz, Andreas - 1966 Chevrolet Corvette.
Best ‘68-’72 Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce’s Auto Mall
1st: Bruce D. Klouser, Valley View - 1972 Chevrolet Corvette.
2nd: Nancy A. Riegle, Pottsville - 1972 Chevrolet Corvette.
Best ‘73-’82 Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce’s Auto Mall
1st: Edward R. Hurst, Pottsville - 1975 Chevrolet Corvette Conv..
2nd: Wayne Yeich, Landingville - 1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette.
Best ‘84-’96 Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce’s Auto Mall
1st: Russ Zimmerman, Llewellyn - 1992 Chevrolet Corvette C-4.
2nd: Ed Bachstein, Trucksville - 1993 Chevrolet Corvette.
Best ‘97-’06 Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce’s Auto Mall
1st: Michael A. Maccarone, Pottsville - 1998 Chevrolet Corvette.
2nd: Andrew & Joanne Kenapensky, New Ringgold - 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
Special Judges Awards - Sponsored by Gary “Butch” Heim
Henry Nyce, Pottsville - 1955 Ford F100.
Lee Kellner, Lansdale - 1934 Ford Cabriolet.
Bob Madrigal, Schuylkill Haven - 1964 Coupe.
Special Judges Awards - Sponsored by E.T. Trophies
Eric Schrader, Pottsville; Doris Rodrian & Buzzy Thomas, Pottsville; Tamara Songer, Jackson Hole, Wy. - 2005 Chev Corvette; Don & Sue Kellner, Lansdale - 1970 Corvette Conv. Pro-Street; Jay Arnsperger, Wilkes-Barre - 1984 Dodge Rampage.
Best Twist - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
1st: Bill & Carol Blair, Coatesville.
2nd: Cathy & George Hopsetter, Lebanon.
Best Jitterbug - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
1st: Gus & Sue Guedes, Slatington.
2nd: John Rinaldi, Sharon Maleski, Pittston.
Best Dressed - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
1st: Darlene Himmelberger, Port Clinton; Tom Rodriguez, Orlando, Fl.
Longest Distance Traveled - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
John & Kathy Leavitt, Orlando, Fl.The Great

 

Pottsville Cruise
Kicks-Off 2006 with unveiling

The Great Pottsville Cruise plans another exciting year of rock-n-roll and cars. The Pottsville Cruise Committee held its annual unveiling of the official Pottsville Cruise Car to be raffled-off at this year’s event at Losch Plaza, Progress Avenue Pottsville.
Gathered for the unveiling were members of local car clubs, non-profit organization members, the Pottsville Lions Club Cruise Committee and a host of sponsors.

Once again this year’s official cruise car, a 1990 Quasar Blue Corvette Coupe is being sponsored by Losch Internet Services of Schuylkill Haven. Losch has been a sponsor of the Cruise Car and the event for over seven years.

According to Cruise chairman, Jerry Enders, Last year’s event helped raise over $100,000 for local non-profit organizations with the sale of raffle tickets and another $20,000 was donated through the Pottsville Lions Club Charities from the Cruise revenues.
Cruise Car tickets are now available for any non-profit organization to sell at a cost of $25 per 200 tickets. Tickets sell for $2 each or 3 for $5 and the selling organization retains all proceeds for their group. Tickets are available at: Jerry’s Northeast Auto Sales, Rt. 61 Pottsville; Hadesty’s Ace Hardware, West Market St. Pottsville; and 12-Volt Dave’s Audio, West Market St. Pottsville.

The Great Pottsville Cruise has become an annual event that is now one of the largest in the Northeast U.S. Enders acknowledges that the growth and success of the Cruise is because of the continued support from all the sponsors and volunteers.

This year marks the 13th Anniversary of The Great Pottsville Cruise and will be sure to please all with the entertainment and events planned throughout the weekend of August 10,11, 12 and 13. Special feature this year will be the appearance of the original T.V. Series “Batmobile” on display Saturday and Sunday at Cruise events. Photos will be taken by the Pottsville Lions Club Cruise Committee for a nominal fee, so bring the kids.

The events start Thursday, August 10 with Generation-X Car Show & Sound-Off at Yorkville Coney Island. Friday night, August 11 the annual Sock Hop at Pine View Acres Pottsville from 9 to Midnight with the live band “Shake, Rattle & Soul” sponsored by Leesport Bank. Saturday, August 12 it’s the annual Cruise into Jerry’s Classic Cars & Collectibles Museum, 394 S. Centre St. Pottsville from 10 am to 5 pm for a fun day and a trip back in time; Saturday night will be the Cruise Into the Coney Island, downtown Pottsville on N. Centre Street from 6 to 9 pm with the live band “Remember When” sponsored by the Schuylkill Valley Corvette Club.

Sunday, August 13, the main event Cruise Day 2006, marks the 13th Annual Cruise kicking off with breakfast at the Yorkville Hose Company. Events at Martz Hall starts with 12-Volt Dave’s Audio “Cruisin’ Thunder” beginning at 8 am and staging for the main Cruise beginning at 10 am; judging will be from 1 pm to 3 pm. The Cruise will begin rolling at 4 pm to 7 pm with entertainment at Martz Hall throughout the day provided by “The Doc”, the official MC of the cruise and D.J. Now & Then on the lower lot.

Let’s not forget the porch parties and entertainment throughout the Cruise route. So decorate your house, porch, yard or storefront and you could win one of this year’s awards for the best 50’s and 60’s theme. T-102 and WPPA radio personalities will be cruising the streets to pick this year’s winners.

Once again, all Sunday activities will be at Martz Hall, Pottsville with the live band “Flamin’ Dick & the Hot Rods” from 7 pm to 10 pm sponsored by the Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau. The drawing for this year’s Cruise Car will be held at approximately 9:45 pm followed by a fantastic fireworks display
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For more information on the year’s event log on to www.TheGreatPottsvilleCruise.com serviced by Losch Internet Services, read Schuylkill Plus every month, or call Jerry Enders at 570-622-9510, Dave Clews at 570-628-4561, or Pottsville City Hall at 570-622-1234

 

 

 

 

 

Cruisers and the weather heat up
the Great Pottsville Cruise 2005

BEST OF CRUISE 2005
Winner of the SCHUYLKILL PLUS TROPHY
"Rocky's Unforgettable Dream" a1950 Mercury owned by
Rocky and Anita Limongelli of the Pittston area

HERE ARE SOME OTHER CRUISE VIEWS FROM
THE POTTSVILLE CRUISE, SUNDAY, AUGUST 14th, 2005

Despite Record High Temperatures the 2005 Pottsville Cruise was "Hot" any way you look at it... It even looks like something was on fire at one point in Garfield Square as smoke filled the street.

 

2005 Pottsville Cruise
Award Winners

2005 Cruise Car Winner- Sponsored by Losch Internet Services
Robert Kelly, Shenandoah.

Best of Cruise Over All
- Sponsored by Schuylkill Plus Magazine

Rocco and Anita Limongelli, West Pittston - ‘50 Mercury.

Best of the 50’s Cruise Award - Sponsored by Coca-Cola of Pottsville
Herman Migdon, Lancaster - ‘54 Ford Ranch Wagon.

Mayor’s Choice Award - Sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, Bohorad, Thornburg Sandra Zalusky, Schuylkill Haven - 2003 Cobra JVT.

City Council Awards - Sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, Bohorad, Thornburg
Mike and Terry Quercia, Port Carbon - ‘90 Lamborghini Countach; Vince Stevenson, Pottsville - ‘73 Herbie “The Love Bug” VW Beetle; Russell E. Dinger, Pottsville - 2005 Dodge Viper; Ken Horning, Lykens - 2004 10th Anniversary Diamond Edition Cobra.

Best Original 40’s - Spons. by Ken’s Tires
Joyce & Jim Miller, Pottsville - ‘48 Ford 2 Dr Sedan.

Best Original 50’s - Sponsored by Ken’s Tires
Paul & Sandy Schappell, Orwisburg - ‘50 Ford four-door custom sedan.

Best Original 60’s - Sponsored by Ken’s Tires
Rodney Wolfe, Reading - ‘65 Mustang 2.2.

Best Original 70’s - Sponsored by Ken’s Tires
Frank Raczka, Palo Alto - ‘70 Stage I Buick.

Best Restoration Pre-40’s - Sponsored by Naftzinger’s Used Auto Parts
Dan Shuman, Minersville - ‘29 Coupe Model A.

Best Restoration 40’s - Sponsored by Naftzinger’s Used Auto Parts
Randy Kopp, Lebanon - ‘46 Chevrolet Truck.

Best Restoration 50’s - Sponsored by Naftzinger’s Used Auto Parts
Joseph Zuber, Elizabethville - ‘56 Ford Victoria.

Best Restoration 60’s - Sponsored by Naftzinger’s Used Auto Parts
Patrick Adams, Stevens - ‘63 Chevrolet Impala.

Best Restoration 70’s - Sponsored by Naftzinger’s Used Auto Parts
Dave Rabold, Newmanstown - ‘72 Chevelle SS.

Kid’s Choice - Sponsored by Miller’s Reconditioning Shop
1st: Joe Dante, Wilkes-Barre - ‘70 Barracuda.
2nd: Stacee Hipp, Pottsville - ‘30 Ford Model A with trailer.
3rd: Arlington Andrews Jr., Tamaqua - ‘97 Dodge Viper GTS.

Car Police Would Least Like to Chase - Sponsored by Bob Yanek & Son
1st: Mike & Terry Quercia, Port Carbon - ‘90 Lamborghini Contach.
2nd: Adam Bernodin, Ashland - ‘69 Dodge Charger.
3rd: Joshua Harner, Schuylkill Haven - ‘68 Mustang.

Wildest Paint Job - Sponsored by Kline’s Auto Inc.
1st: Bobby Speece, Mohnton - ‘98 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
2nd: Tom Wenner, Blandon - ‘65 Chevelle SS.

Best ‘53-’62 Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce’s Auto Mall
1st: Bob Bowers, Pottsville - Chevrolet Corvette.
2nd: Tim & Erin Zimmer, Jonestown - Chevrolet Corvette.

Best ‘63-’67 Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce’s Auto Mall
1st: Butch Hahner, Pottsville - Chevrolet Corvette.
2nd: Bob Madrigal, Schuylkill Haven - Chevrolet Corvette.

Best ‘68-’72 Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce’s Auto Mall
1st: Bruce Stidham, Schuylkill Haven - Chevrolet Corvette Coupe.
2nd: Warren Harris, Harrisburg - Chevrolet Corvette

Best ‘73-’82 Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce’s Auto Mall
1st: David Ferrick, Coal Township - Chevrolet Corvette.
2nd: Jack Serratore, Orwigsburg - Chevrolet Corvette.

Best ‘84-’96 Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce’s Auto Mall
1st: Peter Winowich, Harrisburg - Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.
2nd: Lane & Geraldine Bortz, Kutztown - Chevrolet Corvette.

Best ‘97-’05 Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce’s Auto Mall
1st: Jim & Nancy Kuchinsky, Schuylkill Haven - Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary.
2nd: Bob Allen, Dover - Chevrolet Corvette.

Best PT Cruiser - Spons.by Pritz Auto Inc.
1st: Robert K. Weikel, Schuylkill Haven - 2003 PT Cruiser.
2nd: William McGinn, Shenandoah - 2002 PT Cruiser ‘Woody’.
3rd: “Jumpin” Joe Collins, Pottsville - 2001 PT Cruiser ‘Wildfire’.

Most Unique - Sponsored by Kintzel Motors
1st: Frankie Burke, Mt. Carmel - ‘60 Cadillac Ratalio.
2nd: Rhonda & George Geissinger, Tamaqua - ‘29 Model A Ford.

Imports & Wildest - Spons. by EZ Rent-A-Car
1st: Tom Petrusky, Elysburg - 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
2nd: John Mumie, Hazleton - 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
3rd: Mick Urenko, Pottsville - ‘98 VW Jetta Wolfsburg.

Best Pickup Truck Pre-40’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
John Dukmen, Pottsville - ‘39 Chevrolet Pickup.

Best Pickup Truck 40’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
Tom & Linda Melusky, Minersville - ‘41 Chevrolet Truck.

Best Pickup Truck 50’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
Richard Kosmisky, Auburn - ‘50 Studebaker.

Best Pickup Truck 60’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
Bill Wolfe, Frackville - ‘63 Tri-Van Truck.

Best Pickup Truck 70’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
Charlie & Linda Fees, Port Carbon - ‘77 Chevy K-10 Short Bed.

Best Pickup Truck 80’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
Josh Kaczmarczyk, Valley View - ‘82 Ford F-350.

Best Pickup Truck 90’s - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
John Kramer, Pottsville - ‘70 Ford F-150.

Truck Most Likely To Get A Date - Sponsored by Womer’s Garage
1st: Mike Meline, Ashland - 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty.
2nd: Milton Rausch, New Ringgold - ‘49 Ford F-2.

Best Van In Cruise - Sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts
1st: John H. Coldren II, Manheim - ‘94 Dodge Ram Van.
2nd: Tony Dole, Landisville - ‘78 Chevrolet Van.

Best Light Show - Sponsored by Reiley & Sterner Auto Sales
1st: Robert Henderson, Beacon, N.Y. - ‘69 Chevrolet Camaro.
2nd: Robert J. Russell, Schuylkill Haven - ‘54 Custom Line two-door.

Best Fast and Furious Custom - In Memory of Matthew Ginther
1st: Erik Searle, Orwigsburg - ‘99 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
2nd: David Blankenhorn, Pottsville - 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Best Jumping Car - Sponsored by Ken’s Tires
1st: Nicholas Weinrich, Whitehall - ‘89 Chevrolet S-10.
2nd: Michael Dura, Frackville - 2001 Chevrolet S-10.

Best Flame Throwing - Sponsored by G.W. Guldin’s Auto Sales
1st: Jeffrey W. Fuoss, Montgomery - ‘84 Hurst Oldsmobile.
2nd: John Zabriski, Plains - ‘73 Austin Mini.

Car Most Likely To Get A Date - Sponsored by Charlie’s Pizza
1st: Russell E. Dinger, Pottsville - 2005 Dodge Viper.
2nd: Don Kramer, Pottsville - ‘58 Ford T-Bird.
3rd: Don Young, Schuylkill Haven - ‘67 Ford 427 SC Cobra.

Special Judges Awards - Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
Hula-Hoop winners:
Jessie Unell, Orwigsburg; Mikala Soubik, Pottsville; Daniella Woiski, Pottsville; Tanya Hinkle, Pottsville.

Special Judges Awards - Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
Gene & Gail Starr, Pottsville - ‘68 Chev. Camaro.
Elmo Sterner, Schuylkill Haven, ‘68 Plymouth GTX.
Bob & Betsy Yanni, Pottsville - ‘53 Studebaker.
Tom Rubright, Kutztown - ‘66 427 Cobra Replica.

Special Judges Awards - Sponsored by Gary “Butch” Heim
Rich & Sandy Rossi, Kaska - ‘67 Ford Mustang.
Foxie Elder, Mount Joy - ‘50 Mercury Coupe.
Don Smith, Bainbridge - ‘50 Mercury Coupe.

Best of the ‘60s Mustang - Sponsored by Sands Ford
1st: Harold Ebling, Mount Carbon - ‘68 Mustang Fastback.
2nd: Rich & Sandy Rossi, Kaska - ‘67 Ford Mustang.

Best of the ‘70s Mustang - Sponsored by Sands Ford
1st: Randy Smith, Pine Grove - ‘72 Ford Mustang.

Best of the ‘80s Mustang - Sponsored by Sands Ford
1st: Shane Flail, Pottsville - ‘87 Ford Mustang.

Best of the ‘90s Mustang - Sponsored by Sands Ford
1st: Jonathan Knight, Mohnton - ‘96 Ford Mustang Cobra.
2nd: Tiffany Tankalavage, Tower City - ‘94 Ford Mustang GT.

Best of the 2000s Mustang - Sponsored by Sands Ford
1st: Ed Tokonitz, Jacksonville, N.C. - 2003 Ford Mustang GT.
2nd: Ron Wilhelm, Halifax - 2003 Mustang Mach I.

Best ‘50s Porch Party - Sponsored by Jerry’s Northeast Auto Sales
1st: Joe & Julianne Voksta, 1645 W. Market St., Pottsville.
2nd: Scott Kline, 1719 W. Market St., Pottsville.

Best Limbo - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
1st: Alison Gudzinas, Pottsville.
2nd: Lauren Gudzinas, Pottsville.

Best Jitterbug - Spons. by Leesport Bank
John & Sharon, Pittston.

Best Hula-Hoop - Spons. by Leesport Bank
1st: Alison Gudzinas, Pottsville.
2nd: Emma Marie O’Gorman, Pottsville.

Best Twist - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
1st: Frankie Burke, Mt. Carmel.
2nd: Mary Daley, Pottsville.

Longest Distance Traveled - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
Joan & Chuck Bensinger, California, originally from Schuylkill Haven.

Best Dressed - Sponsored by Leesport Bank - Eleanor & Marlin, Barnesville, Friday night sock hop.

 

Cruise Car for 2005
unveiled on March 20th.

Ticket sales to benefit many local groups now underway!

POTTSVILLE - The official Cruise Car for the 2005 Great Pottsville Cruise was unveiled March 20, at 2 p.m. at Losch Plaza, Progress Ave.

This year's Cruise Car, a white 1991 Chevrolet Corvette, is once again being sponsored by Losch Internet Services of Schuylkill Haven. Non-profit organizations will be able to pick-up Cruise Car raffle tickets at the unveiling.

Last year's Cruise Car was won by The Jeff Fanelli family of Orwigsburg. The sale of Cruise Car tickets raised over $100,000 for local charities, fire companies, organizations and other civic clubs.

This year's cruise is once again gearing up to be a huge event. Three days of Rock-n-Roll and hot cars. Starting Friday, August 12, have a fun filled night with a sock-hop at Pine View Acres. Saturday, August 13, cruise in to Jerry's Classic Cars & Collectibles Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a trip back in time; then Saturday night cruise in to the Coney Island, Downtown and dance with the live band Shake, Rattle & Soul from Bethlehem. Sunday, August 14, is Cruise Day 2005. The Great Pottsville Cruise is a Pottsville Lions Charities and Pottsville Pride event.

For more information, call cruise chairman Jerry Enders at 570-622-9510, or co-chairman Dave Clews at 570-628-4561, log on at www.TheGreatPottsvilleCruise.com, or read Schuylkill Plus every month!

Schuylkill Plus is the Official Guide to the Great Pottsville Cruise.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The 2005 Great Pottsville Cruise will be held Sunday, August 14th! Three days of events and activities will again lead up to what is promising to be the Biggest and Best Pottsville cruise ever!

LAST YEAR'S LIST...
2004 Cruise Winners List


2004 Cruise Car Winner- Sponsored by Losch Internet Services
Jeff Fanelli (Orwigsburg, PA)

Best of Cruise Over All - Sponsored by Schuylkill Plus Magazine
Ernie & Steph Miller (Lehighton, PA) - '33 Chevy Coupe
Best of the 50's Cruise Award - Sponsored by Coca-Cola of Pottsville
Diane Kramer (Pottsville, PA) - '57 Ford T-Bird
Mayor's Cup Award - Sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, Bohorad, Thornburg
John M. Chappell (Gowen City, PA) - '35 Auburn
City Council Awards - Sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, Bohorad, Thornburg
Charlie & Linda Ratliff (Newmanstown, PA) - '52 Chevy Conv
Sam & Bertie Spina (Pottsville, PA) - XK 150 Jaguar
Jonathan Drebitko (Minersville, PA) - '27 Ford Model T
Joe Cesari (Kulpmont, PA) - '31 Model A Deluxe Roadster
Best Original Pre-40's - Sponsored by Ken's Tires
Woody & Sandy Gingrich (Lancaster, PA) - '37 Chev Business Coupe
Best Original 40's - Sponsored by Ken's Tires
Joyce & Jim Miller (Pottsville, PA) - '48 Ford 2 Dr Sedan
Best Original 50's - Sponsored by Ken's Tires
Rocco & Amita Limongelli (West Pittston, PA) - '50 Mercury
Best Original 60's - Sponsored by Ken's Tires
Elmo Sterner (Schuylkill Haven, PA) - '68 Plymouth GTX
Best Original 70's - Sponsored by Ken's Tires
Mike Brennan (Cressona, PA) - '70 Ford Galaxy XL Conv
Best Restoration Pre-40's - Sponsored by Naftzinger's Used Auto Parts
Jonathan Drebitko (Minersville, PA) - '27 Ford Model T
Best Restoration 40's - Sponsored by Naftzinger's Used Auto Parts
Philip & Violet Minchoff (Port Carbon, PA) - '48 Chevy Conv
Best Restoration 50's - Sponsored by Naftzinger's Used Auto Parts
James Shappell (Schuylkill Haven, PA) - '56 Ford Sunliner
2004 Cruise Award Winners
Best Restoration 60's - Sponsored by Naftzinger's Used Auto Parts
Jason Sweinhart (Annville, PA) - '66 Impala SS
Best Restoration 70's - Sponsored by Naftzinger's Used Auto Parts
James J. & Georgann Connell (Girardville, PA) - '77 Chrysler Newport
Kid's Choice - Sponsored by Miller's Reconditioning Shop
1st: Dale Reightler (Donaldson, PA) - '71 Chevy Nova
2nd: Lee & Tina Poole (Blandon, PA) - '71 Chevy Chevelle Malibu
3rd: Bill & Cindy Koshinskis (Coal Township, PA) - '38 Plymouth Coupe
Car Police Would Least Like to Chase - Sponsored by Bob Yanek & Sons
1st: Vince Helms (Lebanon, PA) - '33 Plymouth
2nd: Bud & Sis Ott (Northampton, PA) - '37 Chevy Coupe
Wildest Paint Job - Sponsored by S & Y Paints
1st: Tom Wenner (Blandon, PA) - '65 Chevelle Super Sport
2nd: Cindy Padilla (Bethlehem, PA) - '30 Model A
Best 50's Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
1st: Cyril & Toni Murphy (Pottsville, PA) - '59 Corvette
2nd: Bob Bowers (Seltzer, PA) - '62 Corvette
Best 60's Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
1st: Bruce Stidham (Schuylkill Haven, PA) - '67 Corvette
2nd: Brian Smutry (Sugarloaf, PA) - '69 Corvette Stingray
Best 70's Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
1st: Nancy Riegle (Pottsville, PA) - '72 Corvette
2nd: Kathy Bosak (Deer Lake, PA) - '71 Corvette
Best 80's Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
1st: Keith Loeb (Hamburg, PA) - '87 Corvette
2nd: Charles Finney (Reading, PA) - '86 Corvette
Best 90's Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
1st: Bob & Betsy Sullivan (RD Pine Grove, PA) - '94 Corvette
2nd: Doug Naftzinger (Auburn, PA) - '98 Corvette
Best 2000 Corvette - Sponsored by Bruce's Auto Mall
1st: Steve & Judy Schaufler (Milnesville, PA) - 2000 Corvette
2nd: Joe Klokis (Natalie, PA) - 2002 Z06 Corvette
2004 Cruise Award Winners
Best PT Cruiser - Sponsored by Pritz Auto Inc.
1st: Mary Ann Koppenhaver (Tower City, PA)
2nd: William McGinn (Shenandoah, PA) - '02 PT Cruiser 'Woody'
3rd: Susan Kilmer (Pottsville, PA) - '02 PT Cruiser 'Susie's Cruiser'
Most Unique - Sponsored by Kintzel Motors
1st: Vince Helm (Lebanon, PA) - '33 Plymouth
2nd: John M. Chappell (Gowen City, PA) - '35 Auburn
Imports & Wildest - Sponsored by EZ Rent-A-Car
1st: Mick Uranko w/ Angie Phillippy (Pottsville, PA) - '98 VW Wolfsburg
2nd: Lou Torres (Reading, PA) - 2000 Kia Sephia
3rd: Blake Watcher (Minersville, PA) - '99 Chevy Cavalier
Best Pickup Truck Pre-40's - Sponsored by Womer's Garage
James Fasnacht (Tremont, PA) - '39 Dodge Stakebody
Best Pickup Truck 40's - Sponsored by Womer's Garage
Joe Souchak (Minersville, PA) - '41 Chevy 3/4 Ton Pickup
Best Pickup Truck 50's - Sponsored by Womer's Garage
Richard Kosmisky (Auburn, PA) - '50 Studebaker
Best Pickup Truck 60's - Sponsored by Womer's Garage
Charlie Trapani (Pottsville, PA) - '69 Chevy Van
Best Pickup Truck 70's - Sponsored by Womer's Garage
Charlie Fees (Port Carbon, PA) - '77 Chevy K-10 Shortbed
Best Pickup Truck 80's - Sponsored by Womer's Garage
Tom & Elwood Jamison (Pottsville, PA) - '88 Custom S10
Best Pickup Truck 90's - Sponsored by Womer's Garage
Mike Klokes (Mt. Carmel, PA) - '96 GMC Yukon
Truck Most Likely To Get A Date - Sponsored by Womer's Garage
1st: Charlie Fees (Port Carbon, PA) - '77 Chevy K-10 Shortbed
2nd: Andrew Devine (Elysburg, PA) - '99 Ford F-250 XLT Superduty
Best Van In Cruise - Sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts
Charlie Trapani (Pottsville, PA) - '69 Chevy Van
2004 Cruise Award Winners
Best Light Show - Sponsored by Reiley & Sterner Auto Sales
1st: Foxie Elder (Mt. Joy, PA) - '50 Mercury Coupe
2nd: Douglas G. Roddick (Emmaus, PA) - 2000 Chevy Camaro SS
Best Fast and Furious Custom - In Memory of Matthew Ginther
Erik Searle (Orwigsburg, PA) - '99 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Best Fast and Furious Custom - Sponsored by Ken's Tires
1st: Steven Reber (Reading, PA) - '84 Cadillac Coupe Deville
2nd: Pete Savidge (Alburtis, PA) - 2000 Chevy S10
Best Flame Throwing - Sponsored by G.W. Guldin's Auto Sales
1st: George Rittenhoose (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - '55 Chevy Belair
2nd: Athen Rittenhoose (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - '71 Plymouth
Car Most Likely To Get A Date - Sponsored by Charlie's Pizza
1st: Russell & Eileen Smith (Palo Alto, PA) - '69 Chevy Camaro
2nd: Susan Brass (Aristes, PA) - '55 Ford Crown Victoria
3rd: F. Vincent Myers (Harrisburg, PA) - '61 Corvette
Best Limbo at Sock Hop - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
Joyce Stankavage (Shenandoah, PA)
Best Jitterbug at Sock Hop - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
Pat & Gary Kramer (Schuylkill Haven, PA)
Best Hula-Hoop at Sock Hop - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
Bonnie Raczka (Shoemakersville, PA)
Best Twist at Sock Hop - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
Michael Brady & Sandra Madl (Leesport, PA)
Longest Distance Traveled To Sock Hop - Sponsored by Leesport Bank
Keith Sampsell (South Williamsport, PA)
Special Award at Sock Hop - Sponsored by Blu Tavern Restaurant
Darlene Himmelberger (Port Clinton, PA)
Special Award Bubble Gum Blowing - Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
1st: Jonathan Artz (Nashua, NH)
2nd: Tanya Hinkle (Pottsville, PA)
Special Judges Award - Sponsored by E.T. Trophy Shop
Frank Raczka (Palo Alto, PA) - '70 Buick Stage I
Joseph Minnic (Ashland, PA) - '57 Chevy Hardtop
Rob Newhard (Coopersburg, PA) - '41 Willys Coupe
Laverne & Chuck Seamon (Port Carbon, PA) - '51 Mercury Custom
Howard Dunlap (Pottsville, PA) - '37 Ford Coupe
Gene & Gail Starr (Pottsville, PA) - '68 Chevy Camaro
Sandy Rossi (Kaska, PA) - '68 Ford Mustang
Lee & Tina Poole (Blandon, PA) - '71 Chevy Chevelle Malibu
Special Judges Award - Sponsored by Gary "Butch" Heim
William Wentz (Lehighton, PA) - '57 Chevy Belair
Tim Rubright (Kutztown, PA) - '66 Ford Cobra 427 Replica
Richard Birven (Adamsdale, PA) - '59 Ford Reconstructed Roadster
Hula Hoop Contest
1st: Sadie Cresswell (Pottsville, PA)
2nd: Virginia Ebert (Pottsville, PA)
3rd: Tanya Hinkle (Pottsville, PA)
Jitterbug Contest - Blu Tavern Gift Cert
Joan & Al Baker (New Cumberland, PA)
Twist Contest - Blu Tavern Gift Cert
Donna Pugh & Ginny Kasalavage (Pottsville, PA)
Cruisin' Thunder Total Points Champion - 12 Volt Dave's Audio
Eric Searle (Orwigsburg, PA)
Cruisin' Thunder Power Class 601+ Watts - 12 Volt Dave's Audio
1st: Ron Heim (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
2nd: Steve Mallick (Shenandoah, PA)
Crusin' Thunder Loudest Car - 12 Volt Dave's Audio
1st: Lendell Richard (Kaska, PA)
2nd: Joey Kerper (Reading, PA)
Crusin' Thunder Best of Show - 12 Volt Dave's Audio
Nick Uranko
Crusin' Thunder Judge's Choice - 12 Volt Dave's Audio
Juan Acevedo (Reading, PA)
Steve Maluck (Shenandoah, PA)


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