Sweet Classics at the 38th Wheels of Time Street Rod & Custom Jamboree


Publish date: 2016-09-08 08:54:38
Time Street Rod & Custom Jamboree

The 38th Street Rod & Custom Jamboree by Wheels of Time Street Rod Association was held at Macungie Memorial Park Macungie, Pennsylvania. The event had a special guest, Henry Winkler known for his role as Arthur Fonzarelli in the TV series the Happy Days. Winkler stayed the whole 3 days of the jamboree for autograph signing and picture takings with a horde of fans during the show.

1934 Chevrolet Street Rod Owned by Kenny Gruber

1934 Chevrolet Street Rod

The event also featured a gallery of vintage military vehicles and equipment such as the completely painted Vietnam-era helicopter to pay homage to the veterans who were also guests at the event. The event was very family friendly, it featured a mini carnival that had a few rides and another area was filled with hundreds of vendors that sold a wide range of items from arts and crafts, foods, car parts, and car services. Every evening of the 3-day event, a parade went through the nearby towns. The jamboree was really filled with also sorts of amusements for everyone to enjoy.

The event also featured a gallery of vintage military vehicles and equipment such as the completely painted Vietnam-era helicopter to pay homage to the veterans who were also guests at the event. The event was very family friendly, it featured a mini carnival that had a few rides and another area was filled with hundreds of vendors that sold a wide range of items from arts and crafts, foods, car parts, and car services. Every evening of the 3-day event, a parade went through the nearby towns. The jamboree was really filled with also sorts of amusements for everyone to enjoy.

1961 Corvette dragster

1961 Corvette dragster

The main attraction of the event was around 1,500 street rods and other classics that were displayed on the field. For people who are not familiar with how the Street Rodding community celebrates their cars, it is far from the mainstream part of the classic car collecting scene where well preserved and restored classics are highly valued, the street rodding community has no limits to how they build their cars. Creativity is the key to every street rod and everyone goes crazy with their builds. Probably the only rule is that your build should be safe for you and everyone around it.

Restomod 1959 Buick

Restomod 1959 Buick

Cars from the earliest automobiles to the more modern examples were present in the show. The styles were also very diverse. Although most are crazy custom street rods, there were also some fully restored classics present such as the 1961 Corvette owned by Bob and Betsy Yanni from Pottsville, Pennsylvania. A beautiful 1961 Corvette that was restored back to its NHRA racing days condition, it is a record holder for the F/Stock class during the 1968 NHRA.

On the crazier side of the event is the 1930 Ford Rat-Rod build by Chris and Jeanne Remmel from Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. The Ford featured a lot of plumbing such as copper pipes that were welded together with other junks. A very steampunk style classic.

1930 Ford Rat Rod

1930 Ford rat rod

Rat-Rods were the most common cars in the event and most rods were built using Ford cars from 1920 to 1940. There were still some other street rod brands such as the low rider 1960 Rambler Station wagon owned by Shana Markowitz and the 409 Chevrolet-powered Henry J dragsters owned by Gerald Csontos which also stood out.

1923 Ford T-Buick Rat Rod

1923 Ford T-Buick Rat Rod

1932 Ford Coupe powered by an Oldsmobile V8

1932 Ford coupe powered by an Oldsmobile V8

1954 Ford Customline Station Wagon

1954 Ford Customline station wagon

WW2 style 1932 Ford Roadster

1932 Ford roadster

1950 Ford Pickup

1950 Ford pickup

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