The Museum’s 51st Annual Duryea Day Antique & Classic Car & Truck Show and Flea Market was held on September 3 in Boyertown Community Park. We’re happy to report that 627 show vehicles were registered this year! The weather could also not have been better for both spectators and vehicle owners. As always, Duryea Day brings a wide array of years, makes, and models, which makes it a truly unique car show.
We are also pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Museum Choice Awards in eight different categories:
Antique Pre War Car: 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible (Owners David & Lisa Helmer)
Antique Post War Car: 1955 Buick Special 2 Door Coupe (Owner Pete Gipprich)
Antique Commercial Truck: 1967 International R190 (Owner Michael Yarnell)
Antique Pickup Truck: 1931 Ford Model A (Owners Jim & Georgia Dixen)
Street Rod: 1946 Ford Business Coupe (Owner Dale Kline)
Street Machine: 1964 Studebaker Challenger (Owner Paul Lausch)
Sports Car: 1952 MG TD (Owner Lee Ahrens)
Antique Motorcycle: 1965 Harley Davidson FLH (Owner Brad Bingham)
The Museum is also pleased to announce that Paul Wolfmeyer and his 1956 Chrysler Windsor was awarded the Beatrice Landis Memorial Award.
A “THANK YOU” to all who attended the show this year, and we hope to see you again in 2017. Many thanks also to all the volunteers who gave their time staffing the entry gates, the Museum tent, parking cars, registering participants, acting as tour guides at the Museum, setting up the Park, and performing the many other tasks that need to be completed in order for Duryea Day to run smoothly. As always, we could not have this show without all the help from our friends in the Pottstown Region AACA.
The Museum’s 50th Annual Duryea Day Antique & Classic Car & Truck Show and Flea Market was held on September 5 in Boyertown Community Park, and what a record-setter it was! We’re thrilled to say that 711 vehicles registered for the show, which beats the previous year’s record of 683 vehicles! A highlight of the show were all the Pennsylvania-built vehicles that attended, which included some Boyertown-bodied delivery trucks, a Spangler fire engine built in Hamburg, PA, several Macks, and the last known remaining Dile automobiles. The Museum’s 1914 Dile Roadster joined the other two Diles, a 1915 and a 1916, for the display at Boyertown Community Park. It is believed these are the only three examples of the Reading company to survive. We were also joined by the great-granddaughter of Irvin Lengel, co-founder of the Dile Motor Car Company, who brought family history and photographs along with her to share with visitors.
We also added some new categories for Museum Choice awards this year. We’re pleased to announce the winners:
Beatrice Landis Memoral Award: 1954 Nash Rambler (Owner: Mark Lehman)
Antique Pre War Car: 1932 Cadillac Town Sedan (Owners: Dave & Cathy Pfeiffer)
Antique Post War Car: 1954 Chrysler Imperial Newport (Owner: Paul Wolfmeyer)
Antique Commercial Truck: 1953 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery (Owner: Maurice Ayers)
Antique Pickup Truck: 1969 Volkswagen Type 2 Single Cab (Owner: Thomas Richardson)
Street Rod: 1933 Ford 3 Window Coupe (Owner: Bob Trout)
Street Machine: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air (Owner: Rene Hendricks)
Sports Car: 1937 MGTA (Owner: Lee Ahrens)
Antique Motorcycle: 1913 Indian (Owner: Edgar R. Jeffers)
Thank you to all who attended the show and joined us for our 50th! We hope to see you again in 2016 to start off the next fifty years of Duryea Day shows!
Many thanks go out to all the volunteers who gave their time staffing the entry gates, the Museum tent, parking cars, registering participants, acting as tour guides at the Museum, and the many other tasks that needed to be completed the day of the show. A special thank, too, to all the volunteers who helped set up the park the day before. As always, we couldn’t have this show without all the help from the Pottstown Region AACA and the Antique Truck Club of America.