CHEER’s classic car, truck and bike show highlights the history of the Ford

CHEER Inc. Executive Director Ken Bock welcomes the crowd to the 2016 car, truck and bike show. An IndyCar driven by motorsports legend Mario Andretti was the featured attraction at last year’s event.

GEORGETOWN – The history of the Ford is the themed feature on the grounds of the CHEER Community Center in early August.

Saturday, Aug. 5 is the date for CHEER’s 7th Annual Classic Car, Truck and Bike Show, an event that’s expected to feature more than 100 vehicles.

The public is invited to enjoy this free event that runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

The show, initially facilitated by CHEER board member Walter Koopman as a fundraiser for the non-profit’s nutrition programs, will feature Mustangs, Jaguars, Corvettes, Ferraris, Thunderbirds, Porsches and many others.

Trophies will be awarded in several categories.

Spectators at a past CHEER Car, Truck and Bike Show check out this 1962 Rene Bonnet racing machine, owned by Walter Koopman.

Some of the vehicles on display are owned by Mr. Koopman, a motorsports enthusiast, collector and former race driver whose motorsports career dotted several continents including Europe. He is also a Korean War veteran.

This year’s event celebrates “The History of the Ford” with many Mustangs, T-Birds, Galaxies, Fairlanes, Torinos, Falcons, Broncos and pick-ups on display in the parking lot of the CHEER facility located on Sand Hill Road, just off Rt. 9 east of Georgetown.

Besides the display of cars, trucks and bikes, there will be business displays and silent and live auctions.

A Gourmet Champagne Bunch will feature over 64 feet of food including prime rib, crab dip, carved ham, steamed shrimp, breakfast items and more. Gourmet desserts will also be included.

Brunch tickets are $25 and will be available at the door.

This battery-operated 1967 Shelby Mustang replica will be raffled off at the Aug. 5 show.

There’s also a raffle for a chance to take home a battery-operated replica of an original 1967 Shelby 6T500 Mustang. Tickets to win little “Shelby” are $5 each or five for $20. It will be given away at the end of the day and the winner does not have to be present.

The cost to register a vehicle in the show is $25 per vehicle or $50 which includes two brunch tickets. To register call Florence Mason at 515-3045 or Walt Koopman at 945-7122.

All proceeds from these events will support the CHEER Nutrition Program and Meals on Wheels.

CHEER is a non-profit agency that provides services to senior citizens in Sussex County. For more information call 515-3040.

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