The 2014 Pumpkin Run
After the previous week rainout, the 19th Annual Pumpkin Run kicked off this past Saturday in perfect form. A little on the chilly side in the morning, but it warmed up later on to make it near perfect weather for the event.
The turnout for the PR was even greater than last year in all categories. The volunteer PR staff was again very helpful as they always are, which made the event run even smoother yet. The most noticeable improvements made this year were more available parking and more bathroom facilities.
It's difficult for us to determine the exact number of street rods and restored classic cars, but there were quite a few. In the stock car category there were a lot of new cars on display, due in part because the South Jersey Stock Car Reunion has now joined up as part of the PRun, which is, in our opinion, quite an asset in helping to preserve the memories of the history of stock car racing from the early years, and so we say "Thanks to all of you people who take the time to bring your cars to this great event each year. You're greatly appreciated"!
Below you will see some of the pix of the PRun, especially for those of
you who weren't able to attend. Some of the pix are from the previous
week, taken before the rainout call on Saturday. We will do this article
in two parts, with the continuation of this part coming next week. Take
time to enjoy and read the captions below many of the pix. Thanks.
Ralph Broschard and Ray Bartling just goofing around
Rick Broschard, Joe Carr and Ralph Broschard....the rained out weekend
Russ Dodge and a friend talking about the good old days
The next Fleming's project, restoring this old Hudson
Part of th old boneyard
Old Gulf pump
Barbara Capazzoli's TQ
Bob Malzahn's last race car
Tom Skinner's 659
This was a popular truck this year
A few of the Bikes that were there
Some of the crowd
Suzi Miles and Ray Bartling checking out the museum
Bill Force's restored #26
Bill Boundar's homemade wooden racers
A closer look.......
An early Wood's Brother's car
A family of open wheel racers
Always a popular car at the Pumpkin Run
Ann Ransom's restored car
An Early sprinter
Former dirt driver Kenny Edsell taking a break
Former female driver, Myrtle Falkinburg and her son John
Bill Boundar and Gil Hearne
It was great to talk with Al Michalchuck
Ken Brenn and Al Michalchuck
Ken Brenn with Joe McFarlan
Al and Joe
Frank Drogan's 3X
Nice touch on the engine
We will continue with the second half of the show next week. Be sure to return, Thanks
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