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                                                  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

 

David Kramer

 

Former dirt driver Kenny Edsell taking a break 

 

Former female driver, Myrtle Falkinburg and her son John

 

Chuck Williams

 

 

 

Doc Morrow

 

Bill Boundar and Gil Hearne

 

Bobby Braxton

 

Dick Tobias 

 

Al Michalchuck

 

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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