Auto and truck show could make Dad's day


June 12, 1994|By STAN DILLON

Next Sunday is Father's Day, and what better way to treat Dad than to take him to the Father's Day Jamboree Auto and Truck Show at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster?

The show isn't just for fathers, but for everyone, young and old.

The car show has been organized by Dwight Boteler of Hampstead. For years, Boteler has dreamed of staging an event that would appeal to motor enthusiasts of all ages.

"I always liked cars and being around them," said the former drag racer. "I always wanted to put on a local show for everyone."

Two years ago, he formed Auto-Motion Productions with his wife, Betty.

He got to fulfill his dream when he staged his first show at the Mount Airy fairgrounds last year. The show was a success, and Boteler immediately began making plans for his next show.

He decided that he wanted to have his show more centrally located in Carroll County and selected the Ag Center as his site.

It takes a year of hard work to bring a show like this together.

Boteler says that he couldn't do it without the help of his wife and friends, Shawn Bergerman of Hagerstown and Bob Kozieracki of Highlandtown.

The auto and truck jamboree begins at 8 a.m. and continues until dark.

The main attraction will be the wide selection of cars and trucks on display. There will be 18 categories, with more than 60 classes for antique cars, classic cars, pony and muscle cars, Pro-Street, racers, street rods, commercial trucks and 4x4s.

The show will be a place for car enthusiasts to showcase cars that they have carefully taken care of or restored. Americans have always been in love with the automobile, especially the muscle cars of the '50s and '60s, and Boteler expects a large display of these classic cars.

Judging will take place around 2 p.m. There will be more than $1,300 in trophies, awards and door prizes. Awards will be presented for the car with the best paint job, best interior, best of show for each category and more.

The show also will pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of the Ford Mustang with awards for the oldest and the newest Mustangs.

There will be more to the show than the cars and trucks. There will be a car bash, model car show for all ages, raffles and contests. After the judging, there will be a sock hop with live music by the local band Dixie Highway.

If you are looking for parts with which to fix your car, the show probably will have them. There will be a parts market, car corral, crafts and general merchandise on sale. And you won't go hungry, either. There will be plenty of food, including pizza and pit beef and ham.

Sponsors of the show include Petry's Salvage Yard, Arundel Chassis, Trick Trucks, Motor Car Enhancements Center, MBA Auto Parts & Dupont Automotive Finishes and A-1 Service Center.

Boteler, 42, used to be a regular competitor at the 75-80 Dragway, but the show has kept him too busy to race.

The Fathers' Day show isn't the only show Boteler has been working on. He will have his second annual event at Mount Airy over the Labor Day weekend.

Weekend results

Last weekend, Randy Zechman of Westminster claimed his first win of the year in the semi-late feature at Lincoln Speedway. Kenny Angell of Taneytown was 10th. In the super sprints, Jeff Shepard of Finksburg, driving the Weikert Livestock Special, placed second in the B-Main. Kenny Mirfin of Union Bridge was seventh in the thundercar main event.

At Trail-Way Speedway, Brad McClelland of Westminster placed fourth in the micro-sprint feature. David Parrish of Westminster followed in fifth and Jerry Parrish of Westminster ninth. Greg Messersmith of Hampstead was third in the thundercar feature, and John McDonogh of Finksburg was ninth.

Westminster's Matt Barnes finished third in the four-cylinder stock feature, Brad Green of Westminster placed sixth and Jeff Young of Westminster ninth.

At Challenger Raceway in Jacksonville, Pa., McClelland finished third in the micro-sprint feature Saturday.

Cris Eash of Woodbine won his fifth super sprint feature at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway. Eash started 11th and grabbed the lead on the 19th lap to win the 25-lap feature. Ric Jones of Westminster was seventh in the late-model feature at Winchester (Va.) Speedway.

In drag racing, Sev Tingle of Mount Airy won Class I at 75-80 on Saturday. Ron Peters and Jim Peddicord of Westminster went to the semifinals. Marc Combs of Taneytown went four rounds, and Chuck Carroll and Ray Lewis of Woodbine and Joe Mayne of Mount Airy went three rounds. Chuck Taylor of Taylorsville also went three rounds in his first night out. In Class II, George Hoff of Westminster had a perfect night for the win. Jerry Bataglio of Union Bridge and Chris Hruska of Mount Airy went three rounds. Tim Lippy of New Windsor won the motorcycle class, and Josh Wagner of Westminster was the runner-up in the Jr. Dragster Division. Tim Peters of Westminster won the 8.90 Super Comp Race.

On Sunday, Martin Spalding of Reisterstown beat out Alan Glatt of Randallstown in Class I competition. Mike Stambaugh of Union Bridge went to the final round against Ed Talbert in Class II. Hruska went five rounds and Jamie Talbert of Taneytown went three rounds in Class II. Marvin Ford of Westminster won the motorcycle class.

Dave McCarthy of Westminster won the Super Comp Class at Mason-Dixon Dragway in Hagerstown.

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