The 27th annual Funfest Car Show hits Hazleton’s main thoroughfare when car enthusiasts show off their prized wheels along Broad Street on Saturday, Sept. 10 from noon to 3 p.m.
All classic cars, motorcycles and trucks are eligible for the event. All vehicles must be street legal, licensed and insured.
In addition to the traditional classic car show, race car drivers from Evergreen Raceway will be on hand all day on Saturday with as many as five cars, one each from the modified, street stock, factory stock, four cylinder and kids wheel divisions. The cars will be on display between Church and Laurel streets and the public will be allowed to sit in the cars and take pictures.
The car show will maintain the popular format that was developed several years ago. A panel of judges will select the twenty best cars and each owner will receive a trophy. Although there are no classes, cars will be rated on overall appearance or presentation based on five categories typically evaluated in car shows. The judges will also select the “Best in Show” and a special trophy will be presented to the winner of that category. Prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the car show Saturday evening but entrants must be present to win.
Cars will enter Funfest via Pine Street this year. Registration for the car show will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday along Pine Street between Chestnut and Mine Streets. From I-81, take Exit 141 (Rt. 424/Chamber Beltway) to Rt. 309 North (Church St.). Turn right at Chestnut Street (former Blue Comet Diner). Continue three blocks to Pine Street. Turn left onto Pine Street. Registration is at that intersection. All cars must enter the display area from South Pine Street after registration.
The first 75 entrants will receive a dash plaque. A static display and participant judging will take place from noon to 2 p.m. and trophies will be presented at 3 p.m. The rain date, in the event of severe weather only, is Funfest Sunday, Sept. 11.
Registrations will be taken in advance or car owners can register the day of the show. Car show registration forms and other information about Funfest can be obtained at www.funfestpa.org or by calling 570-455-1509.
Funfest runs Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. No pets and bikes are allowed at the event. For more information on Funfest, contact Julie Ferry at 570-455-1509 or email . Information is also available online at www.funfestpa.org, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FunfestHazleton) or on Twitter (@funfesthazleton).
Pictured in Photo left to right:
Jason Makarewicz, Co-Promoter, Evergreen Raceway; Kris Palushock, Funfest Car Show Committee Chair; and Gene Ostrowski, Co-Promoter/Track Announcer/Public Relations and Webmaster, Evergreen Raceway