Some great events for Checker fans, but please remember, you have to register for each one. We’ll soon provide forms for registration on our Facebook page.
23rd Orphan Car Show
Event Dates: September 15, 2019
Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan
Get up close and personal with over 200 vintage and classic vehicles in their original condition. This will be the 23nd year of this unique and rate gathering of automobiles from the past. An ‘orphan’ vehicle must be from a manufacturer that has abandoned the line of cars or the manufacturer has ceased to exist. Nameplates include Hudson, Checker, Studebaker, Ann Arbor, Willys, Overland, Kaiser-Frazer, Corvair, Packard, Desoto. Foreign orphans are also featured: Austin-Healy, Bristol, Triumph. Event
takes place on Sunday, September 15, 2019 starting at 10:00 am. Stroll the grounds of Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, Michigan (Cross Street at Huron Street in Ypsi) Admision $7 at the gate. Sponsored by Ypsilanti
Automobile Heritage Museum. 734-482-5200
DAS AWKSCHT FESCHT
Event Dates: August 2 – 4, 2019
Location: Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St., Macungie, PA 18062
With more than 2,500 cars, Lehigh Valley’s Das Awkscht Fescht is one of the country’s largest antique and classic car shows held at Macungie Memorial Park each summer. Celebrating more than 50 years, it has become a family tradition for all ages offering three fun-packed days in the great outdoors.
Each year the festival celebrates with live music, children’s entertainment and activities, artisans, three toy shows and a 30-minute fireworks show, Saturday. It’s fun for the whole family! The children’s area will entertain the little ones for hours with activities, such as face painting, as well as entertainment, including jugglers, magicians and clowns.
Three locations for the toy shows will give you lots to look at. An indoor show on Saturday for the most expensive collectible toys is at Eyer Middle School, Macungie, with doors opening at 8 a.m. A shuttle runs to and from the festival grounds and the school. The outdoor “Toy Town” can be found in the parking lots of Shoemaker and Macungie elementary schools, which are behind Eyer. The outdoor show runs Friday and Saturday and is more of a flea market for toys. A shuttle will run to and from the park on Saturday.
Visitors won’t go hungry with Pennsylvania Dutch favorites such as funnel cakes, shoofly pie and hot dogs with sauerkraut, in addition to regular festival fare such as waffles and ice cream, chicken wraps, pierogies and baked goods are available.
On Sunday, the festival holds a salute to America’s veterans, including discounted entrance tickets for men and women who show military or veterans identification.
Admission is $9 for adults and FREE for children age 15 & under.
Here a sample of the fun in 2017