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Riegelsville Roll Out

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David Zavacky has been attending the Riegelsville Fall Roll Out Car Show for more than 20 years.

Indeed, Zavacky wouldn’t miss it, and that’s why he and his 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger were at the 29th Roll Out, held Sunday, Nov. 3 at Riegelsville Park.

“There’s a lot of camaraderie among everyone,” said Zavacky. “There’s a ton of different cars to check out. It’s fun to see what everyone’s been up to.”

“It’s usually the last show of the season, and it’s great way to end it,” added show participant John Haselbarth, owner of a 1955 Chevy.

Those sentiments were general among the hundreds of car owners displaying their antiques, classics, street rods, customs and eye-catching trucks.

Despite wintry temperatures of around 30 degrees, a long procession of vehicles lined Easton Road/Route 611 to enter the show grounds well before 8 a.m. An orderly flow got things off right, and the sun soon warmed the day to a crisp, picture-perfect autumn.

“It’s a very laid back atmosphere,” said Mike Nichol, who spoke from beside his 1923 Model T pickup truck. “It’s like a family.”

The show featured no vehicles newer than 1994. From muscly Mustangs to elegant antique Lincolns, to patina-rich farm trucks from bygone days, the Roll Out had a little something for most every car lover’s taste.

“That’s part of what makes it so much fun – that everyone’s a little different with what they bring and you can enjoy that,” said Rich Tatar, whose 1936 Ford street rod was on display.

Beyond the vehicles, there was an automotive-themed flea market filled with choice finds for gearheads – and anyone with an appreciation for motor vehicle history.

There was ample history, too, in the stories behind each vehicle, which owners were often happy to share. Tom Rosinski, for instance, told the tale behind his 1931 Ford Model A Huckster Wagon.

When he found it more than 30 years ago on a farm, it will was filled with chicken and pig waste. “I had to soak the frame in Lysol for a month,” he said. But none of that deterred Rosinski, and the wagon was eventually restored to pristine condition. “It was neat to bring it back to life,” he said.


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