There’s more than cars at the Johnstown Super Cruise Car Show
BY KAYLA PONGRAC
Our Town Correspondent
Johnstown Super Cruise Committee will host the 10th Annual Johnstown Super Cruise Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship Church, located at 3429 Elton Road in Johnstown.
The car show, which will be held rain or shine, is free and open to the public.
“The general public gets to see many rare and unique vehicles, listen to good music, eat food, and participate in the prize drawings and activities while supporting charitable causes,” said Duaine Detrick, a Johnstown Super Cruise Car Show committee member.
This year’s car show will once again feature antiques, classics, tuners, rat rods, trucks and motorcycles.
Owners can register their vehicles for a nominal fee upon arrival at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship Church. Dash plaques will be distributed to owners of the first 200 registered vehicles.
“Last year, we had over 150 vehicles participate in the Super Cruise,” Detrick said. “Vehicle owners enjoy the super cruise because we offer live music, great food, lots of chances to win prizes, other activities, and they get to see some vehicles from out of the region that only attend this event locally. We want people to have a nice event to show off their vehicles for other car enthusiasts, as well as the general public to enjoy seeing them and talking to the owners.”
The 10th Annual Johnstown Super Cruise Car Show will also feature a basket raffle, door prizes, a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawing.
“Our goal is to raise as much money we can every year to donate to a charitable organization,” Detrick said, “and this year's proceeds will go to the Laurel Highlands Vietnam Veterans of America. Selling prize tickets is another way for us to generate more money to donate. The Laurel Highlands Vietnam Veterans of America is a great organization for us to partner with since they do many programs to benefit and assist Vietnam War era veterans, and a few of our committee members are military veterans.”
Johnstown Police Department will present a K-9 dog demonstration beginning at 1 p.m. and antique fire truck rides will be offered throughout the duration of the event.
“We strive to have variety activities for people of all ages to do,” Detrick said.
Detrick and his band, Three of Hearts, will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Three of Hearts plays oldies and classic songs. Members are Detrick on bass guitar and vocals, John Shimko on drums, keyboards, and vocals and Joe Tirpak on guitar.
“The band looks forward to performing for some of our local fans, as well as people who do not get to hear us anywhere else,” Detrick said.
Attendees can also plan to eat lunch (or purchase some desserts) at the event; Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship Church members will be selling a variety of foods, including hot sausage sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs and pierogis.
All food sales are to benefit Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship Church’s youth and children's ministry programs.
For more information about 10th Annual Johnstown Super Cruise Car Show, call 814-242-5856 or 814-288-6035.
“We would like to thank our main sponsors for this year's Johnstown Super Cruise: Memorial Highway Chevrolet, Somerset Trust, and S& T Bank,” Detrick said, “as well as all the businesses who support the event by donating gift cards, door prizes, gift baskets, and many other items for us to chance off.”