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Wheels of Time Jamboree 2017

 

 

The Wheels of Time Street Rod Association will hold its 39th  Annual Rod & Custom Jamboree at Macungie Memorial Park August 25, 26 and 27. This show will be lots of fun with more features, activities, entertainment, and family fun for participants and spectators alike.  Proceeds benefit more than two dozen Charitable Organizations and scholarship programs.  Special features this year include the following;

  • Horny Mike and Roli, from the TV show Counts Kustoms.  All 3 days!
  • On Sunday Andy Svrcek’s Tribute to ELVIS

The Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree includes over 1,500 street rods and custom cars, 1986 or older.  Preregistration for cars is open until July 15, 2017 and spaces are available.  Car Registration is also available at the show, however participant does not receive any merchandise like the preregistered cars.  See website for registration forms and details. Each vehicle is an individual creation representing American innovation and creativity and is a unique expression of performance and style by its owner. Coveted Wheels of Time awards are given each year to 20 participants’ cars at the show.  National Street Rod Association Vehicle Safety Inspections are also conducted free of charge during the show.

The street rod and custom car hobby is a unique part of American culture and draws millions of participants and spectators to events all across the country.  The Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree is one of the largest all-volunteer events in the nation and each year approximately 20,000 spectators and participants attend the show. Over the past 20 years an average of $60,000 is given each year to local charities and the Wheels of Time scholarship program for young adults.  To date, over $1,300,000 has been donated to local community organizations, over 300 scholarships have been awarded, and hundreds of pints of blood have been given to the Miller-Keystone Blood Center.  Wheels of Time members have also provided countless hours of community support with cars for parades and events, volunteer hours, and support for those in need.

Other show highlights include Valve Cover Racing, Our famous Teeter Totter, Bingo, Auction, Women’s World, and entertainment for the kids.  The huge flea market and women’s crafts area has 250 vendors, plus a car corral with dozens of cars for sale.  The beautiful Macungie Park offers many good food vendors, swimming pool, and a playground for the kids.   Several new activities for this year include; a wing eating contest, Tastykake eating contest.  See website for rules and times.

The annual Friday night cruise through Emmaus will again go on for the first 200 show cars that sign up on Friday at the show.  This has been a long time favorite of the community.   At 6:30 pm, Cars will leave Allen Organ lot and head south on Rt. 100, turn left on Buckeye Rd., turn left on rt. 29(Chestnut st.), go through Emmaus & turn left on Harrison, past High School & turn right on Cedar Crest Blvd., turn left on Lower Macungie Rd., turn left on Willow Lane and back to Rt. 100, turn left back to the Park.

This year, live bands will play at the Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree each night.  Friday’s entertainment for the evening from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm will be Schools out Band.  The Allentown Hobo Marching band will entertain the crowd on Saturday afternoon.  Saturday evening band and dance entertainment from 7:00pm to 10:00 pm will be by “Flamin Dick and the Hot Rods.”

Many other activities are going on though out the weekend thru the efforts of the Ladies Auxiliary.  On Friday, they have planned a cake walk, bingo, and gift basket raffle.  On Saturday and Sunday, planned is a basket auction, bingo, crafts and guessing games. Saturday has an auction of merchandise to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association at 10:30 AM.  This popular event always brings unique items and all proceeds go to MDA.  We want to thank Buckeye Pipeline for donating to this event.

The show opens each day at 7:00 AM.  Spectator gate admission is $8 (under 16 free).  Bring a non-perishable food items and get $1 off the admission price.  Thousands of pounds of food are donated each year to a local food bank thanks to your donations.

A special thanks to our Silver Sponsors;

  1. Blast from the Past Street Rods Inc.  Pottstown, PA,  
  2. Poorboy’s World Polishing and Detail Products, 
  3. Kutztown Auto, Kutztown, PA. 
  4. Adam’s Advertising
  5. Wood Naturally
  6. WFMZ 69

  We are especially grateful to the Macungie Memorial Park, the Wheels of Time members and their spouses and families for the year-long effort that goes into putting on the Rod & Custom Jamboree.

Event details, schedules, and site maps will be available at www.wheelsoftime.org. and Facebook.  .

Come join us and celebrate our 39th year of family fun and community support August 25th, 26th, and 27th at Macungie Memorial Park!

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