Radnor revving up for 2nd annual Wheels of Wayne

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Gentlemen and ladies, start your engines. It’s nearly time for the second annual Wheels of Wayne car show.
Last year about 75 eye-catching cars and motorcycles were on display and so far about 40 vehicle owners have registered for this year’s show on April 27. A rain date is scheduled May 4.
“We’re open to all kinds of cars,” said Tammy Cohen, Radnor Township recreation and community programing director. “We had a huge variety.”
A brown and butterscotch colored 1929 Packard Sport Phaeton owned by Warren Rubin took first place in 2013, said Cohen. Some of the other cars featured were a 1968 Mustang Shelby, a 1960 Fiat Jolly, a 1952 Ford Mainline, a 1937 Singer Bantam Special, a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III and a 1936 Ford Coup, along with numerous vintage Jaguars and a vintage Ferrari. Muscle cars were also well represented, said Cohen.Warren Rubin’s 1929 Packard Sport Phaeton. (Pete Bannan/Main Line Suburban Life)

The car show will run from 1 to 4 p.m. on North Wayne Avenue and around the corner onto West Avenue for about a block, said Cohen.

Tobey Ross of St. David’s with two of his five Auto Red Bugs. They were made in North Jersey. THere are only 60 left. (Pete Bannan/Main Line Suburban Life)

“Last year it was tight so we expanded it a bit,” she said.

However, people can still access the train station, the Wayne Senior Center and Presbyterian Church from the south, she said.

Many township restaurants will again take part, and another pulled-pork contest will tempt your appetite with tasty sandwiches.

There will be moon bounces for little children and the band, Work Release, will play a mix of rock’n’roll songs.

“It wasn’t just for motoring enthusiasts,” said Cohen, about last year’s event. “It was very family- oriented.”

Nearly 3,000 people attended.

“It was huge,” said Cohen. “It was whole lot of fun. I think everybody had a good time.”

Various local organizations will also participate, including the Radnor Fire Co., which will bring its 1954 Mack fire engine.

“It was very successful,” said Diane Jiorle, president of the Wayne Business Association, a Wheels of Wayne co-sponsor. “Between the vendors and the amount of cars and the attendees, [the township] ran it like clockwork. We’re very pleased. The township did a tremendous job.”

There is now a “synergy between the WBA and the township” that’s “better than it’s ever been,” Jiorle said. “We need them and they need us,” said Jiorle. Wheels of Wayne is “a good event. We really like it. Each event brings a different personality and draws different crowd. It brings people from different areas in the five-mile radius. We’re happy they are doing it.”

There is still time to register your vehicle or become a sponsor or a vendor. Go to: http://www.radnor.com/egov/apps/services/index.egov?path=details&action=i&id=116

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