There was a narrative behind each vintage, traditional and customized experience parked across the Ligonier Diamond on Friday night for The Stroll, the annual oldies-themed automotive cruise.

Ron Webberking of Irwin dreamed of proudly owning a 1940 Ford Commonplace Coupe since his highschool days of studying automotive magazines.

“They had been widespread for decent rodding,” he stated.

His dream was fulfilled when he discovered one on the market in Clairton 35 years in the past. It took greater than 4 years to revive.

“It was stuffed with holes and rust, and the engine was locked up,” he stated.

Now the coupe has a yellow, purple and orange flame paint job with an identical purple leather-based inside. As a result of he’s coloration blind, Webberking trusted his spouse, Marilyn, to provide you with the colour scheme.

Matthew and Mary Tirdil of Greensburg took a liking to the 1961 Buick Invicta Customized after they noticed one on the Buick Centennial Celebration in 2005 in Flint, Mich.

“It took us six years to search out one,” Matthew stated, after which it was principally junk and in Kansas, in addition.

With numerous assist from his brother and associates, Tirdil restored the gold, two-door hardtop to pristine situation.


Shirley McMarlin | Tribune-Evaluation

Traditional and vintage vehicles ringed the Ligonier Diamond on Friday, Aug. 5 throughout The Stroll, an oldies-themed automotive cruise.


The Stroll was a snapshot of automotive historical past, from the 1932 Plymouth Sport Roadster owned by Jaime and April Cintron of Ligonier Township to the 1990 Cadillac Eldorado owned by Denny and Becky Clean of Greensburg.

Although attendance appeared to undergo considerably from the specter of thunderstorms, The Stroll averted the deluge that canceled the Steelers’ Friday Evening Lights apply in close by Latrobe. Storm clouds and lightning loomed within the distance, however rain held off till later within the night.

Automotive house owners and different attendees mingled to swap tales, dance to oldies music broadcast from the Diamond Park bandstand, seize a chunk in a close-by restaurant and store the service provider sidewalk gross sales.

Seen: Artwork and Cheryl McMullen, Gavin McMullen, Cooper Hoffman, Debbie Sarault, Alyssa Lape, Ron and Theresa Homosexual Rohall, Dan and Bev McMaster, John and Bonnie Hill, Jeff and Donamae Each day, Russ Brubaker, Gary and Judy Rutter, Dave and Barb Keim, Todd and Erica Bowers with sons Christian, Conor and Dylan, Mark and Daybreak Miller and Brian and Amy Miller with 6-month-old Isaiah.

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