CLINTON, N.J. (July 31, 2017) – Unity Bank recently raised more than $7,000 in donations for Family Promise of Hunterdon County and Family Promise of Warren County, through their 11th Annual Cruisin’ Bob's Classic Car Show, which drew a record 136 automobiles. The funds were raised through sponsorships, food sales and registration fees to compete in the classic car competition with Unity Bank underwriting expenses.
“The community came together for a terrific family day to support two vital service organizations,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “We could not have asked for a better response from everyone involved from the car owners to the business community to attendees. A special thank you to our Unity employees who donated many hours of their time for a good cause.”
Family Promise of Hunterdon County and Family Promise of Warren County provide services to both help overcome and prevent homelessness through the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) – a network of congregations and volunteers who provide overnight/weekend shelter, home-cooked meals, and companionship to families who enter the program. Comprehensive case management, licensed counseling services and a donation program are also available.
The car show was a true community effort thanks to local business sponsorships, which helped make the show a success. The emcee for the event was Doctor D. Entertainment and Lulu Laughalot Entertainment provided face painting and balloon art.
Sponsors of the event included: Harbortouch, Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Muller Toyota, Gus & Bucky's Car Washes, KBS Car Care, Stowaway Self Storage, The Farmhouse, Dallas Group, Van Doren Oil Co., Vooster, St. Luke's Care Now, MSI Plumbing & Remodeling, Red Mill Museum Village, Flemington Car & Truck, Family of Bob Rittelman, Eleanor Connell School of Dance, Bridgewater Collision Repair, Nazareth Diner/Key City Diner, PetOwnersHelper.com, The Wine Hut, OK4WD, Robert T. Fiorelli, Old Mountain Studio, and Norton's Cork and Bottle.
The following classic car owners won cash prizes in a wide range of categories including: Best Custom Paint and Best Custom Interior – Doug Lowrie of Milford, 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible; Best GM Product – Rick Cowan of Glen Gardner, 1937 Chevrolet Master; Best Ford Product – Tom Rosinski of Milford, 1931 Ford Model A; Best Chrysler Product – Robert Berger of Staten Island, N.Y., 2014 Chrysler 300s; Best Truck – Russell Thatcher of Asbury, 1946 Chevrolet Truck; Best Orphan Product – Bernard Peach of Port Murray, 1913 Stevens Duryea Touring; Oldest Car – Peach, 1910 Packard Touring; Coolest Motorcycle – Paul Riccioli of Hillsborough, 1975 Honda CB350; Best Get Away Car – Marc Strauss of Lebanon, 1964 Ford Galaxie 500; Best for Family Vacation – Tom Takacs of Milford, 1963 Ford Country Squire; Best Gangster Car – Rick Cowan of Glen Gardner, 1937 Chevy Master; James Bond's Car of Choice and People’s Choice – Zach Liptak of Phillipsburg, 2012 Maserati Grand Tourismo; Best Hybrid/Electric – Vincent Monaco of Branchburg, 2013 Fiat Abarth; Youngest Car – Robert Giordano of Branchburg, 2017 Chevy Camaro; Most Miles Traveled – Jim Fallone of Milford, 1968 Ford Mustang; Family Promise Choice – Chuck Dahms of Pittstown, 1955 Chevrolet 210; and Best First Date Car and Unity Bank Choice – Bonnie Rosinski of Milford, 1957 Ford T-Bird.
Please visit the car show web page at https://unitybank.com/special-pages/carshow to see photos and more information.