CLINTON, N.J. (July 27, 2016) – Unity Bank recently donated $8,000 to Family Promise of Hunterdon County and Family Promise of Warren County, the proceeds from the 10th Annual Cruisin’ Bob's Classic Car Show, which drew a record 110 automobiles. The funds were raised through sponsorships, food sales and registration fees to compete in the classic car competition.
“We are very pleased that the car show had its most successful fundraising event to date,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “The community and classic car owners from throughout the region came together for a great family event that supports an important cause. As a community bank, we feel privileged to partner with Family Promise on this event and many others that support their outreach programs.”
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.
The classic car owners competed for cash prizes in the following categories and the winners included: Antique to 1949 – Bernie Peach of Port Murray, 1908 Open Touring and 1913 Open Touring; ‘50s Stock – Carol Fisher of Frenchtown, 1957 Ford Fairlane 500; ‘60s Stock – George Wismer of Milford, 1968½ Ford Mustang CS, and Owen Cane of Stockton, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro; ‘70s Stock – Rich Sheola of Long Valley, 1974 Dodge Challenger, and Robert Bongiorno of Flemington, 1973 Oldsmobile Hurst; ‘80s Stock – Bob Kelly of Hope, 1986 Chevrolet Camaro, and Mike Herman of Clinton, 1986 Ford Mustang; ‘90s Stock – Martin Schwan of Belvidere, 1993 Cadillac Allante, and Paul Hedli of Clinton, 1990 Pontiac Turbo Grand Prix; ‘00s Stock – Michael Kelly of Port Murray, 2015 Ford Mustang, and Bill Snyder of Washington, 2005 Dodge Viper; Corvette – Peter Loscalzo of Lebanon, 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, and Mike Novak of Flemington, 1966 Chevrolet Corvette; Street Rod – Richard Simon of Flemington, 1937 Ford Convertible, and Steve and Lynne Danik of Milford, 1941 Willy’s Coupe; Custom – Doug Lowrie of Milford, 1955 Chevrolet Convertible, and Russell Thatcher of Asbury, 1946 Chevrolet Pickup; Truck – Russell Thatcher of Asbury, 1955 Chevrolet Cameo, and James Cronce of Pittstown, 1941 Chevrolet Pickup; Motorcycle – Joseph LaRochelle of Flemington, 1975 Stires Trike; and Foreign – Richard Hammer of Basking Ridge, 1978 MG B, and Jan Eyerman of Flanders, 1962 Hillman Minx.