Jeffersonville, PA – Car aficionados gathered again for the Third Annual Car Show sponsored by St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church this past Saturday. Father Peter Thornberg, and the parishioners, hosted the annual event that continues to grow in popularity.
The display of automobiles, spanning nearly a century, took you on a journey through automobile history. You could time travel to your favorite era and imagine yourself behind the wheels of these time capsules that featured a variety of designs and innovations. Muscle cars, cruisers, and open bed trucks were all on display.
One of the vehicles featured was a famous 1969 Charger. The 1979 television show, “The Dukes of Hazzard,” featured a car named General Lee. The Charger was one of several original cars used for the television show. Alexandros Chatzistamatis stood by as visitors looked over his brother Stavros’ car that he brought to the show. Stavro, from Northeast Philadelphia, had the car since 2000, which he purchased after seeing it online in 1999. He bought the car from a man in Minnesota who purchased it from Warner Bros. after the show was canceled. “We take it to all the local car shows in the area,” said Chatzistamatis.
The car show also featured a raffle and several booths, food, and a lot of rumbling. At the conclusion of the affair, trophies were awarded. Funds raised from a fifty/fifty raffle, sodas, registration, went to St. Sophia. In addition, donated non-perishable items went to the Patrician Society. Next month, St. Sophia will host their annual Greek Festival.