2016 NCPC Meet: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
The NCPC 2016 National Meet was held July 21st - 23rd in Bethlehem, PA.
Hosts Bill and Vicki Schimeneck organized an awesome meet that began with driving tours on July 21st and 22rd. The first day of our tours through the picturesque Lehigh Valley began with a stop at C.F. Martin & Co., home of the legendary Martin guitar. We were treated to a personal guided tour which included all phases of production and a wonderful museum containing memorabilia belonging to Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Tiny Tim, and Paul McCartney, to name just a few.
After a break for lunch, we traveled to Steel Stacks, on the site of the former Bethlehem Steel Company. Our guides, who were former employees of Bethlehem Steel, provided insight into the steel-making process and what it was like to work at the sprawling plant.
Driving tours on Friday took us to nearby Allentown, where we visited the Mack Trucks Historical Museum and to the America on Wheels museum which contains a unique collection of bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles, trucks and other vehicles that are a part of our country’s motor vehicle heritage.
The skies were clear and the heat was on for our car show on Saturday July 23rd! The showfield contained 100 cars spanning 100 years of Chrysler history; from a 1916 Maxwell to a 2016 Dodge Challenger.
On Saturday evening, 90 people attended the awards banquet to celebrate the conclusion of a fun and successful National Meet. In addition to our daytime activities, the Ice Cream Social, Fun Auction and Chinese Auction proved to be popular. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, members and participants, NCPC was able to make a donation of $1,500 to Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County.
If you didn’t make it to the National Meet in Bethlehem in 2016, you’re in luck because we’ll be back in 2017. Please make plans to join us!
The National Chrysler Products Club gratefully acknowledges the following businesses, organizations and individuals for their generosity in sponsoring our 2016 National Meet:
|Advance Auto |
American Collectors Insurance
America on Wheels Museum
Antique Auto Battery
Auto Custom Carpets
Automotive Service Solutions, Tim Romig
Best Western Hotel Management
Bethlehem Township Municipal Authority
Discover Lehigh Valley
Dotta Chrysler Jeep
Haggerty Insurance Co.
Kelly Automotive Group, Tim Sparrow
|Kohr’s Kustoms |
Chip & Teresa Kramer
M & T Bank
NCPC Independence Region
Pypes Performance Exhaust
Raynock & Assoc.
Regale Dodge Ram
Bill & Vicki Schimeneck
Steele Rubber Products
J.C. Taylor Insurance Co.
Universal Vintage Tire Co.