Everyone knows this weekend is the official jump-off to summer.
Visualize it now – pool parties; bikinis; barbecues; weekends down-da-shore; and for some of us, free-wheelin’ motorcycle rides to and from point A to B, with a lady (or gentleman) on the back of your bike. It’s wind whipping through your hair and not a care in the world (save your fellow motorists.)
All what leads up to this Memorable Weekend is the first-of-its-kind Independents Car & Bike Show. It’s not far off in the burbs or in a dusty, no-name city parking lot. It’ll be the first-ever non-music event to be held at Franklin Music Hall (formerly, of course, the Electric Factory – how could we forget?)
The weekend begins with a pre-party and photography show on Friday where vintage cars and motorcycles will glisten outside Garage in South Philly with the hopes of luring onlookers to the remainder of the weekend’s events.
The following day is the main event – the car and bike show held at Franklin Music Hall, where what’s advertised as “an incredible collection of vintage cars, motorcycles and choppers” will be showcased all in one space. For those interested, you’ll have to buy a koozie for $25, but hidden inside is your raffle ticket, which enters you to win a restored 1953 Ford Customline and/or a 1971 Harley Davidson Ironhead that have been restored by students from the Delaware County Intermediate Unit’s automotive technology program. Buy as many koozies as you like to increase your chances of winning.
A charity ride on Sunday will be the day the engines rev up, and all proceeds from the weekend’s event go towards the Semper Fi Fund – appropriately – on Memorial Day Weekend.
“These kids have really stepped up to the plate and have done some phenomenal work. They are really the ones making this giveaway so amazing,” said event co-founder Josh McCullough, who was reportedly also an auto-body kid in high school.
“There is so much value in giving kids something to work on that they can be proud of. The confidence-building effect of achieving goals like this can be life-changing.”
According to McCullough, the proceeds from this year’s raffle will be used to purchase another car and deliver it to DelCo’s automotive technology program students at the beginning of the school year, thus giving them time to polish up their skills and have something new to present to their peers in 2020.
For more information, please visit www.independentsshow.com.