PERKASIE — This was the first year that Hilltown resident Steve Kendra came to the Under the Stars car show in Perkasie.
However, he was not only there as a spectator. He also had one of the cars on display, a yellow 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck.
“It’s a beauty,” said show-goer Winston Rogers.
Kendra, a lifelong resident of Highview Farm, said he plans to put the farm’s name on the truck, but it won’t be a work truck.
He plans to take the truck to other car shows and use it for things like going out for ice cream with his wife or “just for work,” Kendra said.
“I have two weeks,” he said.
“This was the truck I had been looking for for years,” Kendra said. “Has everything I wanted.”
Kendra said he found the truck on Facebook Market. The previous owner, who bought it in 2007 and renovated it, died earlier this year, he said.
Along with the restoration, he said, some new upgrades were made to the truck, which now has a Chevy 350 engine with an automatic transmission.
“It has air conditioning, power brakes, power steering,” Kendra said.
Rogers, who lives in Bethlehem and works in New Britain Township, said he has owned the 1938 Chevy since 1988. Although he didn’t have it at Under the Stars, he took his car to car events around the country. he said.
Rogers said he’s been coming to Under the Stars for five or six years after he first learned about the car show.
This was the 23rd year of Under the Stars, which featured vehicles lined up on several downtown streets and parking lots. It is presented by Perkasie Borough in partnership with garages and other local businesses.
For the third year, the Perkasie Historical Society and Ragtops & Roadsters presented The British are Coming British Car Show on West Walnut Street.
About 60 volunteers helped Under the Stars, which had about 350 cars, Perkasie Borough wrote on its Facebook page.