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Vintage Cars
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Saturday, May 27, 2023
in the parking lot of
​St. Michael's School &

Church located at 18766
State Route 208 Fryburg PA 16326

Bruce Wilson
​Memorial Car Cruise 2023

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Registration 10 am - 11 am
​No Registration Fee, $3.00 Donation suggested, Proceeds benefit the Clarion Hospitial Cancer Center in memory of Bruce Wilson. 
​Show is over at 1 pm

 The Bruce Wilson Memorial Car Cruise will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023. This car cruise is held in memory of Bruce Wilson a native of Venus, PA who was an avid muscle car and 4x4 truck enthusiast. Bruce passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 60 on October 16, 2013. He grew up on Wilson Road in Venus PA and was a trucker by trade. He, and his family owned and operated Wilson Trucking before he became self employed with his own truck. He was widely known by his CB handle of "BANDIT" to the trucking community. Being a diehard Mopar guy, he loved working on his cars and drag racing. He especially loved competing in the Chrysler Classic. This was a "Mopar Only" drag racing point series. Bruce loved cars but got into trucks and built many trucks for himself as well as others. The "Mopar Maniac" was a monster truck that he owned and performed in many events. He spent many years as a successful mud-racer in many custom-built mud racers. He mud raced all over in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and New York. He also operated a "mud bog"/obstacle course on his farm called Venus Raceway. It was a draw for everyone in the community.

After he fulfilled his dreams of mud racing he started to modify his 1965 Dodge Coronet, and prior to his passing had built a custom 1941 Plymouth Coupe "Rat Rod" which features the only true "Pistol Grip Shifter" which amazes many when they see it. This car cruise is open to the general public with a small $3.00 Entry Fee.

There are no age, style limits or requirements, so shine up your vehicle or dig out your Rat Rod and head on out to the picturesque Fryburg PA to display your pride and joy and help to honor the memory of a great man.




Sponsored by Clarion Psychiatric Center

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