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Grand National Meet and Car Show represents best of the best

Jeff Himler
| Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:51 a.m
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The Antique Automobile Club of America's annual Grand National Meet will be held June 2, 2018, at the Pitt-Greensburg campus. More than 500 vehicles are registered for the event.
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Dave Sheetz works on detailing his 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at his home garage in Unity. Sheetz was the recipient of the senior award for the car in 2016 from the Antique Automobile Club of America. Sheetz was preparing last-minute touches for the vehicle for the upcoming Antique Automobile Club of America's Grand National Meet and Car Show, which is being held June 2 at the Pitt-Greensburg campus.
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The front emblem of the fully restored 1970 Camaro owned by Dave Sheetz at his home garage on May 29, 2018 in Unity.
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The interior of the 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 owned by Dave Sheetz is seen on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at his home garage in Unity.
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Dave Sheetz works on detailing his 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at his home garage in Unity. Sheetz was the recipient of the senior award for the car in 2016 from the Antique Automobile Club of America. Sheetz was preparing last-minute touches for the vehicle for the upcoming Antique Automobile Club of America's Grand National Meet and Car Show, which is being held June 2 at the Pitt-Greensburg campus.
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Dave Sheetz looks over his 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at his home garage in Unity.
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Dave Sheetz works on detailing his 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at his home garage in Unity. Sheetz was the recipient of the senior award for the car in 2016 from the Antique Automobile Club of America. Sheetz was preparing last-minute touches for the vehicle for the upcoming Antique Automobile Club of America's Grand National Meet and Car Show, which is being held June 2 at the Pitt-Greensburg campus.
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Onlookers enjoyed the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Car Cruise in 2017.

Spectators at Saturday’s Antique Auto Club of America Grand National Meet and Car Show will see the cream of vehicles from past eras, drawn from a wide area.

Set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the annual show will be held on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg — the first time it has come to Western Pennsylvania.

The event is free to the public. Only club members were able to enter vehicles that are at least 25 years old and have won multiple awards, including a Senior Award, at other AACA meets.

Howard Finney of Hempfield, chief judge for the event, explained all antique vehicles in the show are assessed by how well they reflect their original state when they emerged new from the factory. Points may be deducted from a perfect score of 400 for shortcomings in a vehicle’s condition or for replacement components that aren’t faithful reproductions of the originals.

If the tires on a car don’t match the type it was fitted with when new, “You could lose five points for each tire,” Finney said. To earn the show’s ultimate trophy — a Senior Grand National award — a vehicle must score at least 390 points.

This year’s show has attracted about 500 vehicles that are divided among nearly 100 judging divisions. According to Finney, about 40 are entered in one of the largest divisions — non-Ford muscle cars. As for particular models and makes, registered entrants will show 11 Packards, 15 Studebakers, 20 Cadillacs and 28 Corvettes.

The show will feature vintage motorcycles — including a 1910 Harley-Davidson C and a 1948 Whizzer Pacemaker.

Other uncommon vehicles expected to be present include a 1929 Riley Ardent Alligator race car, a 1930 Marquette X351 Phaeton, a 1936 Hudson Terraplane panel delivery truck, a 1965 Lotus Super 7 Roadster, a 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider and a 1976 Checker taxi.

A kid-friendly youth judging program is set for noon.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6622, jhimler@tribweb.com or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff reporter. You can contact Jeff by email at jhimler@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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