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Street rods akin to a ‘Car Museum on the Road’: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 2, 2012

So, we asked on Facebook how you would explain the current street rod invasion to someone who has never witnessed it. One commenter gave the best answer I’ve seen: ‘Car Museum on the Road.’ The commenter’s complete answer: ‘We used to live on West Market and I would sit on my porch and watch them drive by. I love how their are so many types and models to see from a ZZ Top Eliminator to a Beverly Hillbilly truck, rumble seats and much more. It is like a car museum on the road, something new every Year … .’ The Street Rods National East meetup, headquartered at the York Expo Center, have become a rite of June around York County, visitors since 1981. This particular pink machine is part of a YDR scavenger hunt. Winners to be posted on the new Wheels of York Facebook page. Also of interest: Street rods: ‘Yuck! What are you going to do with that?’

Neat stuff from all over … .

Jeri Jones, the geologist who knows so much about what’s under and above York County’s soil, is spreading his craft to Williamsport.

He is preparing a three-case exhibit at the Little League Museum in that Pennsylvania town.

Here’s a sample of the exhibit’s offering:


Did you know that a baseball, which weighs 5 ounces on Earth, would weigh 3 pounds on Jupiter?

When Jeri’s exhibit plays its final out in Williamsport, perhaps it could be ported to York County for a showing at a museum, or even Sovereign Bank Stadium.


Blog post of the day: Universal York’s June Lloyd, who began the quest for the whereabouts of the Rebecca at the Well fountain, has more to say about this former Penn Park landmark.


Farm museum in Carroll: Carroll County, Md., just south of York County, is playing host to antique fire equipment parade through Westminster today. That will be part of the Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Association’s 43rd Annual Spring Muster at the Carroll County Farm Museum. Did you know there was so much history just a few miles south of York County’s border?

Forum of the day, I: Have you ever stopped at Elmer’s/Serenity Station and now the new Gung Ho Bikes in the old railroad station on the rail trail in Seven Valleys?  In fact, have you ever been in a Gatorade-deprived situation on the rail trail when this old landmark was a most-welcomed sight? Please comment below.

Forum of the day, II: Interstate 83 has been plagued with problems since it opened in 1959: . Most recently, that strip used to fix the uneven pavement down to the Maryland line? Well, it’s cracking: http://bitly.com/KMY8Tq. Any thoughts about what should be done with this nationally important highway? Please comment below.

These machines are part of the Street Rod Scavenger Hunt. The caption with this photo from from ydr.com states: ‘What is a T-bucket street rod? This is a T-bucket street rod.’