(4/2016) The His Place car show established to raise funds for Mother Seton School and the Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center will hold its 7th annual event May 7th on the grounds of the Mother Seton School.
Bill Kuhn, III, owner of His Place, said last year that attendance was great thanks to a sunny weekend. Kuhn was elated at the numbers of vehicles that turned out, noting that the participants were several times that which had attended the 2014 event. Around noon he said, "We’re pushing toward a hundred (vehicles). They just keep on rolling in."
Last year’s event raised over $2,600 for the two charities. As far as his goal for this years event, Billy said he would like to see the event raise "as much as we can possibly get."
Dozens of vehicles will be on display, including cars, trucks and a vintage Vigilant Hose Company fire engine, covered a period of time from the antique to 50s and 60s hotrods.
Rows of vehicles will be lined-up with their hoods open looking like hungry alligators awaiting their feeding at a reptile sanctuary. The pampered automobiles and trucks will present a dazzling array of colors from the solemn blacks and grays of the Depression Era to the gaudy bright colors of the Age of Hot Rods.
Also featured again this year will be 1950s and 1960s music permeating the air, as well as a flea market offering an array of collectibles and wares
Dating back to the ‘60s itself, His Place was founded in 1969 by Bill Kuhn. Sr. After having been established a repair shop, the business soon began to also become involved in the restoration of classic cars, especially Corvettes. Founder Kuhn, Sr. continues to serve as the His Place business advisor.