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The 2017 Bloomsburg Nationals

Another Successful Bloomsburg Nationals 

Words and Photos: Christopher Holley

The second annual 2017 Bloomsburg Nationals held in Bloomsburg, PA on August 11-13 was a success again this year. With hundreds of vehicles in attendance, the spectrum of vehicles ranged in age from the early 1900s to brand new 2017 models. The event kickoff was held on the evening of August 10, and it was an overflow capacity gridlock along Main Street in Bloomsburg.

Following the gridlock, the rolling party moved to Quaker Steak and Lube (a vehicle themed eatery) where a band played until the early morning hours. The weekend was more than just a car show. There was a swap meet area, car corral, field show, burnout contest, flamethrower performance, metal working seminars, NAPA seminars, teeter-totter competition, muffler rap competition, live bands, food, and crafting events. The 2016 event raised over $17,000 for local charities, and with the increased car count, it is expected the 2017 raised even more funds for the four major charities of the event. The charities to which the Bloomsburg Nationals funds were donated are Camp Victory, Children’s Dyslexia Center of Susquehanna Valley, The Women’s Center of Montour and Columbia Counties, and EOS Therapeutic Riding Center of Bloomsburg Pa.

For more information about the event or next year’s event, visit the Bloomsburg Nationals website.

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