Muncy neighbors own look-a like-roadsters
HUGHESVILLE – It was no surprise for George Collister and Wayne Sager from Muncy to see their cars together at the Shikellemy Region American Antique Car Association’s 60th anniversary car show held this past Saturday at the Hughesville Fireman’s complex on Railroad Street.
Both gentlemen own a 1929 Model A Ford that each restored. Collister said his has always been in his family and it wasn’t until recently he decided to show the roadster. “It belonged to my Aunt Alta who was a school teacher in Milton and she drove it to work,” Collister said. This was his second show for the registered antique vehicle which he keeps parked in a two car garage at his residence. He has owned it for 30 years now and his dream is to take it to Hershey this October, one of the biggest car shows in the United States. He has spent the last ten years restoring it to its original look. “I am getting serious now to show it,” added Collister. He added a new roof and mounted it with wooden struts.
“I will not drive it down,” he said, although he did drive it on Saturday from Muncy to Hughesville with his wife Cindy. “It can go up to 65 miles an hour,” he said.
Wayne Sager, who owns a car very similar, is Collister’s neighbor in Muncy and said that this is his very first car show. Sager said he purchased his ’29 Ford Roadster two years ago from Hanover where the previous owner had it stored. “I was looking for an open top roadster for some time,” he said.
When he brought it home to Muncy, Sager realized it had the same color as Collister’s. Known as andalusite blue, it was the original color for both cars and commonly used primarily by Ford between 1928 and 1930.
During the show they realized that both of them had cars that were made at the same time and probably stored in the same garage where they were both painted. Sager said his was built the 26th of February in 1929 and Collister’s was built February 20th of the same year.
Both fenders were dipped in black enamel and the bodies spray painted by hand. Grey stripes embellish the sides and a rumble seat in the back is the best part of the car said Sager who likes to drive the car in the Muncy parades. He said he and his wife like to dress up in period attire and Rotary members Susana Falk and her husband rode in the rumble seat at the last parade.
Collister also enjoys taking his car out for the parades, especially at Halloween, he said.
Both cars were registered as Class 1, a pre-30 car. There were 130 cars registered at the show on Saturday.