One vehicle at the Man Up, Fuel the Fight to cure prostate cancer car show at Boardman High School on Sunday turned a lot of young heads. John Getchey of Poland had a life-size Roadrunner sitting in the passenger seat of his classic 1973 Roadrunner.
Getchey said he has always loved attending cruises with family and friends.
"I used to have a 1971 Dodge Demon," he said. "I sold it five years ago, and then four years ago I bought the Roadrunner because I couldn't not have a car to go to cruises. It didn't seem right."
Photo by J.T. Whitehouse, Town Crier
John Getchey of Poland and the Roadrunner were kid favorites at the Man Up, Fuel the Fight to cure prostate cancer car show at Boardman High School on Sunday.
Getchey purchased the '73 Plymouth as it looks today. It was a matching-numbers vehicle that is all original. Other than routine maintenance, the only thing Getchey had done was an engine rebuild.
Besides local car shows, Getchey has taken it on long drives. Twice he has entered his stock Plymouth in the Mopar Nationals held in Columbus. He said he doesn't attend for awards, it is more for the fun and friendships that draws him and his family.
"I'm not in it for the awards," he said. "It is just for the fun of driving it."
He did say the bigger vintage vehicles are a challenge to drive. He said it is harder to fit in the garage, but it is worth the effort to have a vintage vehicle to attend car shows.