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Horsepower By the Bay brings variety of vehicles, boats to Somers Point

SOMERS POINT — They were all revved up Saturday, Oct. 20, in Somers Point as the fourth annual Horsepower by the Bay vehicle and boat show rolled into town.

Held on the surface parking lot of Shore Medical Center, there were boats, military vehicles and more than 100 cars that were judged for a shot to take home the People’s Choice Best in Show trophy.

AJ Rivera, of Somers Point, took home the coveted People’s Choice Best in Show hardware for his very interesting 1931 Model A Ford that is customized so that he can raise or lower the car by using air bags supplied by a compressor in the trunk. He said the car is street legal and gets lots of looks when he drives down the street.

The other winners at the event were:

• First place: David Fiedler for his 1946 Chevy pick-up.

• Second place: Linda and Bill Smith for their 1976 Dodge Challenger

• Third place: Andy St. John with his 1971 Corvette.

The winner in the boat category was George Wimberg Jr., who won with his beautifully restored “Misleading Lady” a 1928 Ventnor wooden boat built at the Ventnor Boat Works. Built with a 250 hp Lycoming airplane engine it now has a 200 hp 1932 Scripps Marine engine.

All of the funds raised at Horsepower by the Bay benefit the Somers Point Historical Society.

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