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Diehard Car Buffs Brave Rains For Ocean City Corvette Show

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first_imgAbout 240 Corvettes line the Ocean City Boardwalk for the car show Sunday in 2018. By Maddy VitaleConstant rains pelted the Ocean City Boardwalk. It left those who ogled Corvettes on display to don umbrellas.But the rains just beaded off the pristine, glossy, gleaming displays of cars that represent the best of American motors.Now in its 28th year, the event is organized and sponsored by Boardwalk Corvettes of Atlantic City. It is considered one of the top five Corvette shows in the country, organizers said.Corvette owner Ken Mattis, of Ocean City and Upper Gwynedd Townsip, Pa., checks out the engine in this late model Vette.Carrie Dickinson, co-chairwoman of the Boardwalk Corvettes, said there were 480 cars registered but the rains scared away some owners.“On a day like this, it is incredible we had this many people,” Dickinson said. “It is a huge event. It’s a lot of fun. We do it for people to have a great time with their cars and to raise money for charities.”Proceeds from registration fees benefit local charities, including the Ocean City Humane Society.This patriotic-themed Corvette really represents the All-American car.Jim Root, a Humane Society board member and volunteer, said no matter how much or how little money would be raised Sunday, the event is about bringing the community together to have a good time and donate to good causes.Corvettes lined the Boardwalk in an awesome display of America’s supercar between Sixth and 14th streets. There was a combination of new and vintage Vettes.Peggy and Ken Mattis, of Upper Gywnedd and Ocean City, stand by their 1999 C5 Corvette.Ken and Peggy Mattis, of Ocean City and Upper Gwynedd Township, Pa., drove their 1999 C5 Corvette to be in the show.“I grew up on Corvettes. They are fun to drive. The roof comes off your hair blows in the breeze,” Ken Mattis said.“It is fun to drive,” Peggy Mattis said with a smile.When asked if they had another Corvette, Ken Mattis said with a laugh, “One is enough for now.”Dean Ferraro, of Levittown Pa., admires this 2011 Corvette.But Dean Ferraro, of Levittown, Pa., enjoys the fact that he has two Vettes – a 1970 and a 2006.“My 1970 is one of the best years for Vettes,” Ferraro said. “They are just awesome cars.”Jeff Maher, of Linwood, and his daughter Charlie, 2, admired a 2006 Corvette. Maher said he and his family come to the show every year. He hopes he will be able to get his 1985 Corvette on the road and into the show by next year.Jeff Maher and his daughter, Charlie, 2, of Linwood, stop to admire this Corvette.Mike Boguszewski, of Washington Township, N.J., wore a Jeep hat. But it was no secret he loved the Corvettes that graced the Boardwalk.He and his daughter, Layla, 3, checked out some Vettes. “I like Vettes. I just wish it was a nicer day,” he said.And while the theme of this year’s show was “Endless Summer,” it seemed nothing of the sort, with temperatures in the 60s and continual rains.Despite the downpour, Deb Harris was happy to show off her bright red 2005 Vette.“We come every year,” Harris, of Lewes, Del., said of she and her husband, Rich. “This is an awful year because of the weather, but at least the proceeds go to a good cause.”Deb Harris, of Lewes, Del., with her 2005 Vette, is in the show every year.Mike Boguszewski, of Washington Township, N.J., with daughter, Layla, 3.This is a Corvette from the 1970s.last_img read more

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Women’s World Cup 2019: USA’s Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe explain why they switched taking penalty kick

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first_imgThe United States’ match against Spain came down to an important penalty kick, but there was a change in plan when it came to which American would take the shot. After Rose Lavelle was fouled inside the box by Spain’s Virginia Torrecilla, star forward Alex Morgan stepped up and it looked like she was going to take the penalty kick. After a lengthy VAR review, however, she came back out and handed the ball to Megan Rapinoe.  The veteran, who had scored in the 7th minute off another penalty to Tobin Heath, stepped up and converted to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead in the 75th minute. It wasn’t clear at the time the reasoning behind the switch, but Morgan said after the game that it was a decision made by head coach Jill Ellis. Related News “We’ve practiced these a lot,” Rapinoe told reporters. “Obviously you can never replicate having a knockout round game on the line with it, but to be honest, I had given it to Alex in the beginning just because I took the first one and I thought we should switch it up.”And then they were like you’re first in line for a reason so just get back up there and take it. So I didn’t really feel a lot of pressure to begin with because I had a short wait. I just had to go from the sideline and take it.”After barely escaping with a win, the U.S. advances to face France in the quarterfinals Friday. Women’s World Cup 2019: 3 takeaways from USA’s close win over Spaincenter_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match “We have the penalty takers and this actually hasn’t come up where we had two penalties in a game yet, so Rapinoe gave me the ball. But it’s ultimately the coach’s decision. The ball went back to Rapinoe and the ball went to the back of the net,” Morgan told Fox Sports.Same penalty taker, same result! 🇺🇸@mPinoe showing nerves of steel from the penalty spot! 💪 #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/4ykSp0SZvq— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 24, 2019With Rapinoe’s second goal, she became the second player in the Women’s World Cup history to score two penalties in one match. The only other player to reach that feat, ironically, was Spain’s Jennifer Hermoso. last_img read more

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