Some things just go together - like classic cars, U.S. Postal stamps and a street rod show in York.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday it will unveil its Hot Rods Forever Stamp at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Avenue in West Manchester Township.
The stamp unveiling ceremony will be held during the first day of the National Street Rod Association's annual Street Rod Nationals East Plus show that starts Friday, June 6 at the center and ends Sunday, June 8.
"This (show) is just perfect for the unveiling," said Karen Mazurkiewicz, U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman. "The stamp honors that hobby or that passion you'll see at the show. It's a big show, well attended and it has the type of cars represented on the stamps. The set-up for the unveiling couldn't be any better than this."
Stamp design: The Hot Rods Forever Stamps features two 1932 Ford Deuce roadsters. The main color for one car is black, while the other is red.
The stamps will be sold in books of 20, with each car being featured on 10 stamps, Mazurkiewicz said.
The stamps were designed by postal service art director, Derry Noyes of Washington, D.C., and digitally created by USPS illustrator John Mattos, of San Francisco, according to Mazurkiewicz.
The unveiling event will be led by car enthusiast and U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.
Barry Meguiar, host of "Car Crazy" television show, will discuss hot rodding in American culture. He is president of Meguiar's, a car care products company based in Irvine, Calif.
'Pretty cool': Attendees also will hear from Jerry Kennedy, special events director for the National Street Rod Association. At least 4,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars and street machines will be displayed at the association's weekend event in York.
"It's pretty cool that (the USPS) choose to do this unveiling at our event," Kennedy said. "We just feel blessed. We're going to do a special cancellation stamp that day. It will be a street rod station stamp."
Mazurkiewicz said the USPS expects to see stamp collectors at the unveiling ceremony and hopes they and car enthusiasts will have opportunities to share their interests with each other.
The USPS citizens stamp advisory committee helped develop the Hot Rods Forever Stamp from its idea to its design stages.Then the committee considered several hot rod-type events around the country to determine the best place to officially unveil it, she said.
"We're excited about the new stamp and we're excited about finding the perfect backdrop for the (unveiling)," Mazurkiewicz said. "It was meant to be."
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