By Daniel Venditto
With the end of the annual Ride to Skate event in Philadelphia a few years back, the locals longed for an event to not necessarily take its place, but something that could pull everyone together again. During that time, there were always rumblings of either someone taking over RtS, or planning a worthy replacement. Josh McCullough, his wife Cortney, and buds Adam DiDomenico and the late Bryan Dilworth, came together to plan something more involved than other shows in the area. That event was the Independents Car & Bike Show. The three day event consisted of a pre-party/photo show at Josh’s Garage bar, the full day car & bike show on Saturday, and a charity ride/cruise benefitting the Semper Fi Fund on Sunday.
Working hard with a number of friends, the group promoted the show on social media, posters around town, in bars and coffee shops, as well as a couple of swap meets. Credit for the rad artwork and design goes to Josh’s buddy Ralph Stollenwerk, he is Josh’s go-to for artwork and design. All of the printing was done by Awesome Dudes Printing. Ralph owns the print shop with another good friend Shaky.