Upshift Summer Bash 2015 Press Release

*For Immediate Release*

Bring you cars! Bring your family! And don’t forget to come hungry! We are thrilled to announce our 2nd annual Drive For Independence Upshift Summer Bash. This year’s event will be held at Leg Up Farm, 4880 N Sherman Street Ext, Mt Wolf, PA 17347, on Saturday, August 1 from 3pm-9pm. It is a car show, food truck and vendor event. There will be plenty of beautiful cars, food vendors to tempt your taste buds, plenty of vendors to pique your interest, and the Rock ‘N’ Roll Express DJs to keep the party going. The Upshift Summer Bash is a  fundraiser for Drive For Independence, a new organization in York PA to help adults with high level disabilities get wheelchair accessible vehicles to get to work. We are working towards the costs of becoming a 501(c)3 organization.

Our sponsors and vendors help us to make the Upshift Summer Bash possible. Our platinum Sponsor is Apple Nissan. With their help we are bringing an awesome activity to Upshift Summer Bash. New this year we will have RC2U bringing their mobile RC race set up to the show. There will be tickets available at $3.00 per race, 2 races for $5.00 or wristbands for $10.00 to race all night. All proceeds from the ticket sales come to Drive for Independence. It will be great fun for the young and young at heart!
We also have several Gold (trophy) and Silver Sponsors helping to make this year’s event a success.  Ida Automotive and Preston Tucker LLC are 2 of our gold sponsors this year. They are currently in the process of building what was the Tucker Torpedo concept car. Sean and Mike Tucker (Preston Tucker’s great grandsons) and Rob Ida who specializes in custom car builds will be on hand. Our other gold sponsors are Ride- Away, Mobility SVM, who will hold the first owners group meeting in conjunction with our event, and Aadvantage Insurance. One trophy is being dedicated in Memory of Tyler Shumate, who lost his life earlier this year in a car accident. Silver sponsors include Amsoil by Mike Marx , Saba for Life by Kala Sechrist, and Royal Manchester Golf Links.
Hungry? We will have Spectrum Farm to Truck to fill your bellies and Snow Stables Shaved Ice to cool you down. We are continuing to add food choices so check out the Facebook event or WordPress for updates. There will also be a bake sale that will benefit Drive for Independence. We also have vendors for all your shopping needs! Favorite direct sales companies, such as Perfectly Posh, and home crafters will be on hand to satisfy your shopping fun.

We would love to fill our show field with 150+ Cars, trucks and motorcycles. Pre-register your vehicle by visiting: Use code USB2015 at check out for $5.00 discount. You can also pre-register by going to the link below and printing out the mail-in registration. Pre-registration is only $10.00 while the day of the show registration is $15.00.  We will have 1st-3rd, best motorcycle, and best truck custom trophies designed by Chris Sauerbaum for the show field that will be judged by your fellow car show participants. There will also be a People’s Choice trophy voted on by the general public. The first 50 registered cars will receive a dash plaque and we will have 150 reusable goody bags to be given away. Chris is definitely showcasing his graphic design abilities with this show. We will also have a silent auction with items up for bid such as a round of golf for 4 (a $200 value) from Royal Manchester Golf Links, an Amsoil oil gift certificate, a family fun pack including a bowling gift card and movie passes and many more! We will also have activities for the kids including the large barrier-free playground, color your own car and face painting!

We will continue to grow the Upshift Summer bash bigger as Drive For Independence grows. We are taking everything we learned from fund raising for Christopher Sauerbaum’s Wheelchair accessible truck and helping others in a similar situation achieve accessible transportation for work. For more information please see or our Drive for Independence Facebook page To make a tax-deductible donation please see and mark Drive for Independence in the Paypal notes section. We can be reached at or 717-991-5921.



Printable PDF Upshift2015_Flyer


What Upshift Summer Bash has to Offer


We have quite a lot going on this year with Upshift Summer Bash. For starters we have the car, truck and motorcycle show which is looking to be spectacular this year. We also have a great selection of car related businesses, crafters and various community and home-based businesses. And of course we can’t forget to mention the food truck(s). For the kids we’re holding a coloring contest, there will be wood car cut outs to decorate and there is the large barrier free playground to enjoy!

To further benefit Drive For Independence, we will have a bake sale, the tire change challenge, and RC racing by RC2U (sponsored by Apple Nissan), and the Silent auction. Proceeds from these activities will support Drive for Independence. We are accepting donations for the bake sale but they must not need refrigerated or heated. (Brownies, cookies, muffins, breads, etc.)

Check out our list of vendors (we will update them as more are added)

Food truck/vendors
Spectrum Farm to Truck
Snow Stables Shaved Ice
Car care and car related products
Apple Nissan of York-PLATINUM sponsor
Preston Tucker LLC-GOLD Sponsor
IDA Automotive-GOLD Sponsor
Ride-Away Wheelchair Vehicles- GOLD Sponsor
Mobility SVM- GOLD Sponsor
Amsoil- Mike Marx- SILVER Sponsor
SnS Croftgate
Craft and Business Vendors
Royal Manchester Golf Links- SILVER Sponsor
Prims ‘n Things
Monocacy Soap Company
Melissa Graver-crafter
Nicole In Stitches
Rebecca Brenner, LMT
Featured Faces – Face Painting Artist
The ACE Lifestyle – SILVER sponsor
Perfectly Posh-Stephanie Fritz- BRONZE sponsor
Jamberry -Ashleigh Huffman
Carlee’s Tupperware Business
Diane Shoff Independent Tastefully Simple Consultant
Mary Kay- Nicole Lindemuth
Chris’s Azuli Skye’s the Limit
Thirty-one Gifts – Kim Eisenhauer
Amber N Noll Independent Scentsy Consultant
Karen Cutti: Origami Owl Independent Designer
Lori Gilbert ~Pampered Chef (R) Independent Consultant~
Jennifer Diehl – Trades of Hope
Karen Daugherty-Lilla Rose
Barefoot Books-Paige Katz
Kreative Kate
Clever Container- Jenna R
Rodan and Fields Skincare- Theresa Laurino
Eberly’s Emporium

UPSHIFT Summer Bash Headliners – Preston Tucker, LLC & IDA Automotive


These guys are true car builders! We can’t wait for you to meet them at the UPSHIFT Summer Bash. IDA Automotive and Preston Tucker LLC are 2 of our Gold sponsors.

Take a few minutes and watch it.