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Speaker to discuss demise of Lancaster’s historical Charles Schutte Body Co.

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am


The Millersville Area Historical Society (MAHS) invites the public to a free slideshow on the demise of the Charles Schutte Body Company (1916-1930), Lancaster’s hometown automotive coachbuilder, during its meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 11, in Millersville’s Municipal Center, 100 Municipal Drive.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and lock at 9:15 a.m. People planning to attend this in-person event who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 are requested to be considerate of their neighbors and wear a mask.

The speaker for the presentation, titled “When the Wheels Came Off,” will be Manheim Twp. resident Bill Rothermel, an automotive historian and freelancer who writes about the vintage automobile hobby. The talk, a follow-up to his 2019 address for the society on the Schutte Company’s history, will focus on the success of the Schutte Company and what led to its demise, as well as the exit of Mr. Schutte from Lancaster. Rothermel recently received historical documentation from the attorney who represented Schutte vs. his company’s stockholders and said that those attending the presentation will be among the first to hear the story. Schutte-bodied cars that still exist also will be discussed before the closing Q&A period.

Rothermel, an associate broker with RE/MAX Pinnacle in Lancaster, is a member of the Board of Directors of the AACA Museum, Inc., Hershey, and a graduate of Shippensburg University. His writing has been featured in Sports Car Market, Old Cars Weekly, Hemmings, and RM Sotheby’s Auction catalogs. And he has served as master of ceremonies at the Boca Raton Concours of Elegance, Concours of America, and the Hilton Head Island Concours, among others, as well as a class judge at such venues as the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

Although admission is free, donations are appreciated. For more information, call Phil Gerber at 717.872.8837 before 5 p.m. or email him at pge8507@aol.com.


September 11
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Carl J. Kanaskie
(717) 872-7535


Millersville Municipal Center
100 Municipal Drive
Millersville, PA, 17551
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(717) 872-7535