41st Annual North Jersey Auto Show:
Sunday, May 19, 2019
at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ
Pre-registration is now open! See some of the people who are coming to the show!
The North Jersey Auto Show is slated for May 19, 2019 at Bergen Community College in Paramus, near Routes 4 and 17. We expect hundreds of cars and eighty or more vendors selling car parts, clothing, collectibles, memorabilia, and food.
All pre-registered cars, and the first cars to show up, will get dash plaques; there will also be trivia contests and a DJ playing music.
Show times are 8 am through 3 pm; please do not come before 8 am! Arrivals after 11 am may not be eligible for selection.
The address is Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652, in Lot C (bear right at the entrance). The charge is $20 per show car on the day of the show. Spectators can visit for $5 per person or $10 per carload (no buses or large vans). Proceeds benefit local charities and keep the show going.
This is a “classic car” show. It is only open to vehicles from model-year 1994 and earlier. Motorcycles, trucks, and emergency vehicles are welcome! There is free pre-registration by mail (using this form) for 1927 and older cars, and for 1994 cars (since it’s the first year of their classic-car status).
Please use this PDF form if you prefer to register by mail; if you do not want to pre-register but do want to speed through the line; or if you want to get free pre-registration for your pre-1928 or 1994 car. (The form can be typed out on the computer before printing.) If you don't have a 1994 or pre-1928 car, online registration is faster and more convenient! If you are a vendor, use the mail-in form, and fill out, sign, and send this hold harmless form.
The mailing list
If you sign up for the mailing list using this form, we will let you know when pre-registration opens each year and send a reminder just before it closes. We send around four or five messages per year and don’t share the list with anyone else, so you won’t get deluged by our emails.
Who’s coming to the show?
Some of the people who have already registered on-line:
- Charles, 1955 Chevy
- James, 1987 Jaguar cabriolet
- Richard, 1964 Chevy C-20 pickup
- Thomas, 1967 Corvette
- Barry, 1969 Camaro Z/28
- Jim, 1959 MG
- Bob, 1969 Corvette
- James, 1933 Ford
- Dave, 1974 Valiant (plaque car from last year)
- William, 1969 Impala
- Candice, 1957 Plymouth Belvedere convertible
- Thomas, 1965 Impala
- (First to sign up:) Howard, 1955 Nash
Some of the people who have registered by mail:
- Peter, 1968 Plymonth Baracuda
- Tom, 1988 Dodge Daytona Pacifica
- David, 1934 Packard Eight
- Matt, 1969 Dodge Charger
- Tom, 1966 Ford Mustang
- John, 1954 Chevrolet Belair
- Frank, 1951 Ford Starliner
- Walter, 1965 Ford Thunderbird
- Barry, 1965 Ford Mustang
- Phillip, 1966 Ford Galaxie
- Richard, 1932 Ford Cabriolet
- Gregory, 1967 Checker Cab
- Robert, 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
- John, 1948 Ford
- Gale, 1955 Chevrolet Belair
- Rory, 1912 Ford C Cab
About award selection
We do not have formal judging, per se; volunteers select cars to win trophies based on the criteria for various memorial awards. In recent years, we have had two awards per major decade and for various types of vehicle to make sure awards went to cars of all years and types — that there was an even distribution of awards representative of the cars entered. We have roughly two hours to select all the cars to receive awards; thoroughly inspecting each car in this limited time is impossible, but the volunteers do their best to be fair. Restored Rusty Relics members are not eligible for any awards.