at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey
We are getting ready for the next show!
The 41st annual North Jersey Auto Show took place on May 19, 2019 at Bergen Community College. We had well over 400 cars (our best guess is around 440, total), along with so many vendors selling car parts, clothing, collectibles, memorabilia, and food that we ran out of space, even after designating an overflow area.
This year was the first time since leaving Upper Saddle River that we were able to do a “trophy parade,” where spectators got to watch people drive across the show field to pick up their trophies, in the cars that merited the awards. (It was also the first time at BCC that we separated the show field into classes.)
Selected cars and their owners gather before lining up for the parade
Lining up: around forty cars, one at a time
From the parade to the tent
Getting the trophy at the main tent
Proceeds benefit local charities and keep the show going. For this year, we gave $1,000 each to:
- National Foundation for Animal Rescue (NFFAR - Saddle River), cat rescue
- The Adult Reach Center of the Tenafly JCC
- Lonely Grey Rescue (bird rescue)
- The Bergenfield Museum Society
This is a “classic car” show, only open to vehicles from model-year 1994 and earlier.
This event is not traditionally judged; instead, awards are selected based on factors such as unique features, condition, restoration or ownership stories, rarity, or representating a significant step in automotive development or design. Winners may not be owned by Restored Rusty Relics members; “judges” try not to select winners from the past two North Jersey Auto Shows.