North Jersey Auto Show

October 10, 2021 (postponed from May)
at Bergen Community College (BCC) in Paramus

The North Jersey Auto Show, presented by the Restored Rusty Relics, reached 440 show cars and over 50 vendors at our last show; the swap meet included car parts, clothing, memorabilia, and food. See our writeup of the 2019 show.

car show overview

This is a classic car show, only open to vehicles from model-year 1996 and earlier. Motorcycles, trucks, imports, and emergency vehicles are welcome! There are trivia contests and music; and selected vehicles will get class trophies.*

people at north jersey car show

Registration

We have free pre-registration for 1927 and older cars—and for 1996 cars, since it’s the first year of their antique status (this is only for pre-registration, not day-of-show); download and mail in the forms below. The cost for showing a classic car, truck, or motorcycle on the day of the show is $25 ($18 when pre-registered). All pre-registered show cars will get dash plaques, as will the first day-of-show show cars. Pre-registration ends September 22. Proceeds benefit local charities and keep the show going.

SHOW CAR PRE-REGISTRATION
Car Year (1996 or Earlier)
Brand, Model (e.g. Dodge Dart)

Download and mail our show car pre-registration form. Vendors, see below...

2020-2021 Trivia Contest Sponsors
Meguiar’s • Year One • Rock Auto
2021 Confirmed Show Sponsors
Teterboro Auto Mall Doyle’s Auto and 4x4
Other 2021 Sponsors Coming Soon!

2019 Show Sponsors

Teterboro Auto Mall
Doyle’s Auto and 4x4

The Classic Car Hotel • Locomotion Power Sports

Our car show is at 400 Paramus Road; enter Bergen Community College and bear right at the entrance, following our signs. Spectators can visit for $5 per person — with a maximum $10 per carload (no buses or large vans). Proceeds benefit local charities and keep the show going. The show runs from 8 am to around 3:40 pm.

Mailing list

Get show updates with the mailing list: If you sign up, we will let you know when pre-registration opens each year and send a reminder just before it closes. We only send around four to seven messages per year, and we don’t share or sell addresses. (We no longer have a physical mailing list, so this is the only way for us to reach you.)


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Vendors

All vendors have to pre-register! This year pre-registration ends on September 22. There are no day-of-show registrations for vendors (show cars can still be day-of-show); this is due to insurance rules and we cannot change them. We expect to have limited space for 2021. (The physical mailing should reach vendors by August 1.) We have temporarily pulled the forms because the insurance certificate line will probably need to be removed. If you got a form in the mail, you can leave it blank.

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Trophy parade

In 2019 we brought back the “trophy parade,” where spectators watch people drive across the show field to pick up their trophies. (It was also the first time at BCC that we separated the show field into classes.)

winnersSelected cars and their owners gather before lining up for the parade

parade 1Lining up: around forty cars, one at a time

* This event is not judged; awards are given based on factors such as unique features, condition, restoration or ownership stories, rarity, etc. Winners cannot be owned by Restored Rusty Relics members; and we try not to select winners from the past two North Jersey Auto Shows.

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Car show rules

In addition to the vendor rules above

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Show chairs

2021: Dave Ivaldi (third consecutive year), Earl Evering, Peter Doll

2019-2020 chairs: Dave Ivaldi and David Zatz (and Jim Athas for 2019)

The North Jersey Auto Show is presented by the Restored Rusty Relics Antique Automobile Club, now in its 52nd year.

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