North Jersey Auto Show

North Jersey Auto Show

the Restored Rusty Relics car show
at Bergen Community College in Paramus
Registration is now open for show #42 on May 17, 2020!

people at north jersey car show

The 42nd North Jersey Auto Show is slated for May 17, 2020 at Bergen Community College in Paramus, near Routes 4, 17, and 208. We expect hundreds of cars (we topped 400 last year) and seventy vendors selling car parts, clothing, collectibles, memorabilia, and food. The show runs from 8 am to around 3:40 pm. You asked, we listened! The winners’ parade will start earlier this year, and we will have a new ice cream vendor.

sign up now • vendors, please read2019 show

Vendors must pre-register this year, due to insurance rules beyond our control.


This is a “classic car” show. It is only open to vehicles from model-year 1995 and earlier. Motorcycles, trucks, imports, and emergency vehicles are welcome! There are trivia contests with prizes, and a DJ playing music. Selected (not judged!) class winners will get trophies.

Our Paramus car show is at 400 Paramus Road; we will be in Bergen Community College’s Lot C (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 is only open to vehicles from model-year 1995 and earlier. Motorcycles are welcome! There is free pre-registration for 1927 and older cars, and for 1995 cars, since it’s the first year of their antique status. The cost for showing a classic car, truck, or motorcycle on the day of the show is $20 per car ($15 for model-years 1928-1994, when pre-registered). Proceeds benefit local charities and keep the show going.

Pre-registration (before May 1, 2020)

All pre-registered cars will get dash plaques, as will the first day-of-show show cars. Online pre-registration is available before May 1, 2020 for show cars only (not vendors or spectators):

Registering adds you to a mailing list; you can leave this list at any time with a single click, or by writing to us. Cars cannot be newer than the 1995 model year!

Car Year (1995 or Earlier)
Brand, Model (e.g. Dodge Dart)

If you do not want to pre-register on-line, use our downloadable pre-registration show car form. Vendor forms are here.  

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.

Are you already on our hard-copy (USPS) mailing list?

  • (filling out the name and location fields will help us with that)

First name   
Last name
Zip code City

Where did you learn about the show?

car show overview

About the trophies and parade

This event is not judged; awards are given to selected vehicles based on factors such as unique features, condition, restoration or ownership stories, rarity, or representating a significant step in automotive development or design. Winners cannot be owned by Restored Rusty Relics members; we try not to select winners from the past two North Jersey Auto Shows.



All vendors have to pre-register! The absolute final drop-deadline is the Monday before the show, May 11—we must have your signed form in our hands by that time. We will still have a discount for registering before May 1. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but insurance issues preclude day-of-show registration for vendors. Download all needed vendor forms here.


Rules of particular interest to vendors (flea market/swap meet):

Trophy parade

2019 was the first time since leaving Upper Saddle River that we had a “trophy parade,” where spectators saw 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.) We will do the same in 2020, but will have the parade earlier.

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

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


2020 Show Sponsors: TBD
Teterboro Auto Mall
2020 Trivia Contest Sponsors: TBD
Year One • Rock Auto
2019 Show Sponsors

Teterboro Auto Mall
Doyle’s Auto and 4x4

The Classic Car Hotel • Locomotion Power Sports
2019 Trivia Contest Sponsors
Meguiar’s • Year One • Rock AutoTeterboro Auto Mall • Hagerty • Mopar Minivans

Car show rules

In addition to the vendor rules above

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