North Jersey Auto Show

North Jersey Auto Show

the Restored Rusty Relics car show
probably at Bergen Community College (BCC) in Paramus

We are currently scheduling the show for late September or early October 2021 rather than our usual spot in May. Our annual mailing is likely to be done in early July, via post cards. We will keep this page updated so as we get news, you will get news. (Updated 5/7/2021)

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We expect hundreds of cars (we topped 400 in our last show) 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, and we have a new ice cream vendor.

2019 show


This is a “classic car” show. It is only open to vehicles from model-year 1996 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 1996 and earlier. Motorcycles are welcome! There is free pre-registration for 1927 and older cars, and for 1996 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 1928-1995, when pre-registered). Proceeds benefit local charities and keep the show going.

Vendors must pre-register, due to insurance rules beyond our control. Any canopies must be weighted down (at the bases of the poles) — no unweighted canopies and no stakes!

Pre-registration (deadline to be announced)

All pre-registered cars will get dash plaques, as will the first day-of-show show cars. Online pre-registration is available before (deadline) for show cars only—not vendors or spectators. (Form to be posted.)

Refunds have been sent to everyone who registered for the 2020 show.

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.

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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!


Rules of particular interest to vendors (flea market/swap meet): (Some may be suspended for 2021)

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 the next show, 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


2020-2021 Trivia Contest Sponsors:
Meguiar’s • Year One • Rock Auto Minivans Book
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

Show chairs

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

2020 show • Prepping for a show2019 • 2018Where the money goes

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