North Jersey Auto Show

October 10, 2021

North Jersey Auto Show

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

We are scheduled for October 10, 2021 rather than May or August.

people at north jersey car show

We topped 400 show cars and 50 vendors at our last show; the flea market included 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 and music. Selected class winners will get trophies (we do not have traditional judging).

Our Paramus car show is at 400 Paramus Road; we will be in Bergen Community College’s Lot B or 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.

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). The cost for showing a classic car, truck, or motorcycle on the day of the show is $25 ($18 when pre-registered). Proceeds benefit local charities and keep the show going.

Vendors must pre-register, due to insurance rules. We expect to have limited space for 2021. We will post the form as soon as we can; we are awaiting a final “hold harmless” form.

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 show cars will get dash plaques, as will the first day-of-show show cars. Pre-registration ends September 22.

Car Year (1996 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 (updated 6/18/2021). Vendor forms are not ready yet.

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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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car show overview

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.



All vendors have to pre-register! This year pre-registration ends on September 22.


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

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


2021 Confirmed Show Sponsors
2020-2021 Trivia Contest Sponsors:
Meguiar’s • Year One • Rock Auto BusiStories Books
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

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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