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BOYS OF SUMMER

An abandoned ‘53 Chevy helped two youngsters discover a passion.....Page 6

NOT YOUR FATHER’S OLDSMOBILE

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Hagley Car Show celebrates Silver Anniversary

This once-proud brand was responsible for a lifetime of wonderful memories.....Page 8

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Boys of Summer By Frank Adkins t was the summer of 1977. America’s Bicentennial had passed, Jimmy Carter was in the White House, and Heart’s Barracuda played endlessly on the radio. My buddy Kevin Pampuch and I were 12 years old, and we spent much of the summer riding our strippeddown bicycles on the trails through the fields and woods near our neighborhood, which sat mid-way between Newark and Wilmington just off Kirkwood Highway. It would be another year before we would graduate to dirt bikes and go-karts. One day, while exploring the trails behind St. Mark’s church and high school, we discovered an old Chevy that had been abandoned in the woods years earlier. The body was peppered with bullet holes and the windows had been blown out. Somebody had removed the engine and transmission, presumably before dumping the carcass in the woods. The caved-in roof had a gaping rust hole; time and the elements had ravaged the seats, reducing them to bare, rusty springs. I studied the grille, and when I got home, I consulted the Chilton repair manual that my father had purchased to help him service our ’63 Corvair. The Chilton manual covered domestic models from 1953-1963, and I determined that “our” Chevy was a 1953 model. The fact that we had little automotive knowledge and even less money did nothing to dampen our enthusiasm. We had each built dozens of plastic model kits, and we were adept at modifying these cars to suit our own tastes. Leftover parts from various kits found their way onto other cars; stock pre-war Ford bodies became dirt track racers while ‘50s classics became “gasser” drag race cars with blowers and multiple carburetors protruding from crudely-hacked holes in their hoods. Of course, we had to buy these models, as well as the paint and glue needed to assemble them. We each had sufficient mechanical aptitude to keep our lawnmowers running so we could earn the money we needed to buy these model kits and the related supplies. We also honed our mechanical skills and spent a fair portion of our grass cutting money keeping our bicycles going despite the 6

abuse we lavished upon them. Of course, we weren’t naïve to the fact that we had a lot to learn, but we remained steadfast in our belief that, between the two of us, we had a sufficient knowledge base to take on a project like the Chevy. It was our plan that by the time we obtained our driver’s licenses, we would have an operable car to share. Today, Kevin and I would each consider this car too far gone to revive. Truth be told, it wouldn’t have even been a good parts car, for I don’t recall any of its pieces being in a condition suitable to repair a road-going example. Furthermore, we had no idea who the legal owner was or how to obtain the necessary paperwork to own and register it. But none of that mattered. We would tackle what we could now, and we would figure out the rest as we went along. Our determination and hard work, combined with a few lucky breaks that were sure to come our way, would enable us to see this project through. Parts procurement was one of our first considerations. We knew where an engine had been discarded in a creek nearby. We didn’t know what kind of engine it was or what was wrong with it, nor did we know how we would retrieve it, but we figured it was a starting point. We also found what we thought would be a suitable transmission in a similar condition, though I’m not sure if it occurred to us that it probably wouldn’t bolt up to the engine. Our first objective, however, was to replace the roof. We reasoned that until we made the car weather-tight, the mechanicals were moot.


A 18-year-old Frank Adkins and a photo from later in life, both with his prized 1968 Dodge Dart. At right, Kevin Pampuch’s ‘69 Chevy Camaro.

Fortunately, nearby sat the roof and a few other body panels from a Mercury that his grandparents had bought new. I removed the ailing push-button automatic Montclair. I recognized these sheet metal bits as such, for there was another transmission from my car, and I replaced it with a floor-shifted three-speed manual Montclair parked in the apartment complex near Kevin’s house. We measured the transmission from a Duster prior to my 16th birthday. A few months later, Kevin and Montclair roof and deemed it close enough in size to fit the Chevy. I didn’t know I removed the Powerglide automatic transmission from his Camaro and replaced it how we would come up with a windshield or any of the with a Muncie M-21 four-speed. other windows that would fit both the Chevy body and the After high school, Kevin went to college in Virginia while Montclair roof, but Kevin said he thought we could make I commuted to an automotive school in Pennsylvania. Our windows out of Plexiglas. To me, his idea sounded like a surecareers took us in different directions, though our personal fire solution. lives have had many parallels. They included marriage, divorce, On a hot and humid morning, Kevin and I each borrowed family, college, homeownership, and a plethora of other our fathers’ hacksaws without their knowledge, and we met at milestones at differing points on our individual highways the Chevy. With dogged determination, we hacked through of life. Although we saw each other infrequently, through the A-pillars, B-pillars, and C-pillars. This task was made more the years he and I have both owned and/or built numerous difficult by the tree that had grown against the left side of the vehicles. Our skillsets overlap, but there are major differences. car at the rear-most roof pillar. Even so, later that afternoon, Kevin is a fantastic welder, fabricator, and machinist. I enjoy we grasped the roof and flipped it over the back of the car. We building engines, transmissions, suspensions, and electrical watched as it fell into the ravine aft of the rear bumper. systems. One of Kevin’s current “toys” is an old-school hotI do not remember test-fitting the Montclair roof on the rod that he built from a carefully selected assortment of early Chevy. It is possible that we did, but more than four decades 1930s Ford parts. I have always been drawn to the ‘60s and Kevin Pampuch with his old-school hot rod. later I would say it is likely that our barely-pubescent bodies ‘70s Chrysler vehicles. I usually modify them to maintain lacked the strength necessary to lift the roof and position it nearly stock appearances while improving their performance, atop the Chevy body. I also don’t remember how we had planned to attach the roof road manners, and reliability. But what Kevin and I have in common is that we have to the body. What I do remember is that we had a difference of opinion. I was intent spent our lives immersed in the automotive culture. We are no less enthusiastic on realizing our initial plan. Kevin, however, was more grounded than I was. He had about cars now than we were on the day we discovered that old Chevy. Our lust begun to accept the reality of our plight, and he realized that we would probably for automobiles has infiltrated most other areas of our lives too. Our homes include never get the car roadworthy. Recently, he reminded me that we thought the rear of garage and shop space, we attend various cruises, swap meets, and racing events the car had sunken into the ground. Upon closer inspection, we discovered that the regularly, and most of our friendships have come about through our automotive rear axle was missing. How would we put wheels on it? How would we move it from connections. Of course, we are still friends today. the edge of the ravine? We certainly couldn’t raise it with a bumper jack. At once, our As a teen, I lamented that we gave up on that old Chevy. But even though it didn’t progress ground to a halt. transport us through our high school years, I know now that it served a far greater Kevin and I each acquired our first cars when we were 15. Mine was the ’64 purpose. It launched two 12-year-old kids into lifetime obsessions with automobiles, Dodge Dart that had belonged to my great-aunt Betty, while his was the ’69 Camaro and it gave us each a glimpse of what awaited us in the decades ahead. 7


THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S

Oldsmobile ... BUT IT’S CLOSE By Lou Sitaras

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he year was 1988 and Oldsmobile had just dramatically restyled their breadand-butter car, the Cutlass, and they needed a bold statement to go with it. Something that told the motoring public that Oldsmobile had changed and they weren’t the car manufacturer they used to be. They settled on the now-famous advertising slogan This Is Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile. The meaning behind it was simple: Times have changed. Was the slogan a hit? Well, it was certainly remembered, so I guess for an advertiser that equates with success. The Oldsmobile name in my family runs back to my late grandfather, Louis Isidore Sitaras, who immigrated from Greece through Ellis Island, became a successful restaurateur in the 1940s and ‘50s, and loved to drive an Oldsmobile. Back then, Olds was known for its Rocket motor and it made the cars among GM’s most popular. From the late 1950s through the early 1970s though, his loyalty changed to Pontiac with a 1966 389-powered Catalina being the car he’s most remembered for. For his final purchase in 1974, he switched back to his favored Oldsmobile brand — a 1974 Olds Cutlass with the Rocket 350 engine. He passed away in 1980. As is tradition with many families, the children tend to follow their parents’ preferences and both my dad and his brother Jim were also restaurateurs and passionate Oldsmobile enthusiasts. My dad was always borrowing grandpop’s 1939 Olds when out with friends or on dates. In fact, in his high school yearbook was this note from his favorite girl, Mary: To Christy, the guy with the big black car. During his life, dad’s Oldsmobiles were among his favorites. The first one I remember was a 1963 Dynamic 88. It was our family car for many years as we took trips to the beach, to Lenape Park, or the occasional family picnic. The Oldsmobiles that followed included an ‘84 Cutlass Ciera, and an ‘86 Delta 88. Towards the end of dad’s life, the Chrysler minivan became his favorite vehicle.

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An identical match of Cousin Lou’s 1970 442 convertible when he purchased it in the late 1970s.

Uncle Jim was a larger-than-life figure who loved all cars — especially flashy ones — and he even owned a used car lot, US-1 Auto Sales in Marathon Key, Fla. Oldsmobiles were always his favorites, though. Over the course of his life, he owned a 1962 Olds F-85, a 1970 Delta 88, and two Oldsmobile Toronados, a 1971 and a 1977. My uncle was a huge influence in my life and his love of automobiles became my love of automobiles. Both my dad and uncle are gone now, but their automotive legacy continues. My cousins Lou and Steve both had 1970 Oldsmobiles. Steve had a gold Cutlass convertible. Lou was shopping for his very first car but every car he liked, his Dad didn’t. They were too fast, too shabby, too hot rodded — there was always an excuse. Then one day they went to the former Van Wyk Olds in Media, Pa. The owner’s son was selling his forest green 1970 Olds 442 convertible with a 455 and a four-speed. It was idling in the dealership garage when they arrived and there was no way my cousin Lou was getting talked out of this one. The car was perfect and it was beautiful! Lou treasured the car and worked at the beach all summer to pay for it. Sadly, on one of his weekly trips home to see his girlfriend JoAnn, disaster struck. In a hurry to get home, he passed a car while on a curve. Coming in the opposite direction just then was a tractor trailer and Lou had no choice but to go to the opposite shoulder. He didn’t make it. He clipped the trailer, the truck fell on his car, and he curled up around the shifter expecting the worst. The only part on the car that wasn’t damaged was the shifter — and the driver curled around it. It was a sad end to a beautiful car, but a blessing that someone could walk away from it unscathed. And that brings us to me. Unlike my grandfather, my dad, my uncle, and my cousins, Oldsmobile blood didn’t run through my veins. The closest I came was when my dad wanted to buy me a used 1976 Cutlass Supreme in excellent condition with whitewall tires. Just a few cars down the row from that Cutlass was a 1975 Hurst Olds with T-Tops and white lettered tires. Wow! It wasn’t as nice as the Cutlass but after seeing it, I fell hard in love like a high school cheerleader had just smiled at me. Dad couldn’t understand why I’d want an older car in worse condition. I couldn’t get through to him and we left empty-handed. It wasn’t until this year, 2021, when an Oldsmobile would finally reside in my driveway.


In 1991, Oldsmobile re-introduced the Cutlass convertible after almost 20 years without one in their lineup. The car was very special because even though it shared its body with the Buick Regal and the Pontiac Grand Prix, Oldsmobile was the only marque to get a convertible. It would be the last hurrah for this once-proud brand that vanished into history by 2004. The ‘91 Olds Cutlass convertible pictured was owned by Walt and his wife Bernie from the Pittsburgh area. They were the second owners and took great pride and care of the car. It was never more than a Sunday cruiser, but they maintained it well and it was always ready to go. As soon as I saw it, I knew I would be the third owner. I went back several days later to pick it up, but in the meantime Walt called me to ask if I’d be driving it or trailering it. When I said I was going to drive it, Walt went to extraordinary measures considering the deal was already done and installed two new tires on the car because there was a touch of dry rot on the old ones. He wanted to make sure I got home safely. My parents are long gone now but for a moment, I felt as though they were watching over me. Thank you, Walt and Bernie. I’ve enjoyed owning this Cutlass Supreme convertible and especially enjoyed driving my granddaughter Sophia and her friend Aubree slowly around the neighborhood as they practiced their homecoming parade poses. Eventually, this very special Olds will be heading to Florida where my cousin Steve will be the new caretaker. The brand is gone now as today’s drivers favor makes such as Hyundai, Kia, and so on, but the ad campaign still rings true. Yes, this isn’t my father’s Oldsmobile, but the memories, the feelings, and the pride I have while driving it are the same as when my grandfather was driving his ‘39 Olds.

This was Cousin Lou’s 442 after an accident left a tractor trailer on top of it. He miraculously walked away after kicking out the rear window.

Walt and Bernie standing beside their rare and cherished 1991 Olds Cutlass Supreme convertible just before I purchased it.

Cousin Steve’s 1970 Olds Cutlass convertible. While the car is long gone, the license plate that reads “K102 South Florida’s Hottest Rock” is still on his office wall.

Sophia and Aubree in the back of the Olds convertible while practicing for a future homecoming parade.

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HAGLEY CAR SHOW CELEBRATES

Silver Anniversary

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Interior shot of a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette.

ne of the most popular car events of the year celebrates its 25th anniversary when Hagley Museum & Library hosts its annual Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 10am-4pm. This year’s theme is Dream Rides and Sports Cars and guests will have the ability to view more than 500 antique and restored cars that date from the mid-1990s to the early 20th century. Highlights of the day include a vehicle parade, motoring music, a video tribute to automotive innovation and pedal car racing. 1956 Chevrolet Corvette

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Interior shot of a 1965 Ford Cobra.


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INCH FORD REARS 1964 Austin-Healey

One of the Car Show’s unique aspects is that this is the only time guests are allowed to drive through Hagley’s Powder Yard on the lower property. This pathway is typically reserved for foot traffic and Hagley vehicles. During the ride, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the Brandywine while traveling to the upper property where the show is held. This year’s featured car is a ’60 Corvette convertible owned by Tim Stone of Broomall, Pa. Stone spotted the car while delivering mail as a postal worker, but it took him more than a decade of polite- but-persistent persuasion to convince the owner to sell it to him. “His home was on my route for a while, but after I changed routes I continued to mail him letters asking him if he was ready yet to sell me the car,” said Stone, who has been attending the Hagley Car Show for about a decade. Stone said it took him 10 years to completely restore the vehicle, but today he drives it regularly. “It’s not one of those you have to trailer and such,” said Stone. “I drive it as much as I can. It practically goes up to Valley Forge Park on its own.” Car registration is $20 and available through August 16, or whenever the field is full. Discounts for Hagley members and the registration fee will be waived for pre1925 vehicles. For individuals, advanced online tickets are $8/adults, $4/children. At the door, $10/adults, $5/children. Visit Hagley.org/carshow Tim Stone’s 1960 Chevrolet Corvette.

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A benefit for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware

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Sunday, September 26, 2021 10AM-3:30PM

Judging until 2:30PM Trophy Presentation at 3PM Fire Safety Fair & Open House

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Austin-Healey By Don Mc Donald Don Mc Donald in his 1962 Austin-Healey MK 3000 MK II Tri-Carb Roadster. He’s pictured here on his way to the Hagley Car Show. Mc Donald has owned this vehicle since 1971.

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ere is a little history on the Austin-Healey, which will be the marque for this year’s car show at Bellanca Airfield Museum (2 Centerpoint Blvd., New Castle) on Sat., Sept. 11. Austin-Healey was a British sports car maker established in 1952 through a joint venture between the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and the Donald Healey Motor Company (Healey), a renowned automotive engineering and design firm. Leonard Lord represented BMC and Donald Healey his firm. BMC merged with Jaguar Cars in 1966 to form British Motor Holdings (BMH). Donald Healey left BMH in 1968 when it merged into British Leyland. Healey then joined Jensen Motors, which had been making bodies for the “Big Healeys” since their inception in 1952, and became their chairman in 1972. Austin-Healey cars were produced until 1972 when the 20-year agreement between Healey and Austin came to an end. The Austin-Healey was extensively raced by the Donald Healey Motor Company in Europe at Le Mans and at Sebring in the U.S., in classic rallies by the BMC competitions department, and was recognized from the very beginning by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). Healey models raced in club racing in D, E, and F production classes, winning national championships in both D and E production. The last Big Healey to win an SCCA National Championship was the class E Production Austin-Healey 100-6 driven by Alan Barker at the Daytona ARRC in 1965.

In 1953, a special streamlined Austin-Healey set several land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The name Austin is now owned by Nanjing, which bought the assets of MG Rover Group (British Leyland’s successor company) out of bankruptcy in 2005. After Donald Healey sold his original business, Donald Healey Motor Company, the Healey brand was registered to a new firm, Healey Automobile Consultants, which the Healey family sold to HFI Automotive in 2005. I have owned my Healey since college. Only 5,-096 of the 1962 BT7 MK 3000 Mark II Tri Carb roadsters were produced. 1962 was the last year for the roadster where the top and side curtains come completely off. The tonneau cover protects the car from the elements. When caught in a rainstorm, the driver is exposed to the elements. The cover has a zipper between the two seats. If a passenger is not in the car, you can snap that side of the car and secure it. The rear trundle seats are also covered by the cover. The year 1963 was the first time the Austin-Healey became available with roll up windows and a convertible top — the BJ7 Model. When I get behind the wheel, I feel 25 again. The roar of the exhaust and winding through the gears is always a fun experience. Thank you, Donald Healey, for designing such a fun car to drive and own.

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EVENT SPOTLIGHTS

Bobbitt Car Cruise

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Brigantine Lions Car Show

1955 was a very memorable year. Among the many events of that year: Alaska and Hawaii became the 49th and 50th states, respectively, and TV shows like Bonanza debuted on television. It was also the year that Bobbitt Auto Sales was established in Salem, N.J. and it is still in business today. Teamed with the South Jersey Region Antique Auto Club of America, the Bobbitt dealership held its monthly cruise, which saw over 100 cruisers come out to share an evening. It’s really a cool happening when a dealership has 62 years of business. That dealership also displays its appreciation of classic and specialty rides when it hosts a car cruise.

The Jersey shore is home to many great communities. One of the those places is the town of Brigantine. This oceanside town recently hosted a car show that was for the benefit of the Seeing Eye Dog Program. Hosted by the Brigantine Lions Club at the Brigantine Community Center, this pre-1980 show brought out nearly 60 cars of all makes. There were also some vendors to check out, too. Classic rides coming for a great cause at the Jersey shore always equals a great day.

— Text by Ben Notaro, photos by Bob Sliwecki

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Empire Diner Cruise Cruising season is in full swing every first Monday for cruisers who wish to congregate in the town of Brooklawn, N.J. What better place to gather then at a restaurant where the participants can enjoy a great meal and great socializing. The Empire Diner is the host location for this cruise and the monthly cruise is hosted by the Old Farts Car Club. First Monday’s at 5pm signal a great way to start the week.

— Text by Ben Notaro, photos by Robert Sliwecki

Fielder’s Pub Car Show

America has many things that exemplify the spirit of our great land. Take a friendly neighborhood sports pub, mix in some great food, and add about 150 cruisers. That’s the Fielder’s Pub Car Show. Hosted by a club that is no stranger to creating fun events, the Blacktop Villains hit a home run with this successful inaugural event. Located on the White Horse Pike in Hammonton, N.J., Fielder’s is a great location to share the great American pastime of enjoying an outing at a sports pub and checking out rides of all persuasions. — Text by Ben Notaro, photos by Robert Sliwecki

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Cruising Magazine makes every effort to ensure all listings are correct. However, event listings are subject to change. Please call ahead to avoid a wasted trip. ► Every Monday (Thru September 27) Don & Bert’s Car Cruise Nights 635 W. Broad Street, Paulsboro, NJ 08066 6:30pm until…Come for the cars and cold treats, stay for the friends and family. Please be respectful of local businesses and act responsibly while entering, attending and leaving. 2nd & 4th Mondays (August 9 & 23) The Blacktop Villains Cruise Nights Dave & Buster’s, Gloucester Premium Outlets, 200 Premium Outlets Dr., Blackwood, NJ 08012 6pm until ? Start parking in the lot at the opposite end of Dave & Busters. Visit Dave & Busters from 4-7pm and 9-close for Happy Hour and food specials. Collecting non-perishable food items at each cruise night. July 26th will be the Christmas in July event- collecting new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. November 22- official collection for Toys for Tots. Info: Sue 609-502-3736 or George 609-929-0866 Every Tuesday (Thru October 26) Bellmawr Cruise Night Auto Zone, 700 Crescent Blvd, Route 130, Brooklawn, NJ 08030 6pm until? Hosted by the Bellmawr Cruisers. Any make or model. We are the Seinfelds of cars, we do nothing except talk and enjoy cars!! Info: 609-820-2290, dlewis44@comcast.net

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Third Tuesdays through September (August 17, Sept. 21) Delaware Valley Road Runners Car Club Cruise Night Falls Township Community Park, 9125 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, PA 19054 6-9pm Rain date is the following Tuesday. Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, All Vehicles Welcome, Trophies. Come out for a great time! New members always welcome. Info: 215-510-6629, lenpribish@hotmail.com delawarevalleyroadrunners.com

Every other Thursday (August 5 & 19) Mr. Bill’s Weekly Cruise Night Mr. Bill’s of Winslow Township, 453 Route 73 South, Hammonton, NJ 08037 5-9:30pm Great food, custard and friends. First 15 cruise cars receive a free small custard! Cruise in for a fun time. Info: 609-878-3829 Every Wednesday (Thru October 27) Somerdale Cooper Towne Center Weekly Cruise Night Cooper Towne Center, 711 Evesham Road, Somerdale, NJ 08049 6-9pm Across from Cinemark & Applebee’s near Walmart Super Center. Event is rain or shine. No registration or admission fees. No trophies- just car & truck lovers hanging out. Every Wednesday (Thru September 29) Clifton Cruisers Wednesday Cruise Night Victorian Square Mall, 438 Route 513, Clifton, NJ 07011 5:30-8pm $10 registration fee to benefit the Clifton Veterans Memorial. Music. Every Wednesday (Thru October 27) Cruise Nights at Edison Shopping Center 2003 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817 5:30-8:30pm All makes, models & bikes welcome. Trophies, live DJ music, socially distancing and masks will be mandatory. Sponsored by Edison Pizza and Edison Pharmacy. Every Wednesday (Thru October 27) Vito’s Custom Cars- It’s A Cruise Night Slider Up Burger Restaurant, 1331 St. Georges Ave, Colonia, NJ 07067 5:30-8:30pm Trophies awarded


EVENT LISTINGS First Wednesdays through October (August 4, September 1, October 6) Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce Cruise Nights New & Center Streets, Metuchen, NJ 08840 6-8:30pm Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places at each event. DJ live entertainment. Rain date: Following Wednesday Info: 732-548-2964 First Wednesdays through November (August 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3) Kruisin’ the Keystone Cruise Nights R & S Keystone Diner, 4714 Bethlehem Road, Telford, PA 18969 4-9pm Presented by East Penn Modifiers Club. Open to vehicles of all years, makes and model. Awards, family friendly, dinner specials offered by R & S Keystone Diner. Bring lawn chairs! 1st & 3rd Wednesday through October (Aug. 4 & 18, Sept. 1 & 15, Oct. 6 & 20) Wednesday Night Wheels Breakers Kitchen & Tap, 535 Route 9, Waretown, NJ 08758 5-8pm Open to all years, makes & models. DJ music, car hop food service, trophies. Collecting donations for Jersey Shore Car Show Charities. Sponsored by Pine Belt Cars, United Healthcare and Deluxe Car Care. Info: jerseyshorecarshows.com Second Wednesday through October (August 11, September 8, October 13) Gus’s Crab Shack Cruise Night Gus’s Crab Shack, 29 W. Market Street, Port Penn, DE 19731 5-8pm Hot crabs, cold beer. One darn good time. 4 miles each of Route 14 via Port Penn Road. Third Wednesdays through September (August 18, September 15) South Jersey Region AACA Cruise Inn Cruise Nights Bobbit Auto, 595 Salem Quinton Road, Salem, NJ 08079 5-8pm Hot dogs and beverages for all drivers who bring their antique auto. Come out and enjoy the music and see old friends. Info: Ray McFarland 609-202-3906 or Martin Erdner 856-935-0537 sjraaca.com

First Thursdays through September (August 5, September 2) 2021 Back in the Day Thursday Night Cruise-In Chickie & Pete’s, English Creek Shopping Center, 6055 E. Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township NJ 08234 5pm-dusk Come and park your vehicle and leave whenever you like. Chickie & Pete’s will be offering a food discount to participants. Third Thursdays through September (August 19, September 16) Bourbon & Brews Cruise Nights 2001 S. Delaware Street, Paulsboro, NJ 08066 4-8pm Free admission. All years, makes and models. Info: 856-599-0752; bourbonbrews@icloud.com Every Friday Night (Thru November 26) Sentimental Cruisers Friday Night Cruise McDonald’s, 417 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville, NJ 08721 5-8pm Info: sentimentalcruiserscc@gmail.com Every Friday (Thru October 29) Street Survivors Friday Cruise Nights To the left of Burger King by Tractor Supply, Park 97 East Park Shopping Center, 7988 Crain Highway, Glen Burnie MD 21061 5:30-9pm No Entry Fee. All vehicles allowed. Plenty of parking. Music and 50/50 every week. Car show flyers and club shits and sweatshirts are available at the trailer. Food available at nearby establishments. Info: 443-838-0948 or 443-829-5658 streetsurvivorsofmaryland.com Second Fridays through early October (August 13, September 10, October 8) Grotto Pizza Cruise Nights 309 Auto Park Drive, Middletown, DE 19709 5-8pm Come out and show off your ride and enjoy food and drink. Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, All Vehicles Welcome. More Information: LaBarre Everette: 302983-6966, carshows4nonprofits@gmail.com 2nd & Last Fridays through October (July 9 & 30, August 13 & 27, September 10 & 24, October 8 & 29) Fossils South Jersey Cruise Night Jackson Premium Outlets, 537 Monmouth Road, Jackson, NJ 08840 5-9pm Open to all cars and light trucks. DJ Wolfman Jerry spinning the tunes. Info: fossilscarclub.com

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Route 550 in Woodbine Rain Date: Oct. 10 SHOW CARS, ANTIQUES, MUSCLE CARS, RACE CARS, MILITARY VEHICLES, ANYTHING ANTIQUE, ARE WELCOME!

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VENDORS ADMITTED AT 7AM (must be in by 9am) VENDOR SPACES ARE 12’ x 12’. VENDORS MUST CALL FIRST!

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EVENT LISTINGS Third Fridays through September (August 20, September 17) Cruise Night at TK’s Ice Cream 331 Route 539, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514 4:30-8pm Presented by the Mid-Jersey Region AACA. Info: 609-206-7939 or 609-923-5280 Third Fridays through October (August 20, September 17, October 15) Nostalgia Knights presents Cruisin’ 2021 Racks Pub & Grill, 2021 N. Blackhorse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094 5-9pm Free cruises that include trophies, music, 10% food discount, door prizes and more. All rides welcome. Monies raised support our Toys for Kids at St. John of God. Handicap Accessible, Kids, Music, All Vehicles Welcome. 10% off your food on cruise nights! Info: 609-381-3249, bn67fairlane@gmail.com nostalgiaknights.com First Saturdays through October (August 7, September 4, October 2) Chesapeake Classic Car Club Cruise-In Waterside Village next to Chick-fil-A, 28632 Marlboro Ave., Easton, MD 21601 5-9pm “Dusting them off.” Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, All Vehicles Welcome. Info: Mike Francis: 410-739-8689 First Saturdays through October (August 7, September 4, October 2) Corvette Club Monthly Car Show & Cruise Pike Creek Shopping Center, 4700 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808 4-8pm Street Rods, classic, antique, race, trucks and motorcycles. Bring whatever you have! No entry fees. Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music. Info: (908) 342-4293 or vetteclub.org First & 3rd Saturdays through October (August 7 & 21, Sept. 4 & 18, Oct. 2 & 16) Pharoah’s Car Club Cars & Lunch Chianti Italian Restaurant, 127 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 11am-3pm Join us for lunch and car talk! Park in the farleft lot looking at the front of the building. Info: pharoahsofsouthjersey1@yahoo.com Second Saturdays through October (August 14, September 11, October 9) Cruise Nights at 301 Plaza Citgo Station, 921 Middletown-Warwick Road, Middletown, DE 19709 5-8pm Info: Labarrre: 302-983-6966, carshows4nonprofits@gmail.com 22

2nd & 4th Saturdays through early October August 14 & 28, Sept. 11 & 26, October 9 Del Rods Cruise Nights Green Tree Shopping Center, Route 8, Dover, DE 19904 8am-3pm Fee, Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, All Vehicles Welcome, Trophies. Info: 302-674-5365, rsludge47@aol.com delrods.org Third Saturdays through September (August 21, September 18) Yesterday’s Chevrolet Club Cruisin Fox Run Shopping Center, Routes 40 & 72, Bear, DE 19701 4-7pm All makes and models welcome. Christmas in July on the 17th- please bring a new unwrapped gift for the Salvation Army. Info: 302-757-3664 or 302-540-5604 Last Saturdays through September (August 28, September 25) Gateway Classic Cars of Philly Cars & Coffee 1228 Forest Parkway Suite 200, West Deptford, NJ 08066 9am-noon You don’t want to miss Caffeine and Chrome! Open to the public and has no admission fee. Cruise in with your collectible car or daily driver and bring your appetite. Indulge in donuts and coffee while supplies last. All makes, and models are welcome with plenty of parking space. We have a museum full of classic, exotic, and muscle cars. This is a family friendly event! Free admission. All vehicles welcome. Info: bill.mack@gatewayclassiccars.com Gatewayclassiccars.com Last Saturdays through October (August 28, September 25, October 30) Cruise for the Troops Off Route 100 at Bartlett Avenue & Main St. Exton, PA 19341 3-7pm Presented by Top Deal Center Motor Club, We collect items for our troops deployed overseas- non-perishable food items, toiletries, white socks, baby products, wipes, gum. Rain dates: Next day. Info: 484-206-5109, tdcmotorclub@gmail.com


EVENT LISTINGS Third Sundays through October (August 15, September 19, October 17) House of Brews American Grill Great American Car Cruise presented by Nostalgia Knights Walmart Plaza, Old Black Horse Pike across from Turnersville Auto Mall, Turnersville, NJ 08012 12-3pm All rides welcome to these FREE cruises, offering 15% discounts on food, DJ music, 50/50, trophies, door prizes and more. Monies raised support our Toys for Kids at St. John of God. Handicap Accessible. Info: 856-318-1260 nostalgiaknights.com

Every Wednesday in August (August 5, 12, 19, 26) Hot Summer Nights Classic Car Cruise Night Universal Technical Institute parking lot, 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 5:45pm No registration required; no early birds. All cars, years, makes and models are welcome to this free event. August 5th is First Responders Night. Socially distanced spots! Face covering required when socially distancing is not possible. Best in Show trophies awarded each night. Music by DJ Roy Yokelson of Antland Productions. Various local food vendors each week. Presented by the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department along with Bloomfield Cruisers, Universal Technical Institute and Shelbourne.

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Cruising Magazine makes every effort to ensure all listings are correct. However, event listings are subject to change. Please call ahead to avoid a wasted trip. Check www.CruisingMagazine.net for rainout updates. ► August 7 (Saturday) 6th Annual Car Show Elkton Moose Lodge #851, 71 Cherry Hill Road, Elkton, MD 21921 9am-1pm Registration $15 per car beginning at 8am. Trophies, plaques and door prizes. Breakfast available 9-10am. DJ, $1 hot dogs, burgers, cold drinks. 50/50. Rain date: August 8 Info: 410-398-1750 August 6-8 (Friday- Sunday) Carlisle Truck Nationals Carlisle Fairgrounds, 100 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 Fri- Sat: 7am-6pm; Sun: 7am-12pm Presented by A&A Auto Stores. Event held rain or shine. Kids under 12 free! Be a part of one of the largest and most action-packed truck events in the world! See or Show your lifted, lowered, classic, antique, modern, two- or four-wheel drive, jeep, big rig or mini truck. Info: 717-243-7855 CarlisleEvents.com

August 7 (Saturday) 6th Annual Antique Car Show 1817 Route 9 North, Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210 10am-2pm Presented by Avalon Campground. Vehicles pre-register by August 5: $8; day of show: $10. Trophies awarded. Tour the cars, talk with the owners. Campsites, cabins and trailer rentals available to rent. All vehicles must have a UL approved fire extinguisher. No “For Sale” signs on vehicles. No vending, Lunch will be provided for the driver and one guest. Automobiles must be at least 25 years old. No alcoholic beverages. Info: 609-624-0075 August 7 (Saturday) Classic Car Cruise-In Benefiting Cancer Support Community Delaware Saint Mark’s High School, 2501 Pike Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 11am–2pm Rain date: August 8 Info: CarShows4nonprofits@gmail.com

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EVENT LISTINGS August 8 (Sunday) Racks All GM Car Show for Drug Awareness Racks Pub & Grill, 2021 N. Blackhorse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094 10am-2pm Trophies and door prizes. Registration from 9-11am. $10 registration fee. Breakfast specials during car show at Rack’s. Rain date: Aug. 15 Info: Hot Rod Garage: Dan at 856-417-2669; infohotrodgarage.com August 21 (Saturday) Fort Mott State Park Car Show Fort Mott State Park, 454 Fort Mott Road, Pennsville, NJ 08070 9am-2pm Presented by Salem County Road Knights of South Jersey. Fee: donations for Fort Mott

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State Park Admission. Food trucks, DJ, Ferry rides available to Delaware City (fee applies). Info: Rocky 856-678-6260, rockysts@hotmail.com August 22 (Sunday) Soul Riders Auto Club Car Show VFW Hall #3792, 5695 Summit Bridge Road, Townsend, DE 19734 9am-1pm First come, first parked, $20 per car. All season we will be collecting new men’s and women’s socks and underwear for the homeless. Please bring items in their original packages to any show. Info: 302-998-5951 & 302-858-3672; soulridersautoclubofdelaware.com

August 26-28 (Friday- Sunday) Corvettes at Carlisle Carlisle Fairgrounds, 100 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 Fri- Sat: 7am-6pm; Sun: 7am-12pm Presented by Top Flight Automotive. Event held rain or shine. Kids under 12 free! The annual Corvettes at Carlisle event features thousands of Corvettes representing all generations of America’s classic sports car. The excitement continues with an incredible parts shopping experience, including an automotive flea market with a wide variety of vendors, an all-Corvette car corral and Manufacturers Midway.Info: 717-243-7855 CarlisleEvents.com

August 28 (Saturday) NAPA Auto Parts 3rd Annual Auto Show NAPA Auto Parts, 301 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037 12-4pm Help stop Overdose Jerz- International Overdose Awareness Day. Vehicle entry fee: $20- all welcome. Spectators free, guest speaker, vendors, raffle baskets, DJ, food trucks, back-to-school, food & Secret Santa toy drive. Online vehicle registration. helpstopoverdosejerz.org


EVENT LISTINGS September 3 (Friday) 16th Annual Glassboro Car Show & Food Truck Festival Rowan Blvd, downtown Glassboro, NJ 08028 5-9pm Open to the public. $20 to show vehicle. Over 300 classic cars, exotics, motorcycles, trucks. Enjoy live music by DJ Pepper Paul 92.1, great food trucks, vendors and beer garden. Pre-registration only before September 2. Info: 856-881-0500; TBryant@glassboro.org glassboro.org/car-show September 4 & 5 (Saturday & Sunday) Wheels & Wings Car Show and Air Show Millville Airport, Millville, NJ 08332 9am-5pm Registration 8-11am. Classic show cars, modern muscle cars, trophy presentations each day. Admission $20; donation will be made to the Millville Army Air Field Museum. Air Show features US Air Force’s F-22 Raptor, US Army Golden Knights, historic airbirds, static displays. Food, fun and much more. Car Show Info: 856-825-3047

September 11 (Saturday) British Car Club of Delaware’s Annual Fall Show Bellanca Airfield Museum, 2 Centerpoint Blvd, New Castle, DE 19720 9:30am-2:30pm Marvel at unique British cars while connecting with car enthusiasts from all around the Mid-Atlantic. Our club members enjoy talking about our automobiles, what it took to put it into its current condition and what you have planned to make it better. Our British cars has always been about the journey not necessarily the destination. The venue has many features to offer. There is plenty of open parking for our British cars. The museum offers easily accessible conveniences and a look back into Delaware and our nation’s aviation history. bccdelaware.org September 11 (Saturday) Hot Rod Bash Car Show Silver Creek A.A., 2943 Route 212, Springtown, PA 18081 (GPS: Hellertown, PA) 8am Cars 1969 and older. Bicycle show. Bands, beer, swap meet. $10 per person.

September 12 (Sunday) 40th Annual Medford Ford Mustang & Ford Show 2001Bishop Gate Blvd. Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 9am–2pm Hosted by the South Jersey Mustang Club. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd-place winners. Open to all Ford-powered/bodied cars. Dash plaques while they last. Fee: $15; $20 day-of show. Info: 856-232-9709 southjerseymustangclub.net September 12 (Sunday) Hotrod Garage Annual Autism Car Show Racks Pub & Grill, 2021 N. Blackhorse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094 10am-2pm Trophies and door prizes. Registration from 9-11am. $10 registration fee. Breakfast specials during car show at Rack’s. Rain date: Sept. 19 Info: Hot Rod Garage: Dan at 856-417-2669; infohotrodgarage.com hrgperformance.com

September 12 (Sunday) Golden Classics of South Jersey 19th Annual Car Show 16 Old Cohansey Road, Bridgeton, NJ 08302 9am-3pm Free registration & admission. Door prizes starting at 9am. Dash plaques& trophies. Music by DJ Dave Summer. Big Chinese auction, 50/50, arts & crafts, food & vendors. Hit and Miss Engine Show. Oversized grass parking lot. No alcohol allowed. Rain date: Sept. 19 Info: George Bosco, Sr.: 856-451-3994 September 12 (Sunday) 2021 The Towne of Historic Smithville Classic & Antique Auto Show The Towne of Historic Smithville, Galloway, NJ 08205 10am-3pm Presented by Jersey Cape Region AACA. Pre-registration by September 5th. Trophies awarded at 2:30pm. All show vehicles must have fire extinguisher. No “For Sale” signs on show vehicles. All vehicles must be at least 25 years old. No alcoholic drinks. T-shirts for preregistered owners. Food & beverage on site. Info: Charlie Molinar: 609-904-5633, theexhaustpipe66@gmail.com

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EVENT LISTINGS September 17-18 (Friday-Saturday) 5th Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix Fri- 6-9pm, Sat-8am-5pm New for 2021 is a Friday Cruise-in event featuring vintage cars, trucks and special interest vehicles. The public is invited to cruise in their hot rods, classic and restored cars and can park their vehicles on Lincoln Highway between 1st and 5th streets where spectators can get an up-close look. No entry fee or registration is required. The main event begins Saturday, September 18th at 8am with a Color Guard performance of the National Anthem and cars will leave the start at 8:30. Classic vehicles, dating from the early 1900’s through 1975, leave the pit at 9am and follow a 2-mile course throughout the city. Local vendors, food and beverage trucks, and a VIP Beer Garden add to the day’s entertainment. CoatesvilleGrandPrix.com

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September 18 (Saturday) Downtown Millville Car Show High Street next to Broad Street, Millville, NJ 08332 11am-3pm Presented by Century Savings Bank in partnership with the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce. Registration begins at 9am. Special 30th Anniversary special for car enthusiasts. Food truck and kids zone. Rain date: September 19 Millville-nj.com & 856-825-2600 September 18 (Saturday) Heritage NJ JEEP Invasion Ocean City boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226 10am-4pm Limited to 500 JEEPS, 1986 and older, which get a police-escorted parade through town, up the boardwalk and park for the day. Includes a “show and shine” contest and a vendor section. No day-of registration; spectators free. njjpinvasion.com September 19 (Sunday) Hagley Car Show Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Greenville, DE 19807 10am-4pm Experience the wonders of automotive innovation. Browse through more than 500 antique and restored cars that date from the early 1990s all the way back to the early twentieth century. This year’s theme is “Dream Rides and Sports Cars.” The show features vehicle parades, motoring music, video and pedal car racing, and a food court. Use Hagley’s main entrance and enjoy a drive along the Brandywine to the Car Show. Hagley.org

September 19 (Sunday) Annual Car & Bike Show & Craft Fair Pinsetter Bar & Bowl, 7111 Maple Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 11am-4pm Presented by Pennsauken Township and Pinsetter with food, DJ music, live music, large screen football viewing area. Awards in every class. All spectators free. Rain date: September 26 Info: Elwood Marts: 86-665-1000 x151, emartz@twp.pennsauken.nj.us September 25 & 26 (Saturday & Sunday) Wildwood Fall Boardwalk Classic Car Show Wildwood Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260 10am-3pm Do you have an old-school classic vehicle that you would like to display along Wildwood’s famous boardwalk, while having the beautiful beaches and ocean as your natural backdrop? Vehicles are displayed along Wildwood’s Boardwalk during the show weekends. Register for our Fall Boardwalk Classic Car Shows and compete in our “Boardwalk Top” winner category! Win cash prizes, door prizes and trophies! wildwoodmotoreventsnj.com; 609-522-4546 September 25 (Saturday) Mobtown Greaseball Key Brewery, 2500 Grays Road, Dundalk, MD 21222 11am start. A “Car Kulture” celebration live music and prize giveaways. Awards for Furthest Travel, Baddest Bomb, and a Pinup Contest. Cars must be 1969 or older. Rain or shine event. Info: MobtownGreaseball.com September 25 (Saturday) Autumn Classic Car Show 11 Birdsall Street, Barnegat, NJ 08005 9am-2pm Presented by Barnegat Recreation and Sentimental Cruisers Car Club. Dash plaques for first 100 registered. Food trucks, ice cream truck, 50s & 60s music. Pre-registration $15; $20 day of show. Rain date: Sept. 26 Info: sentimentalcruisersnj@gmail.com; jbroadbent@barnegat.net September 25 (Saturday) Classic Car Show American Legion Post 372, 1552 Martin Ave. Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 10am-2pm Car staging begins at 8:30am. Pre-registration $20; $25 day of show. Trophies, free admission for public, food vendors, refreshments, live entertainment by Tilton Catz. Rain date: Sept. 26 Info: alch372.com/carshow2021 September 25 (Saturday)


EVENT LISTINGS September 25 (Saturday) Swedesboro Day Car Show North end of King’s Highway in downtown Swedesboro, NJ 08085 12-4pm Benefits the Nate Boerlin Scholarship Fund. Live entertainment, family fun. Swedesboroday.com September 26 (Sunday) 14th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show Concord Mall south end, 4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 10am-3:30pm All cars welcome! All makes, models and years. Free hot dogs and drinks. Fire safety fair & open house. Antique fire trucks. Judging until 2:30pm, trophy presentation at 3pm. Rain Date: October 3 Info: Steve Catalano: 302-478-1110 Talleyvillefireco.org September 26 (Sunday) Soul Riders Auto Club Women with Show Cars/Hot Rods VFW Hall #3792, 5695 Summit Bridge Road, Townsend, DE 19734 11am-3pm First come, first parked, $20 per car. All season we will be collecting toys for our July show and new men and women socks and underwear for the homeless. Please bring items in their original packages to any show. Info: 302-998-5951 & 302-858-3672; soulridersautoclubofdelaware.com September 29-October 3 (Wednesday-Sunday) Fall Carlisle Carlisle Fairgrounds, 100 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013 Wed- Sat: 7am-6pm; Sun: 7am-12pm Presented by eBay Motors. Event held rain or shine. Kids under 12 free! This massive automotive flea market is one of the best opportunities to get your hands on all things automotive before the winter non-picking blues kicks in. With 8,100 spaces of vendors selling a vast array of automotive parts, accessories, cars, collectibles and memorabilia. Info: 717-243-7855 CarlisleEvents.com September 30- October 2 (Thursday-Saturday) Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 Thurs- Sat: 7am-6pm Presented by eBay Motors. Event held rain or shine. Kids under 12 free! Held across the street from the Fairgrounds. Info: 717-243-7855 CarlisleEvents.com

October 2 (Saturday) 13th Annual Wings & Wheels Fall Festival Delaware Coastal Airport, 21553 Rudder Lane, Georgetown, DE 19947 10am-4pm Eight car show classes including Best of Show. Also: vintage plane fly-in, U.S. Naval parachute team, plane rides, re-enactors, craft and food vendors. Free admission to festival. Vehicle registration $20. Pre-register car at hvccde.com. Info: wings-wheels.com October 2 (Saturday) 2021 Cape May Antique & Classic Car Show Cape May City parking lot at the end of Lafayette Street, Cape May, NJ 08204 8:30am-3pm Presented by the Jersey Cape Region/AACA56th Annual! Trophies presented at 2:45pm. Free to the public. Must pre-register; deadline is July 20th. Limited to 40 automobiles only. Join us in beautiful Cape May for a day of cars and history. Come share your car’s story with residents and visitors to one of the oldest seashore resorts. Info: Paul Leonetti 609-399-5490, theexhaustpipe66@gmail.com October 2 (Saturday) Burlington K-9 Car Show & Fundraiser 525 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08016 10am-3pm Benefits the City of Burlington Police K-9 Unit. All types of cars, antiques, custom hot rods, rat rods, muscle cars & trucks welcome. No “For Sale” signs please. Vehicles must have registration and insurance. Goodie bags for the first 100 cars. Dash plaques for the first 50 cars. Door prizes. T-shirts for sale, vendors, great restaurants, and music. Rain date: October 3 Info: Lisa Schiller 609-386-0200 x114 lschiller@burlingtonnj.us bck9carshow.com October 2 & 3 (Saturday & Sunday) Fall NJ Jeep Invasion Saturday at Naval Air Station, 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May, NJ 08204 Sunday at Ocean City Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ Sat: 11am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm Saturday show trophies awarded at 4pm. Spectators will need to purchase Naval Air Station Museum tickets to enter the grounds. Food vendors will also be on site. Sunday: Spectators are free and welcome to attend. No more than 400 Jeeps allowed. Trophies awarded at 4pm. eventbrite.com/e/fall-nj-jp-invasion2021-tickets-130190582537

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EVENT LISTINGS October 3 (Sunday) Hotrod Garage Breast Cancer Car Show Racks Pub & Grill, 2021 N. Blackhorse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094 10am-2pm Trophies and door prizes. Registration from 9-11am. $10 registration fee. Breakfast specials during car show at Rack’s. Rain date: Oct. 10. Info: Hot Rod Garage: Dan at 856-417-2669; infohotrodgarage.com hrgperformance.com

October 16 (Saturday) Horsepower by the Bay Bay Avenue & Harbor Lane, Somers Point, NJ 08244 10am-3pm Presented by Sturdy Savings Bank, Shore Medical Center and Kates Schneider Engineers. Sponsored by the Somers Point Historical Society. Antique cars, street rods, muscle cars, boats, military vehicles, swap meet, food. somerspointhistory.com

October 9 (Saturday) Woodbine Car Club Downtown Woodbine, center of town on Route 550, Woodbine, NJ 08270 9am-3pm Great event! Swap meet, cars, antiques, tools, auto-related dealers welcome. Show cars, antiques, muscle cars, race cars, military vehicles. All vehicles must have a UL approved fire extinguisher. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kids, music, trophies, vendors welcome. No alcoholic beverages. Rain date: October 10 Info: Lisa Fisher: 609-780-3088

October 23 (Saturday) Creepy Jeepy Contest and Boo at the Zoo Cape May Zoo, 707 U.S. Highway 9 North, Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210 10am-4pm Presented by NJJP Invasion. Jeep decorating contest, trunk and treat, kids costume contest & parade. Open to only 150 Jeeps. Peer judging. njjpinvasion.com

October 10 (Sunday) 35th Corvette, Classic Car & Truck Show Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 11am Presented by the Woodbridge Corvette Club and Malouf Auto Club. Multiple Corvette and non-Corvette classes. Mayor’s Choice trophy, club participant trophies. 100% of 50/50 and raffle proceeds are donated. Rain date: October 17 Info: Bob Ackerman 908-753-7229 Woodbridgecorvetteclub.com October 16 (Saturday) 29th Annual Cruise Down Memory Lane Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360 5-9pm A Tradition of Over a Quarter Century! Vintage and exotic cars will again line Landis Avenue as Cruise Down Memory Lane returns to downtown Vineland—The Ave. This event attracts almost 2,000 American cars— over one mile of cars—and is open to street rods, muscle cars, stock or custom classics, rat rods, and cruisers. Rain date: October 17 Info: 856-794-8653

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October 16 (Saturday) Road Knights’ Historical Society Car Show 86 Church Landing Road, Pennsville, NJ 08070 10am-3pm Sponsor: Pennsville Rotary & Historical Society. Info: Rocky 856-678-6260

October 24 (Sunday) Hotrod Garage Annual Vietnam Veteran Car Show for Agent Orange Racks Pub & Grill, 2021 N. Blackhorse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094 10am-2pm Trophies and door prizes. Registration from 9-11am. $10 registration fee. Breakfast specials during car show at Rack’s. Rain date: October 31 Info: Hot Rod Garage: Dan at 856-417-2669; infohotrodgarage.com hrgperformance.com October 30 (Saturday) Del Rods Fall Wrap-Up Show Green Tree Shopping Center, Route 8, Dover, DE 19904 8am-3pm Fee, Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, All Vehicles Welcome, Trophies. Rain date: October 31 Info: Rich: 302-674-5365, rsludge47@aol.com delrods.org November 6 (Saturday) (TENTATIVE) Flemings 24th Annual Pumpkin Run Fleming’s Auto Parts, 353 Zion Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 8am-4pm A street rod, tractor pull, flea market, military truck, race car, food vendor extravaganza! Spectator admission: $10, children under 12 free. Registration at the gate: $15 per car. No pre-registration required. Rain date: November 13 Info: Harry 609-927-9541 rick@flemingspumpkinrun.com


EVENT LISTINGS November 6 (Saturday) 14th Annual Salute the Troops Car Show Rose Tree Park, 1671 Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 10am-3pm Presented by Delco Cruisers. Proceeds from show will go to military support organizations. $20 donation. Food, music & vendors will be onsite. Ceremonies at 2:30 pm. Delcocruisers.org November 7 (Sunday) Hotrod Garage Military Food Drive Supporting Military Group of New Jersey Racks Pub & Grill, 2021 N. Blackhorse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094 10am-2pm Trophies and door prizes. Registration from 9-11am. $10 registration fee. Breakfast specials during car show at Rack’s. Rain date: Nov. 14 Info: Hot Rod Garage: Dan at 856-417-2669; infohotrodgarage.com November 13 (Saturday) Veterans Days Car & Truck Show 11 Birdsall St, Barnegat, NJ 08005 9am-2pm Presented by Barnegat Recreation and Sentimental Cruisers. Dash plaques to first 100 registered. Food trucks, ice cream, 50s & 60s music. Rain date: November 14 sentimentalcruisersnj@gmail.com December 4 & 5 (Saturday & Sunday) East Coast Indoor Nationals Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093 Sat: 9am-7pm; Sun: 9am-4pm Car, truck and bike show. Admission: Sat: Adults 16 and up- $20, Sun: $15; children 11-15: $10, children 10 and under free. A variety of makes, models and years on display. More than 50 auto-related vendors, live entertainment, pin striping challenge and more. More than 100 awards from weekend drivers to professional show vehicles. Over $10,000 in cash, awards and prizes. Motoramaproductions.com December 5 (Sunday) Hotrod Garage Annual Toys for Tots Racks Pub & Grill, 2021 N. Blackhorse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094 10am-2pm Trophies and door prizes. Registration from 9-11am. $10 registration fee. Breakfast specials during car show at Rack’s. Rain date: December 12 Info: Hot Rod Garage: Dan at 856-417-2669; infohotrodgarage.com hrgperformance.com

December 5 (Sunday) 15th Annual Holiday Cruise for Kids Rose Tree Park, 1671 Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 9-11am Presented by Delco Cruisers. Rain, snow or shine event. Toy run & cruise with U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. Toy collection at Rose Tree Park. We will cruise to the old Granite Run Mall parking lot. We will organize, then be escorted to Crozer Hospital for the toy drop with Santa! Please bring an unwrapped toy; no stuffed animals please! Delcocruisers.org

2022 PRESEASON CAR EVENTS January 8 & 9 (Saturday & Sunday) Dragfest Indoor Drag Racing Showcase & Custom Car Show Lebanon Valley Exposition Center Fairgrounds, 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, PA 17042 Sat: 9am-6pm; Sun: 9am-4pm This is an event where racers and fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite drag racing vehicles, a place to talk shop and enjoy drag racing history. Come join us, bring your race machine to display and even compete for awards and prize money. motoramaproductions.com February 19 & 20 (Saturday & Sunday) Motorama Car, Truck & Bike Show Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA 17110 Sat: 9am-10pm; Sun: 9am-5pm See hundreds of the nation’s top touring show vehicles from the early 1900’s to today’s modern marvels; antiques, classic muscle, exotics, lead sleds, modern muscle, movie cars, rat rods, tuners and so much more. Motorama’s Car, Truck and Bike Show is the only indoor show of its kind and is hosted alongside an additional 800,000sq. feet of motorsports racing and events. motoramaproductions.com March 26 & 27 (Saturday & Sunday) Mid-Atlantic Indoor Nationals Car, Truck & Bike Show Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456 Sat: 9am-7pm; Sun 9am-4pm motoramaproductions.com

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i Gang: Well, shows and cruises are happening again. Boy, were they missed! Summer is here, and the temps are in the 90s, so make sure cold water is available along with some shade. It’s the right thing to do. Also, remember that our hobby members are getting older. I know because I turned 70 this July (didn’t ever think I’d see that when I was in my 20s; to us then 40 was a “dinosaur”). So if at all possible, providing a handicap parking area at your event would be nice. At one time I could walk “Summer Carlisle” twice in one day, including “The Hill.” Those days are gone. Today, I’d be lucky to make it to a bench. We are all getting older and many of us can’t do what we used to. You know what they say about “The Golden Years.” Blah, Blah, Blah. I’m looking forward to some events coming up, such as the Riverview Park Cruise Night on July 30 in Pennsville, NJ. This is a great event, so get there early. Another event I plan to attend to is an All GM Event at “Racks” in Turnersville, NJ. It takes place on Aug 8 and is hosted by The Hot Rod Garage. Finally I’d like to mention a cruise going on at a place where I kinda grew up — Fort Mott State Park in Pennsville. Rocky and his crew put on a huge show there every year. This one is set for Aug. 21. Yep, it’s nice having events again. Remember, get your events listed. If you have a problem, we are there to help you. Call the office (302.655-6483) or me and we will do whatever we can, Plus, remember advertising pays for the mag. See you at the cruises, if I can find a parking place!

Larry Lazareff Cell: 856-297-5012 before 8pm • larrylazareff@gmail.com For those who need to send me information, please forward to:

Larry Lazareff 1920 S. Delsea Dr. Unit #6 Vineland, NJ 08360

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SHIFTIN’GEARS By Ben Notaro • red63vetnj@comcast.net

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I was fortunate enough to have been born at a time when I was able to see the development of the automobile from simply a mode of transportation to a personal statement. Most cars in the late 1940s and early 1950s were rather conservative in their nature. Yes, there were guys out there were modifying their cars to go faster and look more unique, and there were some performance cars that the manufacturers made to “up” the horsepower from the so-called norm. But by the time I was a teenager in the mid to late 1960s, the evolution of the car seemed to take off big time and the horsepower race was combined with the introduction of the pony car and the all-out muscle car. Suddenly these cars were spawning not only a new generation of vehicle but a new generation of car enthusiast. There were those whose car marquee camps suddenly made one a Bowtie, Mopar or Blue oval, guy or gal. Yes, these terms representing Chevy, Chrysler and Ford were now part of the new car owners and yes there were nicknames for Pontiac, Oldsmobile and other makes of rides, too. The 1970s saw the fast and powerful rides it a decline as a result of insurance premiums and a gasoline crunch. It did not end the need for fast and cool, it set things in motion for the next phase. As we segue into the new world order of cars, performance and uniqueness is still available with those of us who cherish names like Challenger, Corvette, Camaro and Mustang. The other rides of yore have now been relegated to the books and articles of cars from yesterday. So, as this senior looks at the next batch of new performance and personal rides we head into the age of the electric car. Well, I must admit that I am not fully sold on this type of motivation to propel a car, but it’s the next phase in the development in transportation. When one reads about legendary dragracers like Don Garlits piloting an electric rail dragster at nearly 200 miles per hour, it is seeing automotive history unfolding before our eyes and reminding us that we car enthusiasts have a lot of stories to tell in the “I remember when” phase of our lives. When one looks at history, people doubted this new-fangled invention called the horseless carriage would replace the horse. Well, going from horses to electric cars (yes electric cars have been around for a long time, too) and seeing some of this development in our lifetime is really a special thing in our lives. Department of Recovery: Car events are on the rebound. Enjoy Department of Energy: Horse to internal combustion engine to electric — what’s next? Department of Human Resources: It’s a hobby, it’s a passion. But most of all, cruising and car events are about people.


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• 5:00 PM WELCOME GATES OPEN • 6:30 PM GATES CLOSE • 5:00 - 9:00 PM CAR STATIC DISPLAY - STROLL THE AVENUE, ENJOY THE SHOW, AND VISIT THE MERCHANTS • 9:00 PM Event Ends-All Traffic Laws Enforced

RULES • PARTICIPATION IS FREE - NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! • NO MOTORCYCLES OR BIKES • PERIOD CORRECT CARS UPON APPROVAL • NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES • NO VEHICLES MOVED ONCE PARKED • NO PARTIALLY PRIMED VEHICLES • NO TRAILERS IN SHOW AREA • NO SPECIAL PARKING ARRANGEMENTS • ALL VEHICLES MUST BE DRIVEN THROUGH GATE • ALL VEHICLES MUST DISPLAY OFFICIAL WINDOW CARD DURING EVENT • ALL NJ MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS WILL BE IN EFFECT & ENFORCED BY VINELAND POLICE DEPARTMENTS • NO CRUISING AT END OF EVENT. HOWEVER ALL TRAFFIC LAWS APPLY IF YOU DO! • NO BICYCLE RIDING DURING EVENT, MUST WALK BIKE OR YOU WILL BE BANNED FROM THE AVENUE AND ESCORTED AWAY BY POLICE. • NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULES

OPEN TO All American Cars 1974 and Older NO FOREIGN CARS PERIOD Any American Made Vehicle after 1974 with MAJOR MODIFICATIONS Any American made 1975 or newer vehicles entering with a car club (MUST ENTER GATES TOGETHER AS A CLUB-NO STRAGGLERS) NO MOTORCYCLES WHETHER 2 WHEEL, 3 WHEEL OR MORE! INELIGIBLE VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED AT OWNERS EXPENSE! FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: MARVIN ASKINS 856-697-6306. CALL 856-200-1450 DAY OF CRUISE!

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