Fall-Winter 2022 - Fuel Up For Fall

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GENERATIONSCLASSIC ENCOUNTER A passion passed down helps keep the hobby alive (part 3)......Page 8 The story of how friendships were formed through a rusty Plymouth........Page 6 Fuel Upfor Fall Season cruises to a close with a host of hot shows SNEAK PEEK AT HOT SHOWS • CRUISE CALENDAR FREE Fall/Winter 2022 Vol. 33 No. 4 CruisingMagazine.net

Enjoy more than 500 antique and restored cars in a beautiful setting along the Brandywine. GENERAL MOTORS: THE DU PONT YEARS VEHICLE PARADES • MOTORING MUSIC • FESTIVAL FOOD COURT Discounted advance tickets, registration, and more information at hagley.org/carshow Hagley Car Show PRESENTED BY FIDELITY INVESTMENTS Sunday, September 18, 2022 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Rain or Shine HAGLEY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY 200 HAGLEY CREEK ROAD • WILMINGTON, DE 19807-0630 • (302) 658-2400

Sneak Peek at Hot Shows....................................................................................................5 Friends Made Through A Rusty Plymouth.................................................................6-7 Generations: Passing the Hobby Down ...................................................................8-9 Event ShiftinShowCruiseSpotlight...............................................................................................................10-15Calendar....................................................................................................................17Calendar.....................................................................................................................20Gears..........................................................................................................................23 Art Director: Matthew Loeb Advertising & Sales: Jerry duPhily Digital Services Director: Michael O’Brian Editorial & Research Team: Jerry duPhily, Larry Lazareff Contributing Writers: Frank Adkins, Brenda Burns, Aldina Burns, Larry Lazareff, Bill Nese, Ben Notaro, Lou Sitaras. Contributing Photographers: Lindsay duPhily, Joe Grace, Ben Notaro, Bob Sliwecki Founder and Special Consultant: Larry Lazareff UNDER THE HOOD... Issue #4 Fall-Winter 2022 Four issues published annually (Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer-Fall, Fall-Winter) Cruising Magazine, LLC. All rights reserved. Cruising is designed and produced by TSN Media, Inc. Mailing and business address: 164 Christina Landing, Wilmington, DE 19801 Contacting Cruising Magazine: Send all written correspondences to: Cruising Magazine, c/o TSN Media, 164 Christina Landing, Wilmington, DE 19801 Phone: 302-655-6483 Email: CruisingMagazine.netContact@TSNPub.com Show and Go Garage The car community now has their own voice on the radio Tune in to Cruisin’ 92.1 FM, WVLT Every Tuesday • 8pm – 9pm WVLT 92.1 FM Ben Notaro, John Quinn Bringing you all of the latest information on car cruises, shows, as well as interviews with car owners right in their own garage. Check us out @ WVLT.com or give us a call at 856-696-0092 VWs on display at the 14th annual Wings & Wheels Fall Festival set for Saturday, Oct. 1 at Delaware Coast Airport in Georgetown, Del.

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February 18-19: Motorama — Races & Shows PA Farm Show Complex, 2300 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17110 Saturday 9am-10pm; Sunday 9am-5pm

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October 1: 14th Wings & Wheels Festival

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Lebanon Valley Expo Center, 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, PA 17042 Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 9am-4pm

September 18: Annual Car & Bike Show & Craft Fair

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October 15: Victory Church Car Show

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November 5: Delco Cruisers’ 15th Annual Salute the Troops Show Rose Tree County Park, 1671 N. Providence Rd., Media, PA 19063

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Victory Christian Fellowship, 100 Wilton Blvd., New Castle, DE 19720

September 18: Hagley Car Show

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Concord Mall, 4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803

January 7-8: DRAGFEST — Drag Racing Showcase & Custom Car Show

Pinsetter Bar & Bowl, 7111 Maple Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08109

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October 8: 11th Annual Woodbine Car Show

December 4: 16th Annual Holiday Cruise for Kids Rose Tree County Park, 1671 N. Providence Rd., Media, PA 19063

November 5: 25th Flemings Pumpkin Run

Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Greenville, DE 19807

Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

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September 25: Talleyville Fire Company’s 16th Antique & Classic Car Show

Delaware Coastal Airport, 31553 Rudder Lane, Georgetown, DE 19947

September 29-30: Carlisle Auctions

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October 23: Beers & Gears Car Show

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ne day in the fall of 2013 I got a call from my buddy Greg Rager. Greg was the founding editor of Mopar Muscle magazine, and prior to that he had been the tech editor of one of its sister publications, Muscle Car Review. When Tom Shaw became the new editor of Muscle Car Review some years later, he and Greg forged a friendship that grew strong over time. I wrote several tech articles for Mopar Muscle during Greg’s tenure, and he knew I wanted a 1967 Plymouth GTX, preferably one with a 440 and a four-speed. Tom Shaw’s brother, Jerry, had such a car, although he had disassembled it decades earlier in anticipation of a restoration that never happened. When Jerry passed away suddenly in 2013, Tom sought to help Jerry’s wife, Rita, place Jerry’s car with an owner who would restore it properly. When Greg heard Jerry’s car was available, he called me immediately, and he gave me Tom’s number.

Randy Lowe and Rita Shaw with the prized Plymouth GTX.

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By this time, I had met Randy, his wife Cheri, and Andrew when they brought their ’71 GTX to the All-Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, Pa., but Rita and I had never met. There was also the last detail of the agreement between Rita and Randy that needed to be fulfilled — Rita had not yet driven Jerry’s car. And so it was that in June, Rita and I both met at the Lowes’ home. Randy and Cheri whipped up a delicious meal of barbecued ribs, potatoes, corn, and other mid-western staples. At the table on their back porch we talked, laughed, and shared stories. The next day, we took the GTX for a drive. Rita had brought the wooden box containing Jerry’s ashes, which seemed most appropriate. Randy drove first, then Rita, and then I took a turn behind the wheel. Everything about the GTX felt as it should. It drove well, stopped straight, and exhibited stellar road manners. When Randy stuck his foot deep into the carburetor, the car responded eagerly by emanating a loud induction moan from beneath the hood, lifting the front end slightly, and whisking us down the deserted rural two-lane road.

Jerry had dismantled several Belvederes and Satellites in the late ‘70s, and he selected only the best pieces from those cars to use on his GTX. He polished and refurbished these parts, and he stored them in an unused bedroom in his father’s home. In addition, the original engine was sitting all apart in a friend’s shop a few miles away. The original transmission and rear axle were still in the car.

components on our GTX, and I even shipped a few spare parts to him. Randy and Andrew also networked with other ’67 GTX owners, and soon parts began arriving from all over the country.

A couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, Rita called me and said she couldn’t go through with the sale. She said it was much too soon, and her voice rang with grief. Although I was disappointed, I felt terrible for her. She apologized repeatedly, but promised to offer it to me first should she decide to sell at a later date.

Not long afterward, Randy called me to verify that I had spoken with Tom — and that I had agreed to buy it two years earlier. Tom was also deceased by this time, so I relayed the information and history of the car he had provided me. Randy was not at all familiar with the ’67 model. He had owned his ’65 for a few years, and he and Andrew had restored their family’s ’71 GTX, but he had never worked on a ’67. As they dove into what would become a six-year restoration, Randy called on me several times for technical information. I often took photos of various

Admittedly, my plan for Jerry’s GTX was to make it cosmetically correct, but mechanically I would have taken a few liberties with it to suit my taste. I would have mothballed the original 18-spline “Hemi” transmission (which is correct in 440 applications) in favor of an overdrive four-speed, which would allow for more pleasurable highway cruising. I would have also installed a new 800 CFM Edelbrock carburetor, electronic ignition, radial tires, and possibly stiffer torsion bars and sway bar. Randy, however, chose to go the concourse restoration route. His ’71 GTX had garnered numerous awards from prestigious shows, and he was intent on making the ’67 every bit as correct.

It occurred to me that the three of us, now good friends, had been brought together from three different states by what had been nothing more than a rusty old Plymouth. Although I never knew Jerry, I’m sure I sensed him smiling from the back seat.

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Bob Ashton, the organizer of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals held every November near Chicago, was well aware of Randy’s attention to detail. The Lowe family had displayed their ’71 GTX at the MCACN show previously, and it had scored well in judging. Bob invited them to unveil their ’67 GTX at the 2022 MCACN show. Being the thoughtful and hospitable guy he is, Randy insisted that Rita be there not only to see Jerry’s completed car for the first time, but also to install the last few pieces, thus completing the restoration. He also asked me to attend. Rita was present for the show, and she installed the stickers under the hood, inside the trunk, and in the driver’s door jamb. Unfortunately, I could not join them. In its first outing, the GTX scored an amazing 994 points out of a possible 1,000!

Two years later, she made good on her promise. Unfortunately, by then my wife and I had already purchased another ’67 GTX. Rita listed Jerry’s car for sale, and Andrew Lowe in Waterloo, IA saw the ad. Andrew’s father Randy had owned a ’65 Plymouth Belvedere with a 383 and a four-speed in his youth, and he had the itch for another one. Although the ’67 was an updated body style compared to his ‘65, Randy was intrigued, so he and Andrew went to see it. Randy purchased it, and it took two trips to haul the shell of the long dormant GTX and all its parts to his Iowa home.

Soon I was on the phone with Tom, and he sent me photos of the rusty hulk. Decades earlier, the original silver paint had been covered with a now-faded orange hue, and surface rust was bleeding through in several places. The right fender and hood had been replaced with pieces from a maroon Belvedere II. While he filled me in regarding the details of the car, he quizzed me about my plans for it and the level of restoration I had in mind. As friendly as he was, he stated that there were two conditions that were non-negotiable. First was the price. It was higher than I felt the car was worth in its current condition, but it was optioned almost exactly how I would have ordered it had I been able to buy one new. Second was the understanding that once the restoration was completed, Rita would have the opportunity to drive Jerry’s car. I agreed, and then Tom put me into contact with Rita.

Although the GTX was in pieces, she knew where all of those pieces were. After discussing it with my wife, I agreed to purchase the project, and I made arrangements to travel over Thanksgiving weekend to her home in Kansas City, Mo. and take possession of the car and all its parts.

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A passion passed down helps keep the hobby alive Part 3GENERATIONS

Joe and Lisa Mack (front of cars) with daughters Isabella (center) and Alyssa. The Macks own a collection of rare Mopars, including the pictured 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, 1969 Dodge Coronet convertible and 1968 Dodge R/T convertible.

On a personal note, it has warmed my heart to see such dedication from parents and grandparents who would like nothing more than to teach the younger generation about the cars they love and grew up with.

At the end of the day, we are all merely caretakers for these classics and the more knowledge we can pass forward, the better the chance that our cars will live on for generations to come.

his year Cruising Magazine has proudly featured families who share the love and passion of classic cars in a series titled Generations . This issue completes the series with a look at two families who often can be found at cruise nights and car shows together.

“Since then, my dad and I have driven in that car for thousands of miles (and through plenty of sets of tires) and met many people that have become close family friends. Now that he has passed it down to me, I hope we can continue that tradition and put thousands of more miles on our cars.”

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“Bringing a classic muscle car into the family was quite an experience for a 14-year-old. I grew up hearing stories about the cars my dad used to own when he was younger, but it was a blast getting the experience of actually driving around in them. One of my favorite memories of the car was back in my senior year of high school. My dad gave me the keys to the Challenger and told me to take it to school for the day. He had let me drive it on occasion before that, but this was my first solo adventure. I remember being extremely nervous at first, but once out on the road, those nerves disappeared, and I was loving every minute of the drive! I made it to school without issue and all throughout the day classmates would be arguing about which teacher brought in the car. I’ll never forget the looks on their faces when they found out I was the one that had brought in the car.

Ken Rossiter (left) with son Mike. Ken's car is the 1971 Dodge Charger SE. Mike owns the 1973 440-powered Dodge Challenger Rallye.

In Mike’s own words:

“I purchased this 1973 Challenger when my son Mike was 14 years old. We immediately began to go to shows, cruises and road trips. We also worked on the car together, replacing old parts and continuing where the previous restoration ended. Swapping out engines, transmissions, axles and rear ends in a home garage is always a fun learning experience. At first, Mike started out as the parts and tool guy — handing me whatever I needed while watching what I was doing. Eventually he started doing the repairs and upgrades himself while I stood back, giving advice and fetching the tools or parts that he needed. It’s funny how that took a complete turn over the years.

JOE, LISA, ALYSSA, and ISABELLA MACK

“Our family story starts with the ‘70 Road Runner you see at left, the Dirty Bird. I purchased it in 1995 and it has been through many transformations. It will be completed as a street car with a 528 wedge with fuel injection, 727 gear vendors, and 354 Dana. The ‘69 convertible is our family cruiser we take everywhere from local cruise nights to the hot rod power tour. The ‘68 convertible is a ‘68 R/T automatic. We have been fortunate to have been featured in magazines and video interviews as well. This is a true family passion with our daughters helping with moving the cars, fixing the cars with us, and understanding how they operate. The girls get driven to and from school on the first and last days in our cars. Alyssa has made a video featuring our ‘66 Belvedere wagon. Lisa’s ‘72 Satellite provides our family with many memories from home, to Carlisle, and to the Jersey shore. Our girls see and understand the cars are a part of our lives, but also see that through the cars we have made lifelong friends. People we now call family and others that no matter where you are will reach out and help when you are in need, or for us to help others with either repairs or parts. Our lives have been very blessed to have what we have and to know the people we do. This is our Mopar family story.

— I want to thank all the families who participated in this series: Dave & Cadie Kelso, John & Mike Slotwinski, Bob & Brian Kapral, Paul Gebauer Sr. & Jr., Ken & Mike Rossiter, and Joe, Lisa, Alyssa, & Isabella Mack. A special thank you goes out to Mike Elliott and his grandson Nick, whose work together on Nick’s Plymouth Duster inspired this entire series. They all opened their homes — and their hearts — and showed us what it really means to share as well as teach our classic car hobby to the next generation. Apparently, our beloved cars are in very good hands.

“In 2021 I decided it was time to change to a quieter, smoother riding old Mopar. I no longer needed to hear the loud rumble of the stroked bigblock six pack that wakes the neighbors up. I settled on a 1971 Dodge Charger SE with a stock 383 engine and highway friendly 3.23 gears. At this point, I did not have a need for two classic Mopars, so I was going to sell the Challenger. After discussions about this sale with my wife, we decided to keep the car in our family and give the Challenger to Mike as a gift. If you ever want to see your son or daughter speechless, just hand them the keys to a classic car and tell them it is now theirs to enjoy at no cost. The look on his face at that time was truly priceless and well worth it. Mike continues to enjoy his new acquisition with a small price to pay — he gets to turn the wrenches on my Charger while I hand over the tools and parts he needs.”

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The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic organization devoted to the mutual helpfulness of those who have served in the United States military. Therefore, what can be more American that an American Legion Post hosting a classic car cruise?

The American Legion Post 28 in Absecon, N.J. held it inaugural car cruise and many cruisers came out to greet this newest area event. The cruise is every third Wednesday and starts at 5 p.m. Cruisers can enjoy food and beverages at the cruise and show support for an organization dedicated to our military. Check them out at 560 New Jersey Avenue in Absecon, N.J.

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American Legion Car Cruise

— Text by Ben Notaro, Photos by Robert Sliweck

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— Text by Ben Notaro, Photos by Robert Sliwecki

While at his shop, one guest (Jim Solomon) presented Rightler with his watercolor artwork depicting Rightler’s reconstructed General Lee. A walk-through had guests checking out an area that had an original contemporary Shelby Cobra frame ready for the body (as well as related parts) and assembly to be completed.

The fine members of the town of Cinnaminson’s Fire Department held their first annual “Becky” Scott Memorial Car Show. The theme was part of the fire department’s “paint the town pink” campaign. The proceeds of this show are donated to a scholarship and also donated to the Breast Cancer Unit at Virtua Hospital, both in memory of EMT BeckyMoreScott.than100

During the off season of car activities, cruisers usually look for something automotive to keep the “juices” flowing. A few cruisers got together and made an appointment to go for a tour of a professional restoration facility. They agreed that watching a show-quality ride being constructed and being able to ask the proprietor questions can be a very motivating thing.

Cinnaminson Car Show

Cruisin’ In Winter

vehicles participated in the show, which was held at the Main Line Shopping Center and for a first-time event there was plenty of eye-candy to enjoy. Like all good cruisin’ events, there was a DJ playing cool tunes on a hot day along with food and family fun. As the flyer stated, the event was open to anything that had wheels and there were vehicles from cars to fire trucks.

Visiting a shop that specializes in classic and specialty rides is a great way keep the spirit alive and get to see another side of our hobby. Check out Mid-Atlantic Muscle Cars at midatlanticmusclecar.com

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Enter Tom Rightler who is the owner/operator of Mid-Atlantic Muscle Cars located in Bridgeton, NJ. Rightler is no stranger to restoring muscle cars and has animpressive list of clients and accomplishments. It’s also safe to say his passion for the Chevelle served as special inspiration.

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— Text by Ben Notaro, photos by Robert Sliwecki

CHRISTMAS IN JULY CAR SHOW

— Text by Ben Notaro, Photos by Robert Sliwecki

Close to 100 rides came out to a show where the goal was to gather toys for children and share a day of food, fun and friends. The show was held at the Moonshiners Bar and Grill in Mays Landing, N.J. and hosted by the Blacktop Villains Car Club. The Villains are no strangers to putting on great events and this was no exception. Participants were asked to bring a new unwrapped toy or make a donation through the registration. With plenty of shade, good food and the holiday spirit, the Blacktop Villains and the Moonshiners team are surly on Santa’s good list.

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Minotola, N.J. is a quaint town where everyone seems to know each other. So, a great way to get the whole town together is to have a community day. Now no community day would seem complete without a car show to add that extra touch. Enter the Blacktop Villains Car Club. This fine group of car aficionados staged a car show at this gathering and in Blacktop Villain tradition, there were no shortages of participants. The fun all took place in Bruno Melini Park, with cars on display and everything from pie eating to face painting taking place.

How does one take a very hot July day and turn it into a cool time? Well, have a Christmas in July car show at a cool location hosted by a cool car club. The results? An instant success that beats the summer heat.

BLACKTOP VILLAINS

Summer is that relaxing time of the year when almost everyone looks forward to days that are just plain fun. Many towns hold a day dedicated to the community where local residents come out meet and greet each other and enjoy a day of hometown spirit.

EVENT SPOTLIGHTS

Stephanie Lombardo (2nd from right) presents the check with (from l-r): Ben Notaro (South Jersey Cruisers), Lisa Willams (Supervisor at N.J. Veterans Home), Bill Nese (Nostalgia Knights Car Club).

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The contributions of the veterans who have given so much in their service to our country may sometimes seem to go unnoticed by the younger generation. This is not the case for Stephanie Lombardo, a young lady who hails from South Jersey. Stephanie wanted to make a special contribution to the residents of the New Jersey Veteran Memorial Home. She achieved this goal and presented a check for $600 to the home at the 13th annual Salute to the Veterans Cruise.

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Stephanie is no stranger to car events as her dad is a certified cruiser. Her goal was also motivated by her remembrance of her grandfather, who was once a resident of the facility.

— Text and Photo by Ben Notaro

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We should always remember that men and women in law enforcement can be our neighbors, friends and family members. They are everyday people who have a unique occupation. Sometimes we forget they are doing a job that is not always safe. Yet, they continue to serve the community and get to meet and greet people at the annual National Night Out festivities held each first week in August.

Vineland, N.J. has a police department that always steps up to the plate and has a night out where the whole family can enjoy free food, treats, displays and a very nice car show. Supporting those who protect and serve and enjoying a great car show makes for a fine cops and cars gathering.

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6pm Hostedstartby the Bellmawr Cruisers. Any make or model. We are the Seinfelds of cars, we do nothing except talk and enjoy cars!

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 Tuesday through October

Info Doug: 609-820-2290, dlewis44@comcast. net and Jeff Bischoff 856-906-6926

To the left of Burger King by Tractor Supply, Park 97 East Park Shopping Center, 7988 Crain Highway, Glen Burnie MD 21061

Presented5-8pm by Keystone State Muscle Cars. All makes and models welcome. Lots of awesome cars to see hosted by Tim Drake. Bring a kid to the cruise-in!

Every Tuesday through October

Info: 609-268-0303

Every Friday through October Street Survivors Friday Cruise Nights

No5:30-9pmEntryFee.

Lineup between 4-4:30pm

Every Sunday through October Salisbury Pit & Pub Cruise In Salisbury Pit & Pub, 1147 S. Salisbury Blvd Units 5 & 6, Salisbury, MD 21801

Every Monday year-round Mighty Joe’s Cruise Nights

5pm WeatherstartPermitting. Come on out to Rita’s Ice on Kent Island and see what old rides show up!

Great5-9:30pmfood, custard and friends. First 15 cruise cars receive a free small custard! Info: 609-878-3829

Info: carshows4nonprofits@gmail.com5-9pm

Mr. Bill’s of Winslow Township, 453 Route 73 South, Hammonton, NJ 08037

Mighty Joe’s Gas Grill & Deli, 1231 Route 206, Shamong, NJ 08088

Every Friday All-AmericannightMuscle Cars Cruise-In Londonderry Restaurant, 47 Auction Circle, Reedsville, PA 17084

Rita’s Italian Ice, 210 Kent Landing, Kent Island, MD 21666

Grotto Pizza, 309 Auto Park Drive, Middletown, DE !9709

Area CRUISES

First Saturdays through October (Oct. Corvette1) Club Monthly Car Show & Cruise Fox Run Shopping Center, Bear, DE 19701

Street4-8pmRods, classic, antique, race, trucks and motorcycles. Bring whatever you have! No entry fees. Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids,

Every Friday through October 14 Grotto Pizza Presents 2nd Friday Cruise Nights

Rita’s Ice Kent Island Cruise

Info Tom Pattan 443-838-0948 or Rick streetsurvivorsofmaryland.com443-829-5658

The11am-2pmweekly gathering of great people and amazing cars. It’s a little later in the day so people can do their morning things and still come to a Cruise In. Pub will be featuring specials each week from their amazing menu. Everyone is welcome to stay past 2 in the afternoon and enjoy.

Every Monday night yearly. Good food, good friends, cool cars.

18 THE CAR CLINIC “Where you are treated like a patient, not a victim” 302.421.9100 302.421.9100 | 59 Germay Dr. | Wilmington, DE 19804

Millsboro Dairy Queen Cruz-N Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, 129 Main St, Millsboro, DE 19966

Behind Auto Zone at 700 Crescent Blvd, Bellmawr NJ 08031

All vehicles allowed. Plenty of parking. Music and 50/50 every week. Car show flyers and club shirts and sweatshirts are available at the trailer. Food available at nearby establishments.

EVENT LISTINGS

Every Tuesday through October Bellmawr Cruise Night

Every Wednesday through November Mr. Bill’s Weekly Cruise Night

Info:6-9pmRusty 302-934-7377

Info:Music.Bruce Norman: (908) 342-4293 vetteclub.org

2nd & 4th Wednesdays through September (Sept. 14 & 28)

Nostalgia Knights presents Cruisin’ 2022 Racks Pub & Grill, 2021 N. Blackhorse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094

Parking lot behind The Shops at Valley Square, 1501 Main Street, Warrington, PA 18955 5pm to Presentedduskby the Corvette Club of Delaware Valley. Open to all cars. Free to enter. Music & snacks, 50/50 drawing, trophies.

Cruise5-8pm

Live5-7:30pmmusic, door prizes food and drink available to purchase.

Handicap5pm

The Bobcat Creamery, 117 South Main Street, Manchester, PA 17345

Free5-9pmcruises that include trophies, music, food discounts, 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.

Fee,5-8pm19904Handicap

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on down to Smithville and hang out! Drive to the side parking lot of the Village Greene and near the red covered bridge, you will see orange cones set up. Move a cone and park your car.

A5-8pmnice

Info: Ron Scott 856-629-6085 or Martin Erdner sjraaca.com856-935-0537

Second Saturdays through October (Oct. 8)

Second Saturdays through October (Oct. South8)Jersey

Classics Coffee Cruise

First Saturdays through October (Oct. Chesapeake1)

Third Fridays through October (Sept. 16, Oct. 21)

2022 Cruise Nights at the Bobcat Creamery

Back Road Cruisers VMCCA Chapter Car Cruise & Get Together

Third Thursdays through September (Sept. Bourbon15)& Brews Cruise Nights

place to spend a Wednesday night. Doors prizes and a half & half. The food is very good! Come out and enjoy and meet new friends. Handicap Accessible, All Vehicles

Next to Post Office, Route 77, Carney’s Point, NJ 08069

4-8pm through August; then 3-7pm Sept & Oct Presented by Motor Menders Rod & Custom. Rain date is the following Saturday. All vehicles welcome. Dash plaques, 3 trophies, 50/50, Oldies music.

Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, All Vehicles Welcome.

EVENT LISTINGS

Del Rods Cruise Nights Green Tree Shopping Center, Route 8, Dover, DE

South9am-12pmJersey Classics and South Jersey AACA.

Bobbit Auto, 595 Salem Quinton Road, Salem, NJ 08079

Hot5-8pmdogs and beverages for all drivers who bring their antique auto. Enjoy music by Ed Counsellor and see old friends.

Third Saturdays through September (Sept. CCDV’s17)Cruise Nights

2001 S. Delaware St., Paulsboro, NJ 08066

Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, All Vehicles Welcome, Trophies. Sponsored by Info:Hardees.Rich Selig at 302-674-5365 and delrodscarclub.orgrsludge47@aol.com

Smithville Village Greene, Smithville, NJ 08205

Info:Welcome.LaVern Warriner 856-308-5921; John Tumolo backroadcruisers.net856-468-5107

South Jersey Region AACA Cruise Nights

2nd & 4th Fridays through September (Sept. 9 & 23)

Classic Car Club Cruise-In Westside Village Shopping Center next to Chick-Fil-A, Easton, MD 21601

2nd & last Saturdays through October 8 (Sept. 24 & Oct. 8)

Third Wednesdays through September (Sept. 21)

Info: ccccofeaston.orginfo@ccccofeaston.org

52 Harding Highway, Newfield, NJ 08344

Info: Laura McKay 856-599-0752 & bourbonbrews@icloud.com

Historic Smithville Car Cruises

Info: Bill Nese: bn67fairlane@gmail.com;609-381-3249,nostalgiaknights.com

September 18 (Sunday)

Info: Len: 215-510-6629, delawarevalleyroadrunners.comlenpribish@hotmail.com

40010am-3pmBarnfinds on display inside. 2,500 vehicle capacity outside. Great variety of all vehicles. Car photos, door prizes and great food!

in the Walmart Plaza on the Old Black Horse Pike across from the Turnersville Auto Mall. 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 nostalgiaknights.comAccessible.

Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Road, Greenville, DE 19807

Rack’s Bar & Grill, 2021 North Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094

Classic Auto Mall, 6180 Morgantown Road, Morgantown, PA 19543

September 18 (Sunday)

September 18 (Sunday)

Free for Hagley members. Online tickets: $10; $25 four-pack. At the door: $12 (discounts for Hagley.orgchildren).

Autism Awareness Fundraiser Car Show

Cruise Night

Hrgperformance.com

Pinsetter Bar & Bowl, 7111 Maple Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08109

House of Brews American Grill, 3501 NJ-42 #510 (Cross Keys Commons), Turnersville, NJ 08012

Third Tuesdays through September (Sept. Delaware20)

Located12-3pm

Annual Car & Bike Show & Craft Fair

EVENT

Valley Road Runners Car Club

Info: Pastor Lawrence Weed: 610-322-1622, chariots-of-fire.orgpastorweed@hotmail.com

Falls Township Community Park, 9125 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, PA 19054

Hagley Car Show

Presented10am-2pmby Hot Rod Garage. Brunch & photos with the Easter bunny and egg hunt! Trophies, Prizes, Giveaways, 50/50, t-shirts. All proceeds go to fund the Kids Prom. Info: Dan 856-417-2669 or 856-875-9700

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September 17 (Saturday)

Presented11am-4pmby Pennsauken Township and Pinsetter with food, DJ music, live music, large screen football viewing area. Awards in every class. All spectators free.

20 FOR MORE INFOMATION CALL: LISAName:________________________________________________________609-780-3088Street:_______________________City/State/Zip_____________________Year:___________Make:___________________Model:________________Phone#________________________Email:_________________________Signature:___________________________AmountEnclosed$________Pre-RegistrationForm Mail Application & Make Checks Payable to: GWCC, P.O. Box 792, Woodbine, NJ, 08270 VISIT US AT: www.wccnj.org GREATER WOODBINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 11th Annual Oct. 8, 2022 • 9am - 3pm Route 550 in Woodbine Rain Date: Oct. 9 ALL VEHICLES MUST HAVE A UL APPROVED EXTINGUISHER!FIRE NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES! Cars, Antiques, Tools, Auto Related VENDORSWELCOME!DealersADMITTEDAT7AM( must be in by 9am) VENDOR SPACES ARE 12’ x 12’. VENDORS MUST CALL FIRST! SHOW CARS, ANTIQUES, MUSCLE CARS, RACE CARS, MILITARY ANYTHINGVEHICLES,ANTIQUE,AREWELCOME! Vehicle Pre-Registraion Fee is $15 by Oct. 1 $20 at the Show SWAP MEET

Rain date Sept. 24

Rain date Sept. 25

Info: Juan Vazquez; 856-665-1000 x151,; jvazquez@twp.pennsauken.nj.us

Rain5:30-8:30pmdateisthe following Tuesday. Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, All Vehicles Welcome, 25 plaques each cruise night. New members always welcome.

Nostalgia Knights present Great American Free Car Cruise

Chariots of Fire Fall Fest Car Show Rain date Oct. 1

AreaLISTINGS SHOWS

Theme:10am-4pm“General Motors – The DuPont Years.” 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. 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.

Third Sundays through October (Sept. 18, Oct. 16)

Info: LaBarre Everette: carshows4nonprofits@ gmail.com

Info: CarlisleEvents.com717-243-7855

Presentedvendors. by Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, DE Aviation Museum & HVCCDE Preregister at hvccde.com

All cars welcome. Fire Safety Fair and Open House. Free popcorn & drinks. Food Trucks. Antique fire trucks.

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Delaware Coastal Airport, 31553 Rudder Lane, Georgetown, DE 19947

Key Brewery, 2500 Grays Road, Dundalk, MD 21222 11am start.

Collecting11am-3pmsocks, underwear, and other item for men, women & children in shelters. Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, Trophies.

September 25 (Sunday)

VFW Hall #3792, 5695 Summit Bridge Road, Townsend, DE 19734

Info: MobtownGreaseball.com

September 24-25 (Friday-Sunday)

Wildwood Fall Boardwalk Classic Car Show Wildwood Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260

14th Wings & Wheels Fall Festival

Info: Wildwoodmotoreventsnj.com609-778-7887

Info: Steve Catalano 302-478-1110 TalleyvilleFireCo.org

Soul Riders Auto Club’s Car Shows

September 28-October 2 (Wed-Sunday)

Wed- Sat: 7am-6pm; Sun: 7am-12pm

EVENT LISTINGS

Fall Carlisle

September 29-30 (Thursday-Friday)

October 1 (Saturday)

Mobtown Greaseball

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.

See You in September Car and Truck Show Rain date Sept. 25

Brackman Middle School, 600 Barnegat Blvd., Barnegat, NJ 08005

September 23 (Friday)

16th Antique & Classic Car Show

Presented8:30am-3pm19803byTalleyville

Fire Co. A benefit for Ronald McDonald House of DE.

September 25 (Sunday)

Bertucci’s presents 4th Friday Cruise Night

Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant, 201 W. Main Street, Christiana, DE 19702

Info: 302-998-5951 or Tony Lewis @ 302-8583672; comp1deej@yahoo.com

Carlisle Fairgrounds, 100 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013

Info: CarlisleEvents.com717-243-7855

Starts noon daily.

September 24 (Saturday)

Presented by eBay Motors. Kids under 12 free! Event held rain or shine.

September 24 (Saturday)

Presented9am-2pm by Sentimental Cruisers and Barnegat Rec. Trophies, Top 25 including Mayor’s Choice, Best in Show, People’s Choice, Sponsor Choice and Club Participation. Food trucks, ice cream truck, dash plaques to first 100 registered vehicles. 50s & 60s music. Info: 609-971-6351 and sentimentalcruiserscc@gmail.com

Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction. Kids under 12 free! Event held rain or shine.

Info: Georgetowncoc.com302-856-1544

Carlisle Auctions

Concord Mall, 4737 Concord Pike, Wilm., DE

Do10am-3pmyouhave 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 Spring and Fall Boardwalk Classic Car Shows and compete in our “Boardwalk Top” winner category! Win cash prizes, door prizes and trophies! Wildwood Motor Events supports local businesses within our community; register as a car show participant and receive exclusive discounts and offers from local restaurants and businesses to enjoy while in town!

Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

All10am-4pmmakesand models welcome. Over 30 trophies in 7 classes. Registration $20 per car. Vintage plane fly-in and car show. Military displays, pilot competitions, craft & food

Bertucci’s5-8pm Italian Restaurant invite you to bring your car out and enjoy conversation, food and bragging rites. Absolutely NO BURN OUTS! If the event is successful there may be another in October.

Rain date Oct. 9

Greentree Plaza, Route 8, Dover, DE 19904

October 23 (Sunday)

Fleming’s Auto Parts, 353 Zion Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Open11am-4pmtoall years makes and models. Rain date is June 14. Free Admission for spectators. Fee, Handicap Accessible, Food, Kids, Music, More than 450 trophies awarded.

Rain Date October 2 (Sunday)

Proceeds9am-2pmbenefit

Kenton Town Park (behind Town Hall on Main St./Rt. 300) 249 South Main Street, Kenton, DE 19955

October 2 (Sunday)

Great9am-3pmevent!

October 15 (Saturday)

Kay’s Kamp (summer camp for children suffering from cancer). Trophies, door prizes,50/50, DJ music, breakfast and lunch available.

Chariots of Fire Car Show

Rain date Oct. 22

Classic Auto Mall, 6180 Morgantown Road, Morgantown, PA 19543

October 22 (Saturday)

Falls Township Community Park, 9061 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, PA 19054

Info: Scott: 302-363-2086 or 800-41-SLOTS; delawarepark.comTRISAWevents@gmail.com

Kenton Ruritan Car & Truck Show

Breast Cancer Car Show

November 5 (Saturday)

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.

18th Annual All Oldsmobile Fall Show Kerr Park 122 Wallace Ave. Downingtown, PA 19355

Great10am-3pmvariety of all vehicles. Car photos, door prizes and great food!

Info:Noon-3pmcarshows4nonprofits@gmail.com

25th Flemings Pumpkin Run

October 1 (Saturday)

Show8am-4pmcars & trucks, engines & tractors, flea market, food vendors.

Presented10am-2pmby Hot Rod Garage. Trophies, Prizes, Giveaways, 50/50, t-shirts.

Info: Len Pribish at 215-510-6629 and lenpribish@hotmail.com

EVENT LISTINGS 22 16th Annual Rain Date: October 2, 2022 Sponsored by the Talleyville Fire Company Judging until 2:00PM Trophy Presentation at 2:30PM Fire Safety Fair& OpenHouse Carshowapplicationat:www.talleyvillefireco.org •O r contactSteveCatalano:302-478-1110 Fire Safety Fair & Open House Antique & Classic Car Show Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:30AM-3:00PM All Cars Welcome! All Makes, Models, & Years! FREE Popcorn & DRINKS • Food Trucks ANTIQUE FIRE TRUCKS A benefit for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware CONCORD MALL (SOUTH END) • 4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803

October 29 (Saturday)

Info: Lisa Fisher 609-780-3088 WCCNJ.org

October 9 (Sunday)

Info: Pastor Lawrence Weed: 610-322-1622, chariots-of-fire.orgpastorweed@hotmail.com

Rain date Oct. 23

Victory Christian Fellowship, 100 Wilton Blvd., New Castle, DE 19720

October 8 (Saturday)

DVRR Labor Day Car Show

Del Rods Fall Wrap-Up Show Rain date Oct. 30

Info: Dan 856-417-2669; Hrgperformance.com

Beers and Gears Fall Car Show 2022 Delaware Park, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19804

Rack’s Bar & Grill, 2021 North Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094

Hosted9am-3pmby the Delaware Valley Oldsmobile Club. Nice park setting with children’s playground. Bring your daily driver to show car, all Oldsmobiles welcome! Trophies, dash plaques, door prizes, 50/50 (benefits RE Olds Transportation Museum), charity, food nearby, $15 pre-reg, $20 day of show, spectators Delvaloldsclub.comfree.

O2-6pmver70 Awards, Food, Music, Auction, Best Decorated Car, Best Costume, kids get an award and goodie bag! Registration $15. KC’s funnel cakes!

Downtown Woodbine, center of town on Route 550, Woodbine, NJ 08270

October 8 Woodbine(Saturday)CarShow

Info: Dave Knotts: g.knotts@verizon.net

Rain date Oct. 8

2nd Annual Victory Church Car Show Rain date Oct. 15

Info: Harry at (609) FlemingsPumpkinRun.com927-9541

10am-2pm (registration closes noon) Sponsored by Delrodscarclub.orgHardees.

Mid Atlantic Indoor Nationals

DRAGFEST — Drag Racing Showcase and Custom Car Show

January 7 & 8 (Saturday & Sunday 2023)

That crate motor and features like gauge modules are now rather common. Remote starters, remote suspension functions and many other features show that car builders can create their own “modern” features without the need for a factory “subscription.”

Rack’s Bar & Grill, 2021 North Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094

SHIFTIN’ GEARS

Now this is all cool stuff and I love bells and whistles on a car, so it’s neat to have these features for the years you own this ride right up to the day it’s paid off. But wait, that magic day you make the final payment is not necessarily the end of your financial commitment to a manufacturer. Some companies are starting to charge a monthly fee for some of the options in your car. Yes, those special options on YOUR car are not yours to own along with the car. These are features some companies refer to as “subscribing.”

By Ben Notaro • red63vetnj@comcast.net

Motorama — Races and Shows

Presented9am-2pm by Sentimental Cruisers and Barnegat Rec. Trophies, Food trucks, dash plaques to first 100 registered vehicles.

East Coast Indoor Nationals

Presented10am-2pmby Hot Rod Garage. Trophies, Prizes, Giveaways, 50/50, t-shirts.

16th Annual Holiday Cruise for Kids Rose Tree County Park, 1671 N. Providence Rd., Media, PA 19063

Department of Woke: Heard where a General Lee car and a Dukes police type car were denied the ability to register for a show. My thoughts? Everyone should boycott this event and any like it.

Maryland State Fairgrounds (Cow Palace) 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

Delco9am-11amCruisers present a Toy Run & Cruise held in conjunction with U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

ne of my friends recently purchased a new car. He decided to go all out since he usually keeps a car for a long time.

Saturday 9am-10pm; Sunday 9am-5pm motoramaproductions.com

Car builders have put everything from televisions to movie screens in their cars. The thought of battling big companies to put these features in a car in an aftermarket wrought with subscriptions attached will be an intriguing challenge for corporations and consumers. Time will tell.

Rain date Dec. 10

Info: Laura McKay 856-599-0752 & bourbonbrews@icloud.com

December 4 (Sunday)

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456

Info: Dan 856-417-2669; Hrgperformance.com

PA Farm Show Complex 2300 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Presented10am-2pmby Hot Rod Garage. Trophies, Prizes, Giveaways, 50/50, t-shirts.

Department of America: Pooh on politics poisoning our hobby. What’s next, banning the Starsky and Hutch ride? The Batmobile?

November 5 (Saturday)

November 12 (Saturday)

Toys for Tots Car Show

Military Family Food Drive Car Show Rain date Nov. 12

Saturday 9am-7pm; Sunday 9am-4pm motoramaproductions.com

BMW supposedly wants to charge an $80 annual subscription for many of these features and found out it was not a wise move — for now.

Presented10am-3pmby Delco Cruisers. This year’s theme salutes the Coast Guard. Trophies, Music, Food, 50/50, vendors.

Rack’s Bar & Grill, 2021 North Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094

I feel it’s just plain greedy to (potentially) make a consumer pay forever to own a car. If this is the future, then companies better be prepared to be challenged by the ingenuity of the members of the car community.

15th Annual Salute the Troops Show Rain date Nov. 6

Saturday 9am-7pm; Sunday 9am-4pm motoramaproductions.com

Enter the classic car owner, custom car builder and street rod guys and gals. What has been a theme that many of them have followed over the years? That theme was and is the integration of many/some contemporary features into their rides. The idea of a computer module in a street rod or street machine was once an off-the-wall idea. Not today.

Department of Good Cheer: I bid everyone a great season ending in the endless summer of 2022.

February 18 & 19 (Sat. & Sunday 2023)

Veterans Day Car & Truck Show Rain date Nov. 13

Info: 609-971-6351 and sentimentalcruiserscc@gmail.com

It’s amazing the features new cars have today. Many of you, no doubt, are aware of the technology that goes into a new car. The self-correcting lane feature is unique. You drive out of your lane and the car prevents you from going any farther and steers the car back into the proper lane. There are cameras all over the car and a touchscreen information center that tells you everything from the latest gasoline price to when your next payment is due.

Bourbon & Brews Toys for Tots Cruise 2001 S. Delaware Street, Paulsboro, NJ 08066

Brackman Middle School, 600 Barnegat Blvd., Barnegat, NJ 08005

Lebanon Valley Expo Center 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, PA 17042 Saturday 9am-6PM; Sunday 9am-4pm motoramaproductions.com

November 12 (Saturday)

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Info: DelcoCruisers.org

Info: DelcoCruisers.org

December 3 & 4 (Saturday & Sunday)

Live1-4pmmusic, door prizes food and drink available to purchase.

Info: Dan 856-417-2669 or 856-875-9700 Hrgperformance.com

Rose Tree County Park, 1671 N. Providence Rd., Media, PA 19063

December 4 (Sunday)

EVENT LISTINGS

I recently read in an automotive report where Lexus, Toyota and Subaru were contemplating a monthly/yearly charge for the ability to lock and unlock your car, remote start and even heated seats. Some of these companies even want to charge a subscription for headlamp high beams.

November 6 (Sunday)

March 25 & 26 (Sat. & Sunday 2023)