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Steering in a New Direction What do trends in automotive advertising say about our society? By Frank Adkins

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o many car collectors, automotive memorabilia is nearly as collectible as the cars themselves. What serious old car nut doesn’t have at least a few framed magazine ads or dealership brochures promoting the cars he or she is most passionate about? At nearly every major show, the swap meet includes at least one memorabilia vendor. Folks often spend considerable time combing through the various advertisements, hoping to find one or two matching the cars in their stables. Although today these promotional items serve as decorations and conversation starters, in their day they were relevant, and the car companies spent big money to design, produce and distribute them. Of course, the various media used to promote automobiles has changed over time. In the earliest days, print ads were used almost exclusively. As radio grew in popularity early in the twentieth century, most manufacturers utilized that form of media to augment their hard copy advertisements. Through the 1950s, as televisions appeared in more and more American households, automotive advertising naturally expanded into this new medium. In the 1960s, President Eisenhower’s vision of the nation’s interstate system became a reality, and billboards along these heavily-traveled arteries promoted Detroit’s latest offerings. In more recent times, internet advertising, most notably via social media, has become the norm. These days, old billboards survive only in photos and old radio spots are all but forgotten. The only tangible form of vintage advertising that exists are those old print ads that appeared in newspapers and magazines as much as a century ago. 6

Aside from the obvious appeal of an old car ad to the owner of such a car, old advertising materials tell another story—the story of our society. As a teacher, I keep a file on my computer labeled Old Ads. It contains digital images of old print ads that were once relevant, but today seem absurd and/or downright offensive. I project these ads and scroll through them in every class in order to help students see how society’s views have shifted over time. Obviously, the purpose of advertising is to entice consumers. Good advertising resonates with prospective buyers. It can do this by dispensing information to educate consumers or by stirring emotion. Though often understated, its message says, “You have a need. We have the solution.” Whether the need is actual or perceived is irrelevant. A solution to a perceived need is still a solution. Of course, offending or alienating any segment of the buying public would drive customers away and cause sales to tank. To that end, advertisers constantly seek fresh ideas and creative ways to deliver their messages to consumers. To be sure they are heard, sometimes they approach the line separating what is considered socially appropriate from what is socially inappropriate, but they dare not cross it. Resonating with consumers means meeting them where they are. The number one rule of advertising is: Know your audience. Advertisers cannot use technical jargon when talking up their offerings to laypeople, nor can they talk down to them. They must also be mindful of demographics such as the age bracket, socio-economic class, and education level of their target audience.


Because public opinions, economic conditions, and other societal factors change over time, advertisers must keep their fingers on the pulse of society in order to mirror these changes. In order to be relevant, advertising must reflect the here-and-now. Consequently, these shifts in society can be seen when examining advertising over a span of years. The very first automobile ad appeared in 1898, and in bold font it read, “Dispense With a Horse.” In smaller print it extolled the virtues of the Winton Motor Carriage — low cost to operate, operational range of speed from 3-20 MPH, powerful engine with no vibration or odor, pneumatic tires, etc. Pictured were a man and a woman, presumably married, happily motoring along in their Winton Motor Carriage. Nearly all automotive advertising followed this format over the next few decades. In the years following World War I, cars were still considered more of a luxury than a necessity, but the competition between auto makers was heating up. Car ads took on the art deco flavor that was popular during that period. Dreamy photos with pastel shaded backgrounds lent a futuristic appeal to the illustrations, although the verbiage bridged the gap between the illusion of what could be and the technical attributes of that particular car. Low-priced cars were frequently compared to their higher-priced counterparts, suggesting that even ordinary folks could afford the luxuries of the more affluent. During World War II, automobile production was halted in this country as all production efforts were focused on the war. Following the end of the war, young GIs returned home. Most turned their attention to marriage and starting families. Many ads in the late 1940s and early 1950s depicted young couples, often with small children, engaged in family activities such as picnics. Nearby sat the car that made these outings possible. Still, these ads were rife with technical information, but they included language intended to appeal to young consumers. During the 1950s America was infatuated with aviation due to the widespread popularity of jet engines. Designers incorporated cues from the aviation industry into their styling, which culminated in the enormous fins that adorned many cars late that decade. It was a time of opulence for America as well as for the automotive industry. America was Number 1, we knew it, and we were proud! Technology including overhead valves, four-barrel carburetors, and Chrysler’s Torsion-Aire suspension were hallmarks of the decade. The long, sleek bodies, festooned with chrome appointments, appeared even longer and flashier in their respective ads. Penciled lines extending rearward lent the illusion of speed. With the exploding popularity of television, celebrities were employed to tout new models, and for the first time ever, consumers could see their favorite new cars in motion. In 1959, Volkswagen launched their automotive campaign, “Think Small.” It featured a tiny photograph of a Volkswagen Beetle on a large white background. This ad was in stark contrast to the opulence typical of other carmakers’ ads, and some credit it with sparking the newfound interest in practicality that would occur in the early 1960s. However, Detroit was already hard at work developing a series of compacts that would debut in 1960. That year Chevrolet launched its Corvair, Plymouth introduced its Valiant, and Ford unveiled its Falcon. With manufacturers offering more models than ever before, consumers had a wider range of choice. Advertising for each model was aimed squarely at its prospective buyers. In the small car arena, this meant getting more for less. In a popular ad for the 1964 Dodge Dart, one boy says to another, “My dad’s compact is bigger than your dad’s compact.” Ford’s Mustang and Plymouth’s Barracuda made their debut later that year, and both cars sought to bring fun and contemporary styling to the small car segment. Not surprisingly, a Dodge Dart ad the following year showed a GT model at a carnival with the words “Liveitup” strung together, while a similar ad showed the same car with a young couple enjoying the beach and the words “Funsize,” again compressed into one word.

Of course, the 1960s also saw the rise of the muscle car as well as the infiltration of British rock, open sex, and the widespread use of marijuana and other drugs. It was a time of unrest due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, and the Civil Rights Movement. While most car advertising steered clear of political issues, it embraced the topics of rock and roll, sexism, and in some cases, the general discontent of young people. In fact, Dodge’s advertising slogan, “Join the Dodge Rebellion” was based on American youths’ collective sentiment. While ads in the late 1960s contained plenty of technical data, both print and television ads also included shapely young females, often striking poses or using language considered suggestive in that time. Muscle car ads often showed acceleration time trials at drag strips. By the end of the decade, some print ads featured distorted drawings of muscle cars with a strong psychedelic vibe. Early in the 1970s three things conspired to kill the muscle car. First, insurance companies began charging high premiums on anything that even smelled like a high performance car, especially when owned by a young male. Second, the Environmental Protection Agency enacted restrictions on tailpipe emissions that high compression engines with long duration camshafts could not meet. Third, the oil embargo of 1973 drove up fuel prices and led to gasoline rationing. For its midsized offerings, Detroit abandoned muscle in favor of personal luxury, and it ramped up its production of small, fuel-efficient cars. The sudden shift to small cars also opened the door for a number of Asian imports. Ads of the day touted technical data and arguably skewed EPA mileage estimates while promising either fun or affordable luxury. Television and radio advertising typically incorporated some sort of catchy jingle, such as Chevrolet’s, “Baseball and hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.” And who can forget Ricardo Montalban singing “Volare!” while hawking Plymouth’s car of the same name and Chrysler’s Rich Corinthian Leather? Disco had become popular, and many ads featured models appropriately dressed for a night on the town. Men with long hair and wearing bell-bottoms are as out of fashion now as the faux woodgrain that adorned many of the cars depicted in ads from that era. The 1980s saw a move to more studio photography in car advertising. Trick lighting played off the crisp, sharp lines of cars such as Camaros and Mustangs, evoking a lust for such models in those who viewed them. By the middle of the decade, performance would slowly make its way back into the new car arena thanks in no small part to the widespread use of computer controlled port fuel injection, and in some cases, turbochargers. Carroll Shelby, Walker Evans, and a host of other racing celebrities were featured in period advertising. Generally speaking, from the 1990s to present we have witnessed a gradual shift away from racing and technical data. Is this due to motorists no longer caring about such things? Possibly. Bland SUVs and midsize four-door sedans that are virtually indistinguishable from one make to another may also be to blame. Today, frequent car advertising themes include safety, financing, and image, all of which are telling of our times. The technology incorporated into modern cars makes them safer than ever. Safety ratings are a strong sales point. In the past, manufacturers advertised their MSRP—Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. These days, most Americans have a lower percentage of disposable income than they once did. Consequently, they shop by monthly payment and not by purchase price. Most television commercials show only the monthly payment or finance rate. Seven-year car loans are becoming the norm. Finally, many car ads promote a certain image. Whether it’s the best man who has everything under control at his buddy’s wedding, the women who have to quickly exchange a pink cake for a blue cake before a mutual friend’s baby shower, or the urban chipmunks in the Kia Soul commercials, nothing is said about the car, its features or its capabilities. Instead, the focus is on how one might be perceived by others for owning such a car. This represents a total shift in advertising focus from appealing to our practical minds to appealing to our emotions. I can’t predict how automotive advertising will change in the years to come, but I believe that future automotive enthusiasts will likely get a glimpse into our lives and times by studying our car ads. 7


EVENT SPOTLIGHTS

Cars & Coffee at Uncle Ricky’s Coffee is the high octane beverage for many people. It’s a morning pick-me-up. Well, why not combine a morning cup of joe and a hearty breakfast and make it an event for cruisers? Uncle Ricky’s outdoor Tiki Bar and restaurant has a twice-monthly C&C where car enthusiasts enjoy a great breakfast and great camaraderie. A group of friends called “The Guys” stopped by and took some time to enjoy this gathering for a Saturday morning of great cruising weather. The cars and coffee theme has several locations in the South Jersey area and it’s nice to go and have a meal and take out the ride for a relaxing start to the day. — Text and photos by Ben Notaro

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Where Trucks Rule Car owners appreciate that there are many types of activities in the car hobby. The cruisers have their shows and gatherings, the sport car crowd has their various events and let’s not forget the truck guys and gals. Recently the Inspira Health Network and KSR Motorsports teamed up and held a monster truck event at the local race track in Millville, N.J. One does not realize the size and sophistication of the rides until one gets up front and personal with these rides. In a few words: they are big. The spectators got a great show watching theses behemoths fly high when hitting sand mounds and spitting huge rooster tails of dirt when doing donuts for the crowd. Also on hand was a jet-powered dragster that was on display and then at the end of the night it was on the grounds for a display of flames and roars. Inspira Health Network knows the correct medicine for a cool summer night. They and KSR were just what the doctor ordered. — Text and photos by Ben Notaro


National Night Out During the month of August, communities around the country celebrate an event called the National Night Out, a gathering usually presented by the local police departments and designed to make us all aware that we are a big team that can make a difference in our town’s safety by working together. In many cities across the country, cool cars are invited to come out and enjoy the festivities with the NNO events. One such city is Vineland located in Southern New Jersey. The National Night Out in the city of Vineland included free food, demonstrations and activities for the whole family. It was a great way to show the community that law enforcement officials are also fellow citizens that live and work in a town. Let’s not forget that the public servants in law enforcement are everyday people, too. By the way, many of them are also car and cycle enthusiasts. Support your local police and enjoy these special events cops and rodder style.

6th Annual Chicken Run Cedarville is a neat little town of fewer than one thousand residents, nestled between some of South Jersey’s larger cities. Cedarville also has a car cruise and chicken barbeque gathering on the grounds of the local fire company called the Chicken Run that attracts a very large cruisin’ car crowd. This year’s cruise saw nearly 140 rides and was a fundraising BBQ that was geared to helping the fire company restore their 1941 Diamond T fire truck. It was a hot summer day where you could cool off with a delicious chicken BBQ meal and help a group of dedicated fire fighters restore their precious classic fire truck – all the ingredients for a fun time as well as bringing people out from the community and beyond. — Text and photos by Ben Notaro

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27th Annual Downtown Millville Car Show Every car show has its unique personality and each year for 27 years the city of Millville has put on a really great car get-together. The city has teamed up with the Cruisin’ Classics Car Club to put on an event that fills the center of town. This show draws hundreds of rides that look right at home in the quaint avenue of shops and eateries along the city’s main thoroughfare on High Street. DJ Chris Randazzo (WVLT 92.1 FM) filled the air with music that brought one back to the good old days. There was no lack of selection of food and vendors at this cool car gathering. You always can count on the city of Millville to put out its best hospitably to the cruisers and the spectators at this center city show. This was a place where cars and spectators came out and were able to enjoy a fine show and a showcase of downtown community businesses. — Text and photos by Ben Notaro

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Salute to Our Veterans Cruise 2017 Mother Nature has a way of making some days very special. One such day was in late August when the 10th annual Salute to Our Veterans Cruise took place. Cool skies and a spirit of camaraderie among the car guys and gals was motivation to come out for the benefit of the veterans who reside at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland, N.J. Over 300 cars and 200 motorcycles were in attendance. — Text and photos by Ben Notaro


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Hey Gang, Well, can you believe it, summer is behind us and a great fall cruising season is still ahead, so don’t miss out. Word has it that Harry Fleming is going to produce another Pumpkin Run for 2017 at a new location. Check out Ben Notaro’s column in this magazine for more details. Harry is always thinking. Let me also take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, healthy and joyful holiday season which is approaching rapidly. Remember all the important things in life. I would also like to thank all the cruisers for their cards, emails and well wishes on my recent illness. I missed almost five weeks of this great cruising season, however, things are looking up and I am ready to get back out there. So, down to business: if you want to host a car show or cruise, there are many things to consider before you attempt to jump in with both feet. Car clubs have been doing this for years and know the process, but for all the church groups, fire companies, colleges, etc., it’s not as simple as one may think. Our club website gets many requests to set up a show or cruise with a date that’s only four weeks away. Well, let me put it in simple terms. It can’t be done. First of all, most novice groups don’t even know the difference between a show and a cruise. Let me explain. A cruise can be one of two options. Most of the time a cruise is a free event without registration costs, and no trophies. You simply go and park, show your car and enjoy the festivities. Cruise can also mean meeting at point “A” and “cruising” to point “B” – also usually free. A show is a completely different animal. Shows require registration of your car with a fee, trophies, food, music, door prizes and more. Both events take tremendous planning, not something that can be set up in four weeks. Most clubs plan their events a year in advance and this is why. First off you must find a venue willing to host an event. Next you need to pick a date for your event that doesn’t conflict with other events in your area. This may seem easy but believe me it’s not. You will hurt each other’s attendance. Fliers about your event must be produced letting everyone know if it’s a cruise or a show, time of event, cost if any, rain date, what type of cars and so on. You must get your event listed in this magazine or websites for all to see. Many groups attend car shows and pass out their fliers for more exposure. You need to make sure you have insurance, coordinate DJs, etc. All these items come with a cost to the event host. Cruisers, do you see why you sometimes have to pay $5-$20 to show your car? So here’s the deal: if you’re thinking about hosting a show or cruise in 2018, now is the time to start preparing. On paper it may not seem like a lot, but once you get rolling you will find that things aren’t that easy. Hey, if it was easy everybody would be doing it. Finally, let’s not lose sight of why we participate in this wonderful hobby. It’s all about having fun. Keep On Cruisin’…Bill Nese

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My 2017 Memories Snapshots As the season comes to a close my memories of this year’s car activities are amazing. Beginning in April with the Dead Rodz Revival, I met the president of the group Luscious Ladies, Jackie Von Spanks. Jackie is with the New York Chapter. They began as a modeling group but soon became a social club for the retro lifestyle. The Luscious Ladies attend all related vintage and retro lifestyle events. They have eight chapters and are working toward expanding worldwide. If you are interested in becoming a Luscious Lady each chapter hosts a casting calling once a year. Check them out at thelusciousladies.com. As the weather got warmer, we had to cope with some rain dates and heat waves. But through it all we had fun finding ways to keep cool. Wildwood was popular with The Race of Gentleman on the beach, and the Classic Car Show on the boardwalk was fun, too. In my travels I got to know some new car clubs like The Blacktop Villains CC and South Jersey Noise Makers. These car clubs are still going strong. Even if you aren’t in the rockabilly lifestyle or vintage lifestyle we are in a lifestyle of the love of cars. I would like to thank my vintage friends for all my new memories this season. Don’t forget keep your windows down so you can wave to me as I cruise on by in my newly-completed Chevy truck. Like me on Facebook at Trixie Cherrybomb.

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

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Third Saturdays (Sept. 16, Oct. 21) Cruzin’ Fox Run Fox Run Shopping Ctr. Rt. 40 & Rt. 72, Bear, DE Handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome. Oct. 21 event is fall festival. Info: Mike @ (302) 757-3664 Third Sundays (Sept. 17; Oct. 15) House of Brews American Grill House of Brews Old Blackhorse Pike, Turnersville, NJ 12-3pm Music, food discounts, 50/50, door prizes, give-a-ways, trophies and more. All vehicles welcome. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, vendors welcome, charity. Info: Drew @ (856) 318-1260; nostalgiaknights.com Every Monday (Sept. 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27) Mighty Joe’s Cruise Nights 1231 Rt. 206, Shamong, NJ 08088 Every Monday year-round. Info: 609-268-0303 Every Tuesday (Sept. 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) Rita’s Cruise Nights Rita’s Water Ice Next to K-Mart Exit 37 off Rt. 50/301, Stevensville, MD 5-8pm Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, vendors welcome. Info: (410) 643-5572; kentislandcruisers.com

Tuesdays (Sept. 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) Cruise Night Evergreen Dairy Bar 1643 Route 70, Southampton, NJ 08088 Tuesday night at Evergeen Dairy Bar is Cruise Night. Cars, food, ice cream, and music. Handicap accessible, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome. Info: Chance Fenton @ (609) 654-8585; chancetfenton@gmail.com Wednesday & Saturday (Sept. 20; Oct. 14) South Jersey Region AACA Cruise Night Bobbitt Auto 595 Salem Quinton Rd., Salem, NJ 08070 5-8pm Monthly car cruise. Hot dogs and beverage for all drivers who bring out their antique auto. DJ Ed Counsellor spinning records. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, vendors welcome, charity. Info: Ray McFarland @ (609) 202-3906, sjraaca@gmail.com; sjraaca.com Third Wednesdays (Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Dec. 20) Monthly Cruise Andy’s Diner Ridge Pike, Norristown, PA 19428 5pm-close Open to all makes, models & bikes. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, vendors welcome. Info: Joe Michaels @ (215) 783-4403, joeyb0623@gmail.com


EVENT LISTINGS Third Thursday (Sept. 21) Delaware Valley Road Runners Cruise Nights Falls Township Community Park 9125 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, PA 19054 6pm 20 plaques each month to best cars. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, charity, vendors welcome. Info: Len @ (215) 510-6629, Lenpribish@hotmail.com; delawarevalleyroadrunners.com Thursdays (Sept. 21; Oct. 19) 2017 Cruise Nights Home Depot Cross Keys Bypass RD & NJ-42 Sicklerville, NJ Info: 609-320-9941 Every Thursday (Sept. 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) Cruising at the Shore Jersey Cape Cruisers McDonald’s parking lot Rio Grande, NJ 7-9pm Event is weather permitting. All vehicles welcome. Info: Rick Pearson @ 609-886-2198 Fourth Friday (Sept. 22) Pitman 4th Friday Cruise-In Pitman, NJ 5-8pm Park at the park. No fee, trophies, open to all makes and more. Info: Bill @ 856-589-1941 Fourth Wednesdays (Sept. 27) Mullica Hill Get Together Rt. 77 next to post office, Mullica Hill, N.J. 5-8pm Handicap accessible, food, all vehicles welcome. Info: (609) 202-0437 Saturday (Sept. 30) Cruise for the Troops Main Street Shopping Center Bartlett Ave. and Rt.100, Exton, PA 19341 5-8pm Top Dead Center Motor Club. All makes and years. No entry fee but cash donations and non-perishables for troops stationed overseas or in veterans hospital accepted. All vehicles welcome, charity. Info: Joe O’Fria: (484) 206-5109, tdcmotorclub@gmail.com; tdcmotorclub.com First Thursday (Oct. 5) Don’s Tree Farm Cruise Night 6396 Hickman Road, Greenwood, DE 19950 5-9pm Relaxed. No competition. Just food, fun and friends. Info: (302) 349-0555; DonsTreeFarm.com

GREATER WOODBINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE First Saturdays (Oct. 7; Nov. 4) Cruise Nights at DQ Dairy Queen Main Street, Millsboro, DE 6-9pm First Saturdays. Handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome. Info: Rusty @ (302) 934-7377 First Saturday (Oct. 7) Corvette Club of Northern Delaware Show & Cruise Pike Creek Shopping Center Delaware 4-8pm Street rods, classics, antique, race, trucks, no entry fee; for charity. Info: Bob Avery @ (302) 887-6577 Thursdays (Oct. 12, 26; Nov. 9, 23) Nifty 50’s Cruise Nifty 50’s 4670 Rt. 42, Turnersville, NJ 6-9pm Handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome. Info: Sue @ (609) 502-3736 Oct. 14 (Saturday) Cruise Night Presented by 301 Plaza Restaurant 301 Plaza & Restaurant 921 Middletown-Warwick Rd., Middletown, DE 19709 5-8pm All makes and model cars are welcome. No trailers in show area. No burnouts. Family-friendly, free, food, fun, for charity, handicap accessible, music and more. Info: LaBarre Everette @ (302) 983-6966, carshows4nonprofit@gmail.com Third Friday (Oct. 20) Rack’s Pub & Grill Cruise Rack’s Pub & Grill 2021 N. Blackhorse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 5-8pm Free cruise, trophies, music, discounts on food, 50/50, and more. All vehicles welcome. Handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, charity. Info: Bill Nese @ (609) 381-3249, bn67fairlane@gmail.com; nostalgiaknights.com Nov. 4 (Saturday) Fox Run Toy Cruise Fox Run Shopping Ctr. Rt. 40 & Rt. 72, Bear, DE 12-3pm Admission is one unwrapped toy. Handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome, for charity. Info: Mike @ (302) 757-3664

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Sept. 17 (Sunday) Blades Car Show #14 Cannon St. &5th St., Blades, DE 9am-3pm Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome. Info: bvfd @: (302) 629-4896 Sept. 17 (Sunday) Westwood Fire Co. Car Show Westwood Fire Co. 1403 Valley Road, Coatesville, PA 19320 4th annual car show with bingo, door prizes, chicken BBQ, peoples’ choice awards, dash plaques. Registration $10 per car. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome, trophies. Info: David Leary @ (610) 304-9983, firedave_firedave@yahoo.com Sept. 17 (Sunday) Alzheimer’s Benefit Car & Truck Show Frederick MVA 1601 Bowman’s Farm Road, Frederick, Maryland 21701 10am-4pm Open to all car and truck makes. Gates open 8 am. Rain date: Oct. 1. Car registration and spectator admission are by donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. Features an auction at noon of donated items, trophies for top 30 vehicles, special awards, door prizes, dash plaques, moon bounce for kids, raffles, music, vendors, Shell gas card giveaway, more. Info: Ed Z @ (301) 514-2207, 567hmccc@comcast.net


EVENT LISTINGS Sept. 21-24 (Thursday-Sunday) Fall Boardwalk Classic Car Show Boardwalk at Wildwood, NJ 10am-3pm Open to any make or model, manufactured on or before 1996 (must be 25-years-old or older). Info: 609-522-4546 Sept. 23 (Saturday) Condon Skelly 7th Annual Car Show Condon Skelly World Headquarters 1 Executive Drive, Moorestown, NJ 08057 10am-2pm Benefits the Travis Manion Foundation. Free food, drinks and entertainment. 200+ cars expected. All vehicles welcome, trophies. Info: Bruce Weed @ (800) 257-9496 x6017, bweed@condonskelly.com Sept. 23 (Saturday) Mobtown Greaseball Dundalk American Legion 3300 Dundalk Ave. Dundalk, MD 21222 11am-4pm 20th anniversary with hot rods, pin up contests and more. Info: 410-288-2297 Sept. 23 (Saturday) Novick Customer Appreciation Day Novick Auto Mall 808 N. Pearl st Rt 77, Bridgeton, PA 8am-3pm Music by Roadhouse, prizes, fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, all vehicles welcome. Info: Jerry @ (856) 200-1450 Sept. 23 (Saturday) Grant School PTO Classic Car Show School parking lot 100 Grant Ave, Dumont, NJ 07628 10am-3pm Classic car show fundraiser; $15 preregistration fee, proof of insurance required. Rain date Sept. 30. Info: Dawn O’Connor @ (201) 906-8275, grantpto2017@yahoo.com Sept. 24 (Sunday) Fall Fest 33rd Annual Car & Truck Show Easton Elks Lodge 509 Dutchman’s Lane, Easton, MD 21601 All makes and models welcome. Info: ccccofeatston.org

Sept. 24 (Sunday) Ride 4 Avi Springfield Columbian Club 60 Harvard St, Summit, NJ Join us for a continental breakfast, escorted motorcycle ride, family BBQ, children’s activities and live music by Zaire. Raffles and “best in” competitions. Fees $10-$25. Registration 10-11am, BBQ 1-4pm. Rain date: Oct. 1. Info: Kristen Akian @ (908) 918-0348 Sept. 24 (Sunday) Protecting the Thin Blue Line Custom Car/Bike Show 2017 Aston Firehouse 2900 Dutton Mill Rd, Aston, PA 19014 10am-4pm All proceeds will benefit Aston Township Police Dept. efforts to purchase upgraded vests for their officers and canines. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome. Info: Kelso @ (610) 304-1438, carshowteam@comcast.net Sept. 24 (Sunday) Sunday Afternoon Show at Ches-Del Ches-Del Restaurant 2120 DuPont Parkway, Middletown, DE 19709 11am-3pm Fee, food, music, all vehicles welcome, trophies. Info: Tony Lewis @ (302) 998-5951, comp1deej@yahoo.com; soulriderautoclubofdelaware.com Sept. 24 (Sunday) 22nd Annual Memories in the Grove Car Show Veterans Memorial Home 524 NW Blvd., Vineland, NJ 08360 9:00am-2:30pm All vehicles welcome, motorcycles free. $15 DOS. Over 40 trophies, door prizes, 50/50, music, food, vendors, Chinese auction, wheelchair races and much more. Dash plaques to the first 100 registered. Help support veterans. Fee, handicap accessible, kid friendly, all vehicles welcome. Info: Mark Fox @ (609) 805-2004; nostalgiaknights.com Sept. 24 (Sunday) Antique & Classic Car Show 3500 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 10am-4pm Judging until 3pm. Trophies at 3:30pm. Fire safety fair, open house, flea market, all cars welcome, free hot dogs and drinks, antique fire trucks, and more. Rain date Oct. 1. Info and applications: talleyvillefireco.org; Dan Kiley: 302-478-0843

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Sept. 24 (Sunday) Annual Car & Bike Show & Craft Fair 7111 Maple Ave., Union Ave to Pinsetter Bar & Bowl, Pennsauken, NJ 11am-4pm Kids activities, food, DJ, vendors, awards in every class. Info: Elwood Martz @ 856-665-1000 ex 151; emartz@twp.pennsauken.nj.us Sept. 24 (Sunday) Pennsauken Car, Bike & Craft Show Pinsetter Bar & Bowl 7111 Maple Ave., Pennsauken, NJ 11am-4pm Rain date is Oct. 1. Rev your engines! Hundreds of classic cars and bikes will be on display during the annual Pennsauken Car, Bike And Craft Show. The event also features the popular “Crafter’s Row,” with a wide variety of goods for sale. Sept. 30 (Saturday) Rolling Badges LE MC Car Show Westville Broadway, Westville, New Jersey, NJ 9am-3pm This is in conjunction with Westville Fall Festival. Fee $20 day of event. $50 gift card drawing giving out for every 10 vehicles. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome. Info: Rolling Badges LE MC @ (856) 556-0076, Rollingbadges.com Sept. 30 (Saturday) Car Show for a Cure Washington Township High School 519 Hurffville Cross Keys Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080 6th Annual Car Show for a Cure In Memory of Derek G. Schnapp. All proceeds go to the Sarcoma Foundation of America. Rain date Oct. 1. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome. Info: Jim Schnapp @ (856) 366-5034, jschnapp1@verizon.net Oct. 1 (Sunday) 14th Annual Car Show Col. Richardson H.S. 25230 Richardson Rd., Federalsburg, MD 21632 9am-3pm Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome, for charity. Info: Joe @: (443) 614-5745

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Oct. 1 (Sunday) NAPA Fall Charity Car Show Hammonton NAPA 301 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037 10am-2pm Open to all years, makes and models. Car registration is $5, which will be donated to the local food banks in Hammonton. Music from the ‘50s thru the ‘70s will be playing, 50/50 cash giveaway, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome. Info: Tony Sceia @ (609) 839-2239, Cruisin-Classics-Club@comcast.net Oct. 7 (Saturday) 3rd Annual Cars for Kacie Car Show Downingtown East High School 50 Devon Dr., Exton, PA 11am-3pm Rain date is Oct. 8. Open to all sports cars, antiques, street rods and trucks, custom cars, and more. Top 30 awards. Day of show registration is 8-11am. Bake sale, 50/50, food and more. Info: carsforkacie.com Oct. 7 (Saturday) 2017 Wings & Wheels Airport Rt. 9 East, Georgetown, DE 9am-3pm Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome. Info: Denny @ (302) 875-9612 Oct. 14 (Saturday) Back In The Day Car Club 3rd Annual Pedricktown Day Car & Truck Show #1 Railroad Ave., Pedricktown, NJ 08067 Trophies, t-shirts, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome, for charity and more. Registration is 8-11am. Trophies at 2:30pm. Rain date Oct. 15, 8am- 2:30pm. Info: Alfonzo Dowe Sr.@ (609) 617-4835, adowesr@yahoo.com; backinthedaycarclub.com Oct. 14 (Saturday) 6th Annual Columbus Day Show Main Street, Woodbine, NJ 08270 9am-3pm Rain date Oct. 15. All vehicles must have a UL approved fire extinguisher. No alcoholic beverages. Cars, antiques, auto-related dealers welcome. Info: Lisa @ 609-780-3088


EVENT LISTINGS Friday-Sunday (Oct. 20-22) 2017 Club Race Events NJ Motorsports Park 8000 Dividing Ck Rd. Thunderbolt Track, Millville, NJ 08332 Jersey Road Racing Classic Performance Driving Expo - call for times. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, all vehicles welcome. Info: (856) 327-8000; sjr-scca.org Oct. 21 (Saturday) Halloween Car Show Falls Township Community Park 9125 Mill Creek Rd., Levittown, PA 19054 2-6pm Registration is $15. Food, music, hayride, all kids get a trophy, dash plaques to first 100 cars, best of, auction, for charity and more. Rain date Oct. 22, same time. Info: Len: (215) 510-6629, Lenpribish@hotmail.com; delawarevalleyroadrunners.com Oct. 21 (Saturday) Horsepower by the Bay Shore Medical Center Bay Avenue, Somers Point, NJ 08244 10am-2pm 3rd annual event featuring antiques, classics, and more; flea market, food, trophies, dash plaques and more. For charity. Info: Kirk Gerety @ (609) 204-6523, coupe1956@aol.com Oct. 22 (Sunday) Smithville Corvette Show Smithville 615 E. Moss Rd., Absecon, NJ 8am-3pm Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, trophies. Rain date is Oct. 29. Info: Steve @ (609) 817-3165 Oct. 28 (Saturday) Beers & Gears Delaware Park Casino 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19804 11am-4pm Open to all year, makes and models. Over 450 awards. Rain date is Oct. 29. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, all vehicles welcome, music, trophies. Info: Scott @ (302) 363-2086, TRISAWevents@gmail.com

Oct. 28 (Saturday) Kent Island Cruisers Annual Halloween Show Kent Island VFD 1610 Main Street, Chester, MD 21619 9am-3pm Annual car show that benefits the Kent Island VFD. Trophies for cars “dressed up” along with regular show trophies. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome, for charity, vendors welcome. Info: Bob Sitar @ (443) 496-2887, bchevy7@ yahoo.com; kentislandcruisers.com Nov. 4 (Saturday) 11th Annual Salute the Troops Car & Bike Show Rose Tree Park 1681 North Providence Rd., Media, PA 19063 Donations-only show that supports the troops. Handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, all vehicles welcome, trophies, for charity. Info: Tom Manning @ (610) 329-2830, socref6211@aol.com; delcocruisers.org Dec. 2-3 (Saturday-Sunday) East Coast Indoor Nationals Maryland St Fairgrounds Cow Palace 2200 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093 Hand-picked vehicles on display. Fee, handicap accessible, food, kid friendly, music, trophies, vendors welcome. Info: Dan: (717) 269-2625

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Welcome to the end of our show season. Let’s take a look back at some shows and critique a bit. Some shows were discontinued this year – unfortunately a fact of life. Times and rules change, and what was once the norm 10 years ago isn’t now. We’ve seen it all: once upon a time, race tracks were miles through the woods but are now built up and we have to be conscientious about noise.

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Show organizers, let’s take a look at your shows from this year: 1. Were there lines at the port-a-johns? Were they clean? 2. Food lines. Did your custard stand or burger joint provide extra help at the event? 3. Was parking organized or hap-hazard? 4. Was registration easy and quick? 5. Did cars overheat? 6. Were the awards on time? 7. Did you say “thank you” to people as they left your event? These may seem like minor details but people notice, and they talk. So avoid some grief and look into these things because the more organized an event is, the more it gets noticed. Let’s not get silly – remember we are adults and we should act like it. Meanwhile, a lot is happening during the off season, and we all have plans (or hopes) to improve our toys or to look for different ones. Let’s face it…we are always looking. We are almost to the point where we don’t see traffic, but we will see an old vehicle half-hidden behind a house. Another note: In this day and age of the possibility of people suing as a result of something happening at an event, make sure you or your clubs are insured. In the past we’ve seen cars crash though entrance gates, irresponsible drivers losing control while showing off, and other crazy events. Anything is possible, so why take a chance? My suggestion is to talk to other clubs and find the best deal possible. One last thing about show flyers: 1. Ask around because there are some great printing deals out there. 2. Check your information. Get a non-car person to read you flyer. 3. Include zip codes, a contact person and a day-of-show phone number. 4. Provide directions for people who have no clue about the area your event is located. Thank you for listening to my rantings. See you at the Inter-Club Meeting on Feb. 11, 2018.

Larry Lazareff Cell: 856-297-5012 after 6pm • larrylazareff@gmail.com

By Ben Notaro • red63vetnj@comcast.net Have you ever had one of those events where you wait for a certain time of year to come around, and then patiently wait for that special day? You know, it’s like waiting for Christmas. Take for instance Fleming’s Pumpkin Run. As many of you already are aware, the Fleming’s Pumpkin Run has now ceased to be held at the Fleming’s Auto Yard. For those in the know, there was a letter that the Fleming’s team put out stating the reasons for the cessation of this event. It’s a sad day for those who looked forward to this one of a kind car gathering. My point is that many car events seem to have a life of their own. There are very few car gatherings that seem to wear well the test of time. For the 21 years of the Pumpkin Run it was deemed (as per Fleming’s) successful and the community presumably seemed to fail to realize all of the positive things that this show in its location brought out. A few hours of inconvenience would be a fair price to pay for a lifetime of memories and potential financial gain to the town and surrounding area. So when you see your favorite car show or cruise fade into the memories of your collective car participation activities, remember that sadly, not all of them last forever. As for the Flemings team, they can feel good in the comfort of generating 21 years of smiles and memories for the thousands and thousands of people who came out to the run at the “yard.” That holds true for many shows and cruises that may no longer be being produced. However, there is word that a new Pumpkin Run will be held by Upper Township in Cape May County, N.J., at one of their parks. It’s a great idea to keep the spirit of the run alive and well. As for this old writer and many old school Pumpkin Run fans though, there is only one original Fleming’s Pumpkin Run. Department of Correction: Last month I plugged a radio show called “The Racing Line with Bill and Geoff.” Sadly, my column went out before I was made aware of the passing of one of the hosts, Geoffrey Hall. Geoff can be described in one word: as a gentleman. I knew Geoff and extend my condolences on his passing. His radio partner Bill VonSuskil will continue on with the show. Department of Authenticity: Is a new show that is named after an old show the same as the old show if it carries the name but not the location and (unique qualities) of the old show? Department of Land and Management: Have you noticed that more and more car show and cruises are being held in not-so-traditional locations? Cool!

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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There are lots of car activities to enjoy between now and the dead of winter. Enjoy them, in good health and spirit, as we get into the tail end of the cruising season of 2017.


10th Annual

Saturday, October 7, 2017 10 am – 4 pm Delaware Coastal Airport Georgetown, DE • Friday evening Big Band Dinner Dance • WWII “Special Event” featuring Historic Veteran Heroes • Vintage Fly In • All Day Entertainment • Plane Rides • Craft Vendors • Pilot Competition • Car Show • Fort Miles Exhibits and More!!! Brought to you in part by:

For more details and vendor info go to www.wings-wheels.com or contact the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at 302-856-1544.


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