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Writer, Frank Adkins’ 1968 Dodge Dart at a rest stop in Maine.

Tending to the Bucket List When the road called, our writer went where it led – in the driver seat of his ’68 Dart Text and photos by Frank Adkins

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ar people tend to be sentimental folks who don’t always operate within the constraints of conventional thinking. On the whole we are intelligent, rational and responsible, but there’s that “other side” of our collective psyche that seems irrational to most folks—those who don’t “get” the car thing. It would be difficult to justify to your financial advisor why you pour money into that old car which occupies your garage, wouldn’t it? But truth be told, your financial advisor likely has a vice or two of his own, such as a penchant for travel or watercraft. Even those everyday people who don’t understand our car addiction usually have addictions of their own such as sports, NASCAR, horses, etc. Nearly everyone is into something, but what remains constant is that the connections are purely emotional. We seek those things that bring us joy. As an older, wiser man once told me, “Everybody needs a reason to get up in the morning.” I know I am not a conventional thinker. Too often, the crazier an idea sounds, the more appealing I find it. I do those things that make me happy as long as they don’t impact others negatively, and I’m fortunate to have a wife who thinks the same way. So when I proposed the trip I’m about to share with you, Kristy understood fully. She wanted no part of it, but she understood. The story begins in 1994, three years before Kristy and I met. My first wife and I were on our first real vacation. She wanted to go to Cape Cod and I wanted to go to Maine, so we compromised; we spent a few days in each location. Strapped for cash as young couples often are, I hitched our hand-me-down camper to my built-from-junk Dodge truck and 6

northward we rolled. I didn’t know it at the time, but it would be our only vacation. We separated the following year. When I was 14, I had spent a week canoeing the rivers and lakes of northern Maine with my Boy Scout troop. There has never been a place to which I have felt more connected. It’s strange to feel homesick for somewhere that I have never lived, but there is no other way to describe the feeling that washes over me when I think of Maine’s beauty. Now, 15 years later, I was returning for the first time. At the campground near Bangor we gathered several flyers and tri-folds that advertised area attractions. One pamphlet was from a gentleman who offered evening moose watching tours. He operated out of a wilderness outfitter’s store in Greenville, approximately 70 miles north-west of Bangor via Rt. 15. Halfway to Greenville we passed a long covered bridge spanning the Piscataquis River just to the left of Rt. 15. Of course we stopped for photos. Right then I decided that I wanted to take a picture of my ’68 Dart on that bridge someday. The Dart has been in my family since my aunt and uncle bought it new in the fall of 1967. Originally equipped with a 273 two-barrel and column-shifted automatic transmission, it served them well until 1977. Then my oldest cousin Becky took the wheel. She and my cousins Richard and David ran the car hard for the next four years until the timing chain jumped. The resulting engine damage sidelined the Dart. I acquired it in March, 1983 during my senior year in high school. I transplanted a Slant Six and three-speed manual


Lowe’s Bridge in Sangerville, Maine

transmission, followed months later by a modified Slant Six and a four-speed. It remained in that configuration until two years ago, when a mild 340 supplanted the Slant Six. My Dart saw me through automotive school, several jobs, a couple of girlfriends, and the transition into adulthood. It has been with me through every phase of my life ever since. Today it can easily transport me back to my younger years. The longer I spend behind the wheel, the younger I become. It was another decade before I returned to Maine, and by then Kristy and I had been married for several years. She had never been there, but she fell in love with the natural beauty just as I had. Since then, we have returned as often as possible—usually every year or two. We have explored most of central Maine, and we have visited that same covered bridge a number of times. A sign identifies it as Lowe’s Bridge. Still, I dreamed of photographing the Dart on the bridge, but we didn’t want to drive it there on vacation. The rustic motel where we normally stay has a long, steep gravel driveway. We also drive dozens of miles of dirt roads to see moose. We are not willing to curtail our usual vacation activities for fear of stone chips, but we’re equally unwilling to damage the car. In recent years we have discussed relocating to Maine. We have wanted to take a wintertime trip there to see the land at its worst, but we have never been able to coordinate our vacation time near the holidays. Consequently, last winter I spent a few days there alone. While I was there, I looked at several properties for sale. Certain listings mentioned that those properties were seasonal, and soon I learned what that meant. Generally, any road that is paved is considered a main road, and they are well-plowed. Many of the dirt roads are cleared of heavy snow, but others remain untouched. The properties on the unplowed roads are simply not accessible during the winter. Several months and many trips later, we found a parcel on a paved road that we liked. Coincidentally, it is about five miles from Lowe’s Bridge. We settled in September, and our transaction was completed via e-mailed forms and overnight mail. In fact, we never actually met the realtor, settlement agent, or the seller. Because the realtor’s office was located 40 miles away in Bangor, we couldn’t assume that he had removed his “for sale” signs afterward. If the signs remained, they would present an open invitation for others to explore the property. Early in the last week of October, the weather forecast called for a stretch of clear weather spanning that Friday afternoon through Sunday. I scheduled Friday as a vacation

day, and I headed for Maine early that morning alone in the Dart. Because I was driving solo, I saw no need to book a motel room. I hoped to reach Low’s Bridge in time to snap some photos while there was still sufficient daylight, and then I would go to our property. I would back the car off the road, remove the signs if they were still present, and spend the night in a sleeping bag on the ground. The next morning, I would head for home and arrive by evening. If I encountered trouble along the way, Sunday would be my fallback day. Driving 1400 miles alone in a 50-year-old car for more than two days seemed just crazy enough to be appealing. At exactly 5 o’clock Friday morning I rolled out of our driveway in southern Delaware. Traffic moved well until I reached gridlock in northern New Jersey. Connecticut also held the expected traffic headaches, but otherwise I made good time. As is my usual practice when traveling, I maintain a brisk pace and I stop only when the gas gauge dictates that I do so. Consequently, I reached the Maine state line by mid-day. Because central Maine is both north and east of the mid-Atlantic region, the sun remains in the southern sky during that time of the year, and it sets earlier than it does here at home. I reached Low’s Bridge at about 3 p.m., but the shadows were already growing long. I snapped several photos of the Dart and then continued to our property. A few days’ worth of storms had cleared out that morning, but not until five inches of rain had fallen. I backed into the gravel clearing that had been a logging road some years earlier, only to discover that I had parked in standing water. Obviously, I couldn’t camp there. I decided to drive to Merritt Marina, located on the bank of Sebec Lake, which was at the end of our road less than a mile away. There I took several more photos. Finally, I headed to Bangor to take a couple of shots of the car at Stephen King’s radio station. By then, the sun hung low in the south-western sky. Afterward I drove a few blocks to McDonald’s for dinner and to decide where to spend the night. I should mention that the car sparked conversations at nearly every gas station where I stopped. Men, women, and teenagers all shared enthusiastic comments about it. One woman asked to take a photo of it. As I drove through Skowhegan, two boys about 10 years old bolted across their front yard toward me and shouted, “Nice car!” as I rumbled past. I was shocked! Halloween was a few days away, but it was being celebrated early there. As I sat perched on my stool at the tiny bar-like table inside the Bangor McDonald’s, children in colorful costumes exchanged chatter with their parents over Big Macs and Happy Meals. I was savoring my McChicken when I remembered that there was a rest area on the interstate nearly 200 miles to the south and not far from the New Hampshire state line. I decided to go there and sleep for a few hours before continuing my trek home. However far I made it that night would be that much less distance I would have to cover the next day. Furthermore, if I encountered trouble, starting for home early might prove beneficial. When I reached the rest area, I wasn’t sleepy. I filled the tank and pressed on. A couple of hours later I stopped at the first rest area on the Massachusetts Turnpike for a cup of coffee, but again I kept rolling. From Massachusetts I took I-84 through Connecticut and into New York. Construction on I-84 and a detour on the Sawmill Parkway slowed my progress, but I continued toward the Tappan Zee Bridge. I decided I would stop for a nap at the first rest area on the Garden State Parkway; however, as I neared it, I still wasn’t tired. In fact, I didn’t become drowsy until I reached Milford, Del. With only 10 miles to go, I yawned and settled in for the last short stretch. Although I hadn’t intended to complete the entire trip virtually non-stop, that’s how it turned out— even crazier than I had planned! I reached our home at 4:48 Saturday morning, having traveled 1394 miles in 23 hours and 48 minutes, alone, in a 50-yearold car, and without incident. Furthermore, I had removed the “for sale” signs from our property, which was my justification for the trip. But those accomplishments paled in comparison to having finally achieved a goal that had remained on my bucket list for 24 years. Sometimes, it’s best to ignore conventional thinking and strive to fulfill those persistent dreams no matter how crazy they seem. Acting on those deep-rooted, longharbored desires can prove more gratifying than you think. 7


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Wildwood Boardwalk Classic Car Show

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Gyro Fest & Car Show

There is something special about the shore points. For example: the smell of the salt air. Then there is the sound of the roar of the ocean waves as they gently roll in and out. One can also hear the sounds of high power engines and smell of the sweet fragrance of high octane fuel and fun. Now where can all of this be found, you may ask? This weekend car blast takes place at the Wildwood, N.J., Boardwalk Classic Car Show that has taken place in late September for nearly the past 30 years. The car show drew near one thousand rides for a multistate area, from street rods to street machines to full blown customs. One can also say that the weather gods were shining on the shore with absolutely perfect weather for everyone to enjoy. You may want to circle your calendar this year for the show in September and book a room early. Fine rides and South Jersey seashore fun is a high performance weekend on anyone’s calendar.

One of the best ways to blend delicious cultural food and cool classic rides is to have a car show. Now you say that food is a given in most car events but when the car show is held at a Greek church hall where the cuisine is homemade and there are lots of fine rides, then you have a real event. Even our motorcycle friends came out to enjoy the day along with the car crowd. The third annual Gyro Fest and Car Show was held at Saint Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church last September. This event turned out to be a charm with great attendance by the car owners and a chance to enjoy Greek dishes that made one feel like they were in the Mediterranean. One lucky raffle winner even won $500 toward the purchase of a new set of tires donated by a local tire distributor. It was a great event to bring out the car and savor the flavor of some old-world cooking. It doesn’t get any better on a mild autumn day.

— Text and photos by Ben Notaro

— Text and photos by Ben Notaro


Car Show for a Cure

Fabulous ‘50s Doo-Wop Fest Car Show

One can count on car enthusiasts to be as passionate about helping worthwhile causes as they are about enjoying the car hobby. One example is the 6th annual Car Show for a Cure. More than 180 rides of all makes and models came out to help the Sarcoma Foundation of America in its quest to raise funds to help find a cure for this disease. Speaking of rides: This year even saw some airplanes, full race cars and some miniature go-cart rides. This show would not be complete if it did not have some great entertainment, and that it did. Tunes by WVLT 92.1 FM’s own DJ Pepper Paul constantly filled the air. A large Chinese Auction was also featured with plenty unique items to bid on. With lots of vendors, a fine location at Washington Township High School in Sewell, N.J., and the support of the car community, Car Show for a Cure promoted awareness and raised funds for a worthwhile cause. If you would like donate to the Sarcoma Foundation check out carshow4acure.com or curesarcoma.org.

Doo-wop is a term that brings to mind songs of the 1950s and early ‘60s. It was a revolution in music that created an era of classic American songs and it made the tunes that came over the car radio tell a story from love to lost love. It was also a time of the emergence of the great American automobile. There was—and is—something special about pressing that button on the car radio or tuning in that chrome station knob to find that just-right tune. If you lived near an ocean, cruising to the shore with doo-wop tunes playing was a natural. One community at the Jersey shore is still churning out doo-wop, even in this day and age: Wildwood. Each year in mid-October this resort town holds a Fabulous ‘50s Fest where you can hear many original recording artists like Frankie Avalon, The Duprees and many more. You can also enjoy an outdoor festival and a cool car show. Cruisers can relish the sight of fine rides with the songs of classic rock and roll. As they say in the radio business...the hits just keep on comin’ – Cruising style.

— Text and photos by Ben Notaro

— Text and photos by Ben Notaro

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Home of the Free, Because of the Brave Car Show

Octoberfest Car Show & Beer Garden

Car events toward the end of a calendar year will be especially likely to donate to charities or individuals in need. The proprietor of auto repair and performance shop Hot Rod Garage chose to remember the military personnel and their families. Dan Murphy is the main man and owner of Hot Rod Garage, and wanted to help fill the pantry of the military families by organizing a car show at Rack’s Lounge and Restaurant in Williamstown, N.J. This day saw a nice turnout of rides of all descriptions, and owners donated their entry fee and also brought food items to be given to the food pantry at Fort Dix, N.J. A true feeling of giving to assist those who guard our freedoms and also assist their families was in the air. Car guys and gals from many car organizations seem to never forget the men and women who allow us to be the home of the free—because of the brave.

Autumn has a special quality of its own with a crispness in the air and chill that comes with the setting sun. It’s also a time where car events have a seasonal change of greenery or an autumn theme. One such event that heralded in autumn was staged by the fine members of the South Jersey Camaro Club. They held their Octoberfest Car Show & Beer Garden event at the Tilted Kilt Restaurant in Sicklerville, N.J. This event brought out nearly 100 rides of all descriptions. There were plenty of trophies available, too, and car owners were even treated to food discounts at the restaurant. A special highlight of the show was the vocal talent of one of the SJCC’s member singing along with the DJ. His talents were impressive. All in all, a fun time was had by all. The enjoyment of the car hobby is always in season.

— Text and photos by Ben Notaro

— Text and photos by Ben Notaro

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BEERS & GEARS 2018

Get revved up for brews and car fun at Delaware Park’s spring show

Hood Art Michelangelo had his Sistine Chapel, where he would lie on his back and render his exquisite art onto the ceiling. A true artist in his own right. Can you imagine if Mike was alive today and a certifiable car guy? Chances are he would be one heck of an airbrush artist or pin striper. Well, the hood of a cool car is always a great “canvas” for that modern day Michelangelo and these artists crank out some eye-popping work on a car’s hood…top, bottom or both. Here are a few shots of some hood art, and I really think ‘ole Mikey must be looking down from the heavens and wishing he could get into the action. — Text and photos by Ben Notaro

Speed into the new season with Delaware Park’s annual Spring Car Show on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The show is open to all years, makes and models in the following categories: rat rods, muscles, modern muscles, imports, trucks, hot rods, tuners, pro street, exotics and classics. New this year: pre-registered and day-of-show registration vehicles will use separate entry lanes. The first 500 cars are guaranteed a spot. Pre-register before May 4 for a registration fee of $10; cash or check are accepted (make checks payable to Scott Wolynetz; mail to him at 429 Corato Ct., Bear, Del., 19701). Day of show registration is $15 and cash only. This event is free for spectators and family- and pet-friendly. There will be a DJ spinning classics, Rolling Revolution food truck fare (available for purchase), and for show participants, more than 450 trophies awarded in all categories, an expanded show area and more. The first 500 car owners will receive dash plaques, plus there’s a club participation award. Trailer parking is available in the C-lot and all parking is on paved blacktop. The rain date is Sunday, June 3, rain or shine. Save the date for the fall show on Oct. 27. Delaware Park is at 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, Del., 19804. For more information, visit delawarepark.com or call 800-41-SLOTS. 11


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Hey Gang, Welcome to 2018! It seemed not that long ago we were leaving the 20th century and here we are, 18 years into a new one. For those of us born in a time when sock hops, hot rods and good ‘ole rock and roll were in, well, all I can say is, times have changed. I suppose this is why we love our hobby so much, it is a great reminder of our past and how we grew up. I’m reminded of my years growing up watching my father and some of my uncles tinker on cars, motorcycles, or for that matter, anything that had a motor. I learned many things back then, not because I was forced to, but because my Dad’s interest seemed to carry over to me. I guess it was in the genes. Sure, we played baseball, football, rode bikes, went to school, watched Andy Griffith, and so on, but we never spent hours on a telephone, iPad or computer. Oh, that’s right, we didn’t have those things! Like so many of you who grew up in those days, we learned by watching, listening and just simply hanging around the backyard garages. When I was 5-years-old, do you think I knew a screwdriver from a pair of pliers or a ratchet from a wrench? The simple answer is no, but by the time I was 8, every time Dad needed something I knew exactly what he wanted. It took a while but I learned them all and what they were used for. All this carried into fixing mechanical parts on cars, trucks, lawnmowers, go-carts, mini bikes and so on. By the time I was 10 or 12, I was taking small engines off mowers and go-carts and changing them for bigger motors to go faster. There are many of you out there that fall into this same scenario. Fast forward to today. What happened? Most young people have chosen different paths. Unfortunately, many of our youth don’t even come out of the house, simply because they are preoccupied by cellphones, computers, reality games – and don’t forget school work. Is that still in the equation? Those of us in this hobby love it because this is our past, but it is not the past of the new generation. We have been preaching for years to get young people involved in this hobby so that it can continue on. I agree one hundred percent. There is a certain percentage of youth out there that do admire our passion for these cars and would love to be involved, however, without the help of their elders, their pockets aren’t deep enough to be involved. Might there be a solution to this? I certainly don’t know. Heck, there are many things in this hobby that I can’t afford. On meeting nights I look out at the club members that make up our club and ask myself: Who will be there to take my place when I’m ready to retire as president? I see many members, however, I don’t see a willing member to continue the club in the future. So, whenever we can find young adults that have a desire to get involved, we should welcome them, teach them and bring them to a show. Most of all, please introduce them to me so I can sign them up with my club and prepare them for the president’s chair when I retire. 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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— Text & photos by Brenda Burns (aka Trixie Cherrybomb) & Gasket Goons Car Club

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Students from the auto body class at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology.

A New Era for Automotive Vocational Education

got involved with my local vocational school around 2014, when I heard the auto body class at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology was canceled. After speaking with the superintendent in August, I was told it wasn’t coming back. By Christmas of that school year my son and I attended their school board meeting. I was asked to join their advisory board, which I did. After the first meeting, I realized the school gives standardized tests to students coming to their school, so I said, “If you’re relying on a written test...the perfect students for auto body probably would struggle to pass your test. That’s me and most other guys in the auto body trade. Give me the kid who is not necessarily test-oriented, and I will make that kid a superstar in this trade. Their attention to detail is perfect for this trade.” The board lowered the entry score by two points and they said I was right because they were flooded with viable applicants. I increased the enrollment in the auto tech class by 33 percent – they had to hire another full-time instructor. My son and I are both graduates of that school and love the skill and knowledge we left there with and are very grateful for it. When I joined the advisory board, I was the fourth member—and obviously the new guy. Curt Silver, the instructor, told me about a website to check on school programs, AYES.org. I called four schools with very successful programs and their instructors all said their advisory boards had 25 members or more. I got in touch with a few friends of mine in the auto trade who joined me, and we became the largest advisory board in the school. Things started to happen: My friend Bill Baitzel is the factory rep in the tristate area for Hyundai USA and the company ended up donating a brand new Hyundai Genesis. My son and I wanted to teach the kids about auto restoration and our efforts got a major boost when Diane Fitzgerald, from Restoration Preservation Mentorship

(RPM), flew in from Chicago to inform the administration at our advisory board meeting about a successful program at East Valley Institute of Technology in Arizona. After that meeting, the school allowed us to start an after-school car club…but there was no money and a teacher would have to stay after with us. The faculty volunteered, and my son and I donated our time. I brought my own personal projects and supplies and materials. The project that I brought was my ‘71 Chevy pickup and the kids assembled a brand new bed and sanded all the parts. They also cleaned and painted the frame, radiator support and inner fenders. The students also learned panel alignment and the updating of door mechanisms. The school year ended before we could complete the truck, but at least it looked complete for the photo-op at the end of the year. This year’s project is a ‘69 Chevelle, which needs every piece of metal. It’s very rough, so I hope they have a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Our advisory board at ACIT has been asked to join the Salem County Vo-Tech (located in New Jersey) advisory board as well to help with their auto program, which we did. I’m fortunate to be serving with many smart guys from this trade. Soon, we meet with Senator Steve Sweeney, an advocate of vocational education. You can keep up with all the progress on Facebook at Truman Muscle Car Parts. I would like to encourage all who work in the trades to get involved with the vocational schools in your area. They can benefit from your expertise. — John Truman is a professional auto restoration specialist and has been involved in the automotive trade for over 30 years. He is an advocate of the preservation of educational training in the automotive trades. 15


AND THE CDML COMMITTEE Present the

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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Landis Avenue • Vineland, NJ Rain Date: Sunday, June 10th • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Staging Areas: Cunningham School East Avenue, Behind Sav-A-Lot between Delsea Drive and West Avenue

OPEN TO

All American Cars 1974 and Older NO FOREIGN CARS PERIOD Any American Made Vehicle after 1974 with MAJOR MODIFICATIONS

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 EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULES

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 UNTIL JUNE 8, 2018: MARVIN ASKINS 856-697-6306. CALL 856.200.1450 DAY OF CRUISE

Our Proud Sponsors: Ace Plumbing

Gallo Restorations

Sir Speedy

Allonardo Machine

Golden Corral

South Jersey Mustang Club

Battelini Transportation

Lilliston Ford

South Jersey Street Legends

Dobson Turf Management

Lou’s Scientific Grinding

Vertol

Fioochi Tire

Q Ball Billiards Lounge

Vineland Auto Electric

Friends of the Police

RJ’s Power Equipment

VM Glass Co.


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EVENT LISTINGS

PITTSGROVE DAY

CAR SHOW MAY 19, 2018 ALL CLASSIC CARS & TRUCKS WELCOME! FIRST 100 REGISTERED RECEIVE DASH PLAQUES

REGISTRATION 11am • $10 FEE CAR SHOW FROM NOON - 4PM

Green Branch Park, 299 Upper Neck Rd. Pittsgrove, NJ 08318

ALL DAY FUN! FREE ADMISSION!

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EVENT LISTINGS Every Monday Year-Round (April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11) Mighty Joe’s Cruise Nights Mighty Joe’s Gas Grill & Deli 1231 Rt.206, Shamong, NJ 08088 Cruise nights every Monday year-round Info: (609)268-0303 Every Wednesday Year-Round (March 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13) Cruise-In Car Show Behind McDonald’s and Holiday Inn 6180 Morgantown Rd. Route 10 at the PA turnpike, Exit 298, Morgantown, PA 19543 4-8pm Cruise-in every Wednesday night year-round. All clubs, car types, trucks, and motorcycles welcome. Come for a sneak preview inside Classic Auto Mall. Info: (610) 207-6100 Every Saturday (April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16) Cars & Coffee Hosted by High Octane South Jersey 550 Fellowship Rd. & Rt. 73, Mt. Laurel NJ 08054 All day High Octane South Jersey is a group where cars and coffee mix with friendships and a common love of the automobile. All vehicles welcome. Info: www.highoctanesj.com Every Second Wednesday (April 11; May 9; June 13) Blacktop Villains CC 2018 Cruise Nights Nifty Fifty’s 4670 Route 42, Turnersville, NJ 8012 All day. Info: Sue: (609) 502-3736, blacktopvillainscc@comcast.net April 14 (Saturday) Wheels of Thunder Springtime Cruise Walmart Shopping Center 1130 Highway 77, Bridgeton NJ 08302 9am-2pm Free admission. Open to all cars. info: Phil Hitchner @ (609) 805-5539 Every Second Saturday (April 14, 28; May 12, 26; June 16) Cruise Nights 301 Plaza Restaurant 921 Warrick Rd., Middletown, DE 5-8pm Cruise Nights at 301 Plaza Restaurant on 2nd Saturdays from April through October, except August from 5-8pm. Info: No contact info available.

Every Third Sunday (April 15; May 20; June 17) House of Brews Cruise House of Brews American Grill Walmart Plaza, Turnersville, NJ 12-3pm Free cruise every third Sunday starting in April. Food discounts, music, door prizes, give-a-ways, trophies, 50/50 and more. Handicap accessible, food, kids, music, all vehicles welcome, trophies. Info: Bill Nese @ (609) 381-3249, bn67fairlane@gmail.com April 19 (Thursday) DVRRCC Cruise Night Falls Township Community Park 9125 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, PA 19054 6-8:30pm 20 plaques every cruise night. Rain date: following Thursday Info: Len @ (215) 510-6629, lenpribish@hotmail.com Every Third Saturday (April 21; May 19; June 16) YCC Cruise Nights Fox Run Shopping Ctr. Route 40 and Route 72, Bear, DE All day All makes and model cars are welcome. No bow tie required. Info: Mike Wills or Warren Wills: (302) 757-3664.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 www.merchantvillecarshow.com This Year - Celebrating the Chevrolet Corvette!! South Jersey’s Most Beloved Show Is Back With New Features And Those Traditions You Have ComeTo Enjoy! * FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! * * LIVE MUSIC! GREAT FOOD! * * BEER GARDEN! DISC JOCKEY! * * CRAFTERS & VENDORS! GAMES! * * KIDS FUN ZONE & MUCH MORE! *

For Info on Participating, Sponsoring, or Vending Call Us: 856-617-1463 Email: merchantvillecarshow@gmail.com

1980 & Older and Corvettes of ALL Years!

Join Us For Our Annual Veterans Ceremony As We Honor

The F.W. Grigg Post 68 American Legion & All Those Who Served The Merchantville Car Show is a non-profit event with proceeds benefiting local programs and charities

Event Powered by: The Merchantville Task Force 1 West Maple Avenue

Held in downtown Columbia, PA Designated #13 out of the Top 20 Best Small Towns to Visit by The Smithsonian Magazine! Restaurants, pubs, antique shops and more within walking distance of the event!

April 22 &May 27 (Sunday) Hot Rod Garage Monthly Cruises Racks Pub & Grill Racks in Atco 286 Rt. 30 9am start at Racks in Atco, then at 11am the cruise begins to the destination at Racks in Williamstown. Door prizes and each cruise winner is awarded. Info: Dan @ (856) 417-2669 Fourth Sunday in April and Every Third Sunday Until October (April 22; May 20; June 17) Great American Car Cruise Walmart Plaza Old Black Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ All day Fifteen percent off food discounts, 50/50, music, trophies. Info: (856) 318-1260

Open to ALL Cars

$4,500

in cash & door prizes!

June 16, 2018

For registration forms & additional information, go to: www.PARivertowns.com or call 717-684-5249.

April 28 (Sunday) 2018 Car Shows & Cruise Nights Elks Lodge 502 Dutchmans Ln., Easton, MD 21601 9am-3pm Open to all make models and years. Rain date May 6. Dash plaques for all attending cars, vendors, and food. Info: (410) 739-8689

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856-417-2669 255 Cross Keys Rd Suite B Berlin, NJ 08009

SPECIALIZING IN HI-PERFORMANCE SERVICE Classic, Drag Racing & Muscle Cars Motors, Transmissions, Rears Built & Installed Engine Design, Engine Detailing & Custom Tuning Detailing, Basic Auto Repairs & Service

HotRod Garage Open House Saturday, March 24th • 12pm - 3pm

Rain or Shine • Weather Permitting, Bring Your Car

HotRod Garage Cruises 2018 April 22nd, May 27th, June 24th, July 22nd, Aug 26th, Sept 23rd, Oct 28th - Champion Cruise

Cruise Starts at Racks in Atco, NJ 286 W.H.P (rt. 30). Meet for Breakfast at 9am to sign in and recieve door prize ticket. 11am cruise starts to Racks in Williamstown, NJ 2021 N. B.H.P (rt 168) Door Prizes and winner is awarded after. Visit website for more details.

HOT ROD CAR SHOW FUNDRAISERS St. Baldrick’s Foundation • March 25th • 11am-2pm Rain Date: April 8th Autism Awareness • April 7th • 11am-2pm Rain Date: April 14th

PRIZES, GIVEAWAYS & DRINK SPECIALS

All Shows are at Racks Pub & Grill Williamstown 2021 N. Black Horse Pike | Williamstown, NJ 08094

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EVENT LISTINGS April 29 (Sunday) 2018 NAPA Spring Charity Car Cruise in Hammonton, NJ Hammonton NAPA 130 White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037 10am-2pm Open to all years, makes & models. Car registration is $5, which will be donated to the local food banks in Hammonton. Music from the 50’s thru the 70’s will be playing, 50/50 cash giveaway, peer judging for best of show, President’s Award & NAPA Choice Award. Breakfast & lunch will be available. Car owners call 609-561-3041. Day of show, call 609-839-2239 or 609-839-3440. Rain date is Sunday 5/6/2018. Info: Tony Sceia @ (609) 839-2239, TonySceia@comcast.net April 29 (Sunday) Brews & Cruise Benefit Glasstown Brewery 10 Peterson Street, Millville, NJ 8332 1-4pm The Glasstown Brewery and South Jersey Cruisers Association team up for a benefit cruise for the Millville Army Air Museum. This is the first WWII air field in America. Come to support their cause. Info: Bill Vonsuskil @ (609) 805-1709, wvonsuskil@gmail.com May 5 & June 2 (Saturday) Car Cruise at Custard Coral 2100 E. Board St., Millville, NJ 5-8pm Event includes door prizes, 50/50, and music the first Saturday of every month from May to September from 5pm to 8pm. Info: (856) 852-1879 May 12 & June 2 (Saturday) Cars and Coffee Kountry Kitchen Restaurant 37 Harding Highway, Elmer, NJ 08318 All day Join us for an early morning cruise to a classic country restaurant. All cars welcome. Discount for cruisers. Handicap accessible, food, all vehicles welcome. Info: Ben @ (856) 692-8930, red63vetnj@comcast.net May 5 (Saturday) Chesapeake Classic Car Club Cruise Easton Md. Next to Chick-fil-A 28932 Marlboro Ave, Easton, MD 21617 All day Come join CCCC of Easton. Info: Michael Francis @ (410) 739-8689, info@ccccofeaston.org

May 6 (Sunday) Rolling Rods Shake Down Cruise One More Bar & Grill 1375 Us Hwy No 206, Vincentown, NJ 08088 All day Starting from Peters Diner in Williamstown or Wawa @ 70 & 72 in Woodland Twp. Leaving both locations to One More Bar & Grill at 9:30am. No contact info available. May 8 (Tuesday) Black Cat Bar & Grill Car Cruise Black Cat Bar & Grill 1 N. Shore Rd Absecon NJ 08201 5pmOpen to all antique and classic cars, trucks and hot rods welcome. Info: Jim @ (609) 457-6022, jpf001@aol.com May 17 (Thursday) Thursday Night Cruises Home Depot Cross Keys Bypass Rd & NJ-42, Sicklerville, NJ All day Thursday Night Cruises and Home Depot Do-it-Herself Workshops. The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning. For registration go to www.homedepot.com/DIH Info: (856) 237-6621 May 17 (Thursday) DVRRCC Cruise Night Falls Township Community Park 9125 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, PA 19054 All day 20 plaques every cruise night, from 6-8:30. Rain date following Thursday. Info: Len @ (215) 510-6629, lenpribish@hotmail.com Every Third Friday (May 19; June 15) Rack’s Pub & Grill Cruise Rack’s Pub & Grill 2021 N. Blackhorse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 5-8pm Free cruise every third Friday starting in May. Food discounts, music, door prizes, give-a-ways, trophies, 50/50 and more. Info: Bill Nese @ (609) 381-3249, bn67fairlane@gmail.com May 18 (Friday) Cruisin’ MainStreet Downtown Hammonton 5:30-9:30pm Hammonton “Remembers Friday Nights”(25th Year). Includes cruise, contests, 50’s music, food, and classic cars. Rain date May 19 Information: (609) 567-9014


EVENT LISTINGS May 19 (Saturday) Kickin’ Off Summer Kruise, 4th Annual Richland Village Festival Route 40 9:30am-4:30pm Event open to any year domestic and foreign vehicles. Classic and muscle car parade at 9:30am. Event includes awards, food, real train rides on the Cape May Seashore Lines. Model railroad museum, petting zoo, crafters, muffler rapping, flame throwing contests. Donations benefit Vineland Veterans Home. Rain date May 20. Info: southjerseymustangclub@gmail.com

June 9 (Tuesday) Cruise Down Memory Lane Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ 5-10pm Info: Marvin Askins @ (856) 696-6306 June 17 (Sunday) Pretzel City Rod and Custom 32nd Father’s Day Rod Run 477 Main St. Oley PA 8-12PM All show cars and trucks are welcome. Event is on rain or shine. $12.00 Pre-Registration $15.00 D.O.S.Entrance on Jefferson St. Info: Rick 610-678-3948, Mick 610-856-7097

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EVENT LISTINGS March 24 (Saturday) HotRod Garage Open House

Heading

10 AM - 4:30 PM

Racks Pub & Grill 2120 N. Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094 12-3pm For the benefit of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Prizes, giveaways and drink specials available. Rain or shine event. Rain date April 8. Info: (856) 417-2669, HRGPerfromance.com. March 25 (Sunday) Salem County Fairgrounds Flea Market & Swap Meet

Salem County Fairgrounds Route 40 east of Cowtown, Woodstown, NJ 8098 Fee, handicap accessible, food, kids, vendors welcome Info: Chuck @ (609) 221-5435 March 31 (Saturday) 5th Annual Spring Cecil County Drags, Swap Meet & Car Show

OPEN TO ANY YEAR DOMESTIC & FOREIGN VEHICLES 4th Annual

Richland Village Festival

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Rt.40, Richland, NJ Rain Date; May 20, 2018

Classic & Muscle Car Parade @ 9:30 AM FUN, FOOD TRUCKS & AWARDS Real Train Rides on the Cape May Seashore Lines Patcong Model Railroad Museum Live Music, Bounce Houses, Crafters & Much More Muffler Rapping, Flame Throwing Contests

www.southjerseymustangclub.net

Info: southjerseymustangclub@gmail.com

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Cecil County Dragway 1916 Theodore Road Rising Sun, MD 21911 8am-4pm Vendor Set Up starts at 7am. Open to all makes and models. Test &tune event starts at 9am, cost of $35. 15’ wide swap meet spaces with one person $35. Car corral spaces $35. Car show entry fee only $15 per person. Spectator admission $10. United nostalgia stocksuperstock, a series run by racers for racers with 1975 and older cars.All vehicles welcome, and vendors welcome. Info: John Presley or Dan Woods @ (302) 544-0306 April 6 & 8 (Friday & Sunday) Pretzel City Indoor Rod & Custom Car Show

Berkshire Mall 1665 State Hill Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610 All day Open to street rods, customs, and classics. Proceeds benefit local charities. Pre-registration closes March 3. $15 fee for the show. Info: Rick @ (610) 678-3948, Mick @ (610) 856-7097 April 7 & 8 (Saturday/Sunday) Mid Atlantic Indoor Nationals, Car, Truck, & Bike Show

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center All day. Adult pass $15, children 11-15 $10, children 10 and under free. Over $10,000 in cash, awards, and prizes. More than 90 awards. Variety of makes, models, and years on display. Info: Dan Swisher @ (717) 269-2625, swish@midatlanticindoornats.com


EVENT LISTINGS Every Second Wednesday (April; 11 May; 9 June; 13) Lapps Olympia Dairy Bar & Grill

RT40 One Mile West of Cowtown Carney’s Point, NJ 8098 All day A nice Wednesday night out. Good people & food. We have door prize gifts and a 50/50 so come on out and enjoy. Handicap accessible, food, kids, all vehicles welcome. Info: Jim Shiver @ (609) 202-0437, jschevy48@comcast.net April 14 (Saturday) The Brandywine Region AACA Swap Meet

New Garden Township Hall 299 Starr Rd., Landenberg, PA 19350 8am-3pm Swap meet (rain or shine) for automotive and related items. One vendor space is two parking spaces, and pre-registration is required, space is limited and is assigned upon arrival. Vendor space cost of $20, car corral space cost of $15 Info: Tom Grieco @ (410) 392-2294, tlg56vet@comcast.net April 14 (Saturday) Columbus Council 6530 Classics for Charity Auto Show

St. Joan of Arc Church 100 Willow Bend Rd. Marlton NJ 10am-2pm Open to cars and trucks 1993 or older. $20.00 D.O.S. entry fee. Rain date May 12. Info: Andrew @ 856-222-9845 (After 6PM), Akavulich@comcast.net April 15 (Sunday) Swap Meet/Flea Market: 20th Annual Metro Petro Collectors Show

Pompton Lakes Elks Lodge #1895 15 Perrin Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 7442 All day Indoor/outdoor vendors featuring automobilia, petroliana, license plates, auto literature, gas station memorabilia, old toys, pedal cars, hot rod, racing and motorcycle items, and more. All auto enthusiasts and car clubs welcome. Free parking/free admission. Show on rain or shine. Handicap accessible, food, kids, charity, vendors welcome. Info: Ed @ (201) 493-7172. April 15 (Sunday) Philadelphia Modifiers Yesteryear Drag Show, Car Show & Swap Meet

ATCO Raceway 1000 Jackson Rd. Atco NJ 08004 All day 1980’s and older American powered race cars and trucks. Rain date Sunday June 3. Info: www.philadelphiamodifiers.org

April 15 (Sunday) Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club Car Festival 2018

Fitzgerald Field 117 S Delaware Ave. Yardley PA 19067 12-5pm Food, beverages, 50/50, and much more. Info: Hal @ 215-498-6725, www.mycarfestival.org, hlong2306@gmail.com

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April 21 (Saturday) VFW Spring Car Show Parking lot of the VFW 520 Susquehanna River Road, Port Deposit, MD 21904 10am-3pm $13 pre-registration by April 14th, $15 day of. Rain date May 5th. Spectators are free. Awards given after ballots are counted. 10 classes of vehicles, 21 trophies plus 1 Best of Show and also VFW Post 8185 Commander’s Choice Award. Voting is 50% registered vehicles and 50% spectators. All vehicles of interest are welcome. Dash plaques given to first 70 cars registered. Price includes 1 free hot dog and 1 free soda or beer. Lots of door prizes & 50/50 & raffles. Music provided by DJ. Refreshments and food available. The VFW is a non-profit charity that supports our veterans and also local charities, including scholarship programs for local high schools. Info: Bruce Edwards @ (410) 642-2847, bruceqmstr@aol.com

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April 21 (Saturday) SCSSSD & SCVTS 3rd Annual Car Show

The Career and Technical High School. 880 Route 45, Pilesgrove, NJ 8098 9am-3pm 3rd annual car show. Registration from 8am-1130am and fee of $5. Info: (856) 769-0101 April 21 (Saturday) Johnson’s Corner Farm’s Apple Blossom Classic Car Cruise

133 Church Rd. (Corners of Church & Hartford Rds.) Medford NJ 08055 11am-3pm All makes and models welcome. First come first parked, free ice cream coupon first 200 cars. music, food and hayrides. Info: (609) 654-8643, www.johnsonsfarm.com

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April 21 & April 22 (Saturday & Sunday) 4th Annual DUBS in the Shrubs Presented by Old School Euros Car Club

215 Uncle Petes Rd. Trenton NJ 08691 All day Car show, camping, swap meet, food, music, door prizes, raffles, & much more. Info: oldschooleuroscc@yahoo.com

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EVENT LISTINGS April 22 (Sunday) 18th Annual Crusader Classic Car Show

Delsea Regional High School, 242 Fries Mill Rd, Franklinville, NJ 08322 10am-3pm Rain date: April 29. Free to attend; $15 registration fee. Trophies, Chinese auction, DJ, food, 50/50. Info: Tim Keck @ (856) 694-0100 ext221. April 25 & May 23 (Wednesday) Mullica Hill Get Together

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Next to Post Office RT. 77, Mullica Hill, NJ 8098 All day A nice Wednesday night out with good people and food. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 so come out and enjoy! Handicap accessible, food, kids, all vehicles welcome Info: Jim Shiver @ (609) 202-0437, jschevy48@comcast.net April 28 (Saturday) Washington Township Historic Preservation Commission Car Show

Olde Stone House Village 208 Egg Harbor Rd Sewell NJ 08080 10am-2pm Beautiful scenery, historic buildings, engines and classic cars. Those are just a few of the sights you will see here at our 10th Annual Classic Car Show. All proceeds raised help us restore our historic site and host events for families throughout the year where they can have fun and learn about local history. There will be food, music, a basket auction, door prizes, a live performance of the mummers, historic building tours, and more. 12 classes of trophies along with Best in Show, Chairman’s Choice, and Best Club Participation. Pre-registered vehicles save $5, are entered into door prizes throughout the day, and will receive a free 8x10 photo of their entered vehicle. Info: Nick @ 856-227-2311, TownshipHistory1836@gmail.com

April 28 (Saturday) 9th Annual Roebling Museum Car Show

Roebling Museum 9am-3pm 100 Second Ave, Roebling NJ 08554 Fun for the entire family. $20 D.O.S. vehicle entry fee. $5 Spectator fee which includes museum entry, under 12 free. All makes, models, foreign & domestic “Rat Rods” welcome. Top 70 trophies plus specialty awards. Music by Tom “E” Tunes. Mustang is the featured marquee for 2018. Award for best Mustang in each generation. All emergency vehicles, free admission to display (not judged). Over 30 vendors selling various Items. Free registration for 1920 & earlier stock cars. Great food available, door prizes, 50/50. Sponsored by Roebling Museum. Hosted & judged by Movin’ On KruZers Car Club. Proceeds benefit Roebling Museum’s Community Outreach & Education Programs. Info: Bobbi @ (H) 215-752-0484, (C) 215-820-3276, movin’onkruzers@inbox.com April 28 (Saturday) Haddon Heights Classic Car Cruise Presented by Original Garden State Corvette Club

120 White Horse Pike Haddon Heights NJ 08035 11-3pm Open to all makes, models, cars, trucks, domestic and imports Info: thenjcarnut@gmail.com, www.ogscc.com, (609) 231-1431 April 28 (Saturday) Faith Temple Baptist Church

536 E. Malaga Rd., Williamstown, NJ 11am-3pm Join FTBC for an afternoon of fun, food, fish, ribs, fried chicken, music and more. Info: Greg @ (856) 343-5729 April 28 (Saturday) SmartDrive Car Show

Prices Corner Shopping Center 3140 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808 10am-4pm Rain date Saturday, May 5, 2018. Professionally judged categories. First 50 cars receive dash plaques & goodie bags. CBM productions playing the tunes. Preregistration $10 before April 15, 2018 registration $20 from 8-10am Info: LaBarre Everette @ (302) 983-6966, carshows4nonprofits@gmail.com


EVENT LISTINGS April 28 (Saturday) Ocean Downs Casino

Wheels and Waves Autofest Show 10218 Racetrack Rd, Berlin, MD 21811 11am-4pm Show open to all years, makes, & models. Over 150 trophies for distinct categories. Event includes food & beverage tent, dash plaques, trailer parking. Award ceremony at 3:30pm. Registration day of show only and costs $10. First 200 cars are guaranteed a spot. Special hotel offer of $99 per night for up to 4 people at the Comfort Suites, mention Wheels & Waves Autofest show when booking to receive offer. Rain date April 29. Info: Scott @ (302) 363-2086, TRISAWevents@gmail.com. April 28 (Saturday) 3rd Annual Voorhees Township Police Foundation Benefit Show

Carmike Cinemas Ritz 16 900 Haddonfield Road, Voorhees, NJ 10am-2pm $20.00 D.O.S. Show for all makes, models and years of cars and trucks. Registration closes at 11am. 130 awards available. K-9 demonstration at noon. Supports the Police Memorial Garden. No preregistration. DJ, vendors. Must be present to receive award. Rain date is Sunday April 29, 2018. Hosted by South Jersey Pontiac Chapter, POCI. Info: Chuck Catalano @ (856) 904-4843, catalano112@verizon.net April 28 & May 26 (Saturday) Delaware City Cruise

Delaware City in the Park Clinton St., Delaware City, DE 2-7pm Info: Gary @ (302) 525-1571, garyturk182@hotmail.com April 29 (Sunday) South Jersey Cruisers Association’s Brews & Cruise Event

10 Peterson Street, Millville NJ All day Open to all cars. Info: Bill @ (609) 805-1709

April 29 (Sunday) St. Baldrick’s Cars for a Cure Benefit & Car Show

Palace Catering (Hosted by South Jersey Square Body Truck Club) 109 N. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood NJ 08012 10am-2pm Open to all makes, models, years, cars, trucks, motorcycles,& slingshots. Trophy ceremony at 1:30pm. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each category (cars, trucks, motorcycles, slingshots). Info: zackmcquack@yahoo.com

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April 29 (Sunday) Chesapeake Classic Car Club Spring Show

Easton Maryland Elk Lodge 502 Dutchmans Ln, Easton, MD 21601 9am-3pm Come join one Maryland’s largest car clubs Since 1984. Trophies, charity, food, vendors welcome, all vehicles welcome. Info: Michael Francis @ (410) 739-8689, info@ccccofeaston.org April 29 (Sunday) 6th Annual Hammonton NAPA Spring Charity Car Show

Napa Auto Parts 301 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 10am-2pm Hosted by Cruisin’ Classics Auto Club & Hammonton NAPA. Open to all years, makes & models. $5.00 admission for local food banks. Goal is to raise $1,000. Trophies for Best of Show, President’s Choice, NAPA’s Choice. Music, food, door prizes, 50/50. Info: 609-561-8258, Jim @ 609-839-2239 valuauto-jrs@comcast.net, Tony @ TonySceia@comcast.net May 4-6 (Friday-Sunday) 2018 MotorSocial

Showboat Atlantic City 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 All day Presented by Classic Metal Productions & Dead Rodz Revival. 3 day indoor/outdoor event featuring cars, music, Top Shelf Burlesque, vendors & parties from Friday night to Sunday evening. Open to all years, makes, models. Info: www.motorsocialac.com, motorsocial@gmail.com May 5 (Saturday) Spring Fling Car Show

Western Tire & Auto 1406 Main St, Stevensville, MD 21666 9am-1pm Top awards, door prizes, 50/50 and food. Info:bchevy7@yahoo.com May 5 (Saturday) 5th Annual Jersey Shore Fairlane Mini-Meet

Causeway Ford Lincoln Mercury 375 Route 72 Manahawkin, NJ 08050 All day Open to 1962-76 Ford Fairlanes, Torinos, Rancheros and Mercury equivalents only. $10 entry fee D.O.S. FCA members and non-members welcome. Trophies, door prizes, 50/50, music and more. Rain or shine event. Sponsored by the Fairlane Club of America. Info: Gary @ 609-290-1970, Kyle @ 609-994-7939

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May 6 (Sunday) Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

Parish Center School (Across from Buena Municipal Building) 601 Central Ave., Landisville, NJ 11am-3pm Day of show entry fee of $10 and registration from 11am-1pm. Show starts at 11am and awards at 3pm. Wonderful family event with trophies, music, food, door prizes, and 50/50. Info: Bill or John @ (609) 381-3249 nostalgiaknights.com May 6 (Sunday) Draggin Wagons Car Club, Car, Truck, and Bike Show

5051 Horseshoe Pike Honeybrook, PA 19344 12-4 pm Category plaques awarded and Club President’s choice. Music, door prizes, 50-50, baskets raffle, food available for purchase. $15.00 donation at gate, $2.00 walk-in donation. All proceeds going to local charities in the tri-county area. DATE: Info: Ron Francis ron@ronfrancis.com May 6 (Sunday) Soul Riders Auto Club Sunday Afternoon Show

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Hearth Restaurant 3147 DuPont Parkway, v1-0211 Middletown, DE 19709 FINAL 11am-3pm The Soul Riders Auto Club will be hosting four shows this season, May 6th, June 24th, July 22(Christmas in July) benefiting the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, and Sept. 30th. We will be collecting men’s and women’s socks for the homeless at all shows this year. Info: Tony Lewis @ (302) 998-5951, comp1deej@yahoo.com

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May 6 (Sunday) Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

Parish Center School (Across from Buena Municipal Building) 601 Central Ave., Landisville, NJ 11am-3pm Day of show entry fee of $10 and registration from 11am-1pm. Show starts at 11am and awards at 3pm. Wonderful family event with trophies, music, food, door prizes, and 50/50. Info: Bill or John @ (609) 381-3249 nostalgiaknights.com

May 6 (Sunday) Draggin Wagons Car Club, Car, Truck and Bike Show

Route 322-1/2 mile west of Honey Brook 5051 Horseshoe Pike, Honeybrook, PA 19344 12-4pm Category plaques awarded and Club President’s choice. Music, door prizes, 50-50, baskets raffle, food available for purchase. $15.00 donation at gate, $2.00 walk-in donation. All proceeds going to local charities in the tri-county area. Info: Ron Francis @ ron@ronfrancis.com May 9 (Wednesday) Beers and Gears Spring Car Show

Delaware Park 777 Delaware Park Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19804 11am-4pm Open to all years makes and models over 450 awards, all paved parking expanded show area rain date June 3 Like us at: TRISAW Events Info: Scott @ (302) 363-2086, TRISAWevents&gmail.com May 11 (Friday) Cattail Meadows Greenhouses Cruise In

625 Swedesboro Rd. Gibbstown NJ 08027 5pm Door prizes, 50/50, and DJ. Rain date: Friday May 18. Info: Harry @ (609) 519-4289 May 19 (Saturday) Chariots of Fire

Lighthouse Assembly Route 23 &Earland Dr., New Holland, PA 17557 10am-3pm Over 60 Piston Cup trophies awarded by people’s choice balloting. All years and classes welcome. Information: Pastor Lawrence Weed @ (610) 322-1622, pastorweed@hotmail.com May 19 (Saturday) 5th Annual Pittsgrove Day Car Show

Green Branch Park 299 Upper Neck Road, Pittsgrove, NJ All day All classic cars and trucks welcome. First 100 registered will receive dash plaques. There will be live music, kids parade at 11:30am, petting zoo, pony rides, and train rides. Beer garden open from 1-7pm. Craft venders, food trucks and more! $10 admission for the show. Info: No contact info available May 19 (Saturday) Adelphia Cruise Night, Presented by Original Garden State Corvette Club

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EVENT LISTINGS May 20 (Sunday) First State Mustang and Ford Club 35th Annual Spring

Sheridan Ford 4001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808 9:30am-3pm First State Mustang and Ford Club 35th Annual Spring Show, vehicles must be Ford family or Ford powered only. Preregistration cost of $15, registration day of show cost is $20. Registration from 9:30am-12pm, show from 10am-3pm. Event includes Chinese auction, 50/50, door prizes, trophies, dash plaques, food and music. Info: Dave Maisano @ (302) 757-0500, dave.maisano24@gmail.com May 20 (Sunday) Batsto Shine in the Pines Car Show

Batsto Historic Village 31 Route 542 (Batsto Rd), Hammonton, NJ 8037 9am-2pm 8th Annual Shine in the Pines Car Show hosted by Cruisin’ Classics Auto Club. Open to all years, makes & models. Car registration is from 9:00 to 11:00. Dash plaques to the 1st 150 cars registered. Peer judging & unique trophies will be awarded. Breakfast & lunch will be available. Walk the scenic trails, tour the historic buildings, listen to bluegrass music & shop the local crafts, glass & bottle show. Pre-register by 4/30/2018 - $10.00, after 5/1/2018 & day of show $15.00. Car owners call 609-5613041. Day of Show, call 609-839-2239 or 609-839-3440. Info: Tony Sceia @ (609) 839-2239, TonySceia@comcast.net May 26 (Saturday) Cruizin’ for a Cause Car Show

Northeast Plaza Rt. 272, Northeast, MD 10am-2pm Rain date May 27. All proceeds for the benefit of the Union Hospital Cancer Program in memory of Robert C. Reynolds Sr. Trophies awarded. Dash plaques for the first 200. Music, food and 50/50 raffles. Info: Missy @ 443-553-5856

ATTENTION CAR CLUBS! May 27 (Sunday) 4th Annual Spring into Summer Car Show

Nirvana Family Fitness Center 1222 New Rodgers Road Bristol Pa 19007 9-3pm All years, makes, & models welcome including “Rat Rods”. Top 50 trophies plus specialty awards. Sponsored by Nirvana Family Fitness &Movin’ On KruZers Car Club. Hosted & judged by Movin’ On KruZers. Food available, vendors, giveaways. Spectators Free. Info: Bobbi @ (H) 215-752-0484, (C) 215820-3276, www.movinonkruzers.com, movin’onkruzers@inbox.com May 28 (Monday) 7th Annual Memorial Day Breakfast Show Presented by Original Garden State Corvette Club

2131 Rt. 38 Cherry Hill NJ 8am-12pm Free T-Shirt for the first 200 Cars. Day of show rain info call 856-910-1240. Info: (856) 912-5200, showinfo@ogscc.com June 2 (Saturday) 8th Annual Greenville Auto Show

Country House 3140 Kirkwood Highway 9am-2pm Rain date Saturday, June 9. $5 public parking, professionally judged categories first 50 cars receive dash plaques & goodie bags. DJ playing the car tunes, pre-registration $10 before May 20. Registration $20 from 8 AM - 10 AM. Judging 10am-12:30pm. Info: LaBarre Everette @ (302) 983-6966, hgrotary@gmail.com

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June 2 (Saturday) Que for the Troops

Falls Township Community Park 9125 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, PA 19054 All day From noon to 4pm plaques given. Family day till 8:30. Vendors, bands, music, Displays, BBQ contest, rides, crafters, fire-works at 8:30 all money goes to Liberty USO. Info: Len @ (215) 510-6629, lenpribish@hotmail.com

May 27 (Sunday) Poppycock Tattoo’s 8th Annual Wilmo a Go-Go Car Show

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The Shoppes at Smithville 615 E. Moss Mill Rd, Galloway, NJ 8205 11am-4pm On top of the car show there will be live music and venders at The Shoppes. Rain date Jun 3, 2018 Info: Sue Striewski @ (609) 502-3736, blacktopvillainscc@comcast.net June 2 (Saturday) South Jersey Camaro Car Club Show

39 Phoenix Drive, West Deptford NJ 9:30-2:30pm All makes, models, foreign & American cars, motorcycles and trucks. 50/50, Chinese auction, free give-aways. Top 50 awards. Food truck and ice cream truck on site. Info: Linda @ (609) 206-9765 June 3 (Sunday) Del. Val. Riverfront Camaro Show

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Wilmington Riverfront 930 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19803 8am-2pm Rain date June 10. All GM vehicles allowed. Fee, food, trophies. Info: Allison @ (320) 381-5565 June 9 (Tuesday) 10th Annual Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Drags & Car

Cecil County Dragway 1916 Theodore Rd., Rising Sun, MD 21911 8am-6pm Car Show entry fee $25, for driver and 1 passenger. Open to pre-1981,1982, & up special interest American muscle. Club racing & individual racing entry fee $50. Brackett racing entry fee $60. Payout for 1st winner, 2nd runner-up, and 3rd (2) semi-finalist. 3 classes: nostalgia stock super stock cars 1955-1975. No electronics, cars 1980 and down, gasser cars, factory experimental. FX class event includes 14 funny car showdowns. Admission for spectators is $20. For police, fire fighters, and military cost $15 with ID. Kids 12 and under free. A portion of the proceeds go to American Cancer Society. Rain Date June 10. Info: John @ (302) 544-0306

June 16 (Saturday) 9th Annual Salem United Methodist Church Car and Truck Show

Salem United Methodist Church 469 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19702 9am-1pm Open to all years makes and models. There is a $10 registration fee. Will have dash plaques and goodie bags for the first 50 to register. We will hand out trophies to top four and Best in Show. It is free for the public to come and see the cars and trucks. All proceeds go towards the up keep of our historical church. There will be music and food. Info: Michael Perialas @ (302) 893-2923, -mperialas@hotmail.com June 16 (Saturday) Rolling Rods Father’s Day Car Show

V&V Adventure Farm 1339 Old Indian Mills Rd, Shamong, NJ 08088 All day Father’s Day Car Show, Saturday June 16th at V&V Adventure Farm. Starting at 10am. Trophies awarded. DJ and food available. Free admission. Info: 856-237-6621, 856-904-4511 June 16 (Saturday) Classic Cruisers of South Jersey 4th Annual Car Show

Good Sports Gunning Club 53 Union Rd. Millville NJ 08332 7am-3pm Info: Dave @ (856) 364-5222, Frank 856-982-4822 June 16 (Saturday) Chariots of Fire Car Show

Booths Corner Farmers Market 1362 Naamans Creek Rd., Garnet Valley PA. 19060 10am-3pm $15.00 Reg. D.O.S. plus 2 non-perishibles for FoodBank Info: Pastor Weed @ (610) 322-1622, pastorweed@hotmail.com June 16 (Saturday) Thunder on the River Car Show

Locust St. Downtown Columbia, PA 10am-2pm Info: (717) 684-5249 June 17 (Sunday) Pretzel City Rod and Custom \32nd Father’s Day Rod Run

477 Main St. Oley PA 8am-12pm $12.00 Pre-Registration, $15.00 D.O.S. All Show Cars and Trucks are welcome. Rain or shine event Info: Rick @ (610) 678-3948, Mick @ (610) 856-7097


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Let me start by saying Happy Cruisin’ New Year. With that said, I’ll put aside my cardboard party hat and noisemaker and get into my column for 2018. I’m not going to remind you about events that are happening this year, I’ll leave the search for fun things to you. My goal for this first, 2018 words-of-wisdom column is to make a suggestion to those who stage events. My advice: Think out of the box. So, what do I have in mind? Well, when planning events, include some suggestions for cruises or shows to be held at non-traditional locations. I have been to a car show held at a cemetery (in an open, unused field adjacent to the actual cemetery) and it was interesting to walk around an old burial ground that had been in existence for nearly 200 years. Now, having started the ball rolling, here are my 10 out-of-the-box ideas for 2018: 1. Breakfast run to an off-season restaurant out in some seldom-traveled location. Start early and catch a sunrise if possible. 2. Go to a race that represents another segment of the hobby. Sports car races, circle track, drags, even slalom events. They are all neat outings. 3. Host trophy events with non-traditional awards. How about: “Likely to Get a Speeding Ticket,” “Most Recycled Parts,” “Best Thing Hanging from a Review Mirror,” etc. 4. Take a kid on a cruise. Invite a child and an accompanying parent to ride with a member on a cruise. Encourage kids to have their photo taken in your ride. 5. Impromptu cruise. Tell everyone you know to cruise the local main street at a certain time and day. No organized event—just come and hang out like the good old days. There is an event in Delaware that does this called the Flash Cruise! 6. Host a Piston Toss—engine pistons tossed for distance. Neat car show idea. 7. Host a junkyard parts identification event with 10 parts—identify the make and model. 8. Frozen t-shirt block breaking: Race to break or thaw a block of ice that houses a frozen t-shirt. Cool idea for a July event. 9. Fan belt toss – toss the belt and try to ring the traffic cone. 10. Valvecover races.

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