Thursday, September 16, 2010

Boardwalk Classic Car Show returns Sept 23-25


New Jersey Thunder Motorsports Inc. will host the 17th Annual Boardwalk Classic Car Show Thursday, September 23 through Saturday, September 25.

This three-day island-wide event features an incredible collection of completely restored classic cars as well as lots of fun activities that are sure to entertain the car lover in all of us.

Festivities for those registered for the show start on Thursday, September 23 from 6-8:30 p.m. with the Annual Classic Car Street Festival held on Sweet Briar, Wisteria and Columbine Roads in Wildwood Crest. The street festival will feature a drive-in movie – American Graffiti, a DJ, food and trophies.

Trophies will be awarded to the Best Original and Best Rod. Best of Show Plaques will be awarded to the Best Engine, Best Interior, and Best Paint. Judging will start at 7:00 p.m. and the results will be announced at 8:30 p.m. Parking on Sweet Briar, Atlantic Ave. will be blocked off for the car show participants to showcase their cars so they may be judged.

Spectators will have the opportunity to go back in time and experience the craftsmanship of these classic cars as they are displayed on the Wildwoods Boardwalk from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25.

Former Eagles Star Hugh Douglas will make a special appearance from 12:30 - 2 p.m. on Friday at the AAA display outside the Hot Rod store and will sign autographs for one hour. Friday will also feature a “Car Cruise” down Ocean Avenue from Hildreth to Garfield beginning at 8 p.m.

Saturday evening’s festivities will include the “Winner’s Circle” event, which will take place in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center from 6-8 p.m. The “Winner’s Circle” will include the Top 40 Winners, Top Gun, Ladies’ Choice, Best Interior, Best Paint, Most Likely to Get Pulled Over, Club Participation Award and Best Engine Winners as they all line up to select the “Best of Show.” A cash prize and a trophy will be awarded to the car that takes the “Best of Show,” honors.

Saturday night’s activities don’t stop there, as a new awards ceremony has been added to this year’s extravaganza from 8:30-10 p.m. at the Wildwoods Convention Center where trophies will be handed out and drawings will be held for participants to win cash prizes of $150, $250 and $500.

Registration for classic car owners will be held at the Imperial 500 Motel located at Forget-Me-Not and Atlantic Avenues in Wildwood Crest on Thursday, September 23 from 4-10 p.m.; Friday, September 24 from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday September 25 from 8 a.m.-noon.

For more information about the 17th Annual Boardwalk Classic Car Show, visit or call 609-523-8051.

For more information about the Wildwoods visit or call 609-729-9000. 

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