Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show returns, May 9-12


The Greater Wildwood Hotel-Motel Association will host the Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 12 in the Wildwoods. The show is set to include a variety of fun activities from start to finish that are sure to entertain the car lover in everyone.

The Car Show kicks off for registered participants on Thursday, May 9 from 6-10 p.m. with a special car cruise from the Wildwoods Convention Center to Menz’s Restaurant in Rio Grande where participants will enjoy food, live music and family fun.

Spectators will have the opportunity to view and admire an incredible collection of classic and vintage cars and trucks of models 2003 and older on the world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk – rated one of the “Top 10 Boardwalks in America” –  from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.

Be sure not to miss the parade of beautiful cars and trucks traveling down the Boardwalk at 3 p.m. on Saturday as well.

On Saturday evening, a “Winner’s Circle” event will take place in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center at 5 p.m. featuring the ‘Boardwalk Top 40’ winners. A free drive-in movie will take place at Fox Park across from the Wildwoods Convention Center afterwards, weather permitting. Cars will begin to arrive at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at sun down.

An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 12 at 9 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center, where trophies and cash prizes will be presented to all the  winners.

For additional information on this event or to register a car, please visit or call 609-522-4546.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.         
About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority
The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions.

The Wildwoods were selected in 2013 as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and was one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others. 

For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 1-800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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