Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Wildwoods Host the Return of the Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show, May 8 - 11


Wildwood Motor Events, LLC and the Greater Wildwood Hotel Motel Association will host the Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show in the Wildwoods beginning Thursday, May 8 through Sunday, May 11. The day is set to include a variety of fun activities from start to finish that are sure to entertain the car lover in everyone.

For registered participants the Car Show begins on Thursday, May 8 from noon to 10 p.m. Registration packets can be picked up at the Imperial 500 Motel, 6601 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ. After all registration information is picked up, participants can head to Fox Park across from the Wildwoods Convention Center for a cruise night from 6 - 9 p.m. Free hot dogs and sodas will be provided for a relaxed evening with fellow car enthusiasts.

A kick-off party will be held on Friday, May 9 at the Wildwoods Convention Center, where car show participants can step back in time for a fun 94.3 WIBG dance party in the Starlight Ballroom. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner will be available at 7 p.m.

Spectators will have the opportunity to view and admire an incredible collection of classic and vintage cars and trucks 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 9 and Saturday, May 10. At 3 p.m. each day, don’t miss the parade of beautiful cars and trucks as they cruise down the Boardwalk.

On Saturday evening at 5 p.m., a “Winner’s Circle” event will convene in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring the “Boardwalk Top 40” winners. Following the vote for “Best in Show,” all car show participants are invited to the block party beginning at 7 p.m.

An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 11 at 9 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center, where trophies and prizes will be presented to all of the weekend’s winners.

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

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.          

About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development AuthorityThe 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 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.

The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. The Wildwoods’ Morey’s Amusement Piers were named in 2014 among the Top 10 Piers by Coastal Living Magazine. In 2013 the Wildwoods were also recognized as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by BudgetTravel.com; as the Favorite Shore Town by Delaware County Daily Times readers; as the Favorite Beach and Boardwalk by NJ.com readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by NerdWallet.com; and 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 FamilyVacationCritic.com 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 Home.com 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 were one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

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

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