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World’s Greatest Steel-Bending Strongman to Perform at Madison Car Show Oct. 5


MADISON, NJ - In conjunction with the Bottle Hill Day event on Saturday, October 5, the Madison Chamber of Commerce and Madison P.B.A. #92 is hosting its 22nd annual Madison Car Show beginning at 9 am. It is held in the parking lot of the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps headquarters at the corner of Kings Road and Prospect Street. The show features many vehicles in several categories, including hot rods, trucks, customs, antiques, classics and street machines.

Show participants are eligible to win awards and door prizes and should arrive at the show no later than 11 am. All car show enthusiasts are invited to pre-register their vehicles by Friday, Sept. 27 for a discounted fee of $15 and to guarantee participation.  Day-of-registration is $20.

A special and rare local appearance at this year’s car show will be the internationally renowned Pat Povilatis ‘The Human Vise’ who was raised in Madison and is a good friend of the Madison Car Show committee.  He’ll demonstrate and perform some of his super-human strength in-person near the main stage. Povilatis has made special TV appearances and has appeared in magazines as well. He’s known as ‘the world’s greatest steel bending strongman’ using his strength and concentration to bend metal objects, tear telephone books and other incredible feats.

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D.J. “Wolfman Jerry” spins the music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. A volunteer cooking crew from the Madison Fire Department provides the refreshments. On-street parking is free.  The awards ceremony is at 3:00.

Peter Daniele, owner of Rose City Collision and chair of the Madison Car Show committee has managed the show since 1990. 

“Peter makes it more successful and fun every year,” said John Morris, co-owner of Stewart-Morris Awards. Morris and Daniele are vice presidents of the Madison Chamber of Commerce.

 “The weather forecast looks great for Saturday, and we’re expecting several hundred car enthusiasts to enjoy the sparkle, shine and spectacle of so many unique automobiles," said Ken Toumey, President of the Madison Chamber of Commerce. “It’s going to be a really good day”, he said.


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