SPARTA, NJ- Nature provided a stunning backdrop to the fifth annual Sparta Historical Society car show. 

More than 150 cars were lined up on the field behind the Van Kirk Museum for largest turn out in the five-year history, according to event organizers.  Visitors were asked to sign in following COVID-19 protocols.  More than 400 people checked in on their way to enjoy the show.

This year featured antique fire trucks. By chance a 60-year member of the Lincoln Park Fire Company #1 John Steible attended the show with his daughter and son-in-law on his 90th birthday.  He was surprised to see an old fire truck from his fire company.

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There was a constant line for food, cooked and sold by the members of the Sparta VFW.  Commander Pete Litchfield said the proceeds would go to their scholarship fund. Much of the food was donated by Jim's Automotive, Litchfield said.

The next event hosted by the Sparta Historical Society will be on November 5.  Admission is free but people must register online for Thomas Alva Edison: The Person, The Vision, His Genius.

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