NUTLEY, NJ – Thousands of area residents strolled down Franklin Avenue to check out more than 150 antique vehicles from across the East Coast that roared into town as The Rotary Club of Nutley hosted their second annual Classic Car Show on Thursday, September 5.
The outdoor show, delayed by one day due to an ominous Wednesday forecast, included a vast array of classic cars, muscle cars, custom cars, street rods, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles from the 1950’s to the 1990’s.
Classic four-wheelers and two-wheelers lined Nutley’s main drag as far as the eye could see – from the Chestnut Street intersection to the Centre Street intersection.
Onlookers took family photos and selfies standing next to the many antique model cars that you don’t get to see on a regular basis.
There were plenty of other activities for visitors to enjoy and keep kids entertained. A variety of food vendors and food trucks were available at the event, as spectators dined under the stars on this perfect late-summer evening.
The event, which was free for spectators, was coordinated by Rotary member John Monaco, owner of Personal Touch Florist.
Registration fees were collected for all cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. Trophies were presented for the top vehicle in each class.
The show also featured live music and a disc jockey.
Proceeds from the charity event benefit the Nutley Emergency and Rescue Squad, and Rotary Scholarship Fund. Last year’s event benefitted Nutley Policemen’s Benevolent Association and Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association.
Nutley Rotary was organized in 1922, and world-wide has 1.2 million individuals in over 35,000 clubs. Rotary are professional people who have joined together, sharing their skills and expertise for the benefit of the community.