NJ AACA 67th Annual Car Show, May 6 2018

The New Jersey Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) held its 67th annual Antique Car Show on Sunday May 6, 2018, at the Mennen Arena in Morristown NJ. Yes, you read that correctly. This was the 67th annual show, meaning that the Region began this tradition shortly before I was born. The vast majority of cars at today’s show were manufactured AFTER the premiere event.

NJ Region Pres. Jerry Peck kept on the smiling face

This was the third consecutive year for the show’s “new” location at the Mennen Arena. This was also the third year in the row for show-day weather to be wet and cool. The less I say about the climatic conditions, the more positive this blog post will remain. If there were silver linings, the rain did stop by about 10 a.m., and the dense cloud cover did make for better photographic light.

Hudsons front…

For us car guys and gals who can tolerate some dampness, the real disappointment was the reduced vehicle participation. While I didn’t count, I estimate that there were perhaps 50-60 cars on display. Previous years at the old location in Florham Park would net us in excess of 200 show vehicles.

… and rear

But it is about the cars, and we still had gorgeous vehicles (and their owners) braving the elements. Below is a selection of today’s cars arranged in model year order. Your scribe entered his 1993 Mazda Miata, which at 25 years of age this year, is officially allowed to enter AACA events. Its owner is also humbled to state that the Miata took first in its class (#13b, imported two-seater cars), and it was also awarded a Membership Trophy for “Best Unrestored Car, 1976-1993”.

Enough words, here are the pix, enjoy.

1946 Mercury

 

1952 Ford

 

1953 Chrysler Imperial

 

1955 Oldsmobile

 

1956 Chrysler

 

 

1956 DeSoto

 

1957 T-Bird blue

 

1957 T-Bird white

 

1962 T-Bird

 

1963 Cadillac

 

1964 Ford Galaxie

 

1964 Pontiac Bonneville

 

1964 Pontiac Grand Prix

 

1965 Mustang blue

 

1965 Mustang red

 

1966 Ford LTD

 

1967 Cougar

 

1968 Mustang

 

1969 Mustang blue

 

1969 Mustang red

 

1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal

 

1983 VW Pickup

 

1984 Chrysler LeBaron

 

1985 Cadillac Seville

 

1988 Cougar

 

1993 Miata

 

All photographs copyright © 2018 Richard A. Reina. Photos may not be copied or reproduced without express written permission.

 

 

 

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