The Neshanic Station NJ Car Show, April 17, 2021


If you live in the Northeast corner of the U.S., then you can relate to the observation that the weather can be fickle. Springtime is especially unpredictable: March can bring sunny 75 degree F weather or two feet of snow. April can be as hot and dry as summer, or can make us suffer through two weeks of ‘April showers’.

The neatly arrayed car show field

For us car gals and guys, the weather is important only as it relates to car shows. The Neshanic Station (NJ) Car Show, new for 2021, had its premiere event last month, on the first day of spring actually, and the weather was magnificent. The weather was something less than magnificent for the second one on April 17, with dark cloudy skies and cool temps the order of the day.

Nevertheless, it stayed dry, and the cars came out. Some were the same as seen in March, and many others were new. As before, there were no ‘rules’ about what you could bring, which again resulted in a nice mix of old, new, original, and modded. In other words, there was something for everyone.

I was a spectator for this one, and I’ll simply say that time constraints both before and after the show impeded my participation. Not only was the vehicular turnout impressive; spectators, catching wind of this, were out in good numbers, possibly lured by the flea market on the same field. Like before, there was no entrance fee, but participants and spectators were encouraged to donate food or cash to support a local food bank, a wonderful cause indeed.

The photos can do most of the remainder of the work here, although I do wish to call special attention to the 1965 Chevrolet Chevy II four-door sedan which, similar to the ’65 Bonneville I wrote up last time, was a single-family-owned car in completely original condition, and a true time capsule. The next show is set for Saturday May 15 (they will run once a month, always on a Saturday), and as we move into the presumably less fickle spring weather, it won’t be a surprise to see an even greater turnout.

Nicely done Ford rod with what appears to be Henry steel
Audi A4
1967 Dodge Coronet
1969 Chevy Camaro
Tastefully customized VW Karmann Ghia

Ford Econoline with a non-standard wheelbase

Lamborghini Gallardo

Ferrari 348

C2 Corvette coupe

Audi R8

Plymouth Barracuda

1967 Chevy Nova

The food truck had a line all morning (& the fried egg sandwich was pretty good!)

FAVORITE CAR OF THE SHOW: 1965 CHEVY II

I spoke to this owner at length, who told me that his great uncle had purchased this car new, and it has remained in the family ever since. He stated that it’s all original, including paint, interior, and inline-6 engine. While there were a few scrapes along the sides, there was absolutely no sign of rust or corrosion anywhere. This Chevy II was a “Nova”; many may forget that the Nova name began as an upmarket trim level on this compact before eventually replacing “Chevy II” as the model name. The ’64 NY license plate includes mention of the World’s Fair; growing up in NYC, I remember those plates as a boy.

All photographs copyright © 2021 Richard A. Reina. Photos may not be copied or reproduced without express written permission.

3 thoughts on “The Neshanic Station NJ Car Show, April 17, 2021

  1. Still have not figured out what is ailing the Ford and so I arrived here about 11. Missed a lot of cars.

    Unfortunately some knuckleheads I knew were there and refused to wear masks. Disappointing.

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