The 2021 New Hope Auto Show

The 2021 New Hope (PA) Auto Show was held during the weekend of August 14-15. This is one of the longest-running car shows in the Northeast, and this year’s arrangement split participants into two groups: the domestic cars on Saturday, and the import vehicles on Sunday. My Alfa was registered for the Sunday event, and, expecting a significant turnout of Alfas buoyed by support from both the NJ and Delaware Valley Club Chapters, I was not disappointed.

The weather cooperated; Sunday was one of the nicer days we’ve had during what’s been a hot and humid season. Registrants were asked to arrive by 8am; I was five minutes early and gained a coveted shady spot at the start of the row dedicated to Alfa Romeos. Within a few minutes, another dozen or so Alfas arrived; I later counted over 20 of the cars from Milano.

Of course, other marques were also amply represented: Porsches and BMWs from Germany; Jaguars and MGs from the UK; other Italian cars including Fiat, Lancia, and Ferrari; and Asian brands including Honda, Mazda, and Datsun/Nissan. It is worth mentioning that the Rolls Royce/Bentley Club had what was likely the largest turnout of vehicles of any particular make.

One change for 2021 was the lack of formal judging; the stated reason was that Covid concerns prevented the show organizers from gathering judges to perform their needed tasks. Instead, spectators were encouraged to vote for their favorites, and ribbons were presented around 2pm, after which the show cars were released from their spots.

This was the first time my Alfa had ventured out-of-state since I drove it to a NY diner during a Sunday breakfast run in April of 2019. While New Hope is barely 30 minutes from me, it still was a great feeling to venture that far from home in confidence after the significant brake and carburetor overhauls.

I will let the photos tell the rest of the story.

BRITISH

 

 

 

GERMAN

 

 

 

ASIAN

 

ITALIAN

 

ALFA ROMEOS

 

 

 

MY 1967 GT 1300 JR

 

 

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

10 thoughts on “The 2021 New Hope Auto Show

  1. Rich how are you? I see there was a Spitfire at show for sale? How was that car? Did you see a price? From what I can see it is one owner? Thanks Rich

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  2. Great turnout of beautiful cars. My vote for the car of the show would had to have been a coin flip between the yellow Dino and the blue Lotus Elite.
    Your car is still aging gracefully…and your camera is so good I can even count the stone chips on the nose!

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    • Hi Bob, both those cars were gorgeous. Sometimes I’m so busy ‘taking pictures’ that I don’t take the time to really LOOK AT the cars. Looking back at my own photo of the Elite makes me realize I should have spent more time eyeballing that one.

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