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Classic Cars Arriving Sept. 9

Mayor Wilda Diaz, the Business Improvement District & Perth Amboy Recreation Department Join with Raritan Bay Cruisers to Host the 11thAnnual Classic Car Show on September 9th

Over 150 American-Made, Meticulously Restored and Beautifully Maintained Vehicles will be Displayed From the Ford Model T to Muscle Cars as well as Luxury Limos and Station Wagons

Press Release 9/1/17

PERTH AMBOY – Historic Perth Amboy, Mayor Wilda Diaz, the City’s Business Improvement District (BID) and the Cruisers Car Club are hosting the 11thAnnual Classic Car Show on Saturday, September 9th in City Hall Circle. The complete collection of more than 150 classic cars will be on display from noon to 4 PM. The Raritan Bay Cruisers have invited car clubs from across New Jersey, Staten Island, Pennsylvania and Long Island.

The event is free and open to the public. Guests are asked to bring canned goods or non-perishable food items, which will be collected at the car show and donated to the Salvation Army Citadel in Perth Amboy.

The Classic Car Show will feature classic American-made vehicles. The cavalcade of automobiles begins with Ford’s first Model T in 1908, and continues to the magnificent cars that were produced during Detroit’s golden age of auto design in the ’50s and ‘60s. Also, attendees can view modern SUVs that roared onto the road in the 1990s as well as powerful muscle cars, station wagons, luxury sedans, fast sports models like the Chevrolet Corvette and thrifty-to-run compacts.

One of the incredible vehicles on display is a Batmobile that was featured in major movies.

To help recreate the Americana feeling of the 1950s and 1960s, vocalists from “Sounds of the Street” will harmonize together as they sing legendary “Doo Wop” songs. Richie the DJ is bringing and playing a library of classic Rock ‘n’ Roll hits by top performers of the period. In addition to all the cars, there will be food vendors as well as merchants selling automobile memorabilia, equipment and clothing.

For more information and details about Perth Amboy’s Classic Car Show, please contact the BID’s office by calling 732-826-0290, ext. 4050 or 732-442-6421.

While visiting or enjoying the classic car show, people are invited to shop, dine and explore Perth Amboy’s downtown and beautiful waterfront district.

Members of Raritan Bay Cruisers have partnered with the BID in organizing the show. They also invited neighboring car clubs to attend and will stage the autos along High Street. Members of the car clubs will judge the entries, and trophies will be presented by Mayor Diaz to owners of the top cars.

Ralph Miranda, president of the Raritan Bay Cruisers, said, “We are asking car owners and visitors to bring nutritious, canned food items to the car show. Our goal is to gather tons of food and wow the crowd by presenting a huge fleet of astonishing classic cars.”

Perth Amboy’s car show has grown dramatically since the first event when 20 cars were displayed. This year, High Street will be filled with superbly restored and exquisitely maintained vehicles from the “Golden Age of American Automobiles.” Guests will get a close-up view of cars loaded with gleaming chrome, custom exteriors, hand-crafted interiors and powerful engines. Classic car owners will gladly answer questions about the vehicles’ features, unique history and the restoration.

By combining musical sounds of the period with classic cars, Perth Amboy is recreating an era when America went “cruising” every Friday and Saturday night along Main Street.

Classic Car Show concludes with Mayor Diaz presenting trophies to owners of top autos including the three-foot tall award that honors the “Best Automobile at the Event.”

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