The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce and Madison P.B.A. #92 will hosting the 26th Annual Madison Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 6, in conjunction with Madison’s Bottle Hill Day street festival.
Madison Tire & Auto Repair is the events main sponsor. The Madison Car Show is held in the parking lot of the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps. headquarters at the corner of Kings Road and Prospect Street. The event site is a short walk from the Bottle Hill Day festivities, which are centered in Madison’s business district.
One of the most prestigious automotive events in New Jersey, the Madison Car Show features many vehicles in several classes, including hot rods, trucks, customs, antiques, classics and street machines. There is no set price for fan admission, but donations are encouraged and graciously accepted at the gate.
Peter Daniele, the proprietor of Rose City Collision, is the long-time chair of the Madison Car Show committee. Daniele is also a vice president of the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, an independent, non-profit business league.
“We have organized this car show for 26 years and we’re expecting several hundred car enthusiasts to enjoy the sparkle, shine and spectacle of dozens and dozens of unique automobiles and trucks right here in our hometown, the Rose City, for one day only,” said Daniele. “The site of the car show is located between the Madison’s Borough Hall and the Madison Public Safety Building on the corner of Prospect Street.”
“Along with attracting great cars and producing a very festive atmosphere the day of the event, the Madison Car Show showcases the businesses of our local automotive industry and helps to raise the prestige of the community,” said John Morris, co-owner of Stewart-Morris Awards, Gifts & Flags, who is also the president of the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce.
Show participants are eligible to win awards and door prizes. The Best in Show award is sponsored by Pine Manor Associates, Painting & Wallcovering Specialists. The grand door prize is a $500 Stop & Shop Gift Card donated by Stop & Shop. All car show entrants are eligible to enter the drawing.
The Madison Car Show features eight top awards and 12 special awards, which include categories for engine, paint, type of vehicle and more, and “Top 50” awards for the best 50 entries. All awards are sponsored by local businesses.
The Madison Car Show begins at 9 a.m. The awards ceremony starts at 3 p.m. To be eligible for judging and prizes, all cars must arrive at the show no later than 11 a.m.
D.J. “Wolfman Jerry” will spin the music of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. A volunteer cooking crew from the Madison Fire Department will provide the refreshments. On-street parking is free in Madison.
The car show committee invites all car show enthusiasts to pre-register their vehicles by Friday, Sept. 30 for the discounted fee of $15 and to guarantee participation. The fee on the day of registration is $20.