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More than Just a Car Show on Mt. Prospect Avenue

Jerry Gialanella of Parsippany decided to enter his 1947 Ford Viper Firethorn in the recent Hot Rods and Classic Car Show on Mt. Prospect Avenue in the historic Forest Hill neighborhood in Newark’s North Ward instead of joining friends and fellow automobile enthusiasts at a competing show at a car dealership closer to home.  That decision paid off in a big way when his striking red two-door coupe was awarded top honors as Best of Show, including $350 in prize money in addition to a sizable trophy.


Gialanella, who grew up in the North Ward and attended the inaugural car show on Mt. Prospect Avenue three years ago, had other good things to say about the event. “This is more than a car show where most people just sit in a chair by their vehicles all day,” Gialanella said. “That’s boring; with the great food, music and entertainment at this show, it’s a lot more fun.”

A Great Day on the Avenue!

Thousands of people from throughout the greater Newark area enjoyed a family-friendly day featuring nearly 150 hot rods and classic cars, plus music, great food, activities for kids and more!


The Partnership extends its thanks to everyone who attended, and to all who contributed to a memorable community event including the City of Newark, Newark PD and FD, and our volunteers.

A special thanks to our event partners and sponsors:

  • Investors Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • The North Ward Center
  • Trenk DiPasquale
  • Bloom & Bloom, LLP
  • Mikesell & Associates
  • Protective Measures Security
  • Evco Mechanical Corp.
  • Hillcrest Management
  • Felix Lopez Montalvo
  • A-Plus Computer

Investors Bank VP/Branch Manager and MPP board member Lissette Morales talks about the bank's sponsorship of the car show and service to the Mt. Prospect community!

Click here to view a gallery of images from this year's Hot Rods & Classic Car Show!
3rd Annual Hot Rods & Classic Car Show Returns to Newark’s North Ward Sunday, September 13, 2015!

Hot cars, cool music, great food and fun for the whole family will return to Mt. Prospect Avenue in Newark’s historic Forest Hill neighborhood when Mt. Prospect Partnership (MPP) presents the 3rd Annual Hot Rods & Classic Car Show on Sunday, September 13th from 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.  

The Partnership has also partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the event to help raise awareness and financial support for the fight against breast cancer. Other sponsors include Investors Bank, Wells Fargo, The North Ward Center, Trenk DiPasquale, Bloom & Bloom, LLP, Mikesell & Associates, Protective Measures Security, Evco Mechanical Corp., Hillcrest Management, Felix Lopez Montalvo and A-Plus Computer. Admission is free for the general public. The rain date is September 20th.  


Hot Rods & Classic Car Show
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3rd Annual Hot Rods and Classic Car Show

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 11 AM - 4 PM (rain date Sunday, September 20)

Check out the video from the 2014 Event!