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.  


This year’s show will award over $1100 in cash prizes, with more than 100 vehicles expected to compete for top honors. Other event highlights will include a chance to meet Captain America, Spiderman and Superman, music provided by the Newark Arts High School Latin Jazz Band plus a DJ, a variety of food and ice cream vendors and children’s entertainment like face painters, stilt walkers, balloon artists and more.  

2014-09-07-02.38.05---stiltwalker-balloons“Thousands of people from Newark and other communities in Essex County and beyond participated in last year’s event and we expect more this year,” noted Frank Petolino, MPP’s Executive Director. “We are attracting lots of local classic car owners and enthusiasts and more from outside of Newark with ties to the city who want to be part of the family-friendly atmosphere we have created on the Avenue for the show.”  

“We look forward to welcoming community members and visitors to the car show and showcasing the streetscape upgrades, new welcome banners and other improvements the Partnership has supported that are changing the face of our community,” stated Michael Sheehan, MPP President. “For classic car owners, it’s a minimal amount ($15 pre-show/$20 day of show) for a great event, great prizes and a worthy cause. For attendees, it’s a wonderful time to enjoy together with friends, family and neighbors.”  

2014-09-07-02.24.10---classic-carsMt. Prospect Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event between Delavan Avenue and Heller Parkway. Absolutely no bicycles or skateboards will be allowed in the display area.  

Staging of the vehicles will start on the day of the event between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Those that register early to secure specific locations must be in their assigned spots by 9:30 a.m. or they may lose those specific locations.  

For more information about the event or to register, please contact Frank Petolino (973-481-6200) or Chris Bernardo (973-424-6499). Registration forms are available at Petolino Florist (650 Mt. Prospect Avenue), or download an application form from this website. You can also follow news from the district at Facebook.com/gomtprospect.