28th Annual Madison Car Show

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MADISON — The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce and Madison P.B.A. #92 is hosting their 28th Annual Madison Car Show on Saturday, October 2. This popular event runs in conjunction with Madison’s Bottle Hill Day street festival. Madison Tire & Auto Repair, 285 Main St. is the event’s 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 generously accepted at the gate.

Peter Daniele, the proprietor of Rose City Collision, 291 Main Street, 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 are expecting several hundred car enthusiasts to enjoy the sparkle, shine, and spectacle of several dozen 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 Madison’s Borough Hall and the Madison Public Safety Building on the corner of Prospect St.”

“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, of 71 Kings Road. Morris 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, 22 Drew Place. The grand door prize is a $500.00 Stop & Shop Gift Card donated by Stop & Shop, 133 Main Street.  All car show entrants are eligible to enter the drawing.

The Madison Car Show features eight top awards, twelve special awards, which include categories for engine, paint, type of vehicle, and more plus “Top 50” awards for the best fifty entries. All awards are sponsored by local businesses.

The Madison Car Show begins at 9 a.m. The awards ceremony starts at 3:00 p.m. To be eligible for judging and prizes, all cars must arrive at the show no later than 11:00 a.m.

DJ Jerry Wolfman Burst will spin the music of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. On-street parking is free in Madison.

The car show committee invites all car show enthusiasts to pre-register their vehicles by Saturday, September 25 for the discounted fee of $15.00 and to guarantee participation. The day-of-registration is $20.00.

Registration forms may be obtained by calling Peter Daniele at (973) 377-4037. On the day of the show please call (973) 886-7849 with questions or concerns.