CAR BUFF? HOT RODS & CLASSIC CARS COMES TO MT. PROSPECT AVE THIS WEEKEND
September 7, 2017 | Vince Baglivo
The 5th Annual Hot Rods & Classic Car Show, presented by Mt. Prospect Partnership (MPP) and Councilman Anibal Ramos, Jr. on Mt. Prospect Avenue in Newark’s North Ward, is more than a showcase for some of the region’s most photo-worthy vehicles. This Sunday, September 10th, join thousands of attendees expected for this family-friendly event from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, September 17th.
David Cedeño & His Orchestra will get the crowd moving to salsa classics and other danceable hits. Top local food trucks including Cadillac Grill, Off the Leash, The Brownie Bar and Orlando’s Fish Fry will serve everything from grilled hot dogs, char broiled burgers and the freshest fried fish to gourmet brownies in unique flavors. Super Heroes like Batman, Captain America and Superman will pose for photos with their fans. Children’s entertainers, like face painters, stilt walkers and balloon artists will also be part of the fun.
The Partnership is also supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation at the event to help raise awareness and financial support for the fight against breast cancer. Admission is free for the general public. More than 100 vehicles are expected to compete for $1100 in cash prizes (entry fee of $15 pre-show/$20 day of show).
Mt. Prospect Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event between Delavan Avenue and Heller Parkway, and 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.
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