The Third Annual Classic Car & Bike Show took over Bergenline Avenue from 79th to 85th Streets on June 10, bringing nearly a century’s worth of antiques, hot rods, muscle cars, luxury rides, military vehicles, and much more to the streets of North Bergen. The event raised more than $4,000 for the New Jersey Special Olympics.
Light rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the attendees, who enjoyed checking out more than 100 classic and souped-up vehicles. Adding to the retro fun, legendary oldies group The “Demensions,” a doo-wop group from New York, performed several sets live onstage.
Among the attractions was a 1977 Sebring Vanguard, one of the first electric vehicles.
Among the rarest vehicular offerings this year were a 1986 M998 HumVee original military vehicle, a 1977 Sebring Vanguard (one of the first electric vehicles), a 1971 Rolls Royce, a 1950 Studebaker, a 1966 Auburn Speedster, and a 1929 Ford Model A.
The event was sponsored by Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Vainieri and organized by the North Bergen Police Department and Latino Automotive Business Services (LABS619) as a fundraiser.
Mayor Nicholas Sacco, Police Chief Robert Dowd, Hudson County Parks, and all the North Bergen departments pitched in to help. Donors included Anthony Vainieri, The North American Islamic Center, Rose’s Italian Deli, and Doctor D. Rotoli.