10 Best Auto Shows in New Jersey!

New Jersey’s car shows boast some of the finest customs, classics, antiques, muscle, special interest, and pro street cars in the region. These memorable shows offer a chance to win some cool trophies, cash prizes, and bragging rights while experiencing the best in automotive entertainment. The top auto shows in New Jersey aren’t just ordinary events, but premier shows featuring live performances, fantastic food, giveaways, and other amenities you won’t find anywhere else.

Lead East, Parsippany, NJ

Known as the best classic car and rock ‘n roll festival in the tri-state region, Lead East is a family-oriented event that celebrates legendary music and cars. This multi-day event is home to one of the largest displays of classic vehicles and cruisers in the region. You’ll also find an impressive variety of nostalgic entertainment live music, drive-in movies, indoor movies, dancing, performances, and more!

Glassboro Car Show, Glassboro, NJ

Recognized as South Jersey’s premier car show, the Glassboro Car Show is held each September in downtown Glassboro and features over 300 cars on display! More than 5,000 attendees show up to browse all the cool vehicles, listen to live music, mingle with other gearheads, and enjoy cold craft beer and food truck grub. This free festival offers a fantastic variety of exotics, race cars, and restored autos from all decades.

The Car, Truck & Bike Show, Edison, NJ

The Car, Truck & Bike Show is held at the Crowne Plaza Edison each July and showcases over 400 of the most interesting and exquisite vehicles in the tri-state area. This professionally judged event features thousands of dollars in cash prizes, trophies, vendors, food, and music. A portion of the show’s proceeds benefit the local vets.

Hot Rods for Heroes II Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, Barnegat, NJ

Held at Jeff’s Camp in April, the Hot Rods for Heroes II Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show offers an entire day of family-friendly fun with an assortment of activities for all ages. This judged show is open to all vehicles, makes, models, and year and provides trophy awards. There’s prizes, giveaways, DJ music, home-cooked barbeque and food, contests, and so much more.

Hot Rods & Harleys, Rahway, NJ

Join over 10,000 car enthusiasts at Hot Rods and Harleys, held downtown Rahway in May. This family-oriented car show features hundreds of antique and classic cars, custom motorcycles, and hot rods on display in the streets. Attendees also enjoy street vendors offering crazy tasty food, plus local restaurants and taverns. It’s a great spot for all-day automotive entertainment.

The Fast and the Furriest Show & Pet Adoption Event, Bayville, NJ

The Fast and the Furriest Show & Pet Adoption Event offers an enjoyable, worthwhile experience for the whole family. This premium, fully judged show is open to vehicles of all years, makes, and models and helps raise funds for the Redondo Foundation and service animals. This combination car show and pet adoption event offers dash plaques for early registrants, demos, DJ music, contests, food trucks, prizes, trophy awards, and giveaways.

Chester's Annual Classic Car Show, Chester, NJ

Each May for over 20 years, Chester’s historic downtown Main Street gets filled with some of the best automobiles exhibits in the region. This exciting motor exhibit is free to the public and offers music entertainment, a Spin-to-Win wheel, plenty of speciality shopping, and nearby dining. Trophies are awarded to participants in several categories.

Classic & Custom Car Show, Rockaway, NJ

Hosted by Cops N Rodders of Northern New Jersey, Classic & Custom Car Show is held each June at the Tri-County Fair in Rockaway. This event is free to spectators and features an impressive collection of beautiful classic cars along with a DJ spinning oldies. Participants can win some pretty cool trophies in the top 25 show categories.

Flemington Car Shows, Flemington, NJ

Every Saturday in the summertime, Flemington Car Show provides the local community with the opportunity to view hundreds of classic cars while enjoying family-friendly entertainment. These free car shows offer door prizes for the public, trophies for participants, live performances by local musicians, and DJ entertainment. Kids’ activities include balloon sculptures, face painting, and more.

Steakouts Car Show, Monroeville, NJ

For a good time with live entertainment throughout the day and night, look no further than Steakouts Car Show. Held at Steakouts Homeplate Pittsgrove bar and grill, this fun car show offers food, drinks, and trophies plus various outdoor amenities like volleyball, cornhole, a giant jenga pool, and more. The first 50 cars to register receive a commemorative dash plate!

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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