Flemington Speedway Historical Society prepares for 10th annual motor show

The 10th Annual Flemington Speedway Historical Society Motor Show will be held on Saturday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Roger K. Everitt Exhibition Center (South County Park), 1207 Route 179, just outside by Ringoes.

The event, presented by the Flemington Department Store and featuring the Jalopy runners of yesteryear, will take place rain or shine.

The Flemington Speedway Historical Society’s annual event has grown into Hunterdon County’s largest auto show. The FSHS is trying to cross the 1,000 registered car mark in 2021, after the auto show was canceled due to COVID-19 last year.

FSHS President Dennis Tretter said: “With the auto show canceled last year due to COVID-19, everyone I hear is delighted to be returning to the fair grounds for s ‘have fun. ”

All types of vehicles are welcome – cars, trucks, motorcycles, race cars, tractors, boats, monster trucks and even multi-failure engines! Registration is $ 15 per exhibit vehicle on the day of the event. Trophies will be awarded to 1st place winners in many classes, as well as special rewards. Dashboard plates will be given to the first 600 registrants. Spectator admission is $ 5 per adult, while spectator parking is free. Children under 16 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free. Masks are encouraged but not mandatory. COVID-19 security measures will be in place to ensure the safety of all volunteers and participants.

The accompanying coin exchange meeting, craft vendors and flea market will be set up inside the pole barns. The seller’s fee is $ 20 per space, or $ 100 for a 24-by-16 premium outdoor seller space. Spaces for tip sellers are also available. Direct sellers are also welcome and encouraged. No pre-registration is required.

Doors will open at 7 a.m. for vendors and exhibit vehicles. The Grange building, which is the site of the Flemington Speedway Historical Society’s race car show and awards show, will once again be the registration and information center, along with the new FSHS T-shirt that has debuts at the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fair available for purchase.

The awards ceremony and the award ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. The Denville Golden Gup will announce and perform their favorite auto show tunes. A variety of festival dishes will be offered throughout the day.

The event’s patron, Flemington Department Store, had developed a long-standing relationship with Flemington Speedway which now benefits the Flemington Speedway Historical Society.

The FSHS once again welcomes the Central Jersey Volkswagen Society and the Antique Automobile Club of America to the annual event. Members of their respective clubs will have their vehicles at the event for display.

Flemington Speedway Historical Society Inc. is a non-profit organization that works to preserve, protect and document the history of the Flemington Fairgrounds and Speedway, which closed in 2000.

Before its closure, Flemington Speedway was America’s longest Saturday night short track and was known to be America’s fastest dirt track.

The annual auto show is produced by the Flemington Speedway Historical Society in cooperation with the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair. The profits benefit both parties. Additional information about the event can be found on the Flemington Speedway Historical Society’s website, www.flemingtonspeedwayhistoricalsociety.com, and click on the Car Show tab, or by visiting Facebook at Flemington Speedway Historical Society. No alcoholic beverages and no pets are allowed on the Roger K. Everitt Exhibition Center. Service animals are exempt.

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