Jerry Gialanella of Parsippany decided to enter his 1947 Ford Viper Firethorn in the recent Hot Rods and Classic Car Show on Mt. Prospect Avenue in the historic Forest Hill neighborhood in Newark’s North Ward instead of joining friends and fellow automobile enthusiasts at a competing show at a car dealership closer to home. That decision paid off in a big way when his striking red two-door coupe was awarded top honors as Best of Show, including $350 in prize money in addition to a sizable trophy.
Gialanella, who grew up in the North Ward and attended the inaugural car show on Mt. Prospect Avenue three years ago, had other good things to say about the event. “This is more than a car show where most people just sit in a chair by their vehicles all day,” Gialanella said. “That’s boring; with the great food, music and entertainment at this show, it’s a lot more fun.”
3rd Annual Hot Rods & Classic Car Show Returns to Newark’s North Ward Sunday, September 13, 2015!
Hot cars, cool music, great food and fun for the whole family will return to Mt. Prospect Avenue in Newark’s historic Forest Hill neighborhood when Mt. Prospect Partnership (MPP) presents the 3rd Annual Hot Rods & Classic Car Show on Sunday, September 13th from 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.
The Partnership has also partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the event to help raise awareness and financial support for the fight against breast cancer. Other sponsors include Investors Bank, Wells Fargo, The North Ward Center, Trenk DiPasquale, Bloom & Bloom, LLP, Mikesell & Associates, Protective Measures Security, Evco Mechanical Corp., Hillcrest Management, Felix Lopez Montalvo and A-Plus Computer. Admission is free for the general public. The rain date is September 20th.