Classic cars bolster Bergenline Avenue in North Bergen for 4th year in a row

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Classic cars bolstered Bergenline Avenue in North Bergen for the fourth year in a row yesterday, with proceeds from the event going towards the Special Olympics.

“The proceeds go towards the Special Olympics. So every registration fee, $20 for a car or motorcycle, that goes automatically to the Special Olympics – proceeds for children,” Board of Chosen Freeholders Chair Anthony Vainieri (D-8) explained.

“We use Bergenline Avenue because of the background of the park and our businesses feed off of Bergenline Avenue. It’s a great event, as you can see, and it’s getting larger and larger and larger.”

Over 300 classic cars and motorcycles registered for the event this year, with models including a 1948 Plymouth, 1928 Ford Sedan Delivery and a 1994 Buick Roadmaster – the latter being a car that state Senator (D-32)/Mayor Nick Sacco had rode in before.

“This is the best one ever: we have over 300 cars, we’re stretched from 87th Street down to 79th Street and there’s some really great cars here. I’m looking at my old favorite, the 1994 Buick Roadmaster,” he began.

“I had probably the last model and when it went, you couldn’t do anything with it, you just had to sell it off for parts.”

The event, which also featured food vendors, music and the carnival at James J. Braddock Park just a stone’s throw away, also recognized those who brought their cars out of the garage by giving out 70 awards across a myriad of different categories.