October 6, 2012: Allpar Show and Meet in Teterboro, New Jersey
Teterboro Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram hosted our sixth annual New Jersey meet-and-show on October 6. The show as supposed to start at 10 am, but the Teterboro staff was there by 8 am, and the Allpar contingent appeared at 8:40 — and the first participants arrived at 9 am.
30 cars showed up this year, a slight decline from 2011, partly because we had fewer people from the NYC Mopar Club. However, due partly to participation from members of the Restored Rusty Relics club, we had an unusual number of remarkable cars, including a former Secret Service motorcade 1974 New Yorker Brougham, a concours-restoration 1969 Charger, a fine 1956 Dodge Custom Royal, a Plymouth Superbird, well-modified SRT8s.... and many more.
This year, we had fewer (but higher quality) trophies to give out — but we wished we had more, including one for convertibles, as the cars were truly unusual and well presented. The Plymouth Superbird, in B5 Blue, was a true eye-catcher and a fine, rare car; Sal Ancito’s 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst, in gold and cream, was, in one member’s words, “the car that got me started on Mopars.”
The choices for the voters were very hard indeed — with so much excellence, choosing one car was a problem.
- Teterboro’s Pick: Brian Kapral’s 1969 Dodge Charger (concours restoration)
- Voter’s Choice, pre-1970: Steve White’s 1956 Dodge Custom Royal
- Voter’s Choice, 1970-1979: William H. Schorling’s 1979 Chrysler 300
- Voter’s Choice, 1980+: Steve Abrams’ 2009 Challenger SRT8
- Voter’s Choice, Trucks: Mark Longo’s 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Organizer’s (Chris Carpenter’s) Choice: George Watts’ 1989 Chrysler LeBaron
- Best Modifications: Claude Lacombe’s “1 of 28” modified Dodge Magnum SRT8
- Long Distance: Chris Carpenter (1996 Chrysler Town & Country)
- Most Interesting: Matt Cotton’s 1965 Simca Mille
- Best Adopted Car: Bon Cangalton’s 1970 AMC Javelin SST 360
Meet the winners:
Teterboro Chrysler-Jeep did an amazing job of moving cars around and providing space. They were generous in clearing off blacktop — an astonishing feat which required a lot of work from a lot of people. In the end, they cleared a massive amount of space. They also featured the show on their web page and passed out (and posted) fliers.
Dave pointed out in the wrap-up speech that he takes his cars to Teterboro to be serviced, though they are long past being under warranty. He has now purchased three new and used cars from Teterboro Chrysler-Jeep (or, as it’s referred to in the Dodge Dart’s navigation system, “Tetterboro Chrysler-Plymouth-Jep.”)
Directions to the Slant Six Club show, October 14
All Chrysler and AMC vehicles are welcome. Cost is $8 per carload for Allpar and Slant Six members, $10 for the general public. Food is available. If this show is a rain date for Allpar, both Slant Six and Allpar trophies will be awarded. The location for this meet / rain date has been changed! It is now Grove 3A, Donaldson Park, Highland Park, New Jersey.
From the New Jersey Turnpike or Route 1: get onto Route 18 North (in New Brunswick). See directions below.
From Route 18 North, take the local lanes to Route 27 North and cross the bridge, heading straight up the hill. Be careful of all traffic laws. Make a right turn on Second Avenue, which goes right into the park. Once in the park, make a right at the stop, follow the road to your left (toward the river).
From the Garden State Parkway, take exit 131 toward Iselin/Rahway/Metuchen, bearing right on the curve and merging onto Route 27. Route 27 turns off to the left on Lake Avenue (after the Friendly’s) and then bends to the right. Once in Highland Park (27 goes back to a single lane), make a left turn onto Second Avenue and go straight into the park; make a right at the stop, and follow the road to your left (toward the river).