Classic Cars in a Classic Town

You know somethings up when the day starts out that you need a hotel for cars.


The Classic Car Club of America held its “regional Grand Classic” here in Cape May this past Saturday. Enthusiasts from both coasts of the country were in town to show, view and judge what are considered some of the finest automobiles in the country. Only six Grand Classic’s are held each year. Cape May’s was the organization’s first.

Entries in the show included, Packards, Cadillacs and Duesenbergs, all listed on the organisations approved car list here.

This 1931 Duesenberg owned by Ralph Marano Sr. was just one of the many fine examples. This car inspired the expression “it’s a doozy”.


This 1927 Packard Town Car was another classic with the judges and crowds.


The intensity of the judges and exhibitors was a clear example of why they are called enthusiasts. The judge shown on the right is Wayne Carini of the popular car show Chasing Classic Cars on the Velocity network. I didn’t recognize Wayne when I checked him in, but found his show listed on the Velocity ChannelThe show can be seen Tuesday night at Ten. Grand Classic Car Shows don’t widely advertise except to membership, but they clearly welcomed all who cautiously viewed the collection. When I receive info about the more than forty exhibitors I will update here.

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  1. Suzanne Taylor
    April 27, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    Awww,no red Mustang convertible on the approved list.My prize will just have to stay in her garage spot.We both agreed it was a wonderful show,saw several Thunderbirds to drool over.Glad they came to grace our town and hope to see more.

    • May 12, 2014 / 1:24 pm

      Thank you for the comment and following the blog. You’re so right about living here. I feel compelled to share it.