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SEA ISLE CITY — Thousands of onlookers celebrated Father’s Day by viewing the 102 classic cars and trucks entered in the city’s Skimmer Festival Antique Auto Show, held June 19 along the seafront promenade in the station.
The annual vintage vehicle show takes place on the second day of Skimmer Weekend, the first day of which includes a seaside market with hundreds of craft and specialty vendors, live music, a playground catering, free rides and other family activities.
At the end of the Antique Auto Show, Mayor Leonard Desiderio presented trophies to the event’s winning vehicles, the two Chevrolets.
The Mayor’s Choice trophy went to Pete and Linda Hecht of Galloway Township, owners of a 1932 Chevrolet Confederate, which had running boards, side air vents, suicide doors and dark blue paint . The Hechts have owned their Confederate for a year.
The Best of Show trophy went to Jim Shultz, of Swedesboro and Sea Isle, owner of a bright blue 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air convertible, which had hood ornaments, an immaculate interior and lots of shiny chrome. Schultz, owner of his ’57 Chevy for 25 years, is a familiar face at Sea Isle antique car shows.
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After the distribution of the trophies to this year’s winners, all the vehicles paraded through the city, bringing the Skimmer festival weekend to a dramatic close.
To find out more about other events taking place in Sea Isle City, visit visitsicnj.com or call the city’s tourism division at 609-263-8687.