Thousands of spectators celebrated Father’s Day by viewing 102 classic cars and trucks that were entered in Sea Isle City’s 2022 Skimmer Festival Antique Auto Show on the oceanfront Promenade.
The display of vintage vehicles Sunday highlighted the second day of Skimmer Weekend. The festival’s opening day on Saturday featured a seaside market with hundreds of crafts and specialty vendors, live music, a food court and free amusement rides and other family-friendly activities.
At the end of the Antique Auto Show, Mayor Leonard Desiderio presented trophies to the winning vehicles.
The “Mayor’s Choice” trophy went to Pete and Linda Hecht, of Galloway Township, N.J., owners of a 1932 Chevrolet Confederate, which had running boards, side-engine vents, suicide doors and a dark blue paint job. The Hechts have owned their Confederate for one year.
The “Best of Show” trophy went to Jim Shultz, owner of a bright blue 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air convertible, which had hood ornaments, an immaculate interior and plenty of shiny chrome.
Shultz, who lives in Swedesboro, N.J., and also has a home in Sea Isle, has owned his vintage Chevy for 25 years and is a familiar face at the Antique Auto Show.
After the trophies were distributed to the winners, all of the vehicles in the Antique Auto Show paraded through Sea Isle, bringing a dramatic close to Skimmer Festival Weekend.
To learn about other events taking place in Sea Isle City, go to www.VISITSICNJ.com or call the City’s Division of Tourism at 609-263-8687.