Registration opens April 1st.
All cars will show on Sunday.
Due to continuing construction at the high school again this year, the show will be held on Sunday ONLY. We won't have a show on Saturday, but we will have a vintage car road rally. Watch for details.
Register early - Because the show is limited to 350 vehicles, it’s important that you get your registration form and payment in to the New Hope Automobile Show office as soon as possible. For cars wishing to register day of show, there is an additional $5 fee. However we must warn you that because of our limited space, the popular divisions fill up quickly and day-of-show registrations can't be guaranteed. Day-of-Show registrations are not guaranteed to be judged. IMPORTANT: As we are a totally volunteer organization, we do not have the ability to easily process refunds. If for some reason you register and then are unable to attend, please consider your registration fee as a charitable donation. We appreciate your understanding. Thank you.
Be ready for judging - While every consideration is given to automobiles in original condition and to owners who are new to the hobby, we can accept only automobiles which are ready for judging. Automobiles not ready for judging may be ruled ineligible to compete and turned away at the gate. In these rare cases, pre-paid entry fees will be refunded.
Display only vehicles. If you do not wish to have your vehicle judged, you are welcome to show in the appropriate category. Please indicate on your registration form that you do not want to be judged. Simply check the "Do Not Judge" box. Vehicles must be in presentable original condition.
Show car arrival time - In order to qualify for judging all show cars must arrive at the show grounds by 10:00 am. The show car gate opens at 7:00 am. Vehicles arriving after 10:00 am may not be eligible for judging. For public safety reasons, we must close the show car gate at 12:00 noon.
All show cars should enter show grounds from Bridge Street at the front of the high school. Upon entering, car owners will stop at registration table for check-in. After check-in, cars will be directed to photographer's location where a photo is taken of car. From there, event marshals will direct show car to the proper division location.
Trailered cars should enter show grounds from Bridge Street at the front of the high school. At the registration table they will receive their paperwork and then follow signage / directions to trailer parking. After unloading, show car should be driven back to the registration table, where car will be directed to the photographer's location for a photo, and then directed to the proper division by our event marshals.
Safety first - All show vehicles must have fire extinguishers. Please heed the marshall’s instructions while moving your vehicles on show grounds. Always observe a safe speed. We do not wish to have a pedestrian-vehicle accident. Think Safety
Judging standards - In most divisions, judging guidelines and standards follow those generally accepted by nationally recognized owners groups such as the AACA. In marque divisions, the standards are usually those of the marque’s owners club.
The Governor’s Cup – All AACA, CCCA, LCOC, RROC and other nationally recognized seniors and juniors compete in the Senior Division for the Governor’s Cup of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and are recognized with NHAS preservation awards. The finest pre-1950 (through 1949) and those made in 1950 and after, each receive a replica Governor’s Cup on Sunday afternoon and their name inscribed on the perpetual Governor’s Cup trophy.
Parade of Champions – One of the highlights of the show is the Parade of Champions in which all award winners pass through the awards area so owners may receive their trophies. The Parade of Champions begins after all judging is completed, at approximately 2:30pm. All other show car owners are asked to remain on the show grounds until this popular feature is completed.
Authentic Automobiles Only – Only authentic models of recognized automobile manufacturing companies are accepted. Customized cars, aftermarket parts modified vehicles, replicas, kit cars, and other such vehicles are not accepted. Vehicles in the High Performance Production Cars (HPP) division must be American made and completely stock as delivered by the manufacturer without modifications. Late model Shelby Cobra automobiles will be accepted with proof that the vehicle was manufactured at the Shelby facility. Vehicles may be turned away on the day of the show if modifications are found. There are no exceptions.
Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Use – Because the show is conducted on school grounds, consumption of alcoholic beverages and the use of tobacco products in any form are strictly prohibited at all times. State and local regulations prohibit any exceptions to this policy.
Pets – No pets are allowed on the show grounds unless they are Leader, or Seeing Eye, dogs or other animals used for assistance by handicapped persons.
Select your division.
IMPORTANT: Because the show is just one day again this year, we will need to trim the number of divisions. The list below has been updated to show those changes.
Basically, we've combined or eliminated some of the divisions where, in recent years, we've seen low entry numbers. For example, in our "Decades" divisions, we've combined Cars of the 20s with Cars of the 30s. We've also combined Cars of the 40s with Cars of the 50s. We've completely eliminated our Sunday Production Classes (Ford, GM, and Chrysler), because these are all eligible for other divisions. We've also put Avanti in with the Studebaker class and added Fire Engines to our existing Professional Specialty Cars class. Vintage Chevrolet will now show with Vintage Antique. Nash will now register with the appropriate Decades class. The Classic (C) division has been eliminated entirely.
These changes are intended to streamline the judging, allowing the judges to still spend the necessary amount of time with each car.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Auto Show office, or send an email to: email@example.com
When registering a vehicle online, indicate your entry division by using the codes in bold at the end of each line shown below.
Senior Cars: All National prize winners to 1990 | SR
Vintage Antique: All makes pre-1900 - 1919 | VA
Cars of the 20s - 30s: All domestic makes and models 1920-39 | 20-30
Cars of the 40s- 50s: All domestic makes and models 1940-59 | 40-50
Cars of the 60s: All domestic makes and models 1960-69 | 60
Cars of the 70s: All domestic makes and models 1970-79 | 70
Cars of the 80s: All domestic makes and models 1980-89 | 80
Alfa Romeo: All years | AR
Antique Motorcycles: All to 1990 | AC
Antique Trucks: All trucks to 1990 - Original or restored | AT
Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg/Pierce-Arrow/Packard: All years and models (authentic only) | ACD
Austin Healey: All years | AH
BMW: All models thru 1990 | BMW
Corvair: All years | CV
Corvette: All to 1990 | K
Datsun/Nissan: Z cars only, no modifications; 1971 - 1990 | DN
DeLorean: All years | DE
Foreign Exotic: Aston Martin/Lamborghini/Ferrari/Maserati/DeTomaso/Pantera/FordGT/GT40, all years | FX
French Connection: Citroen/Facel Vega/Peugeot/Renault; all years to 1990 | FC
High Performance Production: All American made makes & models thru 1990: stock or restored only | HP
Historically Preserved Original: All Domestic and European makes & models thru 1990 (Photo MUST accompany registration) | HPOF
Jaguar: All models thru 1990 | J
Lincoln Continental: Lincoln, Continental, Zephyr: 1921-1990 | L
Lotus: All years | LT
Mercedes Benz: All models thru 1990 | MB
MG: All models and years | MG
Military Vehicles: All to 1990 | MV
Model "A" Fords: All years | MA
Model "T" Fords: All years | MT
Morgan: All years | MR
Mustang: All to 1990; stock or restored only | FM
Porsche: All Models thru 2000 (no Cayenne SUV) | P
Professional Specialty Cars: Cars modified for use as Coaches, Rescue Vehicles, Fire Engines & Ambulances to 1990 | PC
Racing Cars-Domestic: Vintage and Contemporary, authentic cars thru 2000 (road race only) | RCD
Racing Cars-Foreign: Vintage and Contemporary, authentic cars thru 2000 (road race only) | RCF
Rolls-Royce/Bentley: All models & years | RR
Shelby: Original and Continuation Cobras, Series 1, Shelby Ford Mustangs all years | SC
Specialty Class Cars: Fiat/Lancia/Bugatti/NSX - All years | SCC
Studebaker: All models, including Lark and Avanti - all years | SB
Thunderbird: 1955 - 1966 | T
Triumph: All years | TR
TVR: All years | TVR
Viper: All years | V
Volkswagon: Karmann Ghia, Beetle, Bus, Thing - no modifications permitted; All to 1990 | VW
Woodies: All makes & models (no simulated wood ) | WD
Registration opens April 1.
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