42nd Annual NCPC National Meet
“Cruisin’ the New Jersey Shore”

September 8-11, 2021
Toms River, New Jersey

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Dear fellow NCPC members,

During the past several months, I was reminded several times of a large jigsaw puzzle of cars I acquired from AACA depicting classic automobile museums throughout the USA. It was set up on a table in my classroom for my students to work on during their limited free time. On one Monday morning I entered my classroom and was startled to see the almost completed puzzle broken up into several piles on the table along with a note from the night crew apologizing for tipping the table with the ladder as they were replacing filters. The students that worked on that puzzle were frustrated but I found out more determined than ever to start over and complete it! It was now close to June and their extra effort paid off. I remember them putting in the last pieces at their puzzle pizza pie party with a few days to spare.

This is not unlike the experience of our 42nd Meet, which started in the Summer of 2019... all set for September 2020... and, regretfully, was dismantled in the Spring of 2020. Then, after dealing with COVID-19 setbacks, new restrictions, and, especially, delayed responses from municipalities, it was finally reorganized for September 2021. As we adjust our chrome-backed day/night rear view mirror, we can now see the “pan” fading off and turning onto a back road.

Our hotel will be the Clarion Inn & Conference Center in Toms River, located on Route 37 near the Garden State Parkway Exit 82. We'll have the fine summer weather without the summer traffic and we'll have special off-season rates 0f $103 to $135 per night plus tax.

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A "Pre-Meet Kick-off " will take place Wednesday afternoon, September 8 at Tuckerton Seaport Museum with a pontoon boat ride with a tour guide and light house visit after we have lunch at the museum restaurant, The Union Market. Tuckerton is 25 miles south of Toms River, directly off the Garden State Parkway on Route 9. Travelers can either meet us at Tuckerton Seaport or stop at the Clarion first, to drop off a trailer and catch up with us at Tuckerton from noon on. After touring the Seaport Museum, we will head back to the Clarion. Later, members are invited to enter their show cars free in ''Cruisin' Downtown Toms River'' on Washington Street, which will be blocked off from 6 to 9 PM. There will be plenty of collector cars, live music, and local restaurants to make it an enjoyable evening.

On Thursday we plan to visit Jenkinson's Aquarium, their unique nautical theme gift shops and have lunch at Jenkinson's Food Court Pavilion on the Point Pleasant Boardwalk. After lunch and a leisurely stroll on the “boards” we will meet up and make a quick stop at the local Vintage Automobile Museum and then head back to the Clarion around 4 PM. Later we will meet up at Stewart's over the bridge in Seaside Heights at Sunset Beach, overlooking the Barnegat bay, for our own personal Cruise Nite.

Friday will include a luncheon cruise on the Toms River aboard The River Lady Paddle Wheel Boat (11:00 - 1:30), followed by a local surprise mystery tour and then a quick visit to the Ocean County Historical Society Museum right down the block.

IMPORTANT RIVER LADY NOTES:

Friday night dinner will be on your own at Ike's Restaurant in the Clarion. Save room for dessert though, at our ice cream social, which will be followed by the general membership meeting.

To showcase our fine automobiles and trucks entered into Saturday's show, we have secured Carteret Avenue Field, which is an attractive rectangular enclosed landscaped park with grass and has a small playground in one corner. The park is located on the 1300 block of Bay Blvd. and Carteret Ave. in Seaside Heights, NJ 08751. Bay Blvd. is a wide street with minimal traffic. The park was a former ball field and may still show up in google maps as Carteret Ave. Ball Field! We plan to have some space surrounding the park as well.

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Since it is 9/11, we asked the Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Department to display their truck with a large American flag out front during our show. For those who are interested, a brief ceremony of tribute to our fallen heroes is being planned. We plan to have a food truck on site. Nearby there is a pedestrian crosswalk that crosses Route 35 where Sunset Beach, a fishing pier and our Stewarts Restaurant is located. Just push the ''magic button'' at the crossing and red lights will stop all traffic. Parking for trailers will be available outside of the park. Trailer parking is also available on the back lot of the Clarion for hotel guests only.

After a leisurely 7 mile drive back to the Clarion, it will be time for our Evening Awards Banquet in the Rosendahl Ballroom that will bring our 42nd National Meet to a close. On Sunday you may choose to remain in the area since arcades and rides will be open on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk or you may want to attend a large, local car show near the bay.

On behalf of my fellow members of the New Jersey Shore Region, we wish to welcome you to Ocean County for our 42nd NCPC National Meet. You will discover many surprises all along the New Jersey Shore. If you have questions, please contact me using our form.

Please SAVE THE DATE and pass this information along to others! See you in September!!!

—  Michael W Riebe, and Members of the New Jersey Shore Region
(see the “contact us” page to reach them directly)

Download the entry form now (small PDF)...

Host Hotel: Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Located at 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08755-5015. Call 732-341-2400 and mention group code “N.C.P.C.” by August 14, 2021 to receive discounted rates (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, $103 per night + taxes; Friday-Saturday, $135 per night + taxes; full breakfast buffet, $8.50).

Activity Schedule

Wednesday, September 8

12 Noon Meet up for Lunch at Tuckerton Seaport Museum, The Union Restaurant, 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton, NJ 08087.
1:30–3:30 Lighthouse and Museum tour, “Pohatcong” Pontoon Boat 1-hour Barnegat Bay tour.
5:30 - 9PM Leave the Clarion for a free Cruise Night with live music, show cars and food on Washington Street, Toms River.

Thursday September 9

9:45 AM Depart the hotel for Jenkinson’s Aquarium Tour (10:30) and gift shops on the Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk
12:30 PM Lunch on your own at Jenkinson’s Food Court and leisure time on the Point Pleasant Boardwalk
2:15–4:00 Depart for a stop at a local Vintage Automobile Museum
5:30 PM New Jersey Shore Region Cruise-in at Stewart’s Root Beer by the Barnegat Bay, 1200 Rt. 35 S., Seaside Heights, NJ

Friday, September 10

9:45 AM Depart the hotel for downtown Toms River to the board the River Lady, a paddle-wheel river boat
10:30 AM Board the River Lady for Luncheon – Sightseeing Cruise along the Toms River. ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE ONLY !! Details in the blue box earlier on this page.
1:45 PM Depart for Mystery stop, then Ocean County Historical Society Museum.
5:30 PM Dinner on your own at Ike’s Restaurant in the Clarion Hotel
6:45 PM Ice Cream Social in the Clarion Hotel, Rosendahl Ballroom
7:30 PM NCPC General Membership Meeting followed by the Fun Auction in the Clarion Hotel, Rosendahl Ballroom

Saturday, September 11: Carteret Avenue Field, Seaside Heights

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7:30 AM Show field setup (Carteret Avenue Field, 1300 Block of Bay Boulevard and Carteret Avenue, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751)
9:00 AM Show field registration opens. Vehicles must be on the show field by 11:00 AM and are to remain until 3 PM.
11 AM–3:00 PM Judged car show; weighted / secured tents next to show field are okay after 11:00 AM
7:00 PM Awards Banquet in the Rosendahl Ballroom at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Toms River, NJ

Spectators are welcome! Here’s what the 2018 show gave us...

2021 Meet Hosts: Mike Riebe and Members of the New Jersey Shore Region (see the “contact us” page to reach them directly.)

42nd NCPC National Meet: Wednesday, Sept. 8 – Saturday, Sept. 11, 2020,
Toms River, New Jersey and Island Beach State Park
“Cruisin’ the New Jersey Shore”

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