A steel-bending strongman who grew up in Madison is scheduled to perform at the 22nd Madison Car Show, which is expected to draw hundreds of car enthusiasts to the borough the first Saturday in October.
The Oct. 5 show in the Madison Volunteer Ambulance Corps parking lot coincides with Bottle Hill Day.
The event has categories for hot rods, trucks, street machines, classic, antique and custom cars.
Chamber of Commerce President Ken Toumey said organizers expect "several hundred car enthusiasts to enjoy the sparkle, shine and spectacle of so many unique automobiles."
The popular event is hosted by the Madison Chamber of Commerce and Madison P.B.A. No. 92.
Peter Daniele, the owner of Rose City Collision, is the long-time chair of the Madison Car Show committee.
Daniele is vice president of the Chamber of Commerce, along with John Morris, co-owner of Stewart-Morris Awards, Gifts & Flags.
“Peter has organized and managed the car show since 1990 and he makes it more successful and fun every year,” Morris said.
D.J. “Wolfman Jerry” is lined up to spin the music of the '50s, '60s and '70s. A volunteer cooking crew from the Madison Fire Department provides the refreshments. On-street parking is free in Madison.Strongman Pat Povilaitis, who was raised in Madison performs at "The Human Vise," is making a special and rare local appearance at this year’s car show sometime before noon, according to an announcement for the event.
Daniele said Povilaitis—who bend metal objects, tear telephone books and break apart handcuffs—is a good friend of the committee and when he is in town he appears exclusively at the car show.
The car show is near the corner of Kings Road and Prospect Street, a short walk from the Bottle Hill Day festivities.
Car show registration
Madison Car Show participants are eligible to win awards and door prizes. The Best in Show award is sponsored by Pine Manor Associates, Painting & Wallcovering Specialists. The grand door prize is a $500 Stop & Shop Gift Card. All car show entrants are eligible to enter the drawing.
The Madison Car Show begins at 9 a.m. The awards ceremony starts at 3 p.m. To be eligible for judging and prizes, all cars must arrive at the show no later than 11 a.m.
The members of the car show committee invite all car show enthusiasts to pre-register their vehicles by Friday, Sept. 27 for a discounted fee of $15 and to guarantee participation. Day-of registration is $20.
Registration forms can be obtained by calling Peter Daniele at 973-377-4037 or Connie Phillips of the Madison Police Department at 973-593-3015. On the day of the show call 201-924-2209.