Fair Lawn’s River Road hosts first of late night series

River Road Improvement Corp.
By River Road Improvement Corp. June 4, 2015 16:17

Fair Lawn’s River Road hosts first of late night series

Fair Lawn's River Road hosts first of late night series

PHOTOS/NICK DELAHANTY

One of the classic rides that was at the Fair Lawn River Road Improvement Corporation’s Blues N’ Cruise classic car show on May 21.

The Best Hot Rod was awarded by Tribal Iron Choppers to Keith Hampel of Hasbrouck Heights for this car.

May 21st marked the beginning of a familiar sight on River Road: event season. Exhibitions of classic cars, bands playing music set to the theme of the event, sponsors, local business owners and Fair Lawn community members coming together in one place.

Fair Lawn's River Road hosts first of late night seriesThe theme of the first in the Late Night Third Thursday event series, Blues N’ Cruise, was to honor all departments who share in public safety. Members of the Fair Lawn fire department, police department, auxiliary police, emergency management, ambulance corps and rescue squad were in attendance. Each department was issued a plaque honoring the work they do and the service they provide to the community.

“What a great way to honor all of the borough’s public safety departments,” said Sgt. Brian Metzler of the Fair Lawn Police Department.

Also on the itinerary for the evening was the first of the classic car shows. Seventeen vehicles entered into the first contest of the season. Four prizes were awarded in the following categories:

Best Hot Rod was awarded by Tribal Iron Choppers to Keith Hampel of Hasbrouck Heights and 2013 Mustang Boss 302.

A Cool Ride was awarded by Jerie’s Auto to David Grin of Fair Lawn and his 1983 Rolls Royce Corniche.

Best Vintage Condition was awarded by Rich and Janice Noorigian, in honor of Jim Noorigian, to Michael and Elaine Reinheimer of Fair Lawn and their 1938 P-4 Plymouth.

Hot Night Car was awarded by River Road Hot Bagels to Stuart Gross of Wanaque and his 2002 Chrysler Prowler.

When asked about his win, Michael Reinheimer responded, “It is always a thrill for Elaine and myself to win an award at a classic car show. We were especially honored since the Best Vintage Condition award was presented honoring Jim Noorigian. Living in Fair Lawn for 43 years, we were customers of Jim Noorigian at State Tire on River Road. Jim had a wonderful reputation in the community and his expertise and wonderful customer service were appreciated by so many during his long business tenure in town.”

Also on board for everyone’s entertainment were The Rockin’ Daddies who played many blues and rockabilly favorites.

Not to be outdone, the students of Dance A Lot made a guest appearance and showed the audience their dance prowess.

When asked how it felt to take part in River Road events, Stuart Pace, Asst. VP/Business Development Officer of River Road sponsor Community Bank of Bergen County said, “I am a lifelong resident of Fair Lawn and have volunteered in a host of Fair Lawn organizations. To do so on behalf of this great bank is a pleasure, as Community Bank has the same commitment to our communities as I have had for my hometown. I am honored to represent the bank at functions like Blues N’ Cruise.”

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By River Road Improvement Corp. June 4, 2015 16:17

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