2022 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Bergenfield, NJ
No less than ten cars and fourteen Rusty relics showed up for this parade, braving the bitter cold. At least three more Relics stayed home, regretting that their antique cars do not have working heaters. Gene Yetter, official club photographer, took the photos.
The lineup took place in a new and better location right behind McDonald’s, which was good-natured about having people use its bathrooms.
A wide variety of vehicles were ready for the parade, as shown in these images—from a true Mini to a big van (one of two trucks, the other being a Bronco).
Intrepid photographer Gene Yetter took these photos but did not write up these captions. He walked the full length of the parade route, snapping shots along the way. Compare and contrast that Mini with the Bronco...
The junk trucks were handy since they were a couple of places ahead of the Rusty Relics and quite visible, so we knew when our turn was coming.
The Dodge was not in the Rusty relics, but could have been!
Kids in the crowd shouted out that they loved the yellow of Pete D’s Barracuda, shown here passing by the big church near the end of the route.
A big American flag was draped on the top of a ladder truck; here’s the man making sure it stayed safe.
Finally, one of our members who took the easy way through the parade—in a car—provided this video summarizing around 25 minutes into around 2 minutes.