It’s that time again. Or at least it was.

I usually attend the Raceway Park auto show on Sundays, the two weekends it’s held each year. This year, the Saturday version had much better weather than the Sunday version, but I was at the gloomy and chilly Sunday show. Also, by the time I arrived (around 11:30am), it seemed like many of the cars on the display track had been driven away.

But there were still some cool sights to be seen, both on and off the beaten path.

This Buick Riviera fastback, which was not on the main track, can be yours for a mere $23,000. I spoke to the car’s owner (the man with the funky hat opening the door) and he let me in on the work he’d had done to the car since acquiring it. He claims to have invested $27,000 in the vehicle, so he’s only losing $3,000 plus the costs of ownership. Shrewd:

1971 Buick Riviera Fastback at Raceway Park


Here’s another gem, also off the beaten path. A well-worn but sweetly-purring 1959 Ford Edsel:

1958 Ford Edsel in Englishtown, NJ


How about this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Wagon? It’s another that wasn’t on the main track. Like the Riviera, it’s for sale, but I’m not sure whether they’ll throw in the matching bike:

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Wagon


Meanwhile, this 1939 Ford coupe, which happened to be on the main track, sure has a nice patina:

1939 Ford Coupe in Englishtown, NJ


This ocean-mist beauty was the first car whose sleek lines I snapped that day:

1955 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe at Raceway Park Auto Show


Here’s a 1955 Chevrolet Nomad rat rod. I’ve seen this one there before – warts and all:

1955 Chevy Nomad Rat Rod at Raceway Park


How about an old farm hauler with bullet holes?

Old Pickup Truck With Bullet Holes


Or a deftly-restored 1956 Ford Edsel convertible? (you should see the “before” photos):

Monochrome 1956 Ford Edsel Convertible