Classic Car Shows Return to the Cape May – Lewes Ferry

CAPE MAY — Today, Cape May – Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced that classic car shows are planned at both Ferry terminals on consecutive weekends in Oct. The car shows will be held on two consecutive Sundays, Oct. 5 in Lewes and Oct. 12 in Cape May, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day. The early registration fee is $5. After Oct. 3, 2014, the registration fee is $10. Proceeds benefit breast cancer awareness.

“Our first ever car shows were associated with our 50th Anniversary celebration and were extremely popular,” said Michael Porch, Marketing Manager at the Cape May – Lewes Ferry. “Both these car shows were sold out and we received numerous requests to host additional shows. With our expansive parking areas and waterfront views, they are a natural fit for the Ferry.”

Oct. is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Ferry is hoping to use the shows to heighten awareness. “The proceeds from the events will be donated to Cape Regional Breast Cancer Services and Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Care,” Porch said. “Both medical centers also plan to have representatives at the shows to promote breast cancer awareness.”

The Lewes Terminal Classic Car Show will take place on Oct. 5 while the Cape May Terminal Classic Car Show will be held on Oct. 12. Both shows are set for 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Staging will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Porch noted that both shows are open to all classic makes and models of vehicles. The car show will have multiple award categories, including Best of Show and People’s Choice. Space is limited. For more information on the car show, please visit or call 609-889-7273.

The Cape May – Lewes Ferry, which is operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority and serves the Twin Capes region of Cape May, NJ and Lewes, DE, began operations on July 1, 1964. On that historic date, the first ferry vessel departed the Lewes terminal at 6:47 a.m., carrying eight vehicles and fifteen passengers. Over the years, the Ferry has transported more than 43 million people and 14 million vehicles across the Delaware Bay. Cars from each of the 50 states and numerous foreign countries have made the ferry trip and over one billion miles have been covered during the 50 years of round trip travel.

About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry:
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 43 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2013, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at, or call toll free, 800-643-3779. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.