||EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY
November 2, 2013 (If you've seen these pics, click here for photos of the 2016 show lower down.)
Flemming's sleepy old junkyard is located in the New Jersey pine barrens, not far from Atlantic City.
Hundreds of rusting hulks of old trucks, cars and other items are spread around under the trees
where they have been lying for decades.
Every November around Halloween, however, this "valley of dry bones" comes back to life!
My modest estimate is that a thousand hot rods, customs, classics, antique race cars, tractors, steam
engines, and trucks congregate at Flemming's, but nobody seems to be counting. There
are no trophies to be won. It is just a fun day from start to finish! Guests
park their cars wherever they can find room in a few open lots, along the road or under trees. Many vendors of
hard-to-find parts, food and memorabilia are also on hand.
It was a cool, sunny day with much to see. I will start with some relics of the
Compare this stock Lincoln with the radical custom Lincoln below!
Note the "kick starter" borrowed from a motorcycle!
The following are photos I took at the 2011 show:
Ralph Clayton, a local collector, had his Model T Ford and calliope organ
there. He also had a truckload of nicely restored outboard motors
and accessories on display.
Many more unrestored outboards could be seen in the junkyard.
I am a station wagon fan, so I snapped pictures of these too.
One of the "Punkin Chunkers" must have
escaped from Delaware
for the occasion. This cannon made a van and trailer look like
Here are photos from the 2016 Pumpkin Run on November 5th.
When I spotted this old Kaiser leaving the park, I pointed it out to my brother. He said, "I know that
guy!" He pulled over and showed us his '56 Chrysler Hemi engine!
Al Tasnady was my favorite stock car driver back in the fifties.
showed his Model T with organ and antique outboard collection
It's time for Flemming's junkyard to go back to sleep for another year!