PETER CHESSON MEMORIAL CAR SHOW

PETER CHESSON MEMORIAL
CAR SHOW

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2024
MOORLAND FARM, FAR HILLS, NJ

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SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2024 | MOORLAND FARM, FAR HILLS, NJ
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MOORLAND FARM, FAR HILLS, NJ
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Images by Will Hauser Photography, Lens of Kelly Media, Garbo, and
Erik Renninger Photography & Videography

ABOUT LIFECAMP

LifeCamp is a fun and educational summertime experience for children and teens from greater Newark, teaching skills for life and school, and supported by donations as a non-profit organization.

The Life Camp movement began in 1887, when Life magazine editor John Amos Mitchell founded the “Life’s Fresh Air Fund”.

In 1923, James Cox Brady opened the Life Farm on his land in Pottersville, New Jersey, to serve children from Newark.

Our rural campus provides a unique setting for children to discover their talents and stretch their imaginations in a way few other summer camp programs can match.

The young people who benefit come from urban backgrounds without other access to such an idyllic location.

Fundraising keeps tuition affordable for these families, with 94 percent of all dollars raised going directly to services for campers.

Staff Photo by Garbo

Staff Photo by Garbo

ABOUT PETER L. CHESSON

Pete Chesson was a self-proclaimed “old-school grease monkey” and a true innovator, whether it was in business or sport.

The upstart’s bold ideas — titanium components on carriages?! — even affected the international sport of combined driving at the World Championship level.

But automobiles were Chesson’s first obsession, and he never lost his love for building them. Before it was renamed in his honor, Chesson avidly supported this event, and its beneficiary, LifeCamp.

The Ford-powered 1951 Henry J. featured on this year’s event T-shirts and used for promotion was built and campaigned by Chesson and friend John Henry Terry.

Chesson started building race cars in his early teens and never stopped. Transcending every form of racing he participated in — from Drag Racing to Dirt Modifieds to Go Karts to Motocross to World of Outlaws Sprint Cars — Pete Chesson left his mark.

Humble, confident, and with a lust for life, Chesson was ever curious.
He enjoyed traveling the world to see what else was out there and often returned with new ideas or a newfound appreciation for something.

And when he got involved in something, there was nothing half-hearted about it. Chesson was all in.

“Keep it simple, stupid,” was one of his favorite phrases that’s forever engrained in the minds of a family he cherished and all who knew him well. This was Chesson’s North Star, and we’ll take that advice in summing up this brief remembrance.

Jack Kromer Photo

Chesson Family Collection

ABOUT PETER L. CHESSON

Pete Chesson was a self-proclaimed “old-school grease monkey” and a true innovator, whether it was in business or sport.

The upstart’s bold ideas — titanium components on carriages?! — even affected the international sport of combined driving at the World Championship level.

But automobiles were Chesson’s first obsession, and he never lost his love for building them. Before it was renamed in his honor, Chesson avidly supported this event, and its beneficiary, LifeCamp.

The Ford-powered 1951 Henry J. featured on this year’s event T-shirts and used for promotion was built and campaigned by Chesson and friend John Henry Terry.

Chesson started building race cars in his early teens and never stopped. Transcending every form of racing he participated in — from Drag Racing to Dirt Modifieds to Go Karts to Motocross to World of Outlaws Sprint Cars — Pete Chesson left his mark.

Humble, confident, and with a lust for life, Chesson was ever curious.
He enjoyed traveling the world to see what else was out there and often returned with new ideas or a newfound appreciation for something.

And when he got involved in something, there was nothing half-hearted about it. Chesson was all in.

“Keep it simple, stupid,” was one of his favorite phrases that’s forever engrained in the minds of a family he cherished and all who knew him well. This was Chesson’s North Star, and we’ll take that advice in summing up this brief remembrance.

Jack Kromer Photo

Chesson Family Collection

ABOUT LIFECAMP

LifeCamp is a fun and educational summertime experience for children and teens from greater Newark, teaching skills for life and school, and supported by donations as a non-profit organization.

The Life Camp movement began in 1887, when Life magazine editor John Amos Mitchell founded the “Life’s Fresh Air Fund”.

In 1923, James Cox Brady opened the Life Farm on his land in Pottersville, New Jersey, to serve children from Newark.

Our rural campus provides a unique setting for children to discover their talents and stretch their imaginations in a way few other summer camp programs can match.

The young people who benefit come from urban backgrounds without other access to such an idyllic location.

Fundraising keeps tuition affordable for these families, with 94 percent of all dollars raised going directly to services for campers.

Staff Photo by Garbo

Staff Photo by Garbo

THE ESSEX HORSE TRIALS will be held at the USET at Hamilton Farm on June 1st, and Moorland Farm on June 2nd. Few sports outside Eventing allow spectators to witness competition from such an up-close vantage point. The Essex Horse Trials encourage you to experience each of the sport’s three disciplines – Dressage, Cross-Country and

Show Jumping. They are all quite different and, together, are remarkable in the effort and teamwork they require of each horse and rider combination. During the event, please feel free to explore the grounds and don’t hesitate to ask questions of Essex Horse Trials volunteers or officials, who will be happy to assist you.

THE ESSEX HORSE TRIALS will be held at the USET at Hamilton Farm on June 1st, and Moorland Farm on June 2nd. Few sports outside Eventing allow spectators to witness competition from such an up-close vantage point. The Essex Horse Trials encourage you to experience each of the sport’s three disciplines – Dressage, Cross-Country and

Show Jumping. They are all quite different and, together, are remarkable in the effort and teamwork they require of each horse and rider combination. During the event, please feel free to explore the grounds and don’t hesitate to ask questions of Essex Horse Trials volunteers or officials, who will be happy to assist you.

Event Address

PETER CHESSON MEMORIAL CAR SHOW

100 Liberty Corner Rd, Far Hills, NJ 07931, USA

80 Liberty Corner Rd
Far Hills, NJ 07931, USA

Event Address

PETER CHESSON MEMORIAL CAR SHOW

100 Liberty Corner Rd, Far Hills, NJ 07931, USA

80 Liberty Corner Rd
Far Hills, NJ 07931, USA

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Sunday, June 2, the Peter Chesson Memorial Car Show returns to bucolic Moorland Farm, in Far Hills, NJ. Hosted by the Far Hills Race Meeting Association, the classic Essex Horse Trials will again provide a stunning visual backdrop for car show exhibitors and spectators. 

Tim Chesson, for years a vital member of the car show committee, has enthusiastically stepped up to spearhead its fundraising, promotional, and organizing efforts. Chesson looks forward to a record turnout for the 2024 event honoring his father. “We’re in the best place we’ve ever been as far as securing sponsorship and in preparing our promotional campaign. We welcome additional marketing partners, vendors, and donors, as our goal is 1,000 show cars.”

Wait, did you say, “1,000 show cars?” 

“I didn’t say I expect to see 1,000 cars at our show this year. But that is our next target, and in time we will reach it.

What kind of cars are you hoping to attract? 

“Everyone is invited! We want cool cars! We have street rods, tuners, exotics, brass era cars, muscle cars, pickups, vintage sports cars, historic military vehicles, race cars…” He trails off. “You have to understand, my dad liked anything and everything to do with cars. So, we want this show to reflect the broadest array of automotive creations imaginable.”

The car show web site (link in bio) has sponsorship information and links directly to its Eventbrite page, where show cars are already being registered. 

Dan’s Backyard BBQ returns to cater our event. Meal tickets for Dan’s fine fare are also available on Eventbrite, as either part of premium registration packages or á la carte. Dan Torrone, “Dr. D Entertainment,” returns to emcee the festivities.

We look forward to seeing you there! Please follow us for the latest news.
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