'Hot Cars & Chili ' Annual Car Show


January 27, 2024


North Palm Beach Recreation Department will hold their annual HOT CARS & CHILI on Saturday January 27, 2024.  This is a great event that draws lots of classic cars out to the park for the community to enjoy.   This year's car show will be held from Noon - 4pm at  Anchorage Park in North Palm Beach. 

Open Car Show

The open car show draws just over 100 classic cars each year.  A variety of prizes will be awarded including Participant's Choice, Staff's Choice, Mayor's Choice and  the top NPB Resident Car award. The public can enjoy viewing an array of beautiful antique cars/trucks and even some newer models. Do you have a classic car that you want to enter?  Click the link at the bottom of the page, print out your application, and return it to Anchorage Park activities building at 603 Anchorage Dr. in North Palm Beach. Car entry fee is $15 if you pre-register, $20 the day of the event.

Open Car Show

The open car show draws approximately 100 classic cars each year.  A variety of prizes will be awarded including Participant's Choice, Staff's Choice, Mayor's Choice and  the top NPB Resident Car award. The public can enjoy viewing an array of beautiful antique cars/trucks and even some newer models. Do you have a classic car that you want to enter?  Click the link at the bottom of the page, print out your application, and return it to Anchorage Park activities building at 603 Anchorage Dr. in North Palm Beach. Car entry fee is $15 if you pre-register, $20 the day off the event.

Open Car Show

The open car show draws approximately 100 classic cars each year.  A variety of prizes will be awarded including Participant's Choice, Staff's Choice, Mayor's Choice and  the top NPB Resident Car award. The public can enjoy viewing an array of beautiful antique cars/trucks and even some newer models. Do you have a classic car that you want to enter?  Click the link at the bottom of the page, print out your application, and return it to Anchorage Park activities building at 603 Anchorage Dr. in North Palm Beach. Car entry fee is $15 if you pre-register, $20 the day off the event.

Car Registration Form

Caribbean Jerk
Matt Stone as Elvis Live in Person at Hot Cars and Chili

Chili Cook-off

If you think you have some of the best chili around, then we want you in this years Chili cook-off. Chili vendors will provide provide a minimum of 5 gallons of chili. For a $5 wristband purchase, spectators can sample unlimited chili samples from each chili booth and then cast their vote for their favorite. All chili may be pre-cooked, but will be prepared at the event. See the link below for a chili vendor application and guidelines. Awards will be given and there will be beverages for purchase provided by the Friends of the NPB Library. 


Need more details?

Give us a call at the Recreation office at 561-841-3386.  Hope to see you there.



2023 Chili Results:

  • Chili - People’s Choice 
    1. 1st Place – Pepperwood Posse 
    2. 2nd Place – Hobo’s Restaurant 
    3. 3rd Place – Son’s of BBQ 
  • Chili – Judge’s Choice 
    1. 1st Place – Super Dave’s Chili 
    2. 2nd Place- Hobo’s Restaurant 
    3. 3rd Place – Nitrogen Bar & Grill 
  • Chili - Best Decorated Booth 
    1. Flora Bama Venison Chili

2023 Car Show Results:

  •  Car Show - Staff’s Choice 
    1. 1st Place – Mike Pruss, 1930 Ford 
    2. 2nd Place – Jim Mondello, 1963 Chevy 
    3. 3rd Place – Jonathon Green, 1966 Shelby 
  • Car Show – People’s Choice 
    1. 1st Place – Greg Lyon, 1948 Woody 
    2. 2nd Place- Brandon Hoehmann, 1929 Marmon 
    3. 3rd Place – Charlie Flynn, 1956 Ford 
  • Car Show – Participants Choice 
    1. 1st Place – Scott Utecht, 1957 Chevy 
    2. 2nd Place – Robert Minas, 1969 Pontiac 
    3. 3rd Place – Chris Hill, 1937 Ford 
  • Car Show – Mayor’s Choice 
    1. Randy Tedder, 1926 Ford 
  • Car Show – Top NPB Resident Car 
    1. Brandon Hoehmann, 1929 Marmon