Reminder: You Should Come To Our Big Car Show For Hurricane Relief This Sunday In Newark

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Sunday is for the cars, and this coming Sunday in New Jersey, the car time happens for a great cause. This is your reminder that we’re throwing the inaugural Jalopnik Auto Show in Newark this weekend, and you should definitely buy tickets because they go to relief for three areas devastated by hurricanes this summer.


UPDATE: The event has been postponed due to storms.

To recap: we wanted to mobilize the internet’s biggest and best car enthusiast community (that’s YOU) to try and help our fellow Americans impacted by the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. And we’re going to have a good time doing it.

The event happens this Sunday, Oct. 29, and you should buy a ticket and bring your car to come hang out with us.

What: The Jalopnik Auto Show For Hurricane Relief. RSVP here. (UPDATE: Due to a glitch ticket sales were closed briefly, but they are OPEN! Open open open. Buy your tickets online or pay at the door!) 

Where: A big dang parking lot. The address is 246 Market Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102. A big thanks to our friends at Edison Properties for stepping up here.


When: Sunday, Oct. 29, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. We’ll be there to move the cars into place. Get there early if you can, but we imagine cars will be coming in and out on a rolling basis.

Who: You! Bring whatever car or cars you want. All proceeds will be split three ways and donated directly to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, United For Puerto Rico and The Miami Foundation.


How Much: Just $10 a person to get in! RSVP here, or pay at the door. That’s $10 per person, not per car. And if you can’t make it but want to donate a ticket anyway, you’ve done your good deed for the week or year or whatever.

See you there!

Editor-in-Chief @ Jalopnik, 2015-2019.



I still can’t believe you guys chose Newark. I’m sure you’ll be fine but still:

The crime rate in Newark is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Newark is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Newark is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Newark has a crime rate that is higher than 93% of the state’s cities and towns of all sizes. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Newark to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Newark has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Newark is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Newark does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Newark.

For Newark, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout’s analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Newark is one in 90.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout’s analysis shows that Newark experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout’s analysis also reveals that Newark’s rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Newark a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Newark is one in 36.

Importantly, we found that Newark has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Newark is one in 108