Ticonderoga will host a weekend of hot rods and classic cars Aug. 3 and 4. That’s when the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 21st annual car show.
Ticonderoga will host a weekend of hot rods and classic cars Aug. 3 and 4.
That’s when the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 21st annual car show.
“We hope people will join the chamber, the Ticonderoga area and the many visitors at the car show events throughout the weekend,” said Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director.
A Community Cruise In will kick off the weekend at 11 a.m. Saturday starting at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites. There will be a Downtown Cruise In along Ti’s Montcalm Street 2 to 4 p.m. The street will be closed to traffic and there will be music outside the chamber office. Awards will be presented.
“The Downtown Cruise In is open to the public with an opportunity to view cars parked in downtown, listen to music and visit local businesses,” Courtright said. “The chamber is working with area businesses to offer specials and promotions for the car show weekend, which will be available to everyone. A flyer with these promotions will be available at the chamber office, online, on Facebook and throughout the area.
“The Downtown Cruise In is a great opportunity to not only see many cars up close, but to support many local businesses,” he said. “We hope to see people there and at the car show on Sunday.”
The 21st Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show will be held Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bicentennial Park. There will be 28 classes with awards in each class. The event is a judged show and a SuperWheels Showdown qualifier.
The first 150 people registered will receive a goody bag and dash plaque. During the car show there will be food, vendors, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction raffle tent, car show raffle and music by Jerry’s Juke Box. There will also be a piston toss, muffler wrap and a hoola hoop contest.
In conjunction with the car show, the Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga duck race will be held Sunday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. on the LaChute River in Bicentennial Park. Ducks will be available for purchase that morning.
To enter as a car show participant there is a $15 pre-registration fee before Aug. 2 and a $20 registration fee at the gate on the day of the show. Participants who pre-register will be entered into a drawing to win $100.
Judging will begin at 11 a.m. All vehicles must be on the grounds by 10:45 a.m. to be judged.
There is no admission fee for spectators.
The chamber will also have a 2013 Car Show Raffle. Tickets are $10. The first prize is $3,000 and the second prize is $2,000. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. People do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office and from chamber volunteers.
As a SuperWheels Showdown qualifier show, the Ticonderoga Best of Show winner advances the SuperWheels Showdown in Boston in October. There participants have a chance to move into an even larger and exclusive show at the Mohegan Sun.
Chuck Moore of Queensbury was the 2012 Ticonderoga Best in Show winner with a ‘56 Sunliner. He represented the region in Boston.
“We arrived at the SuperWheels Showdown car show in Boston’s City Hall Plaza on a sunny October day with temperatures in the mid-70s and no rain,” Moore said. “The show consisted of 100 cars that were all Best of Show winners in the northeast and sponsored by ‘Cruisin’ New England’ magazine. The ’56 Sunliner was a winner and we were invited to go to the Mohegan Sun in July to participate in the Elite 50 Dream Machines car show, also sponsored by ‘Crusin’ New England’ magazine. The cars will be displayed inside the casino’s grand ball room.
“I would like to thank Matt Courtright and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity to attend the Boston show and we look forward to another exciting weekend this summer,” he said.
Chuck Moore’s ‘56 Sunliner was also featured on the cover of “Crusin’ New England” magazine this past winter.
“We were thrilled to give Chuck Moore the opportunity to attend the Boston show,” Courtright said. “He represented the Ticonderoga Area Car Show well. The chamber was very excited to hear that he was a winner and chosen to move on to the show at the Mohegan Sun. Shortly after, a copy of ‘Cruisin’ New England’ magazine came and Chuck’s car was on the cover. We could not be happier with the representative chosen at the 20th annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show.”
For more information go online at www.ticonderogany.com, visit the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page, call 585- 6619 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.