An antique 1928 Model A Ford, driven by George Jaques, will be one of the featured vehicles at the Raging Rivers Rally in Elizabethtown.
A pair of car shows for good causes will be taking place over the next two weekends.
The first will take place Saturday, June 2, at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport.
The Second Annual Essex County Fair Classic Car show will be held from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and will feature a classic car show, 4-wheel drive truck show and motorcycle rally.
According to organizers, the show, “is a benefit show with half of the proceeds going to Fitzpatrick Cancer Center in Plattsburgh and half going to the Essex County Fair building fund.”
The Essex County Agricultural Society makes improvements to buildings on the fair grounds each year, including the construction of a new dairy barn and other improvements happening this year.
Admission for the show is $3 per person, which includes the car show, a PAC wrestling show at 3 p.m. (grandstand area) and live music throughout the day. There will also be local food vendors, craft vendors, raffles and 50/50 drawing. plus at 3 p.m.
Trophies will be awarded in each category for all three shows. Those attending will also have the chance to vote for their favorite vehicles. Entry fee for car and driver is $10.
The rain date for the Essex County Fair Car Show is Sunday, June 3.
The following Saturday, June 9, The Adirondack History Center Museum and Essex County Historical Society will host the first Raging Rivers Rally, an antique and classic car show, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The show will feature pre-1970 restored and maintained vehicles such as muscle cars, roadsters, hot rods and more. The vintage cars will be exhibited directly behind the pavilion off Hand Avenue in Elizabethtown.
One featured vehicle will be driven by George Jaques of Keene Valley, who will attend with his 1928 Model A Ford Depot Hack.
According to organizers, the event will also include, “food, entertainment, a raffle and music. DaCy Meadow Farm will be on site offering a farm fresh picnic and barbecue. Beer and wine will be available on the grounds. There will also be a raffler with a chance of winning a $1,000 gas card and other prizes.”
Along with the cars and festivities, the History Center Museum will also be opened and unveiling the exhibit “Raging Rivers Flood Photo Exhibit,” which, “tells the story of the destruction and devastation that was experienced in the region as a result of not only Tropical Storm Irene.”
Photographers featured in the exhibit include Nathan Farb, Carl Heilman II, Nancie Battaglia, Jack LaDuke, and Naj Wikoff. The Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free, but for those participating in the car show, exhibit fee registration is $10 in advance or $20 the day of the event. Car owners are asked to register with Margaret Gibbs, Director, Adirondack History Center Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 873-6466.