Posts Tagged ‘Car show’

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Yesterday my wife (Tammy) and I traveled south to the Oakdale mall in Binghamton, NY for the annual Southern Tier Speedworld Show.

I haven’t attended this show in about 20 years. We used to go to all of the shows in the area to try and help get rid if the winter blues.

20140302-071839.jpg Mike Colsten’s Don’s Automotive Mall car on hand representing the Five Mike Point Speedway.

This years show was very good there where a ton of people walking around the mall, and all of the cars looked great with new tires, paint, and sheet metal.

All of the souther tier tracks where on hand to give out 2014 race schedules to their fans. Square Deal Riders Motorcycle Club had a display as well showing videos and handing out schedules for their up coming Flat a Track Season. If your a race fan you need to make a trip to SDR for some of the best racing around. This place is like a gold mine that people don’t know about. Check out their site at Square Deal Riders Raceway and follow them on twitter @SDRflattrack

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There where all kinds of race cars on hand from Microds, Sports Cars, IMCA, Dirt Modified’s, Sprint Cars, you name it and it was there. Next week there is the always great Motorsports Expo at the NYS fairgrounds on both Saturday, and Sunday presented by a Gator Racing News.

I remember when I was younger we would walk into a show and we could smell the fresh enamel paint from all of the new cars on the floor. Now most everybody wraps their car with vinyl so that is one thing that has changed. I also remember the local sign painter would be at the show lettering the race cars by hand, there was always a crowd around him watching him work his magic.

If we where lucky we would get to see some of our Hero’s in street clothes, signing autographs next to their new race car. These where good times, and this weekend kind of brought that back to me for a moment. So grab you family and go check out some race cars before the season starts.

See you at the track

John

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Last weekend the Seven Valley Street Rods Club of Cortland, NY held their 21st annual car show. This show seems to get bigger and better every year. This year was no different with over 200 entries on the ball field for a great day of Hot Rodding.

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The participants started rolling into the show around eight o’clock in the morning from all over the New York area. Each participant had their own stories to go along with the Shiny Paint and Big Engines that give their vehicle’s character.

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Above is Joe Nauseef’s old fire truck that he drove from McGraw to the show. Joe also provided the Music and MC work for the days festivities.

Weather this year was perfect with a little cloud cover and temps in the 80’s. Seven Valley club members did a great job cooking and serving food offering cold drinks and hot food to fill the bellies of all the spectators that walked threw the gate.

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Quality cars and trucks is what this show brings each year from the oldest hot rods to the modern day muscle cars. Anybody can enter their Pride and Joy no matter what it is and enjoy a few laughs with some of their friends. I remember as a kid going to cars shows all over the east coast during the summer and in the winter for the indoor shows. These were good memories as a youngster, seeing all of these cool cars that people built with their heart and soul.

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It was good to see some young people at the show showing off their rides. I hope more of our youth will get involved in these car clubs around the east coast. It is just a great way to meet life long friends, while having good clean fun.

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Next up for cars shows in the Central NY area is the Annual Labor Day weekend show at Fillmore State Park in Moravia, NY. The Fillmore show is a big show along with a wonderful Swap Meet as well. Come check it out you won’t be disappointed.

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Check out my car show pictures from past shows on my web site.John Zachary Photography

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