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AutoMat Customizing and Restoration in Hicksville began its 57th anniversary celebration with a free car show on June 15. The show featured more than a hundred cars of all makes and models, from the 1930s to the present. AutoMat started its annual car show eight years ago.
This year, "Oz" and "Sons of Anarchy" actor Chuck Zito made a special appearance with his Supercharged...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1969 Ford Maverick owned by John Frohnhoefer
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING As Japanese car brands began to make inroads in the U.S. during the late ‘60s, American manufacturers were feeling the pressure. Ford responded in 1969 with the Maverick, an economical, sporty coupe that became the first car for many a Long Island baby boomer. These “compacts” were fairly spartan,...Read more »
Saturday, June 15: AutoMat Customizing & Restoration’s 57th Anniversary Car Show; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., spectators free; 69 Hazel St., Hicksville; info: http://www.autointeriors.biz/AutoMat_Show.html . . .
LI Moose Car Club Show to benefit Wounded Warrior Project; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 free; Tanger Outlet Center, 200 Tanger Mall Dr., Riverhead . . .
Saturday, June 15-Sunday,...Read more »
Sunday, June 9: 1st Annual Ford Lincoln of Smithtown Car Show & Mustang Round Up hosted by Mustang & Shelby Club of LI; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators free; 440 Jericho Tpke., St. James; info: www.mscli.com . . .
Mopar Power Club Car Show; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., spectators free; Pappalardo’s Pizza, 1079 Hicksville Rd., Seaford; info: www.moparpowerclub.com . . .
Police Surgeons Benevolent...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1974 Dodge Charger owned by Andrew N. Vourlos
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The “fuselage” styling and superior engineering of these Chargers, built from 1971 to 1974, made them a hit on the racing circuit, with legendary driver Richard Petty racking up 25 NASCAR wins alone. Vourlos’ model has led a much quieter existence. “The Charger lived its entire life on Long Island...Read more »
Porsche is celebrating the golden jubilee of its iconic 911 sports car with the release of a special edition 911 based on the 911 Carrera S, the German-based automaker announced June 3.
Exactly 1,963 of the anniversary edition vehicles will hit dealerships in the fall (to commemorate the car's 1963 debut) with a starting price of $125,050, including destination charges. It is slated to debut...Read more »
Saturday, June 1: F.R. Porter Region AACA 7th Annual Car Show & Gymkhana; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators free; Olga Wilk Memorial Park, Pond Path, Lake Grove; info: 631-745-7177 . . .
Saturday, June 1-Sunday, June 2: Greenwich Concours d’Elegance to benefit AmeriCares; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., adults $30 each day or $45 both days, under 12 free w/adult; Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Arch St., Greenwich,...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1965 Chevrolet Impala four-door sedan owned by Jeff Schilling
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The redesigned 1965 Impala was such a hit with consumers that it set an all-time sales record of more than a million cars. Yet many of these Chevys were basically utilitarian sedans, serving their owners well and then going to the crusher. As a result, it’s fairly unusual today to...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1932 Chrysler CI series roadster owned by Louis and Brenda Sasso
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING While Chrysler built less than 19,000 examples of CI series cars in their single model year of 1932, the stylish and sleek coupes, sedans and convertibles were at the forefront of a movement by automotive stylists to assert themselves in an industry dominated by engineers. Also...Read more »
Saturday, May 25: Amagansett Fire Dept. Classic Car Show; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 free; Amagansett Fire House, Rte. 27; info: 631-726-9300 . . .
Peconic Bay Region Collectible Car Show to benefit Wounded Warrior Project; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 w/adult free; Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead; info: 631-727-3097. . .
Sunday, May 26: All Buick...Read more »