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Mopars, Marty Himes highlight auto events on Long Island

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1970 Chevrolet Nova

1970 Chevrolet Nova coupe owned by Charlie Staudter

Chevrolet sold the hugely popular Nova from 1962 to 1979 primarily as an economical compact family car and yet it managed to find its way into the hearts of muscle car enthusiasts and racers across the country. Today, meticulously modified Novas can be found at Long Island car shows almost every weekend.

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Saturday, Oct. 12:
NY Good Guys Car Club Show; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., spectators free; 52 Otis St., W. Babylon; info: 631-920-6699

‘Rat Rod Rockabilly’ Car Show; noon-11 p.m., admission $10; Bethpage LIRR Station, Stewart Ave.; info:

3rd Annual Holbrook Fire Dept. Car Show & Swap Meet; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 free; AHRC Suffolk, 2900 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Bohemia; info:

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Sunday, Oct. 13:
NY AutoFest Car Show to benefit Sachem Arrows Marching Band; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 free; Sachem East HS, 177 Granny Rd., Farmingville; info:

Mopar Power Club Car Show; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., spectators free; Pappalardo’s Pizza, 1079 Hicksville Rd., Seaford; info:

Thursday, Oct. 17:
‘An Evening with Marty Himes’ presentation by LI racing historian & hosted by LI Motor Parkway Preservation Society; 7:30 p.m., admission free; Old Bethpage Village Restoration auditorium, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage

Tags: Long Island car shows , Long Island car events , classic cars , car events , Pit Stop

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