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2013 Long Island Auto Show highlights

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX at the Long Island

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The 2013 Long Island Auto Show, which runs through Sunday, Oct. 20, features the latest vehicles from 13 brands and classics from the Cadillac Club of Long Island, the Mustang/Shelby Club of Long Island, and Hollywood Autos of West Babylon. Here's some of the best -- and worst (at least in the eyes of Car Nation) -- of the cars, trucks and SUVs parked on the basement level of the Nassau Coliseum. 


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2013 Long Island Auto Show and more upcoming classic car events

The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Long

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Friday, Oct. 18-Sunday, Oct. 20: LI Auto Show; see site for hours, admission free; Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale: info:

Saturday, Oct. 19: Classic Car Show & Ford Test Drive hosted by SkillsUSA & Western Suffolk BOCES Wilson Tech; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., admission free; 152 Laurel Hill Rd., Northport; info: 631-261-3600, x. 200


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2014 Camaro Z/28 Nurburgring lap

In case you haven't by now, check out Nurburgring time for the 500 hp version of the car my mother-in-law drives to work.


With that great engine note and flying through the rain, what could beat that? Lance Miller's '59 Corvette roar around Lime Rock with bad brakes?




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Long Island Auto Show hits Nassau Coliseum Oct. 18, 2013

Attendees of the 2012 Long Island Auto Show

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For at least one weekend, you don’t have to be stuck in bumper-to-bumper LIE traffic to admire the latest vehicles from the entire scope of automakers. In fact, if you head to Nassau Coliseum, you can even escape the monotony of your commuting carriage and get behind the wheel of an exciting sports car or a monster pick up.

The Long Island Auto Show takes places this weekend (Oct. 18 through...

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In the Garage: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad

The 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad owned by

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad owned by John Pedretti

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING When the Nomad debuted in 1955, it was a radical departure from the staid family station wagons of the period. Just a year earlier, General Motors had revealed a similar concept car during its “Motorama” shows in several major cities. “The radius rear tire wells and the slanted roof posts give...

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Mopars, Marty Himes highlight auto events on Long Island

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1970 Chevrolet Nova

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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...

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Ten car events across Nassau, Suffolk counties this weekend


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Saturday, Oct. 5: Alternatives for Children 17th Annual Classic & Sports Car Rally to benefit children with disabilities & sponsored by Competition Automotive Group; registration opens 8:30 a.m., entry fee $175 day of event, $99 for car club members; start time 9:15 a.m. at 14 Research Way, E. Setauket; rally ends at Dockers Waterside restaurant, 94 Dune Rd., E. Quogue; info:


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Antiques, hot rods and unusual cars on Long Island this weekend

This 2005 Corvette 6.0 sits on display at

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Saturday, Sept. 28: Lynbrook Expo & Car Show; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., spectators free; Greis Park, entrance off Wright Ave.; info:

NY Region Sports Car Club of America Autocross; registration 8:15 a.m.-9 a.m., members $45, non-members $60, spectators free; Nassau Coliseum, Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale; info:

North Lindenhurst Fire Dept. Car Show to...

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In the Garage: 1995 Ferrari F355 Spider

The 1995 Ferrari F355 Spider owned by John

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1995 Ferrari F355 Spider owned by John Micciche

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING With its sleek body designed by legendary coachbuilder Pininfarina, the F355 – built from 1994 to 1999 -- was said to have undergone 1,800 hours of wind tunnel testing during its development. Micciche says the V-8 engine “puts out about 400 horsepower in a car that weighs less than 3,000 lbs. The...

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Aston Martins, Porsches in Old Westbury and more LI car shows

This 1974 Dodge Charger is owned by Andrew

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Saturday, Sept. 21: LI Corvair Assn. Annual Car Show; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Marjorie Post Park, 451 Merrick Rd., Massapequa; info: 646-584-9463

‘Rolling Thunder 2 NY’ Motorcycle Cruise & Show to benefit veterans & escort 9/11 World Trade Center steel back to NY; cruise begins 11:30 a.m. at Elizabeth Fire House, 411 Irvington Ave., Elizabeth, NJ, & ends in 1 p.m.-5 p.m. show at Marine...

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