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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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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...Read more »
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: www.alternatives4children.org
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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: www.lynbrookvillage.net
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: www.nyr-scca.org
North Lindenhurst Fire Dept. Car Show to...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
Saturday, Sept. 14: Yard Sale Bonanza & Car Show; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., spectators free; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 800 Portion Rd., Lake Ronkonkoma; info: www.steas.org
Sunday, Sept. 15: Classic Car Show hosted by Goodfellas Car Club to benefit veterans; noon-4 p.m., spectators free; LI State Veterans Home, 100 Patriots Rd., Stony Brook
‘Endless Summer Showdown’ Car Show & Swap...Read more »
Friday, Sept. 6-Sunday, Sept. 8 U.S. Vintage Grand Prix featuring vintage auto racing, auto show & festival; check site for schedule & admission charges; Watkins Glen International race track, 2790 County Rte. 16, Watkins Glen, NY; info: www.theglen.com
Saturday, Sept. 7: NASCAR Stock Car Racing featuring twin 30-lap contests, Figure 8s, other events; gates open 3 p.m., show starts...Read more »
No, the bacon craze didn't reach the apex of its absurdity with the establishment of Aug. 31 as International Bacon Day, or even with the inclusion of the salty swine snack in an ice cream sundae at Burger King. Rather, the obsession may have climaxed earlier this week when Ford announced its newest automobile design option: bacon-wrapped 2014 Fiestas.
The automaker said it would offer the...Read more »