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Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum: Among its many attractions, this museum houses two important classic cars. One is a 1909 Reo Gentleman’s Roadster donated in 1959 and restored several years ago. It sits in the museum’s Turntable Gallery next to William K. Vanderbilt II’s original 1928 Lincoln touring car and surrounded by photos and memorabilia from Long Island’s historic Vanderbilt Cup auto races...Read more »
ROAD TRIP International Motor Racing Research Center: The center offers a documentary heritage of amateur and professional motor racing, highlighting sports car, Formula 1, NASCAR, and vintage and historic racing. Archives include personal papers of drivers, journalists and authors, as well as reference books and other historical items. Several race cars are on display. Open to the public by appointment...Read more »
Cold Spring Harbor Fire House Museum: The restored Teal Building (circa 1866), the hamlet’s first fire house, contains two Model TT Ford trucks: a 1923 fire truck and a 1919 delivery vehicle. There’s also an 1852 “hand pumper” and a host of other fire fighting artifacts, numerous historic photos and a special 9/11 memorial housing a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. Open Sat.-Sun., noon-5...Read more »
Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages: A large collection of carriages on display in multiple galleries offers a close look at personal transportation before the gasoline engine. Two new carriage galleries opened there last spring. There is also an authentic 19th century carriage-making shop. Open Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., noon-5 p.m.; admission $9 adults, $7 seniors...Read more »
Sunday, Dec. 1: LI Mopars Car Show featuring Chrysler- & AMC-built vehicles; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., spectators free; Hooters, 25 Smith St., Farmingdale; info: www.longislandmopars.com...Read more »
Saturday, Nov. 2: Hybrid & Electric Car Symposium; 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m., admission free; Cold Spring Harbor Public Library, 95 Harbor Rd.
Saturday, Nov. 2-Sunday, Nov. 3: LI Cars’ Car Show & Swap Meet; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., spectators $7 Sat./$9 Sun./$13 both days, under 13 free; Belmont Racetrack, Hempstead Tpke., Elmont; info: www.longislandcars.com
Sunday, Nov. 3: Mopar Power Club Car...Read more »
Sunday, Oct. 27: Farmingville-Holtsville Lions Club 17th Annual ‘Son of the Monster Mash’ Car Show to benefit the blind & hearing-impaired; 8 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators $7, under 12 free; Brookhaven Amphitheater at Bald Hill, 55 Bicycle Path at LIE Exit 63 north, Farmingville; info: www.sonofthemonstermash.com
Tuesday, Oct. 29: ‘The Most Beautiful & Unusual Cars Ever Built, Series 1’...Read more »
A Mercedes topped rare Lamborghinis, classic Ferraris and Porsches, and even a 103-year-old working Buick on Long Island today. The 1957 300SL with gullwing doors was named Best in Show at the ninth annual Concours D'Elegance held Oct. 20, 2013 at the Americana Manhasset mall.
The event drew hundreds of cars -- ranging from the 1910 Buick (which did take home the award for Best Vintage Car)...Read more »
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.
Best-looking...Read more »
Friday, Oct. 18-Sunday, Oct. 20: LI Auto Show; see site for hours, admission free; Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale: info: www.motortrendautoshows.com/longisland
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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