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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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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: bethpagekiwanis@gmail.com

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

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1948 Navy Jeep

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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: www.alternatives4children.org

Bridgehampton...

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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: 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...

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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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Long Island car shows weekend of Sept. 14

Starting with the front then going right to

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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...

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Long Island car shows Labor Day weekend 2013

A 1957 Chevy Bel Air 150 owned by

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Friday, Aug. 30-Monday, Sept. 2: Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 31 featuring vintage auto racing & Sunday classic car concours; check site for schedule & admission; 60 White Hollow Rd., Lakeville, CT; info: www.limerockhistorics.com

Saturday, Aug. 31: 24th Annual Boy Scout Car Show for pre-1994 vehicles to benefit Troop 6, Southold; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 free; Peconic...

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Corvettes highlight loaded weekend for Long Island car shows

A 1965 Chevy Corvette is pictured during the

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Friday, Aug. 23-Sunday, Aug. 25: ‘Corvettes at Carlisle’ featuring 5,000-Corvette parade, car show, corral & swap meet; Fri./Sat. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., see site for admission charges; Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle, PA; info: www.carlisleevents.com

Saturday, Aug. 24: LI Mopars Car Show featuring Chrysler- & AMC-built vehicles; 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; Applebee’s...

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Mineola Autoseum car show and more Long Island car events

A 1937 Ford Street Rod owned bt Mike

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Sunday, Aug. 18: Autoseum Car Show; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., show spectators free, $5 suggested donation for museum admission; 100 County Seat Dr., Mineola; info: www.autoseum.org

Back in Time Cruisers Charity Car Show; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $5 donation; Mary’s Pizza & Restaurant, 876 Connetquot Ave., Islip Terrace

LI Mopars Car Show; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hooters, 25 Smith St., Farmingdale; info: www.longislandmopars.com

Mopar...

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Long Island car shows and events weekend of Aug. 9

A 1966 Pontiac LeMans owned by John Avellino

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Saturday, Aug. 10: 1st Annual Classic Car Show & Swap Meet hosted by Huntington Moose Lodge & East West Classic Car Club; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 631 Pulaski Rd., Greenlawn; info: carshow@moose318.com

Saturday, Aug. 10-Sunday, Aug. 11 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:...

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