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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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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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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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In the Garage: 1972 Plymouth Cricket

The 1972 Plymouth Cricket owned by Rick Nossa.

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1972 Plymouth Cricket owned by Rick Nossa

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Even as Fiat-owned Chrysler today injects European DNA into its American cars, few remember that the company once marketed a genuine English sedan under its Plymouth brand to compete with Ford’s Pinto and Chevrolet’s Vega. “The Cricket is a rare British import,” says Nossa, “and there are only about 10...

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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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In the Garage: 1977 Chevrolet Corvette

The 1977 Chevrolet Corvette coupe is owned by

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1977 Chevrolet Corvette coupe owned by Mike Filippone

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The “C3” generation of Corvettes, produced from 1968 to 1982, was distinguished by the unusual “Mako Shark” styling developed by famed auto designer Larry Shinoda. And even though federal emission controls limited horsepower by 1977, Chevrolet still touted that year’s coupe as a “dream car...

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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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