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Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum exhibits must-see cars for enthusiasts

The Vanderbilt mansion is seen from the bell

(Credit: Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum)

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...

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Pit Stop: Glen Watkins' International Motor Racing Research Center features heritage vehicles

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo drives his

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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...

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Classic Ford trucks at the Cold Spring Harbor Fire House Museum

The Cold Spring Harbor Fire House Museum, located

(Credit: Heather Walsh)

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...

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Long Island museum's new carriage galleries perfect for auto enthusiasts

This working 1910 Buick Model 16 owned by

(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

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...

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Long Island Mopar car show features Chryslers, AMCs

The 1969 Dodge Charger frequently gets outfitted with

(Credit: Chrysler Group LLC)

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...

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Hybrid, Electric Car symposium and more LI car events

Joseph Testagrose of North Bellmore displays his 2010

(Credit: Ana Maria Rico)

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...

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General Motors stylist speaks on LI and more car events

A 1972 Cadillac El Dorado convertible owned by

(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

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’...

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Mercedes leaves Ferrari, Lamborghini in the dust at Concours D'Elegance

A 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL owned by Nat Lanza

(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

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)...

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2013 Long Island Auto Show highlights

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX at the Long Island

(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

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...

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2013 Long Island Auto Show and more upcoming classic car events

The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Long

(Credit: Steve Pfost)

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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