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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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Long Island auto racing history chronicled at Marty Himes' Bay Shore museum

A photo from The Himes Museum of Motor

(Credit: The Himes Museum of Motor Racing Nostalgia)

ROAD TRIP The Himes Museum of Motor Racing Nostalgia, a creation of veteran Long Island auto racer Marty Himes, features five original stock cars, a number of midget racing cars, one early sprint car and close to 1,000 model race cars, as well as more than 300,000 racing-related photographs, and uniforms, helmets, trophies and other racing memorabilia; open daily, call first for appointment, admission...

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Classic Rolls-Royce, Bentley cars displayed at Foundation Museum

A 1948 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith owned by

(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

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Rolls-Royce Foundation Museum: Rolls-Royce and Bentley models -- from a 1929 American-built Springfield Phantom I to a 1962 Silver Cloud II -- are on display at this home to the Rolls Royce-Owners Club. There’s also an extensive library with books, technical manuals, handbooks, sales literature and periodicals, as well as specific information on individual Rolls-Royce chassis. The...

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Saratoga Automobile Museum worth a trip for Charles Lindbergh car

Roderick Wilde, of Wilde EVolutions, Inc., drives his

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ROAD TRIP Saratoga Automobile Museum currently featuring a collection of 14 vehicles that have been American favorites, from a 1929 Ford hot rod to a 1992 Chevrolet S-10 pickup; an exhibit on auto racing in New York State (including Long Island’s Vanderbilt Cup), with a number of race cars on display; a collection of classic cars manufactured in New York, including Charles Lindbergh’s 1928 Franklin;...

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2013 Long Island Auto Show and more upcoming classic car events

The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at the Long

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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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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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Antiques, hot rods and unusual cars on Long Island this weekend

This 2005 Corvette 6.0 sits on display at

(Credit: Andrew Kozak)

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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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

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

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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