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Speedway to host 10th annual car show and craft fair

SOUTH PLATTSBURGH Cars will line the grounds of Airborne Speedway this weekend as the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce hosts its 10th annual Great Adirondack International Car Show & Craft Fair. The event, which will take place this Sunday, June 29, will offer something for everyone, said chamber of commerce executive vice president Jody Parks. "[People] will see cars, trucks and motorcycles from every era, said Parks. We have 30 different classes from 1900 to the present. There are antique cars, as well as Corvettes, Mustangs, foreign cars, tuners, and race cars. We even have a class for motorcycles. I am always amazed at the broad range of vehicles people bring to the show, she added. The car show, which is a general fundraiser for chamber of commerce, will begin with registration at 9 a.m. Gates will open for general admission at 10 a.m. and peer judging will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Each car show participant and those attending will be able to vote for the winners of particular classes. Based on the winners of the classes, judges will choose Best of Show awards, to be given at 3 p.m. A special Peoples Choice Award will also be given. You dont have to know anything about cars to vote, you just choose the one you would most like to own, said Parks. First, second and third place awards in all 30 classes will be presented, as well as five special awards at the end of the show, she added. The show will also feature an AutoCross Competition and Burn-Out Demonstration that begin at 1:30 p.m. This year, the event has changed its venue from the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Morrisonville to the speedway on Broderick Road following an offer from Mike Perrotte to host the event, said Parks. Having the event at the race track allows us to add some new elements like the AutoCross Competition and the Burn-Out Demonstration, said Parks. It also gives us both an opportunity for some cross-promotion. They have done a lot of work at Airborne in the past couple of years, and it is a great venue. Well have cars on the track and on the infield and still have room to use part of the track for our events. In addition to the car show, the event will also feature a craft fair, petting zoo and free pony rides. The speedway will also serve food, helping make the event one where you can make a day of it with the whole family, said Parks. Whether it would be your first time or your 10th time visiting the car show, Parks said the event is a great way to spend the day. It is worth it just to see the wide range of vehicles. It is so impressive to see cars from every era all lined up together, Parks said. Even if you know nothing about cars, it is definitely a sight to see. Those interested in registering a vehicle in the car show may contact the chamber of commerce at 563-1000. The cost of registration is $15, with pre-World War II cars able to be entered free. Pre-registration will be taken for those wishing to host a booth at the craft fair, at a cost of $25 or $35 the day of the event. Admission for the event is $4 per person, with children 12 and younger admitted free.

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