Olympic Car Show upcoming

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Ski Club has announced its 28th annual Olympic Car Show and Parade will be held Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval.

From 7-9 p.m. Saturday Sept. 4, the Olympic Car show is having a Cruise Nite. Show car owners, registered in the show or otherwise, can come early and cruise through Main Street and around Mirror Lake. There will be a park-and-meet at the Speed Skating Oval.

More than 100 car show participants will be in a parade through downtown Lake Placid at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5. Crowds have often lined Main Street to cheer at the sight of the antiques, muscle cars and street rods. Included in the parade will be the local and state police as well as the Lake Placid Fire Department. The Cars are then on display from noon until 4 p.m. on the Speed Skating Oval for spectator viewing and judging.

The award ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and car show plaques will be given to the top twenty five cars selected by the Lake Placid Ski Club. Olympic medal awards will be given to the top three cars in each of the 49 classes as selected by judges from a committee of car show participants. Three trophies and cash awards will be given to the Best of Show as selected by the spectators and participants.

There will be plenty of attractions to entertain the whole family and chances to win cash and prizes. Parties Unlimited will be supplying their cash cube, DJ service and entertainment. There will also be a BBQ provided by the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department as a fund raiser for their activities.

The show is sponsored by Ellis Chevrolet Buick GMC, Hoffman Auto, and Rock 105.

Spectator admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. The proceeds from the show are used to enhance the Lake Placid Ski Club's youth ski education programs. A few club athletes have risen through the ranks to become Olympic athletes and medal winners, including Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke, Bill Demong, Peter Frenette, Haley Johnson and Andrew Weibrecht.

For more Information, go to www.lakeplacidskiclub.com.

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