LAKE GEORGE - Planning is now underway for a weekend of activities celebrating the chrome, sweeping curves and raw power of classic hot rod vehicles.
The inaugural Lake George Hot Rod Happening has been planned for Thursday through Saturday, July 22 through 24 at the Fort William Henry Resort Conference Center.
Many dozens of vehicles are expected to be on display, complete with their "auto-biographies," detailing the vehicles' history and characteristics.
Spectators will be able to browse among the vehicles between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and vote for their favorite hot rods representing various categories, including custom, classics, muscle cars, trucks, drag and street rods. Adult admission for the weekend is $6, and children under 12 are free.
Activities include simulated "Christmas tree" drag racing with individual awards, contests for best burnouts, fastest reaction time.
Also, a drag racing demonstration is to include a 2,000 horsepower race car "sound off."
A dragster clinic is also scheduled, as well as an old-fashioned "sock hop" 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, with music from the 1950s through 1980s. Tickets in advance for the sock hop are $10 online at www.lakegeorgehotrod.com, or $15 at the door.
All proceeds from this event are dedicated to the outreach ministries of Saint James Episcopal Church, Ottawa St,. Lake George. For details, see the above website or phone 369-2416.