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New auto show featuring Porches, VWs, set for Lake George

LAKE GEORGE - A car show featuring antique and classic German cars is headed for Lake George Village, Mayor Blais announced Friday.

The Wagenfest Car Show, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday October 2 and 3, is to feature early Volkswagens, Audis and Porches, Blais said.

Centered at Fort William Henry Resort, the festival is to include a car cruise parade, Oktoberfest reception, fireworks and show competition. the show is to be held in the Beach Rd. parking lot. The car parade will take place on Saturday evening on Canada St.

The vehicles are to be at least 26 years old, many with decorative bodies. Accessory vendors and a swap meet are also included. For details, see: www.wagenfest.com.

The organizers of the show, Blais said, created the successful Wolfsgart Auto Show held at the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Essex Junction, Vt.

Blais added that he expects Wagenfest to grow in upcoming years and move to the county festival space in the West Brook environmental park. Almost 200 cars and owners' families attended the Vermont event.

"The show organizers attended the past Adirondack Nationals Car Show and they see Lake George as a perfect fit for this classic show," Blais said.

"This is a perfect weekend to extend our season," he continued, adding that he expects large crowds.

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