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Car shows set for next two weekends

An antique 1928 Model A Ford, driven by George Jaques, will be one of the featured vehicles at the Raging Rivers Rally in Elizabethtown.

An antique 1928 Model A Ford, driven by George Jaques, will be one of the featured vehicles at the Raging Rivers Rally in Elizabethtown.

— A pair of car shows for good causes will be taking place over the next two weekends.

The first will take place Saturday, June 2, at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport.

The Second Annual Essex County Fair Classic Car show will be held from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and will feature a classic car show, 4-wheel drive truck show and motorcycle rally.

According to organizers, the show, “is a benefit show with half of the proceeds going to Fitzpatrick Cancer Center in Plattsburgh and half going to the Essex County Fair building fund.”

The Essex County Agricultural Society makes improvements to buildings on the fair grounds each year, including the construction of a new dairy barn and other improvements happening this year.

Admission for the show is $3 per person, which includes the car show, a PAC wrestling show at 3 p.m. (grandstand area) and live music throughout the day. There will also be local food vendors, craft vendors, raffles and 50/50 drawing. plus at 3 p.m.

Trophies will be awarded in each category for all three shows. Those attending will also have the chance to vote for their favorite vehicles. Entry fee for car and driver is $10.

The rain date for the Essex County Fair Car Show is Sunday, June 3.

The following Saturday, June 9, The Adirondack History Center Museum and Essex County Historical Society will host the first Raging Rivers Rally, an antique and classic car show, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The show will feature pre-1970 restored and maintained vehicles such as muscle cars, roadsters, hot rods and more. The vintage cars will be exhibited directly behind the pavilion off Hand Avenue in Elizabethtown.

One featured vehicle will be driven by George Jaques of Keene Valley, who will attend with his 1928 Model A Ford Depot Hack.

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