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Classic vehicles coming to Ticonderoga

Annual car show weekend Aug. 3 and 4

Ticonderoga will host a weekend of hot rods and classic cars Aug. 3 and 4. That’s when the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 21st annual car show.

Ticonderoga will host a weekend of hot rods and classic cars Aug. 3 and 4. That’s when the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 21st annual car show.

— In conjunction with the car show, the Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga duck race will be held Sunday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. on the LaChute River in Bicentennial Park. Ducks will be available for purchase that morning.

To enter as a car show participant there is a $15 pre-registration fee before Aug. 2 and a $20 registration fee at the gate on the day of the show. Participants who pre-register will be entered into a drawing to win $100.

Judging will begin at 11 a.m. All vehicles must be on the grounds by 10:45 a.m. to be judged.

There is no admission fee for spectators.

The chamber will also have a 2013 Car Show Raffle. Tickets are $10. The first prize is $3,000 and the second prize is $2,000. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. People do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office and from chamber volunteers.

As a SuperWheels Showdown qualifier show, the Ticonderoga Best of Show winner advances the SuperWheels Showdown in Boston in October. There participants have a chance to move into an even larger and exclusive show at the Mohegan Sun.

Chuck Moore of Queensbury was the 2012 Ticonderoga Best in Show winner with a ‘56 Sunliner. He represented the region in Boston.

“We arrived at the SuperWheels Showdown car show in Boston’s City Hall Plaza on a sunny October day with temperatures in the mid-70s and no rain,” Moore said. “The show consisted of 100 cars that were all Best of Show winners in the northeast and sponsored by ‘Cruisin’ New England’ magazine. The ’56 Sunliner was a winner and we were invited to go to the Mohegan Sun in July to participate in the Elite 50 Dream Machines car show, also sponsored by ‘Crusin’ New England’ magazine. The cars will be displayed inside the casino’s grand ball room.

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