Friday, August 23, 2019

Hyperdrive Drive-In Viewing Party and Car Show, 7 – 11 PM, The Little Speed Shop, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester NY – “Join The Little Speed Shop crew for a Drive-In viewing party for the release of the new Netflix show, Hyperdrive. Hyperdrive was filmed right here in Rochester, NY at Kodak Park and The Little Speed Shop Crew was the mechanical support team on set prepping and maintaining all the competitors race cars throughout the competition. From executive producer, Charlize Theron, this is an car show like none you have ever seen before, a race obstacle course, “American Ninja Warrior” meets “The Fast and The Furious”. The event will start off with a car show and meet-up in The Little Speed Shop parking lot. You may get the inside look at some stuff from the show and get to speak with our staff about our experiences being on set. There will be a food truck, popcorn and beverages for sale. The show will begin after sunset and we will show the first couple episodes of the series outside drive-in movie style. Be sure to bring chairs or you can sit in your car and watch. This event is free, kid friendly, and open to the public.”  Space is limited, please click on the link and fill out the form to reserve a spot.

August 22-31, 2019

2019 New England Caravan to the National Corvette Museum – Once every five years caravans of Corvettes from around the country travel to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green KY. Participants in the New England caravan will meet in Gettysburg PA and then travel about 350 miles per day with stops in Roanoke VA and Kingsport TN until they arrive at the museum to celebrate its 25th anniversary. There you’ll enjoy 3 days of activities in and around the museum. There is a limit of 225 cars and the caravan is already nearly full. You can learn more by reading this PDF and contacting Cathy Musselwhite at [email protected]

Saturday, August 24, 2019

8th Annual Hot Rods for Hospice Car Show Fundraiser, 11 AM – 3 PM, Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, 2125 Chili Ave, Rochester, NY – “Bring out your classic or custom car, truck, motorcycle, etc. and join us for our 8th Annual Hot Rods for Hospice Car Show Fundraiser!!!! Every year our show gets bigger and better and this year promises to be the best yet! We will have food and drink vendors, a live DJ, a 50/50 raffle, hourly door prizes, and tons of amazing baskets to raffle off! Not to mention all of the cars! Last year we had over 120 here!”

“This year the Rochester Air Show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds is the same weekend as our show! Since the Rochester airport is basically our backyard, you will be able to enjoy the air show right here from our lot all day long! Two shows for the price of one!”

“All money raised from the show will go to Story of Hope Comfort Care Home. We will also be running our annual non-perishable food drive during the show and ask that everyone attending bring some non-perishable foods to fill up our hearse and help “Lay Hunger to Rest”! All of the food donations go to Linda’s Cupboard at Hope Hall School.”

“Registration is $20 day of show, or $15 with a food donation. Pre-registration is $15. All registrants receive a ticket for a free hot dog or hamburger with paid registration and the first 75 cars will receive a dash plaque.”

“As always we are always looking for volunteers the day of he show and donation items to raffle off. If you would like to volunteer or have an item you would like to donate please feel free to reach out to us!”

Summer Sendoff Cruise-In, 3 – 7 PM, Casey Park, 6551 Knickerbocker Rd, Ontario NY – This Cruise-In is part of a day of festivities that includes a craft show, a food truck rodeo, live music all day, carnival rides, petting zoo, kids activities, a concert by Main Street East at 7 PM and fireworks at dusk.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Auction Direct Car and Bike Show, 11 AM to 4 PM, 6520 NY Route 96, Victor NY – Gates open at 10 AM. Food, fun, 50/50 raffle and prizes.  Free spectator admission.  Car and bike registration is $15 and all proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

30th Olcutt Beach Car Show, 8 AM – 4:30, Olcutt NY – Located in a shaded park on the shore of Lake Ontario, this car show has grown into one of the largest in western New York. Proceeds from this show have benefited Ronald McDonald House for many years.

Admission for spectators is free. Car registration is $15 and it will start at 8 AM and continue until either Noon or the park is full.  There is no pre-registration and cars that want to park together need to arrive together. Over 200 awards will be given and the first 800 cars will receive a dash plaque and poster. There will also be food to purchase, many craft and other vendors, and a raffle.

Friday, September 6, 2019

26th Annual Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen, 10 AM – 8 PM – About 25,000 people are expected to attend this annual festival which celebrates Watkins Glen’s motor racing heritage. The festival precedes the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix races that will be held over the weekend at the Watkins Glen International Speedway.

You’ll find more than 600 classic sports cars parked along the main streets of the village. There will also be live music, wine tasting, food courts, vendors of racing items, and family activities. This year Triumph cars are being featured.

You can also watch 650 sport and classic cars drive the old 6.6 mile Grand Prix course that used public roads from 1948 to 1952.

Stone Bridge Driver Events, Various times, Watkins Glen – These are nine different events that take place during the Grand Prix festival. There are road rallies, tours of the area, and a “fun-khana.” Most include reserved downtown display parking during the festival and laps of the original 6.6 Mile Grand Prix course through the streets of Watkins Glen. Some events are limited to certain marques or kinds of vehicles such as Triumph, Lotus, roadsters and motorcycles. Costs very and the events fill up very fast. The “stone bridge” was part of the original Grand Prix course which used public roads.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Albion 7th Annual Car Show, 10 AM to 4 PM (registration 11 AM – 1 PM), Bullard Park, East Ave (Rt. 31), Albion NY – Proceeds benefit the Hospice of Orleans. Info: 585-589-4471. Rain date is September 21.

Master Tech Automotive Car Show, 11 AM – 3:30 PM, 3952 Route 5 & 20, Canandaigua NY – “What started as a tiny car show has developed into one fantastic day of stepping back in time with oldies music, great food, vendors and classic cars!  A little something for everyone in the family and all proceeds help support hospice care. We do this with the help of our car show participants, sponsors, volunteers, and merchants who choose to donate their time and merchandise for our show. We are excited to see how much we are able to raise this year!” Free spectator admission. Car Registration $10 (10 AM – Noon). Goodie bags while they last. Trophies & Awards at 3 PM. There will be a chicken BBQ, music, vendors, a silent auction, and a raffle. Rain date is September 8th.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

2nd Annual Rally for Serenity, Watkins Glen NY – Editor’s message: I was fortunate to hear about and participate in last year’s inaugural rally. I had a great time, the folks running it were wonderful and the proceeds went to a great cause. So we are helping to promote this year’s event. We don’t know many details yet but this year’s theme will be “Murder on the Lake.” It’ll start with three paced laps of the Watkins Glen International Raceway and then participants will head off to solve a murder. The road rally will end back in Watkins Glen with vendors, food trucks and music. The Serenity Scholarship Fund helps those who have struggled with addiction or mental health disorders to attend a technical program or earn an Associates Degree.

National Drive Electric Week Event Rochester, 10 AM – 2 PM, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – National Drive Electric Week Event Rochester features an exhibit of electric vehicles, driving electric vehicles, gasoline vehicles, latest models cars, all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and much more. Register to attend or participate for a chance to win $250.

Saturday & Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019

Wings & Wheels – Seaplane & Car Show, 10 AM – 4 PM, Hammondsport NY – “The greatest annual air and land show in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Free to attend by one and all.” There will be food, activities for kids, seaplane rides and car show awards. On Saturday night there will also be a banquet dinner in the display area of the Curtiss Museum. It costs $50 per person which includes beer and wine, and it is open to the public. All show car entrants and seaplanes are required to pre-register prior to arriving at the event and car show entrants are required to make a $15 donation to the Museum at the time of registration. 

Annual Car Show at Palmyra Canal Town Days, 9 AM – 4 PM,  Main Street, Palmyra NY – Space is limited: vehicles 2004 or older are welcome. Dash plaques to the first 200 cars and 30 trophies will be awarded. All show vehicles are welcome to participate in the Grand Parade at 4 PM. The festival includes food and beverages, antique show, live music, art show, horse drawn wagon rides, flea market, huge craft show and much more. Registration opens at 9 AM when the road closes – No early birds. Pre-registered vehicles are $10/$7, day of show $15/$10. Raindate: Sunday, September 15, 10 AM – 2 PM.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Finger Lakes SCCA AutoX #7, 8 AM to 4 PM, Seneca Army Depot, Romulus NY

Saturday, September 21, 2019

10th Annual Genesee Community College Home Coming and Car/Bike Cruise, 11 AM to 4 PM, Batavia NY, parking lot by Richard C. Call Arena – Craft & Vendor market, Chicken BBQ from Noon until gone, Family Fun & Children Activities from 11 AM – 1 PM.

7th Annual ‘Cruise-In’ Car Show, 10 AM to 3 PM, Corby’s Collision, 2460 State Route 332, Canandaigua NY – Celebrating 77 years in business. Fun, food, drinks and music by DJ B-Mart. Registration is $10 for vehicles and all proceeds to to the Serenity House in Victor NY. Cash prizes for the top 3 by spectators choice. Rain or shine. For more info call 585-396-2670.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Hoytoberfest: The 4rd Annual Ricky Hoyt Memorial Autoshow, 12 to 3 PM, Hickory Park, S. Lake Rd, Bergen NY – The focus of this show is BMWs of “the Neue Klasse to E31 generation” but you’ll also find other makes along with trucks and motorcycles. An entrance fee of $5 will benefit Unyts, the WNY Branch of Donate Life, which works to save and enhance lives through organ, eye, tissue and blood donations. There will be a food and drink and trophies will be awarded for: Best E30, Best Non E30 BMW, Best Non BMW European, Best Asian Import, Best Domestic, Best Overall in Show, Best Appearing Motorcycle, Best Off-Road Truck/SUV, Best Street Truck.

Monday & Tuesday,  September 23-24, 2019

OctoberFast [email protected] Glen, Watkins Glen International Speedway – “This is a non-competitive driving event, focusing on learning high performance driving techniques in a controlled environment. Includes in-car instruction, classroom presentations, and plenty of track time.”  It is sponsored by the Niagara Region Porsche Club of America but all makes of cars are welcome and you do not need to be a club member. Tuition is $495, garage space $60. To register, please log on to:

Friday – Sunday, September 27-29, 2019

GVC & Boston Chapter HP Driving School, Watkins Glen International Speedway – The Genesee Valley and Boston BMW Clubs are holding a joint driving school at The Glen that will provide track time and instructions to drivers at all skills levels, including novices with no track experience. The cost varies from $325 to $780 depending on the number of days you sign up for. There is an extra fee if you’re not a club member and a membership costs $48.

Sunday, September 28, 2019

Fall Car Show at the Windmill, The Windmill Farm and Craft Market, Penn Yan NY – Starts at 8 AM. The Windmill has more than 175 shops and vendors.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Finger Lakes SCCA AutoX #8, 8 AM to 4 PM, Seneca Army Depot, Romulus NY

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Tire Rack Street Survival®, 8 AM – 4 PM, Watkins Glen International Raceway – This school is for permitted or licensed drivers from age 15 to 21. It’s a day of in-car exercises and a couple of hours of classroom training that will improve their driving skills and teach them how to deal with real-world scenarios. While driving their own car they’ll practice skid control on a wet skid pad,  go through a lane change/accident avoidance maneuvers, practice threshold braking and ABS exercises, and drive a slalom course. The cost is $95 per person and you can learn more by reading these FAQs.

November 7-9, 2019

The Fifth Annual Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History, The International Motor Racing Research Center, 610 S Decatur St, Watkins Glen NY


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