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Circle May 17, 2014 on your calendar as this is the date for the 2014 Spring Invitational and Auto Show in the Saratoga Spa State Park. For this year’s event, we anticipate an extensive variety of significant European and American cars and to commemorate its 50th anniversary, this year’s featured marque is the Ford Mustang.
This Museum event is part of a two-day experience that begins on Friday morning, May 16th, with a drive to two of the area’s premier private automobile collections. Friday evening, the Museum will host a reception featuring Dennis Gage, host of the tv show, My Classic Car. Saturday will be the showcase day and will feature the Invitational as well as the traditional Auto Show with automobiles coming from all over the Northeast and Canada.
The schedule of the weekend’s events is as follows:
Friday, May 16
8:30 am to 3 :30 pm - Collections Tours Check in at the Museum and receive a tour book for the day’s tours (pre-registration requested). We will depart the Museum at 9:15 am and travel to Gloversville for a private tour of Mr. Jim Taylor’s collection. Mr. Taylor’s world-renowned collection includes barn finds, stunning race cars, artwork and over 100 breathtaking automobiles. We will then leave on a scenic tour that will conclude at a well-known restaurant at a scenic Adirondack location. Lunch will be provided as part of the registration fee. Following lunch, we will proceed to view Charlie & Marie Montano’s car collection. Among the many notable vehicles here, are several Chrysler Town & Country Woodies, an extremely rare 1942 Oldsmobile and an extremely rare 1947 Nash Suburban. The collection also includes important cars from the 1950’s and 1960’s. The group should return to the Museum at approximately 3:30 pm. Cost per person for the day’s activities is $85, and reservations should be made no later than May 9th.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Celebration with Dennis Gage Enjoy a relaxed evening of car talk with Dennis Gage, host of My Classic Car. Mr. Gage is traveling to Saratoga to film a segment of his popular television show during the Spring Invitational and Auto Show. The cost per person is $40 and includes a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres and beverages. There is limited space available so tickets must be purchased in advance, no later than May 9th.
Saturday, May 17
10:00 am - Spring Invitational and Auto Show opens to the public.
11:00 am to 2:00 pm - Invitational and Auto Show judging.
2:30 pm - Spring Auto Show Awards will be presented.
3:00 pm - Spring Invitational Awards will be presented.
Sunday, May 18: Rain Date or explore the beautiful city of Saratoga Springs, ranked one of the top ten downtowns in the country.
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The Invitational includes the following classes:
Classic/Special Mustang (Featured Marque)
American Production, Pre-WW II (Includes Brass Era)
American Production, Post-WW II
European Production, Pre-WW II (Includes Brass Era)
European Production, Post-WW II
Race Cars – cars with a known competition history
Special Interest Muscle Cars
Sports & GT
Other significant Invitational awards will be for Best In Show and a special award presented by Dennis Gage. We will also select a Mustang that will be invited to be included in the Museum’s upcoming summer and fall exhibition that will be celebrating fifty years of the Mustang.
Auto Show Awards will include the traditional Top 20, People’s Choice and a Best in Show Mustang as well.
If you have a vehicle that meets the above Invitational criteria, we sincerely ask that you submit your vehicle for consideration to participate. Please send vehicle information and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Spring Invitational and Auto Show Rate Commitment Summary
Robin Hood Motel: 518-885-8899
Rate code: none
Rate ranges: $65.00-$105.00
Batcheller Mansion Inn: 518-584-7012
Rate Code: Auto
Rate ranges: $149.00-$219.00
Best Western Clifton Park: 518-371-1811
Rate Code: Auto Museum 2014
Rate ranges: $89.00
Carriage House Inn: 518-584-4220
Rate Code: none
Rate ranges: $159.00
Fairfield Inn and Suites Saratoga Malta: 518-899-6900
Rate Code: LOJY
Booking requirements: Must include either a Friday or a Saturday night stay
Rate ranges: $129.00
Top Hill Motel: (518) 584-5232
Rate Code: Auto Museum 2014
Rate ranges: $69.00-99.00