Selected Upcoming New England Events for July - October
LET'S SEE SOME OF YOU GUYS AT THESE EVENTS!
I am planning on attending the Wachusett Mountain “Cars and Coffee this coming weekend.
Just remember that it starts at 8am and is smack dab in the middle of the state, accessible to everyone via RT 2 and I-190 or RT 140. If you don’t know the area, RT 140 goes right by the ski area and is a delightful 356-style road either south down to Shrewsbury and beyond or north up into New Hampshire. The ski area is about 2 minutes south of RT 2 on RT 140.
Jon Nunez is hosting a pre-show gathering at his house: 31 Laurel Lane, Princeton MA , at 7:30am for you early risers, so we can then drive the final 2 miles to the show as a "show of force" group. I may even (be still, my heart) detail Pearl before the show, and the ski area is a very pretty venue. We'll be in and out by 10:30am so your day won't be impacted much (unless you're coming in from East Zamboogie or something). You'll be home in time to watch le Tour de France off your DVR.
Here is the website info:
Cool Cars and Coffee Classic Car Show
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
Princeton, MA (off route 140 near RT 2)
The next big show in the area is:
July 20 Antique and Special Interest Car Show – Deerfield, MA
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Yankee Candle Village Rt. 5, South Deerfield, MA. Sponsored by the Connecticut Valley Region of the AACA and VMCCA. All show vehicles are welcome - no cut off year.Registration begins at 9:00 A.M. rain or shine. Best of Show, People's Choice, Top 25, and at least 13 other special awards presented beginning at 2:30 P.M Spectators admitted free.
As of now, I cannot attend this event (this might be subject to change if we get the Westerners to go, too), so who might be going? You guys in the Western Suburbs? Tom? Don? Lenny? Beuller?
I WILL be attending the Volkswagen show on July 28. So far, Prarit is coming with his Seduction 550 Spyder, which will be a treat if the weather holds, as he and I have never met. Pretty sure Len Cannizzarro is coming as well, AND fellow member and creator of the Deserter Dune Buggy, Alex Dearborn, for the 50’th anniversary of this iconic Dune Buggy. I’m sure there will be a big turn-out and the Deserter people are a lot of fun. Maybe I can get Alex to autograph my hat (Hey….Bruce Meyer signed my other hat!)
So how many more can we get to show up and meet for the first time? I’ll bug Rich MacKoul to see if he can attend, too. Tom Marantz attended a couple of years ago and Jeff Booth has been known to show up. This is a nice, country show (although not as “country” as the one out in Deerfield), well run, decent food (Burgers and Hot Dogs from the “Dog Father” food truck or you can get a “Subway” down the street , GREAT Ice Cream and easy to get to from anywhere. I usually bail around 12 - 1pm, but it goes til 3pm.
July 28 Volkswagen Show at Hebert Candy Mansion, 574 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA
9am – 3pm Rt. 20, Shrewsbury, MA
August 3 – 4 Wings and Wheels Festival – Owl’s Head, ME
August 9 – 11 24 Hours of LeMons at Thompson Speedway, Thompson, CT
The GP DU LAC Chargoggagogg(etcetera)
This is especially good to be there after racing on Saturday evening just to see the cars and teams doing, well, what LeMons racers do!
August 18 - Cars and Coffee at Lalajava Coffeehouse
290 W Main St, Northborough, Massachusetts 01532
August 31 – Sept. 1 Vintage Motorcycle Festival – Owl’s Head, ME
August 31 10am – 4pm Unobtanium Open House
14 W. Shore Street, Ravena, NY 12143
Historic Festival 37 & Sunday in the Park Concours & Gathering of the Marques
Thursday, Aug. 29 - Monday, Sept. 2, 2019
Now in its 37th year, the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park has been a time-honored tradition since 1982. Enjoy vintage car racing at its best.
Sept 7– Porschefest at larz Anderson Park, Brookline, MA.
Sept 13 – 15 Hemming’s Motor News Northeast Concours
The Festival Commons–Charles R. Wood Park, Lake George, New York
The Rally, limited to just 75 vehicles, remains an integral part of the schedule; however, starting promptly at 11 a.m. on Friday. It will leave the Festival Commons — site of Sunday’s Concours — and will make a police-escorted trip to historic Fort Ticonderoga located at the southern end of Lake Champlain.
Saturday brings us the annual Cruise-In Spectacular — an open-to-all-makes/general collector-car gathering (excluding cars invited to display in Sunday’s Concours) beginning at 8 a.m. As has been the case, this preliminary event will take place at Festival Commons, adjacent to Fort William Henry, and will include judging and an awards ceremony at 2 p.m.
The weekend culminates with our 13th Annual Concours d’Elegance, which will open to spectators at 9 a.m. on Sunday. This year’s premier event will feature the following classes: Prewar Rolls-Royces (1942 and older), Class of 1949, Datsun Z and ZX Cars (240, 260, and 280 through the 1983 model year), Early SUVs through 1978 (Bronco, Blazer, Scout, etc.), Chevy W-Engine Cars, Vintage Race Cars, and Fresh Restorations (reserved for vehicles that have just completed their restorations).
Sept 15 Cars and Coffee at Lalajava Coffeehouse
290 W Main St, Northborough, Massachusetts 01532
Sept 14 – 15 Foreign Auto Festival, Owl’s Head, Maine
>>>>>>>>>>> I am also adding, yet another, 24 Hours of LeMons race date in Louden, New Hampshire on October 19 - 20, the “Halloween HooptieFest”. Already have a few non-replica people interested (the Water-cooled side of “Five Cent Racing” and his friends and in-laws, a rowdy biker bunch if there ever was one) so this is looking like it’ll be a lot of fun, too. Here’s the web info: