Supervisor Kate Murray is calling on vintage car collectors to register for Hempstead Town’s Seaside Spectacular Collectors Car Show on Saturday, September 19th at Town Park Point Lookout. The beachside event, sponsored by Merrick Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler and Ram of Wantagh, Merrick Collision and Towing, Gallett Air, Heating and Air Conditioning and Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union, is Long Island’s largest collector’s car show, featuring several hundred cars, awards, live music and free giveaways for participants.
The show, open to cars 1990 and older, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. (collector car check-in from 10 a.m. to noon). There is a $10 entry fee for each participating car, but no charge for spectators. In addition to more than 500 classic car entries on display across more than a dozen categories, this year’s show will feature a special edition “Viva Italia!” marquee section, which will be headlined by the New York Alfa Romeo Owners Club.
“For classic car collectors and enthusiasts, there’s nothing better than a lovely day at a beautiful beach side park with hundreds of vintage cars to enjoy,” Murray said. “Now is the time to send in your entry form and reserve your space at Long Island’s premier car show.”
Thanks to support from Gallett Air, Heating and Air Conditioning and Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union, live music will be provided by the band, Blue Angel. Also, Max 103.1 will be on hand to provide entertainment throughout the day.
Each year, thousands of spectators enjoy the hundreds of vintage cars (1990 and older) entered into the car show. First, second and third-place award plaques will be presented to car owners in 15 different categories.
Categories include classics, Corvettes, Cobras, American and foreign favorites and the best of popular time periods. The car show participants are the judges, submitting their votes across the 15 categories. Also, the Arnie Levey “Best in Show” Award will be given to the highest vote-getter in that Best in Show Category. The late Arnie Levey, one of the founders of the town’s car show, was also an avid car collector and a racing champion.
The first 400 cars to register will receive a free dashboard plaque. Car owners can pre-register up until September 14, 2015. Car owners can also register on the day of the event, between 10 a.m. and noon, but please note that space is limited. There is no charge for spectators, and parking is free. Snacks, beverages and ice cream will be available for purchase during the event. In the event of inclement weather, the raindate for the car show is on Sunday, September 20th.
“As we gear up for the car show, I encourage participants to register in advance to avoid the rush on the day of the show,” Murray said. “We expect this to be our biggest show ever, so start your engines and get your entry forms to display your classic car on Saturday, September 19th.