Calling All Classic Car Owners: The 12th Annual Seaside Car Show Cruises into Hempstead Town!

Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino is inviting all classic car buffs to register for Hempstead Town’s 12th Annual Seaside Spectacular Car Show held on Saturday, September 16th at Town Park Point Lookout. With the beachside event featuring hundreds of cars, awards, live music and free giveaways, Long Island’s premier car show is not one to miss!

“Each year, Hempstead Town’s car show gets bigger and better and it’s all thanks to our wonderful car enthusiast community,” said Santino. “I encourage all car lovers to take a trip to the beach and enjoy everything our car show has to offer.”

As this is a classic car show, it is only open to cars 1992 and older. The event will take place from 12 noon to 4 p.m. with collector car check-in from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. There is a $10 entry fee for each participating car, but no charge for spectators. Additionally, this year’s show will feature a special “Rock Climbing” exhibit, showcasing Jeeps presented by Sammy’s Auto Repair in Hicksville. This year’s show is sponsored by Merrick Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler and Ram of Wantagh and Merrick Collision and Towing. This year’s media sponsor is WHLI 1100 AM.

Each year hordes of spectators enjoy hundreds of classic cars while registered owners vote for first, second and third place winners in over 15 different categories. Categories include Corvettes, Cobras, American and foreign favorites and the best of popular time periods. The Arnie Levey “Best in Show” Award is presented to the car with the most votes in the Best in Show category. The late Arnie Levey was a founder of the car show, 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 8th. Car owners can also register the day of the event, between 10 a.m. and 12 noon, but space is limited. There is no charge for spectators, and parking is free! Snacks, refreshments and ice cream will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for the car show is Sunday, September 17th.

Car show applications can be obtained by visiting the town website at toh.li, calling the Office of Communications at (516) 812-3496 or by emailing Michael Caputo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Come on down to Long Island’s largest collector’s car show and enjoy a day by the beach with hundreds of classic cars and fellow car buffs,” said Santino. “Hempstead Town’s 12th Annual Seaside Spectacular Car Show is the perfect opportunity to send off summer the right way.”

Click here for more information on the car show and to download a printable application.