NYPA Press Release

Antique Car Show at B-G Visitors Center on July 16

For Immediate Release: 7/12/17
Contact: Samantha Van Ness | samantha.vanness@nypa.gov | (800) 724-0309


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will host its annual antique car show on Sunday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project Visitors Center, 1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim. The event will be conducted in partnership with the Schoharie Valley Region Antique Automobile Club of America. 
Various classes of cars will be on display and prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories, including the theme “When Chrome Was King!”—a showcase that will incorporate a 1953 Pontiac, a 1960 Plymouth Fury and a 1959 DeSoto, as well as an antique engine and equipment display by the Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association. For more information on pre-registering your car, please call 518-234-7495. Cars can also be registered the day of the event between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
The event also will offer a DJ and local food vendors, including B-B-Q chicken.
During the event, visitors can enjoy a wide array of hands-on displays and energy exhibits at the visitors center, which presents information on the basics of electricity, uses of electricity and the operation of New York’s largest pump-storage hydroelectric power project. Guests are also invited to visit Historic Lansing Manor, a country estate built in 1819, located next door to the visitors center. Both the visitors center and Lansing Manor are admission-free and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The B-G visitors center is about an hour from Albany, two hours from Binghamton, and less than two hours from Poughkeepsie. Check out the B-G Visitors Center webpage for maps and more information.

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