NYPA Hosts Antique and Auto Shows: Two Great Events In One Great Day

Steve Ramsey

July 08, 2011


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will play host to the Annual Antique Car Show, on Sunday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  In addition to the cars, we will also be having the third annual Antiques in Blenheim show. Visitors are encouraged to bring along their antique treasures for on-site appraisals. Admission to the events is free, with both taking place on the grounds of the visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.

Rare autos, including a 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak Woodie Wagon, 1960 Plymouth Fury, and a 1928 Packard 443 Convertible Coupe Cabriolet will be on display, as well as gas engines, antique tractors, and historic military vehicles. Commemorative dash plaques will be given to the first 250 show vehicles to register. For more information on registering, please call 518-234-7495.

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. There will also be continuous running of short films on cars in the visitors center’s theatre.  Food from Brooks House of Barbecue and other local vendors will be available. Guests are also invited to visit Historic Lansing Manor, a country estate built in 1819, located next door to the visitors center. Lansing Manor is also admission-free, and both facilities will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

In nearby North Blenheim, the world’s longest single span wooden bridge will be transformed into an open-air art gallery at the “The Blenheim Covered Bridge Art Walk.”  It is a five minute drive from the visitors center.

The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center and Lansing Manor are located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany. For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.


About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.


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