For the 15th year, the Syracuse Nationals brought car lovers to the state fairgrounds just outside of last weekend.
By the tens of thousands they piled up at the center of the grounds where the the New York State Fair will settle in four weeks and a day from today, and I’m talking the amound of people and vehicles.
The event is proudly billed as the largest car show in the Northeast.
My dear wife Karen and I dropped in Saturday, the first time I attended the auto extravaganza, believe it or not. I wanted to see what all the hoo-hah was about and write about it for my weekly community blog for waer.org, the Syracuse Public Media site.
It was a really big deal.
These people who brought their classic cars obviously love them.
These people who walked the grounds to view the ZZ Top sedans and trucks and more obviously loved them.
Some of the car owners got too carried away, unfortunately. As Karen and I were walking the square that rings Chevy Court, we had to dodge so car traffic that was interspersed with the many walkers.
Soon enough, a serious announcement boomed over the PA.
It’s too dangerous. No cruising. Use common sense, the announcer advised.
I have more pictures and a column about the event at waer.org. Click the link below to find them. (Earlybird alert: The WAER editors don’t post the photos until around 10 a.m. today.)
Have you ever attended a car show, and what did you think about it? What would be your favorite kind of vehicles to look for at a big show like this? What would be your very favorite car to drive around the boulevard, “American Graffiti” style?”