The rain and chill has lingered in the northeastern United States but things are finally looking less wet and chilly. The forecast for this coming Saturday, which is May 18, looks warm and oh-so-seasonable. Just the ticket for starting out collector-car season in vogue with a lawn show at a beauteous, historic locale. Saturday’s when the Saratoga Automobile Museum in the equine capital of Saratoga Springs, New York, hosts its annual Spring Auto Show from 9 a.m., on the grounds of Saratoga Spa State Park. It’s always an occasion to gaze upon beautiful automobiles in a near-perfect setting.
Head south a couple of hours from Saratoga and you’ll find yourself at the hallowed hillside where the Woodstock festival was held in 1969. We assume that had something to do with the car museum’s choice of a theme for the Spring show: Wheels of Change, Cars and Culture of the Sixties. Vehicles from the Flower Power generation will take the fore at Saratoga, but the show is open to vehicles of all vintages. Pre-registration for display vehicles is $10, and day of registration is $20. All registered vehicles will receive two regular admission tickets to the museum, and all pre-registered vehicles will receive two spectator’s tickets to this year’s 2019 Saratoga Auto Auction happening at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sept. 20 and 21. Saratoga Springs was famed worldwide for the curative properties of its spring waters, and the museum is located in a former bottling plant for those healing waters. It’s also the home of New York’s stock car racing hall of fame. The state park is just off U.S. 9 and is conveniently located off Interstate 87, what locals call the Adirondack Northway. For information, call 1-518-587-1935 and tell the museum we sent you.