As if free-ranging Pokémon weren’t enough of a perilous distraction to motorists these days, this coming weekend will bring a lot of head-turning antique and classic automobiles onto the roads of the Catskills. Not one but two magnets for car collectors are scheduled for our area this Saturday, August 7: the 59th annual Saugerties Antique Auto Show and the Emerson Resort’s annual Car Show benefiting the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society.
From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., rain or shine, Cantine Field in Saugerties plays host to the Saugerties Antique Auto Show. The sponsors will be handing out awards to the top 25 entries, plus seven other categories. Breakfast and lunch will be available, there will be a flea market and a deejay will be playing music. Spectators get in free. Interested in entering your vehicle in the competition? Call (845) 337-8426 or (845) 679-6810.
At the Emerson Resort and Spa, located at 5340 Route 28 in Mount Tremper, beautiful classic cars will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded, and DJ Brian will provide the entertainment. Feel free to bring along the non-motorheads in your family as well; they can check out the shops and restaurants at the Emerson, see the new show at the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope and perhaps even pick out a pet for adoption from the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society shelter. Parking and entry are free for spectators. The registration fee for show cars is $15; you can download a signup sheet at www.heartofthecatskills.org/pdf/car-show-2016.pdf. For more info, call (201) 638-2270, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.emersonresort.com.