Classic-car enthusiasts have been known to travel from great distances to attend the annual Sawyer Motors Car Show in Saugerties. This year’s event on Sunday, July 9 from 1 to 6 p.m. will be the 14th outing for the event, expected to bring more than 500 antique, hot rod and classic cars to line the village streets in all their gleaming glory.
Traffic will be shut down on Main and Partition Streets, although shops and restaurants remain open for business and welcome visitors. Outside food vendors aren’t brought into the village on Car Show day, as local-business-friendly event organizer Bob Siracusano would rather see the village restaurants have a profitable day.
Fifty trophies will be awarded to the best of the best car entries, and live entertainment will go on nonstop. Spectator admission is free. Proceeds from registration go to the Sawyer Automotive Foundation, which supports local charities that include the Saugerties Boys & Girls Club, Saugerties Animal Shelter and Ulster County SPCA, Operation SOS (“Support Our Servicemen and Women”) and the United Way of Ulster County Veterans’ Shelter. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the show.
Sawyer Motors Car Show, Sunday, July 9, 1-6 p.m., free, Main/Partition Streets, Village of Saugerties; (845) 246-3412, http://sawyermotorscarshow.com.