Past Events

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop, 8 AM – 10 AM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester NY – A monthly gathering of car enthusiasts that draws a wide variety of cars and owners, and which is one of the best in the area. There will be plenty of free coffee and a food truck.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

IMRRC Fall Open House and Raffle Drawing, 10 AM – 5 PM, The International Motor Racing Research Center, 610 S Decatur St, Watkins Glen NY -“Come visit the IMRRC. Enjoy apple cider and donuts while perusing our rotating display of motorsports art and material from our collections. New Executive Director Dan DeRusha will be here all day and is eager to meet friends from near and far. Make sure you take an up close look at the 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS before Watkins Glen Mayor Luke Leszyk draws the winning raffle ticket at 4 p.m.!”

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Finger Lakes SCCA AutoX #8, 8 AM to 4 PM, Seneca Army Depot, Romulus NY

Sunday, September 28, 2019

The Windmill Custom & Classic Car Show, Penn Yan NY – The Windmill is a huge farm and craft market with many food vendors that is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturdays.  Their annual fall car show, which will be held rain or shine, will be from 12 to 3 PM.

The cost to enter a car in the show is $10. Dash plaques will be given to the first 150 entries and awards given to the top 46 vehicles.  There  will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.  All cars are welcome and there are no specific vehicle classes.

Friday – Sunday, September 27-29, 2019

GVC & Boston Chapter HP Driving School, Watkins Glen International Speedway – The Genesee Valley and Boston BMW Clubs are holding a joint driving school at The Glen that will provide track time and instructions to drivers at all skills levels, including novices with no track experience. The cost varies from $325 to $780 depending on the number of days you sign up for. There is an extra fee if you’re not a club member and a membership costs $48.

Monday & Tuesday,  September 23-24, 2019

OctoberFast [email protected] Glen, Watkins Glen International Speedway – “This is a non-competitive driving event, focusing on learning high performance driving techniques in a controlled environment. Includes in-car instruction, classroom presentations, and plenty of track time.”  It is sponsored by the Niagara Region Porsche Club of America but all makes of cars are welcome and you do not need to be a club member. Tuition is $495, garage space $60. To register, please log on to: www.clubregistration.net

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Hoytoberfest: The 4rd Annual Ricky Hoyt Memorial Autoshow, 12 to 3 PM, Hickory Park, S. Lake Rd, Bergen NY – The focus of this show is BMWs of “the Neue Klasse to E31 generation” but you’ll also find other makes along with trucks and motorcycles. An entrance fee of $5 will benefit Unyts, the WNY Branch of Donate Life, which works to save and enhance lives through organ, eye, tissue and blood donations. There will be a food and drink and trophies will be awarded for: Best E30, Best Non E30 BMW, Best Non BMW European, Best Asian Import, Best Domestic, Best Overall in Show, Best Appearing Motorcycle, Best Off-Road Truck/SUV, Best Street Truck.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop, 8 AM – 10 AM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester NY – “Come on out to TLSS’s September installment of Cars and Coffee Rochester! It will be a beautiful summer morning, a perfect day to bring your car out, have coffee, and speak with other enthusiasts. We will have coffee (on us, as always!). The event is held outside the TLSS race shop location (500 Lee Rd. Rochester, NY), starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending around 10:00 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and family out for a great morning around all types of cars and other car enthusiasts.”

10th Annual Genesee Community College Home Coming and Car/Bike Cruise, 11 AM to 4 PM, Batavia NY, parking lot by Richard C. Call Arena – Craft & Vendor market, Chicken BBQ from Noon until gone, Family Fun & Children Activities from 11 AM – 1 PM.

7th Annual ‘Cruise-In’ Car Show, 10 AM to 3 PM, Corby’s Collision, 2460 State Route 332, Canandaigua NY – Celebrating 77 years in business. Fun, food, drinks and music by DJ B-Mart. Registration is $10 for vehicles and all proceeds to to the Serenity House in Victor NY. Cash prizes for the top 3 by spectators choice. Rain or shine. For more info call 585-396-2670.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Finger Lakes SCCA AutoX #7, 8 AM to 4 PM, Seneca Army Depot, Romulus NY

Saturday & Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019

Wings & Wheels – Seaplane & Car Show, 10 AM – 4 PM, Hammondsport NY – “The greatest annual air and land show in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Free to attend by one and all.” There will be food, activities for kids, seaplane rides and car show awards. On Saturday night there will also be a banquet dinner in the display area of the Curtiss Museum. It costs $50 per person which includes beer and wine, and it is open to the public. All show car entrants and seaplanes are required to pre-register prior to arriving at the event and car show entrants are required to make a $15 donation to the Museum at the time of registration.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

National Drive Electric Week Event Rochester, 10 AM – 2 PM, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – National Drive Electric Week Event Rochester features an exhibit of electric vehicles, driving electric vehicles, gasoline vehicles, latest models cars, all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and much more. Register to attend or participate for a chance to win $250.

Annual Car Show at Palmyra Canal Town Days, 9 AM – 4 PM,  Main Street, Palmyra NY – Space is limited: vehicles 2004 or older are welcome. Dash plaques to the first 200 cars and 30 trophies will be awarded. All show vehicles are welcome to participate in the Grand Parade at 4 PM. The festival includes food and beverages, antique show, live music, art show, horse drawn wagon rides, flea market, huge craft show and much more. Registration opens at 9 AM when the road closes – No early birds. Pre-registered vehicles are $10/$7, day of show $15/$10. Raindate: Sunday, September 15, 10 AM – 2 PM.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Albion 7th Annual Car Show, 10 AM to 4 PM (registration 11 AM – 1 PM), Bullard Park, East Ave (Rt. 31), Albion NY – Proceeds benefit the Hospice of Orleans. Info: 585-589-4471. Rain date is September 21.

Master Tech Automotive Car Show, 11 AM – 3:30 PM, 3952 Route 5 & 20, Canandaigua NY – “What started as a tiny car show has developed into one fantastic day of stepping back in time with oldies music, great food, vendors and classic cars!  A little something for everyone in the family and all proceeds help support hospice care. We do this with the help of our car show participants, sponsors, volunteers, and merchants who choose to donate their time and merchandise for our show. We are excited to see how much we are able to raise this year!” Free spectator admission. Car Registration $10 (10 AM – Noon). Goodie bags while they last. Trophies & Awards at 3 PM. There will be a chicken BBQ, music, vendors, a silent auction, and a raffle. Rain date is September 8th.

Hillard Races at Watkins Glen

Friday, September 6, 2019

26th Annual Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen, 10 AM – 8 PM – About 25,000 people are expected to attend this annual festival which celebrates Watkins Glen’s motor racing heritage. The festival precedes the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix races that will be held over the weekend at the Watkins Glen International Speedway.

You’ll find more than 600 classic sports cars parked along the main streets of the village. There will also be live music, wine tasting, food courts, vendors of racing items, and family activities. This year Triumph cars are being featured.

You can also watch 650 sport and classic cars drive the old 6.6 mile Grand Prix course that used public roads from 1948 to 1952.

Stone Bridge Driver Events, Various times, Watkins Glen – These are nine different events that take place during the Grand Prix festival. There are road rallies, tours of the area, and a “fun-khana.” Most include reserved downtown display parking during the festival and laps of the original 6.6 Mile Grand Prix course through the streets of Watkins Glen. Some events are limited to certain marques or kinds of vehicles such as Triumph, Lotus, roadsters and motorcycles. Costs very and the events fill up very fast. The “stone bridge” was part of the original Grand Prix course which used public roads.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sunshine Auto Parade and End of Summer Fireworks Display, 6 PM, Sodus Point NY – ”

Sodus Point’s rescheduled 16th annual SUNSHINE AUTO PARADE will be held Sunday, September 1st at 6:00pm, the same night as the END OF SUMMER Celebration Fireworks (9pm).

Bring your antique car, classic car, convertible, or street rod. Free entry for all participants. Line up is at 5:30 on Sentell Street near the old malt house. You are welcome to decorate your car patriotically. The parade route is along Route 14 to Bay St., through downtown, around “the loop” and culminating at the ball field where you may display your vehicle if you wish.”

Saturday, August 31, 2019

30th Olcutt Beach Car Show, 8 AM – 4:30, Olcutt NY – Located in a shaded park on the shore of Lake Ontario, this car show has grown into one of the largest in western New York. Proceeds from this show have benefited Ronald McDonald House for many years.

Admission for spectators is free. Car registration is $15 and it will start at 8 AM and continue until either Noon or the park is full.  There is no pre-registration and cars that want to park together need to arrive together. Over 200 awards will be given and the first 800 cars will receive a dash plaque and poster. There will also be food to purchase, many craft and other vendors, and a raffle.

August 22-31, 2019

2019 New England Caravan to the National Corvette Museum – Once every five years caravans of Corvettes from around the country travel to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green KY. Participants in the New England caravan will meet in Gettysburg PA and then travel about 350 miles per day with stops in Roanoke VA and Kingsport TN until they arrive at the museum to celebrate its 25th anniversary. There you’ll enjoy 3 days of activities in and around the museum. There is a limit of 225 cars and the caravan is already nearly full. You can learn more by reading this PDF and contacting Cathy Musselwhite at [email protected]

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Auction Direct Car and Bike Show, 11 AM to 4 PM, 6520 NY Route 96, Victor NY – Gates open at 10 AM. Food, fun, 50/50 raffle and prizes.  Free spectator admission.  Car and bike registration is $15 and all proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

8th Annual Hot Rods for Hospice Car Show Fundraiser, 11 AM – 3 PM, Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home, 2125 Chili Ave, Rochester, NY – “Bring out your classic or custom car, truck, motorcycle, etc. and join us for our 8th Annual Hot Rods for Hospice Car Show Fundraiser!!!! Every year our show gets bigger and better and this year promises to be the best yet! We will have food and drink vendors, a live DJ, a 50/50 raffle, hourly door prizes, and tons of amazing baskets to raffle off! Not to mention all of the cars! Last year we had over 120 here!”

“This year the Rochester Air Show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds is the same weekend as our show! Since the Rochester airport is basically our backyard, you will be able to enjoy the air show right here from our lot all day long! Two shows for the price of one!”

“All money raised from the show will go to Story of Hope Comfort Care Home. We will also be running our annual non-perishable food drive during the show and ask that everyone attending bring some non-perishable foods to fill up our hearse and help “Lay Hunger to Rest”! All of the food donations go to Linda’s Cupboard at Hope Hall School.”

“Registration is $20 day of show, or $15 with a food donation. Pre-registration is $15. All registrants receive a ticket for a free hot dog or hamburger with paid registration and the first 75 cars will receive a dash plaque.”

“As always we are always looking for volunteers the day of he show and donation items to raffle off. If you would like to volunteer or have an item you would like to donate please feel free to reach out to us!”

Summer Sendoff Cruise-In, 3 – 7 PM, Casey Park, 6551 Knickerbocker Rd, Ontario NY – This Cruise-In is part of a day of festivities that includes a craft show, a food truck rodeo, live music all day, carnival rides, petting zoo, kids activities, a concert by Main Street East at 7 PM and fireworks at dusk.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Hyperdrive Drive-In Viewing Party and Car Show, 7 – 11 PM, The Little Speed Shop, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester NY – “Join The Little Speed Shop crew for a Drive-In viewing party for the release of the new Netflix show, Hyperdrive. Hyperdrive was filmed right here in Rochester, NY at Kodak Park and The Little Speed Shop Crew was the mechanical support team on set prepping and maintaining all the competitors race cars throughout the competition. From executive producer, Charlize Theron, this is an car show like none you have ever seen before, a race obstacle course, “American Ninja Warrior” meets “The Fast and The Furious”. The event will start off with a car show and meet-up in The Little Speed Shop parking lot. You may get the inside look at some stuff from the show and get to speak with our staff about our experiences being on set. There will be a food truck, popcorn and beverages for sale. The show will begin after sunset and we will show the first couple episodes of the series outside drive-in movie style. Be sure to bring chairs or you can sit in your car and watch. This event is free, kid friendly, and open to the public.”  Space is limited, please click on the link and fill out the form to reserve a spot.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Netflix Hyperdrive Premiere Party, 5:30 – 9 PM, Kodak Center, 200 Ridge Rd, Rochester NY – “Watch Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2 and get behind-the-scenes details from a Hyperdrive producer. Season 1 of Netflix’s new TV series Hyperdrive airs August 21, 2019. Since the TV Series was shot at the birthplace of film, Kodak’s Eastman Business Park, we are hosting a Premiere Party at Kodak Center. What is Hyperdrive? Imagine a cross between The Fast & The Furious and American Ninja Warrior. The action-packed series features elite street racers from around the world testing their limits in supercharged custom cars on the biggest, baddest automotive obstacle course ever built. Our location, where over 110 companies operate and over 6,000 people come to work every day, is an ideal industrial background for the show.” Free. Limit of 4 tickets per person.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Finger Lakes SCCA AutoX #6, 8 AM to 4 PM, Seneca Army Depot, Romulus NY

Saturday, August 17, 2019

6th annual Hilton Classic Wheels on Main Street, 8 AM – 4 PM, Hilton NY

Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop, 8 AM – 10 AM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester NY – A monthly gathering of car enthusiasts that draws a wide variety of cars and owners, and which is one of the best in the area. There will be plenty of free coffee and a food truck.

Car Show at Chili Paul Center, 5 – 8 PM, 3240 Chili Ave, Chili NY – All Cars Welcome.  Near Bill Grays.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

B & C Auto Restoration Annual Open House and Hot Rod Event, 10 AM – 4 PM, 6360 Dean Pkwy, Ontario NY. Free. All cars and spectators are welcome. There will be food trucks, live music, and plenty of parking.

Perfect Pony All Mustang Car Show, Van Bortel Ford, 71 Marsh Rd, East Rochester NY – An all Mustang car show. Live DJ, great food, 50/50, door prizes. Pre-registration 10 AM – Noon, Show from Noon to 3 PM. $15 per car, $20 day of show. Rain date 9/18.

Finger Lakes SCCA AutoX #5, 8 AM to 4 PM, Seneca Army Depot, Romulus NY

Brockport Arts Festival and Vintage Car Cruise-in, Brockport NY

UK Car Day, 10 AM – 3 PM, Genesee Valley Park, Rochester NY – “If you love classic British sports cars and motorbikes and want to enjoy a day of festivities put UK Car Day on your calendar! Spectator Admission and Parking is Free – all are welcome! UK Car Day is the only all British Car Show in Western N.Y. The show venue is within a Frederick Olmsted designed park lined with majestic oak trees along the Genesee River near the junction with the historic Erie Canal. This spectacular setting includes a large pavilion with plenty of seating and room for vendors, displays and activities, including: Food and Beverages, 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes, Show Regalia for Sale, Vendor Displays.”

Registration is from 10 AM to 12 PM and judging is from 12 to 1 PM. There will be a live concert from 12 to 2 PM and awards will be presented between 2 PM and 3 PM. For registration forms, details or sponsorship information visit www.UKCarDay.com or call (585) 746-9408.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

MPACT Motorsports Festival, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond PA – This festival attracts of huge number of BMWs and other German cars but all makes are welcome. It consists of a number of activities that include a judged car show, High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) on the track for all levels from beginner to expert, 2300-ft side-by-side racing on the track (similar to a drag race but with a rolling start so speeds can exceed 100 mph), a four-seat “Drift Taxi” that will be giving rides, burn-out contests, and many vendors. Admission is $25.

The Rochester Sports Car Meetup is organizing a caravan to the festival (about a 4 hour drive) and you’re welcome to join them. They’ll be leaving at 7:30 AM from the McDonalds located at 7651 Rt 96 in Victor (near 490/Thruway and Eastview Mall). Please let us know ASAP if you will be joining them. Here are a couple of YouTube videos that show what the festival is about: Over the Edge: Make an MPACT (Motorweek, 4:16) and The 2018 “Official” Video (4K UHD, 11:10).

The 6th Annual Scottsville Car Show, 9 AM – 4 PM (registration 9 AM – Noon), 3 Browns Ave, Scottsville NY – $15 entry for cars. Spectators are free. All proceeds benefit the Golisano Children’s Burn Unit. Lots of food, vendors, family fun and trophies. Awards ceremony is at 3 PM.

6th Annual Corvette Cruise-In, 10 AM – 3 PM, Van Bortle Corvette, 1338 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd (Rt 31), Macedon NY – “Rochester’s Only Corvette Cruise-In!”  Food!, Raffle!, Prizes!  Sponsored by Van Bortle Corvette and the Rochester Corvette Club.

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

1st Annual Wee-Wheels West Micro & Mini Car Show, 10 AM – 3 PM, Brighton Securities, 1703 Monroe Ave, Rochester NY – “Join us for our First Annual Micro & Mini Car Show! Admission is free for registrants and guests. Bring your family and friends and vote for your favorite mini car! Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! If you’d like to register your mini car for the show, the registration deadline is July 26 (no fee). There are 30 spots available for Micro & Mini Car registrants and they are first come, first serve. To register, please call 585.340.2204 or email Christina Gregory at [email protected]

Friday, August 2, 2019

Full Throttle Friday Cruise-In 2019, 6 – 9:30 PM, Harv’s Harley-Davidson, 3120 Kittering Rd, Macedon NY –  A classic cars and hot rod cruise at a great venue. Music by Tommy Brunett.

Thursday, August 1, 2019 – Please RSVP

Intro to High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) & Autocross, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Ferrari Pizza Bar, 1960 W Commercial St, East Rochester NY – Join the Niagara Region Porsche Club of America for a free informal Introduction to High Performance Driver Education and Autocross. Drivers of all makes are welcome. Learn what these two driving events are, what gear is required and what gear you might want to have. Venues, cost, vehicle requirements, driver and car preparation, safety, tech inspection, skill sets and much more will be discussed. Complimentary lite fare and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected]

Sunday, July 28, 2019

2nd Annual Classic Car Cruise-In & Concert!, 2:30 – 4 PM, Irondequoit Town Hall, 1280 Titus Ave, Irondequoit NY – “We’ll have Big Band and Swing Music with the Johnny Matt Band, Classic Cars and Food (available for purchase). This event is FREE and open to all! New for 2019: We’ve added a “Kiddie Cruise-In” specifically for our youngest “cruisers” More information to come! If you’re interested in showcasing your car, at this event, you must pre-register by calling 336-6077.”

Saturday, July 27, 2019

1st Annual Farmington Chamber Car Show and Swap Meet, 11 AM – 4 PM, Finger Lakes Gaming and Race Track, 5857 Route 96, Farmington, NY – Free spectator admission. Car awards, vendors, swap meet for car related items, car corral – sell your car, hourly door prizes, music and 50s costumed characters, food, drink, and games. Car show entry is $10 advance, $15 day of show, swap meet $20, car corral $25, vendors $50.

Spencerport Canal Days Car Show, 8 AM – 3 PM, American Legion Post 330, 691 Trimmer Rd, Spencerport NY – Registration is from 8 to 11 PM. Free dash plaques for first 200 cars. $10 for pre-registered cars, $15 afterwards. Music, food and a raffle.

Rochester GM Operation’s First Annual Car Show, 10 AM – 2 PM, 1000 Lexington Ave, Rochester NY – All makes are welcome. All money raised at this event will be donated to the Veterans Outreach Center. Free admission. Pre-registered cars are $10, $15 day of show.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Walworth Lions Club Cruise In at the Park Festival, 5 – 9 PM, Ginegaw Park, Lorraine Drive, Walworth NY – All vehicles welcome: Hot Rod, Vintage, Antique, Custom, Classic, Race, Motorcycle.  Participants receive one free hot dog and soda per vehicle. Free Admission.  No pre-registration. There will food, fun and a parade.

Wednesday & Thursday, July 24 & 25, 2019

Finger Lakes Region SCCA Track Days, Watkins Glen International Speedway, Watkins Glen NY – Experience one of the world’s most famous race tracks with a local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. This event is limited to 90 participants in 3 skill level groups: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. SCCA members pay $475 for two-days and non-members pay $515. You can also attend for just one day. Camping and garages are available. Production closed wheel and prepared closed wheel vehicles can be used. You must be at least 18-years old and have a valid drivers license.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

ZCCR Motorfest 2019, Shriners Damascus Center, 979 Bay Road, Webster, NY  – “Registration opens at 9am, trophies awarded at 3pm. It’s the 12th Anniversary year for the open classes show, featuring all vehicles domestic & foreign … if it’s motorized it may be eligible. Featuring Monster Hots, ice cream also a DJ livening things up. All proceeds raised at the show go 100% to a deserving local charity.”

MG Car Club’s Sports Car & Vintage Auto Festival, 9 AM to 2 PM, Rush Fire Department Field, 1971 Rush Mendon Rd, Rush NY – Sports Cars, Hot Rods, Classics, Trucks, Cycles, Food & Raffles. Pre-registration is $10 until 7/11, day of the show is $20.

STM Open House / Dyno Day, 10 AM – 6 PM, 43 Turner Dr, Spencerport NY – “Celebrating our 12th year in business, STM is excited to announce the date of our annual Open House, Dyno Day and Car Show! As always, there will be cars and bikes on the dyno, food, music and beverages. If you want to be featured on the dyno, please arrive and sign up early. We can generally get through 40-45 cars in a day.”

“This year we will be collecting a $1 donation entrance fee for Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester from each person over 12 years of age. (Kids under 12 can obviously still donate if they wish.) 100% of the donations will be given to Lollypop AND you will be entered in a raffle to win some of the cool stuff our sponsors and vendors will be offering!”

Saturday, July 20, 2019

“Wheels in Motion” Car Show Hosted by the Rochester Corvette Club, 10 AM – 4 PM, Ontario Beach Park, Rochester NY – (more details are coming)

The 4th Annual Garber Grub and Gears Car Show, 11 AM – 2 PM, Garber Collision, 3890 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY

Friday – Sunday, July 19-21, 2019

The 20th Annual PPG Syracuse Nationals, NY State Fairground, Syracuse NY – More than 8,000 street rods and custom, classic, muscle and antique cars, 100s of vendors and almost 95,000 people are expected to attend this event.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Car Show and Food Truck Rodeo to Benefit the Webster Marching Band, 4 – 9 PM, Webster Schroeder High School, 875 Ridge Rd, Webster NY – We’d love to have you show your car for us! We expect to have at least 13 food trucks along with music, face painting for kids and a visit by a West Webster fire truck. Admission is free! Proceeds from the food trucks will benefit the Marching Band Boosters and Webster Marching Band members. If possible, please let us know if want to show your car by calling Chris at 585-278-7473.

Wednesday & Thursday, July 17-18, 2019

Trackmasters Novice Driving School, Watkins Glen International Speedway, Watkins Glen NY – “Students coming into our program are grouped by ability and experience and provided instruction and monitoring to truly experience high performance driving. Students are paired with an instructor, given a set of guidance rules for passing and brought out on track to learn proper protocols with controlled group sizes.” See the Trackmasters website for more information.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Victor Cruise Night, 5 – 8 PM, 160 School St, Victor NY – This car show is held every other Wednesday until August 28th. It has live music, food trucks, hand crafted beer, raffles, and other festivities for families along with an impressive lineup of cars. The best part is that the proceeds go directly to the Camp Good Days & Special Times foundation and last year they raised over $4000.

Monday & Tuesday, July 15-16, 2019

Sports Car Driving Association (SCDA) – Watkins Glen 2 Day Track Event – Watkins Glen International Speedway – Four on track driving sessions using the 3.4 mile long course. One-on-one in car instruction for novice drivers (with no or little track experience) along with classroom sessions. $389 for a single day or $719 for a 2 day event. Discounts available. A limited number of “arrive and drive” Miatas will be available for rent.”

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Oatka Festival Cruise-In Car Show, 10 AM – 3 PM, Wolcott Street, LeRoy NY – “Bring your old cars, rat rods, street rods, motorcycles, race cars, trucks and tractors…” The car show is part of the annual LeRoy Oatka Festival which is held on the banks of the scenic Oatka creek. The festival starts on Saturday with a gala musical parade and it includes food, continuous musical entertainment, an art and crafts show, vendors, a 5K race and Tri the Oatka Triathlon, a fishing derby, free admission to the Jello Museum and more. Admission is free and almost all kids activities are free. For more information please contact Laurie Cooper (585) 727-7103.

Finger Lakes SCCA AutoX #4, 8 AM to 4 PM, Seneca Army Depot, Romulus NY

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Pirate Festival Car Show, Krull Park, 6108 Lake Rd, Olcott NY – “A small relaxing” 300 car show overlooking Lake Ontario that is held in conjunction with the Olcott Fire Company’s Annual Pirate Festival. Registration starts at 9 AM and car awards are given around 3 PM. The Festival has a midway, a fireman’s parade at Noon, pirate reenactors, pony rides, live music, vendors, food, drink and more. The show has a limit of 300 cars. Pre-registered cars are $12 and it’s $15 on the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the Fire Company. Dash plaques will be given to the first 150 entries and there will be more than 75 awards given to the top voted cars.

Joel Ajavon Memorial Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop, 8 – 11 AM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester NY – “This month at The Little Speed Shop Cars and Coffee we will be celebrating the life of Joel Ajavon, a member of our car community who was taken from us way too soon. We will raise money for the Joel Ajavon Memorial Scholarship Fund. Although our events are always free and open to the public, this month we will ask for a donation of $5 per car attending to go to the scholarship fund. There will be fun raffles, give-a-ways and prizes for some of the favorite cars. The coffee will be hot but guaranteed the cars will be hotter. Can’t wait to see you all and celebrate the life of a great car enthusiast with you all.”

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Annual Car Show at Chil-E Fest & Fourth of July Celebration, 12 – 3 PM, 3235 Chili Ave, Chili NY – Space is limited so bring your car early. Cost is $10 per car. In addition to the car show, the Town of Chili’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration features live music on two stages, food, craft and business vendors, kid’s activities, a parade and fireworks at 10 PM.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Victor Cruise Night, 5 – 8 PM, 160 School St, Victor NY – This car show is held every other Wednesday until August 28th. It has live music, food trucks, hand crafted beer, raffles, and other festivities for families along with an impressive lineup of cars. The best part is that the proceeds go directly to the Camp Good Days & Special Times foundation and last year they raised over $4000.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Wheels & Wings Car Show, 10 AM – 4:30 PM, Perry Warsaw Airport, 6522 Rte. 20A, Perry NY – A judged car show with aircraft on display. Sky diving and radio control aircraft demos all day. There will be food vendors and a concert in the hangar after the show. Free admission for spectators. Car show registration starts at 10 AM and is $15. Call Ken for more info at 585-353-4666.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Ice Cream Run to Pultneyville, 7 PM – The Rochester Sports Car Meetup invites you to join us for ice cream at the Pultneyville Deli Company. At 7 PM we’ll DEPART from the Bayside Pub and Sandbar Park (270 Lake Rd, Webster), which are across the street from each other, and drive for about 30 minutes along scenic Lake Road to the Pultneyville Deli Company. The Deli has ice cream, other food, and a nice outdoor eating area.

We suggest that you arrive early and either have dinner at the Bayside or a picnic in the park. If you prefer, you can meet us at 7:30 at the Deli Company, which is located at 4120 Lake Rd, Williamson/Pultneyville. The parking lot in front is small but there’s much more parking behind the building. This meetup will be canceled if it’s raining or threatening to.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Finger Lakes SCCA AutoX #3, 8 AM to 4 PM, Seneca Army Depot, Romulus NY

Ontario Mall’s First Vintage, Antique and Classic Car Show, 11 AM – 4 PM, 1740 Route 332, Farmington NY

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The First Charcoal Corral Super Cruise of the Season, 6:30 PM, – One of western New York’s finest displays of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Outdoor chicken BBQ, door prizes, trophies.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Victor Cruise Night, 5 – 8 PM, 160 School St, Victor NY – This car show is held every other Wednesday until August 28th. It has live music, food trucks, hand crafted beer, raffles, and other festivities for families along with an impressive lineup of cars. The best part is that the proceeds go directly to the Camp Good Days & Special Times foundation and last year they raised over $4000.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

13th Annual Father’s Day Car & Motorcycle Show, Sonnenberg Gardens, 151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua NY

Browncroft Community Church Annual Father’s Day Car Show, 10 AM – 1 PM, 2530 Browncroft Blvd, Penfield NY – The Browncroft Community Church invites you to bring your hot cars, antique cars, sports cars, muscle cars, imports, trucks, motorcycles and more! Vehicle registration is FREE, but spots are limited. Vehicles that pre-register by June 13th have a chance to win a $150 Visa gift card. You can also register on Sunday beginning at 8 AM. There will also be other free activities such as ax throwing, a speed pitch competition and an inflatable boot camp obstacle course.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop, 8 AM – 10 AM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester NY – A monthly gathering of car enthusiasts that draws a wide variety of cars and owners, and which is one of the best in the area. There will be plenty of free coffee.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Cruise In at the Winery, 4 – 8:30 PM, RG Brewery and Five Sons Winery, 1360 West Sweden Rd, Brockport NY – Classic car owners and car enthusiasts are invited to display their cars or view them. It’s free for owners and spectators. Owners who bring their classic car will receive 2 free beverages and a 10% discount on food orders. This is also Oyster Night and there will be live music from 5 to 8:30 PM. There will be an informal judging and the car with the most votes will win a prize. You will need to register your car ahead of time by sending a message with your name and description of your car.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Porsche and Vintage Volkswagen Car Display at the 86th German Blossom Festival, 12 – 8 PM, Rochester Touristen Verein “Camp Lima”, 2375 Pond Rd, Lima NY – “The Niagara PCA, Finger Lakes Region Volkswagen Club, and the Volkswagen Association of Western New York, are invited by the Rochester Touristen Verein (Rochester German Club) to display their Porsches or vintage Volkswagens under the trees at the RTV’s 86th annual German Blossom Festival. This is a traditional German spring festival, with authentic German food, beer, fantastic homemade desserts, and musical entertainment. FREE parking and admission for club participants if you display your car. It is advisable to bring a lawn chair to relax in the shade and your favorite beer stein!”

45th Annual Street Machines of Rochester Outdoor Auto Show, Registration 9 AM- Noon, awards at 4 PM, spectator gates open all day. Badgerow Park, 1120 Latta Rd, Greece, NY – Dash plaques for the first 400 entries. Over 100 Favorite and Special Awards. Vendors, food & drink, door prizes and raffles. Car registration: $10 (preregistered), $20 day of show. Spectators $3. Part of the proceeds are donated to local charities. Show Flyer (PDF)

A Drive, a Brunch and a Tour, 9:30 – This Rochester Sports Car Meetup event is open to all. We’ll depart at 9:30 AM from the Tim Hortons located at 4760 W Henrietta Rd and head for brunch in Perry NY via a scenic and fun to drive route which will include taking the “back way” into Geneseo and crossing the flats in Leicester. The drive will take about 45 minutes.

We’ll then have a leisurely brunch at The Lumberyard which serves an excellent buffet for $13.95. At 2 PM we’ll take a free tour of the INSIDE of the Letchworth dam. There should have time between brunch and the tour for a leisurely drive through Letchworth Park, starting at the northwest-entrance, with stops at the overlooks. There’s a $10 vehicle fee to drive through the park and there are alternative routes. We don’t have to stay together after brunch and there are some interesting roads and other things in the area to explore if you want to skip the tour and go off on your own.

Auto Show, Ice Cream Social and Music Concert at the Heritage Square Museum, 12 Noon, 7147 Ontario Center Rd, Ontario NY – “The Auto Show will start at 12 noon, the ice cream social and music concert will start at 1:30 pm. The ice cream and toppings will be provided by Konstantinou’s Restaurant and the music will be brought to us by the Mad Kings. If you have an antique or classic car to show off, bring it along, the more the merrier. There will be a $3 a car admission charge for everyone except the exhibitors and band members. So bring your chair and be prepared to enjoy yourself. Food, as well as ice cream, will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the concert will be in the Train Station. Parking available behind the Train Station via Brick Church Rd. Hope to see you all there.”

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Street Machines of Rochester – Super Cruise Night and Poker Run, 4 – 8 PM, Badgerow Park, 1120 Latta Rd, Greece, NY

Friday – Sunday, June 7-9, 2019

GVC June Ultimate Driving School and Instructor Training School, Watkins Glen International Speedway – “This is the second of four GVC HPDE (High Performace Driving Education) events at the Glen in 2019. Our driving schools offer intensive in-car and classroom instruction on the theory and practice of high-performance driving to drivers at all skill levels. GVC’s Ultimate Driving School #102. There are separate run groups for Novice (Group 4), Intermediate (Group 3), and Advanced (Group 2) students, each limited to 30-35 drivers. Drivers in these groups are each assigned a highly-trained and experienced instructor familiar with the performance characteristics of the student’s car. This personalized one-on-one instructional format is arguably the most important feature of our HPDE program.”

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

First Victor Cruise Night of the Season, 5 – 8 PM, 160 School St, Victor NY – This car show is held every other Wednesday until August 28th. It has live music, food trucks, hand crafted beer, raffles, and other festivities for families along with an impressive lineup of cars. The best part is that the proceeds go directly to the Camp Good Days & Special Times foundation and last year they raised over $4000.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

First Fairport Cruise Night of the season, 5 – 8 PM, 6 N. Main Street, Fairport NY – This popular weekly car show with food and music is returning. It’s free and takes place in the Box Factory parking lot next to the canal.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The 10th Annual Pittsford Car, Bike & Boat Show to benefit the Pittsford Food Cupboard, 11 AM to 4 PM, State Street Municipal Parking Lot (behind library & Thirsty’s), Pittsford NY – Music, vendors, raffles, door prizes, food and beverages. Free to enter or attend with the donation of two canned goods or non-perishable items. You must pre-register by calling Ron Bajorek at 585-248-3810 or 585-748-8777.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

FLR 2019 Autocross Novice School, Xerox, Webster NY – Are you just starting out in autocross and want to learn a lot in a short amount of time? Have you been autocrossing a few times and want to learn how to get through that slalom quicker? Do you want more hands-on time learning about car control? The FLR SCCA Solo Novice school can get you there!! Throughout the day the drivers will practice various elements with an in-car instructor at different stations like slalom, braking, skid pad/figure 8. At the end of the day drivers get a try at a complete course to apply the skills learned and have some fun. You get a ton of seat time for much less $$ than most driving schools. The cost for the day is $80 and will include entry fee for the Western New York region autocross the next day (6/2) at the Seneca Army Depot.

Car Show at the Sulphur Springs Festival, Clifton Springs NY – The car show on Main Street is from 10 AM to 3 PM. The festival starts on Friday and ends with a parade on Saturday at 6 PM. There will be live music, kid’s games and activities, a talent show, duck derby, lots of food, lots of vendors, and much more.

Camp Haccamo’s 7th Annual Car, Truck and Cycle Show, 8 AM – Noon, The Mall at Greece Ridge, in front of Macy’s – Vehicles of all makes, models and years are welcome and awards will be given. There will be music, food, vendors and a raffle. Bring the family to see cars, cycles, and trucks and support Camp Haccamo, a summer retreat for kids with special needs. Spectator donation is $3 and children under 12 are free. Vehicle entry is $10 if pre-registered by May 11 and $20 on the day of the show. Rain date is June 2.

5th Annual Fair Haven Car Show & Craft Fair, 9 AM – 3 PM, Fair Haven Beach State Park, 14985 State Park Rd, Fair Haven NY – A Benefit for the Boys Scouts and Girls Scouts of America. Music, food, vendors, raffle. Coffee and donuts starting at 7 AM. Car registration is only $5. Rain date is Sunday, 6/2.

Hamlin Wheel Fest, Hamlin NY

St. Rita Fiesta Car Show ‘n Shine, 4 – 7 PM, St Rita Church, 1008 Maple Drive, Webster NY – The show is part of the St. Rita’s annual festival, an alcohol-free, family-friendly event. Live music by The Breakfast Club starts at 6 pm. All vehicle types are welcome and there is no entry or registration fee. Registration is required because there are limited spaces. Please arrive between 3 and 3:30 PM.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

First Cruise of the Season at I-Square, 5-8 PM, 400 Bakers Park, Irondequoit NY (corner of Titus & Cooper near the House of Guitars) – This weekly show welcomes all makes and models. It has door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, food and music. Free ice cream coupon for cruisers.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

First Burgundy Basin Inn Cruise Night of the season, 5 – 8 PM, 1361 Marsh Rd, Bushnell’s Basin NY – This free weekly Tuesday night car cruise is one of the best in the area. You’ll find a wide variety of cars that includes everything from classic hot-rods to contemporary sports cars and you’re welcome to show your car. The “cruise” is held at grassy park-like venue with live music that is provided by a different band every week. You’ll also find a very nice selection of food and beverages that you can purchase and a comfortable pavilion to eat or visit in. It’s sponsored by Van Bortel Corvette and Steamer’s Marathon convenience store.

Monday & Tuesday – May 27-28, 2019

Louis Betstadt Memorial Driving Event, Watkins Glen International Speedway – “This is a non-competitive driving event, focusing on learning high performance driving techniques in a controlled environment. Includes in-car instruction, classroom presentations, and plenty of track time.”  It is sponsored by the Niagara Region Porsche Club of America but all makes of cars are welcome and you do not need to be a club member. Tuition is $495, garages $60. To register, please log on to: www.clubregistration.net

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Fly-In / Drive-in Breakfast at the Perry-Warsaw Airport, Departs at 7:30 AM from Tim Hortons, 4750 W. Henrietta Rd, Rochester – This is a Rochester Sports Car Meetup event that is open to all. “It might be called a fly-in breakfast but most people arrive by car for an $8 all-you-can-eat breakfast of eggs, sausage and pancakes. FIBs are usually fun because small rural airports are interesting and we’ll get a close-up view of small aircraft taking off and landing if the weather is good. This airport is home to a Civil Air Patrol squadron and the proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the cadets.

The plan is to get an early start so we’ll have time to do other things on Sunday, like change the front control arm bushings on a Z4. We’ll leave Tim Hortons promptly at 7:30 AM and probably take some interesting back roads instead of the expressway. Everyone will find their own way home after breakfast. The airport, located at 6522 State Route 20A in Perry, is about a 36 mile, 52 minutes drive from downtown Rochester.”

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Grist Iron Brewing Waterfall Ramble, 9 AM, Watkins Glen NY – “For $75 per car, including driver and navigator, you will drive over 100 miles on a Road Tour/Rallye that will feature up to 20 spectacular waterfalls with stops at 4 different State Parks within the Finger Lakes Region. In addition there will be 3 laps of the Watkins Glen International Race Track on their Long Course, one lap of the famous Old Course including a trip across the renowned Stone Bridge, plus a Commemorative Craft Beer Crowler (a metal growler), and a box lunch for two, courtesy of Grist Iron Brewing Company.” After the ramble you can go back to the Grist Iron Brewing Company for dinner, live music and a “Gears and Growlers” sports car show. You must be an adult age 21+ to participate and drive a sports or classic car.

Racing Through the Trees: An Inside Look at Pro Rallying, 1 PM, The International Motor Racing Research Center, 610 S Decatur St, Watkins Glen NY – “An old SCCA brochure once described Pro Rally as “real cars on real roads going real fast.” Masters of “going real fast” while pushing the limits of car control, rally drivers are widely acknowledged as the best drivers in the world, but they can’t do it without their navigator and a course to drive on. On Saturday, May 18, the IMRRC invites you inside this world as we present “Racing Through the Trees: An Inside Look at Pro Rallying.”

Panelists will include drivers, navigators, organizers, course workers, and instructors. They’ll speak of their experiences in such events as the Shell 4000 Rally, the Canadian Winter Rally, La Carrera Panamericana, and the Susquehannock Trails Performance Rally.

Center Conversations are open to the public and free to attend. Light refreshments are served after the presentation.”

Spring Car Show at the Windmill, The Windmill Farm and Craft Market, Penn Yan NY – Registration 8-12, awards at 3 PM. Trophies, Dash Plaques, Lots of Door Prizes. $10 to show your car. Rain or Shine. The Windmill has more than 175 shops and vendors.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Roc City Mustangz Cancer Awareness Car Show 2019, 12-3 PM (Pre registration 10 AM-12 PM), 50 Carlson Rd, Rochester NY – Come and see some of Rochester’s finest cars. Live DJ, Great Food, Door Prizes, Vendors, Top 20 Awarded, participant voting. Free T-shirts to the first 20 registrants. $15 per car, $20 day of show. A portion of the proceeds will benefit cancer research.

Williamson Apple Blossom Car Show, 10 AM – 3 PM, Main St, Williamson NY

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Inaugural “Under the Tent” Car Cruise Night, 5-8 PM, Baytowne Plaza, 1900 Empire Blvd, Penfield NY – A weekly car cruise held every Thursday night through October 3rd.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop, 8 AM – 10 AM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester NY – “Come on out to TLSS’s May installment of Cars and Coffee Rochester! It will be a beautiful spring morning perfect to bring your car out, have coffee, and speak with other enthusiasts. We will have coffee (on us, as always!), as well as a food truck. The event is held outside the race shop location (500 Lee Rd. Rochester, NY), starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending around 10:00 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and family out for a great morning around all types of cars and other car enthusiasts.”

Evolution Performance Driving School Phase One, 7 AM – 5:30 PM, Seneca Army Depot, Romulus NY – “Thanks to the Finger Lakes Region of the SCCA, Evolution will be holding a Phase One Driving School at Seneca Army Depot on Saturday May 11th. This Autocross Training program is great for any skill level, from seasoned veterans to the complete novice. The Phase One features 24 runs with our team of National Caliber instructors, and each student will work with two different instructors throughout the day. Pricing for each of the Evolution programs at this location is set at $275.”

Fri, Sat & Sun, May 3 – 5, 2019

Street Machines of Rochester’s “Spring Dust Off” Mall Show, The Mall at Greece Ridge – There will be a car show inside the mall throughout the weekend and on Saturday May 4th a  “Spring Start-up” Cruise-in will take place outside the mall from 1 – 4 PM.

Friday – Sunday, April 26-28, 2019

GVC Spring Ultimate Driving School #101, Watkins Glen International Speedway – This the Genesee Valley BMW Club’s first driving school of the year and you do not need to own a BMW to participate. “GVC driving schools offer personal in-car and classroom instruction on the theory and practice of high-performance driving to drivers at all skill levels. The overall goal of our HPDE program is to advance the level of your driving skills in a friendly, safe, and fun environment. And just to be clear, this is NOT a racing school: Our emphasis is on skill development, not speed. Your pace improves naturally as your driving skills improve with practice and experience. Participants are assigned to separate “run groups” based on skill level and experience.” The cost is $310 to $700 and an optional banquet is $15. There is an extra fee if you’re not a club member and a membership costs $48.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Drive Electric Earth Day, 9 AM – 1 PM, Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd, Penfield NY – This is an electric car show. Come see a large number and variety of electric vehicles at this free event and bring yours if you have one. Learn about electric vehicles, see demonstrations and talk to owners. RSVP for a chance to win $250.

Swap Meet at B & C Auto Restoration, 11 AM – 4 PM, 6360 Dean Parkway, Ontario NY,  – Car & motorcycle parts and collectibles.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

2019 New York International Auto Show Trip – The International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen NY is hosting its third annual trip to the New York International Auto Show which includes round-trip motor coach transportation, auto show admission and the services of an IMRRC escort. The cost is $100 for members and $125 dollars for non-members. Pickup locations are in Ithaca, Horseheads and Binghamton. The group will arrive at the show around 11 AM and leave at about 8:15 PM. Reservations must be made by April 5.

Monday & Tuesday, April 22 & 23, 2019

Watkins Glen HPDE “April Apex”, Watkins Glen International – NASA (National Auto Sports Association) Northeast HPDE (high performance driver education) for all levels of driver, from novice to advanced. Drivers can choose to drive one day or two. All novice drivers are assigned an instructor. Cost is $340 to $650.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Little Speed Shop’s 8th Annual Fun Run to Watkins Glen for Opening Day, 8 AM – 4 PM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester NY – “The Little Speed Shop’s biggest event of the year, The Fun Run to Watkins Glen International for Opening Day. Join hundreds of other cars for a party at The Little Speed shop beforehand and a cruise down to the track to be the first ones to get in paced laps in 2019!”

More than 300 cars took part in last year’s event. This year’s will start at 8 AM with a free party that will include coffee, vendors, food trucks, raffles and give-a-ways. Then, for $25, those who want to participate will caravan to the Watkins Glen International and drive 3 paced-laps of the raceway on the opening day of the 2019 season. The track session starts at 1:30 PM.

This year TLSS will be raising money for The Cancer Couch Foundation, a volunteer run, privately funded, non-profit organization where 100% of donations and event proceeds are matched and go directly to fund Metastatic Breast Cancer research.

Sixth Annual IMRRC Model Car Show with LEGO, The International Motor Racing Research Center, 610 S Decatur St, Watkins Glen NY – “Our sixth annual Model Car Show is going to be bigger and better than ever! This year we’ve teamed up with Rochester Lego User Group to bring a different twist to our event. Master LEGO builders are constructing 1/8 scale race cars and running a pinewood derby track for LEGO cars built by our visitors of all ages from kits that will be for sale (at a very reasonable price) at the event. Come see models and die cast cars from a wide range of collectors. It’s also opening weekend at Watkins Glen International, so make it a Saturday full of racing fun”

Tire Rack Street Survival®, 8 AM – 4 PM, Xerox, 800 Phillips Rd, Webster NY – This school is for permitted or licensed drivers from age 15 to 21. It’s a day of in-car exercises and a couple of hours of classroom training that will improve the skills of new drivers and teach them how to deal with real-world scenarios. While driving their own car they’ll practice skid control on a wet skid pad,  go through a lane change/accident avoidance maneuvers, practice threshold braking and ABS exercises, and drive a slalom course. They’ll also learn how to check tire pressures and oil levels. The cost is $95 per person and you can learn more by reading these FAQs. There will be another Street Survival program held at Watkins Glen International on November 2.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

42nd Annual Indoor Automotive Flea Market, 9 AM – 2:30 PM, TSE Total Sports Experience, 880 Elmgrove Rd, Rochester NY – “ALL MAKES & MODELS. Parts, Tools, Supplies & More. Heated building come and break the winter blues.” Admission $5, kids under 16 are free. Sponsored by the Early Ford V-8 Club. Call Mark at 585-786-2876 for vendor information and Frank at 585-637-8863 for general information.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Intro to High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) & Autocross, 3 – 6 PM, Nolan’s on the Lake, 726 South Main St, Canandaigua NY – Join the Niagara Region Porsche Club of America for a free informal Introduction to High Performance Driver Education and Autocross. Drivers of all makes are welcome. Learn what these two driving events are, what gear is required and what gear you might want to have. Venues, cost, vehicle requirements, driver and car preparation, safety, tech inspection, skill sets and much more will be discussed. Please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] by March 20th.

Open Wheel Madness, 1 PM, The International Motor Racing Research Center, 610 S Decatur St, Watkins Glen NY – “Auto racing in the early part of the 20th century was much like the automobile itself: new, exciting, and very dangerous. It captured the imagination of almost everyone. Drivers were brave, daring, talented, and considered quite foolhardy. The dusty ovals and the wickedly fast board tracks made heroes of some and widows of others. It was an era of racing quite unlike any other. It was truly “Open Wheel Madness,” and we invite you to relive it with the IMRRC on March 23.”  Speakers include: Herb Anastor, a sportswriter and columnist, and Stephen Bubb who has been involved in all facets of racing.

Center Conversations are open to the public and are free to attend. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Cars on Parade at Artisan Works, 6 to 8:30 PM, 565 Blossom Rd, Rochester NY – “Join Jerry Archibald ’70 and dozens of BK students for an exclusive, behind the scenes look at his private classic car collection currently housed at Artisan Works. More than 40 unique cars will be on display.

This collection is not regularly open to the public. Proceeds from this one-time, special event will fund scholarships for low-income students who live in the Rochester City School District. At Bishop Kearney, these students receive personal attention in a family centered environment. Our approach is proving successful as 100% of Bishop Kearney students graduate and are accepted to college, regardless of their socio-economic status.

Bishop Kearney students will be stationed at various vehicles to talk about the make, model and history of these classic cars. $35 for Adults $15 for students age 17 and under. Event ticket includes open bar (wine & beer), hand passed & stationary hors d’oeurves, silent & live auction. This ticket will ALSO get you in to see “The Addams Family” Musical at Bishop Kearney on either April 5th or 6th.”

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop, 8 AM – 10 AM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester NY – “Join us for the next installment of Rochester’s official Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop on March 10th from 8-10am. This event will wrap up our indoor gatherings for the season and will be held inside our service facility. Check out what’s new in the Service and Race Shops and enjoy the morning with friends and fellow enthusiasts!”

February 28 – March 3, 2019

Rochester International Auto Show, Riverside Convention Center, Rochester NY

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop, 8 AM – 10 AM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester NY – “Come on out to TLSS for our February installment of Rochester Cars and Coffee! We will be serving up some hot coffee (always on us!) and donuts on a chilly February morning. Bring your car and talk to other enthusiasts and as always, this event is free and open to the public. This event will be held indoors at our Service Shop on 1770 Emerson St.”

The MG and Watkins Glen: A Celebration!, 1 PM – 5 PM, The International Motor Racing Research Center, 610 S Decatur St, Watkins Glen NY – “The MG began the sports car revolution in America and from the first event in 1948 has been an integral part of racing history in Watkins Glen.” Spend an afternoon celebrating it’s rich legacy with speakers that will include Michael Eaton, owner of the #51, which is on display, Dan Fadden, past owner and restorer of the black twin-cam on display, Gordie Ruston, who will speak about the BARC organization and Jake’s Stable drivers, and Ted Rounds who will speak about his experiences with driving two of the cars the IMRRC has on display. This program is part of IMRRC’s Center Conversations Series and it’s free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Movie Night at The Little Speed Shop: The Cannonball Run, 6:30 – 9:30 PM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester, NY – “The Little Speed Shop is excited to start our winter movie nights in 2019! First up, The Cannonball Run! Join us in the service shop where we’ll show the movie on the big screen. TLSS will provide popcorn, water and soda. PLEASE BRING A CHAIR. The movie will start promptly at 7:00 pm so come early, hang out and get a good seat. This event is free and open to the public.”

Saturday, January 19. 2019

Checkered Flag Cinema, 11 AM – 5 PM, 610 S Decatur St, Watkins NY – The International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen NY invites you to a day of classic race footage, popcorn and homemade hot cocoa in their theater. This event is free and each film will have a short introduction by racing historian Bill Green. 11:00 – “1951 Sportscar Grand Prix”, 1:00 – “25 Years at Speed”, 1:30 – “Watkins Glen Queen of Road Races”, 2:00 – “1970 Trans-Am Season”, 2:30 – “1966 Can-Am Season”

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop, 8 AM to 10 AM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester, NY – “Come on out to TLSS for our January installment of Rochester Cars and Coffee! We will be serving up some hot coffee (always on us!) and donuts on a chilly January morning. Bring your car and talk to other enthusiasts and as always, this event is free and open to the public.”

“The Little Speed Shop gladly hosts Cars and Coffee once a month throughout the year at our facility in an effort to bring together Rochester’s Car Community. We love cars, coffee and great people and want to share our passion with each one of you! This event will be held indoors at our Service Shop on 1770 Emerson St.”

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Cars & Coffee at The Little Speed Shop – November 2018

Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop, 8 AM to 10 AM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester, NY – “Come on down to our December Cars and Coffee. It’ll be a fun time talking with other enthusiasts, and drinking coffee (which is always on us!). December Cars and Coffee will be held in our Service Shop location on 1770 Emerson St. weather permitting we will be outside but more likely we will be inside to check out all the winter projects”

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop, 8 AM to 10 AM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester, NY – “Join us for the November installment of Cars and Coffee Rochester. Hopefully the weather will hold up and we will get to have this event outdoors in front of our Race Shop, but if not we can come inside and enjoy the cars in the shop and our fellow automotive enthusiasts while sipping on hot coffee and donuts. The November Cars and Coffee is always a huge hit and it is in perfect time to get your car out for one last event before the weather starts to turn.”

Sunday, November 4, 2018

7th Annual Fall Classic Auto Parts Swap Meet & Car Corral, 9 AM to 1 PM, Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls NY. Sixty indoor vendors and an outdoor car corral. Basket auction. Food available. Handicap accessible.  All proceeds benefit the Rotary Scholarship Fund. Admission is $5, children under 12 are free. A 8×6-ft indoor vendor spot with 3×8-foot table is $20 and a car corral spot $10. Sponsored by the Niagara County Central Rotary Club. info: Tom Grimm 716-693-9713. (Photos from 2017 event)

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Cars and Coffee at The Little Speed Shop, 8 AM to 10 AM, 1770 Emerson St, Rochester, NY – You’ll find a wide variety of high performance cars at this free event. Most will be European and Asian cars but there will be plenty of others too. You’ll also find owners of all ages. There will be free coffee and donuts and probably a food truck. The Little Speed Shop holds this event monthly. Coffee drinking and talking will take place inside their large and interesting facility if the weather is inclement.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Autocross #6 sponsored by the Finger Lakes SCCA, 8 AM to 4 PM, Webster NY – First time participants and spectators are welcome. AutoX uses rubber cones to create a course in a large parking lot that cars will race through individually against the clock. The course is usually short and tight so speeds usually don’t reach much than 35 mph. It’s a lot of fun and it’s very unlikely that any harm will come to you or your car. You can use any car as long as it can pass a simple “tech” inspection to ensure it’s safe.

If you are a first-timer get there early and find the registration tent or trailer. Tell them you’re new and ask them to introduce you to an instructor or an experienced club member. They will be very happy to help you get started. Also join the “novice” meeting and course walk that will take place before the competition begins. You can also do this even if you’re just going to be a spectator.

Bring a roll of 1-inch wide masking tape to put the number they’ll give you on your car. You should also bring something to eat and drink. Crash helmets are required and the club can loan you one. You’ll usually get at least three “runs” in your first session and another three in the second one. Your best time is the one that counts and you’ll be placed in a class that will have you competing against others with similar cars and experience. When you’re not driving you’ll either be helping on the course or resting.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Windmill Custom & Classic Car Show, Penn Yan NY – The Windmill is a very large farm and craft market with many food vendors that is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturdays.  It’s so big that it’ll probably take you a couple of hours just to see it. Their annual fall car show, which will be held rain or shine, will be from 12 to 3 PM and it includes a small swap meet.

The cost to enter a car in the show is $10. Dash plaques will be given to the first 150 entries and awards given to the top 46 vehicles. There are no specific vehicle classes and all cars are welcome. Members of the Rochester Corvette Club will be traveling to the show together.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

South Butler Nostalgia Dragway, 7 AM – 4 PM (opens for spectators at 9 AM) – We don’t publicize many races but we’re including this one because this event, its location and its history are intriguing.  To learn why read this article by the Finger Lakes Times newspaper.

This 60 year-old drag strip is surrounded by corn fields and is operated by volunteers. It operates on only four Sundays each year and this is the last race of year. Only vehicles built in 1990 or before can race.

Drivers pay $20 to race all day and spectators pay $5 to watch (children 12 and under are free). Tech inspection is at 7 AM and the spectator gates open at 9 AM. The races will be postponed a week if it rains and that information will be posted on their Facebook page.

The dragstrip is located on a farm about an hour’s drive from downtown Rochester.  The address is 13180 S Butler Conquest Road in Savannah NY.  [Editor’s note: This address is different than the one on the race flyer because Google Maps wouldn’t accept that one.  It will take this one, which is not the exact address, and it should get you within a couple of hundred feet of the dragstrip.]

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Alpacas and Autos – Part II, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Trumansburg NY  – This “Festival of Classic Cars & Alpacas” will include cars, alpacas, vendors, music, food and a great view of Cayuga Lake.  It’s about a 90 minute drive from Rochester and there are many of other things nearby.  The Taughannock Falls Overlook is less than 10 minutes away, there are many wineries and scenic roads in the area, and you’ll be close to Ithaca and Watkins Glen.

If you’re coming from the north you’ll probably pass by the Sampson Military Museum which is located on the grounds of Sampson State Park (6040-6144 Rt 96A in Romulus). It’s a free gem that tells the history of the Sampson Naval Training Station and Air Force Base that was used in the 40s and 50s. It’s open Wednesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Wednesday, September 26

Weekly Car Cruise at the Log Cabin Restaurant, 4:30 PM  to Sunset, Macedon NY – This is one of the few remaining weekly car “cruises” now that it’s getting colder. It’s also one of the best and we’ve been told they’ll continue on Wednesday nights “through October.”

It’s also one of the biggest, although this time of year there are far fewer cars that you’ll find during the middle of the summer. The restaurant has a very large lawn and parking lot and hundreds of cars can be seen on some nights.

The restaurant has an outdoor eating area where you can buy burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork dinners, pizza slices, etc. You can also eat inside the restaurant and order from the usual menu.

Saturday, September 22

Rally for Serenity, 10 AM to 9 PM, Watkins Glen NY – “This 5 hour Rally starts with 3 paced laps around the Watkins Glen International Raceway. Solving riddles you will travel from destination to destination between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes, participating in photo challenges, enjoying beautiful scenery and ending the day with a pig roast and music.”

Rally Registration is $55/driver and $40/team member which includes BBQ, swag and more. Bash and BBQ is only $15/person.

Proceeds will go to The Serenity Scholarship Fund which benefits those who have struggling with addiction or mental health disorders and who have completed rehabilitation and are applying to a technical program or to earn an Associates Degree.

Registration ends and raceway laps begin at 10 AM. The Bash and BBQ will begin at 5 PM. The rally portion has a limit of 60 cars. So it is recommended that you register ASAP.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hoytoberfest: The 3rd Annual Ricky Hoyt Memorial Autoshow, 12 to 4 PM, Bergen NY – The focus of this show is BMWs of “the Neue Klasse to E31 generation” but you’ll also find other makes along with trucks and motorcycles. An entrance fee of $5 will benefit Unyts, the WNY Branch of Donate Life, which works to save and enhance lives through organ, eye, tissue and blood donations. There will be a food truck and trophies will be awarded for: Best E30, Best Non E30 BMW, Best Non BMW European, Best Asian Import, Best Domestic, Best Overall in Show, Best Appearing Motorcycle, Best Off-Road Truck/SUV, Best Street Truck.

Friday, September 7, 2018

25th Annual Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen, 10 AM – 8 PM – About 25,000 people are expected to attend this annual festival which celebrates Watkins Glen’s motor racing heritage. The festival precedes the Hilliard U.S. Vintage Grand Prix races that will be held over the weekend at the Watkins Glen International Speedway.

You’ll find more than 600 classic sports cars parked along the main streets of the village. There will also be live music, wine tasting, food courts, vendors of racing items, and family activities. This year Jaguar cars are being featured.

You can also watch 650 sport and classic cars drive the old 6.6 mile Grand Prix course that used public roads from 1948 to 1952.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Cars & Coffee At Pittsford Farms Dairy & Bakery, 9 AM, Pittsford NY – Do you have a Porsche or an interest in them? This event is for members of the Niagara Region Porsche Club of America but we’re sure they won’t mind if owners of other makes stop by to look at their cars and get something for breakfast from the dairy, bakery or cafe.

The bakery makes authentic French breakfast pastries & quiche daily, along with dessert pastries, pies and cookies.

Afterwards we suggest you explore nearby Shoen Place. It’s a street that runs along the Erie canal with a variety of restaurants and shops that is often crowded with people walking along the canal. You can get a canal boat ride there and also rent canoes, kayaks and bicycles.