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Premier Auto Show to be Staged in Lake George

By Mirror Staff

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A premier auto show will come to Lake George in mid-September: the Hemmings Motor News Concours D’ Elegance.

According to Village Mayor Bob Blais, the show will be staged at the Charles R. Wood Park’s Festival Commons on September 15-17.

“This remarkable event brings a nationally- recognized show that will be publicized throughout the United States to Lake George, showcasing our beautiful surroundings,” said Blais.

Established in 2007, the show was held at Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont, before moving to Saratoga Springs in 2012.

“In the tradition of the classic French Concours D’ Elegance, with each vehicle carefully selected and admitted by invitation only, the show was designed to highlight the progressive design of the automobile,” Blais explained.

According to Blais, the beauty of the Lake George setting helped persuade organizers to move the show to this community.

And because of its proximity to local attractions, shops and restaurants, the Lake George venue “promises to provide ample entertainment throughout the Concours weekend for the entire family,” Hemmings Motor News said.

Another advantage of the Lake George location, organizers said, is that it easily accessible from the Northway.

Blais said the Concours weekend will now include an open-admission, collectible car show on Saturday, an awards banquet and a cruising rally that will lead drivers through the North Country.

The show’s highlight, Sunday’s invitation-only Concours D’ Elegance, will celebrate the 50th anniversaries of the Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird and feature the 1963-73 Buick Riviera; Studebaker; MG; wood-bodied station wagons; and professional vehicles through 1980. Pre-and postwar American and European cars, American muscle cars and vintage trucks will also be featured.

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