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New York Power Authority to Host 35th Annual Schoharie Valley Antique Auto Show

Steve Ramsey

July 7, 2006


NORTH BLENHEIM— Organizers of one of the region’s largest and longest-running antique auto shows hope to continue breaking records this year.

The 35th annual Schoharie Valley Antique Auto Show and Flea Market will be held on the grounds of the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center here, Sunday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.  Admission is $3.00 per person and children under 7 will be admitted free. Proceeds will benefit the Schoharie Valley Animal Shelter.

The auto show will feature hundreds of antique cars and trucks through 1977. Trophies will be awarded in various classes.  A 1948 Tucker, Auto #51 – the last one produced – will be here; this particular auto starred in the movie “Preston Tucker: The Man & His Dream.”

Brooks Chicken barbecue and food from a variety of local vendors will be available, and there will be entertainment for children.    

Attendees at the auto show will also be able to enjoy the wide array of hands-on exhibits at the admission-free Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center, which presents information on the themes of Basics of Electricity, uses of electricity and the operation of New York’s largest pump-storage electric power project.  Next to the visitors center is historic Lansing Manor, an early country estate built in 1819 and filled with authentic furnishings from the first half of the 19th century.  Lansing Manor is also admission-free.

For more information, call 1-800 724-0309.

The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center is located 17 miles south of Middleburgh on Route 30 and 50 miles southwest of Albany.

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