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Antique Road, Auto Shows Planned for NYPA Project

Stephen Ramsey

March 22, 2007


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold its first Antique Road Show—“Merchandise of the Past”—on Sunday, July 15 on the grounds of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project’s visitors center.

The admission-free program, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will also feature an Antique Auto Show and Flea Market presented by the Schoharie Valley Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (SVRAACA).

Antique vendors and show car exhibitors may make arrangements now to participate. Vendor space is limited.

Vendors interested in selling their merchandise of the past should contact the NYPA visitors center at 1-800-724-0309.  Appraisers will be on hand at the Antique Road Show to determine how much antiques and other items are worth.

Show car registration is $3 in advance and $5 on the day of the event.  To preregister show cars, make check payable to SVRAACA and send to P.O. Box 411, Cobleskill, N.Y. 12043.  Vendors interested in exhibit space at the Flea Market should call Henry Dorege, evenings at 518-827-4239.

Various rare cars, including a 1911 Penn 30 Roadster and a 1929 Packard 640 Sport Touring, will be displayed at the Antique Auto Show.  Dash plaques will be given to the first 300 show  vehicles to register.  “Old tyme” auto movies will be featured in the visitors center theater.

The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge. 

 About NYPA:

 ■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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