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New York Power Authority to Play Host to Antique Road and Auto Shows

Steve Ramsey

July 11, 2008


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will play host to its 2nd annual free antique road show, “Merchandise of the Past,” and an antique auto show and flea market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 20th, on the grounds of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project’s admission-free visitors center. 

Appraisers will be on hand to help those in attendance determine the value of their antiques and other items. There is still free space for antique vendors to sell their merchandise. Those interested, can call 1-800-724-0309 to reserve space. 

Various rare autos, including a Detroit Electric from 1918 and a unique 1915 Chalmers, will be on display at the auto show. Gas engines and antique tractors will also be featured. Commemorative dash plaques will be given to the first 250 show vehicles to register. For more information on registering, please call 518-234-7495. There will also be “antique” auto movies featured in the visitors center.  

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

Travelers wishing to participate in NYPA’s “More Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’… No Foolin’!” program, which began this Independence Day (July 4), can use the event as a means to start their family vacation. The program is designed to encourage regional residents to try fuel-saving vacation travel and learn environmentally conscious energy-saving tips. 

Another way to save energy is to “Stay Cool,” a statewide campaign, sponsored by NYPA and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, to promote the use of  energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® air conditioners, and for encouraging consumers to follow simple energy-saving tips to help reduce their energy costs. 

Visitors can also enjoy a wide array of hands-on exhibits at the 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. They can also visit the historic Lansing Manor, an early country estate built in 1819, located next door to the visitors center. Lansing Manor is also admission-free. 

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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