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10 Best Auto Shows in New York!

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New York’s auto shows exude the energy and the passion of New Yorkers and their love for automobiles. These show feature some of the most impressive, exquisite collections of vehicles in the country in a variety of atmospheres from a luxurious rooftop venue to the beach. The best auto shows in New York are all distinctive in their own rights, offering the finest vehicle displays and attractions in the state.


New York International Auto Show, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

The New York International Auto Show is the best place to research your next new car, explore new automotive technology, celebrate automotive history, and get a glimpse into the future of automotives. Millions of attendees have visited this show for over a century since the first show opened at the original Madison Square Garden in 1900. This annual exhibition of automobiles is a must-visit for any car enthusiast.

The New York City Concours, New York, NY

The New York City Concours is a world-class cultural event that celebrates the automobile’s consolidation with art, fashion, music, entertainment, and luxury lifestyle. This exclusive event takes place at The Rooftop at Pier 17 and features an incredible display of classic and exotic automobiles overlooking Manhattan's iconic buildings. Attendees can also enjoy live music, cocktails, a fashion show, collectible sneaker display, fine and pop art, and much more.

Olcott Beach Car Show, Olcott, NY

Recognized as one of Western New York’s largest outdoor car events, Olcott Beach Car Show is held on the shores of Lake Ontario in a shaded park. Over 200 awards are given out along with dash plaques and posters for participants, The event also includes many vendors, including food and craft, shirts for sale, and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

Long Island Cars Custom & Collectible Car Show, Port Washington, NY

The Long Island Cars Custom & Collectible Car Show is held at the beautiful North Hempstead Beach Park and welcomes all types of cars including classic, custom, muscle, exotic, and collectibles. This judged event includes their famous swap meet, car corral, live music, food and refreshments, and trophy awards in over 50 classes!

Cavalcade of Cars, Hamburg, NY

Cavalcade of Cars is a high-quality indoor show with a long history of giving back and supporting the local charitable organizations within the community. Held each March at the Center of Progress, this premier event has been featuring a wide variety of rods, classics, customs, motorcycles, and more since 1994. The Cavalcade of Cars Organization has raised over a hundred thousand dollars for local charities.

Rhinebeck Car Show, Rhinebeck, NY

Spectators from all over the Northeast come to the Rhinebeck Car Show to view countless hot rods, customs, antiques, and classics each May at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. This three-day annual event also features a car corral with many vehicles for sale, a swap meet, hundreds of vendor spaces, and other amenities.

Long Island Street Rod Association Annual Spring Car Show & Swap Meet, Brentwood, NY

Held in April at the Suffolk County Community College, the Long Island Street Rod Association Annual Spring Car Show & Show Meet is open to all years of American customs, classic, muscle, antique, and special interest cars. There’s also a huge flea market and food vendors available. Free t-shirts and dash plaques are given out to the first 100 cars.

Centerport Fire Department Eagle Truck, Car & Bike Show, Centerport, NY

For over 25 years, the Centerpoint Fire Deparmtnet Eagle Truck Car & Bike Show has been providing an annual day of automotive fun for all ages. This family-friendly event takes place in May at Centerpoint Beach and offers prizes for the top bikes and cars. Raffles, food, and drinks are also included.

Rochester Auto Show, Rochester, NY

The Rochester Auto Show features over 200 new vehicles at the Floreano Convention Center each March. This premier event showcases the current and future new vehicles, including a large assortment of sedans, SUVs, trucks, electric vehicles, pre-production vehicles, and highline classics. The event spans four days and provides a comfortable atmosphere for consumers to shop, compare, and learn about the latest model vehicles.

Grand Prix Festival, Watkins Glen, NY

Nearly twelve hundred attendees participate in the Grand Prix Festival, where there’s a 6.6 mile circui and over 600 classic sports cars on display for viewing. Attendees can aslo enjoy live music, food courts, wine tasting, and a variety of vendors of racing items. It’s a must-attend event for anyone with a passion for classic race cars.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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