Olympic Car Show and Parade this weekend
LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Ski Club has announced its 31st annual Olympic Car Show and Parade will be held Sunday on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid. The show is sponsored by Hoffman Auto of Lake Placid, Egglefield Ford or Ray Brook and Dragon Benware CPAs PC of Lake Placid.
This show is the main fundraiser for the ski clubs youth ski education programs. Past participants have not only learned to ski, but a few have made it all the way to Olympics and won medals for the U.S.A.
On Saturday, a cruise night will be held where the registered participants will meet at the Speed Skating Oval for a BBQ dinner and music by The Stoneman Band, starring the Lake Placid Ski Clubs own ski jumping coach, Larry Stone. At 8 p.m., the cars will cruise down Main Street and around Mirror Lake.
On Sunday, all car show entries will be in a parade through downtown Lake Placid at 11:45 a.m. The parade has delighted both the participants and spectators in the past. Several thousand people normally line the main street and cheer at the sight of the antiques, muscle cars and street rods passing by in the parade.
Judging will begin at noon where the parade ends at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval. The cars will remain on display for spectators viewing until the awards ceremony at 4 p.m. Car show plaques will be given to the top twenty five cars selected by the Lake Placid Ski Club. Awards will be given to the top three cars in each of the 49 classes as selected by votes from a committee of car show participants. Three cash awards will be given to the best of show as selected by the spectators. This gives everyone a chance to vote for their favorites and all participants have a higher probability of winning one or several prizes.
With more than 100 cars already registered, there will be plenty of attractions to entertain the whole family! There will be Creeper Races, Tug-o-war, and Muffler Raps for everyone to enjoy! Again this year we have the opportunity to offer everyone the chance to win some cash and prizes with Parties Unlimited’s Cash Cube. Parties Unlimited is also providing the DJ service and entertainment.
A barbecue will be provided by the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department and the New York State Police will also be on hand as well as volunteers from the Lake Placid Lion’s Club.
Admission is $3 per adult and $1 for children.
For more information, visit the Ski Club’s website, www.lakeplacidskiclub.com.