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LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Ski Club will hold its 32nd annual Olympic Car Show and Parade on Sunday on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval.
This show is a major fundraiser for the ski club’s youth ski education programs.
On Saturday, a cruise night will be held in which the registered car show participants will meet at the oval for a barbecue dinner and music by The Stoneman Band, starring the Lake Placid Ski Club’s own ski jumping coach, Larry Stone. At 8 p.m. the cars will cruise down Main Street and around Mirror Lake.
Starting at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, all pre-registered car show entries will be in a parade through Main Street. Judging will begin at noon at the oval, where the parade ends. The cars will remain on display for spectator viewing until the awards ceremony at 4 p.m. Plaques will be given to 25 cars selected by the ski club. Awards will be given to 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.
More than 100 cars are already registered.
Also Sunday there will be sports demonstrations by local athletes, creeper races, tug of war and muffler raps. At 2 p.m., several Olympic athletes will make a special appearance for a meet and greet and to sign autographs. Wes Moody will bring one of his original modified stock cars, which has been on display for years at the Weedsport Racing Museum as the first dirt track car to average over 100 miles per hour lap speed. He will also bring a modern modified race car.
Again this year, attendees can win cash and prizes with Parties Unlimited’s Cash Cube. Parties Unlimited is also providing the DJ service and entertainment. There will also be a barbecue as a fundraiser for the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department.
Admission is $3 per adult and $1 per child.
For more information, visit www.lakeplacidskiclub.com.
The show is sponsored by Hoffman Auto, High Peaks and Egglefield Ford, Hoffman & Eells CPAs, P.C., and Wes Moody Landscaping.