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The event will be held in Bouckville, N.Y., in central New York State, on State Rte. 20.

(BOUCKVILLE, N.Y.) – Drivers, start your engines, and classic car enthusiasts, mark your calendars, for the first annual Bouckville Classic Car Show and Swap Meet, a four-day mega-event planned for June 27-30 in Bouckville, home of the annual Madison-Bouckville Antique Week in central New York State, not far from Syracuse and Utica, on State Route 20.

Vintage car enthusiasts will have a field day drooling over rides like this fully restored Dodge “Woody” station wagon.
Vintage car enthusiasts will have a field day drooling over rides like this fully restored Dodge “Woody” station wagon.

The event is being presented by Madison-Bouckville Promotions, which also sponsors Antique Week, scheduled for later on this summer. In fact, the Classic Car Show and Swap Meet will be held on several of the show fields that also host Antique Week. Admission will be free on all fields and a free shuttle bus will ride through town on Car Show days (Saturday and Sunday).

While the Classic Car Show will be limited to just June 29-30, the Swap Meet will be a four-day affair, to be held June 27-30 at the Cider House show field, the Out Front show field at Pinebrick Antiques and Quaker Acres West show field, all near or along State Route 20. Inside and outside vendor spaces are still available for the Swap Meet, which will be held rain or shine.

In addition, Quaker Acres show field will also play host to a first-ever Farm and Family Tractor Show and Swap Meet, on June 28-30. That event will feature vintage tractor displays (from garden tractors to the “big boys”), an antiques and collectibles market, tractor parts, arts and crafts, a farmer’s market and more. Admission is free. For information, call (315) 723-8736.

The centerpiece event of the four days, though, promises to be the Classic Car Show, a shout-out to a simpler time when big fins were all the rage, sponge dice hung from the rear-view mirror and gas was 29 cents a gallon. For folks looking to show off (or even sell) their vintage ride, the car registration fee is $15 for both days. For info log on to

Two events promise to make the Classic Car Show special. The first is a Cruise for Cash promotion. Players can pick up a game card at any participating show field on or after June 27. Then they must bring their game card to the establishments listed on the card, to get it stamped.

Players must turn in their cards by 10 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday (June 29-30) and listen from noon forward, both days. A DJ will draw for cash and prizes throughout the day, both days, and winners will be posted at the DJ booth. A grand prize of $500 will be awarded, from the Saturday noon drawing. Players need not be present to win, and they may play more than once.

The other event is being called the 1955-1975 People’s Choice Awards, and its purpose is to recognize the most truly outstanding vintage autos at the Classic Car Show. Vehicles of all years and makes will be allowed to participate, and trophies and other giveaways will be awarded, but a special class of trophies (1955-75 cars only) will be handed out on Saturday.

Anyone wishing to sell their classic car may do so at the Swap Meet, in one of the Car Corrals, a dealer space specifically for automobiles. The fee is $25. “The vendor space pricing is right out of the ‘70s, and admission is free to all events. That’s our way of insuring that this first annual event will be a rousing success,” said Jim Dutcher of Madison-Bouckville Promotions.

In addition to a DJ making announcements and broadcasting music on an FM band, live music will be performed on Saturday, June 29, at 6 p.m., by The Bruce Beadle Band, playing country and classic rock favorites; and on Sunday, June 30, at 1 p.m., by Nashville recording artists The Beadle Brothers, whose hits include To the Moon and Back and Back to the Country.

Lead sponsors of the first annual Bouckville Classic Car Show and Swap Meet are Den Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC and Madison County (N.Y.) Tourism. Supporting sponsors include NAPA Auto Parts, Northeast Classic Car Museum, the Utica-Rome Speedway, Doody Brothers Garage, J&T Autobody/Autoglass Supplies, Old State Auto Repair, Rumetco and

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