###CONTACT: Matthew Courtright, Executive Director Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce email@example.com 518-585-6619
Ticonderoga, N.Y. - The 21st Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show will be held Sunday, August 4, 2013 in Ticonderoga's Bicentennial Park from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There will be 28 classes with awards in each class. The show is a judged show and a "SuperWheels Showdown" Qualifier. The first 150 People registered will receive a goody bag & dash plaque. During the Car Show there will be food, vendors, a 50/50 Raffle, silent auction raffle tent, Car Show Raffle and music by Jerry's Juke Box. As well as, a Piston Toss, Muffler Wrap and a Hoola Hoop Contest. As part of the Car Show, the Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga Duck Race, is schedule to be held Sunday, August 4th at 11:00 AM and will be held on the LaChute River in Bicentennial Park. Ducks will be available for purchase that morning. To enter as a car show participant, there is a $15.00 pre-registration fee for those who enter before August 2nd, 2013. Those who wish to register at the gate the day of the show will be charged a $20.00 registration fee. Participants who pre-register will be entered into a special drawing for a chance to win $100. Judging for the show will begin at 11:00 AM. All vehicles must be on the grounds by 10:45 AM or they will not be judged. Admission for spectators for all car show events is free. On Saturday, August 3rd there will be a Community Cruise at 11:00 AM starting at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites. The community cruise will be a ride throughout the Ticonderoga Area. In addition there will be a Downtown Cruise In from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM in Downtown Ticonderoga with music in front of the Chamber office. Montcalm Street in Downtown will be closed to traffic during the Cruise In as well as a short time prior and after. Awards will be given at the Cruise In. The Downtown Cruise In is open to the public with an opportunity to view cars parked in Downtown, listen to music and visit local businesses. The Chamber is also working with area businesses to offer specials and promotions for the Car Show weekend which will be available to everyone. A flyer with these promotions will be available at the Chamber office, online, facebook and throughout the area. "We hope you will join the Chamber, the Ticonderoga Area and the many visitors at the car show events throughout the weekend. The Downtown Cruise In is a great opportunity to not only see many cars up close but to support many local businesses. We hope to see you there and at the Car Show on Sunday," shared Matthew Courtright. To further expand the Car Show and the goals of the Chamber, a 2013 Car Show Raffle is being offered. Tickets are available for a $10.00 donation. The first prize is $3,000 and the second prize is $2,000. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. The drawing will take place at the 21st Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show on Sunday, August 4, 2013. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets will be available throughout August 4th unless they are sold out prior to that date. Tickets are available at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office and Chamber volunteers. The Ticonderoga Area Car Show is a "SuperWheels Showdown" Qualifier Show. Each year the Chambers sends one, Best of Show winner to the "SuperWheels Showdown" in Boston, MA each October. These participants have a chance to place at this show, as well as move into an even larger and exclusive show at the Mohegan Sun. The 2012 Ticonderoga Area Car Show "SuperWheels Showdown" winner was Chuck Moore of Queensbury, NY with a ‘56 Sunliner. "We arrived at the "SuperWheels Showdown" car show in Boston's City Hall Plaza on a sunny October day with temperatures in the mid-seventies and no rain. The show consisted of 100 cars that were all Best of Show winners in the northeast and sponsored by Cruisin' New England Magazine. The '56 Sunliner was a winner and we were invited to go to the Mohegan Sun in July to participate in the Elite 50 Dream Machines car show also sponsored by Crusin' New England Magazine. The cars will be displayed inside the casino's grand ball room. While being interviewed by Cruisin' magazine editor Paul Manette, he asked where we qualified and when I said Ticonderoga, he said that is a great show and I need to get up there more so don't be surprised if I stop at the Ti show in the near future," shared Chuck Moore. "I would like to thank Matt Courtright and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity to attend the Boston Show and we look forward to another exciting weekend this summer." Chuck Moore's ‘56 Sunliner was also featured on the cover of Crusin' New England Magazine this past winter. "We were thrilled to give Chuck Moore the opportunity to attend the Boston Show. He represented the Ticonderoga Area Car Show well. The Chamber was very excited to hear that he was a winner and chosen to move on to the show at the Mohegan Sun. Shortly after, a copy of Cruisin' New England Magazine came and Chuck's car was on the cover. We could not be happier with the representative chosen at the 20th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show. We look forward to seeing Chuck in August and wish him the best of luck in July," stated Matthew Courtright - TACC Executive Director. There are also a variety of events happening throughout the Ticonderoga Area. For a complete calendar or additional information on the Car Show or a Ticonderoga Area business directory visit http://www.ticonderogany.com/ or the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce facebook page, call 518-585-6619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.