BALLSTON SPA, NY (NEWS10) — Hundreds of cars of all generations returned to Curtis Lumber at Ballston Spa on Sunday for the annual Curtis Lumber Car & Truck Show.
Oh, it feels great to be back, it was so hard not to do the Curtis Lumber Car Show last year,” said Jim Carpenter, director of marketing at Curtis Lumber.
Awards were available for 10 different generations of cars, ranging from current vehicles to cars manufactured between 1901 and 1931.
“It’s the car that best represents the generation, that’s how they are asked to judge and look at it. It’s not so much about its originality or it’s the red on the red ’67 Corvette that’s beautiful.” It’s what the generation best represents,” explained Bill Schroeder, one of the event’s organizers.
Special awards were also available for various categories including President’s Choice, Audience’s Choice and Children’s Choice. These trophies are handcrafted exclusively with hardwoods by the Northeast Woodworkers Association.
“We know there are a lot of cars today that don’t appear anywhere else in the Northeast, but they come specifically to win those trophies,” Carpenter said.
The event’s comeback is fun for the whole family, including music, food trucks, and a 50/50 raffle benefitting Pet Connection.
And of course, the event gave owners a chance to show off the cars they’ve worked so hard to present.
“It’s a frame-off restore, meaning the body was removed from the frame and the frame was dismantled and POR coated, and then everything new was put in it, like the suspension,” says Simone. Zalevsky, showing a 1972 Buick GS.
Zalevsky worked on his car with friends and family for over a year, as his interest in cars continued to grow.
“Slowly I became more and more involved, getting my cars and starting to bring them to car shows. I have been bringing it to car shows for five years since I did it,” she said.
This year’s event was the first to pre-register participants, with over 200 advance registrations. Limited space was also available on the side of the Curtiss Lumber Building for registered cars on Sunday morning.