The 25th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show that was recently held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park was a great success. The event attracted over 230 car show participants and hundreds of spectators. The Show was coordinated by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce with assistance from the Adirondack Trail Riders. The show is a judged show and a “SuperWheels Showdown” Qualifier.
There were a number of awards given out including Fabulous 50, Top 25, and an array of special awards including Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Best of Show Motorcycle, Best of Show Display, 1 Super Wheels Prize Package, Chambers Choice, Fans Choice, Most Radical Engine, Best Color Scheme, Favorite Antique, and Best Work In Progress. Awards/plaques have been custom designed for the 2017 Ticonderoga Area Car Show.
The Ticonderoga Area Car Show continues to be “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.
2017 Ticonderoga Area Car Show Award Recipients:
“SuperWheels” Winner and Best of Show Car: Joe Kardum
Best of Show Truck: Dennis Martinez
Best of Show Motorcycle: Bill Frazier
Best of Show Display: Norm Monettte - “Flying Farmer”
Best Work In Progress: Tom Forgath
Favorite Antique: Dick & Diane Shortsleeves
Best Color Scheme: Dennis Martinez
Most Radical Engine: Bill Roberts
Chamber Choice: John LaFond
Fans Choice: Jim Hambrick
Boy Scouts Choice: Garry Payne
In addition, awards were given for Top 25 and Fabulous 50.
2017 Car Show Raffle Winners were Brian Smith of Elizabethtown ($2500.00) and Jessica Stoddard ($1500.00) from TiNY Wellness Center.
During the Car Show there was food, vendors, music, t-shirts, car photographs, a kid zone with air bushed tattoos, bouncy house, and playground as well as a 50/50 Raffle, car show raffle, the Kiwanis Duck Race, a Piston Toss, a Muffler Wrap, and more.
2017 Car Show Sponsors:
Adirondack Trail Riders
Best Western Plus
Bridge Point Communication
Sun Community News / Times of Ti
A&S Customs LLC
Egglefield Bros. Inc.
McDonalds of Ticonderoga
R.B. Motors / NAPA
The Crab Shack
Tony’s Ticonderoga Sports
Wagon Wheel Restaurant
Adirondack Outhouses By Tyler
Advance Auto Parts
Carney & Breitenbach
Champlain Valley Heating and Plumbing
D.L. Paige Building & Excavating Inc.
Hot Biscuit Diner
International Paper Co.
Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga
Lakeside Plumbing & Heating
Port Henry Service Center
The Wind-Chill Factory
Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union
Glens Falls National Bank
Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home
“Thank you to all of our sponsors, participants, spectators, and volunteers who made the car show such a great success. This event draws many people to the area each year. We are able to showcase our beautiful area and Bicentennial Park in addition to offering a fantastic event. Sponsors were recognized during the show and will also be in an upcoming full-page ad. For 2018 the Adirondack Trail Rides will be coordinating the Ticonderoga Area Car Show with support from the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce,” shared Matthew Courtrght – TACC Executive Director.