2017 “The Way We Were” Car Show Participant Instructions

 

The 15th Annual “The Way We Were” Car Show will be held Sunday, October 8, 2017 in Ballston Spa, New York.  Our rain date for this event will be October 15, 2017.  Last year’s beautiful autumn weather brought out many spectators and exhibitors. With close to 500 cars and trucks, we had another great show.

We are again offering a non-judged category for people who want to come to the show and just display their car and enjoy the day. All other entries to the show will be judged on a 100-point scale, with 25 points being awarded in each of the following 4 categories

  1. Exterior condition and cleanliness      
  2. Interior condition and cleanliness
  3. Tires, wheels condition and cleanliness
  4. Engine and engine compartment cleanliness

Please note that some vehicle categories have changed:

Import Stock*                                     Corvette 53-62**            Mustang 05+**                               Classic Stock 75-92*

Tuner Car*                                          Corvette 63-67**            Pre War Rods & Customs*             Modern Stock 93+*

Modified*                                            Corvette 68-82**            Post War Rods & Customs*

Truck-Modified*                                Corvette 84+**                Classic Stock 31& Older*      

Truck-Stock*                                      Mustang 64-74**            Classic Stock 32-41*       

Muscle Car Classic (64-74)*            Mustang 75-83**            Classic Stock 46-54*                    *1st & 2nd places awarded

Muscle Car Transitional (75-10)*   Mustang 84-93**            Classic Stock 55-60*                   **1st place only in each class

Muscle Car Modern (02+)*              Mustang 94-04**            Classic Stock 61-74*                       

Please be sure to enter the appropriate category for your vehicle.  Judging will be based on the specifications for that category.  Engine score counts for 1/4 of the total score, please leave hood up.

Trophies will also be awarded for Best in Show-Car, Best in Show-Truck, President’s Choice, Mayor’s Choice, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Stock, Best Import, Oldest Vehicle and Farthest Traveled.

The first 400 registrants are guaranteed a dash decal, the first 200, a car show-related gift. 

Pre-registration is now closed. Entrants can register the day of the show. A printable form is available below that you can fill out and bring that morning.  Forms will also be available at show entry.

All cars must enter the show on Charlton Street, which will be clearly marked.  Please look for the signs.  Volunteers will be handing out registration forms and directing you to the parking staff. 

All participants who have pre-registered will be directed to drive forward to pick up their car number, souvenir gift item and dash plaque  and are then parked.  There will be no need to come to the registration table.   

If you have not pre-registered, you will pay your $20 registration fee when you enter, follow directions to park your car and walk to Wiswall Park on Front Street with your registration form to register.  

If you are coming with a club or want to park with a group, please gather all cars off-site and arrive together at show entry.  We will only park you when your entire group is there. There will be no way to get another car into a group that is already parked. All car club members should have PRE-REGISTERED to expedite your entry and placement.  Judging starts at 9 am.  Please come early.  

Awards will be in Wiswall Park at approximately 3 pm.

All proceeds of the car show will benefit BSBPA community efforts and activities.  Above all, the show is meant to be a fun day out for automobile fans and families alike to enjoy cars, food, music and activities, while strolling our historic village. We look forward to seeing you in October and if there are any questions we can answer for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Thank you and we hope to see you at the car show!

The Way We Were Car Show Committee

bspacarshow2017@gmail.com

 

16 Responses to “2017 “The Way We Were” Car Show Participant Instructions”

    • Ellen Mottola

      Hi Steve,

      Our pre-registration period ended on 9/30/17. You can still register on the day of the show.

      Ellen
      BSBPA

      Reply
  1. John Winters

    We pre-registered for the Car Show back on September 11th and have never received confirmation that we are registered. Please advise.
    John & Kay Winters
    444 Robert Dr
    Ballston Spa

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    • Ellen Mottola

      Hi John and Kay,

      Yes, I show your paid registration for a 1973 Plymouth Duster, entered in the Muscle Car Classic division, so you are all set. When you enter with your car on Sunday, you will be directed to the pre-registered table, where you will get your car number for judging, your goodie bag and t-shirt, and you will be directed where to park. Then, just enjoy the day!

      Thank you for participating!

      Ellen
      BSBPA

      Reply
    • Ellen Mottola

      Hi Ernie,

      The volunteers are setting up at 6 am, so I wouldn’t suggest coming that early, but certainly 7-7:30 am is reasonable.

      Ellen
      BSBPA

      Reply
  2. Ed Cole

    how do we know if show is canceled? Looks like rain Sat night and 50% chance Sun morning.

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    • Ellen Mottola

      Hi Ed,

      If we decide to postpone to the rain date of October 15, that determination will be made late Saturday afternoon (10/7) and will be posted here on our website (on the car show page), on the BSBPA Facebook page and will be on the phone message at 518 885-2772 Saturday evening.

      Ellen
      BSBPA

      Reply
  3. Joe Aidala

    Hi,
    I pre registered my car, but the system wouldn’t let me pre register my dads car. Tried 3 times, kept saying there was an issue with the cc. Same card for both cars. My dads car is 2002 Ford Thunderbird. Please let me know if you ever got anything

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    • Ellen Mottola

      Hi Joe,

      Yes, we received your online registration on Sept. 26 and the payment. I did notice that there were several declined transactions after that, with a couple different cards. The notation on the decline always says “No Match on Street and Zip”, for whatever reason. Since you have tried in good conscience to register your dad’s car online before the deadline, if you would like to call me here today (Friday, 10/6), I can process the registration and payment over the phone so that your dad can be included on the pre-registered list. But I would need you to call me by 3 pm today at the very latest. 518 885-2772.

      Ellen
      BSBPA

      Reply
    • Ellen Mottola

      Hi George,

      If we decide to postpone to the rain date of October 15, that determination will be made late Saturday afternoon (10/7) and will be posted here on our website (on the car show page), on the BSBPA Facebook page and will be on the phone message at 518 885-2772 Saturday evening.

      Ellen
      BSBPA

      Reply
  4. John Winters

    How do I find out whether or not that the show will be canceled due to the chance of rain on Sunday?

    Reply
    • Ellen Mottola

      Hi John,

      If we decide to postpone to the rain date of October 15, that determination will be made late Saturday afternoon (10/7) and will be posted here on our website (on the car show page), on the BSBPA Facebook page and will be on the phone message at 518 885-2772 Saturday evening.

      Ellen
      BSBPA

      Reply

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