2018 “The Way We Were” Car Show Participant Instructions

The 16th Annual “The Way We Were” Car Show will be held Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Ballston Spa, New York.  Our rain date for this event will be October 14, 2018.  Each year, we’ve had 450-500 cars and thousands of spectators.

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

Vehicles can be entered in ONE of the following categories:

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 plaque, the first 200, a car show-related gift.  

All participants who have pre-registered by September 30 will pick up their car number, souvenir gift item and dash plaque when they enter the show and park. There will be no need to come to the registration table.  Registration for anyone who has not pre-registered will be held in Wiswall Park.  If you have not pre-registered, you will pay as you enter, follow directions to park your car and walk to Wiswall Park to register. Awards will be in Wiswall Park at 3:30 pm.

All cars must enter the show on Charlton Street, which will be clearly marked.  Please look for the signs. You will pay your $20 registration fee at that time. Volunteers will be handing out registration forms and directing you to the parking staff.  If you have pre-registered, you will enter the show immediately.  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. We request that all car group members please PRE-REGISTER to expedite your entry and placement.  Judging starts at 9 am.  Please come early.  All proceeds of the car show will benefit BSBPA community efforts and activities.

If there are any questions we can answer for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to seeing you on October 7!

The Way We Were Car Show Committee


Please note: Pre-registration is now closed.  You can register on the day of the show for $20. 

8 Responses to “2018 “The Way We Were” Car Show Participant Instructions”

  1. Alfred J Wesch

    Love This Car Show. I go every year and i still love displaying my 2002 or my 2007 Z06′ Corvettes and love looking at all the other cars and car classes. Keep on HAVING THIS SHOW.

  2. Gary+Marivic DeVito

    I don’t do many car shows, but this one I never miss. This will be the 6th year attending. My all time favorite by far. Don’t change a thing!

  3. Ed Cole

    When will there be a determination made about cancellation because of rain threat?

    • Ellen Mottola

      Right now, we are going with the optimistic forecast for Sunday. Should the forecast change radically to a rain all day sort of thing, the determination would be made by mid-day or so Saturday and we will announce any change on social media (our Facebook and Twitter platforms), here on our website, and there will have a voice message on the BSBPA phone 518 885-2772.

  4. Ed Cole

    Hi Ellen we were parked behind band and didn’t hear the award announcements until half way thru. Afriend said he heard my name announced. Did I win a class?


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