2019 “The Way We Were” Car Show Participant Instructions


The 17th Annual “The Way We Were” Car Show will be held Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Ballston Spa, New York.  Our rain date for this event will be October 20, 2018.  Each year, we’ve had over 400-500 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 pre-registered by September 30, 2019 will pick up their car number, souvenir gift item (first 200 registered) 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 did not pre-register will be held in Wiswall Park.  If you did not pre-register, you will pay as you enter, follow directions to park your car and walk to Wiswall Park to register. Please come early. Judging starts at 9 am–it will take several hours for our judges to cover all the cars on the route.  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 and be directed to pull up to the pre-registration checkpoint. 

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 group members should be PRE-REGISTERED to expedite your entry and placement.  

Please follow the instructions of the parking volunteers.  They have been doing this for several years and endeavor to park cars as efficiently and carefully as possible.  Please be patient.  Remember that everyone who is working at the show, from the entry/roadblocks to parking, to registration and judging, is a volunteer.

All proceeds from the car show will benefit the BSBPA’s  community efforts and activities.  Thank you!

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 13!

The Way We Were Car Show Committee


Pre-registration is now closed. Please register the day of the show.





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