“The Way We Were” Car Show

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


The 21st Annual “The Way We Were” Car Show will be held Sunday, October 8, 2023 in Ballston Spa, New York.  Our rain date for this event will be October 15, 2023.  


We offer 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 84-93** Classic Stock 55-60*
Tuner Car* Corvette 63-67** Mustang 94-04** Classic Stock 61-74*
Modified* Corvette 68-82** Mustang 05+** Classic Stock 75-92*
Truck-Modified* Corvette 84-96** Pre War Rods & Customs* Modern Stock 93+*
Truck-Stock* Corvette 97-04** Post War Rods & Customs* Rat Rod**
Muscle Car Classic (64-74)* Corvette 05+ ** Classic Stock 31& Older* Preservation/Barn Find**
Muscle Car Transitional (75-01)* Mustang 64-74** Classic Stock 32-45* *1st & 2nd places awarded
Muscle Car Modern (02+)*     Mustang 75-83** Classic Stock 46-54* **1st place only awarded


What do we consider Stock? At our show, we define Stock as including year, make and model correct changes and minor modifications such as headers, intake and carb.

What do we consider Modified? At our show, we define Modified as including significant modifications such as aftermarket engine, transmission, frame, front end and tubbing.


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 YOUR HOOD OPEN.


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, Farthest Traveled and Oldest Vehicle.


The first 400 registrants are guaranteed a dash plaque, the first 200, a car show-related gift.  There is a $15 pre-registration fee (paid by 9/30/2023) or $20 the day of the show.  You may pre-register online (www.ballston.org).  If you prefer to pre-register by mail, a printable form is available on the website as well.   Please print clearly so that we can be accurate with your information.  Mail to:  BSBPA Car Show, PO Box 386, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. 


All participants who pre-register can pick up their car number, goodie bag and dash plaque when they enter the show and park so there will be no need to come to the registration table.  PLEASE PRE-REGISTER.  It will save you a long wait in the registration line. 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 and have 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 the 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.


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!