Vintage car enthusiasts can head to Fort Totten in November to admire a fleet of antique automobiles.
The Bayside Historical Society announced its 2021 Vintage Car Show will make its return on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show will be presented in conjunction with the Long Island Sound Region of the Classic Car Club of America and will transform the lawn of the Castle at Fort Totten into a display area for a variety of vintage and antique cars from a bygone era.
Back in 1898, Paris put on the world’s first auto show called the Salon de l’Automobile de Paris created by Jules-Albert de Dion. It was later renamed the Mondial de l’Automobile and paved the way for similar auto shows around the world.
In 1900, the Automobile Club of America hosted an auto show in New York City Madison Square Garden, which is widely regarded as the first major auto show. Wire reported that the weeklong event featured 66 exhibitors and 31 automobiles.
While the Fort Totten show is on a smaller scale, the annual event features antique and classic autos created in the last century.
The car show is free to attend and those interested can RSVP at baysidehistorical.org/events-1/bhs-vintage-car-show-2021. For car registration information and pricing, contact Jim Barnes at 917-428-4499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out photos from past car shows below.