When Jimmy Shampine unveiled his radically offset #8 Ball supermodified in August of 1976, little did anyone know that his innovative design would make every other car in the division obsolete and become the standard from coast to coast for decades.Read More
The installation was supported by Tesla Motors, manufacturer of the wildly popular electric vehicles that have changed the image of electric vehicle use in America. A recent Tesla test drive and information program at SAM attracted so many interested consumers that a follow-up drive event has been scheduled for Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th.Read More
The 2014 edition of the extremely popular Lost Speedways program, set for Saturday, November 29that the Saratoga Automobile Museum, will feature a mix of both familiar and new presenters. The most recent to sign on was longtime NASCAR modified star Reggie Ruggiero, who will join fellow driver Brian Ross for “NASCAR Modifieds – Heroes and Speedways.”
The duo will look back on careers that ran from the period when every race counted towards the national modified championship into the current Tour format and saw them compete against and beat such superstars as Richie Evans, Jimmy Spencer and Mike Stefanik.Read More
The Saratoga Automobile Museum is partnering again this year with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on The Saratoga Wine & Food Festival. Featuring over 250 premiere wine and food exhibitors, one-of-a kind seminars, and spectacular collector cars, this three-day destination event draws an audience of close to 6,000 from Montreal to Northern New Jersey and is quickly becoming known as the most original and exciting Wine and Food Festival north of New York City.Read More
Saratoga Springs, NY A pair of radically different modifieds wheeled by star drivers who grew up together in, of all places, the tiny Adirondack mountain village of Saranac Lake, NY are now on display at the Saratoga Automobile Museum.
“Sometimes things come together perfectly,” offered “Racing in New York” curator Ron Hedger. “I invited Wes Moody to speak at last fall’s ‘Lost Speedways’ program and he was excited about his recently rebuilt #63 coupe, which he immediately offered for display once he saw our racing gallery.Read More
The opening reception for Mustang at 50, was a huge success. Over 200 people filled the Golub Gallery celebrating everything Mustang. Edsel Ford II made opening remarks and then mingled with the crowd and enjoyed the show. His favorite car was the 1966 GTR 350 from 3 Dog Garage.Read More