Current Exhibitions

Real STeel: Stories of automotive archeaology

on exhibit

This exhibit isn't about the bright and shinny, it's about Kevin Biebels lifelong interest in the stories behind the particular cars and the related artifacts that bring those stories to life.        

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Stu Eichel: AutoPaintings

on exhibit

This will be Stu's second showcase at SAM and it will feature 29 new pieces, all ‘something that rolls’ including cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, firetrucks and more.

Stu Eichel's Gallery



June 2015 - November 2015

We like to call George our Artist in residency, if you've been to the Museum, you've probably seen a piece of his artwork. His 4'x3' canvas's that grace the walls inside as well as a sculpture of a Horse outside that was conceptualized and painted by George. For purchasing or commission work contact

100 Years of Saratoga

June 21 - November 1, 2015

Saratoga turns 100 this year and the Museum is celebrating by showcasing International motorcycle races from 1915. Motorcyclists came from far and wide to compete at the Saratoga Flat Track made famous for it's Horse Racing. 



East of Detroit 


New York State was once home to over 100 different automobile manufacturers. While most New York automakers were small, there were great successes like the Pierce Arrow and the Franklin. This exhibit provides an in-depth look at the automobile industry in New York State and a look back in time at the innovations of different New Yorkers in their quest to create the automobile of their dreams. It also examines New York’s role in importing European-made cars and custom-coach building.




The history of automobile racing in New York State goes back to 1896 when six cars competed in the state’s first auto race. The race covered the distance from New York City to Irvington-on-Hudson and back, averaging 10 miles per hour. Around the turn of the 20th century, New York served as one of the most popular starting or finishing points for cross-country endurance runs. Several of these were won by New York State cars, like the 1908 New York to Paris race, won by the Thomas Flyer built in Buffalo. Another major racing event during the early 20th century was the Vanderbilt Cup. Read more


The New York State Stock Car Hall of Fame 


Incorporated in 1969, the New York State Stock Car Association is dedicated to the betterment of the sport through education and continued support. NYSSCA annually inducts new members into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Saratoga Automobile Museum in January. The exhibit features photographs and racing memorabilia about the racers and stock car racing in New York. Read more


The Bottling Plant


In response to the Great Depression, the US Government initiated programs to revitalize the economy. Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his first year as governor of New York, pushed for the establishment of a state operated spa that celebrated the natural riches found in Saratoga water.