Dino Petrocelli Exhibit Opening
Nov
29
11:00 am11:00

Dino Petrocelli Exhibit Opening

A new exhibit highlighting the work of highly regarded automotive photographer Dino Petrocelli will be installed in the Rosner Gallery of the Saratoga Automobile Museum on Saturday, November 29, 2014. The opening will coincide with the museum’s wildly popular Lost Speedways auto racing program, with the photographs scheduled to remain on display through the winter season.

Lost Speedways
Nov
29
11:00 am11:00

Lost Speedways

This ever-popular annual program brings together fans, competitors, historians and media members to look back at the heroes of the past and the sppedways they competed on. Many have been lost to time but all come back to life through memorabilia displays, photos, videos and oral presentations. Attendees are encouraged to brings scrapbooks and other memorabilia to share.  

11:00 am:   Memorabilia and movies

12:30 pm:  Featured speakers & topics include

  • Mark Supley, on Capital District motorcycle racing
  • Bill Ladabouche, on the Pico, Vermont Speedway
  • Ken Parrotte, on the Oswego Speedway
  • John Snyder, award-winning racing journalist, on  New Jersey's Flemington Fairgrounds and Harmony Speedway and the short track at Nazareth, Pennsylvania speedways
  • Walt Schwinning, noted dirt modified builder, on the racers who completed and won in his creations

(FREE with museum admission)

More information:
Ron Hedger: 518-885-7481, rjhmedia@juno.com


The Science of Speed
Nov
15
11:00 am11:00

The Science of Speed

THE SCIENCE OF SPEED

Students and visitors of the Saratoga Automobile Museum will enjoy three new Education programs in the Museum’s theater called; The Science of Speed.

Program times: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday @ 11am

 DIFFERENT STROKES:

Students will learn how a 4-stroke combustion engine works by operating a hand powered cut-away engine along with a one page illustrated diagram explaining what occurs during each stroke. 

 They will then watch a segment of "The Science of Speed" movie from the National Science Foundation on the power of a race car's engine.  They will connect what they learned from manually powering the engine to how fast a race cars engine turns by timing themselves for 60 seconds.   

 CAR SAFETY:

Students will learn how a NASCAR race car is designed, engineered and fabricated not just to win, but to also to crash by watching a segment of "The Science of Speed" movie from the National Science Foundation on car safety.  At 180 miles per hour, safety is what keeps these drivers alive.

 FASTEST TEAM ON THE TRACK:

Students will learn how a NASCAR pit crew can change all 4 tires, fill the fuel cell (gas tank) and send the car back to the track in under 15 seconds.  They will also learn the roles of each member and how they must work together in order to keep their place in line.

The Science of Speed
Nov
13
11:00 am11:00

The Science of Speed

THE SCIENCE OF SPEED

Students and visitors of the Saratoga Automobile Museum will enjoy three new Education programs in the Museum’s theater called; The Science of Speed.

Program times: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday @ 11am

 DIFFERENT STROKES:

Students will learn how a 4-stroke combustion engine works by operating a hand powered cut-away engine along with a one page illustrated diagram explaining what occurs during each stroke. 

 They will then watch a segment of "The Science of Speed" movie from the National Science Foundation on the power of a race car's engine.  They will connect what they learned from manually powering the engine to how fast a race cars engine turns by timing themselves for 60 seconds.   

 CAR SAFETY:

Students will learn how a NASCAR race car is designed, engineered and fabricated not just to win, but to also to crash by watching a segment of "The Science of Speed" movie from the National Science Foundation on car safety.  At 180 miles per hour, safety is what keeps these drivers alive.

 FASTEST TEAM ON THE TRACK:

Students will learn how a NASCAR pit crew can change all 4 tires, fill the fuel cell (gas tank) and send the car back to the track in under 15 seconds.  They will also learn the roles of each member and how they must work together in order to keep their place in line.

The Science of Speed
Nov
11
11:00 am11:00

The Science of Speed

THE SCIENCE OF SPEED

Students and visitors of the Saratoga Automobile Museum will enjoy three new Education programs in the Museum’s theater called; The Science of Speed.

Program times: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday @ 11am

 DIFFERENT STROKES:

Students will learn how a 4-stroke combustion engine works by operating a hand powered cut-away engine along with a one page illustrated diagram explaining what occurs during each stroke. 

 They will then watch a segment of "The Science of Speed" movie from the National Science Foundation on the power of a race car's engine.  They will connect what they learned from manually powering the engine to how fast a race cars engine turns by timing themselves for 60 seconds.   

 CAR SAFETY:

Students will learn how a NASCAR race car is designed, engineered and fabricated not just to win, but to also to crash by watching a segment of "The Science of Speed" movie from the National Science Foundation on car safety.  At 180 miles per hour, safety is what keeps these drivers alive.

 FASTEST TEAM ON THE TRACK:

Students will learn how a NASCAR pit crew can change all 4 tires, fill the fuel cell (gas tank) and send the car back to the track in under 15 seconds.  They will also learn the roles of each member and how they must work together in order to keep their place in line.

 

 

Luxury Through the Ages Member Opening Reception
Nov
7
7:00 pm19:00

Luxury Through the Ages Member Opening Reception

Members JOIN US! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014

Opening Reception for Museum Members

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Become a member and attend this event for free! VIP and Car Owners 6:00 pm

Visit all year for free! Join on our website and use the code LUXURY for a 20% discount on new memberships. www.saratogaautomuseum.org/members-fuel-sam

RSVPs are encouraged – please contact Heidi Shull at 518-587-1935 x 16 or Heidi.shull@saratogaautomuseum.org.

 

FORD's are FREE all next week
Oct
28
Nov 2

FORD's are FREE all next week

Show us your current FORD registration (which should be in all of your glove boxes :) to receive one free admission during the final week of our Mustang exhibit!

Cars & Coffee
Oct
18
8:00 am08:00

Cars & Coffee

SAM invites those who have passion for everything automotive to please join us Saturday, October 18th to share in the freedom of the open road.  Bring whatever vehicle you wish, sports car, motorcycle or F150 pickup, just so long as it goes! Join other car nuts for an hour or so of chatter and tire-kickin', then for those who wish we're off on a 45 minute to an hour drive on Saratoga County back country roads.  

We will have coffee, everyone is welcome for this event!

This will be the last drive of the season

Family Fun Day at SAM!
Oct
11
11:00 am11:00

Family Fun Day at SAM!

SAM’s Garage Family Fun Day

Saturday October 11th, 11am-2pm

 

    Families with children of all ages are invited to the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s first “Family Day” on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The event will feature a variety of automotive activities of interest to everyone, no matter their age.

Representatives from Toyota will be onsite giving free test-drives of the new Camry to mom and dad while the children can visit the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a dental clinic on wheels, or race around the track in the “NASCAR Experience” race car simulator. They will also be able to make their own Mustang paper racer, play automotive games and enjoy light refreshments. The movie “Science of Speed” will be running in the Orientation Theater throughout the day as well.

Bus Trip to Boston: Larz Anderson Museum & More
Oct
3
7:00 am07:00

Bus Trip to Boston: Larz Anderson Museum & More

Larz Anderson Auto Museum – Quincy Market –
USS Constitution 

Join the Saratoga Automobile Museum for a fall bus trip to Boston, Massachusetts. The day’s itinerary includes a tour of the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, a stop at historic Quincy Market for lunch on your own, and an afternoon tour of the U.S.S. Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) in Charlestown Navy Yard.

Space is limited to 30.  
Reservation deadline: Friday, September 5.  

SAM Members: $65
Non Members: $75

More information:
Seth Warden, 518-587-1935 ext 23, seth.warden@saratogaautomuseum.org

Hemmings Motor News Concours d'Elegance
Sep
28
10:00 am10:00

Hemmings Motor News Concours d'Elegance

Open to concours-quality, pre-1980 collector cars.   All Full Classic (R) cars as recognized and listed by the Classic Car Club of America.  Winners will appear in the pages of Hemmings Motor News and Hemmings Classic Car.

Master of Ceremonies: Ed Lucas

Featured marques:

  • 1964-1974 Pontiac GTO
  • Air-cooled VWs
  • Pre-1973 Lincoln Continental
  • Pre-1975 Dodge Centennial
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Fire Trucks

More information and registration details HERE

Hemmings Motor News Concours d'Elegance
Sep
27
10:00 am10:00

Hemmings Motor News Concours d'Elegance

Cruise-In Spectacular

An all-makes car show that's open to cars, trucks and motorcycles, including: muscle cars, street rods, sports, exotics and classics.

Awards at 3:00pm

Cocktail reception with cash bar at 6:00pm and dinner available at 7:00pm at Gideon Putnam Hotel

Keynote Speaker: J Mays, world-renowned automotive designer

More information and registration HERE

Hemmings Motor News Concours d'Elegance
Sep
26
10:00 am10:00

Hemmings Motor News Concours d'Elegance

Registration, Rally and Lunch 

10:00am - 5:00pm:    Registration for the weekend at Saratoga Automobile Museum

12Noon:   Join in a Rally through the beautiful Adirondack region.

2:00pm:  Lunch Cruise on scenic Lake George, Queen of the Lakes, aboard the Adirondac 

More information and registration details HERE


 

Cars & Coffee
Sep
20
8:00 am08:00

Cars & Coffee

SAM invites those who have passion for everything automotive to please join us Saturday, September 20th to share in the freedom of the open road.  Bring whatever vehicle you wish, sports car, motorcycle or F150 pickup, just so long as it goes! Join other car nuts for an hour or so of chatter and tire-kickin', then for those who wish we're off on a 45 minute to an hour drive on Saratoga County back country roads.  

We meet at the Saratoga Auto Museum, we will have coffee, everyone is welcome for this event!

next up October 18th

SAM Volunteer Lawn Show
Sep
14
12:00 pm12:00

SAM Volunteer Lawn Show

Our volunteers are a dedicated group - come share their passion with everything automotive at the 2nd Annual Volunteer Lawn Show. 

Sep
13
11:30 am11:30

Porsche Clifton Park Cars & Coffee

Cars and Coffee this Saturday 9.13.14

Join Us for Cars & Coffee this Saturday, September 13 at
Porsche of Clifton Park, NY 10am - 1pm. Drive and Tour the Saratoga Automobile Museum starts at 11:30am.

One Lucky Guest Will Win a $200 Gift Raffle! Light food and beverages.

For more information, please contact Porsche Concierge
Siri Wing / swing@newcountry.com / 518-664-4448

Porsche Clifton Park Showroom: 205 Rt. 146 Mechanicville, NY 12118

JAZZ BRUNCH: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance
Sep
7
11:30 am11:30

JAZZ BRUNCH: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance

What’s better than a good old fashioned Sunday Brunch to end your weekend? Can’t decide where to go or what to eat?  Well what if we grouped six (6) of your favorite Mazzone Restaurants together in one great place at Saratoga National.  Liven up your morning with some Jazz Music, toss in some great Mimosa’s, Bloody Marys and Old Fashions. Now that sounds like somewhere you NEED to be.  So join us as we funk out to end a picture perfect 2014 Saratoga Wine & Food Festival weekend. 

Price: $85
Purchase tickets HERE

CONCOURS & GRAND TASTING: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance
Sep
6
12:00 pm12:00

CONCOURS & GRAND TASTING: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance

Centered on unparalleled wines, spirits and authentic products, you will experience the region's top restaurants; world-class seminars including Master Wine Connoisseur, Kevin Zraly's World-exploration Wine Seminar, a VIP Connoisseur Tent, and an expanded Culinary Tent with innovative demos.  Saturday’s festivities also include our traditional Concours d’Elegance featuring collector automobiles simultaneously with the Grand Tasting.  

Purchase tickets HERE

BBQ BREWS & BLUES: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance
Sep
5
7:00 pm19:00

BBQ BREWS & BLUES: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance

It’s time to eat, drink and mingle with a new twist to our Festival weekend, the Inaugural BBQ, Brews & Blues presented by Certified Angus Beef & Stella Artois.  This sizzling new evening event, will take place on Friday, September 5th from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M. under a large tent on the Saratoga Performing Arts Center grounds. Hosted by Food Network ‘Chopped’ star Marc Murphy, this thrilling feast promises to be full of flavor, good vibes, competition & flames! BBQ, Brews & Blues will showcase six (6) Manhattan Grill masters vs. six (6) Capital Region BBQ’s finest for a mouthwatering night not to be missed.

Price: $85
Purchase tickets HERE

ROAD TOUR: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance
Sep
5
10:00 am10:00

ROAD TOUR: Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance

This spirited 1½ hour road rally is a professionally-led tour for auto collectors winding though the beautiful Adirondack roads to finish at the historic Lake George Club. Gourmet lunch includes library-quality wines, imported fine foods and tours on wooden, and Italian Comitti speed boats. 

Price: $75
Purchase tickets HERE

Sunday Movie Matinee: Bullitt
Aug
31
1:00 pm13:00

Sunday Movie Matinee: Bullitt

Come visit the Museum and see the 1968 classic "Bullitt" on our beautiful High Def. TV in our orientation theatre. An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.

Electric Vehicle Awareness Day
Aug
23
10:00 am10:00

Electric Vehicle Awareness Day

Come and see how easy it is to kick gas!

This is a great opportunity  to learn about and experience electric automobiles in a beautiful park like setting. The Albany Capital District EV Drivers Group are enthusiastic about their electric cars and eager to inform the public of their advantages as daily transportation. Many will offer rides to interested spectators. This event is also open to other types of all-electric vehicles as well, including motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, low speed neighborhood vehicles, even Segways. 

Join in for our EV parade through Saratoga Spa State Park!

More information:
Michael Kamm, 518-674-05210, mkammrally@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CapitalDistrictEVDrivers/

 

Cars & Coffee
Aug
23
8:00 am08:00

Cars & Coffee

  • 110 Avenue of the Pines Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866 United States

SAM invites those who have passion for everything automotive to please join us this Saturday to share in the freedom of the open road.  Bring whatever vehicle you wish, sports car, motorcycle or F150 pickup, just so long as it goes! Join other car nuts for an hour or so of chatter and tire-kickin', then for those who wish we're off on a 45 minute to an hour drive on Saratoga County back country roads.  

Also join us September 20th and October 18th, we will have coffee, everyone is welcome for this event!

Auto Haus Open Haus & Car Show
Aug
16
10:00 am10:00

Auto Haus Open Haus & Car Show

  • Auto Haus Motors

6th Annual Open Haus & Car Show 

Show Cars: please arrive by 9:00 am

Pre-Registration: $10.00 
Day of Registration: $15.00 

To register more than one car, please enter each individually. Mail check to Auto Haus Motors, 768 Saratoga Road, Burnt Hills NY 12027. 

A portion of the proceeds of the show benefit the Saratoga Automobile Museum.

More information:
Bonnie Dunleavy, 518-399-6353, BonnieDunleavy@gmail.com

Hemmings Sports and Exotic
Aug
3
8:00 am08:00

Hemmings Sports and Exotic

Make plans now to bring Your Sports or Exotic Car
Entrants Limited to: Pre-1990 Sports Cars, GTs and all Exotics, from Italy, Great Britain, Germany, France, Sweden and Japan.

BMW Vintage at Saratoga Car Registration
Jul
12
10:00 am10:00

BMW Vintage at Saratoga Car Registration

The Fifth annual Vintage at Saratoga will once again be held on the grounds of the Saratoga Automobile Museum on July 11,12, and 13 2014. Vintage at Saratoga is open to all BMWs built in or before 1988 and we also invite all E 36 generation cars to join us. The weekend begins with a dinner in downtown Saratoga, New York on Friday night with the lawn show on Saturday. We will also plan drives on Friday and Sunday. Saturday’s activities will once again include a silent auction to benefit the BMW Foundation’s Street Survival program and its work to improve the skills of young drivers.

Pre register your BMW today $10

BMW Vintage at Saratoga Dinner
Jul
11
11:30 am11:30

BMW Vintage at Saratoga Dinner

  • The Parting Glass

Registrants are invited to get together at the Parting Glass restaurant on Friday night July 11 to renew acquaintances meet new friends and enjoy their common passion of the BMW marque. The cost for the evening’s buffet dinner is $25.00 per person and must be paid in advance. Please join us for the opportunity to spend an evening with fellow enthusiasts in beautiful Saratoga Springs NY.

Reserve your seat today $25.00