The Syracuse Nationals is revving up its engines and is ready to welcome all to the Fairgrounds this weekend.
This is the fourteenth annual show and it’s once again attracting people from all over the country.
“Known all around the country, this show in Syracuse is considered one of the top 2 or 3 car shows hands down. I live in Indianapolis and I’m spoiled because tehre’s a lot of car shows in the area and I’ve always heard of this show.”
Kevin Anderson brought his custom 1963 Buick Riviera to the show. He’s been chosen as one of six competitors for the Winfield Award for automotive excellence. This award will be presented by master car customizer and builder Gene Winfield. In addition to this competition, there will be 350 automotive related vendors present, a large “Women’s world” with 50 non-car related vendors, an autocross course where drivers can compete for the best lap times, and many other attractions. Syracuse Nationals spokesperson Bob McLane says this event will really help bolster the Syracuse economy.
“We’re real pleased to be able to say that, according to the Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau, the impact of the week that the show is in town is about $13.5 million on the economy. That is calculated by virtue of I believe about 3200 room nights that are rented by folks that are here to see the show. And everything from that to purchases at stores and dinners in restaurants and everything that goes with it, and we’re real pleased that we have that impact.”
McLane says this event is a lot like the state fair, except instead of cows there are cars.The Nationals will be running Friday, July 19th through Sunday July 21st. For more information visit Syracuse-nationals-dot-com.