Classic Car Show opens Lakeside Chautauqua’s 141st season

Classic Car Show opens Lakeside Chautauqua’s 141st season

A variety of classic, vintage and collector cars and trucks will open Lakeside Chautauqua’s 141st season at the 9th Annual Classic Car Show, which will take place from 4-8:15 p.m. Saturday, June 21, on the Hotel Lakeside lawn.

Car enthusiasts may enter collector cars and trucks in the show. Please note that motorcycles may not be entered, as they are not permitted on the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds during the season.

According to Classic Car Show Coordinator Bill Shannon, guests can expect to see a wide variety of interesting vehicles. Shannon said there are about 40-45 cars every year.

There is no need to pre-register for this event, as free, on-site registration will be available from 3:30-5 p.m. on the day of the event.

Each exhibitor and a guest/passenger will receive a complimentary (one-day) Daily Chautauqua Pass to enter the grounds for the Classic Car Show and to attend the 8:15 p.m. Hoover Auditorium concert with Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy & Family. Restaurants and shops are also open.

On the day of the Classic Car Show, cars and trucks will enter through the West Second Street Gate, and will be directed to the hotel lawn.

To view the Classic Car Show as a spectator, a Daily Chautauqua Pass must be purchased, $19.75 for adults and $13.75 for youth (ages 12-18) per day to enter the grounds of Lakeside. Children under age 12 and guests over the age of 90 are always free.

To park on the grounds, a Daily Auto Pass is required for $8.25 per day (shuttle service available). Free, limited parking is available at Danbury High School until Friday, Aug. 8 (no shuttle service). A three-hour Partial Chautauqua Pass may also be purchased for $6.50 to view the Classic Car Show, however the pass is not valid at Hoover Auditorium shows and an Auto Pass is not included.

Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased in advance at or upon entering the gates of Lakeside Chautauqua. For more information, contact classic Car Show Coordinator Bill Shannon at (419) 798-5133 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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