Featured Events

Making a large event with a lot of smaller events.

Arties Party

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Once again we will be supporting the Central New York Ronald McDonald House with our charity auctions this year. We're really looking forward to raising a bunch of money for them to help support these seriously ill children and their families.

Click here for more information.
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American Motor Drome - Wall of Death

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The American Motor Drome Company proudly presents America’s original extreme motorcycle show – the Wall of Death.

The Wall of Death is a vintage live action thrill show featuring a motor drome, a silo-shaped wooden cylinder 30 feet in diameter. Inside the drome motorcycle daredevils travel along the vertical wall performing trick, fancy, and acrobatic riding.

Motor dromes started on the carnivals and fairs– the midways of America– when entertainment was live and in person. Today American Motor Drome Company strives to keep this bit of history alive by traveling the United States, performing the show as it would have been 100 years ago.

The show features antique Indian and Harley-Davidson motorcycles along with hand built 4-wheeled racing machines.

Nothing compares to seeing the show in person at the top of the 14 foot board wall, where you can smell the rubber burn and feel the wind as the motorcycles race just inches from you!

Click here for more information.

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Memories on Main Street

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Memories on Main Street - Antique Alley

LOCATED in the Horticulture building. Visitors to the Horticulture Building during the 2018 PPG Syracuse Nationals, at the New York State Fairgrounds, will take a walk down memory lane and enjoy a display of antique autos.

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Gasoline Alley


LOCATED in the Horticulture building.
Visitors to the Horticulture Building during the
2018 PPG Syracuse Nationals, at the New York State Fairgrounds,
will enjoy a display of vintage racecars.

To make sure everyone in the area knows ECHO MOTORS presents Gasoline Alley and Artie's Party, are inside the Horticulture Building, a vintage funny car known as the Frantic Ford, will be parked in front of the building and started three times daily, 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each auction.

"Gasoline Alley is a great addition to Artie's Party, so anything we can add to the mix to get more people into the building who will purchase auction items is worthwhile," said Art Schilling, director of the annual Artie's Party. Artie's Party is the fund-raising event that features over 50 pinstripe and airbrush artists who create works of art for auction during the Syracuse Nationals. Artie also added, "One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auctions will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York.

Frantic Ford website click here

Schilling, owner of East Coast Artie's of Surf Side Beach, SC, is a long-time race aficionado, who in his younger years drove a top-fuel dragster, and funny car. Artie said the idea of bringing old race cars to one spot for visitors to enjoy, has been a great addition to Artie's Party.

Gasoline Alley brings together at least 40 nostalgic race cars including dragsters, gassers, super stocks, funny cars, oval track, and sports cars. In 2015, Artie enlisted “Dino” Lawrence to coordinate the Nostalgia Race Car Exhibit. Dino is a lettering artist & pinstriper, and like Artie, has a long history of motorsports experience. Dino was the track announcer at the old Dover Drag Strip, and operated a 50’s style cruise night in Bethel, C.T. He currently is the owner of Carolina Signworks in Rockingham, N.C., and directs the annual Dover Drag Strip Nostalgia Drags at Lebanon Valley Dragway.

"Gasoline Alley presented by ECHO MOTORS" will be located on the eastern end of the Horticulture Building, next to Artie's Party. Below are just a few of the cars planned to be on display for 2016!

Any questions please call Dino at 910-997-4444
Display vehicles will be posted once annouced.

Biggest & Coolest Rockabilly Show in the Northeast!

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Bring Your Ride to the Syracuse Nationals and Hang with Other Old Skoolers at this years 10th Anniversary of the Ol Skool Roundup!


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He's Back!! And he's hosting the Ol' Skool Rockabilly Roundup!! Brett "Big Schwag" Wagner is a true jack of all trades when it comes to the entertainment business. From being the voice of "Monster Garage with Jesse James" to Hosting Speed Channels #1 rated show "Pass Time" and guest staring on shows like "NCIS Los Angeles" and "Sons Of Anarchy" or being under monster makeup for movies like "The Crazies" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"!!

Ol' Skool Reunion - Portable Stage

DJ & Announcer - "Professor DJ" Joel Shipley

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Sponsored by: Roger's Heating & Cooling

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Apline Rumblers
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Hot Rod Ford & A 2 Dollar Bill
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tom Gilbo - Elvis
9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
"Professor DJ" Joel Shipley

Friday, July 20th, 2018

9:00 am – 1:00 pam
"Professor DJ" Joel Shipley
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Spark Plug Competition
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Krypton 88
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Rock House Riot
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lara Hope & the Arktones
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Roy Wilson and The Buzzards
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Chaingang - Johnny Cash Show

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

9:00 am – 1:00 pm
"Professor DJ" Joel Shipley
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Spark Plug Competition
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Krypton 88
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Rock House Riot
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Rods by Ludwin Pin-up Contest
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Screaming Rebel Angels
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Roy Wilson and The Buzzards
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Chaingang - Johnny Cash Show

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

9:00 am – 3:00 pm
"Professor DJ" Joel Shipley
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Pin-Up Girl Contest

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Sign up now for the biggest pin up contest in the Northeast. The pin-up girl contest will take place on Saturday afternoon on the Ol' Skool Roundup stage. Hundreds of dollars in cold hard cash will be awarded to the winners! Contestants can register at the Ol' Skool Roundup office Friday and Saturday.

No fee to register.
Please contact Sparky for more information at 315-450-1705.

Sponored by
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List of awards

Ol' Skool 12

Sponsored By: China Man

Bad Ass Award

Sponsored By: White's Auto & Speed Supply

Young Gun Award

Sponsored By: Scrimale's Collision

Cruizer's Award

Sponsored By: Cruizer's Sales & Services

Ol' Skool Ambassedor

Sponsored By: Misfits HotRod Club

Ol' Skool Club Award

Sponsored By: Misfits HotRod Club

Ol' Skool Lifetime Achievement

Sponsored By: Misfits HotRod Club

Long Distance US

Sponsored By: Misfits HotRod Club

Long Distance Canada

Sponsored By: Misfits HotRod Club

Down in the Weeds

Sponsored By: Bonded Motor Sales

Rodz by Ludwin Pin Up Girl Contest
1st place wins $450
2nd place wins $150
3rd place wins $50

Sponsored By: Rodz by Ludwin

Ol' Skool Nifty 50 Award

Sponsored By: Ken's Detailing

Ol Skool Spark Plug Competition

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Test your wrench skills with the Ol Skool Spark Plug Contest.
$200 to the winner!

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Ol Skool Bicylcle Build-Off

1930-1970 Bicycles Welcome. No Motors.
No fee to register.
Please contact Sparky for more information at 315-450-1705.


Mini Nationals

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LOCATED in the CENTER OF PROGRESS BUILDING NORTH WING National Aftermarket vendors, Club displays, Model vendors, Hundreds of models on display.

Adult and Youth classes
Trophies for 1st - 3rd place
Special award for Best in Show
Entry is free, and includes a two-day pass to the Syracuse Nationals.

Contest area open from 9am-5pm each day.
Entry models must be registered by 4:30pm on Saturday.
Prizes awarded on Sunday at 11am.

Any questions call Greg Mitchell 585-739-9112 or contact Syracuse Nationals offices for more information at 800-753-3978

The 2018 KBS Car Corral and Swap Meet


Registration will be ON-SITE ONLY. Enter Gate 7 and stop at white building inside gate. No pre-registration.

Registration and set-up hours:

Wednesday, July 18th - 8am to 8pm
Thursday, July 19th - 8am to 8pm

Note: Swap Meet vendors will not be allowed to set up after 8pm, July 19th. NO EXCEPTIONS. Trailers are not allowed on the show grounds during show hours (8am to 6pm). If a car or large item is sold that needs to be moved, you must do so after show hours. NO EXCEPTIONS.


$75 per 9' x 18' space (standard parking lot space)
1 space = 1 weekend pass
2 or more spaces = 2 weekend passes
Additional weekend passes can be purchased for $45

Note: If your car corral vehicle or merchandise must remain on a trailer, you will need to purchase additional space to accommodate the trailer. All items must fit within the space purchased. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Fireworks & Drive-In Movie

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New this year!

The PPG Syracuse Nationals invites you to a free fireworks show and a drive in movie! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and cars to the NY State Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 21st! Fireworks start at 9:30pm and the movie kicks off right after the fireworks. Enter Gate #7 and look for the big screen!

Tech Seminars

Tech Seminars

brought to you by:


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Friday July 20th, 2018

10:00 AM Vibration: Sources and Cures
by: Inland Empire
11:00 AM Fundamentals of Automotive A/C
by: Ron Alexander - Morrisville State College
12:00 Noon Evolution of Paint
by: PPG/Saves Autobody
1:00 PM Career Opportunities in the Automotive Industry
by: Morrisville State College
2:00 PM "Wiring Your Ride, Basic Automotive Electrical
by: Bill Vair - Morrisville State College

Saturday July 21st, 2018

10:00 AM Vibration: Sources and Cures
by: Inland Empire
11:00 AM Wiring Your Ride, Basic Automotive Electrical
by: Bill Vair - Morrisville State College
12:00 Noon Brake System Trouble Shooting
by: LEED Brakes
1:00 PM Fundamentals of Automotive A/C
by: Ron Alexander - Morrisville State College
2:00 PM Pro Builders Panel
by: Jerry Baye, Rob Ida, Dave Tucci, Dom Tucci, Chris Ryan

Subject to change.

Women's World brought to you by Price Chopper

Over 50 craft/family-oriented vendors and merchandise displays are located the Art & Home Center at the Syracuse Nationals.

Don't forget to bring home a gift from the Syracuse Nationals!

Please click on the link below to download the form or call 800-753-3978 for more info.

2018 Womens World Vendor Contract

2018 Womens World Vendor List

Health and Comfort
It Works Global
Young Living
Ann Marie's Original Snuggle Sacks
GW Comfort Products
Perfectly Posh
Magnetic Personalities
Retail Therapy
Young Living Essential Oils
Cruzen Creations
Simmons Ink & Stitch
D&K's Sweet Expressions
Evil Sisters LLC
J & J Variety Outlet
4 Generations
Flour Girl Bakeshop
Pink Sapphire
All Things Oz Museum
Chantilly Lace
5 Seasons Crafts
Seneca Cottage Fudge Kitchen
Angie's Jewele's
Kimmy's Crafts
Vincent Crafts
Jewelry by Deloris
Pampered Chef
Tastefully Simple
Color Street
Medi's Inc.
R Mills Photography
Uncorked Soy Candles
Aunt Marys Marvelous Creations
Mazel Marketing LLC
Mary Kay
Maria Cirino

Builders Block

The Builder’s Block presented by AMSOIL is a brand new feature of the Syracuse Nationals. We have created a prominent outdoor display space featuring top builders and key performance parts manufacturers all in one concentrated area for your convenience!

Participating builders and companies include:

Brown’s Metal Mods, Posie’s Rods & Kustoms, Creative Rod & Kustom, Schwartz Performance, Hit Man Hot Rods, Korek Designs, Bent Metal Customs, Pro Comp Customs, RodTech, and more!

Also – come see new and emerging builders showing off their work! Come talk to top builders and parts manufacturers about your project!

Awards at the Show

During the Syracuse Nationals awards are giving out to show appreciation to the vehicles that make this show the largest car show in the northeast. Awards range from the prestigious Winfield to fun awards giving out by area reps. Below are a break down of the different awards that are giving at the Syracuse Nationals.


Designers Dozen


Street Rodder Top 100

Street Rodder Best Ford in a Ford

Right Coast Fun Awards

We're proud to announce the 2018 Giveaway...


The PPG Syracuse Nationals Garage Gear Giveaway!

One lucky car registrant will have their garage
equipped with the latest and greatest
handtools, power tools, metal shaping tools, welder, plasma cutter, vehicle lift, tool box...and more!

Your garage will instantly become
the envy of all your gear-head friends!

Check out the display in the main vendor building #1 on map.

Check back soon for more items!



Entrants Free Picnic

Thursday - July 19th, 2018
Oneida Shores Park, Brewerton, NY
11am - 3pm

Located one mile East of Interstate 81. Exit #31 on Bartell Rd.
Just follow the signs!
Only 25 minutes from the Fairgrounds on beautiful Oneida Lake.

Click Here for a map of the area

Admisson to the park is FREE and so is the food (while supplies last), with your Syracuse Nationals confirmation letter or show credentials

Sponsored By:


Poker Run

Profits from the Poker Run will be donated to



Thursday July 19th, 2018

Entry fee: $10.00
Registration hours: 8:00AM to 12:00 noon
at the Host Hotel

Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool
441 Electronics Parkway Liverpool, NY 13088

Poker run hours: 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Mike's Auto Repair
Whites Auto and Speed supply
Power House Hot Rods
Oneida shores picnic
Koerner Ford
Suzie's Lakeland Diner
Saves Auto Body Supply - Sheet drop off

Money prizes to be awarded at Sunday's stage event at the Fairgrounds

Best Hand: $100.00
Second & Third Best Hands: $50.00
Winners list to be posted at the SAVES Auto booth Sunday at the fairgrounds


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The Largest Car Show in the Northeast!