Featured Events

Making a large event with a lot of smaller events.

Arties Party

By Kenn Peters
Right Coast Association

Artie’s Party, the panel jam at the PPG Syracuse Nationals, that packs in participants and raises thousands of dollars for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Syracuse, scored a direct hit once again.

The jam, featuring 65 pinstripe and airbrush artists, crossed the finish line on July 22, the final day of the three-day annual Nationals, with at least $68,000 turned over to Ronald McDonald House representatives.

Additionally, Right Coast Inc/The PPG Syracuse Nationals, contributes $20,000+ to the Central New York Car Clubs, who then distribute those dollars to several more charities in the area, who are selected by each respective club.

The car clubs are under the auspices of the Central New York Car Club Association, the umbrella organization that

Artie’s Party, traditionally the halo event of the extravaganza, is a whirlwind of activity as the artists churn out art that goes directly to the three-times daily auction.

The term ‘panel jam,’ refers to the panels that simulate auto fenders and doors, sheet metal the artists use to pinstripe and airbrush. Additionally, there are many other items painted by the artists that go on the auction block. They can include gas pumps, air pumps, pull carts, half refrigerators, and much more. In any event, each item leaves the State Fairgrounds’ Horticulture Building, with unique art that will never be duplicated.

But here’s an interesting fact; the artists, all of whom are acquainted with Art Schilling, arrive in Syracuse from throughout the United States, and from many foreign countries in Europe and Asia. What’s more, each artist pays his or her way here and creates art through the weekend for no compensation.

Artie also arranges for a few dozen antique race cars to appear in Gasoline Alley, at the east end of the Horticulture Building. The cars are there for no other reason than the enjoyment of visitors to the show, and the owners who are on hand to answer questions.

On the west end of the Horticulture Building, members of the Oneida Lake Region of the Antique Car Club of America, moved in with their collector cars and put on a huge display that has proven to be a fan favorite.

Chuck Swanson, organizer of the event, said there was record attendance this year by members of the club. Indeed, members’ cars, from Corvettes to Chryslers and oldsters to younger, made for a display that gave visitors a good look at beautifully prepared cars from decades past.

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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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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!


Big Schwag

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"!!

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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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 17th - 8am to 8pm
Thursday, July 18th - 8am to 8pm

Note: Swap Meet vendors will not be allowed to set up after 8pm, July 18th. 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.

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.

2019 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

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!

By Kenn Peters
Right Coast Association

It was Christmas in July for a lucky Syracuse man who’s the winner of the PPG Syracuse Nationals’ annual Garage Gear give away.
Jon Payne, of Syracuse, was one of 12 people called onto the stage in Chevy Court during the closing ceremonies of the 19th annual Nationals, and he was the last man standing when the lucky number was called. To be eligible for the prize, an individual has to have a car registered, and in the show. He did, it’s a 1931 Chevy.
And here’s the best part; Jon is a professional auto technician who owns JP’s Custom & Cycle, in Syracuse, and he’s crew leader for the day shift of technicians n the Syracuse Police Department’s repair garage,
So, does he need tools?  “I can always use tools,” he said. “I work for the Syracuse Police Department in its garage, and I own a business where we do custom work on cars and motorcycles,” he said. He said some of the tools would go to his home, where he’s always tinkering with his car, and others to his business garage.
Jon said he would take time to go through the dozens of tools before deciding where each will be put to best use.
When Jon said he can ‘always use tools,’ he hadn’t yet gotten a look at the grand prize. It’s a vast array of equipment that’ was on display throughout the show in the Center of Progress.
When Jon and his friends, Chris Musengo, and Pete Andrella, walked up to the display they were overwhelmed at the magnitude of the prize. The tools, from screw drivers to a beautiful bright green Mac Tools toolbox, were glittering like jewels under the COP’s vanity liights. And for Jon, the expensive hand and power tools are more valuable than jewels.
The tools go to Jon, courtesy of the Right Coast Association, and several vendors at the show.
So, what was included in the haul? Too many things to list, that’s for sure, but here’s a brief rundown. The first thing that caught Jon’s eye was the huge Mac Tools toolbox, a rig that he immediately pegged to be worth several thousand dollars. But there was more to the tool box than was revealed at first glance; it was loaded with hand tools, each drawer offering another set of shiny chromed wrenches, screw drivers, or ratchet wrenches, and tools that only a technician could identify.
Scattered around the display were auto ramps, to get a vehicle off the ground, a spot welder, a tap and die set (cutting and forming tools), a plasma cutter, an Acetylene torch, a couple dozen shop cloths, a stand designed to hold a fender, door or other vehicle part while it’s being worked on, plastic wrap and plastic shielding for parts, and that’s just part of it. All-in-all, it’s way more than one person could expect to get at one time.
  Jon and his friends immediately made a plan to go to their homes and return with trucks and a trailer to load up the haul and get it to Jon’s home.




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!