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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Car Auction

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auction flyer
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Gasoline Alley


LOCATED in the Horticulture building.
Visitors to the Horticulture Building during the
2017 PPG Syracuse Nationals, at the New York State Fairgrounds,
will enjoy a display of vintage racecars.

To make sure everyone in the area knows Doc's Rod Shop 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 Doc’s Rod Shop" 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.

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

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!

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.

List of awards

Ol' Skool 12

Sponsored By: Misfits HotRod Club

Bad Ass Award

Sponsored By: Misfits HotRod Club

Young Gun Award

Sponsored By: Ontario Auto - Cicero, NY

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: Ken's Auto Detailing

Rodz by Ludwin Pin Up Girl Contest
1st place wins $450

& 1 hour photoshoot and 5 color prints by MADesignz

2nd place wins $150
3rd place wins $50

Sponsored By: Rodz by Ludwin

Ol' Skool Nifty 50 Award

Sponsored By: Misfits HotRod Club

Ol' Skool Reunion - Portable Stage

Band and other entertainment for 2018 will be annouced soon.

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.

Tech Seminars

Tech Seminars

in building 4

The 2017 schedule is:

Friday July 14th, 2017

10:00 AM Power Train Set-up & Vibration Trouble Shooting
by: Inland Empire
11:00 AM Manual Trans. Swap Success 101
by: TREMEC Transmissions
12:00 Noon Rear Axle Set-up. Bearing Service & Shim Selection DANA & Ford 8.8 & Others with General Shop Tools
by: Ron Alexander - Morrisville State College
1:00 PM Selecting the Proper Lubricants for Your Application
by: Penn Grade Motor Oil
2:00 PM "Wiring Your Ride, Basic Automotive Electrical
by: Bill Vair - Morrisville State College
3:00 PM How to Cure Hard Starts & No Starts
by: Cool Carbs

Saturday July 15th, 2017

10:00 AM Power Train Set-up & Vibration Trouble Shooting
by: Inland Empire
11:00 AM Paint 101
by: PPG
12:00 Noon Brake System Trouble Shooting
by: LEED Brakes
1:00 PM Keeping the Speed Accurate. How to Calculate Engine Speed with Gearing Change and Tire Size Selector
by: Ron Alexander - Morrisville State College
2:00 PM Looking Beyond the Four Strokes of Your Internal Combustion Engine.
by: Bill Vair - Morrisville State College
by: Evapo-Rust

Subject to change schedule subject to change.

Women's World

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

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, compressor, 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!

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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

Entry fee: $5.00
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

Profits from the Poker Run will be donated to




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The Largest Car Show in the Northeast!