The Syracuse Signature Showcase presented by the Maguire Family of Dealerships, featuring new muscle cars, trucks, high-end and unique vehicles of all years, makes, and models will be located in the brand new Exposition Center building on the New York State Fairgrounds! The Syracuse Signature Showcase will feature exotics, super cars, race cars, diesel trucks, big rigs, show bikes, and invite-only high-end show circuit vehicles.
We’re also excited to announce the Winfield Award presented by Meguiar’s Car Care Products will have a new home in the brand new 133,000 square foot building. See the top six cars personally selected by “The King of Customs” Gene Winfield who are competing for the coveted Winfield Award and $10,000!
You won't want to miss the Exotic Showcase presented by Cantech Automotive! Cantech Automotive has built a reputation as the leader in service sales and tuning for some the most exotic sports cars in the world. They're bringing these amazing cars to the Syracuse Nationals… including Ferrari's, Lamborghini's, Porsche GT cars, Audi's, and AMG Mercedes to name just a few. Here’s your chance to see these rare cars up close and personal.
Jerry Dixey and the ARP/Street Rodder Road Tour presented by Ford Performance Parts will be back in Syracuse this year for the entire week leading up to the Nationals. One of eight Road Tours this summer the Syracuse Nationals Week Tour will visit museums, private collections and tourist attractions all during the week. They will have their vehicles on display at the Fairgrounds during the weekend. Stop by their hospitality tent located near restaurant row and say hello. You can also get information on joining this year’s Syracuse Nationals Week of the Road Tour by visiting
"Street Rodder Magazine’s Road Tour returns to the Nationals"
By Kenn Peters
Right Coast Inc.
While visitors to the Syracuse Nationals, presented by NAPA, enjoy many unusual sights and sounds, none may be more diverse and interesting than Artie’s Party, in the Horticulture Building.
This is the venue for the party, in reality a panel jam, where dozens of pinstripe and air-brush artists come together to create a frenzy of activity and artwork over a three day period, all of which is sold at auction. The three auctions daily are where the panel jam is held, but if you happen to not notice, just listen for the auctioneer’s call. At any of the auctions dozens of people, will be crowded around adding to the excitement of the moment.
One hundred percent of the auction proceeds go to The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Syracuse, usually in the range of $65,000 to $75,000, making Artie’s Party one of Ronald McDonald’s major fundraisers annually. The Party is one of the large reasons the Nationals has donated $1.4 million, since the first show in 2000.
The party is put together by Artie Schilling, of Surf Side Beach, SC, a veteran artist who counts as friends hundreds of people involved in the pinstriping and air-brush industry.
The interesting thing is these people come to the Nationals early in the week at their own expense to set up their materials and equipment in the middle of the Horticulture Building, and begin creating works of art for three daily auctions.
Artie said he’s especially grateful to these artists because they’re donating their time when they could be at their home bases earning an income.
By the time the show draws to a close on Sunday afternoon, hundreds of pieces of art will have been sold to eager customers. The auction results always mean representatives of The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Syracuse, walk away with a major haul.
Artie, who manages to put the entire thing together each year, said he’s expecting 65 to 75 artists, men and women from all over the United States, and Canada, and people from Europe and Asian countries as well.
But that’s only part of what’s happening in the Horticulture Building; Artie also has dozens of friends who are and have been professional and amateur auto racers. He’s called upon many of them to bring their vintage race cars to the show to be on display in what’s affectionately called Gasoline Alley.
Artie said he has approximately 60 vintage race cars on display in Gasoline Alley, but many more cars in another display in the Horticulture Building called Racing through the ‘50s. Some of these cars are from Larsen’s Restorations, in Kingston, N.Y.
“We’ve found many more cars that raced and established a rich history in the sport. Some of these cars were discovered in barns, and we’ve arranged to have them here,” he said.
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.
We're proud to announce the 2019 Giveaway Winner...
The NAPA Autoparts Syracuse Nationals, brought to you inpart by Meguiar's Car Care, wrapped up its 20th annual show at the New York State Fairgrounds, by awarding a custom built 1932 Ford coupe to a husband and wife, from Newport News, VA.
Eddie, and Mary Jo Williams, were on hand to accept the brand new car, built by Tucci Hot Rods, of Marcy, N.Y.
The new ’32, compliments the first car given away by the Syracuse Nationals in 2001, also a Tucci built ’32 Ford coupe. The first car was on display in the Exposition Center, throughout the three-day show.
Eddie, who described himself as a “car person,” said he’s looking forward to taking possession of the car because he’s always been into collector cars that have a racing heritage. That’s a perfect thought because this ’32, was designed to replicate the style and flavor of race cars from decades ago.
Dom Tucci, who designed the car, incorporated components and styling cues from cars that campaigned throughout America during the ‘40s and ‘50s.
The big difference between the cars of a bygone era and this car, is that Eddie and Mary Jo’s car is equipped with a modern Ford 3.5-liter Ford EcoBoost V-6, mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
Dom’s father, David Tucci, said the car presents itself with an “attitude” that’s typical of race cars from the past. Another major difference is that the new car has comfortable race style bucket seats, plus it has power steering, and performance brakes. And, of course, it has the modern reliability of the Ford EcoBoost, an engine that Ford uses in Mustangs and America’s best-selling vehicle, the F-150 pickup.
Eddie and Mary Jo, said they’ve been to the Syracuse Nationals eight times. While at the show, Eddie enjoys himself on the grounds while Mary Jo, has a vendor space in the Women’s Building.
At home, in Newport News, the Williams have a 1938 Chevy two-door sedan, a 1957 Buick Roadmaster, and a 1948 GMC diesel pickup. Eddie said he’s done the restoration work on all of them, and he proudly stated, that each of his vehicles, is equipped to pull their trailer.
Over the years Eddie figures he’s owned 200 cars, mostly of the GM variety, but a few Fords and Chrysler products too.
Asked if he’s ever won a prize of this magnitude, Eddie said he once won $3,000 at a car show. “But this is the biggest thing I’ve ever won.”
As soon as Eddie and Mary Jo, got off the Stan Colella Stage at Chevy Court, Mary Jo got on her phone to call relatives at home with the good news. The couple have one daughter and son-in-law, and one granddaughter.
Eddie, a machinist by trade, said winning the race-inspired ’32, is more than he ever could have imagined. “This is a car that will always be part of our family,” he said. “Everyone in our family is into racing in one way or another, so this is perfect.”
Memories on Main Street
Memories on Main Street - Antique Alley
LOCATED in the Horticulture building.
Visitors to the Horticulture Building during the 2020 Syracuse Nationals, at the New York State Fairgrounds, will take a walk down memory lane and enjoy a display of antique autos.
The Builder’s Block presented by AMSOIL is back as a key 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!
Also – come see new and emerging builders showing off their work! Come talk to top builders and parts manufacturers about your project!
Biggest & Coolest Rockabilly Show in the Northeast!
Bring Your Ride to the Syracuse Nationals and Hang with Other Old Skoolers at this years 14th Anniversary of the Sparky's Rockabilly Roundup!
He's Back!! And he's hosting the Sparky's 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
Be a part the biggest pin up contest in the Northeast. The pin-up girl contest will take place on Saturday afternoon on the Sparky's Rockabilly Roundup stage. Hundreds of dollars in cold hard cash will be awarded to the winners! Contestants can register at the Sparky's Rockabilly Roundup office Friday and Saturday.
No fee to register.
1st place wins $400
2nd place wins $300
3rd place wins $200
List of awards
Ol' Skool 12
Bad Ass Award
Young Gun Award
Ol' Skool Ambassedor
Ol' Skool Club Award
Ol' Skool Lifetime Achievement
Long Distance US
Long Distance Canada
Down in the Weeds
Pin Up Girl Contest
1st place wins $400
2nd place wins $300
3rd place wins $200
Ol' Skool Nifty 50 Award
American Muscle Sunday
Camaros, Mustangs, Chargers, Corvetttes & More
1985 & Older Vehicles are admitted all weekend but Sunday only 1986 & Newer "American Muscle" are welcome. Onsite registration only Sunday 7am-11am. Registration costs $40 ($30 Right Coast Members) which includes 2 adult & 2 children (16 & under) passes. American Muscle vehicles will be evaluated before entry.
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 2020 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 15th - 8am to 8pm
Thursday, July 16th - 8am to 8pm
Note: Swap Meet vendors will not be allowed to set up after 8pm, July 16th. 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.
Schedule coming soon.
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.
5 Seasons Crafts
All Things Oz Museum
Ann Marie's Original Snuggle Sacks
Daisy's Doll Closet
Debbie's Gift World
East Lake Products
Ed Basta Designs
Evil Sisters LLC
Flour Girl Bakeshop
GW Comfort Products
Health and Comfort
It Works Global
J & J Variety Outlet
J & S Sales
Just Around the Corner
Lilla Rose Hair Accessories
Princess House Products
Retail Therapy Fashions
Seneca Cottage Fudge Kitchen
Simmons Ink & Stitch
Three C Creations
Tina's Jewel's & Advo Care
Uncorked Soy Candles
Vermont Jewelry Creations
Young Living Essential Oils
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 hand picked by area reps. Below are a break down of the different awards that are presented at the Syracuse Nationals.
We're proud to announce the 2019 Garage Gear Giveaway Winner
By Kenn Peters
Right Coast Inc.
In addition to giving one lucky show visitor a freshly minted ’32 Ford hot rod, the NAPA Auto Parts Syracuse Nationals, sponsored in part by Meguiar's, made another participant extremely happy by picking his name as the winner of the annual Garage Gear Giveaway.
Mike Mastracco, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., who, in the interest of full disclosure, is a long-time volunteer at the annual Syracuse Nationals, won the truck load of power and hand tools, in addition to a professional-grade MAC Tools tool box.
Two days after the show, Mike, who’s an accomplished auto technician, was able to recite almost every tool in the haul. The Garage Gear Giveaway, was on display in the Center of Progress building, throughout the three-day show.
“I have a MAC tool chest, it’s called the Maximizer, a three-eighths inch set of metric and SAE sockets, another set which is quarter-inch drive sockets, six vice grips, a two-and-a-half ton NAPA floor jack, a battery jump pack,” well, you get the idea.
The tools, presented by Right Coast Inc./The Syracuse Nationals, MAC Tools, Saves Auto Body Supply Inc., include more pieces than we can list, an array that Mike said is more than he could have imagined.
To win the Garage Gear Giveaway, or the car, a person had to have had a car registered, and at the show, and his or her name had to be drawn out of a drum. After 12 names were drawn, each contestant was given an ordinary playing card. Through a process of elimination, the field was reduced to two contestants, and those two were automatic winners.
“I never thought I would win the car, and I never knew about the tools,” Mike said.
You never knew about the tools?
“No, I never knew, after all the years I’ve been at the show, I didn’t know about the tools,” he said.
“I kept thinking I’ll tell my wife, you don’t know how close I came to winning a ’32 Ford,” he added.
When it got down to two people on stage, Mike, and Eddie Williams, of Newport News, VA., Mike said, he turned to Williams, held out his hand, and said, “Good luck buddy.”
They were then told the next name called would be the winner of the tools; Mike’s name was called and the rest is history. His tools were delivered to his home and he’s a happy guy.
Mike’s been a volunteer since the 2002 show, and because he’s an expert technician, he volunteered for, and became organizer of the crew that works at the Nationals’ repair garage throughout the show. “I’m not a boss or anything like that, I’m the organizer of the 13 guys who volunteer their time to fix show goers’ cars and trucks that develop issues while they’re here,” he said.
Mike said he’s had most of his tools for years, and he doesn’t own many of the pieces that are part of the Garage Gear Giveaway. He also has two sons who know their way around a vehicle too, so he sees an opportunity for the boys to take some of the equipment Mike will be replacing with new stuff.
Entrants Free Picnic
Thursday - July 16th, 2020
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
Profits from the Poker Run will be donated to
THE MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND PARTICIPATION
Thursday July 16th, 2020
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
Schedule coming soon.
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