Engines & Eats does Team Jeff Memorial Car & Bike Show /  Ray Bros. Barbecue 

Saturday June 10th was a beautiful day to enjoy a local car & bike show in upstate NY. Farmers Insurance /Buell Agency on Genesse Street in Oneida, NY was the location for this years show. 

My wife Tammy and I were looking for something to do on this beutiful day. We grabbed our gear and headed east to Oneida. We took the scenic route to the show so we could enjoy the wonderful New York State countrieside.

We had no idea how big or small this show was going to be. Either way it did not matter to us, we were just out enjoying some nice weather, and each other’s company. 

Again our GPS was not correct on where the show was. So we continued on down into town finding the show with out any problem.  We parked next door the the insurance Agency, and walked over into the Show area.  As I was taking my first picture, I heard someone say “Nice Camaro”. I said thanks, and snapped my picture. I turned around to see a friend of mine Bill Tuttle. Bill was there with some of his friends showing off their beautiful cars pictured below. 

This was a small show, but nice. I liked the hometown feel of this show. It was like 20-25 friends gathered in a parking lot to show off their rides.  There was also food, a 50/50 raffle, and a few awards for Best Car, and Best Bike of show. These awards were picked by spectator’s that visited the show.

Above are a couple images of the kind of cars at this show. (Good Stuff). We stayed for almost an hour, and then figured we should find a place to go and eat. Our friend told us about a BBQ place about 20 minutes away. So we said our goodbyes and headed out to find this BBQ place. 

Tammy and I were talking on our way to lunch about reviewing places to eat when we are out at a show or a race. So during the summer we are going to bring you not only show coverage, but Resturant, and Food reviews from our journeys this summer. Now it’s time for tammy’s take on the days adventure. 

John and I are taking this summer to run the roads of central New York. We are empty nesters, and this new found freedom has inspired us to explore our own back yard. Did you know there are festivals , and car shows (for my husband the car guy) every weekend somewhere in central New York? I did not, and I’ve always meant to do this or that, and this summer we are dedicating to “running the streets”. We are really enjoying ourselves, and for me a large part of “hitting the streets” is exploring “the eats”
We were at a car show in Oneida, and had passed a couple of roadside BBQs that we took note of to hit on the way home. (I’m pretty much always on the lookout for good places to eat) for many reasons, not the least of which is so I don’t have to make supper. 🙂🕺 woo! As my husband earlier said, he was chatting with one of his car friends, we mentioned getting BBQ, and this fellow recommended Ray brothers BBQ in Eaton Ny. So off we went!
This BBQ place is a great no fuss place to eat, while still having great service.  It has indoor and outdoor seating. And the BBQ was some of the best I’ve ever eaten. 

Wow! Seriously folks this was good BBQ. I got a Carolina pulled pork sandwich , with potato salad. There are several choices of sauce, I got the Carolina sauce, which was a mustardy sweet sauce, but honestly there was the original rays sauce on the table, that I tried , and ended up piling on my sandwich and potato salad. It was so good! My husband got ribs with mac and cheese and fries. He was as happy as I was with his BBQ.

This place is worth the drive! Highly recommend driving through the beautiful countryside of CNY, see the windmills, and try some delicious Ray Bros BBQ. Check out their site for hours and directions. Ray Brothers Barbaque

This resturant gets 🏆🏆🏆🏆 out of five trophies. 

We hope to see you on our adventures.

John & Tammy Zachary. 

Kruising Knights Car Show

Last Friday my son texted me asking if we we wanted to go to a car show? I said sure let’s do it. So I washed my Camaro friday after work, and put a mush needed coat of wax on her.  My car is not a Show car but it looks good and I love driving it. 

Saturday morning my wife and I meet our son and daughter in law and headed to Central Square NY. It was a beautiful day for a car show. A little chilly, but very enjoyable. Cruz and Janelle drive their Monte Carlo, pictured below. 

We had no idea what kind of show we were heading to and how many cars would be there. Boy were we surprised. After getting sent the wrong way from our GPS, we found the show by following a nice pink 32 Coupe that drove by at a intersection. 

The show is as held in a small park just outside of town. When we arrived the park was 3/4 full of shiny cars and trucks. We pulled up to the event tent and paid our $5 per car. They handed us a bag full of cool things from a flash light to a nice drink koosie from NAPA. Also there was a small program giving us the history of the show. 

This was the 11th year for the Kruising Knights Car Club Show. Along with the Kruising Knights, the local Lions club helps put on this great show. 

It was refreshing seeing cars that I have never seen before. Nice quality iron graced the well groomed grounds. We meet some very nice people through out the day. Inviting them to come to the 7 Valley Street Rod show on August 20th. A few of them said that they have always wanted to go to that show. So let’s hope they take the drive south. 

The lions club did a fantastic job with good and drinks. We grabbed a bit to eat sat under the pavilion, while the music played in the background. All kinds of cars were on hand, from antiques, streetrods, muscle cars, as well as some brand new cars There was something for everyone to enjoy. 

This was a great find as far as carshows go. Nice job to everybody that helped put this show on. Nice cars, nice people, make for a very nice show. 

I’ll see you at the show 


52nd Annual Antique Auto & Classic Car Show

This Memorial Day weekend marked the 52nd Car Show in Norwich, NY. The Rolling Antiquer’s Old Car Club host this great event each year marking the start of the car show season in upstate NY. 

Cars and Fea Market goers fill the huge Chenango County Fairgrounds for two days on the holiday weekend. Saturday the fairgrounds are host to muscle cars and street rods, and Sunday Amtique car lovers roam the grounds looking at vintage automobiles from back in the day. Both days also have the vast flea market for all things automotive. Along with a nice Car Corral for the person looking for a project. 

Last year my wife and I made the 60 min drive on Sunday for some Antique cars and good food.  This year I thought I would change it up and check out the show on Saturday. On my drive over it was rainy, I was like what am I doing?  The closer I got to Norwich the brighter the sky’s were getting. I parked across the street supporting the local Lions Club. These volunteer workers do a fantastic job getting everybody parked and into the show with ease. 

When I walked through the gates the grounds looked well stocked with cars and show goers. It was good to see that the weather didn’t stop people from coming out to this historic show. 

It felt good to walk around and look at beautiful machines from days gone by, as well as the modern day muscle cars that were well represented in Norwich. My visit was not only for my enjoyment, but I was was also doing coverage for Apex Auto Magazine. While I was walking around the show snapping pictures I ran into a few people I know. Rick Jackson from our car club, was handing out Show flyers for 7 Valley Streetrods 25th annual show in August. I also ran into one of the creators of Apex Auto Magazine Justin Palmer.

As always the quality of cars and trucks at this show was good. Like I said in a earlier post I get to see different stuff at this show. Which makes a car guy smile. 

Like the Kaiser that raced at Fonda Speedway, and the Classic  car hauler that it sets on. Not only was the car and truck cool, but all of the pictures and liteture from the time that this car was making laps on the dirt. 

As I walked around the sky’s were getting darker and rain was in the area. I picked up my pace of walking so I could capture the entire show for you guys that didn’t make it to Norwich. 

Food vendors had lines at there booths all day long.  This is just a good ole show for car lovers of all kinds. People working the show are nice and helpful. Oldies music is playing all over the grounds giving us the full car show feel. 

I your looking for that hard to find part for you project, you might have a good chance of finding it at this flea market. It looked to me like there was a little bit of everything on hand. 

Mark this on your calanders for next Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday streetrods and Muscle Cars. Sunday Antique Cars are on display for you enjoyment. $5 donation for parking, and $5 to get into the show. Well worth it for any car enthusiast.  Here are a few mor shits from the show. 


Take Care,