7 Valley Street Rods Car Show 2018

With a boat load of cars show under my belt all ready this summer this is one of my favorites. Yes I am a member of the 7 Valley Street Rods club, but this show gets better every year.

7 Valley club members have been doing this show for 29 years now, and it shows. People that visit this show are always saying that the club knows how to put on great car show. I agree. From the free pictures of your car, to the great food. This show has a lot to offer to both spectators and participants.

Hand made trophies are presented to some of the special award winners each year. We have a hard luck award, story car trophies, best custom, best engine, interior, etc. Along with the great looking trophies, participants can win door prizes as well as a hefty 50/50 prize.

During the show there is a silent auction going on with lots of great items to Bid on, and hopefully take home.

This years show started out with a touch of rain in the air. We were hoping this wouldn’t stop people from driving out for the show on Sunday. Well with over 220 entries I guess it didn’t discourage anybody from attending this popular car show. There were a good amount of vendors on hand this year. Pin-striping from Fine Line Customs were there striping and selling their cool products. Dustless blasting, crafts, automotive parts and more made up the growing vendor area.

As the cars roll onto the show area, there is music is playing in the background, and spectators are mingling among the cars. During all of this club members are working hard keeping everything running smooth. It takes a lot of effort from club members to put on a successful car show year after year. Members work through out the year to put on a quality show like this one.

During the show we all have jobs to do before, during, and after the show. Setup, food prep, food sales, parking cars, registration, selling tickets, judging, music, announcements, pictures, vendors, award ceremonies, and tearing down after the show. These are just some of the things that go on during our car show.

This year I noticed a lot of cars, and trucks that I haven’t seen before. It always great looking at new rides that people have brought out to our show for the first time. During the show I have been part of the set up crew and one of two people walking around talking to car owners about their cars, or trucks. I don’t have any problem talking cars to fellow car lovers, so this didn’t seem like work to me lol. This year I was able to read a story about a car, and its owner from the cars perspective. This was pretty cool and I think the show goers enjoyed it as well.

After the awards are all handed out we stand in line and say good by to everybody as they drive out of the park, now this is cool from both sides. I attend a lot of shows through out the year, and I must say for a homegrown show from a local car club this is top of the list. Proceeds from this show go to local charities each and every year.

Next year this show will be changing it’s location to Dwyer park in little York, NY. Please like 7 Valley Street Rods on facebook for more information. Seven Valley Street Rods

Thank you for stopping by, check out my video from This years 7 Valley Street Rods Car Show Automotive Lounge 7 Valley Show

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7 Valley Street Rods Car Show 2015

For the past 23 years the 7 Valley Street Rods have been putting in a terrific car show in Cortland, NY. This show has become a popular show on the summer car show calender. People travel from all around to take part in this ever growing August car show. This year was no exception, with close to 190 entries gracing the small Cortlandville park on rt 281. 

At sun up the members take to the field in preparation for the day’s festivities. Before the gates are open cars are lined up in the parking lot waiting to get into the show. Once the members have everything ready for the visitors they open the gate for the start of their annually event. 

Even before the coffee is ready the cars start rolling into the park. Each car is stopped in front of the backstop for pictures, that will be handed out later in the day for them to keep. I think this is a small token for participation in the show. Along with the pictures dash plagues are also giving out,  along with a ton of door prizes through out the day. 

A lot of local support is given to the club each year for the show from local business’s in the area. Proceeds from this show go to charity in the Cortland area. Most everybody goes home with something from this show. 

This year it was very hot outside, making water a “Hot” item at the food tent. The club pumps out some great grub for all to enjoy. Not only is the car support great, but local car lovers come out and enjoy beautiful cars and trucks on display. 

Also on hand where a bunch of vendors selling everything from old car parts, to classic Hotwheels cars. It seemed like when ever I was over that way people where looking through what they had for sale. Good time Rock n Roll music was playing in the back ground, and good conversation was happening all around the grounds. We all know how great the Syracuse Nationals are, but let me tell you this 7 Valley Show is wonderful as well. As a matter of fact I noticed Few cars that made it into the Syracuse Nationals top 100, present at the 7 Valley Show this year. Top shelf cars make up the majority of this show every year. 

I think that pretty much wraps it up. It is a great show, a must see, and put on by a great group of “Cool Car Guys”. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Check out all the images from this years show at my site John Zachary Photography, and stop in at 7 Valley Street Rods to find out more about the club. 


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