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August, 2017

Sounds of Our Time Concert

August 22nd

Lake George Music Festival’s “Sounds of Our Time,” an innovative concert series that explores connections that cross musical genres, will take place at Festival Commons this year!

Featuring the Brooklyn-based electronic indie band Balún and the Lake George Music Festival Symphony Orchestra. The event will also feature the premiere of Paul Dooley’s new percussion concerto performed by Lisa Pegher.

Starts at 8 p.m.

Click here to learn more about the other events during the Lake George Music Festival.

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Brooklyn-based electronic indie band Balún

Sounds of Our Time

The above photo shows last year’s Sounds of Our Time performance with MAKO.

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Siege and Surrender

August 26th — 27th

French and Indian War Reenactors: Call to Arms!
Inviting all British, French, Provincial, Native American, and Sutlers to participate in the 260th Siege and Surrender of Fort William Henry from August 26-27, 2017.

Set up will start on August 25.

This event will take place in Lake George Battlefield Park, Festival Commons in the Charles R. Wood Park and Fort William Henry.

Registration cost: No cost to reenactors. Proof of insurance required. Please register as soon as possible! Call 518-964-6648 or email melodiev@fortwilliamhenry.com for registration packets.

Amenities/notes: Groups will be provided water, ice, firewood, free parking and colonial dinner on Saturday night Period boats are welcome to attend. Powder allowance for artillery pieces.

Check back soon for more information.

September, 2017

ADK Independence Music Festival

September 2nd — 3rd

The 3rd Annual Adirondack Independence Music Festival returns on September 2 and 3, 2017

This two-day multi-band event will feature several of the priemere touring bands currently hot on the festival circuit.

There will be two stages and an additional late-night stage at King Neptune’s Pub.

A great beer and wine, food and merchandise selection will also be available.

Then burn off your energy at a huge adult obstacle course on site this year!

Lineup:

TWIDDLE x2
Pink Talking Fish
Kung Fu
Ryan Montbleau Band
Hayley Jane and the Primates
West End Blend
Formula 5
Mister F
Barika
Gratefully Yours x3
Steal Your Peach x3
Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Sophistafunk
Annie in the Water
Capital Zen
Strange Machines

  • There are limited $60 weekend tickets available. Buy now and save big off the gate price!

Adirondack Nationals Car Show

September 8th — 10th
The 2017 Vehicle Registration Form is now available!
2017 show registration started February 1.
For more information, click here.
The Meet & Greet will be with Dave Kindig of the show “Bitchin’ Rides” on the Velocity Network.
Check back for details on the schedule!
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Hemmings Concours d’Elegance

September 15th — 17th

Hemmings Motor News is bringing the 11th Annual Concours d’Elegance to Lake George for the first time!

This three-day extravaganza will take place from September 15 to 17 and bring Festival Commons in the Charles R. Wood Park alive with stunning vehicles.

In keeping with the Concours’ tradition, the six featured marques will celebrate a notable anniversary, icons of American and European motoring, and a classification of automobile that is often taken for granted until needed.

The first of these six special classes will highlight the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. Of the F-body siblings, the Camaro was the first to be announced on September 12, 1966, while the Firebird appeared at dealerships on February 23, 1967.

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1969 Chevy Camaro SS396. Photo by Matthew Litwin, Hemmings Motor News.

During the infancy of what quickly became known as the pony car market, both models were designed as direct competitors against the wildly successful Ford Mustang, as well as Plymouth’s Barracuda, both in street trim and, just as importantly, within the sports car racing series, notably Trans-Am (though Pontiac’s effort in the SCCA series was initially rather limited). Their unit-body design was wildly diverse, permitting the installation of a boulevard-smooth suspension with a straight-six engine all the way up to a raging big-block engine and competition-tuned suspension. The class will showcase the first two generations of the famed F-body brethren from 1967 – 1981.

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1968 Pontiac Firebird 400. Photo by Matthew Litwin, Hemmings Motor News.

 

Having honored a series of personal luxury cars in recent years, Hemmings will again do so by celebrating Buick’s Riviera. Although “Riviera” had been used by the Flint automaker since the 1949 release of the two-door hardtop Roadmaster, the name hit mainstream America as a stand-alone model in 1963 when it was affixed to a 1961 concept car dubbed the La Salle II. Passed over by – in succession – Cadillac, Chevrolet and Pontiac, the concept was pushed into production almost unaltered by Buick’s Bill Mitchell and Ned Nickles, who added both the high-torque Wildcat “nailhead” engine and tuned suspension; a performance-oriented option appeared a year later. While Ford’s Thunderbird may have launched the personal luxury car trend, it was Buick’s Riviera that immediately set the market segment ablaze. Altogether, Hemmings will compile a class of Rivieras from 1963 through 1973, which includes the polarizing yet no-less-stylish “boattail” body style.

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1964 Buick Riviera. Photo by Jeff Koch, Hemmings Motor News.

Studebaker and it’s fair, to some degree, tend to be associated with the South Bend automaker with its line of economy cars from the mid-Fifties to the last one that rolled off the line (in Canada) in 1966; however, there was far more to the independent marque. Studebakers were originally designed for the upscale market, spearheaded, for instance, by the President line that has since become recognized as Full Classics by the CCCA (technically the 1928-’33 examples). Their family of automobiles included sports cars, performance cars and an array of coupes and sedans aimed at the middle class, not forgetting their line of trucks that catered to the working men and women who built America. It’s a heritage that’s not lost on us at Hemmings, and therefore we’re celebrating the Studebaker lineage in a class unto their own.

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1964 Studebaker Hawk GT. Photo by Matthew Litwin, Hemmings Motor News.

 

In the October 2012 issue of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car magazine, fellow senior editor Mark J. McCourt wrote, “It can be argued that, alongside Porsche and Ferrari, MG is the most popular sports car brand of all time. After all, The M.G. Car Company built sports cars from well before its formal registration on July 29, 1930, through its demise in 1980 — even returning for a spell in the 1990s-2000s — and those cars sold at such reasonable prices to enthusiasts around the world, that they are still very much loved many decades on.” He could not have expressed the love affair with the British automaker any better, and we felt it was time to celebrate America’s adopted sports car through 1980.

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1936 MG SA. Photo by Jim Donnelly, Hemmings Motor News.

 

On April 25, 1929, Ford introduced their Model A station wagons, featuring, as an intricate construction material, maple and birch bodies built by the Briggs Body Company, the Murray Corporation and Baker-Raulang. Although the use of the once-living material had been a significant part of the auto industry since its evolutionary leap from horse-drawn carriages, the new Ford wagon – with its four-door styling, three rows of seats and a tailgate – was, in hindsight, a monumental step beyond the plain high-roof hacks that preceded it. The “woodie” wagon was born. In the ensuing years, the popularity of the woodie began to soar, with coachbuilt examples — at the time, trending to the luxury end of the automotive market — available based on GM, Chrysler, Packard, Willys, Hupmobile, Graham, Hudson, Studebaker and American Bantam chassis.

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1947 Plymouth Station Wagon. Photo by Richard Lentinello, Hemmings Motor News.

Several manufactures eventually stepped out of the sales race both before and after World War II, particularly as the woodie wagon took on a life all its own in both styling and comfort. Aside from the sales-dominant Ford and Chrysler, Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Pontiac, as well as Plymouth, Packard, and others, continued to produce what have become icons of American motoring. The last of the real wooden-bodied wagons rolled from Buick’s 1953 assembly line, and is fondly remembered by many and coveted by collectors. We’re honoring the true woodie station wagons in 2017.

 

Celebrating professional vehicles may seem out of the ordinary, but we’re paying homage to them in 2017. Consider this: Rarely are they appreciated until they are needed. Limousines, flower cars, hearses and ambulances have all been a necessity and – for the most part – were all coachbuilt cars until recently. As such, we’re honoring this array of vehicles from the dawn of the market segment through 1980 that have served our needs in times of joy, sadness and peril, with relentless reliability.

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1972 Chevrolet Ambulance. Photo by Jim Donnelly, Hemmings Motor News.

Presented by Gullwing Motor Cars, the Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance is also proud to welcome supporting sponsors Covercraft Industries, Thermo-Tec, and MPT Industries.

The six featured marques will be accompanied by the traditional classes, headlined by Full Classics (as recognized by the Classic Car Club of America), along with American Pre- and Postwar cars, American Muscle cars, European cars, Vintage Trucks and Preservation Cars. We are already accepting vehicles for consideration for each of the 2017 Concours classes. To submit a vehicle, please send full contact information, photos and a brief write-up about it to Hemmings Motor News Concours, Attn: Matthew Litwin, 222 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont, 05201, or by email at concours@hemmings.com.

For more information about the 11th Annual Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance presented by Gullwing Motor Cars, including tickets and accommodations, visit Hemmings.com/concours. For more information about Lake George, including activities and attractions, visit www.lakegeorgechamber.com.

For sponsorship opportunities, please email Jeff Yager at jyager@hemmings.com, or call 802-447-9679. Vendor space is also available by emailing Trisha Grande at tgrande@hemmings.com.

October, 2017

Free to Breathe 5K

October 14th

Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Opening rally starts at 9 a.m.

Free to Breathe is a partnership of lung cancer survivors, advocates, researchers, healthcare professionals and industry leaders. Their goal is to double the lung cancer survival rate by 2022 through:

  • Funding research with the greatest potential to save lives.
  • Increasing the number of lung cancer patients participating in clinical trials.
  • Building and empowering the lung cancer community

This year the 5K in Lake George will begin in Festival Commons and take you through Lake George and back to the park.

Registration includes entry into the Free to Breathe event, 2017 branded Free to Breathe event t-shirt, refreshments and entertainment. All online and mail-in registrants who participate are guaranteed an event t-shirt. A limited quantity of t-shirts in limited sizes will be available for those registering on event day.

In addition tot he 5K there are several fundraising incentives as well kids’ activities, a silent auction and door prize drawings!

Click here for registration and donation forms.

Event History

2016: 2015: 2014: 2013:
361 participants 415 participants 453 participants 417 participants
over $41,000 raised over $53,000 raised over $46,000 raised over $38,500 raised

For more information contact:

Jennifer Stockman, Local Event Co-Chair
Email: jstockmanp@aol.com
Phone: (518) 480-3461

Elaine Winchell, Local Event Co-Chair
Phone: (518) 639-5334