The Oswego Heritage Council is hosting their 19th Annual Collector Car and Classic Boat Show this weekend, August 18-19. Thousands are expected to turn out for this showcase of cars and boats that make us reminisce and appreciate fine craftsmanship.
Here are some details to help you enjoy the show.
●The arrival of the world’s only operating PT boat at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday kicks things off at Foothills Park offering visitors on-board tours throughout the day as well as Sunday. Other unique land and sea classics will also be on display.
●Returning this year is a Poker Run Car Tour to benefit the scholarships in the Dr. Quinton-Cox Memorial and the Oswego Heritage Council Museum. The tour will take participants to five historic locations beginning at Foothills Park at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 18. For a $5 donation, participants will receive two playing cards which they can then add to at $1 per card along the way. By the tour’s end, the players holding the three best poker hands will prize baskets.
●Lions Club pancake breakfast will be kicking things off on Sunday, August 27 at 7:30 a.m. at George Rogers Park followed up with lunch beginning at 11:00 a.m.
●Collector cars will start lining up in George Rogers Park on Sunday morning and be on display from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year’s headliner car is the Land Rover so be on the lookout for a good representation of them.
●Nearly 40 classic boats will be docked at Sundeleaf Plaza for close-up viewing offering examples of rare as well as wooden masterpieces. They all come with a story which owners are more than happy to share.
●Free shuttles will be running to transport visitors to the three different locations.
●Test your car and boat IQ by taking the quiz below I’ve put together.