Saratoga, New York is a beautiful place to visit during the warmer months (it’s beautiful in the winter too, but you can’t see it under all the snow), and there is a good reason for car fans to consider making a trip there: the Saratoga Automobile Museum.
The museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the automobile as it has impacted the state of New York as well as the rest of the country and the world as a whole. The Saratoga Automobile Museum features a number of truly fascinating exhibits on an ongoing basis. One of them is called “East of Detroit,” and it is a celebration of automobile manufacturing in the Empire State. Seminal automakers such as Pierce-Arrow were based in New York, and in fact, the state was home to more than a hundred different automobile manufacturers at one time, though most of them were rather small. The “East of Detroit” exhibit houses some very interesting specimens, including a 1931 Pierce-Arrow, a 1903 Weebermobile, a 1947 Playboy, a 1928 Franklin Airman that was owned by famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, and a 1915 Brewster Town Landaulet.
Other exhibits that are regularly on display at the Saratoga Automobile Museum include Racing in New York, The Syracuse Mile, American Motorcycle, a tribute to John Fitch, The New York Stock Car Association Hall of Fame, some automotive art by Al DiMaurro, and an exhibited devoted to Woodies, classic wood-bodied vehicles.
The museum also hosts a number of special events throughout the year, including the Saratoga Wine, Food and Fall Ferrari Festival, the Spring Invitational Auto Show, the Lawn Show Series, and the annual Summer Gala. They are also featuring a Sports & Exotic Car Show on August 7th of this year that includes Norton motorcycles.
There is a lot to see at the Saratoga Automobile Museum, and planning your visit around one of these special events is the icing on the cake. Plus, the show that is coming up on August 7th coincides with the world renown horse racing meeting that takes place in Saratoga during part of the summer, so a visit to the area on that weekend would provide some very exciting activities to participate in.
The Saratoga Automobile Museum is open daily from 10:00 to 5:00 during the spring and summer, and on Tuesday through Sunday in the fall and winter during the same hours of the day. Their address is 110 Avenue of the Pines in Saratoga, and their phone number is 518-587-1935.
Contributed by Fossil Cars Staff Writer