Saratoga Automobile Museum to display classic Italian cars at New York International Auto Show

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS (Photo credit: Saratoga Automobile Museum)

Forza Italia! showcases fine Italian automobiles at premier auto show

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (April 11, 2019) — The Saratoga Automobile Museum is excited to announce its showcase of classic Italian cars as part of the Museum’s participation at the New York International Auto Show (“NYIAS”) from Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 28. The Museum’s display will be located in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center’s North Concourse.

The Museum will host a press conference on Thursday, April 18 that will feature Museum officials and Robbie Wolfe, from History’s American Pickers.

“We’re excited to return to the NYIAS as a platform to promote the Museum and its educational programming,” said Carly Connors, executive director, Saratoga Automobile Museum. “Our goal is to increase public awareness about the Museum’s mission and our exciting fundraising efforts that include, our annual Auto Auction and our car sweepstakes.”

The Museum’s classic car display for 2019 is entitled Forza Italia!The display pays tribute to Italy’s love affair with the automobile. Italy has been known for their historically significant architecture, designs in fashion, and its countryside and coastal vistas that have provided inspiration to countless artists and musicians. The Italian automobile industry has long been one of Italy’s greatest and most innovative assets. Forza Italia!features of some Italy’s finest and most stunning automobiles for you to experience during the world’s largest automotive show.

The display will consist of the following classic Italian cars:

1953 Fiat 8V Berlinetta

1961 Maserati 3500 GT 2+2

1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2

1969 Iso Grifo

1972 Italia Spyder Intermeccanica

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

In addition to their classic Italian car display, the Museum will be showcasing their sweepstakes car, a 2017 Maserati Ghibli Zegna Edition. This special edition Maserati’s MSRP is $85,675. Entry tickets will be sold during the NYIAS, as well as at the Museum, by mail and online at saratogaautomuseum.org until Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Ticket prices range from $20 and up. All proceeds benefit the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s educational programs, including their distracted driving initiative.

For more information about the Saratoga Automobile Museum, visit saratogaautomuseum.org.

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About the Saratoga Automobile Museum: The Saratoga Automobile Museum was organized in 1999, and opened to the public in 2002. The Museum’s mission is to preserve, interpret and exhibit automobiles and automotive artifacts. We celebrate the automobile and educate the general public, students and enthusiasts regarding the role of the automobile in New York State and in the wider world. In addition to technical and design aspects, our educational focus is on the past, present and future social and economic impact of the automobile.

The Museum is located within the 2,500-acre Saratoga Spa State Park, in the heart of historic Saratoga Springs, New York, world famous for its legendary, much honored one-mile thoroughbred track. The museum’s facility is the totally restored and renovated Saratoga Bottling Plant, a beautiful neo-classic structure built in 1934. The Museum is adjacent to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and near the landmark Gideon Putnam Hotel. Within walking distance in the Park are the National Museum of Dance, the Spa Little Theatre and the lavish Hall of Springs banquet facility. saratogaautomuseum.org

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