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TANNERSVILLE — For lovers of the beauty of automobiles, the Village of Tannersville has the perfect way to spend a sunny Father’s Day on Sunday, if Dad is of a mind to enjoy a solid cross section of old, new, stock and modified vehicles — the 15th Annual Village of Tannersville Fathers Day Car Show.

Once again, Main Street — State Route 23A — through the village will be closed off for the show, which runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and cars will line both sides of the street in diagonal display formation — with probable possibilities running from vintage Falcons to sleek ’Vettes, chopped Deuces to elegant Caddies, and stock Mustangs to restored DeSotos, plus polished pickups and antique roadsters, and always with a number of motorcycles on hand, as well.

The show is, of course, free, with plenty of parking in the village municipal lot on Tompkins Street, easily accessed off South Main Street — which is part of the detour route around the show anyway, so impulse visitors are also certainly welcome to stop in and take a look.

There will naturally be a good selection of vendors on hand, as well — a mixture of both car-related products and country crafts.

Music entertainment for the day will be The Greyhounds, performing their brand of 50’s classic style, with a strong dose of rock and roll thrown in there, too.

The band will be performing two sets, the first beginning at noon.

Village officials say the show’s trophies will be presented in the latter part of the day, around 3 or 3:30 p.m.

And the list of categories is not small — Mayor’s Pick; Best in Show — 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place; Hot Rods; Trucks; Motorcycles; Mighty Muscle Car; Production, pre-1950; Production, 1951-80; Most Unique; Killer Kustom, Import; Killer Kustom, Domestic; People’s Choice; Participant’s Choice; and Longest Distance Traveled.

Village officials also note that latecomers are always welcome, so it is still possible to actually enter your vehicle with a $20 registration fee at the show itself — just enter the display area from the east side (coming down the hill from the Haines Falls direction).

Sunday’s weather for Tannersville is looking to be 70 and mostly sunny, and a trip to or across the Mountaintop is always a nice drive, so village officials extend a welcome to all to — as the saying goes — come enjoy the show.

To reach reporter Jim Planck, call 518-943-2100, ext. 3324, or e-mail

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