The American Legion to host ninth annual Williston Park car show

The American Legion to host ninth annual Williston Park car show
Residents browse vintage cars at the 2023 Williston Park car show. (Courtesy of Bob Guastella)

The American Legion and the Long Island chapter of Antique Automobile Club of America will be co-hosting the ninth annual Williston Park Car Show on Sunday, April 28, at 730 Willis Ave. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will showcase antique, vintage and special interest cars and motorcycles. On a day with nice weather, the car show easily welcomes around 100 cars to The American Legion, event organizer Bob Guastella said.

No pre-registration is required for the event. Children under 12 enter free, the adult fee to enter is $5 and the vendor fee to enter is $10. All proceeds are donated to The American Legion and the AACA of Long Island.

“People love the show. The mayor loves it. He can’t believe it,” Guastella said. “The neighbors, everybody loves it. So we’re doing another one in October, too.”

Last year’s car show raised around $600 in donations and that was on a cloudy day.  Thus Guastella said he is hoping for a nice, sunny day this time around.

Guastella said some of his favorite cars from past Williston Park car shows include a 1910 racing car called the Black Beast, a prototype 1963 Mustang and an antique car bought by Mr. Chrysler himself for his wife many years ago.

There is no judging or awards at the Williston Park show.

Vendors are welcome to set up tables without registering. The brand-new food truck from Dominick’s Deli will be parked at the car show so customers can enjoy the deli’s popular chicken fingers and sandwiches.

Guests can use the indoor bathrooms at The American Legion building.

The event is family-friendly. Guastella said he often sees fathers bringing their children to the car show and he has even seen car owners, including himself, let children sit inside the cars.

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