March 16, 2018

This week's New York AutoFest News is sponsored by


annual judging seminar & dinner



March 24, 2018 - 5:00-7:30pm
10th Annual "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know How The Pros Judge a Show Car… but were afraid to ask!"

Guest speakers: Mike Hayde, Head Judge, New York AutoFest along with our judging team staff

$15 per person includes the judging lecture and seminar, Q&A, refreshments and FREE buffet. Sorry, due to the low price there is no car club discount for this event.

All you ever wanted to know how our team of judges inspect, analyze, and score a show car on a 100 point scale. The lecture will cover all aspects of scoring including body work, interior, brightwork, glass, authenticity, documentation, and the differences between stock and modified classes. We will also be discussing our very popular and successful electronic scoring system.  If you’re a competitor looking to improve your score then this lecture is a must attend event. This is also an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in becoming a judge.

Spinnakers Restaurant (one block North of Audrey Ave. Carvel)
62 South Street
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

In order to guarantee enough food we need to confirm to the restaurant the number of attendees so please you MUST reserve seating by registering here.

See the events page for further details and directions.


spring is sprung season opener
Our season opener Spring is Sprung car show is set for April 15 at one of our favorite locations, the Syosset VFW. We're getting stir crazy and anxious for the season to start!

This show will benefit the Oxygen Fur Life Project supplying life saving pet oxygen kits to local fire departments. Go to our events page for full details.

Pre-registration is open at!

some scheduled show dates
March 24, 2018 - 10th Annual Judging Seminar, Oyster Bay
May 20, 2018 - New York AutoFest for Peer Pals, Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay
July 8, 2018 - New York AutoFest for Islip Rotary, details TBA
September 16, 2018 - New York AutoFest Hicksville FD car show, Sears Hicksville

BOLI 5 yr

#1 best of long island
We've been voted #1 Best of Long Island for the fifth time! I want to thank all of you for voting for New York AutoFest. Great things are in the planning stages for 2018 including some new show locations, even a two day cruise and show event. Stay tuned!


oxygen fur life campaign
Our new Oxygen Fur Life campaign has been set up to donate pet oxygen kits to local fire departments. These kits contain all the necessary items such as masks and tubing to fit most household pets such as dogs, cats, ferrets, even parrots!

Losing a pet due to a house fire can be a devastating experience. As most pet owners leave their furry companions home alone when they go to work, pets are left to fend for themselves in the event of a house fire. While affixing "rescue alert stickers" to your home can be helpful to first responders, saving the pet's life is not assured. Unlike humans who instinctively run out during fires, pets instinctively look for a hiding place to protect them from the fire. Far too many pets die each year of smoke asphyxiation. While firemen attempt to get pets safely out of burning structures, they are not able to revive them unless they have the proper equipment - pet oxygen masks. These specially-designed animal masks can be used both on conscious pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation and pets that need to be resuscitated after losing consciousness from exposure to the dangerous toxic fumes.

We've set up a special page accepting donations for this worthy program. We've already raised enough for kits to supply six fire houses but our goal is to donate to every fire house on Long Island! Only you can help us with this ambitious project.

If your company or group would like to participate in the miaching funds program it would be most appreciated and will certainly propel us towards our goal.

So far we have donated kits to:
Atlantic Steamer Fire Co.1, Oyster Bay
Oyster Bay Fire Dept Co. 1
Glen Cove Fire Department
Hicksville Fire Dept. Hose Co. 4 
(about to be delivered)
East Norwich Fire Dept. (about to be delivered)
Sea Cliff Fire Dept. 
 (about to be delivered)
Syosset Fire Dept. (about to be delivered)

More to come!

CLICK HERE to donate and save a life!

gift certificates
available for 2018
Why not give a New York AutoFest Gift Certificate to a friend? Or to yourself or a fellow club member for that matter? Each New York AutoFest Gift Certificate is good for admission of one vehicle to the judged showfield of any New York AutoFest car show and they never expire. The cost is only $15 which is a 25% savings over the standard $20 admission fee.

You can order gift certificates here. We'll email your certificate to you.

all shows calendar open to everyone
Has your group or club been prevented from attending the annual President's Council meeting? A number of groups, clubs, and others have been told that they cannot attend the annual calendar meeting. Many bona fide clubs that have been supporting the Council for years are being excluded while some non-clubs and commercial entities have been listed. It appears to be totally arbitrary.

Fear not, the New York AutoFest online calendar is open to EVERYONE and it's FREE! All you have to do is go to our calendar page here, fill in some basic information and you'll be on the calendar for all to see. You can even upload a copy of your show poster. If you want to add this calendar to your web site or Facebook page we'll be more than happy to set you up. We believe that everyone should be able to post their show info for all to see.


If you're putting on a car show you will need dash plaques and trophies. Consider buying them from New York AutoFest. We are the home of the $.85 dash plaque, our trophy prices are some of the lowest around and our designs and service are quite unique.

Contact us today for further information.