Show Vehicle Drivers Invited to Sonnenberg

Owners of classic, vintage and antique show vehicles from across the Finger Lakes and Western New York Region are invited to sign up to bring their automobiles and motorcycles to Canandaigua on Sunday, June 19 for the 5th Annual Sonnenberg Father’s Day Car & Motorcycle Cruise.Organizers are eager to showcase automobiles of all sorts from “horseless carriages” (cars built/manufactured prior to 1916) to vintage vehicles, like the Model T, to mint-condition classics to modern marvels on the grounds of Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park.Past participants in the show include the Horseless Carriage Club of Rochester, Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Finger Lakes section, Genesee Valley Auto Club, Rochester Corvette Club, the MG Car Club of Western New York and the Buick Club of America, Finger Lakes Chapter.All visitors attending the show that day will be invited to vote for their favorites too, with the “People’s Choice Awards” to be announced prior to the close of the show at 4 p.m.Individual drivers/owners, car clubs and affiliates and others new to the show are welcome and encouraged to register in advance by Wednesday, June 15th for $5 per vehicle at www.sonnenberg.org. Registration will rise to $10 at the door on the day of the show. All occupants of the show vehicle are covered under the registration fee. This year’s event also includes a Car Corral (entry $25) for owners to place their collectible vehicles up for sale. Show cars may begin arriving at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, with the public display to begin at noon, running through 4 p.m. Registration fees are a non-refundable donation to support non-profit Sonnenberg.During the show, hot dogs, soft drinks, popcorn, pretzels, fried dough, and ice cream will be sold by members of the Friends of Sonnenberg, the estate’s volunteer council, with a chicken barbecue meal available, as well. Sausages, hamburgers and other refreshments will be available from A’s Sweets & Treats. Wine tastings will be offered inside Sonnenberg’s Finger Lakes Wine Center. Musical entertainment will set the mood for a fun-filled afternoon. It’s a day the whole family will love!

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