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My Ride: Different kind of horsepower on display at Goshen Historic Track

My Ride: Different kind of horsepower on display at Goshen Historic Track

GOSHEN At the Goshen Historic Track, the Orange County Volunteer Fire Police recently hosted their seventh annual Car Show and Food Truck Festival.

Hundreds of people loved seeing the more than 200 automobiles that rang the circuit around lunchtime. The vehicles included unique, vintage, electric, and even custom-built vehicles. Everyone’s attention was drawn to a Tesla pickup vehicle. It had the appearance of something from the Tron movie.

Electric cars are still in their infancy, but they are the ones that are starting to gain popularity and appear in car events. The Historic Track was doing a basket fundraiser to support the track, and there were other merchants as well, such as the Nam Knights who were selling tickets for their motorcycle raffle. DJ Paulie Hot Rod Neimann gave his time to spin the music. Paulie serves on the Orange County Volunteer Fire Police Executive Board as well.

Now, the food trucks definitely attracted one in if the auto show didn’t. It was there, regardless of your taste. I recall this show from its very first season, which was seven years ago. Back then, they needed to have around fifty cars.

Paulie and I used to joke that one day the cars will round the circuit in full. That was May 19, the day of the two rows deep. Visit My Ride of the Hudson Valley on Facebook to view additional images from the presentation.

We can assist you in locating your ideal vehicle.

On Route 17M in New Hampton, there’s a brand-new dealership. About nine months ago, it opened. Even though it’s tiny, it provides a service that none of the other car dealerships on the street do: it can locate the vehicle of your dreams.

Kane and Demitri Pappas are husband and wife, and the owners of The Rad Collection. Demitri has familial ties to Tuxedo because of his roots there. That is what attracted them to establish their company here.

According to Kane, we were impressed by the economic development on Route 17M. It seemed to be a destination for automobile purchases.

Rad Collection stands out due to their focus on automobiles from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. They also stock a few used cars that are more recent. Demitri has always had a fascination with automobiles, particularly those from the 1980s and 1990s, while Kane is from a family that was avid fans of dirt track racing. They have also visited Pocono Raceway a few times and are huge fans of NASCAR. It was the ideal fit.

The Pappas family cut a ribbon to commemorate their grand opening. The Pappas’ vehicles, a 1973 Corvette Stingray, a 1987 Trans AM GTA, and a 1985 Monte Carlo, were on show. The Rad Collection provides individual concierge support. Demitri will come look for you if you tell him what you’re looking for. He conducts evaluations as well.

Kane and Demitri Pappas own RAD Collection in New Hampton.

The Rad Collection has had a fantastic beginning. You might consider bringing one of the cars they had on their lot home. A Jaguar XKR coupe from 2003 caught my attention!

Donna Kessler is a writer for Goshen Independent, Mid-Hudson News, Connecticut Cruise News, and Facebook’s My Ride of the Hudson Valley. Send her an email at [email protected].

June Events for My Ride

June 8, 117 Stonykill Rd., Wappingers Falls, 10:30 a.m., outdoor swap meet with bike games, live music, and a 50/50 raffle. This is the Farm’s Spring Fling Swap Meet. Volunteers and vendors are both requested. Give Big Mike a call at 914-482-3829 for additional information. Combat Customs will benefit from all sales. on Facebook.

CANCELLED!!!!! Hudson Valley Biker Network is hosting the 2024 Hudson Valley Motorcycle Expo on June 9 at Gold’s Gym, 258 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie. on Facebook.

June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Hackensack Fire House (217 Meyers Corners Rd., Wappingers Falls). Registration is open until noon, and there will be food, music, prizes, and giveaways. Dutchess Cruisers, 845-242-0951.

The Lamps Classic Auto Car Show is scheduled for June 15 at Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 Route 416, Montgomery. It is open to all cars, trucks, and JDM imports and features 23 classes, a beer truck, vendors, cigar rolling, prizes, and drawings. Registration closes at 12:30 p.m. @gmail.com/robertcarmona77

Orange County Mustang Club The 17th Annual Spring Roundup for Mustang and All Ford The Goshen Humane Society will profit from the Father’s Day Car Show on June 16 at Healy Brothers Ford and Lincoln, 183 Greenwich Ave., Goshen. Rain date TBA. Registration is $15, and the show runs from 9 a.m. to noon. on Facebook.

June 21–23, Blackthorne Resort, 340 Sunside Rd., Cairo, Catskill Mountain Thunder 2024 Spring Run. Reservations and information: 518-634-2541; office. Further information to come. on Facebook.

MC Patriot Brothers The inaugural Poker Run is scheduled for June 22, rain date June 23, and registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $25 per rider or $20 per passenger. There will be live music, spaghetti and meatballs, sausage and peppers, and a cash bar. The ride starts at O Tooles Harley-Davidson, 4 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, and concludes at the Elks Lodge 1097, Middletown. We Have Your [email protected]. patriotbrothersmc.com will benefit from the proceeds.

Second Annual Car & Bike Show presented by Ice Time Sports: June 22, rain date June 23, Ice Time Sports Complex, 21 Lakeside Rd., Newburgh, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; $20 for cars and bikes; $50 for vendors; raffles, 50/50, trophies, two hours of free public skating; register at mjncenter.org; 845-454-5800 ext. 1208.

Council #444 of the Knights of Columbus June 23 (rain date June 30) Kennan L. Ryan Memorial Car Show: Newburgh Mall, 1401 Union Ave., Newburgh; 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; raffles, food, drink, vendors; Batman will make a special appearance. on Facebook.

Annual Pawling Car Show: June 23, rain date June 30, Charles Coleman Blvd., Pawling, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., registration until noon, food, music, prizes, raffles, and a 50/50 raffle. Dutchess Cruisers (www.dutchesscruisers.com) is the host.

Wurtsboro HOG’s 30th annual St. Jude Poker Run and Pork Roast is scheduled for June 28 from 9 to 11 a.m.; admission is $20 per person (children under 12 are admitted free). The event will conclude with a pork roast at Mamakating Town Park from noon to 4 p.m. is advantageous to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. on Facebook.

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