Westbury Gardens Car Show

50 Years and Still a Favorite amongst Many Auto Enthusiasts

Story & photos by Cowboy


On a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning, I arrived at the scenic Old Westbury Gardens for the 51st Annual Car Show. This is Long Island’s longest running car show, and the line of pristine classic cars, and trucks waiting for the gates to open was only a preview of what was ahead. With over 250 vehicles this show kept me busy! I encountered a lot of vehicles that I have never seen before, from a 1910 Baker Electric to a 1971 Stutz once owned by Elvis Presley, but the true star of this year’s show was a 1948 Tucker. Also on display were a number of antique firetrucks, military vehicles and this year’s feature car – the REO. Many of the car clubs that I cross paths with at other shows were also out in full force, such as the Model “A” Club, The Corvair Car Club and L.I. Vettes just to names a few of the clubs with large groups in attendance. The Field of Car was soon filled to capacity making for a beautiful overview photo. To take it all in, I did a lot of roaming (I definitely got my exercise for the day & then some). With the rows of cars and trucks arranged by decades, it was like walking through time. It was really cool to see how things changed from the early 1900’s to today’s modern muscle.

Thanks to all who took the time out to chat with me about their machines and give me a few history lessons. Drive safe folks

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