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5th annual Concours Show to take place July 11


CLAYTON, New York (June 25, 2015) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM) announced today that the fifth annual 1000 Islands Concours d’ Elegance Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This year’s theme has been crowned “British Royalty” and the featured marques of the year include Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar and Aston Martin. 


Entries for cars of any marque and age may be submitted, but must be at least 25 or more years of age to be eligible for judging. The judged awards will include the Brock Yates Best in Show Trophy, the Judges Choice Trophy, the Fred Petroske Memorial Trophy for the best British car, as well as three (3) 1000 Island Awards trophies. Previous winners of the Brock Yates Trophy include a 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe, a 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 and a 1954 Corvette.


All entered vehicles (judged and unjudged) are eligible for the People’s Choice (Marque of the Year), People’s Choice (non-Marque of the Year) and “Car I Would Most Like to Drive Home” awards, which are selected by the public. All women in attendance will have the opportunity to select the Ladies Choice Award.


The show, brought to you by RBC Wealth Management, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel and Hagerty Classic Car Insurance, opens to the public at 10 a.m. and all trophies will be awarded prior to 3:30 p.m. Show admission, which includes the ABM and its general offerings, is $14.


On July 12, there will be a guided drive around the beautiful 1000 Islands area, which will include a driving tour through the town of Alexandria Bay following the old route of “Round-the-House” races that took place in the 1930s. Participant cars will also make a visit to the Cornwall Brothers Store Museum where a new exhibit relating to those races is expected to debut. 


Registration for the show is $40 per vehicle, which includes museum entrance, lunch and a boat ride, plus participation in the Sunday drive. Registration forms and additional information are available at or by contacting Margaret Hummel at or 315-686-4104. 


The ABM, now open daily 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., is home to North America’s largest antique boat collection with more than 300 boats and over 1,000 boating artifacts. In addition, the Museum is also host of the longest running antique boat show, which will celebrate its 51st year this July 31-August 2. For more information, please visit the Museum’s website at

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