The June 9 Maryknoll car show in Ossining, New York, continues to grow daily in only its second year on the Hudson Valley grounds of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. All proceeds from the show will benefit the work of Maryknoll with the poor in the U.S. and around the world.
Besides the more than 300 cars expected to roll onto the field, the Maryknoll employees who organized the event are providing many new features this year to drive car fans and entire families to the grounds to see the show and learn more about the work of Maryknoll.
A radio personality and auto repair expert has committed to broadcast from the car show. An unrestored 1966 Chevelle Malibu will be auctioned and several car care tech seminars will be part of the program. Cultural exhibits and performers also have been added to the day-long event.
Attention for the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Antique, Classic & Muscle Car Show can be heard on WHUD (at 100.7 FM, it is Westchester County and The Hudson Valley’s music and information station). A 30-minute spotlight on the car show will be broadcast at various times on Cablevision throughout the region (see channel listings and broadcast times at end of article). Advertising and articles about the show are appearing in The Journal News, the Ossining-Croton-On-Hudson Patch and other area print and online publications.
(Read more: After last year’s classic, Maryknoll car show returns to Ossining June 9.)
Ron Ananian Makes House Call
Broadcast personality Ron Ananian, who many know as The Car Doctor, will join the show this year to greet and interview car owners, and to answer car care questions. Ron will tape his upcoming show from his perch overlooking the field of classic, antique and muscle cars.
Ron can be heard on radio stations nationwide. His weekly program is streamed live every Saturday, 2-4 p.m. eastern time. Podcasts also can be found on his website and fans can follow him on Facebook.
For more than 25 years, motorists have received quality and honest work with a smile at Ron’s repair facility, RA Automotive in Waldwick, New Jersey. Crowned the “Technician’s Technician” by Motor Magazine, Ron provides motorists with helpful tips on how to avoid repair fraud and deception. Drawing upon more than 30 years of repair experience, he keeps listeners updated about future changes that will occur as the automobile continues to evolve.
The media often calls on Ron to share his wealth of mechanical knowledge. He has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, FOX News’ Fox and Friends and even Court TV. A long-time columnist for New Jersey Automotive Magazine, Ron also appeared on DIY Network’s nationally syndicated program Classic Car Restoration. Major companies in the automotive industry, including A-1 Cardone Industries, Mitchell Information Systems and SPX Corporation, have benefited from Ron’s technical expertise and product consultations.
1966 Chevelle Malibu Auction
During the show, Maryknoll will unveil and auction an unrestored original 1966 Chevelle Malibu. This blast from the past had been idling in an upstate New York barn for more than 25 years. It was donated to Maryknoll by the original owners, the Prisament family of Briarcliff Manor, after they attended the 2012 Maryknoll car show.
The Malibu is a two-door hardtop with a six-cylinder engine and a powerglide automatic transmission. The paint, Artesian Turquoise with black roof, is original. Though it has been barn-napping for a while, the car has traveled 92,000 miles since it rolled off the General Motors’ Chevrolet plant in Framingham, Massachusetts, and sold locally at Frank Chevrolet in Tarrytown. The interior and exterior are original, and the car does not feature any modifications.
“Upon taking ownership, several employees examined the condition of the car and decided to perform a mechanical refurbishment so that it is safe to drive,” said Dave Agosta, a Maryknoll employee who oversees the car show. “No cosmetic restoration work will be performed on the car body. The restoration can be performed by the new owner.”
The reconditioning work has included changing all fluids, an engine tune-up and a safety check on brakes, steering and electrical components. The front / back seats and door panels were re-upholstered following the original fabric pattern and using original material. All additional safety issues were addressed to ensure the car passed its 2013 NYS safety inspection.
The minimum auction bid at the Maryknoll car show for the ’66 Chevelle Malibu is $1,500. All proceeds, minus expenses, will support the Maryknoll Society.
Car care and technical automotive seminars rarely occur at car shows, but Maryknoll has added two topics to the day’s events.
The morning seminar will feature Forrest Tosie, vice president of sales for Mothers Polishes•Waxes•Cleaners. Tosie will talk about “Detailing – doing it smarter and faster, with better results.”
Mothers polish has been going strong since the first product – Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish – was introduced to car owners.
The afternoon seminar will feature the renowned William “Chip” Lamb. An active collector, restorer and genuine car enthusiast, Lamb enjoys buying, selling, driving and working on a diverse and ever-changing personal assortment of collector cars and motorcycles. His seminar topic is “How To Enter The Collector Car Hobby.”
Regularly visit the Maryknoll car show website for more information and frequent updates.
Cablevision’s broadcast of the Maryknoll car show program:
Wappingers – Channel 21: May 26 and June 2 at 8:30 p.m., May 31 and June 7 at 8 p.m.
Yorktown – Channel 74: May 26 and June 2 at 7 p.m., May 31 and June 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Ossining – Channel 15: May 31 and June 7 at 7:30 p.m., May 26 and June 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Yonkers – Channel 18 and New Rochelle – Channel 76: May 26 and June 2 at 7:30 p.m., May 31 and June 7 at 8:30 p.m.