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Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Springs NY


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Located in Saratoga Spa State Park, the Saratoga Automobile Museum features a a lower floor with a large exhibit space that changes, usually, twice a year. Upstairs is the permanent collection, with a focus on cars built in the state of New York. Although more than 2 hours away from home I consider this my "home" museum and have been attending events at the museum since it opened. They hold regular car shows which attract a wide variety of cars. I got my first ride in a Model T at their lawn show in 2019. 

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These photos are from my most recent trip, September 2020.

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There is plenty to read, each car has an info display, which I have photographed, as well as general history displays, also photographed by me. 

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This is part of their permanent collection.

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The current exhibit is Dyson Racing, which is a sampling of the famous race cars owned by Rob Dyson of Poughkeepsie, NY, as well as some of his street cars. (He still owns the 1932 Ford which was his first car, and it's in the museum). This exhibit is ending soon. 

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I took over 300 photos of this trip, which are on my website: Saratoga Automobile Museum Dyson Exhibit album | El Camino Billy | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.

 

Here's some examples from past exhibits: Barn Finds Saratoga Automobile Museum Barn Finds Exhibit album | El Camino Billy | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.

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Brass Era: Saratoga Automobile Museum Brass Era Exhibit album | El Camino Billy | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.

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Bugatti Exhibit: Saratoga Automobile Museum Bugatti Exhibit album | El Camino Billy | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.

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Woody Exhibit: Saratoga Automobile Musuem Woody Exhibit album | El Camino Billy | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.

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One of my favorite features of the Saratoga Automobile Museum is the Map of New York showing all the cars that were made in my home state. This detail photo shows the Hudson Valley, where I am from. I drove past the American Fiat plant on a regular basis but didn't know it was the Fiat plant until after they destroyed it to make a Home Depot circa 2000. :( 

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I have a LOT of coverage of the Saratoga Automobile Museum on my website, lots more than I shared here: Car Museum Trips | El Camino Billy | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.

 

Thanks for reading. 

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