The Route 67 Country Store and Café’s 3rd Annual Benefit Car Show will be held Saturday, July 21 from noon until 4 p.m. adjacent to the Charlton store. This year’s event will be raising money for the Charlton Historical Society. Submitted photo.
continued Wasserman is also “providing a platform for local businesses,” giving several car dealerships the opportunity to show off what they’ve got. This year’s car show will include displays by Mangino of Amsterdam, Fucillo Chrylser, Terry Morris and the Auto House of Burnt Hills.
Cars that guests can expect to see at the show range from antique wood-sided vehicles to 1970-era sports cars, along with some newer models.
According to Wasserman, last year’s show attracted 124 cars, and this year is shaping up to rival that attendance.
Wasserman is a fan of cars in general and even has the café sponsoring a local racecar, No. 41 driven by Bill Smith at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway.
“He is a neighbor and stops into the store on a daily basis,” said Wasserman.
The café’s property also includes a two-acre picnic area behind the store. While it serves as a stage for the car show, it can also host other events.
“Customers are welcome to use it on a daily basis for breakfast and lunch. It's the perfect spot under the big trees and adjacent to the Mourningkill Creek. It may also be reserved for any private party,” said Wasserman.
Recently, the venue entertained guests for a surprise 75thbirthday party and an Equine Expo to benefit the NY Horse Park Association. The parcel was previous used for bi-monthly car meets, though interest in those events dropped off over time.
The café property is available for birthdays, weddings, graduations, retirements, corporate outings and other occasions. For more information on the car show and the café, visit www.rt67cafe.com. Find the Historical Society on the Internet at www.charltonnyhs.org.