Car Show Kicks It Off

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The Amagansett Fire Department’s annual Classic Car Show will have a special purpose this year. Proceeds from the event, which happens on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will benefit a July 12 parade that will mark the department’s 100th anniversary. The rain date is Sunday.

    Twelve trophies, including one for a people’s choice award, will be conferred upon the winning vehicles in various categories, said Steve Graboski, a member of the fire department and chairman of the car show. Nat Raynor III, also of the department, will head the panel of judges.

    The popular event will also feature live music by the East End All Stars, a bouncy castle and other activities for children, and food for purchase including hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream, and soft drinks. There will also be a 50-50 raffle.

    Admission is $5 per person. Children under 12 will be admitted free. For those wishing to enter the friendly competition, the entry fee for a show car with driver and one passenger is $20; each additional passenger costs $5.

    The department’s July 12 parade will begin at 11 a.m. and proceed down Main Street. At noon, an anniversary celebration at the firehouse will include presentations, proclamations, and the awarding of parade participation trophies. Refreshments, rides, music, and games will also be on hand.

    An antique fire vehicle display and antique pumping and bucket brigade competitions will happen at 1 p.m. Trophies for the competitions will be awarded at 4 p.m.

    The department welcomes community participation. Those interested in contributing a marching band or float to the parade have been asked to contact the department via its website,, and complete the registration forms by May 31.