The cars we love

Staff reports
Mike Bishop’s 1937 Ford 2-door coach. “It was the first car I owned when I started driving at 16. That was in the mid 60’s.” writes Mike.

Start those cars and break out the carnauba wax!  Upcoming car show dates are confirmed in Yates County. 

Cruisin' Night

Cruisin’ Night in downtown Penn Yan on Friday, June 17 – it’s the event’s 15th year.  Main Street from Chapel Street to Lake Street will close at 4 p.m., and on-site registration begins at 5 p.m.  Organizers at The Yates County Chamber of Commerce report a record number of advance registrations this year.

A local car club favorite, Penn Yan Cruisin’ Night offers food and music, and shopping since local stores stay open late.  Coupes from the 1920s park alongside modern muscle cars, sports cars next to fire trucks, and the occasional motorcycle.  The evening ends with a cruise around the village at 8:30 p.m., with many local residents waving from porches and curbside. 

The parade route will be:

Main to Lake; Lake to Liberty, turning left onto Liberty goint north to Penn Yan Manor. The parade will circle around the Penn Yan Manor parking lot and exit north on Liberty Street (State Route 14A) and North Main St. Turn left onto North Main Street and travel to North Avenue. The parade will turn left onto North Avenue (East) and travel to Walnut Street Extension, where it will turn right, cross Clinton Street and travel Walnut Street to East Elm Street. The parade will cross East Elm Street and proceed to Cherry Street, following Cherry to Garfield Avenue. It will cross East Main Street to South Avenue until the intersection with Brown Street (State Route 14A), where the parade will end and cars will disperse.

Motorists in the village can expect delays and should plan alternate routes during the parade.

Pre-registration is $8; call: 315-536-3111, or contact for registration form.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help out with the event should contact the Yates Chamber of Commerce at 315-536-3111.

Dundee Show 'N Go

Dundee Show ‘N Go at Martini’s ShurFine is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29.  In addition to all kinds of cars, motorcycles and trucks, Show ‘n Go attracts a few restored vintage tractors – truly offering something for everyone.  

Local not-for-profits offer food and snacks, downtown Dundee businesses are open, and there are great car-tunes playing all evening.  

Parking opens at 5:30 p.m. Early arrivals must park on the street until display parking opens. Registration by donation. Pre-registration is appreciated; email: or call: 607-243-7845 with your name and town, year, make and model of your vehicle.

Todd and Mary Sotir own this 1978 Mustang Cobra.