Posted by: David Giacalone | September 16, 2012

a glimpse of a not-so-ugly car show

  Most of the vehicles at yesterday’s 2nd Annual Ugly Car Contest were far from ugly.  Sponsored by the Schenectady Kiwanis to help support their youth services grant programs and M.A.D.D., this year’s show featured 50 vehicles (twice as many as the first show last year), which were judged in 14 categories.  For more details, click here to see the flyer for the event.

Fair weather and a blue sky mottled with puffy white and gray clouds were the perfect backdrop for the event, which was held in a parking lot at Nott Terrace and Liberty Street.  The Schenectady Sunday Gazette covered the event, at page B2 of today’s newpaper, and offers 13 photos of the Ugliest Car in this online article (with subscription).

I didn’t get there in time to see or photograph most of the cars, but the following collages can give you a sense of the vehicles on display.  Click on either for a larger picture.


. . . entry was free for spectators . . .

 . . .

My hard-working friend and event volunteer Doug McPhee told me that the 2nd Ugly Car Contest was a big success, and it sure looked that way to me.  Next year it will be held on September 20, and the third Saturday of September will apparently be the date for future Ugly Car Contests.

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