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Syracuse Signature Showcase

Syracuse Signature Showcase

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The Syracuse Signature Showcase presented by the Maguire Family of Dealerships, featuring new muscle cars, trucks, high-end and unique vehicles of all years, makes, and models will be located in the brand new Exposition Center building on the New York State Fairgrounds! The Syracuse Signature Showcase will feature exotics, super cars, race cars, diesel trucks, big rigs, show bikes, and invite-only high-end show circuit vehicles.

We’re also excited to announce the Winfield Award presented by Meguiar’s Car Care Products will have a new home in the brand new 133,000 square foot building. See the top six cars personally selected by “The King of Customs” Gene Winfield who are competing for the coveted Winfield Award and $10,000!

You won't want to miss the Exotic Showcase presented by Cantech Automotive! Cantech Automotive has built a reputation as the leader in service sales and tuning for some the most exotic sports cars in the world. They're bringing these amazing cars to the Syracuse Nationals… including Ferrari's, Lamborghini's, Porsche GT cars, Audi's, and AMG Mercedes to name just a few. Here’s your chance to see these rare cars up close and personal.

R/C No Prep Drags


Radio Controlled No Prep Drag Racing at the Syracuse Nationals!!

Watch these 1/10th scale mini-muscle cars fly down the ‘1/4 Mile’ using a real starting line tree, timing lights, print-outs and more!

Underground R/C will be on hand to answer questions and have all the gear you need to start drag racing!

We're proud to announce the 2019 Giveaway Winner...

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The NAPA Autoparts Syracuse Nationals, brought to you inpart by Meguiar's Car Care, wrapped up its 20th annual show at the New York State Fairgrounds, by awarding a custom built 1932 Ford coupe to a husband and wife, from Newport News, VA.

Eddie, and Mary Jo Williams, were on hand to accept the brand new car, built by Tucci Hot Rods, of Marcy, N.Y.

The new ’32, compliments the first car given away by the Syracuse Nationals in 2001, also a Tucci built ’32 Ford coupe. The first car was on display in the Exposition Center, throughout the three-day show.

Eddie, who described himself as a “car person,” said he’s looking forward to taking possession of the car because he’s always been into collector cars that have a racing heritage. That’s a perfect thought because this ’32, was designed to replicate the style and flavor of race cars from decades ago.

Dom Tucci, who designed the car, incorporated components and styling cues from cars that campaigned throughout America during the ‘40s and ‘50s.

The big difference between the cars of a bygone era and this car, is that Eddie and Mary Jo’s car is equipped with a modern Ford 3.5-liter Ford EcoBoost V-6, mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

Dom’s father, David Tucci, said the car presents itself with an “attitude” that’s typical of race cars from the past. Another major difference is that the new car has comfortable race style bucket seats, plus it has power steering, and performance brakes. And, of course, it has the modern reliability of the Ford EcoBoost, an engine that Ford uses in Mustangs and America’s best-selling vehicle, the F-150 pickup.

Eddie and Mary Jo, said they’ve been to the Syracuse Nationals eight times. While at the show, Eddie enjoys himself on the grounds while Mary Jo, has a vendor space in the Women’s Building.

At home, in Newport News, the Williams have a 1938 Chevy two-door sedan, a 1957 Buick Roadmaster, and a 1948 GMC diesel pickup. Eddie said he’s done the restoration work on all of them, and he proudly stated, that each of his vehicles, is equipped to pull their trailer.

Over the years Eddie figures he’s owned 200 cars, mostly of the GM variety, but a few Fords and Chrysler products too.

Asked if he’s ever won a prize of this magnitude, Eddie said he once won $3,000 at a car show. “But this is the biggest thing I’ve ever won.”

As soon as Eddie and Mary Jo, got off the Stan Colella Stage at Chevy Court, Mary Jo got on her phone to call relatives at home with the good news. The couple have one daughter and son-in-law, and one granddaughter.

Eddie, a machinist by trade, said winning the race-inspired ’32, is more than he ever could have imagined. “This is a car that will always be part of our family,” he said. “Everyone in our family is into racing in one way or another, so this is perfect.”

Giveaway Car

Memories on Main Street

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Memories on Main Street - Antique Alley

LOCATED in the Horticulture building. Visitors to the Horticulture Building during the 2022 Syracuse Nationals, at the New York State Fairgrounds, will take a walk down memory lane and enjoy a display of antique autos.

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Nitro Row powered by Streetside Classics



Nitro Row is back…and bigger for 2022!
Nitro Row will bring nitro and methanol burning monsters to life at the Syracuse Nationals!
Some of the most famous….and loudest….nostalgia drag cars in the country will be parked near the Expo Center building in an area dubbed “Nitro Row”
They’ll fire up the fire breathing motors at set times throughout the weekend so you can hear…..and feel the insane power!

Sponsored in part by RacingJunk.com and Dead Man’s Curve.

Syracuse Charity Brush Fest

We're excited to announce the charity panel jam is back for the 2022 NAPA Auto Parts Syracuse Nationals!

It'll have a new name, but it'll still be filled with the best pinstripe and airbrush artists from all over the world to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Central New York.

The Syracuse Charity Brush Fest will also be moving to the new Expo Center building for more space and more fun!
If you're interested in participating or donating items, please contact Paul Puzza at 845.590.7774

Biggest & Coolest Rockabilly Show in the Northeast!

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Bring Your Ride to the Syracuse Nationals and Hang with Other Old Skoolers at this years 15th Anniversary of Sparky's Rockabilly Roundup!


Big Schwag

He's Back!! And he's hosting the Sparky's Rockabilly Roundup!! Brett "Big Schwag" Wagner is a true jack of all trades when it comes to the entertainment business. From being the voice of "Monster Garage with Jesse James" to Hosting Speed Channels #1 rated show "Pass Time" and guest staring on shows like "NCIS Los Angeles" and "Sons Of Anarchy" or being under monster makeup for movies like "The Crazies" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"!!

Pin-Up Girl Contest

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Be a part the biggest pin up contest in the Northeast. The pin-up girl contest will take place on Saturday afternoon on the Sparky's Rockabilly Roundup stage. Hundreds of dollars in cold hard cash will be awarded to the winners! Contestants can register at the Sparky's Rockabilly Roundup office Friday and Saturday.

No fee to register.

1st place wins $400
2nd place wins $300
3rd place wins $200

List of awards

Ol' Skool 12

Bad Ass Award

Young Gun Award

Cruizer's Award

Ol' Skool Ambassedor

Ol' Skool Club Award

Ol' Skool Lifetime Achievement

Long Distance US

Long Distance Canada - postponed to 2022

Down in the Weeds

Pin Up Girl Contest
1st place wins $400
2nd place wins $300
3rd place wins $200

Ol' Skool Nifty 50 Award

American Muscle Sunday

Camaros, Mustangs, Chargers, Corvettes & More

1992 & Older Vehicles are admitted all weekend but Sunday only 1993 & Newer "American Muscle" are welcome. Onsite registration only Sunday 7am-11am. Registration costs $40 ($30 Right Coast Members) which includes 2 adult & 2 children (16 & under) passes. American Muscle vehicles will be evaluated before entry.

Mini Nationals

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LOCATED in the CENTER OF PROGRESS BUILDING NORTH WING National Aftermarket vendors, Club displays, Model vendors, Hundreds of models on display.

Adult and Youth classes
Trophies for 1st - 3rd place
Special award for Best in Show
Entry is free, and includes a two-day pass to the Syracuse Nationals.

Contest area open from 9am-5pm each day.
Entry models must be registered by 4:30pm on Saturday.
Prizes awarded on Sunday at 11am.

Any questions call Greg Mitchell 585-739-9112 or contact Syracuse Nationals offices for more information at 800-753-3978

Car Corral and Swap Meet


Registration will be ON-SITE ONLY. Enter Gate 7 and stop at white building inside gate. No pre-registration.

Registration and set-up hours:

Wednesday, July 13th - 8am to 8pm
Thursday, July 14th - 8am to 8pm

Note: Swap Meet vendors will not be allowed to set up after 8pm, July 14th. NO EXCEPTIONS. Trailers are not allowed on the show grounds during show hours (8am to 6pm). If a car or large item is sold that needs to be moved, you must do so after show hours. NO EXCEPTIONS.


$75 per 9' x 18' space (standard parking lot space)
1 space = 1 weekend pass
2 or more spaces = 2 weekend passes
Additional weekend passes can be purchased for $55

Note: If your car corral vehicle or merchandise must remain on a trailer, you will need to purchase additional space to accommodate the trailer. All items must fit within the space purchased. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Women's World

Over 50 craft/family-oriented vendors and merchandise displays are located in a new location this year! We’ve moved to the Main Vendor Building (Center of Progress) next door!

Don't forget to bring home a gift from the Syracuse Nationals!

Please click on the link below to download the form or call 800-753-3978 for more info.

2022 Womens World Vendor Contract

Awards at the Show

During the Syracuse Nationals awards are giving out to show appreciation to the vehicles that make this show the largest car show in the northeast. Awards range from the prestigious Winfield to fun awards hand picked by area reps. Below are a break down of the different awards that are presented at the Syracuse Nationals.


Designers Dozen


Right Coast Fun Awards

We're proud to announce the 2019 Garage Gear Giveaway Winner


By Kenn Peters
Right Coast Inc.

In addition to giving one lucky show visitor a freshly minted ’32 Ford hot rod, the NAPA Auto Parts Syracuse Nationals, sponsored in part by Meguiar's, made another participant extremely happy by picking his name as the winner of the annual Garage Gear Giveaway.

Mike Mastracco, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., who, in the interest of full disclosure, is a long-time volunteer at the annual Syracuse Nationals, won the truck load of power and hand tools, in addition to a professional-grade MAC Tools tool box.

Two days after the show, Mike, who’s an accomplished auto technician, was able to recite almost every tool in the haul. The Garage Gear Giveaway, was on display in the Center of Progress building, throughout the three-day show.

“I have a MAC tool chest, it’s called the Maximizer, a three-eighths inch set of metric and SAE sockets, another set which is quarter-inch drive sockets, six vice grips, a two-and-a-half ton NAPA floor jack, a battery jump pack,” well, you get the idea.

The tools, presented by Right Coast Inc./The Syracuse Nationals, MAC Tools, Saves Auto Body Supply Inc., include more pieces than we can list, an array that Mike said is more than he could have imagined.

To win the Garage Gear Giveaway, or the car, a person had to have had a car registered, and at the show, and his or her name had to be drawn out of a drum. After 12 names were drawn, each contestant was given an ordinary playing card. Through a process of elimination, the field was reduced to two contestants, and those two were automatic winners.

“I never thought I would win the car, and I never knew about the tools,” Mike said.

You never knew about the tools?

“No, I never knew, after all the years I’ve been at the show, I didn’t know about the tools,” he said.

“I kept thinking I’ll tell my wife, you don’t know how close I came to winning a ’32 Ford,” he added.

When it got down to two people on stage, Mike, and Eddie Williams, of Newport News, VA., Mike said, he turned to Williams, held out his hand, and said, “Good luck buddy.”

They were then told the next name called would be the winner of the tools; Mike’s name was called and the rest is history. His tools were delivered to his home and he’s a happy guy.

Mike’s been a volunteer since the 2002 show, and because he’s an expert technician, he volunteered for, and became organizer of the crew that works at the Nationals’ repair garage throughout the show. “I’m not a boss or anything like that, I’m the organizer of the 13 guys who volunteer their time to fix show goers’ cars and trucks that develop issues while they’re here,” he said.

Mike said he’s had most of his tools for years, and he doesn’t own many of the pieces that are part of the Garage Gear Giveaway. He also has two sons who know their way around a vehicle too, so he sees an opportunity for the boys to take some of the equipment Mike will be replacing with new stuff.




Entrant's Free Picnic

Thursday - July 14th, 2022
Oneida Shores Park, Brewerton, NY
11am - 3pm

Located one mile East of Interstate 81. Exit #31 on Bartell Rd.
Just follow the signs!
Only 25 minutes from the Fairgrounds on beautiful Oneida Lake.
Click Here for a map of the area

Admission to park is FREE and so is the food (while supplies last), with your Syracuse Nationals confirmation or show credentials

Sponsored By:


Poker Run

Profits from the Poker Run will be donated to



Thursday July 14th, 2022

Entry fee: $10.00
Registration hours: 8:00AM to 12:00 noon
at the Host Hotel

Ramada Plaza
441 Electronics Parkway Liverpool, NY 13088

Poker run hours: 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Schedule of Stops Available at Registration

Money prizes to be awarded at Sunday's stage event at the Fairgrounds

Best Hand: $100.00
Second & Third Best Hands: $50.00
Winners list to be posted at the SAVES Auto booth Sunday at the fairgrounds


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The Largest Car Show in the Northeast!