Hemmings Sports & Exotics Car Show, Saratoga Springs – 2010

hemmings-car-show-saratogaSaturday August 7, 2010 brought the return of the Hemmings staff to Saratoga Springs, New York for the annual Hemmings Sports & Exotics Car Show. BMW cars were the featured marque and there was a wonderful showing of all types of Bimmers from 2002′s to 6-Series “sharks” and even a Hennarot M1.

The weather on this day was spectacular with light music filtering through the warm summer breezes and bright sun shining over head. The Saratoga Automobile Museum Popcorn truck was sharing it’s wonderful kettle corn and the local Lion’s club opened up a concession stand for attendees to fill up on grilled goodies. What more could one ask for than a beautiful day with sunny skies and a lineup of well cared for sports and collector cars on display?

The car turnout was comprised of well over 150 sports and collector cars ranging from early Model T’s up to modern sports cars through model year 1988. There was a strong showing of classic post-war British sports cars including Jaguars and MG’s. In this area we though the Jaguar XK 140 stole the show!

Following are some of the BMW cars that came to the show along with other marques from around the world. A couple of of the great highlights in the BMW corral were Roy’s 1985 BMW Alpina B7, the BMW 3.0 CSi Coupe with M5 engine transplant, the M1 and Chris’ mint condition BMW 2002 tii Turbo.


1985 Alpina B7 Turbo:
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1973 BMW 2002 Tii Turbo:
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BMW 3.0 CSI with Korman Conversion to M5 Engine:
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1980 BMW M1:
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1959 Lotus Elite S1:
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Jaguar Racing and Touring Heritage (XK 120′s and 140′s):
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1952 MG TD:
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1962 Daimler SP 250:
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1960 Triumph TR3:
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The show continues to be held on the lawn next to the museum and in front of the reflecting pool so the venue is quite scenic and worth the ride alone.  And, as usual, the Hemmings staff does such a great job putting on this show and making everyone feel so welcome.   Congrats to them!  We look forward to next year’s show.

Stay tuned for a separate follow-up post about the great Porsche’s that were at the show too.


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One Response to “Hemmings Sports & Exotics Car Show, Saratoga Springs – 2010”

  1. Edward Matthews Says:

    Very good run down. Daimler SP 250 looks like the Tiger that EJ owes me forever – my 1/3 cut of all future cars.