Thursday, 09 June 2022 16:23

Car Show Returns Loaded with Extras

By Megin Potter | Neighborhood Buzz

Burnt Hills — On Saturday, June 25, Burnt Hills is again hosting a car show presented by the Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates.

“Cruise-In for Colitis” will be held at the Burnt Hills Professional Park (the Saratoga Schenectady Endoscopy Center’s parking lot) and will feature vendors, food, and fun for the whole family. 

History in Motion

During their 2019 show, 150+ car owners had their prized possessions on display. 

The show is a chance for them to share their stories with other car buffs, while also fostering their passion in those new to the hobby. 

The classic cars are extraordinary examples of craftsmanship belonging to a previous age—one that many people remember fondly. They have been preserved to pass on a piece of history to the next generation. 

William Gusten, MD caught the classic car bug from his dad, Willie, a German-born gearhead, and is passing it down to his daughter, Christina, 11. 

“You’re bringing back history, and that’s the most important thing,” said William.

Let Freedom Reign

Classic cars were built at a time when designers had more freedom to experiment with shape and style - unconstrained by today’s strict safety laws and modern manufacturing practices.

Each car is an individual, with custom features that shows off their owner’s personality and approach. Many have accompanied their owners during life’s major events, making each detail a precious physical record chronicling triumphs and heartbreaks while adding to the car’s character.

You don’t have to be a car lover or a history buff to appreciate the engineering, design, and story behind how these cars came to be. 

Cruising through the rows, you can easily observe a timeline of advancements in automobile technology, and how, with the care and attention of their owners, these vehicles have withstood the passage of time. 

Fun for Everyone

At the show, the family can also enjoy many new activities this year including: face painting, mini-golf, the Saratoga Children’s Museum exhibit, and the fire engines on-site to explore. 

Porsche Club of America and New Country Porsche will also be on hand. 

“There’s a little something for everybody. It’s an event that’s meant to bring people together,” said William. 

The car show fundraiser is organized by Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates with many thanks to Danielle Ryan RN and the volunteers who graciously devoted time and energy to this truly worthy cause. All proceeds from the event benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

“Healthy people are happy people,” added William.

The Cruise-In for Colitis, will be held on Sat., June 25, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 1 Wellness Drive, Burnt Hills. It’s free to the public. There’s a $10 fee for cars entering the show. 

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find them on Facebook @Saratoga SchenectadyGastroAssociates

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