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Antique and Classic Car Show to display rare Playboy Cars, built in Buffalo

The parking lot of the Buffalo History Museum is the perfect spot for an antique and classic car show. With the backdrop of the museum, situated on Elmwood, and the close proximity to Hertel, it’s as easy as hopping on a bike, hitting a bike trail, and arriving to see some of the coolest cars in the region.

Along with the antiques and the classics, the show will also feature a couple of auto oddities. The Buffalo Fire Historical Museum will be on hand to display its 1928 pumper, which was made locally by Buffalo Fire Appliance. Fans of 80s TV shows will gleefully rejoice in encountering a replica of KITT – the car from Knight Rider. There will also be at least three totally obscure Playboy cars (circa 1940s) on display, which, it just so happens, were built in Buffalo. According to the History Museum, “A total of 91 Playboy cars were made; there are only 31 left and not all are complete cars.”

“The Playboy name was suggested by a friend whose mother had worked at the then defunct Playboy Motor Car Company…”   – Signed Hugh M. Hefner

*The lead photo is from There are a ton of historic images on the site. This one, coincidentally, features the Buffalo Historic Museum in the background.

Antique and Classic Car Show
Prizes and trophies awarded to cars of distinction in varying categories, special drawings, DJ music, and more! Free Museum admission
Sunday, August 2, 2015 | 12- 4pm

Plus! Pan Am Walking Tour 1-2 pm | Take a walking tour of the Pan American grounds with one of our trained docents.
See the fair in a new light! $10. Pre-registration required. Call 716-873-9644 | A map with historic photos is included.

The Buffalo History Museum | 1 Museum Court | Buffalo NY | 716-873-9644 | |


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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