If you love classic cars as much as we do, the name Yenko should certainly ring a bell. Back in 1957, a Chevy dealership in Pennsylvania developed an in-house performance shop with famed racecar driver Don Yenko at the helm. Yenko and his crew went on to build many legendary high-performance vehicles, including the iconic 1969 Yenko/SC Camaro pictured above. To honor and commemorate this legacy, Charity Motor Club has put together a unique event on Saturday, July 30th, 2022 at the Saratoga Auto Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York. Classic Industries is proud to sponsor this upcoming event.
You can check out the video above for an overview of the event, or read on for all the key details.
Don Yenko's Muscle Cars at the Museum will tell the story of Don Yenko's life and the cars he created. Attendees will be able to enjoy a VIP reception and live panel, with special guests such as Don's daughter Lynn Yenko and Classic Industries Founder / CEO Jeff Leonard.
Yenko Vehicle Showcase & Car Show
No Yenko event would be complete without a variety of cars on display. Don Yenko's Muscle Cars at the Museum will feature several rare Yenko cars from the 1960s, as well as the modern 1,000+ horsepower 2022 Yenko/SC Camaro built by Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE).
Above: The 2022 Yenko/SC Camaro is one of many high-performance vehicles that will be on display at the Saratoga Auto Museum on July 30th, 2022.
In addition to these Yenko vehicles, the event is also open to modern and classic muscle cars brought by attendees. There's a mandatory pre-registration fee of $30 per car, which includes entrance into the Saratoga Auto Museum as well as a special dash plaque. Trophies in multiple classes will be awarded, so sign up, drive over, and show off your ride!
Car show spectator attendance is $5 per person.
A Special VIP Reception
An optional VIP reception will include catered food, cash bar, live music, and attendance to the live Q&A with the expert panel we mentioned above. Here's a complete list of the VIP panelists:
- • Lynn Yenko, Daughter of Don Yenko
- • Jeff Leonard, Founder / CEO of Classic Industries, OER, GMCI
- • Ginger Baker Rust, 2020 Yenko speed record holder
- • Greg Rager, Muscle Car Review Magazine
- • Bill Rea, Produced 54 Yenko-Wildfire Commemorative vehicles such as the Corvette
- • Mark Gillespie, Author: The Yenko Era
Cost for the VIP reception is $200 paid in advance, $250 paid at the door. This includes a catered meal, and a one-year membership to both the Saratoga Auto Museum and Charity Motor Club. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Charity Motor Club, which donates funds to 12 low-overhead charities in upstate New York.
Pre-Registration is Open Now!
To pre-register for the Don Yenko's Muscle Cars at the Museum car show, go to yenkosmusclecarsatthemuseum.com.
Saturday July 30, 2022
9am - 5pm
Saratoga Auto Museum. 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
- • Car Registration Cost: $30
- • Spectator Cost: $5
- • VIP Live Panel Show Cost: $200 in advance, $250 at the door