Vintage Bugatti’s spotted in Long Lake, NY

September in the Adirondacks is the best time to explore. There are no bugs, it is still relatively warm (with a few frost warnings sprinkled here and there) and the developing fall foliage makes any drive more pleasurable. The roads are quieter, the restaurants are open, the stores aren’t crowded and the scenery is just as pleasing if not more so with the backdrop of the colors.

Today a group of Vintage Bugatti’s traveled through town. Messages came in from friends from other areas via FB photos, “wow, check out these amazing vintage cars! They are heading north, be on the look out.” Sure enough after being notified through the modern world of email, Facebook and other social measures, the LL Parks and Rec staff kept our eyes peeled out our office windows just waiting to see what all the fuss is about.

Bugatti rounds the corner by Hoss's in Long Lake NY on NYS Route 30.

Bugatti rounds the corner by Hoss’s in Long Lake NY on NYS Route 30.

“Um, what’s a Bugatti? Is it a watch?” Someone asked… “really? no.” So I googled it. Why not? What is the Bugatti after all?

Wikipedia reports: “Automobiles Ettore Bugatti was a French car manufacturer of high-performance automobiles, founded in 1909 in the then German city of Molsheim, Alsace by Italian-born Ettore Bugatti. Bugatti cars were known for their design beauty (Ettore Bugatti was from a family of artists and considered himself to be both an artist and constructor) and for their many race victories. Famous Bugattis include the Type 35 Grand Prix cars, the Type 41 “Royale”, the Type 57 “Atlantic” and the Type 55 sports car.”

NYS Route 30 is a stop on the Adirondack Trail, part of the Adirondack Scenic Byway.

NYS Route 30 is a stop on the Adirondack Trail, part of the Adirondack Scenic Byway.

Comments from the roadside crowd, wondering what all the fuss was about could be heard, “wow, that steering wheel is on the wrong side.” “What is making that racket?” as the cars revved and honked to enthusiastic passers by.

Even though they didn’t stop and park for a prime photo op when we were out there, many of the cars slowed down so we could catch a photo.

It’s a great weekend in Long Lake and one never knows what you’ll see.

Upcoming this weekend:

Antiques Weekend at the Adirondack Museum, in Blue Mountain Lake and in Indian Lake
Long Boat Regatta and 1911 Old Town War Canoe Dedication at the Long Lake Town Beach, Saturday, September 20th at 10:45am.

Foliage Report:

Developing. Swamp maples are red, and others are starting to pick up the pace.

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