8,000 classic cars are expected at the Syracuse Nationals this weekend and the lucky ones get to keep their incredible restoration work in the shade. Nationals staff have been preparing for a hot weekend and will have extra water available at the state fairgrounds.
Several massive portable air conditions were brought into the horticulture building. 60 airbrush and pinstripe artists will be auctioning off custom artwork to benefit the Ronald McDonald house. Auction organizer Artie Schilling the AC in his building will bring in a larger crowd for the artwork and demonstrations.
"The cars you are going to see here this weekend, many of them do not come out. Many of them are museum pieces, some are privately owned," said Schilling.
The Syracuse Nationals is one of the largest car shows on the east coast and expect 80,000 spectators this weekend. New this year - drivers can test out their ride an autocross track. Instructor Cheryl Herrick says racers will need to prepare before they put on the helmet.
"Hydration, hydration, hydration. that's what people need to know. just drink tons of water out here," said Herrick.
The Syracuse Nationals runs through Sunday. Organizers are hoping Saturday will be cooler for the massive crowds expected at the state fairgrounds.