Published DateLACONIA — A collection of vintage race cars, classic sports cars, and rare sports memorabilia from notable collectors in the Lakes Region will be showcased in "Game On!" this year's exhibit in the Belknap Mill's Private Collections' Event.
This year's the Private Collections' Event, presented by Eptam Plastics, will be and held at the Lake Opechee Inn & Conference Center.
The event starts with a warm-up cocktail and hors d'oeuvre reception sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire. The reception area will be decorated as an all-American "sports bar," including big-screen TVs, sports memorabilia, and a collection of vintage and classic sports cars. Cars featured include a fully restored 1962 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster and a 1963 Studebaker Avanti.
Pre-game activities continue with a tailgate-style dinner. Menu items included beef short ribs, grilled chicken, BBQ
pork ribs, along with picnic salads and all the trimmings.
The conference center's Sunapee Room, which will be transformed into a NASCAR speedway. This area, complete with a 360-degree racetrack stadium backdrop, will have guests in the middle of all the action. Circling the room will be a prized collection of vintage race cars. Highlighting this collection are the 1940, #75 Langley Championship Offy, driven by
Norm Houser and the 1954, #55 Sam Traylor Offy 220 Sprint Car.
There will be a sports trivia contest, and a live auction, followed by dancing to the music of Annie & the Orphans. Guests are encouraged to wear their team's colors, jersey, sports T-shirt or hat.
Contributing sponsors include AutoServ Dealerships; Cantin Chevrolet; Happy Jack's Pipe & Tobacco Shop; the Laconia Daily Sun; Lake Opechee Inn & Spa; Marine Properties, LLC; Melcher & Prescott Insurance; Meredith Village Savings Bank; Profile
Automotive Group; Paugus Bay Marina; Stone Gate Winery; and WEEKS Commercial.
Proceeds from the event help support educational programming and the historic preservation of the Belknap Mill. Those who want to purchase tickets or obtain more information can contact the Belknap Mill at (603) 524-8813 or visit www.belknapmill.org.