Main Street will be packed with cars on Fridays in August and it wont be because they can't find municipal parking. The is working with officials to make classic car cruise nights a tradition in the village.
Up to 200 classic cars will be ushered onto a blockaded Main Street on the car show nights. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Main Street would be closed down from South Front Street to Prospect Street for cars entered into the show.
The department has tentatively set aside two Fridays for a classic car show on Aug. 3 and 24. Farmingdale Fire Department's Keith Ryan said the department hopes their Aug. 24 show will make Main Street a true attraction for attendees of The Barclays Golf Tournament.
"I think it'll be a good thing all around," said Ryan at a recent meeting, adding the department thought it would be an excellent tool in ushering Barclays' customers to Main Street merchants.
The show is free to attend, and a small fee is charged of each car entered into the show. The department said there would be no cost to the village to host the show and would take minimal resources to clean up afterward, as any eating and drinking would stay mostly within restaurants.
"If we have to walk door to door to let everyone know, we'll do it," said Ryan of giving plenty of advance warning of the show.
The Barclays' is expected to draw over 20,000 fans and Farmingdale is Businesses and village departments have joined together in the hopes of drawing the same surge of customers that arrived for the 2009 US Open.
Farmingdale Fire Department is also to the Barclays. The Barclays' PGA FedEx Championship chose Farmingdale Fire Department as a "Ticket Fore Charity" organization, allowing the department to
The Barclays' Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 21 through Aug. 26.