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Granite State Nationals Car Show to Feature American Graffiti Reunion

Press Releases - August 8, 2010

The Annual Granite State Nationals car show is gearing up for its eighth season and will feature hundreds of hot rods, custom and muscle cars from eight states and Canada.

This year’s event will feature an American Graffiti Reunion and present the original 1932 yellow Ford coupe from the hit movie. Also appearing at this year’s show will be Paul Le Mat who played the part of John Milner, the coupe’s driver. Candy Clark, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her part in the movie will be in attendance as well.

This year’s event will again be held at Castle in the Clouds; a magnificent 5,000 acre estate located in Moultonborough, New Hampshire on August 13, 14, and 15.

The Castle’s show grounds cover over 30 acres of mowed grass, with spectacular views of Lake Winnipesaukee, to accommodate all cars and vendors.

Having this event in mid-August means warmer weather and the potential for more weekly summer visitors in the Lakes Region.

Anyone who owns a registered car built before 1980 can participate is this year’s event and can register online at

The Nationals offers fun and entertainment for the whole family and a chance to see and hear hundreds of high-horsepower, eye-popping cars and trucks up close.

There will also be a 100-mile Power Cruise from the Lakes Region to the Kancamagus Highway with nearly one hundred cars participating.

Live music by Routes 56, will fill the air with the music of the roots of early rockabilly. Also included are plenty of vendors and live entertainment by Mo the Clown, who always entertains the kids and adults as well. Kids can build model cars and, as always, there will be plenty of food.

Admission to this year’s event is $10 for adults and $5 for children and free for those under age 6. A two-day pass can be purchased for $15. Those wanting more information should contact Jim Cande at 253-4199 or, or visit online at 

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