Galaxy Media Buys "Syracuse Nationals" Show

May 8, 2023 by

SYRACUSE - The events arm of local radio station operator Galaxy Media has purchased the Syracuse Nationals car show.

The official press release follows:


May 2, 2023

For more information contact:

Carrie Wojtaszek


Syracuse-Based Media Company, Galaxy Media Partners, Purchases Syracuse Nationals, the Largest Car Show in the Northeast

Syracuse, NY – Galaxy Media Partners, in partnership with Syracuse based Paradise Companies, has purchased the Syracuse Nationals. Each year, thousands of car enthusiasts from around the country flock to the Nationals, which is the largest car show in the Northeast. Galaxy Media has been a long-term promotional partner of the event. Galaxy will uphold the traditions and culture of the Syracuse Nationals while continuing to elevate this beloved event.

Ed Levine, President and CEO of Galaxy Media Partners, said, “I've admired the Nationals from afar for over a decade. We're quite familiar with purchasing and partnering with legacy events, as that is how we became involved with both Taste of Syracuse and Lights on the Lake. I’m proud of the work that we’ve done in enhancing both of those civic treasures and we intend to treat this latest jewel with all the respect and attention that it deserves”.

Galaxy Media Partners, which is also headquartered in Syracuse, owns 13 radio stations and stages numerous events in the area. This includes Taste of Syracuse, Lights on the Lake, Wine and Chocolate Festivals and the Spooktacular Stroll.

Rob O’Connor, who owns Right Coast Inc. and whose father was the founder of the Syracuse Nationals, said, “My dad's dream of bringing his car friends together 22 years ago has grown into one of the largest car shows in the country. A drag racer from the Sixties, his passion for cars and entrepreneurial spirit drove him to start the Syracuse Nationals. He never imagined the event would bring so many people together who share his passion. It was also important for him to give back, and I’m proud to say the Syracuse Nationals has contributed over $1.75M to local charities and is responsible for over $250M in economic impact in Central New York. As the Syracuse Nationals turns the page to a new chapter, I’m excited for the future because Paradise Galaxy holds the same values as my family. I look forward to working with them to continue my father’s legacy for many, many years to come."

Mr. O’Connor and his wife, Kaylie, will be staying on with Paradise Galaxy as consultants.

The 2023 Napa Syracuse Nationals presented by the Maguire Family of Dealerships will be held July 14th-16th at the NYS Fairgrounds. Additional information regarding this year’s lineup and ticket information will be released later this month.

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