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After reading previous posts by Autosaurus and Steven S. Brooks about the Glenmoor Gathering, I checked out the show's website (www.glenmoorgathering.com) and found many more exciting things that will be on displayincluding this fully operable 4-cylinder internal combustion engine! According to the website, this working scale gasoline engine was built by George Britnell and is made entirely from bar stock, aluminum, brass and iron with a bore of .750 and stroke .875. The engine is said to idle at 1,500 rpm!
Those guys at the Glenmoor Gathering have done it again! I just learned from someone who works on the show committee that they will have an unbelievable group of 1934 Ford vintage hot rods. These are the ones built in the early 50's, in the early days of the hobby. These are the cars that were pictured in Hot Rod magazine and the other great mags of the day. They will have the 1934 Ford Pierson Brothers coupe, the 1934 Ford So-Cal Speed Shop coupe, the 1934 Ford Mooneyham & Sharp coupe (now owned by Big Daddy Don Garlits), the 1934 Ford Golden Nugget, the 1934 Ford Arnett/Granatelli coupe and four or five more! What a group of cars! These cars are the real dealthe ones I saw in the magazines in the 50's and 60's. I called the Glenmoor Gathering office to check this out and it's true! Those car will be there on Sunday, Sept. 20!
A popular new addition to last year's Glenmoor Gathering was the World Class Performance Cars class. This group consisted of contemporary supercars from manufacturers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, Saleen and others.
Due to the great interest shown in these cars, it has been announced that the World Class Performance Cars will again be a class at this year's event, which will be held on Sunday, Spetember 20.
In past posts, I have written about the lack of interest in the collector automobiles from young generations and how essential it is to get youth involved and passionate about the industry. I recently found out about a company that gets it when it comes to youth initiatives Hagerty Classic Insurance, the nation's leading collector automobile insurance company based in Traverse City, Michigan, has started a Youth Judging programand the event is coming to Northeast Ohio on September 20th during the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles in Canton!
The Youth Judging program is a perfect opportunity for youth to get up-close-and-personal with world-class collector automobiles, learn how to judge them, and even meet the owners. Hagerty provides all necessary items for the event including an official Youth Judging shirt, cap, and clipboardall the parents have to do is sign their child up before the event and get them to the show!
If you're like me, you've watched the big Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions on TV and wondered why we don't have events like that closer to home. The fact is that, up until very recently, collector car auctions were illegal in the state Ohio.
Bob Lichty, president of Classic Motorcar Auctions in Canton, worked with his state legislators and recently had the laws changed to formally allow these types of events in Ohio. As a result, the first auction of it's kind will be held at the John S. Knight Center in Akron on August 29-30.
The 2009 edition of Monterey weekend, the multi-event Mecca of many car collectors culminating in the Pebble Beach Concours, is now officially history. Despite the worldwide economic crunch, it was an amazing gathering of the world's greatest automobiles both old and new.
The 30th Annual Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance was held this past weekend in Rochester, Michigan. With beautiful weather and an astonishing display of over 200 automobiles, spectators strolled through the gate and around the grounds of Meadowbrook Hall all day.