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Meadowbrook Concours a Success

By Classiccargal Published: August 5, 2009

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.

In celebration of the concours' 30th year, the main feature was €œCars of Detroit.€ Other features included €œSwoopy Coupes,€ €œThe Early Years of Drag Racing,€ and €œFins and Chrome: The Convertibles of 1959.€ The Crawford Automotive & Aviation Museum of Cleveland also took part in this extravagant event with their 1911 Hupmobile, which is noted to have travelled 48,600 miles around the world in 1911. Nearly 20 other automobiles represented Ohio€”coming from all areas of the state.

Earning the Best of Show-Foreign was a beautiful 1939 Delahaye 165 Cabriolet of the Peter Mullin Foundation and Best of Show-Domestic was a 1934 Packard V-12 Sport Phaeton by Deitrich owned by Ray Scherr. Among the fabulous display of foreign and domestic classics were names such as Hispano-Suiza, Duesenberg, Isotta-Fraschini, Talbot-Lago, Packard, and Rolls-Royce.  

Of all the jaw-dropping, heart-melting automobiles on display, I would have to say my favorite was the 1906 National E 7-Passenger tourer.

Did any of you attend the Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance? What were your thoughts of the show and what was your favorite automobile?



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