Hemmings Concours D’Elegance 2019 Report

I first became aware of the Hemmings Motor News Concours D’Elegance a couple of years ago when I wanted to add USA based Classic Car events to the ‘Events’ section of this website.

For some reason it captured my imagination more than the many other Classic Car events held in the U.S. The ‘Super Class’ events of Pebble Beach, Ca. and Amelia Island Fl. (I visited the later in 2015) excluded, of course.

My wife and I have vacationed in the U.S. at least ten times during our married life, first to Florida when the children were young and latterly to the original British Colonies, enjoying Anglo American history.

So, I started envisaging another vacation to the U.S. based upon Lake George, where the Hemmings Concours event has been held in recent years. 

 

Thus we found ourselves in Lake George on the week-end of 13th to !5th September. What a fantastic loaction! No wonder that Lake George is referred to as the “Queen of the American Lakes”.

Saturday, when the ‘Cruise In Spectacular’ * for non concours cars was held, was a little grey, damp and cold in the morning but improved in the afternoon. But the car loving Gods smiled on the Concurs event on Sunday and donated maximum warmth and sunshine, “just the ticket”. Here are some of the photos that I took at the event –

* At the bottom of this page there is a link to the Cruise – In – Spectacular page.

1946 Dirt Track Racer
1928 Dirt Track Sprint Car

Ford Model T Boat Tail Special
1925 Ford Model T Boat Tail Speedster Special

Ford Thunderbird Turbocharged
1957 Ford Daytona Super Thunderbird

1961 MGA Twin Cam
1960 MGA Twin Cam

Jaguar XK120
1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

1960 Jaguar E Type
1960 Jaguar E Type
1954 Talbot Sunbeam Alpine
1953 Sunbeam Talbot Alpine owned by Mr. Max King since the 1960s when it was bought for him, as a second hand car, by his father when he started College.

Delage
1939 Delage D6

1947 Cisitalia 202 Coupe
1947 Cisitalia, MG based, 202 Roadster see link at the bottom of the page (13/05/21) **
1931 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Cabriolet,
1926 Buick 48 Master Six
1926 Buick 48 Master Six

1928 Huppmobile E4 Sedan
1928 Huppmobile E4 Sedan

1936 Rolls Royce 25
1932 Rolls Royce 20/25 with body by Gurney Nutting, England.

Proud to show the flag
Proud to show the flag
1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A
1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A

Tucker
1948 Tucker

Buick
1949 Buick Super Series 50

Hudson
1949 Hudson Commadore Eight Convertible

Cadillac
1949 Studebaker Commander Convertible

Curtis
1949 Kurtis Sport

 

Early Electric Cars

1921 Milburn Light Electric 27L
1921 Milburn Light Electric 27L

1911 Waverky Brougham Electric
1911 Waverly Brougham Electric

 

And finally, the ‘Class Act’ for all Healey fans –

1952 Nash - Healey 'X6' Sports Prototype Le Mans race car
1952 Nash – Healey ‘X6’ Le Mans race car. This car has benefitted from attention by the esteemed Bridgeport CT. based restorers Redstone Restorations.

 

** 1947 Cisitalia, MG based, 202 Roadster – History – https://www.rcnmag.com/fresh-finds/the-burke-petersen-mg-cisitalia-special?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Image&utm_campaign=RCN210512

 

 

 

To see ‘Cruise – In – Spectacular photos click here – 

Nick

 

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