Concours de Motor City
For its 30th anniversary, the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance is revving things up with Stock Cars and Gassers from the 1960's! A unique collection of significant cars from the early years of Drag Racing will be showcased on the show field, including:
1965 Comet - Dyno Don Nicholson's Car
1963 Ford - The Bob Ford Car
1969 Cuda - Ray Mancini's Race Car
1965 Plymouth - Roger Lindamood's "Color Me Gone"
1933 Willys - Prock and Howell - F Troupe
1933 Willys - Virgil Cates Car
1948 Packard - "The Flintstone Flyer"
1951 Anglia - Kohler Bros - "King Kong"
1937 Willys - S&S Racing Team
In addition, the Concours will feature a selection of cars from "The Best of Detroit", Packard V-12's, Rolls Royce Phantoms, Exotic Italian Cars, Swoopy Coupes, British Twins - Motorcycles, Fins and Chrome: Convertibles of 1959, and a gathering of cars from the Brass and Horseless Carriage era.
Around the world in a Hupmobile:
On loan from the Crawford Museum in Ohio for display at the 2009 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, this Detroit-built 1911 Hupmobile was piloted by three American adventurers on an around-the-world journey of epic proportions from late 1910 to 1912. The amazing adventure is chronicled in the book Three Men in a Hupp by James A. Ward.
Today, although missing its hood and lights - taken years ago by souvenir seekers, the car remains completely original except for tires and a radiator hose. The only repair on the trip was for a snapped axle in Japan that was performed in a pottery shop.
The Sirens of Chrome: The Enduring Allure of Auto Show Models
Author Margery Krevsky, will be autographing copies of her new book on Sunday, August 2 at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance. The Sirens of Chrome book celebrates the role played by auto show models to foster our enduring love affair with the automobile.
Models wearing vintage auto show clothing highlighted in the book, including the stunning "Chrome Girl", will be featured at this year's Mode du Concours and throughout the entire Concours weekend.
2009 Poster Artist
Posters have been created to commemorate the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance since the event's inception in 1979 and have evolved over the years into prized works of art. Following in this tradition, U.K. artist Gary Whinn has been commissioned to create the Concours' 30th Anniversary commemorative poster. It will be officially unveiled on Tuesday, July 28 at Meadow Brook Hall and available for purchase during the Concours weekend.