Motorama at Meadow Brook
Automotive history will be made once again as the Concours hosts four, one-of-a-kind, concept cars from the collection of renown auto archeologist, Joe Bortz. On Sunday, July 25th, Concours participants will have the uniquely rare opportunity to view the 1953 Pontiac Parisienne, the 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special, the 1953 Buick Wildcat, and the 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne.
Bortz, owner of the largest private collection of "dream cars", has spent many years rescuing pieces of automotive history by digging through scrap yards, following leads, and never giving up. These historical treasures have rarely been seen together in over 50 years and were some of the most popular spectacles at the General Motors' Motorama Auto Shows during the 1950s.
Don't miss out on the chance to see these spectacular 1950's GM Motorama cars together for possibly the last time!
Drag Racing Detroit Style
For the second consecutive year, drag cars will be showcased at the Concours, a unique element for an event usually known for pre- and post-war cars. The greatest display of Drag Racing A/FX cars ever assembled will be gathered on the Meadow Brook show field, paying tribute to legendary racers and the cars they raced. Some of the featured cars that forever altered the landscape of drag racing were those driven by "Dandy" Dick Landy, Gas Rhonda, Al Eckstrand, Dave Strickler, Bud Faubel, and Ronnie Sox.
1963 Chevy Impala - Old Reliable
1965 Plymouth - Sox and Martin "Paper Tiger Too"
1965 Plymouth - Golden Commando
1965 Plymouth - Bud Faubel
1964 Dodge - Dick Landy (one of the first altered wheelbase cars)
1966 Ford Mustang - Gas Rhonda
1962 Chevy - "Old Reliable"
1965 Dodge - Dick Landy
2010 'Concours d'Elegance of America' Poster Art and artist revealed
The Concours organizers are proud to announce the release of its 2010 'Concours d'Elegance of America' Poster Art, painted by artist Gerald Freeman. His oil and acrylic paintings are mostly historical in context and Freeman uses them to inspire a feeling of being present in the moment. He holds fond memories of so many of the cars that are now classics, including his very own first 1930's car. At 75 years of age, he is honored to have painted the poster art, which reflects on the Concours' rich history.
In his own words, Gerald Freeman explains, "Of course I am thrilled to be doing the poster art for the 2010 Concours. I tried to take a different point of view of the house than in past works. This shows the beauty of the garden and the light flowing through the trees. I hope people enjoy viewing it as much as I did painting it."
Participants will be able to take part in an auction for the sale of the 2010 'Concours d'Elegance of America' original artwork during the Saturday night Gala Dinner.
Concours Tickets Now Available
Tickets are now available for purchase directly from the Concours website at www.meadowbrookconcours.org. Show day general admission is $25.
New this year, VIP Tickets are available for $125 and include show day admission, VIP parking, lunch in the Christopher Wren Dining Room at Meadow Brook Hall, a souvenir program book, a 2010 poster, and admission to the VIP Viewing Tent.
Weekend events and ticket prices are as follows:
Friday, July 23rd
Welcome Reception & RM Auction Preview - $50
Motoring Tour - $100 for each car and driver, and an additional $35 per passenger
Exclusive VIP Tour of the GM Tech Center - $85 including lunch
Saturday, July 24th
RM's 'Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook' auction - $80 for official catalog, which admits two
Gala Dinner at the GM Heritage Center - $150 per person
Sunday, July 25th - 2010 Concours d'Elegance of America at Meadow Brook
General Admission - $25.00
VIP Admission - $125.00
Student Admission - $15.00