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Wednesday, 31 July, 2013 10:31 AM

Concours d'Elegance draws thousands of car enthusiasts to Plymouth, Mich.

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A 1903 Michigan Model A Runabout at The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Mich.

 

by Gloria Rzucidlo
gloria1025@yahoo.com

 

 

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PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- The Concours d'Elegance of America was held at the Inn at St. John's on Sunday, July 28, 2013. The show featured "invitation only" world class vehicles showcased on the grounds of this magnificent facility.

This year's event included a tribute for London to Brighton, Auburn/Cords, electric cars: past, present and future, Jet Age vehicles, 50th Anniversary of the 1963 split-window Corvette, 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911, Vintage NASCAR stock cars, Detroit Iron: including early Lincolns, Cadillacs, Chrysler and Packards and Indianapolis Iron including Duesenbergs, Stutz and Marmon cars.

As always there are the traditional classics such as the gas light, Jazz age, American popular and classic, European and American pre-war and post-war, sports cars, muscle cars and super cars. There are so many classes that i liked but if I had to choose a favorite class, it would be the Jet Age, because i like the cars with the familiar fins. I also liked the Lamborghini and Maserati in the European sports class.

Some of my favorite cars were the 1939 Bugatti, the 1931 maroon/beige Cord and the yellow 1931 Duesenberg Model J.

The Best in Show American Car went to the 1933 Chrysler Imperial Dual Cowl Phaeton.

In 2013, the Concours d'Elegance paid tribute to the cars that were in the movie "The Great Race." In the film, the race began at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif. and drove all the way to their final destination, Indianapolis. Back in the day, these pre-war cars were not built to travel our modern interstates, so they planned scenic routes instead. The motion picture starred Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood and was directed by Blake Edwards. It is a classic slapstick comedy if there ever was one. The Hannibal 8 and the 1964 Leslie Special were on display today.

In addition to the cars were Giclee photographs, which are reproductions made from original art and an invitational art exhibit tent.

A 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton sold for $682,000 and was the top-selling vehicle the RM Auction on Saturday. Other top sellers include a 1932 Packard Individual Custom Eight Convertible Victoria for $374,000, a 1932 Packard Twin Six Sport Phaeton for $330,000 and a 1933 Marmon Sixteen Five-Passenger Sedan for $330,000. Rounding out the top five, a 1934 Lincoln Model KB Convertible Sedan went for $275,000. The RM Auction was also held at The Inn at St. John's in conjunction with the Concours d'Elegance of America.

We loved the show of prestigious collector cars and look forward to going again next year.

For more information about the Concours d'Elegance of America, call 248-643-8645 or visit www.concoursusa.org.

Related Stories: AUTOPALOOZA: Concours d'Elegance returns to Plymouth this weekend; Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, Eastpointe Gratiot Cruise to kick off Autopalooza 2013; PHOTOS: 2012 Concours D'Elegance classic car show at The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, MI; PHOTOS: 2012 Concours D'Elegance: RM Vintage Motor Car Auction at The Inn at St. John's

 

 

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1957 Mercedes 300 SL

 

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1934 Ford Indy Car Roadster

 

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1917 Peerless Speedster

 

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1917 Miller Golden Submarine (replica)

 

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