Events Recap

While the big focus for us here at the Historic Vehicle Association is next month’s Third Annual Cars at the Capital in Washington, D.C, we still managed to take in some of the exceptional cars on display at this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida. Check out our report as well as a recap of last year’s Cars at the Capital if, for some reason, you’re questioning whether or not you should attend.

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Photo courtesy of Deremer Studios

Photo courtesy of Deremer Studios

Despite this year’s main event being moved from Sunday to Saturday due to the threat of rain, the pace of the weekend’s festivities seemed all the more manageable. As always, Bill Warner and company managed to assemble an incredible collection of vehicles for what has become the perfect kickoff for the concours season. Taking home the HVA/FIVA Preservation Award was a 1932 Stutz DV-32 owned by Stephen and Susan Babinsky – Lebanon, NJ while a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette SS owned by John and Gina Baldwin – Malabar, FL was awarded the National Automotive Heritage Award. Meanwhile, Best in Show-Concours de Sport went to this 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider (at left) and Best in Show, Concours d’Elegance to this 1935 Duesenberg Dual Cowl Phaeton.

photo credit: Hagerty

Cars at the Capital

It’s almost here—the Third Annual Cars at the Capital in Washington D.C. This year’s expanded three-week event will feature a trio of iconic custom and modified vehicles, each with its own integral role in not only automotive history but modern car culture, as well. In case you missed last year’s event had to offer, we’ve put together a video recap to give you an idea of what’s in store for this year. We look forward to seeing you on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.!

 

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