Blame it on the midsummer heat but, compared to June and August, July has never been a real busy month in major car show circles. Instead, the theme of July is quality over quantity. Check out a handful of the shows at which the HVA was present, as well as a recap of this year’s Concours d’Elegance of America where the latest addition to the National Historic Vehicle Register made a rare public appearance.
This year’s Chrysler Nationals saw no shortage of great cars, making the choice for our judges all the more difficult. Out of all those present, however, Bob and Sharon Malcolm’s incredibly well preserved 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona edged out the competition as a winner and a car deserving of the FIVA/HVA Preservation Award.
Concours d’Elegance of America
After last year’s fall-like conditions, nearly any even slightly warmer weather would have been a welcome respite. Held again at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan, this year’s Concours d’Elegance of America featured a host of exceptional cars. Of those, an unrestored 1910 Maytag stood out from the crowd and was awarded the FIVA/HVA Preservation award. In addition to this remarkable car, the 1918 Cadillac Type 57 (U.S. 1257X) made its first public debut following the official announcement that it will become the fourth vehicle added to the National Historic Vehicle Register.
Want to see more photographic coverage of this summer’s events? Head on over to the HVA’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date images from events across the country and, while you’re there, feel free to share some of your favorites as well.