With the snow and temperatures still falling across much of the country, the New Year kicked off the auto show season into high gear with a concours in the desert and a massive auto show in the heart of the Capital City.
Beltway Buick, Cadillac and More
Returning to the Washington Auto Show, the HVA display featured the GM Futurliner No. 10. During the event, it was announced the Futurliner No. 10 would be added to the National Historic Vehicle Register, becoming the first truck on the Register and sixth vehicle overall.
Along with the Futurliner, the display featured a 1953 Cadillac LeMans and the 1954 Buick Wildcat II. Quite a trio, throughout the course of the show they drew thousands of awe-struck onlookers who marveled at their futuristic designs, each of which stood in stark contrast to the new models on display throughout the convention center.
Arizona’s Other Super Show
Out in Arizona, the 2nd annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance was held at the Arizona Biltmore in Scottsdale, Arizona. The HVA was on hand to present a pair of awards, the first going to this 1949 Crosley Hot Shot once owned by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and currently residing in the collection of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. The 1937 AC 16/80 “Ace” Roadster, owned by David and Rochelle Buice of Dallas, TX, was also recognized with an HVA award.
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