With the arrival of warm summer weather, more and more classic cars have begun making their way out of winter hibernation to again enjoy the sun and the feel of pavement under their tires. Here’s a brief rundown of several notable shows at which the Historic Vehicle Association was in attendance.
Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance
An array of exceptional vehicles made an appearance on the grounds of the Greystone Mansion at this year’s Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance in Beverly Hills, California. Among the notable cars in attendance was this 1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, owned by Dawn Ahrens and David Gooding and the winner of the HVA Award. For the THIS CAR MATTERS award, our judges selected this 1959 Ferrari 250 SWB Bertone, owned by William Heinecke.
Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance
Back East, the Pinehurst Concours saw the THIS CAR MATTERS award going to this 1972 BMW 2002 tii owned by Bruce Hall. This particular car was bought new in 1972 by Mr. Hall’s family and, with 47,000 miles, is in impeccable original condition. The HVA Award went to the 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600SWB owned by J. Roberto Quiroz. Purchased new in Madrid, Spain, the car only recently arrived in the U.S.
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering
Back in California, the HVA/FIVA Preservation Award went to this 1912 Pope H, owned by George and Annabelle Pope. The bike’s current owners are descendants of the Pope family that started the Pope Manufacturing Company in 1876.
[photo: Ned Harvey]
Finally, the month ended with the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in Greenwich, CT. This year’s winner of the HVA’s THIS CAR MATTERS award was Jim Glickenhaus’ 1967 Baja Boot. Winner of the 1969 Baja 1000, this car ran the event 14 years in a row and was at one time owned by Steve McQueen.