2016 Best of Show1932 Auburn Speedster, People`s Choice Award and Best of Show
I must say Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance is the most prestige car show in Ontario and perhaps in Canada. In 2016 there were vehicles from Vancouver BC to Riverside California and from Florida to Swift Current, Newfoundland and all points in between.
So why is this such an important show?
All the cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats presented must be beyond "mint"condition. A car that just left assembly line would more than likely not place at Concours, because it would be too rough. Not only must the vehicles be spotless, have all correct parts and options, everything must be operational and the history of the vehicle should be documented.
1932 Auburn SpeedsterDay of Excitement, Spectator's and judges are evaluating the vehicles. This 1932 Auburn Speedster was People's Choice and The Best of Show
All cars are inspected by a team of judges, who will evaluate every aspect of the vehicle. After inspection, the judges collaborate and grade vehicles for the best in class or any other honours that are to be considered. In order for the vehicle,(boats excluded), to actually receive the honours, it must be driven under its own power to receive the award.
My personal favourites from 2016 Concours were 1932 Chrysler Imperial CL, whose first owner was Clark Gable, Packard, that was built for Joseph Pulitzer, of the Pulitzer Price fame. Also 1905 Stanley Model F Touring, also known as "Stanley Steamer" It is an unforgettable experience to see to see a steam powered car driving down the road.
You may wonder, why on earth am I writing about a car show in the middle of winter?
The Canadian International Car Show is just around the corner, and Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance is represented there. If you are heading to Toronto show,i urge you to visit the Concours area. As well in September 2017 you really should visit the Concours, I bet you will not be disappointed.
So in 2017 please join me at the 5:th annual Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Kemble, Ontario. It will be inspiring!
1931 Cadillac PhaetonThis Cadillac was selected to receive The Most Elegant Pre War award. It is easy to see why!