Monday, October 24, 2016

Preservation Class at Dayton

This year's Dayton Concours d'Elegance had a special class for cars that have not been restored. This Preservation Class isn't about barn finds but rather cars that have been taken care of their entire lives. While this was a small class, it did include some amazing cars such as a 1936 Packard Dietrich 1208, a 1918 Buick E-49, and a 1952 Mercedes Benz 170V.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Racers at Dayton

How about we close out the week with some race cars. The Racing Class at this year's Dayton Concours d'Elegance was very strong. Included in this year's group was a 1981 All American Racers Eagles Cosworth which was the first of Dan Gurney's Eagle Indy cars, a 1965 Griffith Series 200, a 1999 Panoz Esparante GTRA, a 1969 Ford Torino raced by Cale Yarborough, a 1989 Corvette Challenger car which is one of 30 raced in that year's challenge series, a 1956 Kurtis Indy Roadster raced by Merrell Bellanger, and a 1951 Packard 200 Deluxe Club Sedan.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pick-Ups at Dayton

The Dayton Concours d'Elegance has a number of classes that other concours events many not. One of those is a small but impressive Pick-Up Class for trucks through 1980. This year's class included a 1959 Chevrolet El Camino, a 1979 Chevy Silverado C-10, and a 1967 Chevy pick-up.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Driving Into a Battery Powered Future

I was sent this infograph as a submission to the blog. It is all about projections of electric cars and then takes a look at some specific cars looming in the future. Is this what we are all looking at in the future? And how will it affect the hobby? Feel free to leave a message on the blog or drop me an email at

Contemporary Sports Cars at Dayton

The definition of contemporary, especially in the classic car hobby, can vary by any number of years. For the Contemporary Sports Car Class at the Dayton Concours d'Elegance it means cars built between 1964 and 1980. This year's class included a 1972 Porsche 914 1.7, a 1972 Alfa Romeo GTA, a 1974 Porsche 911 Targa, a 1970 Porsche 911 E Euro Targa, a 1979 Chevrolet Corvette, a 1967 Chevy Corvette, a 1968 Porsche 911 L, a 1972 Lotus Elan S4, a 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8, a 1964 Porsche 356 SC, and a 1967 Jaguar E Type coupe.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sports Classics at Dayton

This year's Dayton Concours d'Elegance, held at and benefiting Carillon Historic Park, brought together a wonderful collection of cars for the different classes. The Classic Sports Cars Through 1963 class was very strong indeed, showing a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette, a 1954 Siata Vignal coupe with a racing pedigree, a 1948 MG TC, a 1955 Sunbeam Alpine, a 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Normale, a 1956 Austin Healey 100 M, a 1962 Jaguar E Type coupe, a 1962 Daimler SP 250, a 1955 Corvette, and a 1962 Triumph TR 4.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Foreign Collectors at Dayton

I have to admit that I have a soft spot for a Foreign Collector Class and the folks at this year's Dayton Concours d'Elegance provided an excellent collection of overseas classics turned out between 1946 and 1980. Included in this class was a beautiful 1952 Mercedes Benz 220 Cabriolet B, a rare 1965 Toyota Publica convertible, a stunning 1948 Triumph 1800 Roadster, a 1976 Mercedes Benz 450 SEL that brought back lots of memories, a unique 1973 Reliant Regal 3-30 from the British Transportation Museum, and a classic 1958 Mercedes Benz 190 Sedan.