Monday, June 22, 2015

Antiques at Ault Park

I'm going to start my coverage of the 38th Annual Ault Park Concours d'Elegance off with the oldest cars on the law, the Antiques Class. As always Fred Smith and his selection committee did a great job of putting together a fantastic array of cars for this year's show. That included a 1910 Oakland "30" Model 24 Runabout. It is believed that there are fewer than 20 of these cars in existence.

Also part of this class was a 1913 Renault Type DM/Touring which won Best in Class. This unique design had the radiator located behind the engine. In addition there was a 1913 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Tourer which won the Diamond Jubilee Rally in Austria in 1973, a 1924 REO Speedwagon (bet you didn't know where the band got its name) Obenchain/Boyer Fire Engine, one of only three surviving 1923 Kissel Model 6-45 Gold Bug Speedsters, a 1922 Hayes 75 Tourister which is also one of only three known to exist, a 1922 Marmon Model 34 B 4 Passenger Speedster which was the fasted car in the US at the time, and a 1920 Paige 6-42 Sedan.

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