Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ault Park's Foreign Collector Class

As is always the case, this year's 39th Annual Ault Park Concours d'Elegance sported a very impressive collection of Foreign Collector cars. Among the vehicles on display was this beautiful 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2. A 1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe, a 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon, a 1960 Vespa 400 Coupe, a 1966 Lotus Corina Mk 1, a 1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III, a very unique 1965 Amphicar 770 Cabriolet, and a ribbon winning 1967 Fiat Dino Coupe belonging to my friend, Pete, were also on display.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ford GT Celebrates At the Ault Park Concours

Fifty years ago Ford recorded an unprecedented 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This capped a sort of revenge between the Detroit auto maker and Ferrari. The short version of the story is that Enzo Ferrari backed out of a deal at the last minute that would have seen Ford take over the venerable Italian firm. When the deal fell through, Ford vowed to beat Ferrari at their own game, racing.

Enter the Ford GT 40. The car was built with one purpose in mind, to win races in Europe. And win they did. For the 39th Annual Ault Park Concours d'Elegance the historic feat of 50 years ago was celebrated with a collection of these cars. Included in the group was the car seen at the top, a 1966 SAFIR Series V which was one of only 40 ever built.

Ford rebranded the name plate and released new GT 40s beginning in 2005. Shown above is a 2006 model. Also being shown was a 1966 Mark II-B, another 2006 which was one of five raced by the Doran Race Team, and a 1966 SU Performance Mark II-A.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

More Ferraris At Ault Park

Ferrari was the featured marque at this year's 39th Annual Ault Park Concours d'Elegance. Here are some more of the fine examples that were on display. Among the cars on the lawn was this extremely rare 1967 275 GTB/4 S. This is one of 10 especially built spiders for the North American Racing Team.
Also on display was a 1990 Testarossa, a 1984 512 BBi, a 1991 348 TS, a 1974 Dino 246 GTS, a 1978 308 GTB, a 1989 328 GTS, and a 1962 250 GTO that finished seventh at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Ferraris At Ault Park

For the 39th Annual Ault Park Concours d'Elegance, Ferrari was the featured marque. Today and tomorrow I'm going to be posting pictures of some of the amazing Ferraris that were on display, including this 1958 250 GT Drogo Coupe.

Also on display was this 1967 275 GTB/4, one of only 280 ever produced. There was a 1971 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe which, at the time, was the fastest production car in the world. This 1972 model was one of only 505 365 GTC/4s ever produced. Even rarer is this 1966 275 GTS, one of only 200 ever built. European Motors converted only 25 365 GT Daytonas into spiders; this is one of them. Here is a 1971 365 GTB/4 Daytona and a 1967 330 GTS Spider which was number 90 of 99.

Friday, June 24, 2016

American Collectors At Ault Park

As is generally the case, the American Collector section of the 39th Annual Ault Park Concours d'Elegance was filled with amazing automobiles. One such example was this 1953 Buick Woody Wagon.

Also on display was this 1946 Chevrolet Stylemaster Business Coupe. In addition there was a 1953 Studebaker Commander Regal Starliner Coupe, a 1960 Chrysler Windsor Two Door Hardtop, a 1954 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe, a 1956 Chevy Bel Air Convertible, a 1961 Plymouth Fury Convertible, a 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang Convertible, a 1948 Buick Super Sedanet 56S, a 1958 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan, a 1960 Buick Electra 225 Convertible, and a 1948 Packard Woody Wagon.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

More BMW From the Ault Park Concours

Here are more of the fine BMWs that were on display at this year's 39th Annual Ault Park Concours d'Elegance. As BMW was one of the featured marques at this year's concours there were plenty of find examples resting on the lawn, including this 1979 Alpina B6/2.8.

Also on display was a 1976 3.0Si, a 1974 2002 Turbo, a 1972 3.0 CSL, a 1970 1600, a 1968 1600 GT Coupe, a 1963 3200 S, a 1957 Isetta Slide Window Cabriolet, and a 1939 327/8 Cabriolet.