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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Antiques At the Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance
Today I'm starting my coverage of the 40th Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance (formerly Ault Park Concours d'Elegance) with a collection of antiques. Starting us off is a 1912 Maxwell AC Messanger. Maxwell was manufactured between 1904 and 1925 and was a predecessor to the Chrysler Corporation.
This class also showed a 1916 Buick D 44 Roadster which is one of only 10 known to still survive. Originally purchased by a member of the Anheuser-Busch family, the car sports a 225 cubic inch inline six engine that pushed 45 horse power.
The Western Reserve Historical Society Museum brought a 1920 Jordan Model M Playboy Roadster for display. Jordans were produced in Cleveland starting in 1916. This particular model was awarded first place by the Antique Automobile Club of America.
The Wayne County Historical Museum in Richmond, IN brought a 1922 Pilot Sportster to the concours. Pilots were manufactured in Richmond between 1909 and 1924. This car was awarded Best in Class for this year's event.
The only electric member of this year's Antique class was this 1919 Detroit Electric 95B. Powered by 14 six volt batteries this car could run at an average speed of 13 miles per hour in either forward or reverse.
A 1920 Cleveland Model 40 was also on display. The Cleveland Automobile Company produced cars from 1919 until 1926 when it was acquired by General Motors.
There was also a 1916 Willys-Overland Model 86 seven passenger convertible on the Ault Park lawn. Prior to World War I only Ford outsold Overland in the United States.