Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance
Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance has grown from its humble beginnings to a three-day event that includes a Friday Night Barbecue, the Bill O’Connell Memorial Road Rally, and Gala on Saturday evening which all culminate in the main event on Sunday; the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance.
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All attendees will be required to have a General Admission ticket with the exception of the DRIVER for MotorSport Park & Chairman’s Club.
Ticket pricing for the Friday Night Barbecue, Bill O’Connell Memorial Road Rally and the Black Tie Gala remain as stand-alone events, and no physical tickets are issued for these events (a guest list will be utilized). Tickets for Sunday events will also be available at the gate on the day of the Concours, Sunday beginning at 9:30 AM based on availability.
All ticket prices per person except for the Bill O’Connell Memorial Road Rally which includes driver and navigator.
Nomination, Entry, & Application Forms
Over Twenty-Five Years of Distinction
In the early 1990s, a small group of automobile enthusiasts banded together to organize the Philadelphia Vintage Grand Prix which was held in Fairmount Park. The event was well attended, and the roster of vintage competitors was impressive. However, several factors caused the event to end after a few years of operation. That enthusiast group then considered another way to bring these wonderful vintage vehicles together for the public to enjoy. The idea was to create a Concours d’Elegance, inviting only the most interesting and significant automobiles for display and judging on the concours show field.
Michael G. Tillson III was one of those organizers. In 1997, Michael and his fellow enthusiasts decided to bring together classic cars and the world of horses and fox hunting – by staging a benefit Concours d’Elegance at the Radnor Hunt in the rolling country of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Over the years, the event has grown from it’s humble beginnings with a handful of exceptional cars, to a showfield of one hundred entries chosen by the Car Selection Committee. In 2005, vintage motorcycles were added to the show field, making Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance the first nationally ranked event of its type to include motorcycles. The addition of horse drawn coaches and carriages in 2007 made Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance the only concours to feature the earliest forms of wheeled transportation.
Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance has grown from its humble beginnings to a three-day event that starts off with a Friday Night Barbecue, followed Saturday by the Bill O’Connell Memorial Road Rally and Black Tie Gala, culminating in the main event on Sunday; the Concours d’Elegance.
Today, this is an event with show field entries from all over the country, and vehicle nominations that exceed the capacity of the grounds. The Marketplace features vendors of both automotive and lifestyle interests to round out the Sunday activities. Proceeds from the event benefit two local non-profit organizations; Thorncroft Equestrian Center in Malvern, PA and the local Boy Scout troops.
Who We Are
Find out more about the people that have made this event a success year after year, our board members.
History & Results
Check out the history of our event and the results of previous events.
Who We Help
Learn more about the beneficiary of our event, Thorncroft Equestrian Center.
Please support our sponsors that help us make this event a success every year.
Thorncroft Equestrian Center
Who We Are
Michael G. Tillson III
Chairman and Founder
Thomas H. Ross (Tobey)
Co-Chairman & President | Car Selection Committee Chairman
John P. Lawless
Vice President / Motorcycle Committee Chairman
Dr. Max King
Timothy J. Zupko (Tim)
Brian P. Bowie
Board Member / Secretary
Co-Chair, MotorSport Park
Board Member / Co-Chair, MotorSport Park
Over the Years
The concept of the event was far removed from the typical “car show.” It would be invitational, the cars would be carefully and individually selected and each car would represent an educational and aesthetic experience for guests. There would be a balance between historic, classic, sports and performance racing cars.
Plans included a black-tie dinner party the night before the Concours to benefit a worthy charity, Thorncroft Equestrian Center and the Boy Scouts of America.
Most important it would have its own unique ambience, combining the most relaxed qualities of an English garden party with a celebration of the cars that have written memorable chapters in the history of the motor car. Over the years, motorcycles were added in 2004 and horse drawn coaches and carriages joined the Sunday field in 2008.
The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance has faithfully held to those standards. Surveying carefully the progress of the Concours, the committee elected to restrict the number of entries in order to maintain very high standards and to allow the best possible display of each car. Thus evolved the concept of Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance.
|Veteran||Radnor Award||Debbie & Bob Cornman||1905 Franklin Model A|
|Veteran||1st in Class||Jesse Krupinski||1904 Cadillac Model B Runabout|
|Debutante||Radnor Award||Jeannie Steigerwalt||1967 Sunbean Tiger MkII|
|Debutante||1st in Class||Mark Terlecky||1967 TVR Tuscan V8 SWB|
|Historic Race Car||Radnor Award||The Simeone Foundation||Jeffrey & Brenda Kane||1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass S W-31 Convertible NHRA|
|Historic Race Car||1st in Class||The Simeone Foundation||Robert Mirabile||1962 Lotus 23 Sports Racer|
|Closed Sports Car||Radnor Award||RM Sotheby's||Lorenzo Tarantino||1970 Alfa Romeo Junior Z|
|Closed Sports Car||1st in Class||RM Sotheby's||Mark Terlecky||1967 TVR Tuscan V8 SWB|
|Open Sports Car||Radnor Award||RM Sotheby's||Thomas & Kristin Zarrella||1968 Porsche 912 Targa|
|Open Sports Car||1st in Class||RM Sotheby's||Ed Koch||1954 Kaiser Darrin Convertible|
|American Vintage Post War||Radnor Award||Michael Ford||1977 Pontiac Grand Prix Model J|
|American Vintage Post War||1st in Class||Scott & November Nickett||1961 Chrysler Imperial Convertible|
|American Muscle||Radnor Award||Michael Etling Sr.||1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS Convertibe|
|American Muscle||1st in Class||Stanley Freed||1968 Pontiac GTO Hardtop|
|American Pre War Classic||Radnor Award||Thomas & Nicole Hahn||1933 Ford Model 40 Cabriolet|
|American Pre War Classic||1st in Class||Bill Lillie||1931 Detroit Electric Model 98A|
|European Vintage Post War||Radnor Award||Paul Anderson||1969 Citroen DS21 Pallas 4 Door Sedan|
|European Vintage Post War||1st in Class||Anthony Colle||1953 Delahaye 135MS CL Speciale Faget Varnet|
|European Pre War Classic||Radnor Award||Eduardo Zavala & Michelle Harris||1935 Swallow SS1 Coupe|
|European Pre War Classic||1st in Class||Don Bernstein & Patt Taylor||1929 Rolls Royce PI Derby Speedster by Brewster|
|Unrestored/Preservation Pre-War||Radnor Award||Adam Buck||1934 Lincoln KB 7 Passenger Touring|
|Unrestored/Preservation Pre-War||1st in Class||Michael Etling Jr.||1931 Ford Model AA Fire Engine by American LaFrance|
|Unrestored/Preservation Post-War||Radnor Award||Leo Kob||1966 Jaguar E Type OTS|
|Unrestored/Preservation Post-War||1st in Class||Jay Hirsch||1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz|
|BMW Z8||1st in Class||John Coates||2000 BMW Z8 Roadster|
|BMW 507||Radnor Award||Thomas Pesikey||1958 BMW 507 Roadster|
|BMW 507||1st in Class||Walter Scott||1960 BMW 507 Series II Roadster|
|HRG||Radnor Award||Douglas Stuart||1956 HRG Twin Cam|
|HRG||1st in Class||Douglas Stuart||1938 HRG Airline Coupe|
|Lincoln Continental 1939-1948||Radnor Award||Anthony Russo||1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe AACA Sr Grand Nat'l Zenith Finalist|
|Lincoln Continental 1939-1948||1st in Class||Mark Lankford||1940 Lincoln Continental Coupe|
|Continental Mark||Radnor Award||Henry Hallowell III||1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V Diamond Jubilee|
|Continental Mark||1st in Class||Tom & Kathy Wholley||1956 Continental Continental Mark II Coupe|
|Pierce Arrow||Radnor Award||AACA Museum||1928 Pierce Arrow Model 36 Sedan ex Marlene Dietrich|
|Pierce Arrow||1st in Class||Elaine & Tony Lang||1933 Pierce Arrow 1242 Twelve Converible Coupe|
|Hagerty Jr. Judges||Radnor Award||Mia Bloomfield||1960 Fiat 600 Jolly|
|Hagerty Jr. Judges||1st in Class||Robert Mirabile||1971 Lotus 69 Formula Ford|
|Ed Boyle Engineering Style Award||Special||Ed Koch||1954 Kaiser Darrin Convertible|
|Preservation Award in Honor of Dr. Fred Simeone||Special||Hagerty Driver's Foundation||Lorenzo Tarantino||1970 Alfa Romeo Junior Z|
|National Automotive Heritage Award||Special||Hagerty Driver's Foundation||Simeone Museum||1907 Renault 35/45 Vanderbuilt Cup Racer|
|AACA Spirit of the Hobby Award||Special||AACA||Gary Ott||1969 Chevrolet Z/28 Rally Sport Coupe|
|Artist's Award||Special||Peter Carlino||1955 Fiat 8V Coupe Zagato|
|Spirit of Radnor Award||Special||Dennis Mamchur||1958 Jaguar XK-150 Drop Head Coupe|
|Thorncroft Award for the Best Automobile for the Equestrian||Special||James Jones||1954 Mercedes 300b Cabriolet|
|Chief Judge's Award||Special||Ann Fagan||1970 Porsche 911T Targa|
|Chairman's Award||Special||Julie & Scott Fenley||1947 HRG Hurgenhauser|
|Timeless Elegance||Special||McCollister Transport||Tom & Kathy Wholley||1956 Continental Continental Mark II Coupe|
|Best of Show Sport||Special||Morgan Stanley||Robert Mirabile||1962 Lotus 23 Sports Racer|
|Best of Show||Special||Morgan Stanley||Don Bernstein & Patt Taylor||1929 Rolls Royce PI Derby Speedster by Brewster|
|Single Cylinder 1900-1950||Farhan Terhani||1948 Norton ES2|
|Single Cylinder 1951-1960||Albert Bold||1954 MV Agusta CSS 175 Disco Volante|
|Single Cylinder 1961-1990||John Stark||1957 Montessa Impala 250 Sport|
|Multi-Cylinder 1900-1940||David Markel||1916 Henderson Four|
|Multi-Cylinder 1941-1990||Albert Bold||1974 MV Agusta 750 GT|
|Laverda||David Markel||1974 Laverda 750SFC|
|Preservation Award||Paul Carthew||1951 Vincent Black Shadow|
|Historical Significance||David Markel||1916 Henderson Four|
|Spirit of Radnor||Paul Carthew||1951 Vincent Black Shadow|
|Best of Show||Albert Bold||1954 MV Agusta CSS 175 Disco Volante|
|Best Car in Motorsports Park||Chris Hadson||1965 Mustang|
|Best Family Hauler||Brandon May||2021 Audi RS6|
|Best Import||Ross Anderson||1959 Unimog 411|
|Best Survivor||William Conway||1979 Alpha Romeo Spirit Veloce|
|Best Featured Marque Car||Tom Yanowsky||2007 BMW Z4 Coupe|
Best of Show
Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance has been fortunate to display some of the best motor cars in the United States. In its history, Radnor Hunt Concours’ reputation has grown, and major collectors from as far as Florida, California, and Maine have sought to win Best of Show.
For the 25th Annual event in 2022, Best of Show was awarded to the 1925 Locomobile Model 48.9 Derham Convertible owned by Robert Jepson. The Best of Show Sporting Marque honors were taken by the 1960 Chevrolet Cunningham Corvette LeMans #3 owned by Irwin Kroiz. The Best of Show Motorcycle honors were awarded to the 1914 Pierce Four owned by David Markel,
For the 24th Annual event in 2021, Best of Show was awarded to the 1931 Chrysler Imperial CG Victoria by Waterhouse owned by Henry Hallowell III. The Best of Show Sporting Marque honors were taken by the 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Sunray DX L88 owned by Irwin Kroiz. The Best of Show Motorcycle honors were awarded to the 1921 Mars A20 owned by Christopher Aker.
Who Supports Us
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Sponsors & Vendors
Are you interested in helping the event? We can always use assistance! We need volunteers for the following activities:
- Event setup and breakdown for Thursday through Sunday
- Friday Night Barbecue greeters
- Saturday morning rally registration, dispatching cars, checkpoint staff, gathering score sheets at the conclusion, Cars and Coffee event organization and rally scoring/tabulation
- Sunday car registration, parking, security, car placement, MotorSport Park registration and parking
- Assisting in the new car tent and The Marketplace, judging sheet scoring runners, etc.
Sunday shifts are organized to ensure that there is plenty of time to enjoy the show.
If you would like to volunteer please contact us at email@example.com and we will add you to our volunteer list.