Malvern, PA November 13, 2018 – The Car Selection Committee of the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance announced that the featured marques of the 23rd annual event are Buick, The Designs of Bill Mitchell, Special Interest Porsche, and Road Cars with Racing Names. The featured motorcycles class is Rickman Motorcycles. The Concours takes place the weekend of September 6, 7 and 8 on the grounds of Radnor Hunt.
The 2019 event is our twenty-third event and our eleventh consecutive year that we will have a display of vintage horse-drawn coaches and carriages that illustrate the evolution of transportation, something no other Concours offers.
The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance encompasses three days of activities beginning with the Friday evening Barbecue, followed by the always popular Road Rally through the scenic countryside of Chester County on Saturday morning, culminating in a catered lunch. The Saturday evening Black Tie Gala, Silent Auction and Art Show Preview is the prelude to the main event on Sunday, the Concours d’elegance.
Each year, the Concours event, an invitation-only show, has a featured marque, a vehicle type or coachbuilder and a motorcycle make. The 2019 event will showcase Buick, The Designs of the legendary Bill Mitchell, and Special Interest Porches. Perhaps most exciting and fun, the main theme of the 23rd annual Concours d’Elegance is Road Cars with Racing Names, which can be anything from a Ferrari Daytona to a Bentley Brooklands to a Pontiac LeMans. In addition to the wonderful four-wheeled vehicles, Radnor Concours also features motorcycles this year from Rickman. Don and Derek Rickman built bikes from 1960-1975. They built complete motorcycles less engines, so the variety of machines is quite expansive.
The event also includes MotorSport Park, providing local marque car clubs the opportunity to gather in an exclusive parking area close to the show field entrance on Sunday, as well as a Cars & Coffee gathering on Saturday concurrent with the road rally. The Marketplace area features a variety of both automotive and non-automotive merchants and offering specialized shopping for Concours attendees.
Tickets for all activities are available online here and include the always popular VIP Luncheon and the elite Chairman’s VIP reserved seating area overlooking the show field.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Thorncroft Equestrian Center in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The Thorncroft Equestrian Center is committed to a mainstreaming approach for teaching horseback riding and to promoting the development of new and independent therapeutic riding programs, particularly for those with special needs.
For more information about the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, go to www.radnorconcours.org. For more information about Thorncroft Equestrian Center, go to www.thorncroft.org.
About Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance
The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance debuted in 1997 and is an invitation-only event that assembles one hundred of the most interesting and significant automobiles based on a featured automobile marque, vehicle type or coachbuilder and motorcycle marque or class each year. The event was also the first nationally recognized Concours to feature motorcycles on the show field and is the only such event to feature horse-drawn coaches and carriages.