Malvern, PA February 28, 2018 – The Car Selection Committee of the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance announced that the featured marques of the 22nd annual event are Rolls Royce and Bentley, European Style/American Power and Fastbacks. The featured motorcycles classes are Indian Motorcycles (1902-1953), Italian Motorcycles (1938-1988) and Superbikes (1970-1993). The Concours takes place the weekend of September 7, 8 and 9 on the grounds of Radnor Hunt.
“This year’s event will feature the elegance and sport of Rolls Royce and Bentley, the style and power of European Style/American Power, and Fastbacks,” said Michael G. Tillson III, chairman, Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. “We also have an outstanding motorcycle field planned with the Indian, Italian motorcycles and Superbikes classes. The 2018 event is our twenty-second event and our tenth 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 2018 event will showcase the iconic British marques of Rolls Royce and Bentley, one catering to pure luxury and elegance while the other appeals to the sporting side of driving. European Style/American Power will feature those cars of the second half of the 20th Century that used traditional American engines in a non-traditional way; in a European styled body. Fastbacks round out the always exciting show field of cars, which can be anything from a 1948 Cadillac Coupe to a Ferrari GTB. In addition to the wonderful four-wheeled vehicles, Radnor Concours also features motorcycles this year from the iconic American motorcycle maker, Indian, the power and style of Italian Motorcycles of the mid to late 20th Century and the raw performance of Superbikes that set lap records and hearts beating faster.
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.