2017 Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance Celebrates its 21st Year

2017 RADNOR HUNT CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE ANNOUNCES FEATURED CLASSES

Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg, Race Cars of Roger Penske, Abarth and Vintage Tractors

To Share Radnor Hunt Show Field with:

Century Cycles (1987-1917), Inter-War Elegance (1918-1939), Victorian Bicycles and High Wheelers, and Post-War European Sports Bikes.

Malvern, PA January 28, 2017 – The Car Selection Committee of the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance announced that the featured marques of the 21st annual event are Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg, Race Cars of Roger Penske, Abarth and Vintage Tractors. The featured motorcycles classes are Century Cycles (1987-1917), Victorian Bicycles and High Wheelers, Inter-War Elegance (1918-1939) and Post-War European Sports Bikes.The concours takes place the weekend of September 8, 9 and 10 on the grounds of Radnor Hunt.

“This year’s event will feature the classic designs of Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg, the speed and power of Race Cars of Roger Penske, the unique cars of Carlo Abarth and Vintage Tractors,” said Michael G. Tillson III, chairman, Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. “We also have an outstanding motorcycle field planned with the Century Cycles, Victorian Bicycles and High Wheelers, Inter-War Elegance and Post-War European Sport Bikes classes. The 2017 event is our twenty-first event and our ninth 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 2017 event will showcase the iconic American marques Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg, and in a departure from the usual four-wheeled entries; Vintage Tractors. Carlo Abarth creations and Penske Race Cars round out the always exciting show field of cars. In addition to the wonderful four wheeled vehicles Radnor Concours also features motorcycles this year from the turn of the 20th century, Inter-War Elegance and Post World War II European Sport Bikes.

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.

Advance discount tickets for all activities are available online at www.radnorconcours.org 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 one to feature horse-drawn coaches and carriages.

 

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