Classic car enthusiasts are set to descend on the Motor City this weekend for the return of the long-standing Meadow Brook vintage car weekend tradition, July 23 – 25, 2010.
Held on the estate grounds of Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan, the annual motoring weekend is a highlight of the collector car calendar, combining RM Auctions’ Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook event with the renowned Concours d’Elegance of America at Meadow Brook.
“As one of the most established collector car events in North America, the Meadow Brook vintage car weekend is a summer tradition for motoring enthusiasts across the continent, and provides a great opportunity for enthusiasts to view and bid on some of the world’s finest automobiles in a relaxed setting,” said Ian Kelleher, President and Chief Operating Officer, RM Auctions.
Kelleher continued, “The clients who traditionally join us at this venue have an affinity for American classics, and this year’s offering features a wonderful assortment of some of the finest examples in existence, including a great series of Michigan-built automobiles, such as the 1953 Chrysler “Thomas Special”, a Virgil Exner -design masterpiece and a wonderful example of Chrysler’s “Dream Cars” of the 1950s.”
Celebrating its 16th year, the Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook auction features some 100 automobiles, highlighted by the one-off 1953 Chrysler “Thomas Special” Coupe with coachwork by Ghia, 1935 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan, 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Roadster Convertible, 1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster, 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan with coachwork by Murphy and an 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Henley Roadster.
Admission to RM’s Meadow Brook sale requires the purchase of an official auction catalog available for $80 US. The catalog admits two and must be presented at the entrance to the sale to be granted entry. For those unable to attend the event in person, Internet and telephone bidding options are available and the auction will stream live at www.rmauctions.com, providing real-time coverage of the event.
2010 Concours d’Elegance of America at Meadow Brook
The 2010 Concours d’Elegance of America at Meadow Brook weekend features a wide variety of events, kicking off with the traditional Motoring Tour on Friday, July 23. Celebrating its 5th year, 40 cars will cover a new 40-mile route around the Rochester area.
Concours Sunday is the main event of the weekend, featuring a field of over 200 cars along with a range of vintage motorcycles. Featured highlights include a series of Celebrity Owned Cars like the Nash Healey that was used in the 50’s TV program ‘Superman’, to a great selection of Sports and European Cars, including a 1959 Ferrari 250 LWB California Spyder and a 1939 Rolls Royce Phantom III.
The one-day event also features a 1942 Packard Darrin, owned by star Gene Autry, a 1937 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atalante, a magnificent 1938 Talbot Lago 150-C Tear Drop Coupe, as well as the 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton owned by the son of Matilda Dodge, former resident of Meadow Brook Hall.
Additional Concours highlights include the unique Triumph Bonneville TT Special collection of 5 motorcycles owned by H.C. Morris. One of only two known collections, Triumph’s TT Special is one of the world’s most famous production-racing motorcycles.
For a full schedule of events for the Concours d’Elegance of America at Meadow Brook event, or to purchase tickets, visit www.meadowbrookconcours.org.
RM Auctions Preview – Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook 2010