The 14th annual Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles will be held September 12 – 14, 2008, on the grounds of historic Glenmoor Country Club near Canton, Ohio. The event is an automobile concours d’elegance in the truest sense of the phrase – a celebration of automobile design. It is held in a beautiful setting that includes fine foods, fashions, an automobile tour and much more.
The 2008 Glenmoor Gathering will offer a unique look at 100 years of General Motors history, displaying some of the more unusual automobiles produced during that company’s first century. The 2008 Grand Marshal will be Wayne Cherry, retired head of design at General Motors.
The event will also feature Porsche, with numerous examples on display including rare factory pre-production prototypes and a training chassis. Internationally-known Porsche authority Karl Ludvigsen will be in attendance to autograph copies of his new book, Porsche: Genesis of Genius.
Since it’s also the 100th anniversary of the Ford Model T, the Glenmoor Gathering will have several examples of “the car that put the world on wheels,” including actual demonstrations of how to drive a Model T. Bob Casey, transportation curator of the Henry Ford Museum, will be signing copies of his new book The Model T: A Centennial History. A Model T assembly team from Canada will demonstrate how to assemble a running Model T in just a few minutes.
A special display will recognize the upcoming 100th anniversary of Alice Ramsey’s trip across the United States in an automobile in 1909 – the first woman to do so. And there will be a special grouping of woodies – always a crowd favorite.
The weekend’s activities begin on Friday with golf on the club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
On Saturday, the Countryside Tour will depart from the front of the club at 8:30 a.m. That evening, a cocktail reception for the artists and silent auction will be held on the lawns of Glenmoor Country Club, followed by a gala dinner in the chapel dining room.
All events except the Countryside Tour are open to the public. Individual tickets are $25 each at the gate, or $20 in advance. A family ticket is $60 each at the gate, or $50 in advance. The ticket price includes a souvenir program.
For more information, visit www.glenmoorgathering.com.
[Source: Glenmoor Gathering]