The 2010 Glenmoor Gathering, held September 18-20 at the Glenmoor Country Club in Canton, Ohio, will recognize not one automobile, but a large group of them – “The Historic Motorcars of Cleveland” – automobiles built in Cleveland, Ohio, a city that once rivaled Detroit as a center for automobile manufacturing.
Among the Cleveland-built automobiles on display will be famous makes such as Peerless, White, Winton and Stearns-Knight as well as unique and memorable makes such as Templar, Chandler, Owen Magnetic and Jordan. Two of the best-known and most popular electric automobiles were built in Cleveland—Rauch & Lang and Baker.
For those with a passion for horsepower and European design, the 16th annual Gathering will recognize the talents of Italian designer Giotto Bizzarrini by displaying examples of some of his finest automobile designs. Bizzarrini’s 50+ year career included not only design and production of the Bizzarrini sports car but design work on the Iso Rivolta, Iso Grifo and Ferrari 250 GTO.
The Gathering will also feature Italian “Super-Bikes,” such as those built by Aprilia, Benelli, Bimota, Ducati, Moto-Guzzi, and MV-Agusta from the 1960’s to present. (Europeans place motorcycle racing on par with Formula-One. Ducatis’ Desmosedici GP-9 with V-4 configuration produces more than 230 hp @ 17,000 RPM—equalling top speeds over 216 mph).
And, there’ll be the usual great American and European antique and classic automobiles – plus a few surprises – that spectators have come to expect at the annual Gathering.
The 2010 poster artwork will feature a unique American Classics: a one-off 1932 Peerless Sixteen sedan by Murphy, from the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum. The artist is Ken Dallison of Mississaugua, Ontario. During his 50-year career, he has created elegant images for such prominent clients as Esquire, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Car and Driver, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors, and IBM. A founder of the Automotive Fine Arts Society, he studied art at Twickenham Art College and began his professional career in a London advertising agency. His interest in the artistry of automobiles inspired him to create a portfolio filled with studies of trains, buses, and cars.
The 2010 weekend activities will again include a countryside tour, cocktail party and gala dinner, cooking demonstrations, a Junior Judges’ program and other family activities. Sharing in the proceeds from the event will be Mercy Medical Center of Canton, its Emergency Department Expansion and Renovation project, and University Hospital Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.
For more information, call (330) 966-3600 or visit www.glenmoorgathering.com.
[Source: Glenmoor Gathering]