Kicking off a month of motoring celebrations, RM Auctions continue its summer calendar of events with the 15th annual Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook auction, held on the grounds of America’s famous Meadow Brook Hall estate in Rochester, Michigan on August 1, 2009.
This single-day auction of 100 important collector cars will be held in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance.
“As one of the most established car events in North America, the Meadow Brook weekend offers a comfortable atmosphere at a relaxing pace to truly enjoy some of the world’s finest automobiles and Michigan’s own unique automotive legacy”, says RM President, Ian Kelleher.
Early highlights of this sale include two revolutionary pre-war Chrysler Airflows, a 1934 Coupe and a 1935 Sedan – both stunning examples of the ‘streamlining of America’ movement of the 1930’s. Introduced in 1934 the Chrysler Airflow Coupe was the first full-size American production car to employ extensive wind tunnel testing as a basis for building a sleeker and stronger automobile. The Airflow was a brilliant and revolutionary creation with the promise of cutting-edge design and technology, yet was perceived as too futuristic for the general motoring public, leaving few survivors. The collectors and enthusiasts of today nevertheless covet and appreciate these radically advanced cars, which foreshadowed many modern design elements.
Other exciting American and European classics offered from private collections include an original 1956 Jaguar XK 140MC Roadster formerly owned by television host Alex Trebek, a Tango Red, Hemi-powered 1955 Chrysler C-300 and a national award-winning Rick Dore custom 1953 Buick Hardtop aptly named “Breathless”. The auction event will be followed by the internationally renowned Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance, celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Attracting an international audience, the Meadow Brook weekend is one of several unique ‘autotourism’ events held during Autopalooza – a celebration of Southeast Michigan’s automotive heritage through a series of major cruises, races, and shows during the month of August.
For further Meadow Brook event information and the current list of cars on offer, visit www.rmauctions.com.