The Glenmoor Gathering 2011 will be held September 16-18 at Glenmoor Country Club in Canton, Ohio. The 17th annual Concours d’Elegance will feature Avant Garde: Early Front-Wheel Drive, Sixteen Cylinder Motorcars and the Automobiles of Darrin, including a group of 1938-42 Packard Darrin automobiles.
A display of automobiles designed by Howard “Dutch” Darrin will be one of the highlights, including automobiles produced by Hibbard & Darrin in the 1920’s as well as Fernandez & Darrin in the 1930’s. Coachwork from those two legendary European-based companies was installed on equally legendary automobile chassis such as Hispano-Suiza, Duesenberg, Rolls-Royce and Minerva.
By the late ‘30’s Darrin had returned to the United States. Landing in southern California, he designed and built the first Packard Darrins as one-off customs for the Hollywood crowd. Eventually, these customized convertibles and sedans became part of the Packard line-up. After World War Two, Darrin contributed to the designs of the 1947-50 Kaiser and Frazer automobiles. Most noteworthy of these post-war designs was the Kaiser Darrin sports car, which featured a fiberglass body and sliding entry doors.
The Front-Wheel Drive Class at Glenmoor Gathering 2011 will include examples of the legendary Cord, Ruxton, Citroen Traction Avant, a Miller race car plus other early front-wheel drive automobiles. The Gathering will also feature a special display of vintage British motorcycles as well as the usual great show field of American and European classic automobiles.
Chosen as the poster artist is Charles Maher of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a past president of the National Automotive Artists Association and a member of the Automotive Fine Art Society. During the 2011 Concours automotive art by a variety of artists will be displayed and on sale and several automotive authors will be signing their books.
Glenmoor Gathering 2011 weekend activities are scheduled to include the Passport Transport Countryside Tour, automotive seminars, cocktail party and Gala Dinner, cooking demonstrations, a Junior Judges’ program and other family activities.
For more information, visit www.GlenmoorGathering.com or call 330.966.3600.
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