The Intermountain Concours d’Elegance 2012 will be held Saturday, September 22nd on the grounds of the Gardens of Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah, just outside Salt Lake City. This year’s event will honor automotive legend Carroll Shelby and the cars he influenced.
“The world has lost an influential genius with the passing of Carroll Shelby and we plan to showcase several of the historically significant cars tied to his legendary career as both a racecar driver and automotive designer while educating event spectators about his great accomplishments,” said Chris Purdum, Chairman of the Intermountain Concours d’Elegance.
Expect to see 100 examples from along the automotive timeline including pre-war and postwar classics, American and European sports cars, exotics and more. Additionally, an exhibit of restored military vehicles will be on display along with numerous vendors who will be on hand offering everything from the latest in high tech car audio equipment to fine jewelry.
“We are thrilled with early entries and count several cars with values in the millions. These are stunning vehicles one has to see in person to appreciate,” commented Purdam.
The featured Carroll Shelby class includes many historic Shelby-influenced cars, notably:
- CSX 2299 was the second Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe built and reportedly has the best race history of the six coupes built. It competed in a total of ten FIA events in 1964 and 1965, winning won four times (Le Mans ’64, Tourist Trophy ’64, Daytona ’65, Sebring ’65).
- CSX 2002, the second Cobra production car and the first race car, made its debut at Riverside in October of 1962, driven by Billy Krause.
- Ford GT40 Mk IV J-4 won the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring at the hands of Bruce McLaren and Mario Andretti.
- First Cobra Dragon Snake of five built.
There is no charge to enter a vehicle but there is strict judging criteria in place for those who hope to earn a Best in Class or Best of Show award. Cars must be entered by application at the Intermountain Concours website and the Concours board then accepts qualified entries that meet event standards.
For more information, visit www.intermountainconcours.com.
[Source: Intermountain Concours; photos: Miller Motorsports Park Jeremy/Henrie]