The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance 2012 will be held September 7-9 on the grounds of Radnor Hunt, outside of Philadelphia in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
The featured marques of the 16th annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance are Historic Ferrari Race Cars, Cadillacs of the Classic Era and Century Cars (100 years or older). American maker Henderson is the featured motorcycle make for the 2012 event and shares the spotlight with Two-Stroke Racing Bikes and Scooters From Around the World.
“This year we will feature historic racing cars from Ferrari, Cadillacs of the Classic Era, a name long associated with classic styling,” said Michael G. Tillson III, chairman, Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. “And the show field will also showcase cars that are one hundred years old or more and American motorcycle manufacturer Henderson. The motorcycle field will also showcase two-stroke racing bikes and scooters from around the world. The 2012 event will once again feature a display of vintage horse-drawn coaches and carriages that illustrate the evolution of transportation.”
The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance encompasses three days of activities beginning with the Friday evening barbecue, followed by the Road Rally through the countryside of Chester County on Saturday morning, culminating in a catered lunch. The Saturday evening Black Tie Gala and Art Show is the prelude to the main event, the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday.
Each year, the Concours event, an invitation-only show, has a featured marque, a vehicle type or coachbuilder and a motorcycle make. The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance 2012 will showcase the most interesting and significant racing cars from Ferrari, the early design work of Harley Earl for the Cadillac brand and Century Cars which have celebrated 100 years or more of existence. Included in the selection of cars destined for the show field are a Ferrari 166 Barchetta, a 1909 Mercedes Landaulet Grummer and a 1977 Porsche 934.5 campaigned by the famous Brumos/Peter Gregg race team.
Featured motorcycle marque Henderson will include some of the landmark models of this American manufacturer along with two very unique bikes: a replica 1867 Roper Steam Cycle and a replica 1885 Daimler motorcycle. In addition, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member Don Emde will attend as an honored guest at this year’s event and conduct a signing of his book “The Daytona 200-The History of America’s Most Famous Motorcycle Race”. The two-stroke racing bikes will include the ex-Gina Bovaird Suzuki RG500 two-stroke 500cc ridden by her in the French Grand Prix in 1982. Other two-stroke racing bikes on display will be a 1962 Cotton Telstar 250 cc production racing bike and several Yamaha TZ series “over-the-counter” racing bikes such as the TZ125, TZ350 and the TZ750 which earned the nickname “The Beast”.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Thorncroft Equestrian Center in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The Thorncroft Equestrian Center horseback riding programs are designed to educate equestrians of all ages and abilities in the enjoyment and care of the horse.
For more information, visit www.radnorconcours.org.
[Source: Radnor Hunt Concours; photo: Harry Hurst]