The Judging Committee of the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance announced the class winners of the 13th Annual 100 Motor Cars of Radnor Hunt, including a 1929 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A Limousine by Castagna for Best of Show, and a 1926 Miller Schofield Race Car earning the People’s Choice Award this year. The Concours d’Elegance showcased the collection of John W. Rich, Pennsylvania Motorsports heritage and vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles. A display of vintage coaches and carriages made a return appearance at this year’s event.
“This year we featured cars from local collector John W. Rich,” said Michael G. Tillson III, chairman, Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, “And the show field also honored Pennsylvania Motorsports heritage and iconic motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson. The 2009 event featured once again a display of vintage horse-drawn coaches and carriages that illustrated the evolution of transportation.”
The Concours d’Elegance encompassed two days of activities beginning with the always popular Road Rally through the scenic countryside of Chester County on Saturday morning, culminating in a catered lunch. The Saturday evening party, sponsored by Wilkie Lexus and Lexus of Chester Springs, featured music by Brazilian band Minas and a silent auction to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and Vicinity.
The honored guest at this year’s event was well-known race driver David Donahue, who also served as Honorary Judge for the Concours d’Elegance. Proceeds from the event benefit United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Philadelphia and Vicinity, which works to help children and adults with disabilities live as independently as possible, while providing families with the information and tools needed to support loved ones in the community.
The 2009 event honored local collector John W. Rich with a selection of his vehicles, including a 1910 American Underslung Traveler, a 1914 Renault Model EF Victoria by Locke and a 1926 Packard 326 Roadster. The show also featured cars of Pennsylvania Motorsports, including a 1952 Allard J2X Roadster with an extensive racing history.
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2009 Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)
[Source: Radnor Hunt Concours; photo credit, Al Wolford]