EyesOn Design, the annual concours-style present on the Edsel and Eleanor Ford house on Lake St. Clair close to Detroit, was among the many victims of the coronavirus pandemic this yr, although organizers did stage a driving tour as a substitute.
That tour was so profitable that one other is deliberate for September 13, which is Grandparent’s Day.
“Any vehicle is welcome to join the with-regular-traffic drive along Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe from 2:00-4:00pm,” the announcement notes, “and spectators are encouraged to watch for the sight of beautiful cars between Provencal and the Ford House.”
The occasion, which advantages the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, is open to 250 automobiles, which shall be photographed in entrance of the Ford mansion and the place additionally they shall be judged by a panel of working automotive designers from Detroit’s Big three in addition to Magna, a serious automotive provider.
For particulars, go to the event website.
Another automotive present goes digital
A yr in the past, the Stahl’s Auto Collection in Michigan staged its inaugural “Autos for Autism” automotive present in its parking zone to profit the Ted Lindsay Foundation. This yr the occasion shall be an “In Your Garage” showcase that includes 100 automobiles on the gathering’s Facebook web page and a sequence of each day prizes for automotive house owners.
The top-10 automobiles shall be invited to the museum for filming along with the Under the Radar Michigan tv present. For entry particulars, go to the collection website.
Texas mansion celebrates centennial
The Astin Mansion in Bryan, Texas, celebrates its centennial in October and festivities will embrace a automotive present October 17 that includes automobiles produced since 1920.
Plans name for automobiles to be parked on the mansion’s back and front lawns, with guests strolling via the mansion in between. For particulars, go to the event’s Facebook page.
Wait ’til subsequent yr
That cry, as soon as made in style by followers of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball staff, has been repeated typically this yr as automotive exhibits and concours are postponed till 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now that features the month-to-month automotive exhibits in Jackson, Michigan, the place I used to stay and edit the each day newspaper’s sports activities part.
The Jackson Downtown Development Authority has introduced cancelation of its fourth Friday automotive exhibits for the remainder of this yr. The plan is to renew the exhibits in May 2021.
Jackson as soon as was the house to numerous automakers, together with Jackson, Jaxon and even Buick (till Billy Durant moved that firm to Flint). Lloyd Ganton shows automobiles made in Jackson as his Ye Ole Carriage Shop museum in close by Spring Arbor and the Hackett Auto Museum has been established within the former Hackett Motor Car Co. meeting constructing in Jackson.
Barber Vintage Festival canceled
Another sufferer of the pandemic is the annual Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. The occasion was scheduled for October 9-11.
While the pageant was canceled, Bonhams nonetheless plans to stage its bike public sale on October 10, and the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum stays open to guests.
Motorcycles to be featured at Salon Prive
While the Barber pageant received’t happen this fall, Britain’s Salon Prive concours plans to function two-wheelers, new and outdated, from September 23-26 on the lawns of Blenheim Palace.
The occasion will rejoice the 75th anniversary of MV Agusta will current a number of uncommon Ducatis, and can launch each Langen Motorcycles and the Eisenberg V8 bike.
Sand present joins Off-Road Expo
Organizers of the Sand Sports Super Show, initially scheduled for Costa Mesa, California, say they’ll transfer their occasion to October 17-18 and to WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona, to run concurrently with the Off-Road Expo.
Fall car-show calendar
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Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the autumn car-show and concours calendar continues to evolve. Here’s the up to date schedule, primarily based on official bulletins however topic to alter, as of August 25, 2020:
August 27-30 — Corvettes at Carlisle, Fountain Valley concours (California), Taste of Motorsports (Oregon)
September 4-7 (Labor Day weekend) — Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance, Lime Rock Historic Festival, Groesbeck Grand Prix Festival of Motoring (Texas), Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance, Royal Concours of Elegance (England)
September 11-13 — AAA Glidden Tour (Sarasota Springs, New York), Vail Classic, Wisconsin Dells Automotion, EyesOn driving tour (Detroit)
September 18-20 — New York City Concours, LaJolla Concours d’Elegance, Street Rod Nationals Northeast (Vermont), Arizona FuelFest, Balfour Car Show (Denver), Holley MOPARty (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
September 23-27 — Salon Prive (England), Telluride Festival, Ironstone Concours d’Elegance (California), St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance (Maryland), Goodguys Lone Star Nationals (Texas), Catskill Conquest Rally (New York)
October 2-4 — Fall Carlisle, Street Rod Nationals South (Knoxville, Tennessee), Goodguys Del Mar Nationals (California), Jagstravaganza Concours (California), Holley Ford Intergalactic Festival (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
October 9-11 — Zoute Grand Prix and Concours (Belgium), AACA Eastern Fall Nationals (automotive present solely), Chico Concours d’Elegance (California)
October 16-18 — Goodwood Speed Week, Keels & Wheels, Lake Mirror Concours d’Elegance (Florida), Mid-American Street Rod Nationals (Missouri), Off-Road Expo and Sand Sports Super Show (Arizona)
October 19-23 — AACA Central Divisional Tour (Oklahoma), Astin Mansion automotive present (Texas)
October 23-25 — Japanese Classic (Long Beach, California), Charlotte Auto Fair
October 30-November 1 — Copperstate 1000 classic rally automotive present, Western Street Rod Nationals (Bakersfield, California)