Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance Announces Featured Marques
MALVERN, Pa., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Car Selection Committee of the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance announced that the featured marques of the 15th Annual event are British manufacturer Jaguar, former American manufacturer Stutz and The Designs of Virgil Exner. Italian maker Ducati is the featured motorcycle make for the 2011 event which takes place September 9, 10 and 11 at Radnor Hunt.
“This year we will feature cars from British automaker Jaguar, a name long associated with elegant sedans and sleek sports cars,” said Michael G. Tillson III, chairman, Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. “And the show field will also showcase legendary Stutz automobiles and Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati. Our featured designer class is The Designs of Virgil Exner and his son, Virgil M. Exner Jr., will be an honored guest at the event. The 2011 event will once again feature a display of vintage horse-drawn coaches and carriages that illustrate the evolution of transportation.”
The concours d’elegance encompasses three days of activities beginning with the Friday evening Barbecue, followed by the always popular Road Rally through the scenic 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 2011 event will showcase the most interesting and significant cars from British manufacturer Jaguar, the sports cars from American maker Stutz and The Designs of Virgil Exner. Included in the selection of cars destined for the show field are a very early Jaguar SS100, a 1916 Stutz Bearcat Roadster, and some of Virgil Exner’s most intriguing designs from Chrysler.
Of particular interest will be an outstanding selection of Jaguar C-Types, D-Types, XK120, XK140 and XK150. There will also be a selection of Jaguar E-Types in celebration of the model’s fiftieth anniversary this year and a very special Jaguar SS100 has been secured for the show field. Our featured designer class this year is The Designs of Virgil Exner, and a number of Chrysler cars from the 1950s that bear his design will be on hand. An added attraction is that his son, Virgil M. Exner Jr., will be an honored guest at the event as well. Featured motorcycle marque Ducati will include some of the landmark models including a 1974 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica and a 1975 Ducati 750SS previously raced by Cook Neilson and Phil Schilling of Cycle Magazine. In addition, David Hailwood, son of famed motorcycle champion Mike “The Bike” Hailwood, will attend as an honored guest at this year’s event.
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and Thorncroft Equestrian Center in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The Joan Karnell Cancer Center provides progressive, comprehensive and supportive cancer care through a wide range of services. 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 about the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, go to www.radnorconcours.org. To learn more about The Joan Karnell Cancer Center, go to www.pennmedicine.org/pahosp/cancer/. For more information about Thorncroft Equestrian Center, go to www.thorncroft.org.
About Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance and the Radnor Hunt Foundation
The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance is an invitation-only event that collects one hundred of the most interesting and significant automobiles based on a featured automobile marque, vehicle type or coachbuilder and motorcycle marque each year. The Radnor Hunt Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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