The Car Selection Committee of the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance announced that the featured marques of the 17th Annual event are art deco period cars, rally cars and Aston Martin. Norton is the featured motorcycle make for the 2013 event and shares the spotlight with American flat track racers. The concours weekend takes place September 6, 7 and 8 on the grounds of the Radnor Hunt Club in Malvern, PA.
“This year we will feature cars from the Art Deco Period, an era noted for flamboyant styling,” said Michael G. Tillson III, chairman, Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. “And the show field will also showcase rally cars and Aston Martin, which celebrates its one hundred year anniversary this year along with British motorcycle manufacturer Norton. The motorcycle field will also feature American flat track racing bikes from around the world. The 2013 event will have a display of vintage sleighs along with 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 always popular road rally through the scenic countryside of Chester County on Saturday morning, culminating in a catered lunch. Saturday also includes the return of the Car Club Experience with seminars by noted automotive authorities and the 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. Included in the selection of cars destined for the show field are a 1947 Bentley Mark VI Franay Cabriolet, a 1937 LaSalle Convertible, a 1960 Triumph TR3 FIA Rally Car, and a 1936 Aston Martin Le Mans Special.
Motorcycle legend and three-time Daytona 200 winner Dick Klamfoth will attend as an honored guest at this year’s event. Some of the motorcycle show field entries include a 1948 Norton Manx Model 30 and a 1965 Triumph Cub 199 CC Short Tracker 120.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Thorncroft Equestrian Center in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The Thorncroft Equestrian Center is committed to a mainstreaming approach for teaching horseback riding and promoting the development of new and independent therapeutic riding programs, particularly for those with special needs.
For more information about the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, go to www.radnorconcours.org. For more information about Thorncroft Equestrian Center, go to www.thorncroft.org .