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Concours d'Elegance 2008

Concours d'Elegance 2008

The 2nd Annual Concours d'Elegance took place on September 3rd in Colorado Springs, with a wide variety of exotic cars and a few special surprises. The weather was warm and slightly humid but otherwise perfect. The BMCNC entrants were part of the Fourteener's exhibits. We were limited to 5 cars: The Miano's Triumph TR6, Richard Fritz' drop head Aston-Martin, John Willey's Austin Cambridge, Bill West's Magnette, and the Spooner's TR3 (Bluebonnet). The Spooner's TR3 won "Best in Class".
One of the special surprises was that Dennis Gage of "My Classic Car" was on site filming a segment for an upcoming show. In this set of photos you can see Dennis discussing a black Lambhorgini with the owner (in the white suit with black shirt and white Fedora). It was interesting to see the camera crew film the car while Dennis and the owner described the car. We'll have to keep an eye out for the broadcast of this "My Classic Car"!
Let's take a look at the Fourteener's section of the car show. As to be expected, there was a huge number of muscle cars, rod & customs, and street rods. Since we're a sports car club, we'll look at European and sports cars.
These Bentley's were part of the Bentley owners of Denver. As I was headed south on I-25 somewhere between Denver and Colorado Springs, they pulled onto the interstate and passed my lowly little MGB. But it was fun watching them on the highway.
One of those special surprises was this airplane on display. I don't know much about airplanes, so all of you pilots out there can fill in the details.
These are the GT3 RS Porsches.
Bentley of Denver was a major sponsor of the Concours d'Elegance and this was their display. In the picture on the left you can see the convertible in the background. Somehow I failed to get a picture of the convertible but I did get a picture of the interior, on your right.
Let's go now to the main display area, and again, we'll keep with the theme of European and sports cars. There are several interesting Cords, Auburns and a few other American makes, so let's include those too. The MG with the cool helmets (left) belongs to Jack Kehler. The bright red MGA (picture 8495) is from the Stephen Tebo collection. The blue/dark blue MG Saloon belonging to Tom Cox is the same car that was featured in Glenwood Springs in June.

Yet another surprise at the Concours d'Elegance was the appearances of Al & Bobby Unser. They have become very popular in the Colorado Springs area because of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
This brand of cars is DeLaHaye.
The first car is a Duesenberg. That's where the old saying, "It's a duesy," comes from. The other exotics were made by "Isotta-Fraschini".

Here's a final block of pictures of the very old and very exotic.
Just before the awards were given out, the color guards presented the flags and the national anthem.
First, we'd like to thank all the participants and organizers. Second, we're proud to be a part of a car show of this caliber and we'd like to encourage all members of the BMCNC to attend next year's event.

Updated 3/4/2021