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Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance


Perhaps it’s the way the sun strikes and bounces across fresh wax, or how the engine releases a clean roar when the gas pedal is pressed, but few things compare to seeing renowned cars and motorcycles in proper condition. The three-day Radnor Hunt Concours d”Elegance provides just such an experience.

In the past, the event has featured such rarities as the 1929 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A Limousine, the 1933 Packard 1055 Convertible Coupe and the Talbot-Lago T150C “Teardrop” Coupe. This year, the Concours d”Elegance will honor Studebaker, Triumph motorcycles, and the coachwork of Pininfarina.

The event begins with a barbecue, providing a chance to mingle with fellow car enthusiasts. Best engine? Better build? Fastest car? Debate it with the knowledgeable.

The next morning you could find yourself watching, or participating in, a rain or shine road rally through pastoral Chester County. As the day wanes into darkness, prepare yourself for dancing at a black tie gala. The evening is a prelude to the main event.

On the final day, the 100 Motor Cars of Radnor Hunt are displayed, each selected for their history and aesthetic appeal. Witness the conscious concern to detail often seen in Pininfarina coachwork. Hear the distinct sound of a legendary Triumph motorcycle. View your reflection in the streamlined, chrome-accented body of a classic Studebaker.

Historic Radnor Hunt has hosted this nationally recognized motor car event since 1997. Michael G. Tillson III, a Governor of the Radnor Hunt, designed the program hoping it would recall the tradition of the classic French Concours d”Elegance and be comparable to the elegance and quality of the annual Pebble Beach Concours.

Tickets and information are available online at www.RadnorConcours.org. Proceeds will benefit The Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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