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18th annual Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance announces featured classes

1938 Talbot Lago T150C SS Teardrop Coupe, Figoni et Falaschi.
1938 Talbot Lago T150C SS Teardrop Coupe, Figoni et Falaschi.
Stephen Roedel

The Car Selection Committee of the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance has announced the featured marques of the 18th annual event which is scheduled for September 12, 13 and 14 on the grounds of the Radnor Hunt Club in Malvern, PA.

1947 Chjrysler Town and Country from the 2013 showfield
Stephen Roedel

“This year we will feature classic Chrysler cars and Formula One Grid including Formula One cars from both the past and recent past,” said Michael G. Tillson III, chairman, Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. “The show field will also showcase cars that are powered by Ford engines like the DeTomaso Pantera, Shelby Cobra and Sunbeam Tiger. The motorcycle field will feature HRD Vincent, Brough Superior and under 250cc bikes built prior to 1974. The 2014 event will once again feature a display of vintage 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. The Saturday evening Black Tie Gala and art show preview 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 2014 event will showcase the most interesting and significant classic Chryslers, Formula One cars and cars that are powered by Ford engines. The Chrysler class will exhibit significant examples of the marque from the 1920s and 1930s as well as coachbuilt models from that era.

Included in the selection of cars destined for the show field are a 1962 Facel Vega Facel II, a 1936 Chrysler Imperial C-10 Airflow and a 1955 Chrysler Imperial Prototype convertible. In addition, a rare 1937 Chrysler C-15 Town Car with body by LeBaron built for Walter P. Chrysler’s wife is confirmed for the show field along with a 1955 Chrysler Imperial Prototype Convertible built for Chrysler Chairman K.T. Keller.

Featured motorcycle classes will be Vincent/HRD, Brough Superior and under 250cc bikes prior to 1974. Brough Superior is often referred to as the "Rolls Royce of motorcycles" and was the favored marque of T. E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia. Author Matthew Biberman will be an honored guest at the event. Biberman is the writer of 'Big Sid's Vincati', a memoir about his relationship with his late father, the legendary Vincent tuner, Big Sid Biberman. Mr. Biberman Sr. has been nominated to the AMA Hall of Fame for 2014.

For more information on this premier automotive event in the Philadelphia area, visit http://radnorconcours.org/.

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 to promoting the development of new and independent therapeutic riding programs, particularly for those with special needs.