“Following the postponement of our annual New Year’s Day event in January, we are back with a new date for Easter. With over 1,000 Classic vehicles displayed on site, live music and a barbeque and other additional food outlets, there will be something for everybody amongst the vast and diverse displays of classics all descending on Brooklands.”
Not only is this the replacement for the 2022 New Years Day event it also replaces the 2021 New Years Day event. so it’s been a long time coming!
A huge turn out of cars at what will probably be the largest gathering of classic cars in the UK this year, meant a good number of American vehicles formed part of the show amongst the planes and other exhibits at the excellent roomy Brooklands site.
But before the cars got moving on the sand, airplanes from the Whiskey Group out of Spruce Creek flew overhead followed by the national anthem. The 50 classic cars on hand then revved their engines to energize the crowd of about 150 people.
At 10:30 a.m. the cars made their way north from the beach to South Atlantic Avenue. They traveled south, accessed the beach via the Beach Street ramp and headed north on the sand to complete their lap and exited at the North Turn beach approach.
More than 40 vintage race cars on display in Ponce Inlet during the 10th annual Historic North Turn Legends Beach Parade.
Car owners stood proudly next to their vehicles before the parade kicked off.
“This is a 1937 Ford Coupe,” said William Bossa, a race participant. “It has a flathead Ford engine. It was built by (retired American race car driver) Tighe Scott as a tribute car to his uncle Vic Caesar.”
Bossa said he enjoys coming to the event every year.
“The weather’s beautiful and I love the fellowship,” he said. “I also enjoy letting people get inside the car. I like helping them understand a little bit more about the history of racing on the beach.”
Last month, as stay-at-home orders proliferated and as notices of in-person show cancellations flooded email inboxes and Facebook timelines, car show organizers, museums, and clubs turned to virtual car shows – complete with judging and awards – to fill the downtime. Now, as questions about what our post-pandemic new normal start to arise, some car show organizers are beginning to envision a future in which virtual car meets become more common.
“In all honesty, desperation is part of it,” said Brad Brownell, one of the co-founders of RADwood, which hosted its own virtual car show in April. “People were looking for an outlet and this is part of it.”
The London Concours 2020, which already has been delayed until August 19-20, will feature a “Speed of Sand” celebration with an homage to pre-1949 American hot rods.
To be staged on the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company headquarters and billed as “the capital’s finest automotive garden party,” the featured grouping will include appearances by Matt Farrant, three-time “King of the Beach” on the Pendine Sands and his 1929 Ford Model A roadster pickup and Rebecca Dunn, “the fastest woman on the sand” and her 1930 Ford Model A coupe.
Let’s hope the pandemic allows this one to go ahead as it’s a great opportunity for Not Rods to reach the mainstream audience
The idea of a revamped Slonaker award was for it to achieve parity with AMBR and create a space for almost anything with four wheels to compete for a granddaddy award. One look at the diversity of the cars in this year’s competition shows the goal was largely achieved. Let’s take a look at all the cars that battled it out for the award. Go here for full AMBR coverage.
Rod Authority was on the ground and we bring you a look at all the Slonaker contenders for 2020. The winner of this year’s prize is now the big cheese in the custom car world. Take a look!
A visit to Brooklands was a great way to see in 2020!
American iron was represented very well at this massive event as you can see, but was only a fraction of the overall car population. The historic Brooklands Museum is a fantastic backdrop for a classic car show. Thousands attended, very well run show.
Today’s feature is a series of photos of the 1960 Detroit Auto Show that was held at the new Cobo Hall on November 14, 1960. The facility was built on the shores of the Detroit River in the southwestern portion of downtown Detroit located between Jefferson and Washington Avenues,Michigan Highway M-10 passes under it. The…
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival launched in hometown of Auburn
One of the greatest classic car extravaganzas in the U.S., the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival takes place through Sunday, September 1, in Auburn, Indiana, featuring a busy slate of parades, cruises, shows, food and music that highlights the heritage of the premier automobiles once built in this Midwest city.
Among the events is the annual Hoosier Tour on Thursday, with cars from the ACD Club rolling in at noon to park in front of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, followed by a luncheon celebration, a public event with reservations required.