The Organizers are making final preparations for the second annual Concours d’Elegance at Cobble Beach on Sept. 14.

Geoffrey McLeese, vice-president, said in a interview that more than 100 vehicles had registered for the event as of Aug. 12. By the time the show rolls around he expects to have close to the 111 that participated last year.However, it will be a much different collection of cars than in 2013. “The only vehicle that will be coming again will actually be the Isotta Frashini, the winner from last year,” McLeese said.
Owned by Peter Boyle of Oil City, Penn., the ultra-rare 1928 Isotta Frashini was named Best in Show at inaugural concours at Cobble Beach. Boyle wanted to return, McLeese said, and will also be bringing a Rolls Royce this year. This year’s show will have 21 categories. One notable class is for micro cars up to 1973. Among the cars in the class are a 1957 Messerschmitt KR 201, a 1959 Vespa 400 and a 1959 FMR Tg500. “There is kind of a strange following to those cars because they are just a very rare vehicle,” said McLeese. “These are quarky kinds of cars that are rare and are interesting to find.”
McLeese said he is also excited about the museum class for this year’s event.These cars are coming from places like the Detroit Historical Society, the Canadian Automotive Museum and the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum,” said McLeese. Among the cars expected this year are a 1930 Cord L29, an 1867 Henry Seth Taylor steam buggy, a 1909 Oldsmobile Model X3 Touring, a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy dual cowl Phaeton. “Effectively it is those vehicles you wouldn’t ever really see,” said McLeese. “There are going to be some pretty spectacular vehicles.” This year’s concours will begin with a drive on Sept. 13. Many will drive through Owen Sound and into Harrison Park. The route is also expected to take the cars to Hepworth, Wiarton, Big Bay and back to Cobble Beach. Last year 70 cars took part in the drive. This year’s event includes a Porsche display and test drives.
“There is quite a buzz actually in the concours circuit in the States” about it, he said. “Hopefully it is going to be a big success again this year and its going to double in size and continue to grow.”

Discounted Concours admission ($30/per) ends September 2. Please consider making your reservations today.

For those driving up with us on Saturday morning remember meeting is at 10:00 AM  sharp in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brampton, 10 Nevets Rd, Brampton, ON L6T 5T2  – just off Airport Road and Queen Street E. (Hwy 107)

Discounted rooms at the Blue Mountain Resort can be booked at: https://lodging.bluemountain.ca/booking/#availability  – use promo code: GRP111128

Dinner is scheduled at 7PM at the Copper Blues Bar & Grill in the center of Blue Mountain Village.

We will also have a group breakfast Sunday morning and then take the short drive to the Cobble Beach grounds. We should be arriving there by 11:00 and will be happy to meet up with members who decided to make this a one day tour.

More detail of our trip are here: http://www.mbca-toronto.org/2014/08/11/fall-tour-to-cobble-beach-concours-delegance/

If you have questions please call Harald’s cell: 416 838 6857