Modern Marvels

2012 Ferrari 458 ItaliaIn addition to the exhibit about the re-birth of American Muscle (see yesterday’s blog entry), the Ault Park Concours d’Elegance also laid out a group of supercars to be enjoyed. This is something they do every year, referring to them as future classics. But these modern marvels, with their speed and elegance, are already a sight to behold. Check out today’s blog: http://turnerbudds-carblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/modern-marvels.html

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European Collectors

1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud IIOne of my favorite sections at the annual Ault Park Concours d’Elegance is the one for European Collector cars. These classics from the continent are always amazing. While this year seemed to be led by Mercedes, there were still a number of great cars from other German makers as well as Italy and Great Britain. To see them, check out today’s blog: http://turnerbudds-carblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/european-collectors.html

1955 Porsche 356

A Dragster At Heart

1963 Dodge PolarasWhat happens when you take a full breed quarter mile dragster and turn it into a street legal gem? Check out today’s blog and find out: http://turnerbudds-carblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/dragster-at-heart.html

426 cubic inch Air Max Wedge V8

A Different Kind of Model T

1918 REO Model TWhen you mention a Model T most people immediately think of what Ford was rolling off their assembly line in the second decade of last century. But most folks may be surprised to learn that there was another quite successful Model T from around the same time. To find out more about it, check out today’s blog: http://turnerbudds-carblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/different-kind-of-model-t.html

Hood Ornament

Because It’s a Rare Car

1935 Dodge DU ConvertibleDodge only made 950 of the DU Convertible back in the mid-1930s with very few still on the road. In fact, the owner of this 1935 model has only ever seen one other ever advertised. To learn more about this car, check out today’s blog: http://turnerbudds-carblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/because-its-rare-car.html

Morris Garages

1933 MG L1The 35th Ault Park Concours d’Elegance had a remarkable display of cars in celebration of Morris Garages, better known as MG. Beautiful examples of many of the top cars from this line’s history made for a wonderful history lesson on how this company went from selling cars to making them. Check out today’s blog: http://turnerbudds-carblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/morris-garages.html

MGA

Beautiful Cars on a Beautiful Spring Day

The Super BeeThis past Sunday was a wonderful day to take a walk in the park. It didn’t hurt that the park was filled with hundreds of beautiful classic and collectible automobiles. This was the 35th Annual Ault Park Concours d’Elegance, one of the oldest and most highly respected car events in the country. Today’s blog takes a look at some of the “Century of American Power” that was the feature of this year’s show. With a couple of extra fun things thrown in as well. Hope you enjoy today’s blog: http://turnerbudds-carblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/beautiful-machines-on-beautiful-spring.html

GTO Judge

Official Pace Car

There were a number of official pace cars from the Indy 500 on hand at the 35th Annual Concours d’Elegance at Ault Park. Here’s one along with an amazing Ford GT.

Ford GT

35th Annual Ault Park Concours

This past weekend was the 35th Annual Concours d’Elegance at Ault Park. This is the third oldest and one of the most prestigious car shows in the country. If you couldn’t make it, well, I’ll give you the next best thing: a bunch of blogs filled with pictures. Check out today’s and let me know what you think: http://turnerbudds-carblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/35th-annual-ault-park-concours.html

Buick Riviera

Ault Park Concours d’Elegance

Plymouth Super BirdOn Sunday the 35th Annual Ault Park Concours d’Elegance will be held. Not only is it one of the Midwest’s grandest collections of classic automobiles but it also raises money to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. This year’s special feature is “A Century of American Power” with cars ranging from Brass Age beauties to modern retro- muscle. If you aren’t in the area and can’t make it, stay tuned to the blog to see lots of cars from this great event. Check out today’s blog for a tease about what’s to come: http://turnerbudds-carblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/ault-park-concors-delegance.html

Olds 400