Motorcar Cavalcade shakes up the competition classes



Organizers of the first Automobile Cavalcade, scheduled for Jan. 28-30, 2022, at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry, has promised a new twist to the Concours d’Elegance – and they’re keeping their promises.

Instead of the usual competition classes, such as pre-war American classics or post-war European sports, the classes will be:

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  • Doors: Gullwing, Pocket, Suicide, Scissors, Canopy
  • Glass: curved, split, monocle, flat
  • Sound: from antiquity to muscle through the hypercar
  • Dashboard: switches, gauges, cockpits, clocks
  • Lights: stacked, adaptive, tilting, halo, spotlight, LED, acetylene
  • Cockpit: seats, consoles, steering wheel
  • Usefulness: SUV, Safari, work, off-road
  • Painting: Remarkable colors and combinations
  • Finish: bare aluminum, stainless steel, exposed carbon fiber, wood
  • Power: Gasoline, Diesel, Steam, Hybrid, Electric
  • Engine: 3 cylinders at 16
  • Mirrors: Flying, Racing, Fender, Wing

As part of the vehicle submission process, car owners are asked to declare in which category they are entering their vehicle.

Not only does the range of classes challenge car owners, but judges will likely have to adjust the scope of their ratings. For example, does the price of glass go to that huge rear window on the mid-60s Plymouth Barracuda or the split rear backlight on the ’63 Corvette Coupe?

Classics in the sculpture garden

Ann Norton Sculpture Garden
Marion Montgomery, Sam Lehrman and 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Henley Roadster | Carrie Bradburn / Capehart photo

Vintage cars are sometimes presented in the most unusual places. Consider, for example, the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance which takes place in a baseball stadium. Or the recent and fifth annual “Sculpture in Motion” event at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The event features pre and post-war classics, as well as Grand Marshal Donald Osborne, and honors Gold Star families and veterans of Palm Beach County.

The event ended with a Grand Tour Parade of Cars on Palm Beach Island in the middle of the afternoon.

“Throughout history, cars have reflected innovation… kinetic art, industrial design, and skillful engineering have inspired decades of rolling sculpture that enabled the early transports, elegant journeys and history. shopping, ”notes the gardens on its website.

“Automotive design is actually a reflection of our imagination and what the future holds. Design is everywhere, but a car is personal. The rich history that accompanies the ordering of some of the most extraordinary vintage vehicles in our history is an inspiring message. Innovation is a theme throughout this exhibition, confirming that art, science and technology go hand in hand.

The awards went to a 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster (the most artistic), a 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Henley roadster (the most stylish), a 1996 Ferrari 512M (Young Connoisseur) and a Maserati A6G / 54SC 1954 and a 1956 Chrysler Boano Coupe (tied for public choice).

Registration opens for the Copperstate 1000 rally

Entries are being accepted for the 32nd Annual Copperstate 1000 Classic Sports Car Rally, scheduled for April 6-10, 2022, starting and ending in Phoenix, Arizona. The 1,000 mile rally is open to vehicles produced before 1974. The rally is organized by the Men’s Arts Council and supports the Phoenix Art Museum.

Half Moon Bay sets the date for 2022

The organizers of the Pacific Coast Dream Machines show announced that they will host their 30th annual event on April 24, 2022 at the Half Moon Bay Airport on the California coast, 20 miles south of San Francisco. The event will feature not only vintage cars, but also airplanes and a drag festival.

The event bills itself as “a whimsical, fascinating, entertaining, curious and absolutely unique spectacle and spectacle featuring some 2,000 magnificent driving, flying and working machines from the 20th and 21st centuries”.

Group C reunites at Goodwood

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Goodwood Photo

Forty years after the debut of the category, a gathering of Group C sports-prototype racing cars will take place at the 79th Goodwood Membership Meeting, scheduled for April 9-10 at the UK motor circuit.

“The Group C era remains perhaps the culmination of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and of world sports car racing in general,” Goodwood said in its announcement. “At its peak in the late 1980s, manufacturers such as Porsche, BMW, Lancia, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Ford, Toyota, Mazda and many more entered cars in the category, competing against countless teams and independent builders. “

Noting that Porsche has achieved “near total dominance,” Goodwood said 15-20 Porsche 956 and 962 racing cars will participate in the members’ assembly meeting.

FIVA adds 7 nations

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Gentleman’s Drive Event in Pakistan | Photos by Efran Shah and Anum Mujtaba
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Speaking of auto shows in unexpected places, the International Federation of Vintage Vehicles added vintage car clubs from seven countries to its global membership list, which now numbers 80 countries where groups “advocate to protect, preserve and promote historic vehicles and the culture around them, around the world.”

“Over the past year,” noted FIVA Vice President for Membership John Alcantara, “seven new members have joined the group, including federations from countries with enormous potential to communicate the importance of automotive heritage, such as Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

“Remarkably,” he added, “our member in Ukraine has helped attract a strong new partner in Russia, showing the unifying strength of our passion.

“Iran reinstated as soon as the internal situation of the country allowed it, while Montenegro completed the full membership of the territories which made up the former Yugoslavia. Finally, the smallest in size but not in ambition was the admission of Macau as a member of FIVA.

In addition to Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, new members include Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Porsches featured at Supercar Sunday

Supercar Sunday on December 19 will feature Porsches from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. While all cars are welcome, Porsches will be parked in a special corral.

The Zoute “Generation Rally” is scheduled for March 26

The organizers of the Zoute Grand Prix vintage rally have added a “Generation Rally” event scheduled for March 26, 2022. The event is designed for parents or grandparents to pass on the passion for vintage vehicles to subsequent generations.

The event will take place in Belgium and is open to vehicles produced between January 1, 1920 and December 31, 1975.


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