42nd Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance Features The Art of Italian Motoring

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The 42nd Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance will showcase The Art of Italian Motoring on Sunday, July 20. Keith Martin returns for his eighth year as emcee. SCM Editor at Large Donald Osborne joins Keith at the microphone. Donald will also provide morning commentary, interviewing the owners on the show field.

The event features more than 300 vintage, sports and collector cars presented on the tree-shaded campus of Pacific University, just west of Portland, OR. Classic automobiles compete for awards in over 50 judged classes. The concours weekend also features a Vineyard Driving Tour and an Evening of Elegance Dinner on Saturday, July 19th.

Spectators will see a wonderful field of Italian coachbuilt sports and touring cars. The 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Touring Berlinetta entered by Jon Shirley is featured on the concours poster. This automobile won Best of Show and received the Elegance in Motion Trophy at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours. In addition, David Cohen will display a 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS coupe with a one-off Figoni body. This automobile raced at Le Mans in 1936, and won Best of Show and the Coppo d’Oro trophy at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in 2012.

The Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance also celebrates 50 years of the Ford Mustang and Pontiac GTO with special displays. A 1965 Ford Mustang convertible displayed by LeMay – America’s Car Museum will be the centerpiece of the Mustang feature class. We are proud to showcase a special class dedicated to Datsun Z cars, honoring the growing importance of Japanese sports cars on the collector car landscape.

Glenn Mounger, former Chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will serve as Senior Judge.

Entertainment will be provided by The Tom Grant Band featuring Shelly Rudolf. Tom Grant plays jazz piano with the harmonic sophistication and deep sense of swing that only comes from more than four decades on the bandstand.

All proceeds from the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance benefit Forest Grove Rotary Club Foundation college scholarships, youth sports, scouting programs and various service projects in Western Oregon. The Rotary Club has returned more than $1 million to the community, including scholarships and financial aid to over 700 Washington County students.

For more information visit: http://www.forestgroveconcours.org or call 1-888-359-2530.

 

Tony Piff

SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer

Tony has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His popular “Rising Sun” column keeps a pulse on the J-tin market.

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