Barrington Concours d’Elegance a First for Chicagoland

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BARRINGTON, Ill. – The Chicagoland area’s premiere Concours d’Elegance will be held Sept. 14 to Sept. 16, 2007, in Barrington, Ill.

The Barrington Concours d’Elegance: Legends & Legacies celebrates automotive history and will feature 100 of the world’s finest and most rare historic, classic, sports, and performance racing cars. All proceeds from the three-day event will benefit Barrington Hills Conservation Trust, Cowboy Dreams of Illinois and Hospice of Northeastern Illinois. The founding sponsors of Barrington Concours are Motor Werks of Barrington and the event host, Makray Memorial Golf Club.

“By launching our Concours in the beautiful Barrington countryside, we hope to establish a tradition of celebrating rare and beautiful cars in Chicagoland,” said Mary Bradford-White, an event organizer and president of Barrington Hills Conservation Trust. “Just like established shows such as Pebble Beach, the Barrington Concours will be a juried event that attracts car owners from around the world.”

Bradford-White said that the Barrington Concours is unique in that all monies raised will be used to support the three not-for-profit organizations.

Automobiles scheduled to exhibit at the Barrington Concours include:

* 1936 Auburn Type 852 Boattail Speedster Convertible
* 1939 Delahaye 135 M by Figoni & Falashci
* 1939 Bugatti type 57C, drop head convertible
* 1907 Wolf, one of only two in existence
* 1950 K2 Allard
* 1972 All-American Racers Indy Eagle #7225

Barrington to Host Concours/Add One

The Barrington Concours weekend will be hosted by Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. Planned events include:

* Welcome barbeque for exhibitors
* Road rally throughout the Barrington area countryside
* Black-tie inaugural celebration dinner
* Display of legendary automobiles, open for public viewing on Sept. 16.

VIP tickets can be purchased in advance for $ 75, or on Sept. 16, for $80. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance for $30 or on Sept. 16 for $35. Tickets for students 18 and under are $20. To purchase tickets visit www.barringtonconcours.org.

For more information on exhibiting at the Barrington Concours, call Mary Bradford-White of Barrington Hills Conservation Trust at 847.381.4291 or to become a sponsor, call Beth Raseman of Hospice of Northeastern Illinois at 847/381-5899. To volunteer, send an email to volunteer@barringtonconcours.org.