NY Concours d’Elegance to Celebrate Coachbuilders of the 20th Century


    Americana Manhasset, a high-end shopping center located in Manhasset, New York, is hosting the 6th annual Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, October 10. Organizers said they expect around 200 privately owned vehicles to make their way to the show and compete for the 'Best in Show' and 'Best in Class' titles.

    This year's theme is, "Salute to Classic Coachbuilders of the 20th Century". To reflect that, Americana Manhasset has invited Tom Tjaarda, an automotive designer who has worked for such design luminaries as Pininfarina and Ghia

    Among the cars to go on show is the 1971 Momo Mirage, an Italian bodied American GT car owned by its co-creator Peter Kalikow.

    There are only two of these cars in existence, due to the venture going legs up during the '70s energy crisis. A wooden prototype will also be on display, though it's unclear whether this will be 1:1 scale or not.

    Showgoers will also get the chance to see the Baja Boot that Steve McQueen famous drove in the 1968 Stardust 7-11 and 1969 Baja 1000 off-road events, as well as a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Coupe, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California, a 1973 Alfa Romeo Zagato 1600 and a 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica.

    Carscoop will hopefully have pictures from the event next week, so stay tuned.

    By Tristan Hankins

    Link: Americana Manhasset Concours d'Elegance



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