The Philadelphia area’s signature concours d’elegance returns to Radnor Hunt Club for its 25th anniversary on the weekend of September 9th through 11th. The three-day festival of classic automobiles and motorcycles kicks off Friday evening with a Welcome BBQ for event participants. Saturday’s activities kick off with the Bill O’Connell Memorial Road Rally and end with a black tie formal gala in the evening.
The main event on Sunday is the Concours d’Elegance. Featured automotive classes include Cadillac, cars from the Derham Body Company, Porsche 4 Cylinder 4 Cam Cars, Cars of Honoree Chuck Cantwell, and a Ferrari 75th Anniversary Display. Featured motorcycles classes this year include BSA and Motorcycles Made In America.
The Radnor Hunt Concours benefits Thorncroft Equestrian Center in Chester County, PA.
Join us once again at the New Hope Auto Show on August 13th and 14th at New Hope-Solebury High School. As in years past, the show will run over the course of two days, with American vehicles the focus of Saturday’s event and all foreign vehicles being the feature of Sunday’s activity.
We’ll be on-site with our tent, our Sprinter and something special on display, so stop by and say hello.
Our hometown show, Perkasie Under the Stars is the borough’s annual all-makes community car show. For the last two years, Ragtops & Roadsters has sponsored “The British Are Coming,” an all-British show-within-a-show.
Located just two blocks from our 4th Street workshop, it’s a great traditional street festival with live music, plenty of great food and drink, and hearty mix of enthusiastic car owners of all stripes. Free to attend, cheap to participate. Come out and join the Ragtops crew with your favorite English ride.
Cars and Motorcycles of England at the historic Hope Lodge features an all-British, marque-judged motorcar and motorcycle concours, and a nationally sanctioned Jaguar Concours d’Elegance. The combined show fields represent one of the largest British motoring shows on the East Coast with over 250 cars and motorcycles participating in each of the last four years in which this event was held. The show field opens at 8:30 AM and Judging begins at 10:00 AM. Prizes will be awarded beginning at 2:30PM.
Delaware Valley Triumphs sponsors the All-British show. Our show field includes the following marques: Aston Martin, Austin, Austin Healey, Bentley, Daimler, Jaguar, Lanchester, Lotus, MG, Mini, Morgan, Peerless, Rolls Royce, Rover, Sunbeam, and, of course, Triumph. Motorcycles included BSA, Norton, and Triumph. In 2022 there will be nearly 40 award classes for automobiles and four for motorcycles. Special awards will also be given for “Diamond in the Rough”, the “Best of Show – Participants’ Choice” and the “Best of Show – Judge’s Choice”.
The “Best of Britain” exhibit returned to the Simeone Foundation Museum in Philadelphia from February 5-13. Over the course of two weeks, fourteen different British cars were on display at the museum to demonstrate the theme of this year’s focus, “A Study of British Racing Green.”
This year’s guest speaker was Greg Porter, who gave a special presentation that delved into the facts, the fiction and the lore around one of the most iconic and oft-debated colors, British Racing Green. A certified specialist from the Bonham’s auction company, Greg revealed how the color evolved from the original pale-green on early Napier race cars to its dark, somber present-day interpretation.
More than 300 people came out for the presentation which culminated in one of the museum’s signature Demo Days, where a sampling of the collection’s vehicles are taken outside to be seen and heard in their natural environment. With a welcome spell of warm weather, attendees were treated to watching the Aston Martin DBR 1 run, among other rare and desirable cars.
As a sponsor of the event, Ragtops & Roadsters is proud to have once again been a part of the Best of Britain exhibit. We look forward to next year when we’ll celebrate the 100th anniversary of MG at this wonderful venue.