Join us on Saturday, April 2, 2022 for an informative tech session to learn about what goes into judging vintage vehicles at various types of shows and concours d’elegance events. We’ve assembled a panel of expert judges to discuss what they look for in a winner, how to prepare a car for judging, and the proper way to present a vehicle.
The discussion will focus heavily on British and European marques, but the lessons should apply to judged events across a variety of clubs and organizations. The presentation will examine the judging process at local car shows, marque-specific club events, and major national events like AACA and CCCA. Even owners who don’t show their vehicle in judged events can gain some insights on how keep their classic vehicle in top condition.
Our presenters include Tim McNair, a professional detailer and concours judge at such events as Radnor Hunt and the Amelia; Tony Gray, a certified judge with the ACAA; and Mike Nitroy, chief judge for the Delaware Valley Triumph Club.
A light breakfast will be served on site, courtesy of Hagerty Insurance. Space is limited to 40 attendees. Please RSVP to Dave Hutchison at Dave@ragtops.com to reserve your spot.
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.
Bring your British car to the Simeone Foundation Museum on Saturday, February 12 to meet with other British motoring enthusiasts. While you’re there, enjoy the discussion on the story of British Racing Green, led by Ragtops & Roadsters’ own Dave Hutchison.
Ever wonder why all the great British race cars of the past seemed to green? And what’s the true color of British Racing Green? This year’s Best of Britain Exhibition at the Simeone Foundation Museum will focus on the story of BRG.