Mark your calendars for June 15th,the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend. That’s when the Third Annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance will come roaring back to the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum for a one-day fundraising event to support research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to identify treatments for children born with rare genetic diseases.
This year’s event will celebrate the 100thAnniversary of Bentley Motors and feature a 1938 Bentley 4 liter coupe with a one-off body by Vanvooren, a French builder of car bodies for luxury carmakers Hispano-Suiza, Rolls-Royce and Bentley.
When W.O. Bentley founded Bentley Motors in 1919, his vision was to “build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class.” Well that about sums up the collection of cars that will be on display at the Philadelphia Concours, including over 30 American and European classic and historic automobiles and race cars.
Along with the Bentley, expect to get up-close-and-personal with rare and extraordinary open cars, closed cars, pre- and post-war cars, sport cars and muscle cars. All entries will be professionally judged and awarded for historical accuracy, technical merit, and style.
Honorary Event Chair, Super Bowl-winning Coach Dick Vermeil, will be on hand to join guests for family-friendly activities; a Car Corral featuring local car enthusiasts’ “cool cars;” food and specialty vendors; free Ben and Jerry’s ice cream; and access to the Simeone Museum – one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars.
Admission to the Concours event is $25; free for students and children under 18. But if you need to be first in line to see this stunning exhibit, you can purchase tickets to the Preview Gala on Friday, June 14th for a cocktail reception, dinner and Silent Auction and the chance to meet Coach Vermeil and many of the collectors.
To purchase tickets for the Preview Gala on Friday, June 14th, the Concours event on Saturday June 15, or to register your “cool car” for the Car Corral, visit coolcarsforkids.org.