The 37th Annual Silverado Concours D'Elegance June 6, 2004.

NOTE:  I have talked with the organizers of this even and asked if it will ever happen again.  The answer is probably not.  It's really to bad and I hope something takes it's place in the future.

Silverado Concours has a special place in my heart.  Years ago when my wife and I were dating we went to the Silverado Concours d'Elegance when it was held at the Silverado Country Club in Napa, California.  It was there that my wife saw her first American Austin (a coupe and a roadster) and I told here we would get one some day.  Well, it was about 20 years later that we found our roadster and started in on the Austin Bantam trek.  The Concours has been moved to the old Mare Island Naval Ship Yard where the cars are prominently displayed along the home on Officer's Row.  It's a perfect place for displaying the cars in a true era atmosphere.

A view around the quarters

A few cars and a 1941 Chrysler Dual Cowl Pheaton

Cords & 1931 L-29 Cord LaGrande Speedster, a recreation of Jean Harlow's long lost LaGrande Speedster.

Tony Halekakis's 1937 Chevrolet Coupe, Jack Passey and some very nice Packards

A rare Doble steam car

My class: Antique 1925-1931 and some shots of the 31 American Austin.  This was my first outing with a digital camera so I'm still experimenting.

TV's original Batmobile built by George Barris.  A couple of fire trucks

Winners Row. 

Tony Halekakis with his award.  Jan & I received a 2nd place in our class.  I had alot of grade-marked fasteners holding the fenders on and was dinged pretty hard on it (justifiably).  I can tell you this, there isn't a grade-marked fastener on that car anymore!!!

 

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