September 14, 2012

2012 Kirkland Concours d'Elegance

Last Sunday we found ourselves back at LeMay America's Car Museum (ACM) in Tacoma, Washington. This time for something really special, the 10th annual Kirkland Concours d'Elegance. This event has really become a tradition around the Puget Sound region and the ACM is its new home. A very different venue than the traditional Carillon Point location but the museum complements the car shows really well and offers a more down to earth location than the Utopian East Side. The brass-era and pre-war cars really caught our attention and having a chance to hear those engines was the icing on the cake. Here are some of our favorites rides.

Something for every taste.

1911 Simplex won Best of Show last year.

1935 Hupmobile 527T Sedan and its streamlined styling and "pilot house" windshield.

1960 Lotus Elite GT Coupe

1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa

1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Coupe

This one needed a push to get to the winners circle.

1920's Chrysler dual cowl phaeton by Le Baron

The fabulous 1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3) and it sonorous supercharged straight eight.

1911 Franklin M

Cars from almost every automotive era were present on Sunday

Hudson Hornet - low and sleek

1969 Miura S - always a treat to see this grandfather of supercars.

1928 Auburn 8-88 Speedster

1904 F.I.A.T. 60 HP - This un-restored beauty stole the show in my opinion.

1938 Frazer-Nash BMW 328

1913 Isotta-Fraschini

Rolls Royce Phantom Limousine

1946 Norton 18

There were plenty of Shelby Cobras, and GT350s around as well

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