Bored of these concours articles yet?! With 3,000 photos snapped in three days — I was even a bit tired of all this out-of-reach metal myself my the end of the weekend.
But there really were some stunning machines in attendance. Best part? Their owners were typically nearby — more than happy to extol the benefits of their cherished cars. And more often, the great care and passion they have put into getting these machines up to show-quality.
Yes, in theory, anyone with a cool car could apply for a lawn badge. But be prepared for light interrogation by fellow cognoscenti!
That thought alone would have me running to clean up some shoddy wires under the hood of my Subaru — let alone a truly classic or vintage automobile.
These five Mercedes-Benz cars really show the depth and breadth of the quality vehicles delivered and cherished in America.
I thought to myself, “Hey. For all the Germans think we spill sodas in the cars and generally trash them full of the American lifestyle — look at these cars. Pride. And Joy. On Wheels.”
1958 Mercedes-Benz 219 Peking to Paris (With The Driver of the Race!)
~1963 220SE Coupe
This coupe had the nicest vintage interior I’ve ever seen.
1962 250SL Pagoda
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