Gone but far from forgotten, the annual Glenmoor Gathering in Canton, Ohio, was one of America’s great collector car events. This past weekend the organizers held a casual reunion and naturally, MCG was there. Here’s our report with a big photo gallery.
For 18 years the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles, hosted by the Glenmoor Country Club in Canton, Ohio, was one of the finest and most enjoyable classic car concours in the country. Few if any shows could match its elegant yet comfortable atmosphere and expertly curated assortment of rare and desirable vehicles. Sadly, the Gathering was discontinued after 2012 when high costs and a proliferation of similar concours-type events across the country made it impossible to continue.
But too many people had too good a time at the old Gatherings to let the matter stand there. Glenmoor’s Myron Vernis, the driving force behind the original events, organized a one-day, drive-in car show billed as the Glenmoor Reunion, modestly calling it “a glorified cruise-in.” However, no cruise-in ever featured the fabulous collection of vehicles that appeared at last Sunday’s show. They included:
+ A star of previous Glenmoor Gatherings, the famed Valley Custom-built ’50 Oldsmobile known as the Polynesian. The legendary custom is cared for in modern times by Gene Blackford.
+ A tiny but mighty 1957 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato Corsa Competizione with Mille Miglia provenance.
+ A time-capsule original 1958 Pontiac Bonneville Safari wagon with rare period features including optional bucket seats and fabulous Trinidad metallic-threaded carpeting.
+ Three immaculately restored King Midget automobiles, the pride of Athens, Ohio, circa 1946 through 1970. The complete set (see photo above) included a Model 1, a Model 2, and a Model 3.
Check out all these wonderful and rarely seen vehicles and more in the gallery below. We don’t know if the future holds any more Glenmoor Reunions, but if there are, we’ll see you there.