Here’s MCG’s report from this past weekend’s 2016 Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth, Michigan, better known as the St. John’s Concours, including a giant photo gallery.
As we often say here at Mac’s Motor City Garage, we’re truly grateful to have one of greatest collector car shows in the world right here in the Motor City—specifically, in Plymouth, Michigan, a few miles west of downtown Detroit, at the elegant Inn at St. John’s.
One thing that makes the event so special, in our view, is the makeup of the car categories, which produce tremendous variety and interest. This year’s expertly curated display categories included Jet-Age Travel Trucks, Body by Dietrich, and Racing Through the Ages: The GT40. From such groups, here are just a few of the exceptional cars that caught our eye:
+ Jeff Block’s charming 1930 American Austin Roadster, providing a wonderful counterpoint to all the giant classic-era luxury cars on the show field.
+ The original 1971 Dodge Challenger Motown Missile, Chrysler’s factory-backed moon-shot Pro Stock drag racer, now owned by Arnie Klann.
+ Owned and presented by Samuel Lehrman, a 1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Stationary Coupe with distinctive bodywork by Dietrich, one of five such examples known to exist.
+ A genuine cult favorite, a 1972 Lancia Stratos HF with stunning Bertone styling and midship Ferrari Dino V6 power. This bright yellow example is owned by Denis Bigioni.
All these extraordinary vehicles and many more will be found in the gallery below. Click on any image to start a slide show.