AACA Fall Meet, Super Chevy Show top the list of concours and events

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A 1930 Packard 745 Sport Phaeton was an Atlanta Concours best-of-show winner | Atlanta Concours

The Hershey, Pennsylvania, region of the Antique Automobile Club of America has been hosting the Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet since 1955, reserving the first full week of October for the annual celebration, which is among the largest car shows and swap meets in the nation.

This year’s Fall Meet starts today and continues through Saturday on the grounds and parking lots surrounding Hersheypark and The Giant Center. More than 9,000 flea-market spaces, 1,000 car-corral spaces and about 1,500 show cars are expected for the sprawling event, the organizers say.

For information, visit the event website.

Super Chevy Show vintage drags | Super Chevy Show

All-American Classics hosts its final Super Chevy Show of the season October 13-14 at Tucson Dragway in Tucson, Arizona, with a family-friendly event that features a show of everything Chevy-powered, including classics and original restorations, street rods and cruisers, trucks and customs.

The Tucson show is the last stop in a series of eight American Classics Shows that take place in cities around the U.S.

Competitors will vie for the best-of-show prize that includes the coveted Super Chevy Jacket. The event also includes drag racing for cash prizes, swap meeting, Chevy performance marketplace and more.

For information, visit the event website.

Rods and customs in Kentucky’s rolling hills | Goodguys

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association continues its busy schedule of custom car shows with the Goodguys 6th Nostalgia Nationals, October 13 through 15 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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The show will feature more than 1,500 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972, plus three days of quarter-mile vintage drags, exhibits, swap meet, cars-for-sale corral and Goodguys Autocross racing.

For information, visit the event website.

Handsome Healey at last year’s Euro Fest | Renaissance Euro Fest

Great automobiles and motorcycles of Europe will be featured during the eighth annual Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show held Saturday, October 7, at Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

About 150 cars and bikes from England, France, Germany, Italy and others will be on display, with judging in 13 classes and a number of special awards. Organizers expect around 15,000 spectators to attend.

The event kicks off October 6 with a rally drive for participants starting from the Hyatt hotel at the Renaissance.

For information, visit the event website.

The 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K best-of-show winner | ,Atlanta Concours

In its second year, the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance hosted 180 classic vehicles last weekend at the Chateau Elan, with best-of-show winners announced in both American and European categories.

The American Best of Show was a 1930 Packard 745 Sport Phaeton, owned by Charles and Rhonda Cofer, and the European Best of Show was a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K, owned and restored by Evergreen Historic Automobiles.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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  1. Classic cars routinely publish about British cars. I lived in UK for nearly 40 yrs owned all sort of cars including Rovers and Jaguars. They were so badly manufactured with design faults. The clutch thrust bearing was just held in place by a rod which had two clips holding it in place. Eventually the top clip would slip and the rod fell out. They would just replace the clutch on a new car without even trying to find out why this happened. Jaguar E-type was such a problem I could write a whole page on it. I would never buy any of the Birtish cars such a problem to hell with them.

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