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Bandit Trans Am to attempt flyover of Chevy Nationals


The Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals focuses on Chevy but it welcomes a diverse range of General Motors cars, trucks and any vehicles powered by GM engines. More than 1,000 of them typical show up for the show days, June 21 and 22, at the fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Matter of fact, one of the main attractions this year is a famous Pontiac that will perform a spectacular stunt from a memorable movie.

“As a tribute to Smokey
and the Bandit
, a Bandit Trans Am will FLY through the air here at the Chevrolet
Nationals,” the organizers say in a news release. “Saturday afternoon at 1 pm.
the wheels will leave the ground and your heart will race as you get to witness
this spectacle first hand!

“The crew at Northeast Ohio Dukes will be eastbound and down with a Pontiac Trans Am to jump part of the fairgrounds. As Burt Reynolds would say, “It ain’t never been done before,” and it’s never been done here at the Carlisle Fairgrounds.”

Another special feature at the
Chevy show is the Hurst Showcase honoring the famed shifter brand, with a guest
appearance by Linda Vaughn, the renowned Miss Hurst Golden Shifter.

For more information, visit the event website.

Classic Ferraris (and a few others) in Chicago show | Ferraris on Fulton

Ferraris arrive on Fulton Street

Eighty-five vintage, racing and exotic
modern Ferraris will take part in Ferraris on Fulton, a Red Carpet Event in the
West Loop of Chicago held June 23 from 10 am to 2 pm.

The Ferraris will be arranged in a concours
format according to model, collectability and uniqueness standing within the
neighborhood of historic buildings and fine restaurants, from Halstead to
Carpenter streets.

A suggested donation of $10 for admission
will benefit the RPM Foundation, which
supports restoration and preservation training programs to mentor the
next generation of automotive, motorcycle and marine crafts people.

For more information, visit the event website.

Porsche 917-008 aimed to beat Ferrari 512 and Ford GT40 | Concours Suise

Legendary Porsche 917-008
at Swiss Concours

The Porsche 917-008 built in 1969 as part of the 25-car FIA homologation process for racing will be showcased in the gardens of Château de Coppet during the Concours d’Elégance Suisse, to be held June 21-23 in Switzerland.

The 917, created to beat the
Ferrari 512 and the Ford GT40 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, was incredibly fast
for that era, weighing just over 2,000 pounds and powered by a 4.5-liter,
520-horsepower air-cooled flat-12.

Among other features, the
Concours d’Elégance Suisse will honor notable anniversaries for
Bentley, Bugatti, Citroen, Delahaye, Mini and Carrosserie Chapron, along with
10 other classes celebrating the art and engineering of automobiles from the
early days of motoring through the 1980s.

For more information, visit the event website.

Celebration of the ordinary in England | Hagerty

Magic of the mundane, ordinary and unexceptional

The British
division of Hagerty Insurance once again hosts the least-impressive of car
shows: the sixth annual Festival of the Unexceptional Concours dOrdinaire, “an event for exceptionally
ordinary – but now very rare – classic vehicles.”

unremarkable showing of 53 “outrageously ordinary cars” will take to the lawns of
Claydon Estate in Buckinghamshire for the July 20 event.  In addition, other mundane vehicles will be
displayed in invitational categories that include commercial vehicles,
motorcycles and mopeds, a special anniversary class and selected vehicles from
manufacturer heritage fleets.

Off the
show field, as many as 500 hopelessly plain vehicles are expected to be
arranged in the adjacent car park.

For more information, visit the event website.

Hot rods, muscle cars and race cars

Heidts Automotive of Lake Zurich, Illinois, will host some of the region’s finest custom performance cars during its 2019 Open House and Car show held Saturday, June 29, from 9 am to noon.

The car show at Heidts, a
manufacturer of frames, suspensions and brake components for high-performance
custom builds, typically attracts some of the area’s most-impressive vehicles
presented in a festive atmosphere, with classes that include Stock, Modified, Resto-Mod and
Project classes.

For more information, visit the event website.

Bugatti Atlantic at Chantilly showcase | Chantilly Arts & Elegance

French elegance at
historic chateau

More than 100 exceptional automobiles from all eras will be assembled during the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille held June 30 on the Le Nôtre lawns at Chateau de Chantilly in France.

special gathering, now in its fifth edition, is held every two years alternating
with the Le Mans

For more information, visit the event website.

Other concours and events

The Highway Earth car show takes place June 23 at Franklin Canyon Park in Beverly Hills, California, featuring a vast variety of vehicles in a beautiful location.   For more information, visit the event website.

The inaugural Coyote Creek Concours d’Elegance is scheduled June 23 at the Coyote Creek Golf Club in Morgan Hill, California.  Formerly the Alameda Point Concours, held for the past two years, the event moves to the new site located midway between San Francisco and Monterey.  For more information, visit the event website.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
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.


  1. I read that there was some Libtard objection to the Smokey T/A due to the so-called "Confederate" license plate.
    Glad to see this resolved.
    Too many Republiclowns and Demorons in power- make it stop.
    The movie is hilarious, the props and language are period- are we gonna rewrite American history to appease the lowest uncommon denominator?
    Do the "politically correct" believe that they can change reality through force of will?
    How, as a people with free will and the vote, did we end up this way? I just returned from Europe; those folks are scared to death by the Trümpenfüerer’s policies and corruption; they’re also flat amazed at how much sh** the American people will take, and still trumpet "freedom".
    Bring it. I wanna see.


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