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Charities benefit from 29-horsepower Citroen 2CV drive, British concours

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A 29-horsepower, 35-year-old Citroen 2CV will make its way from Los Angeles to Rome with a stopover at the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals on May 14. The more-than 6,000-mile road trip begins in April and crosses the US and part of Canada before the car rides across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Southampton, UK, to begin the European leg of its trip.

The trip is being made to raise money and to call attention to Kennedy’s Disease, a recessive genetic neuro-muscular illness. 

It is anticipated that various classic car clubs will stage road rallies as the Citroen passes through their locales.

Salon Privé London raising money for Ukraine

Organizers of Salon Privé London have announced they will donate 20 percent of all admission fees to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine humanitarian relief effort. The concours is scheduled for April 21-23 on the grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea.

“Like everyone, we are following the heart-breaking news about the war in Ukraine with deep sadness,” said Andrew Bagley, co-founder of the concours. “The people of Ukraine are going through unimaginable hardship and we see it as a moral obligation to assist those suffering.”

The Disasters Emergency Committee includes 15 aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of great crisis, according to the concours announcement. 

Bantam Jeep celebration is June 10-12

The 11th annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is scheduled for June 10-12 in Butler County, Pennsylvania, historical birthplace of the original Jeep, which was based on a design by the American Bantam Car Company.

The event will mark the end of an event tradition, the scenic 5-mile drive through Moraine State Park. 

“This ride has been a unique opportunity since 2011 because this area of Moraine’s trail is not accessible to any other vehicles except for Jeeps during the Festival,” organizers noted in their announcement.

But this year will be the end of that trail: “We are incredibly thankful to Moraine State Park for allowing us to host the trail rides for Jeep enthusiasts over the last decade,” said Mark Gaydosh, the Moraine Trail Ride manager. “One thing that makes Bantam so memorable are the unique trail ride opportunities we have, and this final ride through Moraine will be one to remember.”

Also featured at the event is a gathering of 1,000 Jeeps in downtown Butler, drives on the Bantam property trails and at Cooper’s Lake Campground’s Jeep Playground obstacle course, the return of the Duck Dash, and an evening of “Light Bars & Brews.”

The event also includes a military encampment displaying how jeeps were used by soldiers during time of war.

Cincinnati concours sets features

The theme for the 44th annual Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for June 12, is “Euro Luxe vs. American Luxury.” Special classes will be the 75th anniversary of Ferrari, the 60th anniversary of Shelby Americans, and vintage sport utility vehicles.

The weekend begins June 11 with a driving tour and hangar party. 

Street Machine Nationals at Du Quoin

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Street Machine Nationals has announced dates for its 2022 series, which opens June 24-26 at Du Quoin, Illinois, and concludes July 15-17 at St. Paul, Minnesota.

The events are geared toward street-legal hot rod, muscle car, street machine and street truck enthusiasts. 

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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