Over 60 curated classic cars and 8 motorcycles were the centerpiece of the Inaugural Southampton Fresh Air Home Concours on Saturday, August 27th. Taking advantage of the Home’s unique site, Autosport Designs (“ASD”) created a site plan which positioned vehicles on the upper level between and inside buildings, and on the lower meadow, all thoughtfully placed to illustrate themes, such as design progression over time or cars-that-are-cute (three micro-cars placed on an existing small outdoor stage.) Many of ASD’s clients chose to send their cars and motorcycles to Concours which support was greatly appreciated.
As one show-goer commented, it was more than a Concours, it was a lifestyle event. Activities included 8 high-quality boutique vendors, a single malt tasting, a selection of craft beer, food and drink, and for the children a vintage fire truck and face painting. For everyone, Dr. Inglis, Professor of Astronomy, prepared a presentation on the Webb Telescope, which looped on five screens in three buildings. We streamed over five hours of music (95 only car songs) throughout the venue.
To emphasize the theme of serious cars (three Bugattis and a Bizzarrini, to mention a few) but also serious fun, some of the trophies were for “Car to Drive to the Oscars” (a Brownie camera), “Speed with Style” (a Mercury hubcap). Of course, Best in Show was not goofy – a 1930 -1932 Cadillac hood ornament mounted on marble.
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