On September 28th, you’ll experience three different concourses including Car Club Expo, New Car Concours with the latest from Park Place, and then the showstopping Collector’s Concours featuring some of the absolute best Texas- and beyond- has to offer.
Here are some of the vehicles, and the stories behind the cars, that you’ll see on this year’s Collector’s Concours:
1967 Corvette Westlake, Collector: Rob Anderson
It’s an original, unrestored, Corvette with 427/435 HP engine. This amazing car retains all of its original components including the original paint.
1973 Lotus Elan +2S/130, Collector: Gordon Sauer
Purchased in 1989, this ’73 Lotus Elan was subjected to a complete restoration to bring it back to its original showroom condition,” said Sauer. “It was the final year of the +2 Elan in the United States. It has the big valve motor and the silver-metal-flake-in-clear roof that was used to designate that model.”
1972 Olsmobile 442 W30, Collector: Steve Lucchi
“Ol’ Blue is one of only 289 Olds 442 W-30 4-speed coupes built in 1972,” said Lucchi. “Assembled at the Lansing, Michigan plant, the first three owners lived in the Lansing area. The original owner “lost” the car in divorce proceedings. The third owner purchased the vehicle in 1984 as an incentive for his son to finish high school. The car was driven until 1990, then parked in the owner’s garage for 27 years. In 2017, the car underwent a $110,000, 1200-man-hour, frame-off, Concours restoration. The decision was made to leave the original back glass, which still has a parking permit from East Lansing High School affixed. In 2017 Ol’ Blue won “Concours Gold” and “Best of Show – Oldsmobile” at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago. Last year, she won Best of Show at the Olsmobile Club of America Nationals. I’m excited to introduce her to Dallas, Texas.”
1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coup, Collector: Val Herrera
“I own a small collection of classic Alfa Romeo cars that I have restored,” said Herrera. “This well cared for, all original and correct, Alfa Montreal was manufactured in Arese, Italy in 1971. It was first registered in 1973, imported to Canada, then came to the United States in the early 1980s. This “matching numbers” low mileage Montreal retains its original Alfa V8 engine, five-speed ZF gearbox and original, numbered body/chassis components. I acquired this “factory-correct” Montreal in 2002 and completed a multi-year cosmetic restoration in 2006. It’s won many awards. Including Best in Class and Best of Show awards at Concours d’Elegance shows around the U.S. and Canada.”
1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL, Collector: Whiney Stark
“I’ve always loved the 1950 – 70s classic Mercedes convertibles,” explained Stark. “In February 2014, after several months of searching, I found a partially restored 1956 190SL in Colorado. Initially I was considering a sympathetic restoration, meaning paint and minor repairs only. However, after discovering the floor were really fiberglass, I decided to do a complete Concours level restoration. I worked with three restoration shops in Colorado, the Mercedes Classic Center in California, and a specialty parts dealer in Maryland for over four years. The car won First Place in the German Classic class at the 2018 Park Place Supercar Showcase – a great honor. I enjoy meeting other car enthusiasts and talking about classic cars at local shows. My family enjoys the car as well. In fact, my daughter used the car as a backdrop for her senior photos recently.”
1969 Cheverlot Chevelle SS 396, Collector: Guhan Raghu
“My 1969 Chevelle SS 396 is a personal “holy grail” car for me,” said Raghu. “Having owned and restored over 20 classic cars, my opinion of the Chevelle is that it signifies the best of the late ‘60s offerings of American Muscle. This car had a frame-off restoration to show quality, and is a consistent winner at North Texas car shows. My family and I will enjoy this car for many years (and miles) to come.”
The Collectors’ Concours will be displayed on the first Fairway of the TPC Golf Course and will include a 1916 Stutz Bearcat; 1936 Pierce Arrow; 1966 Shelby GT350H Hertz Rent-a-Racer; 1983 Ferrari 308 GTS and many other rare vehicles.
Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury lifestyle and automotive event will return to the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019, rain or shine.
Purchase Tickets: LuxurySupercarShowcase.com