One-of-a-kind concept cars star at America's Concours d'Elegance


2015-06-26 12:03:26


One-of-a-kind concept cars star at America's Concours d'Elegance

Here's a look at the dream cars rescued from the scrap heap by renowned collector Joe Bortz...

Car collectors across the globe should mark Sunday, July 25 in their diaries in preparation for one of the most definitive classic automobileshowcases in the world.

The Concours d'Elegance of America is being held at Meadow Brook, Oakland University, Michigan, and will feature over 230 cars and motorcycles each vying for the event's coveted trophies and awards.

Joe Bortz's collection: (Clockwise from left) the 1954 Pontiac Bonneville; 1953 Buick Wildcat; 1953 Pontiac Parisienne; and the 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne

Among the event's stars will be four one-of-a-kind concept cars courtesy of Joe Bortz, the collector who made it his mission to rescue dream carsof bygone eras from the scrap heap.

Bortz made concept-car collecting a serious reality; and his vehicles proved to be some of the most popular spectacles at General Motor's Motorama auto shows during the 1950s.

July's Concours d'Elegance of America will be the first time these four cars have been seen together in more than 50 years, with the 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne now in restored show condition (as shown in the above video).

Other classics to appear include: (Clockwise from left) the1965 Dodge Coronet A/FX; 1934 Voisin C27 Aerosport; 1969 Lamborghini Muira; and the 1937 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atalante

Other head-turning classics on display will include the 1934 Voisin C27 Aerosport, the 1937 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atalante, and a classic of drag racing, the 1965 Dodge Coronet A/FX (all pictured above).

Tickets for the event can now be purchased via Concours d'Elegance of America's website. Otherwise, watch this space for more breaking news on the event.

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