If you attend Milwaukee’s “Masterpiece of Style & Speed” this coming August, you’ll immediately absorb the sense of theatre that goes into producing this ever-more-fabulous classic car show. And no wonder! Hardworking show chairman Leon Flagg is an actor by trade and a classic-car casting director by avocation. His producer, Sarah Drilias, is the person who who shapes the showcase event for the public to see in a fabulous setting.
Milwaukee’s Veteran’s Park — a beautiful location on the shores of Lake Michigan — is the stage for the automotive actors in this production. The downtown cityscape provides a fabulous scenic backdrop to an outstanding show. And the highlight of the weekend is the drive-by awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon, in which the cars run a spectator gauntlet to get their awards and exit stage right to massive applause.
The fifth “Masterpiece of Style & Speed” in Milwaukee, Wis., will feature Ferrari. Bentley will be Complementary Featured Marque. The Aug. 22-23 event will also decorate the Midwestern city’s lakefront with all types of vehicles from Isettas and Italias to Indians. Car owners from as far away as Switzerland and California will participate in tours, drives and seminars.
Saturday’s Club Day will highlight American Power, European Sports Cars and World-Class Exotica. Club Day has become a gathering place for local and national collector car clubs. In 2008, over 15 clubs, representing interests in everything from Jaguars to hot rods, participated with over 150 automobiles.
The Masterpiece benefits JFS, Inc., (www.jfsmilw.org) a 142-year-old social services agency. “We are thrilled to bring this fantastic event to the community”, said Sylvan Leabman, president and CEO of JFS. “Cars were invented to improve the quality of one’s life and that purpose mirrors what JFS does for so many.”