Cleveland in the spotlight at Glenmoor Gathering

The 2010 Glenmoor Gathering this weekend will recognize not one automobile, but a large group of them — “The Historic Motorcars of Cleveland” — automobiles built in Cleveland, Ohio, that once rivaled Detroit as a center for automobile manufacturing.
 
Glenmoor GatheringAmong the many Cleveland-built automobiles on display will be famous makes such as Peerless, White, Winton and Stearns-Knight as well as memorable makes such as Templar, Chandler and Jordan. Two of the best-known and most popular electric automobiles were built in Cleveland — Rauch & Lang and Baker — as well as a steam car, the White.

A special group of a legendary American Classic — the mighty Duesenberg — will serve as a 2010 highlight. A variety of body styles will be displayed.

For those with a passion for horsepower and European design, the 2010 Gathering will recognize the talents of Italian designer Giotto Bizzarrini by displaying examples of some of his finest automobile designs. Bizzarrini’s 50+ year career included not only design and production of the Bizzarrini sports car, but design work on the Iso Rivolta, Iso Grifo and Ferrari 250 GTO.

The 2010 Gathering will also feature Italian “Super-Bikes,” such as those built by Aprilia, Benelli, Bimota, Ducati, Moto-Guzzi and MV-Agusta, from the 1960’s to present.

And, there’ll be the usual great American and European antique and classic automobiles, plus a few surprises, that attendees have come to expect at the annual Gathering.

A panel of well-known collector car experts will comprise a panel moderated by national car authority Keith Martin during the annual Glenmoor Gathering weekend.  Martin is also serving as honorary chairman of the annual concours.
   
Martin, publisher and editor of "Sports Car Market" magazine, and his panel will occupy center stage on Friday, Sept. 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The panel discussion will be held at Glenmoor Country Club, site of the annual invitation-only automobile concours.

The panelists are: Scott Boses, Joseph Cantore III, Bob Lichty, Dr. Paul Sable and Bill Warner. All are extremely active in the collector car hobby in a variety of areas within the hobby, ranging from directing a concours, buying and selling cars, and supplying cars to the motion picture industry.

The Grande Salon Antique and Classic Car Auction — the first-ever held at the Gathering — will be held on Saturday, Sep. 18. It will be conducted by Classic Motorcar Auctions of Canton, Ohio, headed by long-time collector Bob Lichty.

The 2010 poster artwork will feature a unique American Classics: the one-of-a-kind 1932 Peerless Sixteen sedan prototype designed and built by Murphy Body Co., from the collections of the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum. The 2010 poster artist is Ken Dallison of Mississaugua, Ontario.  A founder of the Automotive Fine Arts Society, he has created elegant images for many blue chip clients during his 50-year career. During the 2010 concours automotive art by a variety of artists will be displayed and on sale and several automotive authors will be signing their books.

The 2010 weekend activities will include the Passport Transport Countryside Tour, a restoration seminar by the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum (featuring a rare 1913 Austro-Daimler), a Junior Judges’ program and other family activities. A new activity for the ladies will be “A Day of Classic Beauty and Pampering” at the Spa at Glenmoor on Saturday.

Approximately 6,000 people attended the 2009 event, which included invitation-only vehicles from throughout the United States — from as far away as California and Florida.

Proceeds from this year’s Gathering are designated for Mercy Medical Center’s Emergency Department Expansion and Renovation project. Silent and live auctions will be held during the weekend.

For more information on this year’s concours and weekend events schedule, visit the Glenmoor Gathering web site at www.GlenmoorGathering.com or call-330-966-3600.

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