PHILADELPHIA _ The inaugural Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance presented by Cool Cars for Kids, Inc. will showcase 35 American and European classic and historic automobiles and race cars, including a 1967 Lancia Fulvia Sport, a 1957 BMW 507 Roadster, a 1930 Packard 745 Convertible Coupe, and former Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil’s 1926 sprint racing car. The event will take place Saturday, June 24 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia.
Classic car collectors from throughout North America are invited to submit their entries for the event.
A featured attraction at the Concours will be former Vermeil’s 1926 Sprint racing car nicknamed “Black Beauty”. Vermeil’s father, Louis, acquired the non-wing, open-cockpit sprint race car in 1937 and raced it in earnest after World War II. In 2007, Dick Vermeil began restoring his father’s car, doing much of the work himself. Black Beauty is now a show car and trailer queen, winning first place in its class at the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
On Friday night, a Preview Gala including cocktails, dinner, preview, silent auction and celebrity keynote will take place at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum from 6:30 – 10 p.m. The concours is Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance Tickets:
General admission ($25), children 18 and younger (free)
Premiere Concours Entries:
Car Corral Registration:
Individual Space ($50)
About Cool Cars for Kids, Inc.
Cool Cars for Kids, Inc. (CCfK) is a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, PA that brings together families of children with birth defects and classic car enthusiasts who share a common passion and appreciation for the one-of-a-kind. Funds raised from this unique partnership will directly forward its mission by supporting local and national charities – including The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) – to deliver care and support to children and families who struggle with the medical complexities associated with rare diagnoses. For more information, visit http://www.coolcarsforkids.com/
The Concours is being held at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum at 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19153 (http://www.simeonemuseum.org). For more information, visit http://www.coolcarsforkids.com/concours.html