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Featured Concours Car of the Week

June 13, 2013

1938 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupe

The Elegance at Hershey posted a photo of this Bugatti Type 57 on Facebook and mentioned that the car “has been in the same family for decades, and is typically driven – not trailered – to events.”

That post caught our attention because anytime we learn of a pre-war car being driven to a concours d’elegance, it automatically becomes a finalist for selection as Featured Car of the Week. This two-door beauty, named after a mountain in the French Alps, is owned by Walter Baran of Ashland, Pa.

The Elegance at Hershey is a concours d’elegance with less than 100 invited cars that is conducted by the Antique Autotmobile Club of America. It takes place on June 16th in the formal gardens surrounding the The Hotel Hershey. The show is part of a multi-event weekend that includes a hillclimb and fundraising social events.

Follow our story about the owner’s grandson driving this Bugatti 60 miles to the Hershey for the show.




May 26, 2013

Andy Rooney’s 1966 Sunbeam Tiger

While not as well recognized as the James Bond Aston Martin, this British roadster owned since new by veteran journalist Andy Rooney was known to New Englanders for more than 40 years. He referred to it as his “station car” because most of its miles were logged driving to and from the train station for his daily commute into New York City. Rooney died in 2011

Rooney’s daughter Emily, an accomplished journalist and TV/radio talk show host in Boston, had the car restored and will have it on display at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance on June 1 and 2. Click here for Facebook gallery and link.