Three cars were selected as finalists for Best of Show at the Barrington Concours d’Elegance on July 14, 2013 and — for the first time, we think — a sixties muscle car was in a position traditionally filled by pre-war American and European classics.
Read about the 1969 Yenko Camaro, owned by Jim Pearse, in the following post made on the GM Inside News Forum by “Z284ever.”
1931 Chrysler Imperial, 1935 Avions Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne, 1969 Yenko Camaro
My, My, My. How Fancy The Camaro Has Become…
I attended the 7th annual Barrington Concours D’Elegance today. Truly, a spectacular event! In addition to the expected post and pre war Duesenbergs, Cadillacs, Packards, Lincolns, etc., featured were over a dozen Vincent motorcycles of historical significance. That was really something see, as was the collection of Avions Voisins.
In one corner of the field, was a category called “Horsepower Wars”. From 50 feet away, it almost seemed like any other collection of nice cars you’d see at a typical cruise night. Until you got up really close to them, and saw an astounding level of detail and quality only reserved for an event such as this. One of those cars was an orange ’69 Yenko Camaro.
After all of the awards were given, they called up the three finalists for “Best Of Show”.
They were: 1931 Chrysler Imperial. 1935 Avions Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne. And drumroll please………….1969 Chevrolet Camaro “Yenko”.
I mean, can you believe that!? Is that awesome? In the end, the Avions Voisin won best of show, and deservedly so. But did anyone ever think a lowly Camaro could play at a Concours D’Elegance with cars like that?