European Concours D'Elegance
On July, 6th & 7th, the 2nd European Concours was
held at Schwetzingen (near Heidelberg), Germany.
The weather was not that bad, than in 2001.
Unfortunately they didn't so much public-relation work,
so there were more visitors than last year, but this event needs moooore support.
Each year, a marque will be honored.
The first event featured Mercedes,
this year, the honored marque was Bentley,
and there were a lot of these cars!
But there were also a lot of Rolls-Royce cars, formerly the "sister-make" of Bentley.
And you were also able to see a lot of another British car company, Aston-Martin.
At Schwetzingen, not only the participants of the Concours
showed interesting, beautiful cars.
Some companies took the chance to present dreamcars, too.
Bentley had about 20 to 30 actual cars, for test-driving.
Unfortunately only for potential buyers, so I wasn't invited...
Bentley showed also the actual range of production cars on the area of the Concours.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost "AX201" was there, and the actual race-car of Le Mans 2002.
Spyker, the sportscar-manufacturer from the Netherlands
presented, again, their cars.
Even the brandnew production car "Double-Twelve" was there.
C.F. Mirbach, a restoration-company, and dealer for
special interest cars showed some cars, which he has in stock.
I think they were not the cheapest ones...
Following, a list of the different classes, that were
presented at the Concours:
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Veterans, and Edwardians, pre 1918, open or closed
Vintage, 1919 - 1930, open or closed
Post Vintage Thoroughbred, 1931 - 1945, opened or closed
European Sports/Racing, 1920 - 1970
Mercedes 300SL 50th Anniversary
Grand Tourisme/Sports Car 1945 - 1970
Aston-Martin, 1927 - 1970
Lagonda, pre 1965
Special Coachwork, pre 1939
Special Coachwork, 1945 - 1970
Honoured Marque Bentley, 1920 - 1970
Totally Original Unrestored Cars, pre 1970
Meguiar's Best in the World Entries
Some of the cars will be presented on additional websites,
showing more photos, and telling more facts.
All photos on these websites
were taken by me, they are copyrighted!
Please, don't use them on other homepages, or any other publications.
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European Concours 2003
European Concours 2004