Friday, July 19, 2013

Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance Adds Rare Ferrari 275 GTB LeMans Race Car

A very rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB LeMans race car, just one of four built, has been added to the lineup of classic, vintage and collectible motor cars on display at the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance, this Sunday, July 21, at Crystal Springs Golf Course.

Hours for the Sunday showing of more than 220 vehicles is 10 a.m.  – 4 p.m. Admission is $30 (kids 13 and under are free). There is a special $75 patron’s ticket which provides close-in parking, access to the VIP tent, food and beverages.

The Ferrari 275 GTB is from the collection of Silicon Valley’s John Mozart.

Featured marque at Hillsborough is the 100-year-old British motor car firm of Aston Martin and entries include everything from Len and Holly Auerbach’s 1938 Ulster racer to Peter Reed’s sleek 1966 Volante. Collector Tom Price is showing three Aston Martins include a 1949 DB2 prototype racer.

There is an evolutionary panorama of American Chevrolet Corvettes, a gathering of coachwork cars from the Italian Zagato works, a 1935 Duesenberg SJ – a car noted designer and seminar speaker Tom Matano says rides with “an air of authority” (Matano’s presentation on the secrets of enduring design takes place at 11 a.m. near main stage grandstands) – a showing of vintage Norton, BSA and Triumph BritBikes and a collection of Fabulous Fifty Sevens, those big-finned cars one might’ve seen in auto showrooms in the fall of 1956, first year for the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance.

Festivities include the 1 p.m. Parade d’Elegance, which includes 26 vehicles in a graceful pass by the Grandstands. Awards begin at 2:45 p.m.

Beneficiaries of the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance are Autism Speaks, the 49ers Foundation and the Hillsborough Schools Foundation. For information, www.hillsboroughconcours.org.



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