2009 Meadowbrook Concours – Click above for high-res image gallery
July means Independence Day to most Americans, but it also means racing, concours, auctions, shows, meets, rallies, and tons of other summer car fun. As July 9 has officially been dubbed Collector Car Appreciation Day, it's only fitting that we start off with a couple of vintage car events. The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place the first weekend in July this year, with three days of vintage and exotic car action from West Sussex, England. The Meadow Brook Concours will once again bring some
1924 Hispano-Suiza H6B Coupe deVille hood ornament – Click above for high-res image gallery
Pre-WWII luxury at Meadow Brook Concours 2009 - click above for high-res image gallery
1971 McLaren M8F Can-Am - click above for high-res image gallery
1967 Ferrari Dino 206 Competizione by Pininfarina - click above for high-res image gallery
Although nowhere near the size or prestige of Pebble Beach, Meadowbrook, Amelia Island or Villa d'Este, a number of smaller local Concours take place on any given weekend around the world. Most of them have their own special focus and most of them are designed to raise money for charity. One such event took place a couple of weekends ago in Irvine, California.