Get ready to rev your excitement!
The event celebrated Ford's 50-year milestone since their first win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Imagine the legendary 1967 Ford GT 40 Mk IV roaring onto the scene, etching its name in racing history once again. AC Cobras and Shelby GT350/GT500s showcased their fame during the Americana Day.
Hold onto your eyes for the special Mustang highlight, the striking 1963 Mustang III nicknamed "Shorty" was the star of the Performance Ford class! The car was developed for the Ford Performance booth that tour the auto show season!
This isn't just a commemoration; it's a thrilling tribute to Ford and Shelby legacy that'll leave you exhilarated!
The 20-year milestone of the concours was there for the 2016 edition, and it's brought the crème de la crème from day one! A dazzling display of the best participating cars, each a testament to excellence.
Look at the opulent Chrysler Imperial C-15, crafted for the manufacturer's founder's wife. Then, set your sights on the captivating Ghia cabriolet on a 1957 Chrysler chassis, and don't forget the striking Packard Panther.
The lineup also boasts the prestigious 1952 Chrysler Ghia SWB and the unique steel bodied 1963 Corvette Rondine by Pininfarina, both stars of the world's most revered concours d’élégance.
The Americana Day saw the arrival of cars of the period prior to 1925 often called the "brass cars". Bicylces and motorcycles of the era were also presented for the joy of the crowd.
Car brands on display in this older class were, Anderson, Detroit Electric, Kissel, LaSalle, Locomobile, DuPont, Pierce-Arrow, Rambler, Harley-Davidson...
The "pre-war" there were very well represented with some prestigious brands of its time like Packard, Cord, Chrysler, Cadillac, Ford, Studebacker, Lincoln, Pierce-Arrow and Duesemberg.
The 50s and 60s were the equally being divided into 2 groups.
There were lots of convertibles in the group 2 including a beautiful 1957 Thunderbird equipped with a custom rumble seat popular in the 20s.
The list of other cars in this class goes like this: Buick Roadmaster 76C 1948, Chrysler Saratoga 1952, Buick Special Riviera 1953, Mercury Monterry Sun Valley 1954, Nash Ambassador 1955, Chevrolet Belair 1955, Imperial Southampton 1956, Ford Fairlane 1957, Edsel Pacer 1958, Cadillac Eldorado Seville 1958, Plymouth Sport Fury 1959, Desoto Adventurer 1959, Cadillac Biaritz 1960, Studebaker Avanti 1962, Buick Riviera 1965.
A nice trip through time when television had less then 10 channels!
A group of vehicles that I call “utility” was also showcased, such as a 1949 Willis Overland Jeepster, a 1955 Pontiac Safari, the Nomad of Pontiac.
Few wagons were featured in this class like one of the 251 built 1951 Chrysler Town and Country, a 1955 Chevrolet Belair Camper, a 1955 Chevrolet Nomad, a 1964 Ford Country Squire, an 1971 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser.
For the pickups, a 1954 Chevrolet 3100 half ton and a rare 1967 Ford Fairlane 500XL Ranchero based on the Fairlane have been participating at the Concours.
The Corvette name plate was well represented with a red 1963 coupe Sting Ray with its traditional rear split window, red interior. A very noisy Corvette with street pipes that raced at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1968 was exhibited at the concours.
2 Corvettes updated by Callaway were shining by the presence and their open hoods with the 1990 Callaway Corvette Supernatural and the spectacular 2003 Callaway Corvette 50th anniversary edition.
Get ready for a muscle car extravaganza that'll set your heart drag racing! Picture a lineup that includes a unique creation by Motion Baldwin, the 1970 Chevelle SS 454, and the ultra-rare 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee with its Hemi engine.
Hold onfor the classics, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS 396 Z16, and the 1967 Oldsmobile 442. The excitement continues with the 1968 AMC AMX, the 1968 Ford LTD 428 CID, and the iconic 1969 Chevelle SS.
The tour continue with the 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, the 1969 Pontiac GTO, and the 1969 Dodge Super Bee. And don't miss the grand finale, the thunderous 1971 Dodge Challenger.
A rock and roll band of power, speed, and history that'll leave you breathless!
One of the most popular classes of the concours highlighted some of the finest European exotic cars. You could see some beautiful exemples like a Porsche 918 black painted, a dark metallic blue McLaren P1, and a Pagani finished in tinted carbon fiber pattern in dark red shades.
Selected cars joined this group of exotics, the circa 1965 Sensuale Super Spider, the Ford 351 engine equipped 1968 DeTomaso Mangusta, 1977 Maserati Bora, 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato, 2005 Maserati C12 built on the Ferrari Enzo chassis.
Also starring the exclusive 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, 2009 Ferrari F430 Scuderia, 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 Black Series with V12 bi-Turbo engine.
To end the list of this highly acclaimed class, the 2012 Audi R8 GT, 2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Coupe.
There is a car for the most demanding exotic car fan!
THE BEST OF SHOW OF THE AMERICANA DAY
The car that stole the spotlight on Americana Day is…
None other than the mesmerizing 1932 Studebaker President convertible sedan, proudly owned by the George A. Vassos.
Cloaked in a captivating blend of beige and dark red, this phaeton car is a sight to behold, a true masterpiece that captures the essence of vintage elegance and power.
On that spectacular car pictures, it ends the Americana Day recap of the prestigious Greenwish Concours. Hope you like what you saw and hope you will have the chance to visit this event held in a great venue!
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