Monday, May 5, 2014

Festival of the Unexceptional: A Concours de l’Ordinaire

I posted this on the Just a Car Geek Facebook page. For those of you not on Facebook, I thought I should post it here, too.

Festival of the Unexceptional: A Concours de l’Ordinaire. (Click on the link.)

I think this is a brilliant idea. We need one (two, three, four...) of these in the US. We especially need one in New England. :-)

Many, many years ago, the Labor Day weekend event at Lime Rock Park was called the Vintage Fall Festival. You would see old Fiats, Volvos, Rovers, MGBs, Saabs, Renaults, Peugeots, etc. among the more high price classics. Now it's called the Lime Rock Historic Festival and it's much more upscale. I still love the event, but I miss the mundane...

The British event is sponsored Haggerty Insurance in the UK. Maybe the the good folks at Haggerty Insurance US would get involved with one (two, three, four...) here? Maybe we could do it on our own? Hmmm...

5 comments:

Chris Keen said...

Hagerty has sponsored (and co-organized, I think) the Concours d'Lemons the last few years down in Monterey - that actually goes one step further in featuring cars that your average sane person would not allow into their garage. I've had my Lancia Beta sedan and Alfetta GT there, and I felt like part of the mainstream compared to some of the other stuff.

Maxichamp said...

@Chris: I thought the same. My Phaeton was even shown on this Motorweek feature of the Lemons Concours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLvpck7lk8c

Coach Factory said...

tiffany and co, longchamp, michael kors, louis vuitton outlet online, kate spade outlet, ray ban, chanel handbags, true religion outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, nike shoes, oakley sunglasses, coach outlet store, polo ralph lauren, jordan shoes, louis vuitton handbags, louboutin, coach outlet, ray ban sunglasses, tory burch outlet, toms shoes, air max, ray ban sunglasses, coach factory, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, oakley sunglasses, burberry outlet online, true religion, nike free, air max, louis vuitton, coach purses, ralph lauren, prada outlet, coach factory outlet, louboutin, michael kors outlet, burberry, longchamp outlet, oakley sunglasses, true religion jeans, gucci outlet, air jordan, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, louboutin, burberry outlet online, nike air max, nike free, prada handbags

Coach Factory said...

hollister, karen millen, soccer shoes, herve leger, lululemon, celine handbags, new balance shoes, ferragamo shoes, vans, nike air max, abercrombie and fitch, hogan, wedding dresses, mcm handbags, ghd, converse shoes, ugg boots, reebok outlet, oakley pas cher, ray ban pas cher, rolex watches, louis vuitton, ugg, soccer jerseys, insanity, louis vuitton, yoga pants, bottega, lancel, ugg boots, mont blanc, marc jacobs, air max, juicy couture outlet, p90x3, birkin bag, hermes, mulberry, north face outlet, supra shoes, jimmy choo, nfl jerseys, valentino, timberland, asics gel, chi flat iron, montre pas cher, ralph lauren, nike free, beats by dre

minicars said...

'The Festival of the Unexceptional is meant to humorously highlight the serious attrition rate of cars produced in the 1970s-1980s. The paltry number of these cars either licensed or on Statutory Off-Road Notice is truly frightening. Remarkably, there are more Porsche 911s in daily use in the UK than there are Ford Sierras.
Mini Cooper Spare Tire