Barrington Concours D’elegance Auto Show

In response to the overwhelming support enjoyed by the inaugural Barrington Concours D’elegance Auto Show held at Makray Golf Course in 2007, organizers have decided to present the 2008 event at Arlington Park. The reason for this move is to accommodate the large number of visitors who are expected to attend the second Barrington Concours D’elegance, which is set to take place 4-5 October 2008. Additionally, Arlington Park offers indoor exhibition space which will prove invaluable in the event of inclement weather.

Although the event has been moved to Arlington Park, the name of the Auto Show will remain as Barrington Concours D’elegance, and a number of events will take place in and around Barrington during the event weekend. On 4 October a “Celebration of Speed” will be held at the Autobahn Country Club raceway in Joliet, with the day ending off with a dinner hosted by the Onion Pub and Brewery in Lake Barrington.

Sunday will feature a Road Rally and Village Day, which will focus attention on the picturesque Barrington area. This Road Rally will give automobile exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to take a leisurely drive along the winding roads of Barrington’s countryside. Various car clubs, including Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Porsche, BMW and Jaguar, will station superb examples of their cars throughout the town of Barrington for all to see.

The Barrington Concours D’elegance will showcase over 100 rare, classic, historic, sports and performance racing cars and motorcycles. Cars on display at the 2007 event that are expected to be seen again at the 2008 show include a 1937 Austin 7 Nippy 2-Seater, a 1907 Packard 30 Runabout, a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe, and a 1910 Ford Model T Touring.

Tickets will be on sale at the 6-8 June Barrington Community Appreciation Weekend which is to be held at Arlington Park. Barrington residents will be given free admission to this event, and visitors who buy their Barrington Concours D’elegance tickets during the Barrington Community Appreciation Weekend will receive a $10 discount.

Proceeds from the Auto Show will be split between the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois and the Barrington Area Conservation Trust. So, not only are you getting the benefit of a fascinating, educational and fun event, but you will be supporting two worthy charities. Be sure not to miss the Barrington Concours D’elegance at Arlington Park in October 2008.

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