2019 Linnwood House Car Show

Today I attended the Linnwood house car show. In prior years, this was focused around the Rolls Royce display, but this year it was more of a general car show. I like this car show as it is informal, no marshals, security guards or crowds. Just rock up with your car and park in the vast grounds outside the historic house.

This year the main displays were from Rover, Wolseley, Austin and various classic American marques. The car of the day for me was a lovely 1937 Packard Super 8. These cars are hugely impressive in the flesh – pictures […]

Weatherford Vintage Car Museum

Second stop on my North Texas car museum road trip was the Weatherford Vintage car museum, event center and grill. The museum is right down from the rather impressive town hall in Weatherford. It is housed in a rather impressive looking restored building. As well as the museum, there is an event center, and a diner style restaurant.

There are about 15 cars in the main museum, and other 10 in the restaurant. There didn’t seem to be a particular them with the main museum collection, although they did have quite a few pre-war Fords. Also in the collection was […]

Horton classic car museum

The first stop on my North Texas car museum road trip was the Horton classic car museum in Norcona. Nocona is about 90 minutes Northwest of Dallas. The museum is located in a restored Oldsmobile dealership. It’s not far from the rather nice looking main street of Norcona. The museum also had a lot of period memorabilia on the walls which give it a nice atmosphere.

The highlight of the Horton classic car museum is the Corvette collection. The museum has an example (and sometimes multiple) of practically every model year from 1953 to 1973. They also have a couple […]

The Gilmore Museum, 2010

The Gilmore museum is one of the worlds best car museums. I was able to visit back in 2010 when I lived in Michigan and it was a highlight. A friend of mine and I took a trip there in my E-Type, a nice 2 hour drive from Detroit. The museum is located in Western Michigan, about half way between Detroit and Chicago. It has a varied collection, but is especially known for its collection of Pierce-Arrows. Pierce-Arrow were a leading supplier of luxury automobiles alongside the likes of Packard, Duesenberg, Peerless and others. Like many of these makes, they […]

2010 Concours d’Elegance of America at Meadow Brook

In 2010 I attended the Concours d’Elegance of America, at Meadow Brook hall. This is still the best concours event I have ever attended. I was living in Detroit, Michigan at the time and the event was held in the Detroit suburbs. The Detroit location also meant that there were various concept cars and other rarities that may not be at other shows. The event is no longer held at Meadow Brook hall, but is still in the Detroit suburbs.

Some of the highlights for me included:

The matching pair of Bugatti Type 57S Atalante and other French luxury cars […]