Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance returns June 24-25 to benefit Cool Cars for Kids, Inc.

The Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance, Brotherly Love’s premiere event, returns June 24-25, 2022 to celebrate the “Snakes” – the iconic Ford Shelby Cobra and Dodge Viper – each brand has its own unique source and cachet in the world of assembled cars.

Two of Carroll Shelby’s first “employees”, Peter Brock and Chuck Cantwell, who helped establish the Shelby brand worldwide, will appear at this fifth annual event on the street and on the racetrack.

A member of the original Viper design team is also expected to participate, which will be announced soon.

Dodge Viper is the most popular sports car which was manufactured by evades From 1992 until 2017. Bob Lutzpresident of Chrysler Corporation at the time, suggested to the Chrysler Design Center that the company should consider producing a modern, high-performance supercar, and clay model He was introduced to Lutz a few months later. The powerful two-seater car sparked instant interest in the Dodge brand among enthusiasts and the motoring press.

He hired Shelby Brook in 1961 as his first salaried employee, running the Carroll Shelby High Performance Driving School while helping develop Shelby’s first Cobra. continue in Shelby American Until the end of the racing season in 1965 when Brock . designed Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe wins a race FIA GT World Championship. Brock also created Shelby’s image of the American Shelby brand – logos, merchandise, magazine ads and car pellets – and designed many other Shelby race cars as well as exterior components for Shelby’s Mustang GT350s.

On the other hand, Cantwell, although not directly involved with the Shelby Cobra, was instrumental in the development of the Shelby brand as a project engineer on the Mustang GT350 and GT500 production cars, designing and building the GT-350 R-Model racing cars, Followed by Trans Am cars and worked as race team engineer for the Shelby Mustang Trans Am team, winning national championships in 1965, 1966 and 1967.

Peter Brook in February 1964 after completing the Shelby Daytona Coupe. (Photo by Dave Friedman/The Peter Brook Collection)

Chuck Cantwell with the new 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350. (Dave Friedman/Chuck Cantwell group photo)

Cool Cars for Kids, Inc. will organize (CCfK) non-profit “Elegance Contest” for classic cars on Saturday, June 25, at the Simeone Foundation Automobile Museum in Philadelphia, which in 2019 was voted “No. The World’s First Car Collection” by The Classic Car Trust.

Friday, June 24, the Concourse will be preceded by a preview ceremony featuring legendary Super Bowl-winning coach Dick Vermeil, who will be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in August, and Peter Brock, who has been inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in America at last March.

Michael Tilson, president and CEO of Cool Cars for Kids, one of the nation’s most respected classic and sports car bodies, said: Concours attendees will not only get a chance to get an up-close look at the many historical and legendary examples of cobras and snakes, but also see other classic cars from the Simeone collection.

“They will also be dealt with in an uninhibited discussion of the Shelby years with Peter Brook and Chuck Cantwell. Viper representatives will also be on hand, which will be announced shortly.”

1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe on display at the Simeone Automobile Museum. (Photo by Michael Foreman)

2005 Dodge Viper SRT 10 Coupe. (Photo by Stellantis Media)

The Concourse will display an invite-only collection of Cobras, Snakes and other classic American and European classic and racing cars. The fundraising event includes professional judging and awards presented for historical accuracy, artistic merit, and style. The popular Hajarti Youth Arbitration Program will also be implemented. This year’s classes are: Pre-War, Post-War, Open, Closed, Sports, Muscle, and Kids’ Choice.

Special events will feature a panel discussion with representatives of Peter Brook, Chuck Cantwell, Dick Vermell and Viper (to be announced later) during Saturday’s Concourse, and a Friday night gala honoring Brooke and Vermell.

Family-friendly activities will also be included; Celebrity guests (to be announced later), the Car Corral arena is open for local car enthusiasts to display their classic cars; food and specialty sellers; and access to the Simeone Museum.

A private car tour for cobra and snake owners is also scheduled on Saturday morning to the Simeone Museum.

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Quick overview:

what or what:

Fifth Annual Conference of the Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance

when:

Celebration: Friday, June 24, 2002 – 6-10 pm

Concourse: Saturday 25 June 2022 – 10:00 to 3:00

Who is the:

Families, classic car enthusiasts, car collectors, racers, one and all

where:

Simeone Automobile Foundation Museum

6825 Norwich Dr.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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