It isn’t too early to be making plans for this June’s Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance (Photo 1). Once again Ault Park will be the epicenter for the old car hobby in Cincinnati June 10 with events beginning on the eighth that will lead up to the 41st annual event.

The concours is currently taking nominations for automobiles and motorcycles on their website but some pretty spectacular cars have already committed to attend.

One car that will surely appeal to the youngsters and any Bill Murray fan is a 1959 Cadillac Miller Meteor Ghostbusters Replica (Photo 2). Miller Meteor was born in 1954 when Wayne Works of Richmond, Indiana, purchased the Meteor Motor Car Company in Piqua, Ohio. Shortly after that they announced the acquisition of Bellefontaine, Ohio-based custom car builder A.J. Miller. They worked exclusively on commercial Cadillac frames and primarily created hearses and ambulances. This is a replica of the car used in the Ghostbuster movies.

A host of other amazing cars have also agreed to show including a 1962 Sunbeam Harrington Le Mans (Photo 3). Only 110 of these custom bodied Sunbeam Alpines were made in the early 1960s by coach builders Harrington, Ltd. In 1961 the company entered a team to race at Le Mans and, while not winning their class, surprisingly took home one of the significant awards that are offered. In honor of the award the next year’s crop of Harrington Sunbeams were dubbed Le Mans.

Another race veteran that will be on the field is a 1988 Nissan GTP race car, number 83 (Photo 4). This is one of two team cars that led Nissan to the International Motor Sports Association GTP Manufacturers’ Championship in 1988 through 1990. In 1989 alone this car had six first places finishes.

Stepping back in time is a 1932 Packard Dietrich Convertible Victoria (Photo 5). Packard was one of the earliest car manufacturers building their first in 1899. They went on to become one of the most prestigious luxury brands in the world but, unfortunately, had to close their doors in 1958. Luckily you can take a short drive up to Dayton to see America’s Packard Museum. Dietrich, Inc. was one of the early coach builders that made their name by working with luxury brands. To many collectors, a Dietrich bodied Packard is the top of the line.

Also on display this year will be a 1939 Rolls Royce Phantom III Inskip Sedanca de Ville (Phot 6). The Phantom III appeared on the scene in 1936 and sported a 447 cubic inch V 12 engine that put out 165 horse power. The Sedanca de Ville was a special trim for the Phantom III. 1939 was the last year for this iconic Rolls Royce.

The featured marque for this year’s event is Seven Decades of Porsche. The show will cover the entire lifespan of Porsche from its beginnings in 1948 until today and will feature both road cars and some of the ultimate racing machines. One special car that will be on display will be a 1949 356 Gmund coupe (Phot 7) which is the third oldest Porsche in existence. Another Porsche that will be shown is a 1956 356A Dean Jeffers custom Carrara Coupe. Jeffers was a famed custom car designer and fabricator.

In addition to Porsche there will be featured displays of motor scooters and a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Jaguar XK. There are also the 13 standing classes that range from early antiques through future classics and include racing machines and motorcycles as well.

While the Sunday show is the highlight of concourse weekend, there are a lot of other events taking place that you should mark on your calendars. Starting on Saturday will be an open house at Metalkraft Coachwerks, which is a restoration shop specializing in Porsche and other European makes. Then, departing from Mariemont Square at 1 pm will be the Countryside Tour which is open to all automobiles and will take a scenic tour of the region. That evening is the Hanger Party at Executive Jet Management at Lunken Airport which always includes a silent auction.

As always, the concours and all of its related events are fundraisers for the Arthritis Foundation Ohio Valley Chapter to help with the treatment and cure for patients afflicted with juvenile arthritis.

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