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Sunday, Sunday! Concours d’ Elegance de Wal-Mart

Since the dawn of the automobile age, owners have always looked to craftsmen to create unique and elegant body designs. This one does not disappoint.

Since the dawn of the automobile age, owners have always looked to craftsmen to create unique and elegant body designs. This one does not disappoint.

The Concours d’ Elegance season is just around the corner. One of the first of the big names is Amelia Island in March. The majors get all the publicity and so we thought we would give some space to the Concours d’Wal-Mart – a unique event in that it occurs simultaneously in Wal-Mart lots across the country. Here are some highlights of actual competitors…

 

Wood has always been used in custom coachwork. Here is a fine example that not only provides a feeling of warmth and quality but also recognizes the practical requirements of locks and license plates. Kudos!

Wood has always been used in custom coachwork. Here is a fine example that not only provides a feeling of warmth and quality but also recognizes the practical requirements of locks and license plates. Kudos!

 

Another example of wood used as an accent to fine coachwork. The grain is extraordinary in this example.

Another example of wood used as an accent to fine coachwork. The grain is extraordinary in this example.

 

Many sportsmen commissioned custom hunting vehicles known as Shooting Brakes. We refer to them today as Estate Cars. This one, in a fine shade of gray metallic.

Many sportsmen commissioned custom hunting vehicles known as Shooting Brakes. We refer to them today as Estate Cars. This one, in a fine shade of gray metallic.

 

Hand-crafted interiors were the norm in the glory days of coach building. Here is a fine example of French stitching detail.

Hand-crafted interiors were the norm in the glory days of coach building. Here is a fine example of French stitching detail.

 

And another excellent example of interior design. This one with a special seat probably for royalty and used primarily as a parade vehicle.

And another excellent example of interior design. This one with a special seat probably for royalty and used primarily as a parade vehicle.

 

Finally The Hagerty Class, sponsored by the fine classic car insurance company we all love. This class pays homage to early automobile security systems. Fine craftmanship is exhibited in this class winner.

Finally The Hagerty Class, sponsored by the fine classic car insurance company we all love. This class pays homage to early automobile security systems. Fine craftmanship is exhibited in this class winner.

 

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