A sunny Sunday in a beautiful location with hundreds of Concours-quality cars raising money for charity. It's hard to beat that combination. And, the Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance, which, apart from last year's COVID cancellation, has been doing it continuously since 1956, is one of the best as well as the longest continually-running Concours in the world.
Best in show went to this stunning 1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet owned by Valerie and Aaron Weiss of San Marino, California. August Horch first started making cars in 1903, and he registered "Audi" as a brand in 1909. If you look closely at the center of the 853 Sport Cabriolet's grille, you'll see the four interlocked rings that even today are the Audi logo. There has been recent talk of Audi resurrecting Horch as a competitor to Mercedes' Maybach.
This year, there were two featured marques, making up for a lost 2020, with BMW and Ford sharing the spotlight----and some of the finest examples on the planet were on the lawn at the Crystal Springs Golf Course.
Among the rare Fords at the Hillsborough Concours this year was the one-of-a-kind Ford Thunderbird Italien, owned by the Blackhawk Collection in Danville, California...
And a 1915 Ford racing car.
From BMW's history, this stunning 1935 315/1 Sport Roadster, owned by Karra L. Canum, which won the award for Best Pre-War BMW.
Save the date (usually the third Sunday in July) for the 2022 Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance. In the meantime, enjoy some of the other exceptional cars we saw this past weekend: