Ferrari and Shelby models face off at 66th Hillsborough Concours – Robb Report

A scene from the 2021 Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance.

The San Francisco Bay Areas Hillsborough Concours d’Elegancean annual gathering of incredible cars covering every era of automotive excellence returns for its 66th edition on June 26. It’s fitting that what’s being touted as the world’s longest-running concourse (despite taking a year off in 2020 due to the pandemic) will see Route 66 this year, while also spotlighting Shelby American’s 60th anniversary and Ferrari’s 75th anniversary. put.

A special seminar presented by the Candy Store, an exclusive auto club, will also take a closer look at four hand-picked race cars with ties to Bay Area automotive history. On Friday night, the not-for-profit club’s secret venue plays host to Hillsborough’s “Start Your Engines” party, kicking off a full weekend of festivities ahead of the official show on Sunday.

A scene from the 2021 Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance.

A display of dinosaurs graced the show lawn during last year’s edition of the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance.

Kimball Studios, courtesy of the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance.

The agenda continues on Saturday with the official Tour d’Elegance rally exploring local back roads en route to another secret private car collection nearby. Then, on Sunday, Pixar’s creative director Jay Ward, who serves as a key consultant on the cars film franchise, will participate in the main event as an honorary competition judge.

“I am incredibly excited and honored to be part of this year’s Hillsborough Concours and look forward to seeing all of the incredible vehicles on display,” Ward said in a statement. “Route 66 cars have a special place in my heart, as we saw ‘The Mother Road’ in the movie cars

A 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC.A 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC.

The 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC that will be introduced.

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Highlights of the Ferrari exhibit include rarely seen, historically significant models such as a 1949 166 MM Barchetta, a 1957 500 TRC, a 250 GT LWB 250 California Spider, and a 1968 330 GTC. Ford vs Ferrari competition can play, as Shelby American’s 60th anniversary salute features a trio of American icons: a 1965 427 Cobra, a 1966 GT350, and a 1969 GT500 Fastback. The Candy Store plans to release a Bugatti Type 39A from 1926, a 1948 Nardi Corsa Barchetta, a 1954 Jaguar XK120 and a 1954 La Carrera Panamericana Chrysler New Yorker.

The 1954 La Carrera Panamericana Chrysler New Yorker.The 1954 La Carrera Panamericana Chrysler New Yorker.

The 1954 La Carrera Panamericana Chrysler New Yorker is presented by the Candy Store car club.

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The Hillsborough Concours dates back to 1956 and to commemorate this year’s edition, a new group of more than 20 dedicated jury classes will include Route 66 themed cars, in addition to Shocking Classics Through 1987, Yellow Cars, Vintage Motorcycles and Japanese Cars, among others. . In 2021, a 1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet took home the Best in Show (the same example named Best Concours Car in the Robb Report 2021 Best of the Best issue), while the Chairman’s Award, presented by returning Chairman Glen Egan, went to an immaculate BMW M1. procar.

An award-winning 1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet.An award-winning 1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet.

This 1937 Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet took Best in Show last year.

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Hillsborough aims to promote participation and engagement from those in attendance with Saturday’s road rally, but there will also be a memorable tribute with all the race cars starting their engines and revving to the red line. Called the Moment of Noise, it is done every year in honor of the friends who are no longer present, replacing what is traditionally a moment of silence.

A 1966 Shelby GT350.A 1966 Shelby GT350.

The 1966 Shelby GT350 that will compete for top honors.

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Many of the classics that crop up in Hillsborough, whether competing in the official race or driven by spectators, often make an appearance at Pebble Beach and the various other gatherings that make up Monterey Car Week in August. Held on the Crystal Springs Golf Course, about 20 minutes south of San Francisco, the Hillsborough event provides a chance to get up close and personal with some of the most respected brands and best-preserved models in history without putting in the necessary time and effort to navigate Monterey’s overwhelmed infrastructure and swollen crowds.

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