2008 Glenmoor Gathering
The 14th annual Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles was held September 12 - 14, 2008, on the grounds of historic Glenmoor Country Club near Canton, Ohio. This annual event is an automobile concours d’elegance in the truest sense of the phrase–a celebration of automobile design. It is held in a beautiful setting that includes fine foods, fashions, an automobile tour and much more.
In 2008 we offered a unique look at 100 years of General Motors history, displaying some of the more unusual automobiles produced during that company’s first century. The 2008 grand marshal was Wayne Cherry, retired head of design at General Motors.
We also featured the legendary Porsche. Numerous examples were on dislay including rare factory pre-production prototypes and a training chassis. There was also a special grouping of woodies–always a crowd favorite, and no different this year.
Since it was also the 100th anniversary of the Ford Model T, the Glenmoor Gathering featured several examples of “the car that put the world on wheels,” including actual demonstrations of how to drive a Model T. Bob Casey, transportation curator of the Henry Ford Museum, was present and signed copies of his new book The Model T: A Centennial History. A Model T assembly team from Canada also demonstrated how to assemble a running Model T in just a few minutes.
The weekend’s activities began on Friday with golf on the club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. A “Behind the Scenes” tour of the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum annex in Macedonia, Ohio followed on Friday afternoon.
On Saturday, the Countryside Tour departed from the front of the club at 8:30 a.m. for a trip through the Northeastern Ohio country. A brunch and fashion show sponsored by Laura of Pembroke was held on Saturday morning. Later on Saturday evening, a cocktail reception for the artists and silent auction was held on the lawns of Glenmoor Country Club, followed by a gala dinner in the chapel dining room.