2010 Glenmoor Gathering

2010 Glenmoor Gathering featured

“Historic Motorcars of Cleveland,”

“Cars of Giotto Bizzarrini” - and Duesenberg!

September 17 - 19, 2010

In 2010 the Glenmoor Gathering recognized not one automobile, but a group of them—“The Historic Motorcars of Cleveland”—automobiles built in Cleveland, Ohio, a city that once rivaled Detroit as a center for automobile manufacturing. Even longtime car collectors aren’t aware of how many different automobiles were built in Cleveland through 1932, when all automobile production ended.

Among the Cleveland-built automobiles on display were famous makes such as Peerless, White, Winton and Stearns-Knight as well as unique and memorable makes such as Templar, Chandler and Jordan. Two of the best-known and most popular electric automobiles were built in Cleveland—Rauch & Lang and Baker—as well as a steam car, the White. Examples of all three types of automobile power were produced in Cleveland—internal combustion, electric and steam.

A special group of a legendary American Classic—the mighty Duesenberg—will serve as a 2010 highlight. A variety of body styles built on this famous chassis were displayed, including four from the most prolific of all Duesenberg coachbuilders, Murphy of Pasadena, California.

For those with a passion for horsepower and European design the 2010 Gathering recognized the talents of Italian designer Giotto Bizzarrini by displaying examples of some of his finest automobile designs. Bizzarrini’s 50+ year career included not only design and production of the Bizzarrini sports car but design work on the Iso Rivolta, Iso Grifo and Ferrari 250 GTO.

The 2010 Gathering also featured Italian “Super-Bikes,” such as those built by Aprilia, Benelli, Bimota, Ducati, Moto-Guzzi, and MV-Agusta from the 1960’s to present.

And, there was the usual great American and European antique and classic automobiles—plus a few surprises—that spectators have come to expect at the annual Gathering.

The Grande Salon Antique and Classic Car Auction—the first ever held on Saturday, September 18. It was conducted by Classic Motorcar Auctions of Canton, Ohio, headed by long-time collector Bob Lichty.

Serving as honorary chairman of the 2010 Gathering was Keith Martin, Publisher of Sports Car Market, the leading magazine chronicling collector car marketplace values.

The 2010 poster artwork featured a unique American Classics: the one-of-a-kind 1932 Peerless Sixteen sedan prototype designed and built by Murphy Coachworks, from the collections of the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum. The 2010 poster artist was Ken Dallison of Mississaugua, Ontario. During his 50-year career, Dallison has created elegant images for many blue chip clients. A founder of the Automotive Fine Arts Society, he began his professional career in London.

During the 2010 concours, automotive art by a variety of artists was displayed and on sale. Notable artists include Tom Hale, Alex Buchan, Tony Sikorski and Dennis Reardon. Several automotive authors signed their books including Kevin Wilson of Auto Week, Phil Berg, who authored Ultimate Garages and Peter Harholdt, photographer of The Art of the Muscle Car.

The 2010 weekend activities included the Passport Transport Countryside Tour, a restoration seminar by the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum (featuring a rare 1913 Autro-Daimler), a car collecting discussion led by Keith Martin of Sports Car Market, cocktail party and Gala dinner, cooking demonstrations, a Junior Judges’ program and other family activities. A new activity for the ladies was “A Day of Classic Beauty and Pampering” at The Spa at Glenmoor on Saturday.

Proceeds from the 2010 Gathering are designated for Mercy Medical Center’s Emergency Department Expansion and Renovation project.