Incredible Machinery Once Again Adorns Cobble Beach
In beautiful Georgian Bay this past September, at the Cobble Beach Golf Resort, the “Concours d’Elegance” was held again for it’s second edition. This brings together the “best of the best” in classic cars in Canada and the U.S. On the beautiful greens of this
Grey County beachfront golf course there were literally millions of dollars worth of beautiful machinery impressing all who attended. A beautiful display of Supercars was shown as well, with vehicles such as Lamborghini, Aston Martin, McLaren and Pagani. I can’t imagine a better location for such an event with the bluffs in the background of the stunning waterfront setting. Vehicles were arranged in an easy to follow route around the greens and the supplied guide book had details and information about the cars and owners so even the most unfamiliar to the Classic Car world could follow along and understand the significance of what they were viewing.
This year’s event once again supported the Sunnybrook Foundation which is what show founder Rob McLeese and his wife Rosemary chose to support. The funds will be used to build a new helipad at the hospital which can speed up the delivery and arrival of trauma patients. During the day the cars are judged by a group of experienced and well informed judges from all over North America. The award presentation is an experience to behold in itself as the cars are paraded along an almost red carpet type of atmosphere to be shown off in front of peers and spectators and presented with their respective awards.
To win an award at Cobble Beach will give the owner added “pedigree” to their vehicle due to the caliber of judges attending who know their craft. Vehicles accepted into this event are only allowed to compete once every 4 years, thus keeping the show fresh each year.
This year’s top honors went to Roger Willbanks’ 1936 Delahaye Type 135 Competition Coupe and deservingly so as this beauty really stood out for me. I normally gravitate to the race cars and the 50’s or 60’s vehicles, but this 30’s sports car got my attention immediately. It is literally art on wheels. This show has everything you would want, a nice drive in the Bruce Peninsula to Cobble Beach, beautiful surroundings and venue, terrific cuisine available and first class automobiles to view. Check out it’s history and future at www.cobblebeachconcours.com.
Photos and written by Perry M. Mason