Race cars with Bay Area ties to be celebrated at 66th Hillsborough Concours

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Race cars with Bay Area ties to be celebrated at 66th Hillsborough Concours


Race cars with Bay Area ties to be celebrated at 66th Hillsborough Concours


Honoring the rich history of the Bay Area and its legendary ties to the motorsports world, the late-June 66th Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance -–the world’s longest continually running concours—will present a special educational seminar highlighting four historically significant race cars.

The Concours will take place on Sunday, June 26 at the Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame, culminating a weekend that opens Friday with a “Start Your Engines” kick-off party, followed by Saturday’s 21st annual Hillsborough Tour d’Elegance road rally.

Named after the private vintage car club that is housed in a former Packard dealership containing a priceless collection of historic road and race cars, the “Candy Store Racers” display and seminar will take a special look at four hand-picked legendary race cars that represent disparate, yet truly significant periods in motorsports history. These include:

1926 Bugatti Type 39A. One of five built, it was first owned by Sir Malcolm Campbell, who raced it in the 1926 British Grand Prix at Brooklands. In later years, it competed in North American events, including historic races at Laguna Seca, Sears Point, and Lime Rock.

1954 Jaguar XK120, which, following a comprehensive restoration, participated in many CSRG events at Laguna Seca and Sears Point, as well as the California Mille.

1948 Nardi Corsa Barchetta, one of only three built, it competed in the 1948-49 Mille Miglia and Targa Florio, using an Alfa-Romeo 6C 2500 six-cylinder, twin-cam, dry-sump engine producing 145 bhp, wrapped in an aluminum, handcrafted Corsa-Barchetta body—Barchetta: ‘little boat’ in Italian.

1954 La Carrera Panamericana Chrysler New Yorker, which in 1950 participated in the grueling 1,600-mile-long event. The Chrysler ran five consecutive days in nine legs from Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala at Tuxtla Gutierrez, in the State of Chiapas, to Ciudad Juarez, adjacent to El Paso, Texas, in the State of Chihuahua.

“Candy Store Racers” is the latest addition to a jam-packed 2022 Hillsborough Concours, which will include special displays such as: Shocking Classics Through 1987, Modified European Sports Cars Through 1987, Important Bay Area Cars Through 1987, Non Ferrari, Ferrari-Powered Cars, Yellow Cars, Shelby 60th Anniversary and Cars of Route 66. In total, the Concours will also feature more than 20 judged classes of “Automobiles of Distinction.”

Founded in 1956, the Concours presents exceptionally rare automobiles spanning virtually every genre and marque, from hot rods and muscle cars to sports cars, motorcycles and elegant classic luxury models in a magnificent setting on the 18th fairway of the Crystal Springs Golf Course.

Partnering with the Town of Hillsborough, the all-volunteer Hillsborough Concours Foundation organizes this annual sell-out event and raises proceeds for Ability Path, The Guardsmen and the Hillsborough Schools Foundation.

Tickets for all three events can now be purchased HERE.

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