48th Annual 2004

Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance

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The Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance celebrated its 48th Annual Car Show and Family Festival on Sunday, May 2, of 2004. To some, Hillsborough is known as one of the most desirable communities in the United States, but to many more, it is known as the elegant and gracious host of the oldest continuously running car show in the west. The show itself has earned a reputation as one of the first and best of the season.  Proceeds from this event benefit the Public Schools of Hillsborough.

This was the first of many shows for Jan and I in 2004.  We participated in the 50 mile driving tour on Saturday which ended up being 99 miles when it was all said and done.  It was a pretty good test for the 1931 American Austin.  We found ourselves on the freeway a couple of times which can be a little scary but all in all we had an awesome time. The tour started from Crocker Middle School and headed north on I-280 towards San Francisco.  We deviated off onto Skyline Blvd along to HWY-1, then headed south.  We followed HWY-1 through Half Moon Bay to Pescadero State Beach where we stopped for a cup a coffee, a donut and a breather.  We then headed out Pescadero Creek Road, passed through LaHonda and ended up on Skyline Blvd heading north to HWY-84 then east to 280 and back to Hillsborough where we ended up at a private residence for lunch.  We traveled from sea level to approximately 1,800 feet a couple of times during the day.  I used 3 gallons of gas in 99 miles and got 33 miles per gallon.  The trip took 3 hour and 15 minutes.   If you haven't ever participated in a Concours Tour I suggest you sign up for one.  We had a blast!!

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The Tour

We're on HWY-1.

Still heading south, this was the last of the HWY-1 freeway.

We followed the Pacific all the way to Pescadero State Beach. The trip was filled with views like this.

An old gun turrut.

Coming into Half Moon Bay.

Approaching Pescadero State Beach.

Looking toward Pescadero Creek Road as we come to the rest stop.

The rest stop at Pescadero State Beach.

A look behind us as we leave the beach.

We're heading up Pescadero Creek Road. This was an awesome drive in the Austin!

What it really looks like to Jan while I'm driving :-)

Skyline Blvd heading north to Hwy-84.

The Pacific Ocean is to the left about 1,500 feet down under the fog.

San Andreas Lake.

We made it!!

A walk to the rear of the home for lunch.

Still looks good after a long day.


The Concours

A look at the Concours grounds.

1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900.

1948 Tucker Torpedo Four Door Sedan.

Our Class: Vintage Open through 1948

Our class: Vintage Open through 1948.

1938 Buick 46C Convertible Coupe. Owner: Harry Logan

1936 Ford Deluxe Phaeton. Owner: Bob & Diane Dupont

1936 Ford Model A Roadster. Owner: Jim Dunbar

1931 American Austin Roadster Model 142. Owner: Lynn & Jan James

1936 LaSalle Convertible. Owner: Jeffrey Meeks

Batcycle, The Micro-Mini class & small scale engines.

1966 Yamaha 250cc Batcycle

The Micro-Mini class.

A Peel Trident & a very nice Messerschmitt.

A row of some really cool small scale engines. They all run and sound awesome!!

This one probably has more horse power than my Austin.

The winners ramp.

We were Awarded 1st place in our class. It was quit an honor.



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