All photos and story by Rick Pettine
September 12, 2021 – Malvern, PA — Each Fall (well, not counting 2020), the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance provides automobile aficionados with a 3-day East Coast spectacle, rivaling famous West Coast shows such as Pebble Beach.
Proceeds from the event benefit two Philadelphia-region non-profit organizations – Thorncroft Equestrian Center in Malvern, PA and the local Boy Scout troops.
Thorncroft Equestrian Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Malvern, PA, whose mission is to develop the physical and emotional well-being of all people regardless of their individual challenges. Thorncroft is committed to therapeutic riding, personal growth and education in an equestrian environment of respect, love, and inclusion.
The weekend included a Friday night barbecue, a road rally and Black Tie Gala on Saturday, followed by Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance main event. The featured automotive classes for 2021 are Bugatti, Chrysler Imperial (Pre War, Post War through 1975, and special editions through 1993), and Ferraris That Are Not Red (through 328 and 512 plus Supercars). The featured motorcycles classes are Superbikes of the 1970s and Motorcycles of the Motordrome Era.
In addition to the main field of show cars, there is a Motorsports Park where several hundred car owners can bring their own toys – it’s a car show within a car show! But the unique feature of the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance that no other event of its type has is the Running of the Hounds and horse-drawn carriages!
I’ll let the rest of these works of art speak for themselves below