North American Debut of Unique Alfa 8C Scheduled for Meadow Brook Concours

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TROY, Mich., May 5, 2009 − A one-of-a-kind 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 (serial no. 2311237) will make its North American Debut at the 30th Anniversary Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance on August 2, 2009. This exciting performance car is a one-off alloy Boattail Speedster formerly owned by Angela Cherrett− noted authority and author on Alfa 8Cs, and will be presented in unrestored condition.

“We’re thrilled that the owner of this thorough-bred vintage race car has chosen the Meadow Brook Concours as the venue for its North American debut,” said Matthew de Larcinese, Executive Director – Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance. “This addition to the show field is certain to be a crowd-pleaser!”

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 (serial no. 2311237) began life as a factory show car in 1934 before being imported to Britain by London Bentley Dealer Jack Barclay in 1935. The new owner promptly ordered a new two-seat touring body designed and constructed for the race chassis. As was customary at the time, many of these automobiles were supplied to custom coachbuilders such as Pinninfarina, Zagato, Figoni, Castagna and Touring.

It remained in the U.K. where it was raced and then driven until its purchase last year by a noted American collector.

Tickets for the 2009 Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance are now on sale by calling 248.643.8645. Online sales will be available soon at http://www.mbhconcours.org/tickets.htm.

Ticket prices
Adults (in advance): $25
Children 12 years and under: Free
Groups of 10 or more: $20 each

About Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance:
Held annually during the first week of August on the historic grounds of Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Michigan, the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance is considered one of the most prestigious classic automobile exhibitions in the world.  In 2009 the Meadow Brook Concours is celebrating its 30th anniversary. For more information about the 2009 Meadow Brook Concours, visit www.mbconcours.org.

The 2009 Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for Sunday, August 2, with plans to exhibit an impressive field of vintage automobiles and motorcycles.  In addition to “The Best of Detroit”, the following categories will be featured:

Fins and Chrome: The Convertibles of 1959
Packard V-12
Swoopy Coupes
Rolls Royce Phantom
100th Anniversary of Morgan and a Celebration of British Sports Cars
Motorcycles − The British Twins

This year’s Concours will also include a display of classic automobiles on loan from the Gilmore Car Museum located in Hickory Corners, Michigan.

For additional information and high resolution images, please contact Kerrey Kerr-Enskat at 519-437-3053 or kerrey@meadowbrookconcours.org

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