Gregory G. H. Rihn (milwaukeesfs) wrote,
Gregory G. H. Rihn

Milwaukee Masterpiece 2013

On Sunday, August 26th, we went to the lakefront for this year’s “Milwaukee Masterpiece” car show. It was a lovely day, and we had a good time admiring the many beautiful automobiles on display.

We thought that this year there was a particularly fine selection of classic cars present, and some very interesting collections. For example, while there was an exquisite Jaguar XKE coupe being shown, there were also a number of the Mark I and Mark 2 Saloon (‘sedan’) cars, which were the more sedate Jaguars from the same period. There were some very rare models represented, such as a 1937 MG SA 2 Litre Saloon (usually you only see the two-seater MGs) and 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupe (Bugattis of any kind are very rare, but this was a type I’d never even seen a picture of before.)

There was also an interesting section of one-offs, customs, and conversions, such as the very handsome 1953 Victress S-1A Roadster (very advanced for its day), the 1961 Shabbla 1965 World's Fair Concept Car by Bucci Carrozzeria (which looks like something Buck Rogers would drive), and the 1962 Wild Goat Special Roadster by The Goodrich High School Auto Shop, built from plans originally published in “Popular Mechanics” magazine.

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