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

Masterpiece Style and Speed Showcase

On August 26th, we went to Veterans Park at the Milwaukee lakefront to see the second annual Masterpiece Style & Speed Showcase. This gathering showcased over a hundred beautifully restored or mint classic cars ranging from a 1901 horseless carriage to 1960’s muscle cars and some rare novelty items such as an Aquacar and Messerschmitt and BMW postwar mini-cars. Although the exhibitors were mainly just from Wisconsin and nearby states, I was really impressed by the quality and variety of cars on display. There were some rare marques like Lagonda and Morgan I had read about but never actually seen examples of. There were TWO Bugattis, one a lovely dual-cowl roadster originally purchased by jazz-age cartoonist John Held. There were some lovely examples of Georgie’s favorite, the 30’s era Packards, and mine, the Jaguar XKE. Periodically during the afternoon, selected cars were moved into a lecture tent so that the owners could talk about the restoration, maintenance, and quirks, which allowed us to see such things as a Stanley Steamer actually under power. This was a really excellent show, and I took a lot of pictures, some of which I have posted at:

and I hope to have more up soon.
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