Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Vacation, Day 4, 10/24/2009, Part 2

After our late breakfast at the hotel, we visited with H and V at their house, then made our way to the Renaissance Colony Park, a great big shopping center, to enjoy walking through the small courtyards and along the wide sidewalks to see the Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show. Naturally I took lots of photos although I didn't make it to every vehicle--you'll find out why later in the week!

We parked the car, got out, got Mama's walker out, walked a few steps and saw this breathtaking automobile! I found the show's results online, so that's how I know this: Best of the Renaissance Euro Fest: Barry Atkisson, owner, 1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III

There is a sign in the window that tells what kind of car, the owner, etc. along with this interesting tidbit, "Fifth from last standard Silver Cloud produced."

1954 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn

Interior luxury, wouldn't you say? See Mama out the window on the right? She's sitting on her walker, wearing her sunglasses.

How about these Silver Dawn windows and reflections?

More sweet reflections.

1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5

1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SL


1962 Mercedes Benz 190 SL


Another award winner: BEST OF MARQUE-OPEN, Special Award won by this 1995 Morgan Plus 8, owned by Joe Speetjens. I don't know what MARQUE means, but I'm guessing make, as in the kind of car that it is. Does anyone know? There's special note on the sign in the window: Only Morgan equipped with a Corvette LS3 enging with 445 HP. Golly!

Another winner, SPECIAL AWARD, Sponsor's Choice, 1954 Morgan Plus 4, owned by Joe Speetjens.

1974 MG B

And another winner, BEST OF MARQUE-OPEN, 1949 MG TC-EXU, British, owner John Lange

I believe I remember this right. The man told me the hood ornament is a mosquito!



1970 MC Midget Arkley


1952 MG TC-C MK2


Come back tomorrow for some more luxury cars!

From the Euro Fest Web site:

The inaugural Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show will take place October 24, 2009 at Renaissance Colony Park in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The show hours are 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and there is no admission charge.

Auto and motorcycle enthusiasts will view examples of the great marques of Europe, most of which were built prior to 1985. Nameplates include Jaguar, Austin-Healey, Aston Martin, MG, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Alfa Romeo, and Ferrari.

There will also be an exhibit featuring ten or more late-model Ferraris worth more than $4 million. A “Back to the Future” Delorean gull-wing coupe will also be on hand.

“We will have as many as 100 classic and exotic cars on display,” said organizer Mike Marsh, “It’s a rare opportunity for the Jackson metro area to see an array of stunning European road machines displayed in the European ambiance of Renaissance Colony Park.”

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