August 24, 2004

16th Willistead Classic Concours d’Elegance to be held this Sunday in Windsor

Windsor, Ontario – The 16th Invitational Willistead Classic Concours d’Elegance will take place on Sunday, August 29th, from 9 am until 4 pm on the grounds of historic Willistead Manor in Windsor, Ontario.

1923 Nash Model 698
1923 Nash Model 698. Photo: Willistead Classic. Click image to enlarge

This year, the event will feature 100 Years of Ford in Canada and Chrysler’s Hemi which is being presented by Mopar. Participation in this prestigious event is by invitation only and over 175 hand-picked vintage automobiles are expected to make up this year’s field. The Willistead Classic welcomes Dieppe Insurance Brokers as this year’s principal sponsor.

The focus will once again be on the great American Classics from the 1925-1948 era but will also feature everything from the brass era to muscle cars. The hot rods & custom class and competition car class will also be back this year, joined by a new vintage motorcycle class. As has been the tradition for the past several years, the vehicle selection committee is once again on a mission to produce a fresh new show field of cars. A number of vehicles are being shown for the first time that have won major awards in national competition in the United States and Canada.

This year also marks the return of a featured poster vehicle. Local artist, Marc Lacourcierre, has worked his magic on a rendition of a freshly restored 1970 Hemi Cuda convertible restored by Legendary Motorcar Company. The Cuda will be featured at the show and posters will be on sale to the public.

Admission to this year’s show is $10 for adults with children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult. All proceeds from this year’s show will again go directly to the Willistead Manor restoration fund. Proceeds from past shows have contributed over $100,000 to this cause. For more information on the show, visit

Those who wish to nominate a vehicle to be considered for entry in this year’s show, please send a picture and brief description to

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