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63-73 Riviera Celebrated at 2017 Hemmings Concours d'Elegance

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The info below is posted on the ROA website. We were pleased to hear Hemmings is yet again recognizing the Riviera with well deserved publicity. This time through their Concours d'Elegance show in Upstate NY. They are looking for 10-15 Rivieras from 1963 to 1973 to attend.

https://www.hemmings.com/concours/

The new location has been announced as of 2/4/17. The event will be held at the Charles R. Wood Park Festival Commons; Lake George NY, 9/15-9/17. 

 

Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance
September 15-17, 2017

The 1963-73 Riviera will be celebrated at the 11th annual Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance next September at Festival Commons, Lake George NY.

The announcement was made by the event staff at this year’s event. presented by Gullwing Motor Cars. The Riviera class will be accompanied by five other special classes: Chevrolet Camaro/Pontiac Firebird (in celebration of the GM F-body’s introduction) through 1981; Studebaker; MG; Wood-bodied Station Wagons; and Professional Vehicles (limousines, flower cars, hearses and ambulances) through 1980.

These six featured marques will be accompanied by the traditional classes, headlined by Full Classics (as recognized by the Classic Car Club of America), along with American Pre- and Postwar cars, American Muscle cars, European cars, Vintage Trucks and Preservation Cars.

Vehicles are now under consideration for each of the 2017 Concours classes. To submit a vehicle, please send full contact information, photos and a brief write-up about it to Hemmings Motor News Concours, Attn: Matthew Litwin, 222 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont, 05201, or by email at concours@hemmings.com. For more information about the 11th annual Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance presented by Gullwing Motor Cars, visit Hemmings.com/Events/Concours.

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FANTASTIC.  :)

I hope some local Riviera owners make it. Good chance I'll be working near there, then. On my radar!

Thanks JZ

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Yippee!  I was jealous when they featured the Toronado & El Dorado at the 2016 event.  It's on my calendar!  Now I need to start knocking-off the items on my Goldie 'to-do' list... ;)

 

Oh, and I can't wait to see JZ's '66 in-person!

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Jason, Should we possibly see about having this post "pinned" to the top?

 

Keep it on everyone's radar, and so those that do apply or are accepted can add to it?

 

 

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We could ask Mr Earl to pin this one in place of the dues reminder thread come Jan 1 when we will no longer need the dues thread pinned. I know he doesn't like to have too many threads pinned at any given time.

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1 hour ago, JZRIV said:

We could ask Mr Earl to pin this one in place of the dues reminder thread come Jan 1 when we will no longer need the dues thread pinned. I know he doesn't like to have too many threads pinned at any given time.

Sounds like a plan.

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Wanted to waste no time getting my Car in. Never know how fast it will fill up.Hoping the new venue will be just as Majestic. Making my Hit List..... Every Nut and Bolt.

Hope to See you there! Seldom get an Event this close.

 

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The new event location has been announced! The Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park,Lake George, New York. Of the 6 host hotels listed, the Fort William Henry is the closest to the Park.

that hotel is going to fill up very fast. 

http://www.festivalcommons.com/

https://www.hemmings.com/concours/

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I know several people have been wondering - I did submit the application a couple weeks ago and plan to take the 66 GS.

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Great Jason ! Good Luck ! Hope your in.

Debating taking my  Motor Home for the W/E.

See what happens.Just have to find a spot close.

Looks like they can make something good out of this Venue.

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Lake George in the summertime is heaven on earth. It's called the "Queen of the American Lakes" for a reason. That said, Lake George Village can be a little crowded and sort of honky tonk during the high season. Its all good clean fun though. If you go, make sure you do two things:

 

1. Take a ride on one of the Lake George Steamboats ( MinnieHaHa for a short ride, Mohican for a real tour of the 26 mile lake or Lac du San Sacrament in the evening) 

2. Take a drive out of Lake George on the Beach Road and turn left and follow 9L. It's a scenic, very twisty road through wooded Adirondack country. Put your windows down and enjoy. 

 

PRL

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Sept is getting closer - am bringing a 1923 Buick Opera Coupe - my question is - what are the judging rules ? Are they based on AACA or 400 pts - thanks and looking forward to Lake George

 

J, Milewski Jr.

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Best thing would be to contact the representative listed on the website link in first post.

 

It is not point judging. Typically Concours D'Elegance shows mimick (with variation depending on venue) French concours rules, which basically says the cars are rated on the visual impact they make. Other criteria such as the car's condition, authenticity, restoration, rarity and historical importance are also considered, but the main factors are the car's style, beauty, and elegance.

 

I just noticed the registration is closed for Rivieras so apparently they have met their quota.

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On 7/15/2017 at 1:16 PM, JZRIV said:

I just noticed the registration is closed for Rivieras so apparently they have met their quota.

I just looked at the website and saw that all classes are closed.  Should be quite an ordeal.  Jason, we'll be expecting some great pictures.  I think there happens to be a great photographer who'll be accompanying you.

 

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My wife & I took Goldie to Lake George this weekend for the Hemmings Concours.  We participated in the tour up Prospect Mountain on Friday, which then continued on to Dunham's Bay Resort for a buffet lunch.  Saturday was an open cruise-in which I participated in with Goldie.  Sunday was the Concours, which I attended as a spectator (no car).  It was a great weekend and the weather was perfect; if anything maybe a bit too warm -- but I'm not complaining!  It was great to meet a number of folks from the Riviera Owner's Association and this forum, including Pat Curran, Jeff Goldstein, Bob Miller, Jason Zerbini, Mike Hatcher and 'Roadshark'.  Pat was kind enough to look over my car and point out a number of original components and production nuances that I was unaware of and will now make sure to preserve.  Jeff's 'Villa Riviera' was on exhibition at the concours and must be seen in person to fully appreciate!  I also discovered two additional car enthusiasts each located 5 ~ 6 miles from my house in opposite directions!

 

OK, enough talk for now -- here are some pictures...

 

Friday -  Prospect Mountain Tour:

 

 

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Wayne Carini (Chasing Classic Cars) drove the lead car and mingled with the cars and their owners while we paused at the top of the mountain for sightseeing.  He was more than happy to stop and pose for pictures with proud owners and their cars.  He was present all weekend and gave a terrific talk following dinner Saturday night.  I had heard that Wayne was a 'regular guy' and I have to go further and say he's a 'regular car guy'.  He's happy to talk about cars, whether Ferrari, Porsche, Packard or a 1965 Chevy Biscayne.  In a sea of 'scripted reality' TV I have to say that Wayne's is the real McCoy.  Oh, and did I say he posed with Goldie & me...?

 

 

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