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The 32nd Concours d’Elegance of America at Meadow Brook turned out better then anyone could have imagined. After many years of showing the cars from the Bortz Auto Collection at various venues nothing can compare with the way that Detroit welcomed home its own 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne and the three other GM 1950’s Motorama cars from the Bortz Auto Collection! It is the first time that three General Motors Chief of Design have been at the event. Ed Welburn the current GM VP of Design, Wayne Cherry and Chuck Jordan. Both Wayne and Chuck are retired GM Chiefs of Design and they were all there to celebrate the debut of the 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne. There have only been six Chief designers in GM’s 100+ year history.
Sunday, July 25th - The last Sunday in July
The Concours d’Elegance of America at Meadow Brook plans an exciting line-up for the 2010 show. Over 230 cars and motorcycles will be invited to vie for coveted trophies and awards. It all takes place Sunday, July 25th on the spectacular grounds of Meadow Brook Hall,Oakland University Campus in Rochester, Michigan.
You can find more information at http://www.meadowbrookconcours.org/
This is the first time in 55 years that four Bortz Motorama cars will be shown ALL in restored condition. The 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne concept car was removed from Warhoops Junkyard, Sterling Heights, MI by Joe Bortz in 1988 and has finally finished a 22 year restoration and will be seen for the first time since the 1955 Motorama in its original show condition along with the 1953 Pontiac Parisienne, 1953 Buick Wildcat I and the 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special at The Concours d’Elegance of America at Meadow Brook.
Meadow Brook 2010. Click here.
The 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne Motorama concepts car. Click here.
Articles for Meadow Brook
Chevy Biscayne:Gem of the Concours d'Elegance, The Herald-Palladium, August 8, 2010. Click here.
Concept Cars, symbols of Detroit's might, born again under restorer's hands, by Mark Phelan, Los Angeles Times, August 23, 2010. Click here to read more.
Retiree restores Detroit's Picassos, by The Associated Press, Saturday, Pittsburg Times Live, August 21, 2010. Click here to read more.
Where Have All The Concepts Gone? by Peter Loeser, High Gear Media, August 19, 2010. Click here to read more.
Joe Bortz: Concept collector unveils restored Biscayne Motorama dream car at Meadow Brook, by Jim Cherry, Classic Auto Examiner, July 24th, 2010. Click here to read more.
Joe Bortz Dream Cars, by Gary Wizenburg, July 2010. Click here to read the article.
Joe Bortz rescues Fred Warholak's old Biscayne for the Concours, by Larry Edsall / Special to The Detroit News, July 29, 2010. NOTE: Kerry Hopperstad did not restore the car but did build the chassis. The restoration team included several people, but Kerry did a great job on the chassis. From The Detroit News: Click here to read more.
Joe Bortz's 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne, by Todd Lassa. Click here to read more.
More on Joe Bortz's 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne. Click here to read more.
Concours d\'Elegance of America is a beauty pageant on wheels | detnews.com | The Detroit News. Click here.
'55 concept due at Concours, freep.com, July 2010. Click here to read more.
Rare Concept Cars of Bortz Auto Collection at Meadow Brook US Cellular Pavilion, AutoRacing.com, July 21, 2010.
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Concours d’Elegance today at Meadow Brook ROCHESTER HILLS — The 32nd annual Concours d'Elegance of America will showcase more than 200 cars today on the Meadow Brook grounds, attracting collectors from 25 states. The event, one of the biggest of its kind in the country, will have a broad selection of vehicles, as well as 30 vintage motorcycles, which will give a depth not found at other shows around the country, said Larry Moss, the chairman of the selection committee for the 32nd annual Meadow Brook Concours. For more of this story, click here:
Joe Bortz: Concept collector unveils restored Biscayne Motorama dream car at Meadow Brook There's all kinds of collectors in the classic car world. Some specialize in Corvettes. Others specialize in muscle cars. Or brass-era buggies. Still others fancy British sports cars or 1950s American iron. Joe Bortz stands alone in specializing in... To read the rest of this article, please click here.