Outdoor Car Shows
The outdoor car show season is winding down, and this week we bid a fond farewell to a longtime favorite, but send a warm welcome to a new must-see event on the car-show calendar.
Celebrating 50 years dedicated to the pursuit and enjoyment of Ferraris, our good friend Ron Spangler and his Prancing Horse Farm recently hosted a farewell bash that drew an intimate group of friends and plenty of automotive star power.
We first attended one of Ron’s invitational meets in 1982. Throughout the intervening years, Prancing Horse Farm was synonymous with collecting, racing and brokering the most desirable models from Maranello, and their car shows became an annual must-do for east coast Ferrari lovers.
It’ a testament to Ron’s impact on the Ferrari scene that this 35th anniversary event drew a bevy of classic Ferraris, including several one-off creations -- and the holy grail for collectors: An original GTO worth upwards of $30 million bucks.
As for the new kid on the block. Throughout its 15 year run, the Rodders Journal has set a benchmark for showcasing the most interesting and significant street rods, vintage racers and customs in stunning pictorials and well-researched historical prose.
Now, the Rodders Journal has taken to the streets for its first-ever car show: The Vintage Speed and Custom Revival, cruising through our home city of Baltimore and the grounds of Triple Crown’s Pimlico racecourse.
Whether homebuilt or meticulously crafted -- the originality, creativity and pure automotive passion displayed in this unique gathering of cars is unrivaled. Old school is cool for the Rodder’s Journal, and now those long-admired pages have come to life for everyone to see, touch and hear…
We can’t wait to check out next year’s crop of car shows, both new and classic.