2013 Ironstone Concours d'Elegance
September 25-26, 2013
You can’t say much about Ironstone that has not already been said before except that Barry only got as far as Escalan in his ʼ57 T-Bird before he had to turn around and limp home. The Ironstone Concours is consistently one of the most enjoyable car shows of the year. The venue is perfect, especially when the weather and temperature are ideal as was the case this year. Not too hot, not too cold, just right.
Tom and Terry Machado hosted club members and friends and car show buddies both Friday and Saturday nights. On Saturday night we moved the party from the Machados’ suite to the Camps Restaurant at the Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort in Angels Camp for dinner after the Car Show.
There were some great looking Model A Fords in the show, including the Machados’ “Ms. Eleanor”, a ʼ31 Slant Windshield Town Sedan.. Dave and Marilyn Choitti brought their ʼ39 Studebaker, Walter Caplan brought his ʼ67 Jaguar XKE, Chris Thompson a ʼ62 Datsun Bluebird Wagon, and Donald Barnes a ʼ58 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. Long time members Bill and Ed Tempone were also there showing Bill and Juanita’s ʼ68 Dodge Charger and Ed and Irma’s ʼ64 Thunderbird. A great looking bunch of cars. Both the Chiottis and the Machados received Awards of Merit.
Just as we expected, we had a great time and have reserved rooms so we can go again next year.
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Photos by Scott Williams