Interested in a day of beauty and elegance overlooking scenic Northport Bay? If so then you will not want to miss this event!
On Sunday September 15th from 11am to 4pm, the Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island will hold its 45th Annual Jaguar Invitational Concours d’Elegance, a show of vintage and modern automobiles, on the Great Lawn at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.
The show is open to British and selected international vehicles of all years, makes, and models. A highlight of the show will be the display of a 1952 Jaguar XK 120 originally purchased by actor Clark Gable.
The car, originally gray with a red interior, was customized for Gable by the renowned Sam and George Barris. Modifications included a “Barris Gold” paint job, shaving the front fenders and rear deck, and installation of a removable canvas top. Recently, the car received a $330,000 ground-up restoration.
To see the show, visitors pay only general museum admission at the door*: $8 adults, $7 seniors (62 years and older) and students with ID, $5 children 12 and under. There is no additional charge to attend the car shows. The Vanderbilt Museum is located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, N.Y.
Looking to make a bigger adventure of the day? The general admission fee for the car show also includes estate-grounds access to the Memorial Wing natural-history and ethnographic-artifact galleries, Nursery Wing, Habitat Room, Hall of Fishes, Egyptian mummy and Stoll Wing animal-habitat dioramas. (For a Mansion tour or a Planetarium show you will need to pay an additional add $6 per ticket fee.)
So come check out all the Vanderbilt has to offer this weekend!!
William K. Vanderbilt II and the Vanderbilt Museum car show legacy:
The Vanderbilt Museum has honored William K. Vanderbilt II’s (1878-1944) automotive legacy by hosting classic-car shows on its grounds for more than three decades.
Mr. Vanderbilt, a pioneer race driver who competed in Europe, brought auto racing to the United States. He inaugurated the famous Vanderbilt Cup Races in 1904. That same year, he set a new land-speed record of 92.3 miles per hour in a Mercedes at a course in Florida. He also spurred the development of the American auto industry and built the prototype for the first toll road, the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway on Long Island.
Admissions at the door: $8 – Adults $7 – Students/seniors (62+) with ID $5 – Children 12 and under
*Note: For a Mansion tour or a Planetarium show you will need to pay an additional add $6 per ticket fee