Sunday, July 5, 2015

Misselwood Concours d'Elegance Classic Car Show, Beverly Farms, North Shore Coast, Massachusetts

Misselwood Concours d'Elegance, New England's Premier Classic Car Show & Concours d'Elegance

New England Fine Living magazine is a proud media sponsor of the 2015 Misselwood Concours d'Elegance premier classic car show.  Over 100 beautiful vintage and classic cars, from all over the country, have been entered for judging, with more classic cars available for viewing in the public parking area.  

For those who love classic cars, fashion shows, luxury, and historical New England properties, we highly recommend visiting this event. Please share this post with those who would love this event too! Misselwood is located on the North Shore coast of Massachusetts and easy to get to. 

Below, please enjoy photos and further information from the Misselwood Concours d'Elegance team. 

Founded in 2009 and inaugurated in 2010, the Misselwood Concours d’Elegance is the premier classic car show in New England, as it celebrates style, excellence and elegance on Boston’s Gold Coast by bringing together high-end classic automobiles and motorcycles from across the nation. Located at the oceanfront Misselwood Estate in Beverly, MA, the two-day event features a Tour d’Elegance and a Concours d’Elegance and serves as a fundraiser event for scholarships at Endicott College. While owners compete for various awards, spectators can enjoy the spectacular vistas, as well as an oceanside brunch, fancy hat contests, fashion shows, champagne bars, art exhibits and musical entertainment.

Concours d'Elegance shows date back to the 17th century, whereby horse-drawn carriages paraded in the parks of Paris. Over time, these carriages were replaced by horse powered automobiles to be judged on their appearance in a "concourse of elegance". At the Misselwood Concours d'Elegance we honor that tradition, as cars and motorcycles compete for various Best in Class awards, and ultimately for the coveted Best of Show Award. In 2014, the top-honors were given to a 1914 Locomobile Model 48 Berline, owned by Pebble Beach and Amelia Island judge Bill Alley. Alley is a former Olympian and a retired mechanical engineer and committed to the preservation and history of the early automobile.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A stroll down Chestnut Street, Salem, MA - Classic New England style historical homes

Whenever possible, I make time to walk around the historic towns I have come to love or find during my travels.  While in Salem, Massachusetts, for a business meeting, I made sure to schedule time for a walk down Chestnut Street.  Not only does a walk clear my senses, it rejuvenates my soul.  

These classic New England style homes have been lovingly preserved by their owners or by historical preservation groups.  

With a building permit in the window, this home looked like it is in the process of being worked on.