2010 CONCOURS D’ÉLÉGANCE LE MIRAGE A SUCCESS!
Montreal, August 27, 2010— The second annual Concours d’Élégance Le Mirage has ended on a high note.
This prestigious fundraising event, held this year at Parc équestre de Blainville in collaboration with the finals of Jumping Blainville, drew more than 2,500 visitors, doubling last year’s attendance.
Jacques Dion, president and executive director of Concours d’Élégance Le Mirage, will be presenting the Fondation André-Delambre with more than $65,000. Added to the monies collected in 2009, total donations to the foundation from the event have now reached $165,000.
The Concours d’Élégance was created to raise funds for the Fondation André-Delambre, whose mission is to support research into a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). This second edition was an unqualified success with both professionals and amateur lovers of beautiful classic cars. Jacques Duval and Pierre Houde provided the commentary for the parade of winning vehicles, and Pierre Marchand, president of the music division of Archambault Group, served as 2010 honorary chair. Personalities from the automotive world, including from the U.S.A.—Bob Knechel, executive director of the Collectors Foundation; Rob Davenport, founding president of the Louisville Concours d’Elegance, Louisville, Kentucky; and Jean M. Hoffman, board chair of the Saratoga Automobile Museum— joined Nigel Matthews, sales and marketing director of Hagerty Insurance Canada, in accepting the invitation to attend. During the benefit evening, Concours d’Élégance was officially twinned with Louisville Concours d’Élégance. Jacques Duval and Gilbert Bureau were also honoured for their remarkable automotive careers.
The date of the next Concours d’Élégance will be announced shortly.
Winners of the 2010 Concours d’Élégance Le Mirage
European Pre-War American Pre-War
Alfa Romeo 1947 6C 2500 Cadillac Fleetwood coupé V16 1940
European Post-War American Post-War
Mercedes-Benz 300SL 1956 Imperial Ghia Limousine 1958
European Best Crew American Best Crew
Citroen BL 11CV 1946 Cadillac Custom Touring 1926
Alfa Romeo Centennial Jaguar 75th Anniversary
Guilletta Spider 1962 Jaguar D-Type 1955
Preservation Theme : Beauty and the Beast
Ford 1903 Panther J 1972
People’s Choice Discovery of the Year
Volkswagen 1959 Lozier Type 77 1914
Concours d’Élégance Le Mirage Best of Show
Duesenberg 1929, Modèle J Dual Cowl Phaéton - Carrosserie Lagrande
(Photos available upon request)