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-André Delambre


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)

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