Sep 27 2016

Highlights from the 10th Annual Hemmings Motor News Concours D’Elegance

It was a beautiful day for another beautiful Hemmings Concours D'Elegance in Saratoga Springs, New York last Sunday. The 1963 Mustang III Concept Car once again drew crowds and was awarded third place in the very competitive 16-car American Postwar class.

Congrats to Hemmings for a wonderful show enjoyed by spectators and the 160 participants.


Howard Kroplick

The Mustang III was again a real crowd-pleaser.

Howard and Roz Kroplick with Brandon Salls (left) and Holly Hulfish (right) of the Saratoga Automobile Museum.

Howard and the Board of Directors for the Saratoga Automobile Museum.

The trailer for the Saratoga Automobile Museum features images of the 1909 Alco Black Beast. The Museum and I are working on possible joint projects for 2017.

Winners-American Postwar Class

Third Place- 1963 Mustang III Concept Show Car

Second Place-1965 Buick Riveria Gran Sport

First Place: 1954 Cunningham C3

Best in Show

1932 Studebaker President

Congratulations Dr. Vassos!


Sep 28 2016 andy hartwell 6:10 AM

We love the shows at SAM.  Have attended many but we were/are in Warsaw, Poland visiting the kids so this SAM / Hemmings show was one we had to miss.  Congrats on the 3rd place!

Sep 28 2016 Mike Cain 5:28 PM

Looks like it was as much fun as last year Howard. Sorry I missed it this year. The “Cruise to the Show” in East Meadow wasn’t nearly as good as the Hemmings event. Hopefully I’ll get up there next year. Congrats on your win!
From Howard Kroplick

Hemmings does a great job! Very well-run concours and lots of fun.

Oct 02 2016 Walt Gosden 9:07 AM

Congratulations on your win Howard! Long island was represented well at the Hemmings Concours, and fellow Classic Car Club of America members Jerry Beard of Massapequa had his 1937 Lincoln V12 convertible victoria with body by Brunn there, and Joe Cannazzario of Seaford had his 1934 Lincoln V12 roadster with body by Dietrich there as well.

Oct 04 2016 R Troy 10:31 PM

All nice, but the Studebaker is stunning!

Oct 09 2016 Tom 4:50 PM

Love that Riviera!

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