Vintage Rides in the Brandywine Valley

Antique automobiles are things of beauty and enjoying them along the backdrop of the bucolic Brandywine Valley Countryside is spectacular. Get your motor running with a look at the evolution of transportation and plan to stay the night as delectable restaurants, wineries and breweries are also a staple of the region and can complete your perfect getaway.

Kennett Square’s Annual Mushroom Festival celebrates the region’s number one crop with culinary events, growing exhibits, entertainment and more than 200 vendors. It also features an Antique and Classic Car Show on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Stroll charming tree-lined Broad Street and check out vintage autos including some of the oldest electric-powered cars. All walks of cars will be on display, from a 1916 Rauch and Lang vehicle to a modern day Volt, courtesy of the Eastern Electric Vehicle Club.

Radnor Hunt is the home of a renowned Concours d’Elegance, September 10-11, 2016. This nationally recognized motorcar event, an elegant classic car invitational on the historic grounds at Radnor Hunt, evokes the relaxed qualities of an English garden party with a celebration of vintage automobiles. 2016 featured marques are: The elegance and beauty of Lancia, Previous Concours Winners and Mercedes Benz 300SL. Additionally motorcycles will be showcased and the popular vintage horse-drawn carriages that illustrate the evolution of transportation.

Hagley Museum celebrates automotive innovation at the annual Hagley Car Show on September 18, 2016. Browse more than 500 antique and restored cars that date from the early 1900’s to 1980’s. The show features vehicle parades, motoring music and a festival food court all along the backdrop of Hagley’s powder yards on the banks of the Brandywine.

The newest addition to Vintage Car events in Chester County is the Invitational event in Coatesville, PA, The Coatesville Invitational Vintage Automobile Grand Prix on September 24, 2016. This event will feature approximately 50 vintage automobiles and motorcycles dating from the early 1900’s through the sixties. These classic racecars can be previewed along “pit row” (2 blocks along Lincoln Highway). Races take place from 9am to 4pm and follow a 2.2-mile cruise along Lincoln Highway (America’s First Transcontinental Highway).

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