The Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island will hold its 46th annual invitational Concours d’Elegance, a show of vintage and modern automobiles, on the Great Lawn at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum overlooking Northport Bay on Sunday, September 8, from 11:00 to 4:00 pm. (Rain date: September 15.) The Vanderbilt Museum is located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, N.Y.
Proceeds will benefit Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center in Huntington.
No ticket purchase necessary. At the door, visitors pay only Museum general admission; no extra charge for the car show. Admission at door: Adults, $8; students/seniors (age 62 plus) with ID, $7; children 12 and under, $5.
(Note: General admission includes estate-grounds access to the Memorial Wing natural-history and ethnographic-artifact galleries, Nursery Wing, Habitat Room, Hall of Fishes, Egyptian mummy and Stoll Wing animal-habitat dioramas. For a Mansion tour or a Planetarium show, add $6 per ticket.)
To register a car for the show, call Mike Carroll at 516-607-6074, or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The show is open to British and selected international vehicles of all years, makes, and models. Two best-in-show trophies will be awarded to Jaguar owners – one for vintage 1996 and older cars, the other for modern models, 1997 and newer.
For more than three decades, the Vanderbilt Museum has honored William K. Vanderbilt II’s (1878-1944) automotive legacy by hosting classic-car shows on its grounds for more than three decades.
Mr. Vanderbilt, a pioneer race driver who competed in Europe, brought auto racing to the United States. He inaugurated the famous Vanderbilt Cup Races in 1904. That same year, he set a new land-speed record of 92.3 miles per hour in a Mercedes at a course in Florida. He also spurred the development of the American auto industry and built the prototype for the first toll road, the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway on Long Island.