Antique, rare cars wow crowds at Geneva Concours d'Elegance

  • Visitors check out a 1937 Bugatti 57 Race Car on display Sunday during the 2021 Geneva Concours d'Elegance car show in downtown Geneva.

    Visitors check out a 1937 Bugatti 57 Race Car on display Sunday during the 2021 Geneva Concours d'Elegance car show in downtown Geneva. Ryan Rayburn for the Daily Herald

  • "It's beautiful," Denise Burchard of Geneva said as she steps out of a 1936 Auburn Supercharged Phaeton owned by Biff Behr of Bloomingdale, during the 2021 Geneva Concours d'Elegance car show on 3rd Street in downtown Geneva.

    "It's beautiful," Denise Burchard of Geneva said as she steps out of a 1936 Auburn Supercharged Phaeton owned by Biff Behr of Bloomingdale, during the 2021 Geneva Concours d'Elegance car show on 3rd Street in downtown Geneva. Ryan Rayburn for the Daily Herald

  • Alan Blum of River Forest closes the hood on his 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III he had on display Sunday during the 2021 Geneva Concours d'Elegance car show in downtown Geneva. "This show is really nice because it's in a downtown area. It's very accessible to people," he said.

    Alan Blum of River Forest closes the hood on his 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III he had on display Sunday during the 2021 Geneva Concours d'Elegance car show in downtown Geneva. "This show is really nice because it's in a downtown area. It's very accessible to people," he said. Ryan Rayburn for the Daily Herald

  • Kasey Sampson, 6, of Pekin, takes a photo of the wheel of a 1929 Buick Model 50 during the 2021 Geneva Concours d'Elegance car show on Sunday in downtown Geneva.

    Kasey Sampson, 6, of Pekin, takes a photo of the wheel of a 1929 Buick Model 50 during the 2021 Geneva Concours d'Elegance car show on Sunday in downtown Geneva. Ryan Rayburn for the Daily Herald

  • Visitors check out classic automobiles on display Sunday during the 2021 Geneva Concours d'Elegance car show in downtown Geneva.

    Visitors check out classic automobiles on display Sunday during the 2021 Geneva Concours d'Elegance car show in downtown Geneva. Ryan Rayburn for the Daily Herald

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 8/23/2021 6:33 AM

Car enthusiasts filled the streets and sidewalks of downtown Geneva on Sunday to get a glimpse at some of rare antique vehicles and celebrate milestone years for a trio of historic names in the auto world.

The Geneva Concours d'Elegance drew car owners from across the country to show off their prized automobiles on 3rd Street and compete for one of the events "Benz" Trophies.

 

"This show is really nice because it's in a downtown area. It's very accessible to people." said Alan Blum of River Forest, who displayed his 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III.

This year's show highlighted early cars built in the Chicago area and celebrated the 60th birthday of the Chevrolet Corvair and the 100th birthday of both Duesenberg and Citroen automobile manufacturing companies.

Besides giving everyone a good show, the event also benefited a good cause, with support going to LivingWell Cancer Resource Center.

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