Like trimming the Christmas tree, it takes a while to go from simply putting it up to getting it right and The Barrington Concours is fast approaching being the best dressed tree on the block.

“The Barrington Concours is headed back to being a public event starting next year”, says Patty Doud-Schmitz, chairman of the event for the last 5 years.

In its 6th year, The Barrington Concours will take place the weekend of July 14th-15th with a 40 mile road rally winding into the surrounding countryside on Saturday followed by the Concours on Sunday.


2012 will feature Italian automobiles and motorcycles, with collectors from around the US set to show off vehicles both rare and beautiful.

Expect Ferrari, Lamborghini Maserati and Alfa Romeo, of course, but you will also find the likes of Stanguellini, Geneta, Pantera, Italia and bikes from Gilera, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini…and others.

My friend Martin Hancock and I will be calling on some of you personally and we are hoping others with interesting cars will share their special stuff with a knowledgeable car crowd eager to learn more about your car’s history.

Drop us a line as we would love the opportunity to discuss your entry in the show.  Seriously guys, I know where you park…

Don’t want to wait for our call?  Here’s the link:

See you on down the road,


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Dave Miller drives the fastest, coolest, sexiest cars on the planet. He travels the world uncovering the hidden gems in luxury transportation, meeting the owners, and connecting with extraordinary car enthusiasts. Dave is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and writes for various publications. In addition to, you can follow Dave's adventures via Drive With Dave Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tune into the Drive with Dave Podcast via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.

One Comment

  1. steve p December 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM - Reply

    Hi Dave, cant be good to have the Barrington concours the same weekend as the major vintage race weekend in Elkhart Lake…..
    please pass this on to people you know….

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