We had a great time at the Milwaukee Concours yesterday. Thanks to all of the volunteers, exhibitors and everyone who came to the event for helping support the local charitable causes. The Milwaukee Concours is a very well run event, and there is no mystery as an entrant as to where and when we needed to be at our assigned place on the field.
It was a pleasure to have the Thames on the show field with so many magnificent creations from all corners of the earth, some that were probably at some of the same race circuits as the Thames in the day.
Although we decided not to enter judging, we had a number of people tell us that the truck and Stanguelli combo was their favorite entry at the event.
Thanks for the love Milwaukee.
The Last Stang' Tamer
At the 1963 SCCA Chicago Region June Sprints, a Stanguellini placed third in the Formula Junior category, raced by our friend Bob Birmingham.
While the borrowed Stang' we had on display today atop our Thames wasn't his old car, it still brought a smile to Bob's face.
Even more so when we told him that during our research, we found he had the last ever podium finish for a Stanguellini in SCCA national competition in the Formula Junior class.
If you dont know Bob, you should. His kindness and willingness to share his personal accounts of not only races, but of people long since passed is something we treasure.
It is one thing to create a memory, it's another to keep it alive. Bob is working on three books as we speak to do just that.
The Thames and Stang combo is all set and ready here at the Milwaukee Concours d'Elegance. Stop on by!