Old smok­ers go on dis­play

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Hun­dreds of vis­i­tors turned out to mark the ar­rival of the in­au­gu­ral Cigar City Con­cours d’el­e­gance, which planted its roots at the North Starkey Ranch Golf Course, near Tampa, Florida, on 11 Novem­ber.

Lin­coln was cho­sen as the hon­oured mar­que, with Jim Reid’s highly orig­i­nal 1942 Ze­phyr V12 among the high­lights. Parked along­side was a stun­ning 1930 Brunn-bod­ied Lin­coln Model L Town Car, which cost a stag­ger­ing $7000 new and made the jour­ney from the El­liott Mu­seum in Stu­art.

It was hard to es­cape the Blue Oval, too, such as Dick Bed­nar’s beau­ti­fully pati­nated 1939 Cus­tom Deluxe and Tom Small’s 1947 Ford Sports­man Con­vert­ible – one of around 100 thought to sur­vive.

Mod­i­fied clas­sics also made an ap­pear­ance, in­clud­ing Ralph Formisano’s flame-adorned Ford Model A, whose orig­i­nal en­gine has made way for a 327cu in Chevy V8.

Jim Reid with hand­some Lin­coln-ze­phyr V12

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