Old smokers go on display
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