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Rare car show returns to Barrington July 12

A 195 Morgan Plus 4 (left) 1951 MG TD sit fairway BarringtConcours D'Elegance Legends   Legacies 2012 Makray Golf

A 195 Morgan Plus 4 (left) and a 1951 MG TD sit on the fairway at the Barrington Concours D'Elegance, Legends & Legacies 2012, at the Makray Golf Club in Barrington on Sunday, July 15, 2012. | Dan Luedert~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: September 4, 2013 2:42AM

The Makray Memorial Golf Club on Northwest Highway in Barrington will play host next weekend to 100 of the world’s rarest vehicles during the 7th annual Concours d’Elegance.

The July 12-14 event will showcase 1960s American muscle cars as well as a rare 1965 Shelby GT350, a 1967 Shelby GT500 and a 1962 Chevrolet 409 Bel Air. A series of “golden era” Microcars from the 1950s through the 1970s will also be on display.

The show is open to the public between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. July 12-14. More than 100 vehicles will be spread across the golf course. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Proceeds benefit the Barrington Area Conservation Trust.

Also on display will be classic and collectable cars and motorcycles, showcasing many time periods and styles. Featured exhibits will include select Avions Voisins, which are 1930s French luxury automobiles established by Gabriel Voisin.

Other exhibits will include an assembly of Duesenbergs, an Indy Car exhibit and a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Porsche 911. Also on display will be a special showcase for the 50th Anniversary of the Corvette and a rare collection of antique military vehicles.

The Concours d’Elegance begins on Friday, July 12, when Legacy Club members and invited guests kick off with a “Car-B-Que” featuring a renowned muscle car collection. On Saturday, July 13, the day will begin with a Road Rally featuring a 40-mile drive through the countryside followed by a picnic lunch for guests and presenters.

On Saturday evening, the Concours will host a charity gala benefit for the Barrington Area Conservation Trust at the Barrington Hills Country Club.

Sunday’s festivities begin with a distinguished panel of judges assembled by chief judges Peter Fino of QuattroFino and automotive historian and writer Jonathan A. Stein. They will review all automobiles at the Concours and present the top honors.

The Concours d’Elegance is a yearlong celebration of the automobile as history. The Barrington Concours d’Elegance weekend marks its capstone event.

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