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The Chrysler Indianapolis Concours
Grand Prix International Classic Car Show

The Chrysler Indianapolis Concours Grand Prix International Car Show (Wow! that is a mouth full) is part of the annual Formula 1 United Lincoln_Continental_Indianapolis_Pace_CarStates Grand Prix Race event. The Race is held Sunday at the Famed Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway. The Concours is held downtown at the Beautiful Monument Circle. There were over 200 cars displayed. The promoter's take liberties to compare their show to the likes of Meadow Brook, Pebble Beach, Alt Park and Amelia Island. I must differ with that comparison. The Indy show is Very Good, and was certainly worth the trip for me, but there were quite a few cars that were less than Concours Condition, although they were still more than show worthy.
This years feature Marque was Stutz. Harry Stutz built wonderful cars in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1911 - 1937. There were about 20 Stutz cars on display. The turn of the century Stutz Motorcar factory is still standing and has been restored and is used as a business center.

Chrysler is one of the major sponsors. As always, Chrysler had a really great display with their Past and Present Concept Cars along with a really neat Ride and Drive promotional operating throughout the day. Chrysler brought a wonderful selection of test vehicles to be made Chrysler_Atlantic_Concept_Caravailable for the test drives. There were Cross-Fires in both hardtop and Convertibles. PT Cruisers's were offered the same way. You know that there had to be 300's and there were plenty of them. Most of the 300's were Hemi's and Hemi SRT8's. There were Vipers there, but they were just parked... sorry, no tire kickers. The Test Drive Cars left from Monument Circle and were test driven throughout Downtown Indy. The Chrysler folks seemed to be busy all day. I would like to have taken one of the Vanilla 300 SRT8's home myself. Only one thing was preventing this, my wallet was about $43,000 light... that always seems to be the case.

Downtown Indy is very nice and stayed busy all day with the Concours Crowd, Weekend Tourist and the Grand Prix Group.. There is a great selection of restaurant's and clubs at Monument Circle and they all seemed to be doing a booming business.

Next Years Concours date is June 17th 2006. There will be two featured Marques, Porsche and Cord, so mark your calendar.

Visit the 2005 Show Photo's and the 2006 Show Photo's.
There was not a Show held in 2007, but there are plans 2008 event.

2005 Road Trip article rescued from our old "Milestone Motorcars" website / June 2005

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