One Hundred Year Old Cars Exhibited in 400-Year-Old Park

By Hongbin Ren,

Boston, Sept. 25, 2014, –The third annual Boston Cup Classic Car Show was held in the Boston Common on Sept. 21 near the Parkman Bandstand. This year, in addition to 100 classic collector cars, race cars and electric vehicles. Hundreds of tourists to Boston Common, which was initially established 380 years ago in 1634, were pleasantly surprised by seeing the beautiful cars in exhibition on a perfect early autumn day..
A 1983 race car March 83G(photos by Hongbin Ren).

There was also special exhibition honoring “The History of Racing in New England”Actually, racing in New England began with horses. When they started making motorized vehicles they constantly looked for ways to make them go faster.

The racing exhibition featured over 100 years of racing heritage from the corners of their home tracks to corners around the world. Showcase begins with a 1907 Vanderbilt Cup Renault all the way up to a late modified dirt track racer, there were many styles and types of racing cars. A 1936 stock car, a post war dirt track midget, a prototype Allard J2 first run at Thompson, Carroll Shelby’s Toyota 2000GT, Mario Andretti’s Lotus 79, both a 356 and a 911 Gt3 Porsche, Ferraris, including a rare 1962 GTO on display in the KTR Racing tent, a Corvette B production, a 65 California double engine rail dragster and many more including even a VW race support micro bus.

“I love beautiful, classic cars. Some would call me a car guy. When the Trustees of the Reservation discontinued the annual September Castle Hill Concours d’Elegance in 2003 after eight years, I felt a loss. When I attended the “Speed, Style and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection” at the Museum of Fine Arts in 2005, I was inspired. So were other car guys like Ed Owen and many others, who agreed to help me put together a combination of these two events. It took 7 years, but September 23, 2012 was the inaugural Classic Car Show on the Boston Common around the Parkman Bandstand where we captured the best of these two events with “People and Vehicles of Special Interest.” said Rich Doucette, the Founding Chairman of Boston Cup. (Reference: