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The Suburbanite
  • Glenmoor Gathering returns for its 18th year

  • Glenmoor Gathering returns for its 18th year. The show features a display of dazzling, rare, historic and valuable vehicles from collectors all over the country.

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  • “For this one day, Canton, Ohio, is the center of the car-collector universe,” an automobile enthusiast told David Schultz at the Glenmoor Gathering. He has never forgotten those words.
    “For one weekend, we’ve got some of the greatest cars in the world on our lawn out here,” said Schultz, in his seventh year as director of this prestigious show. His knowledge of classic cars is matched by his infectious enthusiasm.
    “The show is growing every year. We had more than 4,000 people last year,” Schultz said. “People are always telling me they can’t believe there’s a show of this caliber in this area.”
    The dazzling, rare, historic and valuable vehicles keep appearing, year after year, from collectors all over the country.
    Visitors at Sunday’s 18th annual Glenmoor Gathering will have the opportunity to study and admire seven of the 49 Tucker automobiles still in existence. Twenty-two Allards, post World War II British sports cars, are expected to attend.
    And that’s but two of many attractions on the vast rolling lawn at Glenmoor Country Club. There will be micro cars, steam-powered automobiles, classic American motorcycles and “Trans-Atlantics” — automobiles with European and U. K. coachwork with American engines.
    In addition, visitors to the Glenmoor Gathering on Sunday will see the Duesenberg No. SJ 589, a 1/6 scale operating miniature of the full size 1932 SJ Duesenberg.
    The car was built by Louis Chenot, a Plain Township native who lives in Missouri. Chenot is retired from an engineering/management career. After building other high scale models, Chenot, along with his wife, June, a Carrollton High School graduate, began to plan the SJ Duesenberg undertaking.  It took an estimated 20,000 hours to complete the project.
    Asked what gives high-end car collectors such an affinity for showing at Glenmoor, Schultz said, “When the collectors come in, they’re made to feel special and it resonates with them. Why would they do it if they didn’t have a good time?”
    As in past years, Sunday’s Glenmoor show will feature a show of automotive art, cooking demonstrations, auto-related book signings, a children’s coloring contest and a buffet luncheon. The awards presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m.
    Event schedule
    Friday
    • 9 a.m. – Silent auction opens and continues through 7 p.m. Saturday
    • 1 p.m. – NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame Pro-Am Golf Tourney
    • 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. – “Studebaker’s Last Dance: Avanti”  seminar, Andrew Beckman, curator, National Studebaker Museum. Tickets are $10 each.
    • 4 to 5:30 p.m. – “How to Buy a Collector Car” seminar with Wayne Carini and Ralph Mareno. Tickets are $10 each.
    Saturday
    • Noon to 4:30 p.m. – Grande Salon Antique and Classic Car Auction, Glenmoor Country Club north grounds
    Page 2 of 2 - • 7:30 p.m. – Gala dinner in Glenmoor Country Club Chapel dining room, including live auction. Tickets are $125 each.
    Sunday
    • 7 a.m. – Cars enter show field
    • 8 a.m. – Judges’ breakfast and meeting
    • 10 a.m. – Car show opens to the public; artists’ tent opens; seminars begin; display of World Class Performance cars on club front lawn
    • 10 a.m. – Special events: chef cooking exhibition, automotive artwork display, authors' book signings, Glenmoor Garage. Junior Judges, children’s coloring contest
    • 10 a.m. – Wheelmen display and demonstration
    • 10:30 a.m. – Junior judging begins
    • 11 a.m. – Buffet luncheon open to public. Tickets are $25 each.
    • 1:30 p.m. – Drive-through/awards presentation begins
    • 3:30 p.m. – Drive-through/awards presentation concludes
    • 4 p.m. – Car show concludes