Studebaker Indianapolis 500 race cars to reunite at the Sixth Annual Concours d"Elegance at Copshaholm

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SAINT JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. --On Saturday, Jul. 13, a trio of race cars from the Studebaker's 1932-33 factory Indianapolis 500 racing team, will be reunited at the Sixth Annual Concours d'Elegance at Copshaholm.

The #22 Studebaker Special placed third at the 1932 Indianapolis 55 and will be displayed and joined by the #18 Studebaker Special, which placed fifteenth in 1932, and the #34 Studebaker Special, which placed seventh in 1933.

These three cars will be featured as part of the Concours' Competition Classics class, which focuses on pre-WWII race cars.

The #22 Studebaker Special will appear, courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in Speedway, Indiana.

The #18 car will be shown by the Cleary Family of Carpinteria, California, and the #34 Studebaker Special is part of the Studebaker National Museum's permanent collection.

An exacting replica of 1932's #25 Studebaker Special, will be joining these cars, exhibited by Gary and Jane Ash of Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

These cars and more will all be part of the 90-car show field, with other features that will include the Chrysler Centennial and the Mustang's sixtieth anniversary.

The Concours is also welcoming special guests Emeline King, the first African American female designer for Ford Motor Company, and Cindy Sisson, Executive Director of Women in Motor Sports North America.

Ms. King is set to present a program about 60 years of the Ford Mustang, and hold a book signing of her book, "What Do You Mean A Black Girl Can't Design Cars?".

Ms. Sisson is set to host a screening of "Shirley", a documentary about drag-racing legend, Shirley Muldowney, and the documentary, "Boundless", about profiling women's motor sports pioneer, Betty Skelton.

The Concours at Copshaholm's Chief Judge is Matt Short, a renowned automotive scholar and historian.

The judging will be French Traditional, and the awards ceremony will be narrated by Bill Rothermel, a noted automotive raconteur.

Co-presented by The JBS Collection and LaVine Restorations at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, the show fields for the Concours d'Elegance at Copshaholm, opens to the public at 10 a.m., and closes at 4 p.m.

The Pass In Review and Awards ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m.

You can find out more information here.

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