Krasl Concours on the Bluff - 2010

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The Z600 was invited to the 2010 Krasl Concours in St Joseph Michigan. It was an honor to be invited, and the show is very well done - well organized, friendly people, in a very pleasant location - on the grass, under the trees, on the shore of Lake Michigan. The complimentary bottle of "champagne" in the goody bag was a nice surprise.

 

My apologies for the pictures with the blue cast- the camera setting got changed accidentally at some point and the colors are not quite right, even after adustment. All of the pictures with the Honda have the color problem.


The day started with an excellent gourmet breakfast.
The Creme Brulee french toast was really good.

Joan found a yellow car she liked a lot - maybe even more than the Honda.







I believe this is one of the 1911 Model T Touring cars that were there

1926 Chrysler Model 70 Roadster

We drove the Honda over 400 miles round trip to the show, taking some scenic secondary roads across Michigan. The weather was perfect and it was a lot of fun driving the Honda. We averaged over 45 miles per gallon - actually close to 50 - for the trip. I had never checked the fuel mileage before, and would never have guessed it would be that high.

Another bright car - 1929 Hudson Greater 8 Dual Cowl Sports Phaeton

When is the last time you saw a 1960 Valiant? One of the more "interesting" designs
to come out of Detroit in the early 60's

 

Another unusual design from the 60's - 1965 AMC Rambler Marlin

My uncle used to sell these - 1964 Studebaker Daytona convertible


 

What a beauty! 1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible

And then there's a bowlegged guy with a funny little yellow car - me and the 600 coupe


 

The Honda looks really small beside large Detroit cars. Check out
the AMC Pacer in the foreground.

 

Hagerty Insurance sponsored a judging competition for kids, encouraging a
new generation of car enthusiasts. It was fun answering their questions.

 

These were some serious judges. Unfortunately the Honda didn't have enough
brass - a couple of early cars with lots of brass got their vote.

 

Ray and Joan Hamman posing with their car - picture courtesy of Mike Eliasohn
who was the "underwriter" or sponsor for the car at the concours.
Thanks Mike!

 

Mike Eliasohn - he was responsible for having a Honda 600 in the show and was the underwriter for the car. Thanks again from both of us!

 
 

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