Last weekend the inaugural Turtle Invitational Concours d’ Elegance was held at the Turtle Garage in Bedford New York. The festivities were a smash success and we look forward to hosting the event again in 2019. We had an incredible roster of cars, but moreover, a great group of passionate car enthusiasts. The weekend began on Saturday night with a fundraiser barbeque at the Pray Achievement Center in Bedford New York. Sunday’s show began with a short tour through North Salem and culminated with an awards ceremony and catered lunch. We had a broad array of incredible classic cars which are all chronicled in the photos that follow.
TURTLE INVITATIONAL MISSION STATEMENT: The Turtle Invitational is an event about people who love cars.
“Pebble Beach has the Quail, Bedford has the Turtle”
Rules (subject to change often and without notice):
- Bring your sense of humor. Leave your attitude
- No drama queens, no trailer queens
- We operate by the 1960 southern racing credo, “We run what we brung.” You must drive your car to the event. If the D Type doesn’t start, bring the small bumper 911 or the 95 Impala SS
- You must bring a written paragraph as to why the car you brought is important to you, not why it is important
- There will be judging and awards given by a blue ribbon panel of somewhat qualified judges. Categories will include:
- Best Pre-War and Post-War cars. The determining war is the Falkland Islands war. For those of you who missed it, it occurred in 1982.
- Best Hose Job – Awarded to the biggest financial disaster on the field. If you are hopelessly underwater on your car, please nominate it.
- Longest Drive – Awarded to the vehicle that traveled the furthest to attend
- Best Original Car – Pretty straightforward
- Judges’ Choice – Not straightforward and subject to influence peddling, flattery, etc.
PHOTOS BY SARAH LATTERNER SEL PHOTOGRAPHY:
Candids from the Turtle Invitational:
Video by Dean Laumbach:
Pray Foundation Dinner: