Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance 2019 holds third annual event at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
1. The third annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance geared up for Father’s Day weekend on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the world-class Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum when the nonprofit Cool Cars for Kids, Inc. (CCfK) presented the Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance. The two-day event benefits the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in providing help and hope to children with rare genetic diagnoses and their families, and supports research that will identify the best possible treatments. The 2019 Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance showcased an invitation-only assembly of 30-plus American and European classic and historic automobiles and race cars. A Preview Gala took place the night before on Friday, June 14 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. The evening included cocktails, dinner, a Concours preview, a silent auction and celebrity keynote. All proceeds from the evening benefit CHOP. This year’s featured automobile was a 1938 Bentley 4-Liter Coupe. The forest green edition, a one-family owned Bentley, has stayed mechanically original and has shown at the Radnor Hunt Concours as well as Pebble Beach. Bentley owner, Wendy Garthwaite DeMarco and Andrew Garthwaite, paused for a photo with Mike Tillson, President of Cool Cars for Kids, during the Preview Gala.
2. Frank Mairano, Susan and David Fowler and Marsha and Mark Jensen were pictured during the preview event.
3. Van and Robin Horneff and Susan Tatios and Mike Tillson were pictured with former Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil (center) and his favorite automobile during the preview party.
4. Automobile aficiandos Tobey Ross and Read Wickham attended the fundraiser.
5. Mike Tillson paused for a photo with CCfK co-founders Sarah Raible and Dr. Ian Krantz in front of this 1929 Auburn 8-120.
6. Lauren Jendrasiak accompanied by Ted Dougherty liked the looks of this automobile!
7. Frank and Lucy Ruhl and Erin Weiseman and Thomas Martinka also liked the 1929 Auburn 8-120!
8. Jane Patitucci chatted with Jim and Debbie McEldrew during the preview event.
9. Silent Auction committee members Maria Noon, Anita Alvaré and Rodie Alvaré Hensen paused for a photo.
10. Susannah Jones, Allyn Bensins, Patsy Jones and David and Susan Werner attended the event.
11. Tish and Jay Gardner paused for a photo at the event.
13. Volunteers Chiara Bettale, Sarah Fiordaliso, James Nassir and Jennifer Tarpinian paused for a photo at the event.
15. Surabhi Mulchandani, Elizabeth and James Dechene and Joe and Lauren Lulis enjoyed the preview event.