The 2017 Euro Auto Festival in Greenville, South Carolina, was held on a beautiful autumn Saturday on the Verdae Greens Golf Course. This was a judged event showcasing beautiful European vintage, classic and modern collectible automobiles. Below are some photos of these beautiful cars with commentary. Enjoy!
Fiat Spyder 124 Abarth
This may have to be our next roadster. Roo & I currently drive a Mazda Miata, and since Mazda and Fiat collaborated on this new Fiat, it would be a logical next move. The reliability of Mazda with the Italian character and sexiness of Fiat and the performance of Abarth. Best of all roadster worlds!
Ah. Das Bug!
Roo and Susan enjoying a classic Beetle.
When was the last time you saw a DeLorean!
I had one of these. A real fun car! The poor man’s Corvette.
1973 Opel GT
The Supercars made an appearance
The Brits and their classic roadsters. Timeless.
On a beach trip with the fam, as a mere 13 year old, this car started my fascination with automobiles, especially sports cars. Dad parked the car, and as we walked through the parking lot to the beach entrance, we passed right by this beauty. I immediately fell in love. I had to have one (never did). Today, in my mind, this is the only non-Italian auto that one can actually call sexy. Not the entire marque, mind you. Just this one model:
Jaguar E Series: XKE
Volkswagen was the featured marque, and this Bus was meticulously restored and redone. Very cool.
A line of Bugs
This was a well run event, showcasing the extremes from McLarens to Beetles. Next year, Italian cars will be showcased. We’ll definitely be attending that show!