The Boston Cup Classic Car Show at the Boston Common will be bringing more than 100 exceptional cars to Boston this month. In addition to providing Boston residents with a great way to spend their day, the even also brings money to the city as it is reimbursed $25,000 per year for the private use of the park.
The Beginning of a New Car Show
Started by a group of car enthusiasts, the Boston Cup Classic Car Show started as just an idea in 2003 when the Trustees of the Reservation discontinued the annual September Castle Hill Concours d’Elegance. Two years later, Founding Chairman Rich Doucette was inspired by what he saw at the “Speed, Style and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection” at the Museum of Fine arts. After talking with some other car guys, they decided to combine the ideas behind the September Castle Hill Concours d’Elegance and the Museum of Fine Arts exhibit to create a brand new event. Seven years later, the inaugural Classic Car Show event took place on September 23, 2012 on the Boston Common.
Getting a Look at Rare Vehicles
Vehicles at the event are showcased by country of origin and feature both pre- and post-war vehicles from England, France, Germany, Italy and the United States. Examples of the types of cars that are represented at the Boston Cup Classic Car Show can be seen by looking at the 2015 winners. These include:
- Best of Show European: 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SC
- Best of Show American: 1953 Cunningham C-3
- Best Pre-War: 1930 Lincoln 191 Locke Sport Roadster
- American Class Runner-Up: 1933 Packard Super 8 Phaeton
- American Class Winner: 1953 Buick Super Estate Wagon
- Italian Class Runner-Up: 1954 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato
- Italian Class Winner: 1950 Cisitalia Columbo Sport Corsa
- German Class Runner-Up: 1967 Volkswagon Deluxe Bus
- German Class Winner: 1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SL
- British Class Runner-Up: 1932 MG F1 Magna
- British Class Winner: 1936 Brough Superior 8 Cylinder
- Motorcycle Class Runner-Up: 1951 Triumph Bluebird
- Motorcycle Class Winner: 1912 Flying Merkel Twin Board-Track Racer
- You Don’t See That Everyday Class Runner-Up: 1939 GM Futurliner
- You Don’t See that Everyday Class Winner: 1968 Tatra T603
The Boston Cup Classic Car Show at the Boston Common will take place on September 25th from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. The event will take place near the Parkman Bandstand, with tickets costing anywhere from $50 to $100 depending upon the type of access purchased. Tickets can be purchased online until September 21st, or they can be purchased at the field gate with cash. Those who can’t afford a ticket can still get a look at the vehicles by watching them as they leave the Common at around 2:00 pm.