The Hagley Museum and Library are located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers’ community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.
Eleutherian Mills, the first du Pont home in America, was named for its owner, Eleutheree Irenee du Pont. He originally acquired 65 acres to build a gunpowder manufactory in 1802. The scenic Brandywine Creek provided ample power for the mills and a natural beauty that convinced him to make the site his home.
Such is the ethereal setting for the 2010 Hagley Museum Car Show. The property is a national treasure and the cars transform the verdant vistas into a cornucopia of color and craftsmanship. This years event was blessed with abundant sunshine and moderate temperatures. The show featured a significant grouping of American compact cars along with a full showfield of classics, antiques, steamers, trucks and everything else you could imagine.
This is my second article covering the event and the video slideshow features the general showfield. It features a beautiful 1935 Cadillac convertible and a wonderfully restored 1922 International Harvester truck that has been with the same owner since 1975. There is something to please just about everybody so check it out and enjoy the ride.
As always, sincere thanks to each of you for stopping by and I’ll see ya down the road…
PS: Another reminder that the Goodguys 6th Great American Nationals stop by the Pocono International Raceway this weekend starting today, Friday 9/24 and running through Sunday 9/26. Hours are 9:00 til 5:00 and 9:00 til 3:00 on Sunday. For more information, click here. Also, the latest exhibition at the AACA Museum in Hershey brings 25 woodies to center stage. The exhibition starts today as well and runs through January 2011. For a peek at what is in store for you, click here.