The Boston Cup

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

A cool fall Sunday welcomed the fifth year of The Boston Cup held on September 25, 2016.  100 classic cars and vintage motorcycles were displayed around the Parkman Bandstand in the center of historic Boston Common.  Classes included American, British, German, Italian, Special Interest, and a new category ‘Boomers’ for the baby boomer crowd.

Five years have given the organizers the opportunity to tweak the show here and there. The result is a must-go-to event in Boston for northeast car enthusiasts. Not a traditionally judged Concours, the show brings an eclectic mix of century old to vintage to new vehicles to Boston Common.  Also, the show attracts a wide array of street to super cars and motorcycles, plus a few special interest vehicles. The Boston Cup rule is that no vehicle can return to the field for four years, a nice idea to keep the rotation fresh.

On Friday night the organizers held a get together for participants and sponsors at the Shreve, Crump & Low store on Newbury Street in Boston.  Saturday night was a cocktail party for The Boston Cup at the Ritz Hotel, including an auction of several Chopard watches and a trip to the Cayman Islands.

Very early Sunday morning the field cars arrive and onto the old bricks of Boston Common, an experience unto itself.  I (the greeter) was there at 5.30am in the pitch black cold, but it’s just plain cool to drive across Boston Common.  Think of driving through Central Park. Or driving onto a golf course or a beach. Driving off-road without lines and lanes especially in a classic vehicle is a nice turn.

The vehicles were organized by country of origin and year.  The show is free to spectate, and fences keep the majority of spectators on the brick pathways, with cars (and owners) nicely displayed, somewhat zoo-like, but fun.  Only banded participants, sponsors,  and ticket purchasers can enter the fenced-in area with the cars. This format works very well when considering the thousands of people that venture through Boston Common on a Sunday. Some are out for a run or stroll often with dogs and kids and carriages, some are there for the car show, others for other reasons, yet everyone seemed very pleased with the event.  Car owners tend to be quite friendly, with each other and enthusiasts in the crowd. Who doesn’t like to talk about one’s car all day?

Lunch and two goodie bags of car stuff were provided for participants. The Boston Cup draws many car owners and enthusiasts from New England making the event a great car day.

Arapix courtesy of Ara Gechijian

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

the boston cup on boston common

black 1961 Maserati 3500 GT Tourer - the boston cup on boston common

black 1961 Maserati 3500 GT Tourer - the boston cup on boston common

1961 Maserati 3500 GT Tourer

 

zagato plates - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

red 1960 Alfa Romeo SZ1 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

red 1960 Alfa Romeo SZ1 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1960 Alfa Romeo SZ1; won Second Place in the Italian Class

 

Italian cars - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

silver 1959 Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupe - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1959 Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupe

 

silver 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina

 

red 1966 Volkswagen Bus - The Boston Cup on Boston Cup

1966 Volkswagen Bus

 

Fenway Park Bullpen Cart - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

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Boston Red Sox memorandum - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

Fenway Park Bullpen Cart;

Fenway Park Bullpen Cart owned by the Red Sox; during the late 1960’s and 70’s the bullpen cart was a familiar staple that drove relief pitchers from the bullpen into the game

 

black 1965 AC Cobra - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1965 AC Cobra

 

red/white 1957 Nash Metroploitan - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1957 Nash Metropolitan

 

maroon 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1946 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible

 

silver 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Gullwing - The Boston cup on Boston Common

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Gullwing

 

silver 1987 BMW M535i - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1987 BMW M535i

 

green 1978 Mercedes-Benz 230 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1978 Mercedes-Benz 230

 

green 1970 BMW 2002 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1970 BMW 2002

 

silver 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE

 

red 1967 Volkwagen Beetle 1300 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1967 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

 

silver 1963 Porsche 356 S Coupe T6B - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1963 Porsche 356 S Coupe T6B

 

white 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster; once owned by Sonny Bono

 

white 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

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white 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

 

blue 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A

 

white 2016 Ariel Nomad - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

2016 Ariel Nomad

 

green 1968 Jaguar XKE Roadster - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1968 Jaguar XKE Roadster

 

union jack 1975 Austin Mini Cooper 1000 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1975 Austin Mini Cooper 1000

 

white 1974 TVR 2500M - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1974 TVR 2500M

 

blue 1968 Triumph TR-250 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1968 Triumph TR-250

 

interior of 1966 Triumph TR4A Dove - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1966 Triumph TR4A Dove - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1966 Triumph TR4A Dove ‘barn find’

 

red 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1

 

green 1965 Lotus 7 Series 2 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1965 Lotus 7 Series 2

 

blue 1965 Ford GT40 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1965 Ford GT40; won First Place in British Class

 

silver 1965 Aston Martin DB5 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1965 Aston Martin DB5; won Best of Show European Class

 

blue 1964 Jaguar Mark II - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1964 Jaguar Mark II

 

1959 MG A - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1959 MG A

 

black 1959 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

959 Morris Minor 1000 Convertible

 

black/white 1956 Austin Healey 100M - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1956 Austin Healey 100M

 

black/grey 1952 Bentley Mark VI 4 1/2Litre Saloon - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1952 Bentley Mark VI 4 1/2Litre Saloon

 

black 1952 Vincent Black Shadow -The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1952 Vincent Black Shadow with owner

 

grey 1950 Rover 75 Cyclops - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1950 Rover 75 Cyclops

 

green 1946 MG TC - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1946 MG TC

 

red 1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Vanden Plas DHC - The Boston Cu[ on Boston Common

1938 Bentley 4 1/4 Vanden Plas DHC

 

green 1933 MG J2 Roadster - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1933 MG J2 Roadster

 

black 2015 Allard J2X MKII - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

2015 Allard J2X MKII

 

red 1966 Datsun 1600 Sport - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1966 Datsun 1600 Sport

 

blue 1964 Sabra GT - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1964 Sabra GT; won Second Place in Special Interest Class

 

brown 1945 Motobecane D45 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1945 Motobecane D45

 

red 1938 Gangloff Bugatti T57C - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1938 Gangloff Bugatti T57C; won First Place in Special Interest Class

 

black 1907 Panhard Picnic Wagon - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1907 Panhard Picnic Wagon

 

green 1932 Packard 900M Coupe Roadster - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1932 Packard 900M Coupe Roadster; won Second Place in American Class

 

green 2012 Fiat 500 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

2012 Fiat 500

 

red 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

red 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

2015 Ferrari LaFerrari (arapix)

 

Italian cars - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

Ferrari LF, Pagani Zonda, Ferrari Enzo (arapix)

 

rdd 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR

 

yellow 2004 Pagani Zonda S Roadster - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

2004 Pagani Zonda S Roadster

 

red 2003 Ferrari Enzo - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

2003 Ferrari Enzo

 

red 1993 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

red 1993 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1993 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce (arapix)

 

red 1992 Ferrari F40 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1992 Ferrari F40

 

maroon 1974 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce 2000 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1974 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce 2000

 

red 1969 Fiat 124AS Spider - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1969 Fiat 124AS Spider

 

red 1968 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1968 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior

 

red 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

 

red 1966 Fiat 500 Ellena Coupe - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1966 Fiat 500 Ellena Coupe

 

blue 1964 Ferrari 330 GT - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1964 Ferrari 330 GT

 

white 1962 Fiat 850 Abarth - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1962 Fiat 850 Abarth

 

black 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Touring - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

wheelcover of black 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Touring - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

black 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Touring - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Touring Superleggera Berlinetta; won First Place in Italian Class

 

1930 Duesenberg Model J Town Cabriolet - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1930 Duesenberg Model J Town Cabriolet - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1930 Duesenberg Model J Town Cabriolet - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1930 Duesenberg Model J Town Cabriolet; won the Amelia Award

 

green 1928 Chrysler 72 Sport - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1928 Chrysler 72 Sport,; won First Place in American Class (arapix)

 

red 1969 London Fire Engine - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1969 London Fire Engine

 

The Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common - The Boston Cup

The Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common

 

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

1965 Aston Martin DB5 and 1936 Cord 810 - The Boston Cup on Boston Common

Winners 1965 Aston Martin DB5 and 1936 Cord 810

 

Bentley at The Boston Cup on Boston Common

Sponsor Herb Chambers had a nice display of Bentleys

Bentley at The Boston Cup on Boston Common

Bentley at The Boston Cup on Boston Common

EVs - The boston Cup on Boston Common

and Electric Vehicles (arapix)

 

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

The Boston Cup on Boston Common

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The Auto Blonde is an enthusiast who attends and participates in many car events. She welcomes you to ride shotgun. All pictures and posts are hers unless otherwise noted.
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