Santa Fe, N.M. — With a record field of more than 120 classic and vintage automobiles — most never seen in Santa Fe previously — the 4th annual Santa Fe Concorso being held for the second year at The Club at Las Campanas has added another star attraction. Artist Dale Chihuly will create a spectacular glass installation entitled “Red Reeds” on the 9th fairway of The Club at Las Campanas. It will be the first of its kind that Chihuly has ever done at a major automotive event.
Chihuly will be on hand at the Concorso event at Las Campanas on Sunday, September 29 to present one of his Midnight Blue Piccolo Ventetian with Red Feather Studio Edition to the winner of the special tribute to Jaguar group. He will also be displaying his personal 1956 Austin Healey sports car.
In its first three years, the Concorso has provided more than $50,000 in donations to children’s charities in and around Santa Fe including a gift of $5,000 to the Las Campanas Community Fund last year, providing much needed support for the scholarship fund for Las Campanas employees’ children.
There is something for everyone at this year’s Concorso at Las Campanas. Not only cars of every vintage and style including brass era cars from the early 1900’s but also legendary Jaguars sports racing cars from throughout that brand’s history, Corvette concepts and classic models and a number of cars that Santa Fe’s own Denise McCluggage raced in Europe and the U.S. And there will be motorcycles, bicycles and even some children’s classic pedal cars on display.
The Concorso weekend starts with a Tribute to Denise McCluggage on Friday, September 27 from 1-3 p.m., with lunch available from 11:30 – 12:30, at The Club at Las Campanas. It is free and open to the public, but a $10 donation at the door is suggested. This special tribute is followed by a Friday Night Gathering from 5 – 8 p.m. at Santa Fe Airport, Hangar K featuring vintage war birds, race cars, food, spirits and music. The Saturday Mountain Tour featuring over 60 Concorso entrants departs Arroyo Vino on Camino La Tierra at 9 a.m. and winds through Santa Fe to Canyon Road, heading southwest toward Galisteo and stopping at the small mining town of Cerrillos before returning to The Club at Las Campanas. Sunday morning at 10 a.m. the Santa Fe Concorso opens to the public, in a not-to-be-missed show of rare and exotic cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. And Sir Stirling Moss, Al Unser Sr., Denise McCluggage, and Norman Dewis will be on had to judge cars and then sign autographs.
Tickets are available through the Concorso’s website at www.santafeconcorso.com. General admission tickets are $45 for the Sunday event when bought online in advance. On the day of the event, the tickets will be $55. VIP tickets for all events are available online and in advance only (through 9/23) for $125 per event.