The Ephraim Vintage Festival LLC in association with the Vintage Sportscar Club announces the second annual Ephraim Hill Climb and Concours d’Elegance, featuring rare, pre-war European and American classics and significant post-war sports cars, will be held Sept. 8-11.
The Ephraim Hill Climb and Concours is among North American classic automobile concours, as this event also includes the Kort Bakkelop (Norwegian for short hill climb). This beautiful and challenging course will wind its way through the picturesque village streets and traverse the steep Niagara Escarpment left by the glaciers.
Friday savors the flavors of Door County with a driving tour leaving the Village Hall, which will serve as the event headquarters throughout the weekend, at noon. The tour ends back at the Old Village Hall in Ephraim for registration and technical inspection of the cars for Saturday’s hill climb.
The Kort Bakkelop (hill climb) runs will begin at about 11 am on Saturday and continue until 3 pm. This event is free to the public and 5,000 spectators are expected. At 4 pm a technical presentation about “The Secrets of Mechanical Restoration” will convene at the Village Hall.
There will be several locations along the course for spectators to view the automobiles as they traverse the course on Highway Q. Spectators are encouraged to stay behind all barriers, wherever you choose to watch the hill climb. The suggested viewing area is at the corner of Norway Street and Highway Q. There will be a public address announcer who will provide car information and the Ephraim Fire Department will sell refreshments.
The Arbor Crowne Properties Sunday Concours d’Elegance will find the classic automobiles positioned along Eagle Harbor, starting at 11 am. For more information visit ephraimhillclimb.com.