Rare vehicles on display June 22

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A 1933 Delage D8S Roadster by De Villars, restored by RM Auto Restoration, wins Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It will be on display at the RM40 Concours d’Elegance June 22 at RM/Sotheby’s.(Kimball Studios © Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s)

RM/Sotheby’s has released additional details about what is to take place at its headquarters, and the site of RM Auto Restoration on June 22 as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations.

Art at RM and the RM40 Concours d’Elegance will take place at One Classic Car Drive, just south of Highway 401 and off Communications Road.

Art at RM, organized by a committee of volunteers, in partnership with 519 Events & Promotions, will exhibit dozens of local artisans and makers at the front of the RM property.

A graffiti competition will also occur on the grounds, with artists invited to compete by showcasing their artwork on large canvases such as a shipping container or tractor trailer.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants, as determined by a panel of judges.

Those interested in becoming a vendor or participating in the graffiti contest are invited to write to 40@rmsothebys.com.

A once-in-a-lifetime collector car display, the RM40 Concours d’Elegance will also take place at One Classic Car Drive and will feature some of the rarest and most beautiful cars in the world. Early highlights include a 1937 Cadillac Series 90 Hartmann Cabriolet, measuring an imposing 22 feet in length, one of less than 10 surviving models. It was most recently shown at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Also on display will be the multi-award winning 1933 Delage D8S Roadster by De Villars, one of just 99 models built, and representing the height of the Art Deco-influenced French design in the 1930s.

The Cadillac and Delage were restored by the expert craftsmen at RM Auto Restoration, who have won the coveted Best of Show an unmatched six-times at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Tickets to the indoor Concours will be available for purchase soon at cktickets.com, as well as at the gate upon arrival to the event, with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent. T

The Foundation works to raise community awareness and funds for the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent, which provides quality care to children in the community who have physical, developmental or communication challenges.

Other Saturday event highlights include, entertainment by local act Toast & Jam and lunch options available from a variety of food trucks.

A free shuttle service will also be available at RM headquarters to take attendees to and from the Downtown Chatham RetroFest and Tecumseh Park festivities.

Additional activities for RM Sotheby’s 40th Anniversary weekend will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information and ticket sale updates, visit rm40th.com.

RM/Sotheby’s is joining forces with RetroFest for the 40th anniversary celebration weekend in Chatham-Kent on June 21 and 22.

Special events for the weekend also include a parade, as well as performances by Canadian favourites Sam Roberts Band and Big Sugar.

Proceeds from the weekend will support the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation, Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation and the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent.

A 1937 Cadillac Series 90 Hartmann Cabriolet, restored by RM Auto Restoration, is shown at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegeance. It will be on the RM40 Concours d’Elegance June 22 at RM/Sotheby’s. (Darin Schnabel © 2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s)

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