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Classic motors help make wishes come true

23.08.2013 From our online archive
Classic car and motorbike fans will not want to miss the inaugural event of a Luxembourg charity helping children with life-limiting illnesses.

Classic car and motorbike fans will not want to miss the inaugural event of a Luxembourg charity helping children with life-limiting illnesses.

The Concours d'Elégance held at the “Domaine thermal” in Mondorf-les-Bains on August 31 and September 1 aims to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Luxembourg.

The not-for-profit was founded a year ago to grant the wishes of children with serious illnesses. So far, it has helped make the dreams of two children come true and next year it plans to grant the wishes of 30 youngsters by raising more than 100,000 euros.

Its first event is organised in partnership with oldtimer.lu and the Esch Rotary club and, with more than 150 classic cars and motorbikes, including Aston Martins, Porsches and Harley Davidsons on display, it won't disappoint fans of all things old.

An old-time vibe is expected throughout the show with 1930s and 1940s music from Dutch band “Sgt Wilson's Army Show” (Saturday 11.30am, 2.30pm and 4pm, Sunday 10am and 2pm) and old-school feats of strength from Luxembourg's strongman Georges Christen (Saturday 2-5pm, Sunday 11.30am-3pm).

Finally, visitors will get a trip in a vintage bus as it relays people from the car park to the show ground.

Entry is 8 euros for adults if bought in advance or 10 euros on the gate and free for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased from the ACL in Bertrange.

www.concours-mondorf.lu

www.make-a-wish.lu

Translated from an article by Christine François