Geneva Concours d'Elegance To Spotlight Steam Power

 Mike Roach's two Stanley Steamers, the car in the foreground will be at next week's Concours d'Elegance in Geneva

Mike Roach's two Stanley Steamers, the car in the foreground will be at next week's Concours d'Elegance in Geneva

During the summer, communities across the area host cruise nights and car shows. Those shows give car enthusiasts a chance to display their prized classic and modern cars and trucks. While some cruise nights award prizes the competition is secondary, that won’t be the case next weekend in downtown Geneva. The annual Concours d’Elegance is the highest level of competition you’ll at a car show. First Light host Brian O'Keefe visited with Libertyville's Mike Roach. Mike will have a fully restored Stanley Steamer at the Geneva Concours.

 The dashboard, dials, and gauges of a Stanley Steamer is a combination of automobile and steam powered locomotive

The dashboard, dials, and gauges of a Stanley Steamer is a combination of automobile and steam powered locomotive

 Libertville's Mike Roach goes through the process to fire up the boiler and build up enough pressure needed to start his Stanley Steamer

Libertville's Mike Roach goes through the process to fire up the boiler and build up enough pressure needed to start his Stanley Steamer