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Concours d’Elegance info and results

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Here are photos from Saturday events prior to the concours.

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NEXT EVENTS

Sunday, July 27

Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, Plymouth, MI

Misselwood Concours d’Elegance, Beverly, MA


RECENT 2014 EVENTS

Keeneland Concours d’Elegance, Lexington, KY

Forest Grove Concours, Forest Grove (Portland) OR

The Elegance at Hershey, Hershey, PA

Ault Park Concours d’Elegance, Cincinnati, OH

San Marino Motor Classic, San Marino, CA

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, Greenwich, CT

10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance, Excelsior, MN

Celebration of Automobiles, Indianapolis, IN

Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, Pinehurst, NC

Keels & Wheels, Seabrook (Houston), TX

Concours d’Elegance of Texas, Montgomery, TX

Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance, Beverly Hills, CA

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Amelia Island, FL

Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, Boca Raton, FL




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Concours dates for the entire year

See when shows are/were in 2014 by going to the red menu tabs above and selecting Upcoming Events, Full Calendar or Past Events. Also in the sidebar to the right are an interactive calendar, a link to events by regions of the United States and a search box. Our goal is to make ConcoursDates.com the first place you visit for concours schedules and information on the collector car hobby.

Traditionally, the formal car show year begins in February with the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance in Florida and the Desert Classic Concours in California. Those are followed by the spectacular Amelia Island Concours, which features several days of tours, auctions, art shows, seminars prior to Sunday’s car display on the golf course. The season ends in November with three events in the South: Hilton Head and Kiawah in South Carolina, and Winter Park in Florida.

How much are spectator tickets?

$10 to $40, usually. The primary mission of every concours d’elegance is to raise funds for a charity or cause. Ticket price to enter the show field often includes a program or poster, free parking and shuttle service. The notable price exception is the Pebble Beach Concours, which has general admission fees of $275 in advance and $300 on the day of show.

Which charities benefit from the concours?

Healthcare, medical research, education, community service, and more. The primary mission of virtually every concours d’elegance is to raise money for charitable and other non-profit organizations. Millions of dollars have been raised through this unique appreciation of the history and beauty of vintage automobiles. There are thousands of collector car shows and car clubs across the country and a great number of them contribute to worthy causes.

Amelia Island Concours presents check to Community Hospice.

What sets the concours d’elegance type of show apart from the others are the galas, parties, sponsor events, automotive art shows, auctions, and car tours that take place over several days leading up to the main event, which most of the time is on a Sunday. Hundreds of car enthusiasts and civic-minded individuals volunteer their time and expertise to ensure the success of a show. The end result is a hopefully large check — both in dollars and physical size.