Featured Concours Car of the Week
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Spider
This Alfa Romeo earns special recognition for becoming the first unrestored automobile to take to Best of Show at a prominent concours d’elegance. It happened on June 16 at the Elegance at Hershey.
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When is the concours in 2013?
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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 on March 10, which features several days of tours, auctions, art shows, seminars prior to Sunday’s car display on the golf cciurse. The last large event of the season is the Hilton Head Island Concours in November, this year on November 3rd.
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 $225 in advance and $275 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.
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.