2016 Concours d’Elegance of America Itinerary

The 2016 Concours d’Elegance of America

Though many have their attentions turned to the Monterey peninsula for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, there’s another world-class automotive event taking place in America’s Motor City.  Formerly the Meadow Brook Concours, a move to the Inn at St. John’s brought with it the new title Concours d’Elegance of America. The new title is particularly apt owing the event’s location in Michigan, America’s heartland of automotive manufacturing, and its emphasis on domestic classics. However, though the name has changed, there has been no sacrifice to the quality that kept this event at the fore of the concours scene for over 38 years.

Lease a red Ferrari 250 GT Competition

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Friday, July 29th

Motor-coach Tour

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

A guided tour of the Motor City, focusing on architectural, historical, and automotive points of interest.

$125 per person.

Hagerty Motoring Tour

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Departs from and returns to the Inn at St. John’s.

A relaxed and scenic drive to Chelsea, Michigan and back – the perfect excuse to put the top down and don the driving gloves.  The distinguished automobiles participating make this tour a joy for entrants and spectators alike.

$65 per person.

RM Sotheby’s Motor City Auction Preview

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The cars for sale at Saturday’s auction, lined up under the RM Sotheby’s tent.

Open to the public with free admission.

Kip Sheward Motor Sports – Battle of the Brands

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Enthusiasts show cars hailing from all corners of the globe in this friendly, competitive display.  The Battle of the Brands is fun for all ages, with music, food, and drinks to accompany the automobiles.

Open to the public with free admission.

RM Sotheby’s Cars and Cocktails

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A relaxed cocktail party amongst the cars consigned to RM Sotheby’s Motor City auction.

Admission to registered bidders only.

Lease a red Lancia Stratos

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Satuday, July 30th

LBI Limited Cars and Coffee

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

An impromptu, early-morning car show held at the Inn at St. John’s. Join special guest Barry Meguiar at this local display, featuring everything from muscle cars and customs to elegant European exotics.

Open to the public with free admission.

Concours d’LeMons

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A concours for odd, ugly, and downright ill-conceived automobiles.  This light hearted affair values rust and jury rigged mechanicals over the restored, original entrants of the Concours d’Elegance of America.

Open to the public with free admission.

Unsafe at any speed, even parked, at the Concours d'Lemons

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Hagerty Seminar Series

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

In the Galilee Room of the Inn at St. John’s, join Sports Car Market as they discuss the Ford GT, valuing muscle cars, and the world of automotive design from an insider’s perspective.

Free admission. Open to the public.

RM Sotheby’s Motor City Auction

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Grande Ballroom at the Inn at St. John’s plays host to a high-end auction of automobiles.  Celebrating the finest cars ever produced by the Motor City, this auction offers a slew of pre- and post-war American cars in addition to the usual European suspects.

Open to registered bidders only.

Italian Happening

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A casual car show devoted to Italian cars and motorcycles.

$25 to display, $20 to view.

Tip your Hat Luncheon

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A food and fashion event benefiting Project Beautiful – Inside and Out. Hats are encouraged at this chic and charitable event.

$65 per person.

RM Sotheby’s Motor City Mingle

6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Dinner, drinks and auction to benefit JDRF – Improving lives, curing type 1 diabetes.  Local music under the RM Sotheby’s tent provides a fun end to the evening.

Tickets purchased in advance for $250 per person, tables for larger parties available.

Alfa Romeos at the Italian Happening

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Sunday, July 31st

Concours d’Elegance of America

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A competition of automotive excellence, pitting cars of the same class against each other to determine the finest example of each genre.  This event is particularly well-attending, attracting some of the world’s finest cars for judging and display.

$40 per person in advance and $45 at the gate.  VIP tickets available.

Lease a car for the Concours d'Elegance of America

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