Concours d’Elegance of America, an annual, vintage car exhibition held over the last weekend of July at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth Township, will this year feature 300 vintage and classic automobiles, including a 1962 Shelby Cobra Roadster and a 1934 Ford Pierson Brothers’ Coupe.
“We’ve expanded our program over three days in order to attract a wider audience of automotive enthusiasts and first-time visitors,” says Larry Moss, chairman of the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s.
The event will feature cars from 31 different states and countries. This year’s featured vehicles include the Duesenberg Model J, Auburn Cord, gas light cars built prior to 1914, Pierce Arrows of the Classic Era, Bonneville Streamliners, Ferrari competition cars, and vintage Bentley’s,
Bruce Meyer, a real estate investor, was named Concours of America’s enthusiast of the year. Meyer will show five of his vehicles at the event, including a 1935 Bugatti 57 Ventoux, a 1929 Bentley 4.5 Liter Tourer, and a 1957 Ferrari 625/250 TRC.
Moss expects more than 10,000 people will attend the show, with about 3,000 guests expected at an array of special events, including an auction of classic cars held by Sotheby’s, an invitational art exhibition, and a cocktail party.
Concours d’Elegance of America, first held in the late 1970’s at Oakland University’s Meadow Brook Hall, moved to The Inn at St. John’s at Five Mile and Sheldon roads. The campus includes a 118-room hotel, restaurants, 27 holes of golf, ballrooms and conference rooms, and gardens.
Tickets to the car show on July 26 cost about $30. For more information, visit Concoursusa.org/.