Concours d’Elegance celebrated its fortieth anniversary this year and did not disappoint. We took a stroll on the greens of the St. John’s Inn golf course to witness exotic cars, motorcycles, and trucks from all over the world. The atmosphere was full of excitement as collectors and enthusiasts were able to get up close to some of their dream cars while enjoying BBQ and having a cold drink. Docents were available to answer questions about the cars on display and provide interesting facts about their history. This was an experience like no other and we look forward to attending Concours d’Elegance again next year. If you were unable to attend we have a slideshow of just some of the cars that were on display.
In closing, we would like to thank the Inn at St. Johns and Concours d’Elegance for the hospitality they showed us this year. We look forward to working with you again!
We are truly excited to say we will be on location for Detroit’s premier auto show Concours d’Elegance! The Concours d’Elegance has its roots in 17th century France when the aristocracy would parade their horse-drawn carriages through the parks of Paris. With the advent of the automobile, Concours d’Elegance events evolved into competitions between automobile manufacturers, custom coachbuilders, and owners, whose vehicles were judged on the beauty of their design. The Concours d’Elegance of America originated at Oakland University’s Meadow Brook Hall, the historic home of Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automotive pioneer John Dodge. In 2011 this world-class event moved to the beautiful grounds of the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan.
In keeping with our tradition of showcasing classic, rare and magnificent automobiles, the car selection committee continues to invite a unique collection of vehicles to be displayed. What was once a one day show is now an esteemed lifestyle event with many activities throughout the weekend. Including the Concours Invitational Art Exhibition featuring fine automotive artists from around the world and the Mode du Concours fashions compliments of Productions Plus.
The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest event is one of the premier summertime activities in Michigan, offering entertainment for the entire family. This community event has activities planned for everyone – from skydiving and stunt kite shows to carnival rides, kid attractions, fireworks, and the always-popular balloon launches, fly-ins, and evening glow. There are lots of NEW events and attractions planned this year, and we look forward to seeing you there!