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CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE OF AMERICA CELEBRATES 38TH YEAR OF AUTOMOTIVE EXCELLENCE
BARRY MEGUIAR HONORED AS ENTHUSIAST OF THE YEAR
THE PATTERSONS HONORED AS COLLECTORS OF THE YEAR
2016 Edition of World-Class Concours Expected to Attract Record Crowds
Detroit, MI. (March 3, 2016) – The Concours d’Elegance of America (formerly Meadow Brook Concours) announced today its 2016 edition of their world-class event. The show has grown to three days of automotive excellence with something to excite the automobile enthusiast of all ages and every walk of life. The show dates are Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31, 2016.
2015 Class Winners Announced
View the official list of Class Winners from the 37th annual Concours d'Elegance of America here!
2015 Grand Award Winners Announced
View the official list of Grand Award winners from the 37th annual Concours d'Elegance of America here!
From The Petersen Automotive Museum: Bruce Meyer to be Honored at Concours d'Elegance of America
Bruce Meyer, the quintessential “car guy,” was recently named Enthusiast of the Year by the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in Michigan. The event’s board members are recognizing Bruce for his decades of automotive enthusiasm, which include being a “founding father” of the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Bruce Meyer Announced as 2015 Enthusiast of the Year
The Concours d'Elegance of America Board of Directors has announced the 2015 Enthusiast of the Year, and Car Selection Chairman Brian Joseph has released the car classes for the upcoming show.
Last year, I made my first visit to the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John's and was surprised and delighted. Formerly known as the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance and held at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan, the concours moved to its new location — the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan — in 2011. Read more.http://www.sportscarmarket.com/blogs/keith-martin/6543-concours-at-st-john-s-continues-to-impress
Name: Press Release
Title: CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE OF AMERICA CELEBRATES 38TH YEAR OF AUTOMOTIVE EXCELLENCE
Pub Date: 2016-03-03
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With over 300 vintage and classic automobiles and motorcycles coming from 31 states and countries, the Concours d’Elegance of America reaffirms its position as one of the most prestigious automotive events in the world. The show attracts 15,000 show day attendees and almost 3,000 special event attendees.
“Our 38th annual Concours promises to be one of our best ever,” said Larry Moss, Chairman of the Concours d’Elegance of America. “We’ve expanded our program over three days in order to attract a wider audience of automotive enthusiasts and first-time visitors. I encourage people who have never attended a concours event to make it a point to check us out.”
Barry Meguiar, best known as the host of Discovery's Velocity series “Car Crazy”, will be honored as the 2016 Concours d’Elegance of America “Enthusiast of the Year.” The board members are recognizingMeguiar for his decades of automotive enthusiasm and his association with the classic car community throughout the U.S.
Meguiar commented, “I’m excited to be recognized by the Concours d’Elegance of America board and I look forward to renewing old friendships and making new ones in the car capital of the world.”
“The Patterson’s are among the most outstanding collectors in the country. Their cars have won awards at every major show they have shown at. The Patterson’s have been strong supporters of the Concours d’Elegance of America for many years. This year we’re pleased to honor Jim (father) and Jim (son) as our “Collector(s) of the Year,” said Moss.
“On behalf of the Patterson family, I want to thank the Concours d’Elegance of America for this recognition. This is truly a special honor and we look forward to celebrating with all our friends this coming July and sharing our passion with the General public attending the Concours.” stated Jim Patterson.
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The Concours d’Elegance of America is dedicated to the preservation and historical relevance of prestigious automobiles. Through our yearly exhibition of automotive design, craftsmanship and history, we strive to provide the community at large with a visual, artistic and educational perspective of the classic world of automobiles.