Schedule of Events

2014 Schedule of Events


Short Lead Press Day
 9:00 a.m.
Inn at St. John's Galilee Room


Art Exhibition
Garden Gallery
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

RM Auctions Motor City Preview
St. John’s Grande Ballroom and Parking Lot
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open the public. Inspect the fine lineup of cars that RM Auctions will be putting on the block on Saturday.

Autobahn Night presented by Kip Sheward Motorsports
St. John’s Parking Lot
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

German-origin car clubs are taking over the parking lot in front of St. John’s for an evening of fun and food. Call Dave Renner at (734) 347-3826 for more information.

Hagerty Insurance Motoring Tour
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $90 per vehicle and driver; $35 for each additional passenger; Limited Availability.

Caravan tour departs from The Inn at St. John's and tours along a scenic route to to Roush Automotive Collection and Museum: a 30,000 sq. ft. private facility dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of Roush Enterprises, featuring multi-media exhibits, artifacts, memorabilia and more than 110 vehicles. The tour will then head to downtown Northville to enjoy lunch at the Garage, a first class restaurant uniquely set in a fully restored 1940s gas station.

AIG Private Client Group/TDC Risk Management & Collector Car Insurance VIP Tour
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $100 per person; Limited Availability.

Depart from The Inn at St. John's by charter motor coach and head to Roush Automotive Collection and Museum: a 30,000 sq. ft. private facility dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of Roush Enterprises, featuring multi-media exhibits, artifacts, memorabilia and more than 110 vehicles. Then we head over the The Lingenfelter Collection where you will wander among 150 vehicles that make up one of the greatest car collections in the United States. 40% Corvettes, 30% Muscle Cars, 30% Exotics… 100% Lingenfelter.

Plymouth Friday Night Concert in the Park
Downtown Plymouth's Friday Night Music in the Air
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Enjoy live music and view Concours-level automobiles in beautiful Kellogg Park located in the heart of Downtown Plymouth. No Charge to attend. Come early to enjoy dining at one of over two dozen eateries or shopping at one of the many unique, locally-owned businesses.

RM Auctions - Motor City Reception
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
St. John’s Grande Ballroom

Reception is open to all registered bidders and consignors of RM’s 2014 Motor City Auction. 


Art Exhibition
Garden Gallery
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Bosch Seminar Series
St. John’s Galilee Room

Hagerty Seminar- Unrestored Cars in the Marketplace 9 a.m.
Learn more about how to value unrestored cars: Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of Dave Kinney, Donald Osborne, Alain Squindo, and Keith Martin who will discuss the difference between barn finds, old restorations, and true preservation class cars. Find out what’s worth paying a premium for and why.

Preserve It Versus Restore It
10:30 a.m.
A panel of three expert restorers and three staunch preservationists look at an unrestored car and share with the audience their strategies and thoughts about what the best approach to the car is. David Burroughs, Mark Gessler, Malcolm Collum, Werner Maier, Brian Joseph, and Tim McNair will discuss: Do it all, do nothing or something in between. This highly interactive seminar will pit six opinionated experts against each other and the audience will be invited to join with questions and comments at any point.

Design Seminar
1 p.m.
Virgil Exner, Jr. will conduct the Featured Designer Seminar at this year's St. John's Concours D' Elegance, honoring Exner's Chrysler design work from his earliest "Idea Cars" and production design to his notable "Forward Look." Virgil Exner, Jr. will show rare images from his extensive personal archives. The panel of distinguished automotive designers will include Darwin Hawthorne, former Design Executive at Ford Design; Paul Down, Department of Art, Art History & Design; Brandon Faurote, Head of Chrysler Design, Chrysler Group LLC; William Porter, former Chief Designer for Pontiac; and Jeff Godshall, Automotive Writer and Former Chrysler Designer.

RM Auctions Motor City
11a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. John’s Grande Ballroom

RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns, returns to America’s automotive heartland to celebrate 20 years of record-setting auctions in the Detroit area. A long-standing summer tradition for motoring enthusiasts, the single-day sale boasts a reputation for including a full range of American classics, with many being conceived and built right in the Motor City. This year’s auction will feature an exciting selection of more than 80 motor cars from such renowned Detroit-made marques as Chrysler, Packard, Cadillac, and Lincoln along with additional European highlights. Admission to the auction is restricted to qualified media, consignors and registered bidders only. Bidder registration is $200 and can be completed in advance of the sale at or on site at the event. Complete auction catalogues can be purchased online or at the event for $80. The digital catalogue will also be available online in advance of the sale. For more information, please contact RM Auctions at 800-211-4371 or visit their website:

Ladies' Luncheon: Purse-Suasion - $50 per guest $375 for a Table of 8 (separate ticket selection) 11:00am-2:00pm
A garden-style luncheon with informal modeling from Stefana Boutique, also featuring original creations by U&I Treasures. Plus a silent auction featuring unique and one-of-a-kind purse themed artworks. St. Johns Chef will prepare an artisan salad topped with your choice of chicken or salmon, the chef's selection of hand crafted breads, beverages, and dessert.

Italian Happening
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St John’s Golf Course

The 2nd Annual gathering of Italian nameplates takes place on the 18th hole of the St John’s golf course. Cars must register in advance. For more information call Dave Hammond at (248) 936-3000.

City of Northville Preview Party
3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Visit historic downtown Northville and check out the Concours-quality display of vintage automobiles, many of which are past Concours d’Elegance of America show cars. Dance the night away to swing music in Northville’s beautiful town square. Enjoy unique shopping and restaurants, too. Free shuttle to and from The Inn at St. John’s!

Saturday Night Celebration: High Heels & Wheels - $175 per guest
St. John’s Atrium
6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Get ready to kick up your heels with excitement as you discover magical moments and unexpected turns along the road. Experience a strolling dinner that will take you on a culinary journey around the world.


35th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America
The Inn at St. John’s
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

General Admission: $25 (Includes free parking, shuttle and Program Book.)
Children 12 and under are free with paid adult general admission. VIP: $125 (Includes onsite parking, show admission, lunch inside St. John’s, VIP viewing tent near the Judges’ Stand, Program Book and 2014 Poster.)

Art Exhibition
Concours Show Field
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.