BREAKING NEW: “major shift in our storied history”.
Dear Friends, Colleagues and Concours Stakeholders:
Since our first Concours d’Elegance of America was held at Meadow Brook Hall in 1979, we have been dedicated to producing an event that celebrates global automotive culture set against the backdrop of Detroit, the birthplace of our shared automotive heritage.
Today, we are announcing a major shift in our storied history that will help us make our cherished event even better. Longtime presenting partner, Hagerty, has acquired the Concours as part of its mission to build a community of car lovers centered around driving and car culture.
We will be in great company, as Hagerty also operates premiere automotive events like the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance and the California Mille.
In Hagerty, we have found the perfect partner for our Concours. With their assistance, resources and passion for cars and car culture, we’ll be able to focus even more on producing the richest automotive experiences while serving the needs of fans, attendees and our community at-large.
Of course, our 42nd annual event is on-schedule to take place on July 23-25, 2021. The Hagerty team will work in tandem with our existing operational experts to produce a “must attend” event for regional car enthusiasts. Tara Noftz will continue as Director while I will remain as Board Chairman. The event’s philanthropic mission will remain focused on automotive education and local, needs-focused charities.
I hope you will join me in celebrating this wonderful “next step” in the life of the Concours d’Elegance.
2021 Enthusiast of the Year Moray Callum
The Concours d’Elegance of America Board of Directors is proud to announce Moray Callum, Vice President Design Ford Motor Company, as the 2021 Enthusiast of the Year.
The Concours is excited to honor Moray for the dedication and generosity he has shown to our event over the years. His innovation and reputation in automotive design is recognized throughout the world. It is this richly-deserved distinction to which we will pay tribute.
Join us as we honor Moray, July 23-25 during the Concours d’Elegance of America, at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI.
2021 Collector of the Year Joseph Cassini, III
The Board of Directors is proud to name long-time friend Joseph Cassini, III, of West Orange, NJ as our 2020 Collector of the Year. Joe will be showing a selection of his award winning vehicles at our event on Sunday, July 25, 2021.
Pictured above and right: 1932 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria; Joseph and Margie Cassini, III; West Orange, NJ
2021 Featured Artist – Carolyn Peters
The Board of Directors is proud to announce Carolyn Peters as our 2021 Featured Artist. Carolyn will be the first female artist to produce our Concours poster art and grace the front cover our commemorative magazine. Among her many accomplishments, Carolyn taught at College for Creative Studies before retiring in 2018. Today she continues to do consulting work in concept design and painting.
The inspiration for this year’s poster is ConcourUSA’s 2021 Collector of the Year, Joe Cassini’s 1927 Isotta Fraschini.
Join us Friday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 25th as we honor Carolyn during the 42nd Concours d’Elegance of America at The Inn at St. John’s.
Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners. Follow the link below for a complete list of all winners.
Pictured above: 1959 Ferrari 250 TDF Coupe, The Patterson Collection, Louisville, KY
Thank you to our 2019 Partners and Vendors. To see a full list of our 2019 vendors/partners follow the link below.
2021 Partner/Vendor opportunities are now available. For more information contact Rosalind Zukowski, via email email@example.com.
Taking you back to the 38th annual Concours with our 2016 Collectors of the Year – The Patterson Collection and the award winning collection that they shared with our audience. The Patterson Collection has been a passage of life. Jim Patterson Sr. always had a passion for cars, but what really got him into the hobby, was his son, Jim Patterson II. Jim II was always going to car shows, and it became a great father and son bonding experience. With financial success, Mr. Patterson was able to obtain the cars he loved as a child. One of the first cars of the Patterson collection was a corvette, serial number 21, in terrible condition. This was the 21st corvette made in 1953 and, most likely only one of a few left today. Another one of the Patterson’s first cars was the 300 SL Mercedes Benz.It was the car that Jim had always wanted. The Patterson’s renowned collection has won awards at every major show they have shown at, and we are proud to celebrate their incredible collection and their passion for perfection.
2021 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
Do you own an exhibition quality automobile? Would you like it to be considered for the 42nd annual Concours d’Elegance of America? Submit a nomination form beginning Thursday, October 1st. Click the link below to complete and send your nomination!
From Nomination to Award Winners
In 2015 this 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K went from being nominated by the Off Brother’s Collection, of Richland, MI to a Lion Award and Most Significant Mercedes Benz Grand Award winner.