2019 Concours d’Elegance of America – The Inn at St. John’s – Plymouth, MI – July 28, 2019
There is one special day each year when the manicured lawn at the Inn at St. John’s is transformed from a venue where ladies and gentlemen compete at golf to one where they compete on automotive style and beauty of line. This year that day is Sunday, July 28th, when the Concours d’Elegance of America, one of America’s most prestigious car shows will take place on the links.
While, it is true that the Concours is venue where, as Jay Leno says, “ordinary millionaires can compete with billionaires on an equal playing field” it is also true that the show has evolved into an event that has something for car enthusiasts of all ages and automotive interests. The show is the opposite of stuffy. It’s families in shorts and t-shirts with young children riding in strollers and enjoying ice cream. It’s young gearheads with telephoto lenses photographing their dream cars from the 80s, 90s and 2000s. It’s senior citizens reminiscing about the cars of their youth. There’s even a beer tent!
The diversity of cars on the field is always exceptional, but what all of the cars and motorcycles have in common is that they are the best or most interesting examples of that genre and almost all of them have interesting stories. (read more….)
Motoring Tour – with Wayne Carini – Presented by Hagerty
Friday, July 26 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
$75.00 per person
Ticket includes: Coffee and donuts at registration, entry to the FIA and a sit down plated lunch.
The tour departs from the Inn at St. John’s at 9:00 a.m. Enjoy a leisurely drive through beautiful country side of Wayne and Genesee County. The tour will include stops at:
Gardens, Tea and Boutique – presented by SHIFT
Hosted by George and Tiffany Stolzenfeld
9 am – 3 pm
$85.00 per person
Ticket includes: transportation, mimosa and cronut breakfast at the Inn at St. John’s, entrance to Cranbrook House and Gardens, admission for 1 to High Tea at the Townsend.
Guests will leave the Inn at St. John’s and travel to Birmingham in a custom luxury motor-coach (a short 30 minute ride). You will start your morning by touring the:
Motor City Mingle – Concours Kickoff Dinner to benefit Project Beautiful Inside and Out
Friday, July 26 6:30 – 11 pm
$150.00 per person ($50.00 of each ticket is considered a tax deductible contribution.)
The Grande Ballroom – The Inn at St. John’s
An evening dedicated to celebrating the 41st annual Concours d’Elegance of America and a benefit for Project Beautiful Inside and Out (PBIO). Presented by Dolce Moda of Birmingham, UBS Financial The Mistry Group, and Tapper’s Jewelers – the official jewelers of the Concours d’Elegance of America.
Attendees include 300 old and new friends of the Concours, supporters of PBIO, business leaders, and dignitaries. Guests are treated to an evening of cocktails, an exquisite wine-paring dinner prepared by Chef Terence Tarver, music by NUCLASSICA, live runway show presented by Dolce Moda of Birmingham, and auction.
This year we honor special guests: John D. Groendyke, William “Bill” Warner, Wayne Carini, and David Hobbs.
Since the inception in 2015, the Motor City Mingle has raised in excess of $168,000.00 for charity.