2020 Featured Artist – Carolyn Peters
The Board of Directors is proud to announce Carolyn Peters as our 2020 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 2020 Collector of the Year, Joe Cassini’s 1927 Isotta Fraschini.
2020 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 2020 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 24-26 during the Concours d’Elegance of America, at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI.
2020 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 26, 2020.
Pictured above and right: 1932 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria; Joseph and Margie Cassini, III; West Orange, NJ
2020 ConcoursUSA – Roaring into the 20’s
The 2020 Concours presents a look at the automotive industry “past, present and future” as we Roar into the 20’s. A retrospect in design, engineering and innovation both American and Foreign. Today we highlight the early 30’s. In early 1930 America is battling the Great Depression which adversely affected the automotive sales, dropping by over 70 percent. Although sales were diminishing automotive design and engineering were reaching new levels.
Pictured here: 1935 Duesenberg J Roadster – 2008 Best in Show American – Sam and Emily Mann
Deep in the heartland of Iowa, bicycle makers August and Fred Duesenberg began playing with gasoline engines in 1900. By 1906, they were manufacturing cars. Their company failed, but they developed an engine which did well in the Indianapolis 500. During World War I, they built aircraft engines for the military and then used this experience to design their famous straight-eight engine.
Pictured here: 1934 Lancia Belna Eclipse – The most outstanding Italian car award 2016 – Donald Bernstein
This Lancia Belna is one of just two known surviving Pourtet Belna’s. The Lancia Belna was built at Lancia’s first non-Italian plant that was located in France. They opened this factory in 1931 and began producing the Lancia Augusta there in 1934. All of the French-built Augustas would be called “Belna” which translates from Hungarian to “gut”.
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.
2020 Partner/Vendor opportunities are now available. For more information contact Rosalind Zukowski, 248.643.8645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.