The Finer Details: Our story

The Finer Details: Our story

The Concours d’Elegance began with a commitment to showcasing classic, rare and magnificent automobiles. Since then, we’ve grown from a one-day show into an esteemed lifestyle event spanning the weekend. We’ve added popular new activities like the Concours Invitational Art Exhibition featuring international automotive artists and fashions presented by Detroit’s own icons. We’ve moved from our first home at Oakland University’s Meadow Brook Hall to the grounds of the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. But across all those years, our passion for hosting an event that truly celebrates the automobile has remained as steadfast as ever.

The road ahead

In 2021, the Concours d’Elegance joined Hagerty's growing lineup of immersive automotive experiences. With years of expertise hosting car-centric events and a mission to fuel car culture, Hagerty is proud to continue the significant tradition of the Concours d’Elegance.

The show’s home

The show’s home

The Inn at St. John’s 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170 The Inn at St. John’s story began in the late 1940s when St. John’s Provincial Seminary’s doors opened. Over the following years, it served as the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, the St. John’s Center for Youth & Family and — after a careful restoration — the St. John’s Golf & Conference Center. Today, we know it as The Inn at St. John’s, complete with a hotel, restaurant, conference center, Grande Ballroom and more.
Every year, we can’t wait to return to the beautiful facility and grounds we call home, simply perfect for showcasing such incredible cars. We look forward to welcoming you July 23-25, 2021.

Flying is not driving

But sometimes we need to do it. The four most easily accessible airports in the area are:


Commercial airports


Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
Romulus, Michigan
Phone: (734) 247-7678


Bishop International Airport (FNT)
Flint, Michigan
Phone: (810) 235-6560


Executive / private airports


Detroit City Airport (DET)
Detroit, Michigan
Phone: (313) 526-2800


Oakland County International Airport (OCIA)
Waterford, Michigan
Phone: (248) 666-3900


Hotel accommodations


Booking Link:
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Plymouth

Driving change

Driving change

The Concours d’Elegance of America is proud to support our local communities, fuel the next generation of automotive enthusiasts, and work with partners who are committed to making the world a better place.Over the years, we’ve contributed over $5M to the restoration of Meadow Brook Hall while also partnering with charities and universities like The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Project Beautiful – Inside and Out, Kettering University and College for Creative Studies.

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