The 17th annual Capitol Concours d’Elegance will be held in its new home on the greens of Capitol Mall in Sacramento, California on Sunday, September 19, 2010 from 10am to 4pm. All proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children®- Northern California.
The Capitol Concours d’Elegance 2010 will feature more than 100 exceptional examples of American and European vintage and exotic cars and feature the cars of Italy and France as well as Ford Thunderbird.
“We are excited to present our Concours at the new Capitol Mall venue and plan to grow the event in this location over the coming decade. We know the public will be thrilled with our special features which will line several blocks with incredible vintage cars, sports cars and exotics”, said Alan Anderson, Director of Development for Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Northern California.
Among the cars on display, enthusiasts can expect to see impeccable examples from top classic car collections plus select examples on loan from the California Automobile Museum. DiMora Motorcar will also have some special surprises for the crowd. The Capitol Concours d’Elegance Presented by Shriners Hospital for Children® – Northern California offers live music as well as activities for children.
“This is truly an event the entire family will enjoy”, says Anderson. “We are excited to tell our story to the Concours guests so that we can help more children who otherwise would not receive much needed medical treatment.”
Guests will have the opportunity to donate to the hospital in return for a ride in an exotic car such as Ferrari or Lamborghini or one of the surprises from Mercedes-Benz during the Ride & Drive. Visitors will enjoy food and vendor exhibits such as Garage Style Magazine’s Automobilia and Art Pavilion where vintage neon and metal signs, posters, books and other memorabilia can be purchased for the home and garage.
Planned peripheral events include a Saturday morning September 18th Tour d’Elegance which takes car entries along a scenic route of the area, a reception that evening on the 25th floor of the US Bank building, offering guests a 360 degree view of the Sacramento area and a bird’s eye view of the Concours venue. Additionally, the Prelude d’Elegance “teaser” event, held at Sacramento’s Town and Country on Saturday, July 31st, will display examples of classic and exotic cars to promote the event.
Concours tickets are $15.00 for adults at the gate, $10.00 in advance at the event website or by phoning 916 453-2018. Military with valid ID as well as children 12 and under are admitted free and parking is free. For a schedule of events with locations, to learn about sponsorship opportunities, to enter a car or to purchase tickets, visit www.shrinersconcours.com.
[Source: Capital Concours]