In 2011, the Concours d’Elegance of America moved to The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan after 32 years at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan. Attendees, exhibitors and sponsors praised the new location. With the larger show field, on-site hotel, deeper ancillary events (and great weather), the 2011 Concours d’Elegance of America was deemed a success.
The 2012 edition of the Concours d’Elegance of America will build upon that success with more than 300 cars on the show field, highlighted by the following featured classes: Can-Am and Trans-Am; Slingshot Rails; Jaguar and Corvette; Station Wagons; Micro Cars; Three-Wheel Motorcycles; Supercars and Featured Designer.
Traditional classes at the 34th annual Concours of America include: Pioneers Pre-1900; Gaslight 1900 – 1914; Jazz Age 1915 – 1928; Duesenberg Model J; Auburn Cord; American Popular 1928 – 1942; American Classic Closed 1928 – 1942; American Classic Open 1928 – 1934; American Classic Open 1935 – 1942; Pre-War European; Pre-War Sports; American Post-War 1946 – 1959; American Post-War 1960 – 1970; American Muscle; Post-War Sports 1946 – 1959; Post-War Sports 1960 – 1970; Post-War European 1946 – 1959 and Post-War European 1960 – 1970.
The selection process is underway with many invitations already mailed. Nominations received before December 31st will be reviewed on a priority basis. Nomination forms are available at www.concoursusa.org. Further information regarding specific automobiles will be released in the coming months.
[Source: Concours d’Elegance of America; photo credit: Nathan Leach-Proffer]