The 35th annual event will honor a wide variety of featured classes, including Detroit Iron: Cadillac, Chrysler, Lincoln and Packard; Indianapolis Iron: Duesenberg, Marmon and Stutz; London to Brighton; Mercedes-Benz Pagoda and 600; Can-Am; Vintage NASCAR; Porsche 911 – On the Road and On the Track; Jet-Age Convertibles and the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 Corvette, among others.
Concours d’Elegance of America 2013 Featured Classes:
London to Brighton
Auburn/Cord: The One Offs
Detroit Iron: Cadillac, Chrysler, Lincoln and Packard
Indianapolis Iron: Duesenberg, Marmon and Stutz
Electric Cars: Past, Present and Future
Mercedes-Benz Pagoda and 600
Porsche 911 – On the Road and On the Track
The Great Race
50th Anniversary of the 1963 Corvette
A Special Class for 2013 will be Electric Cars: Past, Present and Future. Electric cars were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. At that time, electric cars were favored since they provided a level of comfort and ease of operation that could not be met by gasoline powered cars. By the late 1930s, the popularity of electric cars had declined, mostly affected by the availability of mass-produced gasoline cars, electric starters and quicker refueling times. Some of the American manufacturers of electric cars in the early 20th century were Anthony Electric, Baker, Columbia, Anderson, Fritchle, Studebaker, Riker and Melburn.
Concours d’Elegance of America 2013 Traditional Classes:
Jazz Age 1915-1927
American Popular 1928-1942
American Classics 1928-1942
American Post-War 1946-1959
American Post-War 1960-1970
Post-War Sports 1946-1960
Post-War Sports 1961-1975: Ferrari
The 35th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America will be held Sunday, July 28, 2013 at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are available the day of the event at the gate: $25.00 adults, children 12 and under are free. Tickets for the Concours, and many of the events preceding it, are also available online in advance. For more information, visit www.concoursusa.org.
[Source: Concours d’Elegance of America; photo credit: Nathan Leach-Proffer]