St. John's Concours d'Elegance set for July 28

Over 300 rare, historic automobiles expected


PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Over 300 rare and magnificent cars on over 200 acres of beautiful, well-manicured grounds can only mean one thing: the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's.

The focus of the event is the display of historically important and exotic automobiles and the people behind them. It's about their innovation and how they changed the world.

Over 10,000 people are expected to witness the first electric cars, Jet Age convertibles, and early Lincolns, Packards and Chryslers. There will also be a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 and the split-window Corvette.

"We are the only event in the area that is invitation only," says Jim McCarter, executive director of the Concours d'Elegance. "A committee of 30 experts chose the cars and invite them -- no 2 cars are alike. Only special cars are invited."

The total field of cars will reach a value exceeding $10 million.

McCarter adds that not only does the event acknowledge the automotive history of our area, but is also "a great place for industry people to meet and exchange ideas."

The event itself is on Sunday, July 28 from 10am-4pm, but there are other events leading up to the big day. The RM Vintage Motor Cars Auction is on Saturday, July 27 from 11am-4pm. Both are part of Autopalooza.

The action begins Thursday, July 25. For a detailed schedule and more, visit www.concoursusa.org

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