Concours d’Elegance of America is a sophisticated combination of cars and lifestyle that takes place in Plymouth in mid to late July.
Meaning “competition of elegance,” this more-than-30-year tradition invites world-class collector vehicles to metro Detroit for showcasing and auction. It's a favorite among vintage car enthusiasts and has been hosted on the handsome grounds of The Inn at St. John’s since 2011.The Concours d’Elegance has its roots in 17th century France, when the aristocracy would parade their horse-drawn carriages through the parks of Paris. With the advent of the automobile, Concours d’Elegance events evolved into competitions between automobile manufacturers, custom coachbuilders and owners, whose vehicles were judged on the beauty of their design. In keeping with its tradition of showcasing classic, rare and magnificent automobiles, this event always promises a unique collection of vehicles to be admired. An esteemed lifestyle event, the Concours d'Elegance has many activities designed to further compliment the cars, from art exhibitions featuring fine automotive artists from around the world to a fashion show. For more auto events this summer, take a look at the full calendar of Autopalooza events.