About Concours d’Elegance of America

Considered to be one of the top Concours in the world, the Concours d'Elegance of America not only celebrates the automobile and automotive design, but equally celebrates the people who created these works of art.
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.
The Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John's continues this tradition of exhibiting prestigious collector cars and also offers an automotive art exhibition, a vintage car auction, Mode du Concours and many other social events.
For its first 32 years the Concours d'Elegance of America was held at Oakland University's Meadow Brook Hall, the historic home of Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automotive pioneer John Dodge. In 2011 this world-class event moved to the beautiful grounds of the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan.
In keeping with our tradition of showcasing classic, rare and magnificent automobiles, the car selection committee will again invite a unique collection of vehicles to be displayed for the 2015 Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, July 26.