“d’Elegance” has no part in the name of the New York Concours, now scheduled for its second-year showcase on September 19.
For one thing, the setting for this concours is different; it is staged on a rooftop.
For another thing, the traditional concours is a competition of elegance, “a judged beauty competition celebrating the artistry, history and craftsmanship of the automobile,” the New Yorkers note, adding that such events display “precious vintage and classic cars, some of which might only be seen once in a lifetime.”
“We are not using d’elegance in our name as we feel New York City is more glamorous with a dash of grit than classically elegant,” the organizers add.
“Therefore, our vision is to create a Glamour + Grit event that exudes New York City culture and offers more than a car show or just viewing beautiful cars. We curate experiences of pop culture, luxury lifestyle and live music for you to enjoy with family and friends. All with the backdrop of New York City.”
The second New York City Concours is scheduled to take place on The Rooftop at Pier 17 in the Manhattan Seaport District on the East River, “with stunning 360-degree views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines.” Since it runs from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., it also includes a view of sunset over the New York Harbor.
The NYC Concours features 50 “rarely seen iconic classic cars” as well as live music, a special display of collectible “sneakers,” a collector car forum, local art and fashion, all within walking distance of the Oculus and new World Trade Center.
The event also raises funds for the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club.
Carlisle reschedules Spring show, auction
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Carlisle Events will move its Spring Carlisle car show to June 17-20.
“Social distancing seems to be working and our country is on the right track to getting back to normalcy,” said Carlisle Events co-owner Bill Miller. “While we are all going in the right direction, we also recognize a continued need to protect our community of Carlisle, staff, guests and customers who historically attend Spring Carlisle and our auction… A summertime car event with Dad over Father’s Day weekend is how we’ll present the event.”
Wisconsin Dells delays 34th annual car show
Wisconsin Dells Festivals has announced that its 34th annual Automotion Classic Car Show has been postponed until September 12-13. Show organizers anticipate 1,200 classic vehicles to be on display at the Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park venue.
Fall car-show calendar filling quickly
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the fall car-show and concours calendar continues to evolve and to fill to overflowing some dates. Here’s the updated schedule, based on official announcements, as of April 14, 2020:
August 9-16 — Monterey Car Week, Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals
August 21-23 — Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance (Colorado), Geneva (Illinois) Concours d’Elegance (plus the Indianapolis 500)
August 28-30 — Corvettes at Carlisle, Artmobilia Weekend (Carmel, Indiana) (plus the rescheduled New York International Auto Show)
September 4-7 (Labor Day weekend) — Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance, Lime Rock Historic Festival, Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance, Sonoma Speed Festival, Foothills Motoring Festival (Pinehurst, North Carolina), Royal Concours of Elegance (England)
September 11-13 — Goodwood Revival, Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, Vail Classic, EyesOn Design, Wisconsin Dells Automotion
September 18-20 — Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance, New York City Concours, Dayton Concours d’Elegance, Oregon Festival of Cars, LaJolla Concours d’Elegance, Arizona FuelFest (plus the 24 Hours of Le Mans)
September 25-27 — Telluride Festival, Ironstone Concours d’Elegance (California), St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance (Maryland)
October 2-4 — Audrian’s Newport Concours ‘Elegance, Fall Carlisle, Street Rod Nationals South (Knoxville, Tennessee)
October 9-11 — Chico Concours d’Elegance (California)
October 16-18 — Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, Keels & Wheels, Lake Mirror Concours d’Elegance (Florida)
October 23-25 — Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance (plus the Mille Miglia race/rally)
October 30-November 1 — Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance, Copperstate 1000 vintage rally car show, Western Street Rod Nationals (Bakersfield, California), Luftgekuhlt 7 (Durham, North Carolina)