Concours d’Elegance of America Celebrates 42 Annual at St. Johns Inn in Plymouth Michigan on July 23-25, 2021
July 23, 2021 - July 25, 2021$25
The Concours d’Elegance of America Car show is the third-largest automobile Concours in the country and is about to celebrate its 42nd annual competition of cars at the St Johns Inn in Plymouth Michigan on July 25, 2021.
For the past 42 years, the Concours d’Elegance of America has been a major attraction for top car collectors and car enthusiasts from coast to coast. The car show will host over 300 classic, vintage, and antique historic vehicles to compete in a Concours d’Elegance for awards and distinction.
This weekend, July 23-25, the events will include a Battle of the Brands sports car show, a large Cars and Coffee free car show, a Concours d’LeMons featuring unique vehicles, a Hagerty Ride rally type drive, and other public and private activities (See Schedule Below. The weekend will culminate on Sunday with the 300 car historic car show and competition.
Each year, passionate car collectors and enthusiasts showcase their most prized vintage cars and motorcycles to compete for award-winning prizes. Each vehicle and owner compete for the best-preserved authentic vehicle.
The Concours d’Elegance competition has a long tradition of displaying, celebrating, and rewarding each best-in-class car owner with a trophy for excellence in automotive design, style, and engineering.
The Concours’ goal is to empower future generations of car collectors and car enthusiasts to further appreciate the historic significance of classic and vintage vehicles. It does this by providing complete unfettered access to both the owners, their stories, and their cars themselves.
This year, car owners competing for awards will feature some historic rare and never-seen-before vehicle types. For instance, on display at the event, will be very relevant vehicles such as the antique and historic Gas Light–era vehicles of the early 1900s.
Additional vehicles in the spotlight at the show will be the Ferrari Monza, Radwood Class Drag Cars, and brand-new Super Cars, and Hyper Cars. Beyond that, there will be featured lectures on the influence of Muscle Cars from 1970-1971 and the famous “Black Ghost”. The Black Ghost is a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE and one of the most feared muscle cars of the ’70s.
On Sunday, three top car collections will be for viewing from Ken Lingenfelter Collection, The Stahl Collection, and Larry Smith Collection.
The Concours car show and all events will take place on the beautiful grassy grounds of the Inn of the St. Johns in Plymouth Michigan. The Inn at St. John’s is located at 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170 just west of Metro Detroit.
Lastly, The Concours d’Elegance of America is proud to support and contributed over $5 million to the restoration of Meadow Brook Hall. Also, proceeds benefit the Kettering University and College for Creative Studies, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Project Beautiful – Inside and Out.
There will be three days of events starting Friday, July 23 with a motoring tour and ending on July 25 with the main events called Concours d’Elegance.
Following are the dates of these events.
- Friday 23 July
Starting July 23rd, 2021, enjoy a spectacular Motoring Tour through three counties and end with a car enthusiast’s lunch in Ypsilanti, Mi. Other events on Friday include a Ride & Drive, an Invitational art exhibition, the Battle of the brands, and the Cars Under the Stars Event. (See Full Schedule Below)
- Saturday 24 July
On Saturday, July 25th, 2021 there will be eight separate events starting with a gathering of car enthusiasts for a Cars and Coffee Car Show (FREE), a Concours d’Lemons Car Show, a unique Invitational Art Exhibition, a British Invasion II Presentiaion, Concours Seminars, Lunch and Libations, a Ride & Drive, and ends with a catered Chairman’s Dinner at 11:00 pm that includes a four-course meal and entertainment. (See Full Schedule Below)
- Sunday 25 July
July 25, 2021, is the main Concours d”Elegance Car Show event where hundreds of historic machines gather on the sprawling lawns of the St. John Inn to compete in a wide range of classic Best-in-Class awards. Also on Sunday is the Docents on Elegance, VIP, Exhibitor, and Judge Lunch
Concours d’Elegance of America July 25, 2021, full Schedule Event and Details.
- Date: September July 25, 2021
- Venue: The Inn of St. Johns in Plymouth Michigan
- Address: 4045 Five Mile Rd. Plymouth, 48170
- Car Show Tickets: Adult: $40
- Student: All ages with school ID – FREE
- Youth: Under 18 – free
- Featured Classes: Muscle Cars of ’70 and ’71; Sports Supercars, Jet Age Designs, Ferrari Monza class, Wedge-designed Cars, and Classic Motorcycles;
- Featured Collections: The Stahl Car Collection, Larry Car Smith Collection, Ken Lingenfelter Car Collection.
- Website: www.concoursusa.org
- Phone: 248-643-8645
- Year founded: 1979
- Number of Cars on Display: +300Cars and Motorcycle
- Charity: the Kettering University and College for Creative Studies, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Project Beautiful – Inside and Out
Other Feature Automobiles of Distinction at the 2021 Car Show Will Include:
- DETROIT COLLECTIONS
The Ken Lingenfelter, Stahl Collection, and the Larry Smith Collection
- FEATURED BODY DESIGN:
- Racing through the ages:
- Radwood Class 1980-1990
Built not Bought
- Gas Light
- Auburn CordDuesenberg
- American Popular– Cars of the Bulgari Collection
- American Classic Closed
- American Classic Open
- Jet Age Class – ‘60s and ‘61’sEuropean Classic
- Muscle Cars – 1970 and 1971
- American Post-war
Early pre-1960 – The Fabulous Faces of the 1950s
The Continental –1939 to Present
- European Post-war
- Sports Cars
- Pre 1960
Here is a Full List of 2021 Featured Car Classes at the Essence of Speed and Beauty to be Featured at the 2021 Concours d’Elegance America.
2019 BEST OF SHOW:
1938 Graham 97 and a 1954 Ferrari 375MM
VIDEO: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2019 CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE OF AMERICA
An enjoyable video showing everything you need to know about the Concours d’Elegance of America at the St. Johns in Plymouth MI. The video is of the 2019 Concourse.
Complete Expanded Guide of the 2021 Concours d’Elegance in Plymouth, MI at St. Johns Inn
Friday 23 July
8:30 am – 3:30 pm Tick coat for the Motor Tour is $75.00 and must be purchased in advance. The Tour starts and departs from the St. John’s Conference Center entrance at the Inn at St. John’s. The Motoring Tour includes admission to the Ypsilanti Automotive Museum and lunch at the historic Sidetracks Bar and Grill in Ypsilanti.
Ride & Drive From 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Invitational Art Exhibition
1:00 – 4:00 pm – Talented automotive artists from around the United States, unite to display their works of art drawings and paintings throughout the weekend. Most of the art will be available for purchase). The Art Exhibition will be located at the chapel entrance of the Inn at St. John’s. This is a free event and is open to the public.
“Battle of the Brands”
6:00 – 8:00 pm Presented by: Kip Sheward from MotorSports (Website Link)
At the Battle of the Brands, sports cars and car collectors from around the world will display every vehicle marque you can imagine. The battle of the bands is a casual evening that’s fun for the whole family. This event is Free and offers food, drink, and beverages, and will be located in the main Conference Center parking lot.
The Cars Under The Stars Event
6:30 – 11:00 pm – This event is sponsored by The Mistry Group, Vintique Motors, The UBS Financial Group, Bollinger Motors, and The Finishing Touch Auto Spa.
There will be a featured presentation to Joseph Cassini III for the Car Collector of the Year award. He will be honored for having one of the most significant vintage car collections of the year.
Also, celebrate and enjoy over 100 years of automobile history with other car enthusiasts with a strolling dinner, drinks and libations, jazz bands, and a stunning display of over 30 ultra-rare vehicles. The CCCA and the DAC Car Club will host this event and tickets must be purchased in advance.
The Cars Under the Stars event will be located in the Grande Ballroom at the Inn at St. John’s.
Saturday 24 July
Cars and Coffee
7:30 – 11:30 am – This event will be presented by the Suburban Exotic Car Collection and will include Bollinger Motors, BBS Tire, Finishing Touch Auto Spa, M1 Concourse, Vintique Motors, Titos, and Warsteiner.
The Cars and Coffee event is a glorified car show that is free to attend and will feature over 200 exotic, rare, vintage, and muscle cars on display. There will be food and drinks for sale, and this event is open to the public. The Cars and Coffee Car Show will take place in the parking lot at the Inn at St. John’s from 7:30 – 11:30 am.
The Ride & Drive Event
11:00 am – 5:00 pm This event is free to attend and will be located at the ST. JOHN’S Main Conference Center parking lot.
8:00 am – 1:00 pm – The Concours d’Lemons car show is a chance to see some of the wildest and craziest one-off car designs ever seen. They are sometimes created by car manufacturers and sometimes by individual car enthusiasts that just love cars.
The Concours d’Lemons car is a once-in-a-lifetime must-see and will take place at the ST. JOHN’S Main Conference Center parking lot from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Admission is Free for the Concours d’Lemons car show.
The Black Ghost is a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE Super Muscle Car. It was legendary on the Streets of Detroit and the American street racing scene! Originally, Driven by a Detroit police officer, the original Challenger was both historic and feared in the racing world in Detroit.
Concours Seminars, Lunch, and Libations
9:30 am – 2:00 pm – A lecture will take place on the History of the “Black Ghost” in the Grand Ballroom of St John’s. Included in the Seminars are extended details, fun discussions, and stories about the significant transitions of the 70-’71 Muscle Cars.
Additional lectures will take place outside the Grande Ballroom about the Ferrari Monza. There will also be Lunch and libations in the Garden Gallerie inside The Inn at St. John’s. You must purchase a ticket in advance for $75 for this event.
Invitational Art Exhibition
10:00 am – 3:00 pm- There will be 100’s of reminiscent auto artworks on display, and For Sale, from 10:00 – 3:00 pm at The Inn at St. John’s inside the Conference Center.
The Art Exposition is FREE for all to attend.
British Invasion II
6:00 – 8:00 pm – There will be a presentation and private British car collections to celebrate the making of the British Car Invasion. Auto Europe will present this event. You will have an opportunity to understand the significance and global impact of when British Car came to America.
The British Invasion II is a family-friendly celebration of events honoring British automotive excellence. There will be food and beverage for sale. The St. John’s British Invasion will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Saturday, July 24th, in the Conference Center parking lot.
The Chairman’s Dinner
6:00 – 11:00 pm – At the Chairman’s Dinner, notable car collectors and enthusiasts from around the country will honor Joseph Cassini III for Car Collector of the Year and Moray Callum for Car Enthusiast of the Year.
Dinner and drinks are served at the Dinner, which will take place in the beautiful Grande Ballroom at The Inn at St. John’s. There is limited seating at this event, and all tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $150 per person.
Sunday 25 July
THE MAIN EVENT
The Concours d’Elegance of America (42nd Annual)
10:00 am – 4:30 pm – This is the third most prestigious car event in America. It sits right behind the Pebble Beach Concours and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. At the Concours d’Elegance of America, you will see over 300 rare vintage historically significant vehicles up close and personal. The cars and owners will compete for the best excellence in automotive design and technical engineering supremacy. The cars on display will date back to the early 1900s and as early as 2021.
Docents on Elegance on Historic Cars
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
VIP, Exhibitor, and Judge Luncheon
11:30 am – 1:30 pm – this is one of the last events where you can sit down to a gourmet lunch and rub shoulders with the Concours Judges, Exhibitors, and VIP car show members. The Luncheon will occur from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm in the Grande Ballroom at St. John’s Inn. Tickets for the Luncheon cost $165 to $275 and must be purchased in advance.
1:00 – 4:00 pm – The Concours d’Elegance Parade is the last event of the day where the award-winning vehicles and owners complete a farewell drive amongst the fans.
General Admission and VIP Tickets
Advance tickets are available Wednesday, July 21, 2021, for $35. VIP ticket packages are available until June 30 and start at $165.00. The Main Concours on Sunday, July 25, 2021, will open for general admission at 10:00 am.
Public parking is available at the Canton High School located at 8415 N. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI. There will be a free shuttle service to the Inn of St. John’s..
CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE FOR $45.00 ON GATE SUNDAY, JULY 25 – $45.00
There will be NO VIP TICKETS available for purchase at the gate. VIP Tickets MUST BE PURCHASED BY JUNE 30th.
Hagerty Motoring Tour
The Hagerty Motor Tour will be on Friday, July 23, 2021, from 8:30, am – 3:00 pm.
Tickets are $75/person Buy tickets
This year’s Hagerty Motoring Tour will take you through the city of Hell, Michigan, and back again!
Here you will enjoy the scenic roadways of the counties of Wayne, Livingston, and Washtenaw. Next, take a tour with Hagerty’s VP of Content, Larry Webster (formally with Road and Track), on a secret “road test” and dive to Ypsilanti. Lastly, while in Ypsilanti, you will enjoy the visit to the Ypsilanti Automotive and Firehouse Museums. Lunch will be served at the historic Side Tracks restaurant.
Cars Under the Stars
Sponsored by: Mistry Group UBS Financial, Finishing Touch Auto Spa, Bollinger, Vintique Motors
Friday, July 23, 2021
6:30 – 11:00 pm
$150/person Buy tickets
Enjoy a display of 30 classic and exotic vehicles, representing a century of automotive excellence to kick off the 42nd annual Concours. This event is host to over 200 old and new friends of the Concours, business leaders, and dignitaries. Guests will be treated to cocktails, hor devours, art reception, live music, strolling dinner, and more! The Classic Car Club of America and The DAC Car Club will host this event.
6:00 – 11:00 pm
$150 per person (advance purchase necessary)
Inn at St. John’s Grande Ballroom Buy tickets
An evening to recognize this year’s honorees, Collector of the Year – Joseph Cassini III and Enthusiast of the Year – Moray Callum. Cocktail reception begins at 6:00 pm. Afterward, guests will enjoy a four-course seated dinner and live entertainment. (Limited seating, advance ticket purchase required)
Car Club Parking
$25.00/person – general admission* $10.00/car club pass**
A general admission ticket is required for each person attending.
Porsche car club parking
BMW car club parking
Car Club Parking tickets must be ordered before June 30, 2021.
**You must purchase 1 Car Club Parking pass to receive $25.00 admission price.
Your Car Club pass will be mailed to you via USPS.
You must have your car club pass to park in the designated car club area.
“NEW” for 2021 Concours Club Membership
Friday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 25th
Packages start as low as $475
Your 3-day “fast pass” for the entire Concours weekend of events, with premier opportunities and save up to 40%. Membership includes tickets to the Motoring Tour, Cars Under the Stars, Seminars, Sunday VIP, and so much more. (For details of the events, please go to EVENT INFORMATION)
EXHIBITOR MEMBERSHIP – is ONLY available for collectors who have a vehicle registered for Sunday’s event. This package DOES NOT include tickets to Sunday’s Concours.
Hagerty Seminar Series
Saturday, July 24, 2021
9:00 am – 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
The Story Behind the “Black Ghost”
In the Grande Ballroom from 9:30 am – 10 am. The Guest speaker will be Diane Parker, Vice President of Hagerty Drivers Foundation.
The Pinnacle of Muscle 1970-1971
In the Grande Ballroom from 10:15, am – 11:15 am with a moderator or Wayne Carini, Bob Ashton, MCACN, Ken Lingenfelter, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Colin Comer, Author and Founder of Colin’s Classic Automobiles.
Lunch and Libations – 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Outside Grande Ballroom from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. There will be a walking commentary with Ferrari authority and designer Luigi Chinetti, Jr. and former General Motors’ Vice President of Global Design, Ed Welburn.