Concours d'Elegance of America returns to beautiful St. John's in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH, MICH (WXYZ) - The 35th Annual Concours d'Elegance of America Returns to St. John's in Plymouth on July 26-28, 2013. Highlights for 2013 include the very first Electric Cars, the cars from the historic Great Race and amazing Jet Age Convertibles.

Concours d'Elegance of America is one of the most prestigious showings of classic, rare and magnificent automobiles in the world, The Concours, with some 300 vehicles, will be spread out over the lush and historic St. John's grounds. In addition there are numerous associated events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday leading up to the grand presentation on Concours Sunday.

Unlike any other Concours in the world, Concours d'Elegance of America is dedicated to the Genius of the Automobile. It is a unique celebration of exotic, beautiful and historically important automobiles and the people behind them: their innovations, designs and technology that influenced the world.

Keeping this mission in mind, this year's event features an unmatched range of innovative, one of a kind automobiles that include everything from the first electric cars, to the exotic cars that ran in the world famous Great Race, the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 Split Window Corvette, the 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911, Jet Age Convertibles, Vintage NASCARS, Detroit Iron: including early Lincolns, Cadillacs, Chryslers and Packards and Indianapolis Iron including breathtaking Duesenbergs, Stutz and Marmon cars as well as a rare 1934 aerodynamic Pierce Silver Arrow.

A portion of proceeds of the Concours dElegance of America at St. John's is designated for the College for Creative Studies (CCS), known for its world preeminent automotive design curriculum, Hospice of Michigan and Leader Dogs for the Blind.

The Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's on Sunday, July 28 is open to the public and takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $25 General Admission includes free parking, shuttle and program book. Mode du Concours Fashion Shows throughout the event, matching vintage fashions with cars, are part of the presentation at the judges stand.

The Inn at St. John's is located at 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, Mi 48170. For information call 248-643-8645 or go to

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