Two of the most exciting brands in the world, Concours d’Elegance and Las Vegas, come together on Oct. 25–28 to present the inaugural Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance, four consecutive days of classy, memorable and engaging events honoring remarkable cars of the past, present and some of the most daring automobile concepts of the future.
“I’ve been a lover of automobiles my entire life, and bringing this event to the Entertainment Capital of the World has been a dream of mine,” says Stuart Sobek, founder and chairman of the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance. “Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance will present an exquisite display of design and craftsmanship married with the thrill and excitement of Las Vegas as the backdrop. It will truly be unique in every way, featuring some of the world’s finest automobiles, a Tour d’Elegance down the famous Las Vegas Strip, a celebrity golf tournament and much more.”
With a long-standing history dating back to 17th-century France, Concours d’Elegance is one of the most prestigious automotive exhibition events in existence. This year’s featured Marque car at Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance will be the alluring Phantom Corsair from the “Dream Cars of 1930s” Class. Created in 1938, this dream car was regarded as ahead of its time and has been turning heads ever since with its spaceship-like body. On loan from the National Automobile Museum, Reno, the Phantom Corsair, can be viewed at Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance in person on Oct. 26 only at DragonRidge Golf Club at MacDonald Highlands.
Best of Show winners and standouts will be awarded the coveted Helene Award statuette in honor of the first lady of automotive design, Helene Rother. The inaugural Helene Awards will be presented to deserving innovators throughout the automotive industry for outstanding achievement in the design, development and future of the automobile.
The Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance will feature the finest, most experienced judges of the automotive world, led by Chief Judge John Carlson. His experience and knowledge are unsurpassed and include serving as the chief class judge at Pebble Beach, permanent chief judge at Hilton Head, honorary judge at Boca Raton and competition chief class judge at Monticello Concours in New York. John will be assisted by renowned officials Honorary Chief Judge Dr. Gerald Greenfield, Honorary Judge Dr. Paul Sable and Honorary Judge Ed Gilbertson.
Opening Night Gala Oct. 25
The Opening Night Gala on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center at Cleveland Clinic will be a luxurious extravaganza with exciting entertainment and Michelin-rated cuisine presented by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Tickets are available online at LasVegasConcours.com. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the TechForce Foundation.
Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance Automotive Exhibition and Competition Oct. 26
On Saturday, Oct. 26, the 18th hole of the exclusive DragonRidge Golf Club will exhibit an amazing collection of rare and unique automobiles from around the world, most never before shown in Las Vegas. The event consists of nearly 30 judged, non-judged and contemporary classes including the featured Marque, Designer Dream Cars of the 1930s, European Post-War Touring/Luxury, American Muscle, Rat Pack Class, Concept Cars and many more. For a full list of classes, visit LasVegasConcours.com/classes.
Rush Hour: Tour d’Elegance Down The Strip Oct. 27
Watch an amazing spectacle on Sunday morning as the prized entries of our Concours cruise down the Las Vegas Strip and reconvene at Shelby American headquarters.
LVCE Celebrity Golf Tournament Oct. 28
Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance concludes with the LVCE Celebrity Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 28. An exciting day of golf, food, drink and camaraderie, the tournament will take place at the DragonRidge Country Club at MacDonald Highlands, internationally recognized as one of the finest luxury communities in the world. A portion of the proceeds from the tournament will be given to the LVCE/ArtCenter Scholarship Fund.
Guests get to golf with some of their favorite celebrities from the world of cars, music, sports, entertainment and politics.
No backseat driving here.
Limited to just 108 spots.
What happens on the course stays on the course.
A portion of the proceeds from the golf tournament benefits the ArtCenter College of Design. The ArtCenter College of Design was founded in 1930 in downtown Los Angeles as the Art Center School. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide variety of art and design fields, as well as public programs for children and high school students and continuing studies for adults in the Los Angeles metro area. It is one of the few schools to offer a degree in interaction design.
This will be an amazing four-day event you won't want to miss.
For additional event information, to buy tickets or to apply for entry, please visit LasVegasConcours.com. To stay up to date with the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance, visit Facebook.com/LasVegasConcours or Instagram @lasvegasconcours.