The Concours d'Elegance of Texas Announces Relocation to Arlington, Texas Annual Three-Day Vintage Car Celebration to be held in the Arlington Entertainment District
Arlington, TX July 29, 2016
The Concours d'Elegance of Texas announced that it will hold its annual three day vintage car celebration event in the Arlington Entertainment District. The Concours d'Elegance of Texas is one of the largest vintage motoring and luxury lifestyle events in the state, a world-class gathering of collector cars and vintage motorcycles in a wonderful park setting.
Mike Ames, Chairman of the Concours d'Elegance of Texas commented "We are genuinely excited about our move to Arlington and look forward to being part of the continuing development of the Arlington Entertainment District. The City of Arlington and the Convention and Visitors Bureau have been extremely helpful and we look forward to working together to make our Concours of Texas one of the top-tier exhibitions in the country."
Jeff Williams, Mayor of Arlington commented, "I’m very excited about Arlington’s opportunity to host the Concours d’Elegance of Texas – it adds great emphasis to our automotive heritage and it will be another world-class event for our city on a national stage and a destination for the exhibition of amazing classic cars right here in the center of the country."
The 6th annual event will be held the weekend of April 21-23, 2017 at the Richard Greene Linear Park. The Concours weekend kicks off with a Friday morning escorted driving tour of local attractions and luncheon. Friday evening, Worldwide Auctioneers and the Concours d’Elegance of Texas present an opening reception at the Convention Center. On Saturday, the 16th annual Texas Classic Auction will see over 100 rare and collectable cars cross the auction block. Saturday concludes with the Cowboys and Cars Dinner and silent and live auction benefiting our charities. The weekend concludes with Sunday’s Concours d'Elegance of Texas car show and awards ceremony. The event is open to the public and highly recommended for spectators of all ages.
The term "Concours d’Elegance" means 'contest of elegance' and dates back to the 17th century when the French aristocracy would meet in the parks of Paris during summer weekends and parade in their horse-drawn carriages, each decorated more elegant than the next! Over time, carriages became horseless and the gatherings became competitions among automobile owners.
The Concours d'Elegance of Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit and is proud to support Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Arlington’s River Legacy Foundation, Holy Angels Residential Facility, and Next Gen Education Program, as its primary charities. Since 2011, the Concours d’Elegance of Texas has raised almost $2 million for charity. To become an event sponsor, contact Linda Booth at (214) 945-4190. To have your car considered for the Concours, please email Car Selection Committee Chairman Rod Egan at rod@ConcoursofTexas.org or visit our website ConcoursofTexas.org