St. Louis, Missouri – The Selection Committee at Kemp Auto Museum has announced that the Concours d'Elegance, the largest invitation-only automotive event for classic and finely designed automobiles in St. Louis, will become a full weekend event for 2013.
"Since 2008, we have observed the growing prestige, size and significance of the museum concours," said Event Chairman Rodger Van Ness. "Participation and attendance has spiraled with each and every event. We continue to showcase rarer and more substantial collections and to attract bigger and more enthusiastic crowds to the museum grounds and therefore there was a need to extend the showcase," he added.
Day one of the Concours festivities will comprise of the Grand Classic event, where over 60 classic, artfully conceived automobiles from around the country will display competitively from 10:00 to 2:00pm. Show criteria for participants will be as determined by the judging procedures of the Classic Car Club of America. Only automobiles of pristine quality and authenticity will display. This includes limited production vehicles manufactured in America and Europe between 1919 to 1948 of which represent the pinnacle of engineering, styling and design for their era.
Day two of the event will be presided over by the selection committee at Kemp Auto museum. An additional 65 vehicles will roll onto the show field, along with a few dozen cars from the previous day. These will include significant Duesenberg, Packard, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Rolls-Royce and Jaguar examples, along with new and exotic vehicles. Emphasis is placed on automobiles produced in significantly limited numbers, many of which have won prestigious regional and national concours awards at Pebble Beach in California and Amelia Island in Florida.
These weekend events are free and open to the public and benefit Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital.
The Kemp Auto Museum is honored to unite with the fine Classic Car Club of America for the Concours d'Elegance and Grand Classic events, said Rodger Van Ness. "We recognize the prestige of their 'Grand Classic' showcase, normally held on the West and East Coasts, and it is a privilege to introduce this monumental affair to Midwest audiences."
Entry applications for car exhibitors are due Friday, March 29, 2013, so if you have a car you hope to show please act quickly. To request an application, send an inquiry offering basic information about your vehicle to firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms for the Grand Classic Event can be found here.