2012 St Johns Concours d'Elegance
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There's no place to better fall in live with cars than at a Concours d'Elegance, and on Sunday, July 29, there's one taking place at St Johns, in Plymouth, Michigan.
The 2012 Concours d'Elegance of America comprises a number of events. Preceding the show, on Friday night, is the Plymouth Friday Night Concert in the Park, at which you can view the cars, and hear a free concert. Also that night, in the St John's Grande Ballrooom, RM Auctions will offer a preview of cars to be auctioned the following day.
The RM Vintage Motor Car Auction begins on Saturday, and will run from 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm. More than 70 vehicles are up for auction. Probably the feature car of the auction is the 1930 Duesenberg SJ Convertible Victoria by Rollston, one of only 16 of the model given the Rollston coachwork treatment. The pre-auction estimate for this vehicle is $850,000–$1,200,000. The 1928 Cadillac V-8 Town Sedan once owned by Al Capone should also attract some interest.
The 34th Annual Concours d'Elegance event itself begins at 10.00 am on Sunday, July 29, and finishes at 4.00 pm.
2012 Featured Classes Include:
- Pioneers Pre-1900
- Cord Cousins
- Trans-Am under 2 liters
- Trans-Am over 2 liters
- Slingshot Rails
- Featured Designer Retrospective
- Jaguar vs. Corvette
- Jet-Age Station Wagons
- Micro Cars
- Station Wagon Pedal Cars
Traditional Classes for 2012 will include:
- Gaslight 1900 – 1914
- Jazz Age 1915 – 1928
- Auburn Cord
- American Popular 1928 – 1942
- American Classic Closed 1928 - 1942
- American Classic Open 1928 - 1934
- American Classic Open 1935 - 1942
- Pre-War European
- Pre-War Sports
- American Post-war 1946 - 1959
- American Post-war 1960 - 1970
- American Muscle Car
- Post-War Sports 1946 - 1959
- Post-War Sports 1960 - 1970
- Post-War European 1946 - 1970
General admission for this event is $25 for adults, which includes free parking, shuttle and a program book. Children 12 years of age and under are free with paid adult admission.
All of this, and more, takes place in and around the The Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, Michigan.