Concours d’ Elegance of Texas

Well, Concours d’Elegance is a French term for a competition of elegance, dating back to the days when the 17th century French aristocracy paraded fine horses and elegant carriages in the parks of Paris during summer weekends and holidays. Over time, the carriages became horseless, and the gatherings became a celebration of fine motorcars and the elegant lifestyle. Today a Concours d’Elegance is a prestigious automotive competition, which judges fine automobiles for appearance, originality and celebrates the upscale lifestyle that accompanies the passion for collecting, showing or just enjoying great vintage motorcars and motorcycles. 

The Concours d’Elegance of Texas now in its third year was held May 2- 4, 2014 at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa on the shores of Lake Conroe in Montgomery, Texas. The Concours d’Elegance of Texas is an invitation-only, judged display of fine motorcar and the show field will be limited to 200 judged entrants. The event has seventeen class awards and from that group of fine motorcars, both a Pre and Post-War “Best in Show” is chosen. This year the concours was featuring Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars.

The weekend festivities begin Friday morning with a continental breakfast before departing on a scenic 50 mile plus tour of East Texas. The parade of magnificent motorcars makes a stop for a barbeque lunch before they continue their journey and return to the resort. The auction cars can be viewed all around the grounds of the resort and Worldwide Auctioneers staff was on hand to assist with all auction inquiries. A “Nex Gen” Educational Summit is also held this day. This program is devoted to high school juniors and seniors and at-risk youth of the cities of Montgomery and Conroe. These students learn how to judge motorcars on styling, design, correctness and originality from experts in the field. The day concluded with a charity golf tournament in the afternoon and a cocktail reception in the evening.

Worldwide Auctioneers present The Houston Classic Auction on Saturday with over a 100 cars crossing the stage. Everything from sports cars, exotics, classic and muscle cars go under the hammer. The Cowboys and Cars strolling charity dinner and dance top off an exciting day with an informal but uniquely Texan style dinner around the pool of the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa. Proceeds from this event will benefit local area charities such as Holy Angels Residential Facility and Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. Sunday, spectators and a world class gathering of the finest motorcars meet on the golf course for the Concours d’Elegance of Texas. The event featured some of the most beautiful and rare cars on the planet. Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Ferrari, Aston-Martin, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and so many others were represented at this event. 

The Concours d’Elegance of Texas is a fantastic event and benefits many great charities. The event offers the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful motorcars in the world that you just would not see otherwise. The event also fills you with the excitement of a world class auction and places you among people who share your passion of celebrating fine motorcars.

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