Event Schedule

The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance is a full two day event featuring automobiles from high interest driver level cars in an informal setting on Saturday, to the Concours d’Elegance featuring  rare, museum quality automobiles from the first half of the twentieth century in a formal judged competition on Sunday.  Surrounding both days are a variety of terrific automotive and lifestyle events to be enjoyed by both avid car collectors and curious auto enthusiasts and lifestyle spectators.

This is a preliminary event schedule. Other events are in-process and will be added weekly as they are confirmed. Please check periodically for updates. All Events are held rain or shine!

More information, registrations and tickets will be available in the Spring.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

Drivers at the Chateau brought to you by Hagerty

9 am – 2 pm

A selection of auto enthusiasts high interest and unique cars displayed on the Concours show field.  Don’t miss this opportunity to display your car,  mingle with other car enthusiasts and participate in the following exciting  automotive events:

The Magnificent Seven Competition

9 am – 3 pm

Judging of all the cars displayed on the show field, seven of which will be selected and invited to return the next day to be entered into a special class of fine driver cars at the Concours d’Elegance.

Merchant Walkway and Automotive Artists

9 am – 3 pm

Lifestyle and automotive artists and merchants will exhibit their products and services on the show field.

Food Pavilion

8 am – 3 pm

A breakfast menu has been added this year. ( Yes, we heard you loud and clear!).  A selection of nine gourmet food trucks (yes, Cousins Lobster will return) will  provide limited menus of their best breakfast and  luncheon entrees, and sweet treats for your dining pleasure in our food pavilion overlooking the show field. For a  sneak peek of the food trucks attending the show Click here.

Automotive Manufacturer Row

9 am – 3 pm

Luxury and exotic automotive manufacturers will show their newest models on Automotive Manufacturer’s Row overlooking the show field.

Manufacturers Ride and Drive Experience

9 am – 3 pm

Drive the car of your dreams!  All ticketed guests can register to drive our sponsors newest models.  Participating manufacturers include:  Mercedes, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche and Tesla.  

Technical Sessions with Nationally Renowned Celebrities and Classic Automobile Experts

9:30 am – 10:30 am  Market Trends – Past, Present and Future of Collecting Classic Cars moderated by Keith Martin, with panelists Corky Coker, Jim Grundy, John Merritt, and Lilly Prey  Reservations and ticket required.  Seating is limited.  Celebrity /Tech Session building.  Reservations required. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets  .

The Evergreen Collection Curator, Michael Rhodes, will  present his experience in automobile restoration through the eyes of a McPherson College graduate who has become the curator of America’s largest collection of  more than 600 classic cars.  Look for this presentation on the showfiled on both days.

Restoration Center Brought To You By Atlanta Classic Cars

9 am – 3 pm

Atlanta Classic Cars the only  Mercedes dealership in Georgia with restoration certification presents a variety of  highly acclaimed classic automobile restoration experts.  More information will be available in the Spring.

Consignment Corner Classic Car Marketplace

9 am – 3 pm

A variety of classic cars on consignment for purchase will be displayed on the show field near the Restoration Centre.  This is a rare opportunity for avid classic car collectors and those new to the hobby to actually purchase automobiles in various stages of restoration.  The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance is not the consignee nor does it have any affiliation with the consignees. However, we will select the consignees based upon a strict set of guidelines to ensure that the automobiles are worthy of your interest and time.

Chateau Elan Winery Tour

10 am – 4 pm

Reserve a time to tour the winery and learn about the Château’s award winning wines at Chateau Elan’s website.

Chateau Elan Award Winning Spa

10 am – 4 pm

Reserve spa time at the host hotel’s award winning spa. Review all the relaxing services the spa has to offer at Château Élan’s website.

Concours Entrants Driving Tour Brought to you By Magellan Planning Group

Magellan Planning Group

Only officially accepted Concours d’Elegance entrants may participate in this event.  Spectators are welcomed to get a sneak peek of some of the Concours cars that will be on display on the Concours d’Elegance show field on Sunday.

10:30  am – 2:00 pm

All 2017 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance officially accepted entrants are invited to participate in our driving tour.  The tour will depart from the Chateau Elan Winery on Saturday morning bound for Road Atlanta and tour laps around their course.  Leaving Road Atlanta for downtown Braselton, the City will welcome the parade of entrants to “A Taste of Braselton” for lunch where spectators are invited to get  a sneak peak of the entrants cars. The tour will then parade back to the Chateau Elan Winery for a presentation of tour medallions.   Only officially accepted Concours d’Elegance entrants may participate in this event.  More information, registration and tickets will be available in the Spring.

The Decades Club Brought to you by Bentley of Atlanta, Magellan Planning Group, Vehicle DNA,  Funari Realty, and My Mercedes & Bimmer Place

8 pm – 11 pm  DeBussey Ballroom, Chateau Elan Inn

A celebration of the journey of the automobile.  Shift through time in period cosplay or cocktail chic  at this after hours club with entertainment by the Elgin Wells Group.  Enjoy drinks, desserts and an evening of charitable giving honoring  our 2017 Honoree Bob Varsha, with a live auction benefitting the Atlanta Community ToolBank, a non- profit organization.

Reservations required.  Seating is limited. Purchase tickets in advance.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017

The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance

9 am – 4 pm

More that 150 rare, museum quality automobiles will be featured on the show field in this judged competition. These Concours cars span the first half of the twentieth century and are owned by museums, collections, and individual car collectors from across the country.  This is a rare opportunity to view these magnificent, unique and beautiful automobiles and to participate in the following exciting automotive and lifestyle events:

Merchant Walkway and Automotive Artists

9 am – 4 pm

Lifestyle and automotive artists and merchants will exhibit their products and services on the show field.

Food Pavilion

9 am – 4 pm

A breakfast menu has been added this year. ( Yes, we heard you loud and clear!).  A selection of nine gourmet food trucks (yes, Cousins Lobster will return) will  provide limited menus of their best breakfast and  luncheon entrees, and sweet treats for your dining pleasure in our food pavilion overlooking the show field. For a  sneak peek of the food trucks attending the show Click here. 

Automotive Manufacturer Row

9 am – 4 pm

Luxury and exotic automotive manufacturers will show their cars on Automotive Manufacturer’s Row overlooking the show field.

Manufacturers Ride and Drives

9 am – 4 pm

Drive the car of your dreams!  Ticketed guests can register to drive our sponsors newest models.  Participating manufacturers include:  Mercedes, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche and Tesla.  

Technical Sessions with Nationally Renowned Celebrities and Classic Automobile Experts

The Evergreen Collection Curator, Michael Rhodes, will  present his experience in automobile restoration through the eyes of a McPherson College graduate who has become the curator of America’s largest collection of  more than 600 classic cars.  Look for this presentation on the showfiled on both days.

Restoration Center Brought To You By Atlanta Classic Cars

9 am – 4 pm

Atlanta Classic Cars the only  Mercedes dealership in Georgia with restoration certification presents a variety of  highly acclaimed classic automobile restoration experts.  More information will be available in the Spring.

Consignment Corner Classic Car Marketplace

9 am – 4 pm

A variety of classic cars on consignment for purchase will be displayed on the show field near the Restoration Centre.  This is a rare opportunity for avid classic car collectors and those new to the hobby to actually purchase these automobiles in various stages of restoration.  The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance is not the consignee nor does it have any affiliation with the consignees. We will select the consignees based upon a strict set of guidelines to ensure that the automobiles are worthy of your interest and time.

Official Judging

8 am – 12 pm

Officials will be judging the automobiles throughout the morning. Forty judges make up an elite group of automobile experts each having knowledge in certain classes of cars.   Head Judge: Keith Martin; Chief Advisory Judge: David Kirkman; ICJAG Consulting Judge: Mark Moskowitz; Virgil Exner II: Special Guest Judge.

Class Awards and Grand Awards Brought to you by Sports Car Market Magazine

Keith Martin of Sports Car Magazine will preside over the Awards Ceremonies on the show field.

3 pm – 4 pm

Chateau Elan Resort Winery Tour

10 am – 4 pm

Reserve a time to tour the winery and learn about the Château’s award winning wines at Chateau Elan’s website.

Chateau Elan Award Winning Spa

10 am – 4 pm

Reserve spa time at the host hotel’s award winning spa. Review all the relaxing services the spa has to offer at Château Élan’s website.

(This is a preliminary event schedule. Other events are in-process and will be added weekly as they are confirmed. Please check periodically for updates. All Events are held rain or shine!)