What do you do when your dream becomes a reality? Three years in the making, it is with great pride that we are able to share with you plans for the inaugural 2016 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance. It is so exciting to finally have a beautiful venue, formidable sponsors, strong advisors, talented staff, and the full blown support of the automobile industry and the Atlanta community. “It’s about time” … a phrase heard repeatedly from car collectors, automotive executives, automobile trade associations, and publications. “How can we help you make this a success”…resounding from Atlanta metropolitan area officials and corporate leaders. We are humbled by the positive response we are receiving, and committed to making The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance one of the area’s premier Fall events and a household name in the classic car collector world.
We hope you will join us on October 8 and 9 for a fabulous Fall weekend in the foothills of the north Georgia Mountains. Dazzle your senses viewing rare, vintage, concours, classic automobiles and, be amazed by the “barn finds”. You won’t believe what we found! Enjoy the 3,500 acre Chateau Elan Winery and Resort, a perfect setting for the new home of The 2016 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance, with its winery and vineyards, world class spa and hotel accommodations. We can’t wait see you there!
Only eight months remain before the early morning arrival of our entrant’s fantastic Concours cars, and their placement on the fairways of the beautiful Chateau Élan Golf Course. Production of the entire event is well underway and milestones summarized below have been achieved. Much work is still to be done. So, be careful what you wish for; because, in our case, dreams have come true!
Harry and Bill
Harry Krix – Chairman Bill Wallet – Co-Chairman
The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance 2016 Partners
We are happy to announce our partnerships with the following sponsors and exhibitors:
Panoz Motor Sports, Inc.
The premier sponsor of the 2016 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance. Our relationship with Panoz, America’s most exclusive custom sports car manufacturer, began in the Fall of 2015. We are so appreciative of their commitment and support.
Deltawing Technologies, Inc.
Chateau Élan Winery and Resort
Atlanta Motorsport Park, Inc.
Classic Motorsports Magazine
Ferrari Maserati of Atlanta
Modern Luxury Magazine
The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance 2016 Advisory Board
We have assembled a formidable group of automotive and corporate executives from the Atlanta area and the Southeast. Avid car enthusiasts, each brings a specific skill set to the formation of our organization or the production of the event. We are so appreciative of their time and support during the past year. Please refer to the Advisory page found under the “About us” tab of the website for a current list of our 2016 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance Advisors.
The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance Organization and 2016 Directors
We have a talented group of individuals directing all aspects of the organization from marketing to field set-up and security. For more than two years, several of our directors have been meeting to develop the infrastructure of The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance organization. Many of the positions, which are mostly voluntary at this time, have been filled. Several director level positions on both the business and production side of the organization remain open. If you are interested in volunteering with the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance organization please contact us.
The Atlanta Concours Website
The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance website went live in January. Social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will begin on February 1st. Please have your friends visit our website to follow current events, view entrant cars, and purchase tickets and merchandise. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook!
Classic Drivers at the Chateau
We have set aside Saturday, October 8 to host driver cars on the course of the 2016 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance show field at Chateau Elan. This is an opportunity for car enthusiasts and club car members to show their high interest cars. We are expecting that some car clubs will have their internal Concours at that time. The Merchant Walk and Artists Market will be open and food and beverages will be available. In order to maintain a quality display of cars a limited number will be accepted. You don’t want to miss this, so register your car early!
Coming up in Future Editions
Please check back monthly for updates on entrants and automobile photos, new sponsors, news about our 2016 Honoree, associations with terrific non-profit organizations, and items about our technical sessions that will be on-going throughout the two day event. You might also be interested in our Tea and Trunk show plans, and the Honoree dinner on Saturday evening at the Chateau. Lots more to come. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay current on all the exciting news.