The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance to honor pharmaceutical, technology and auto racing entrepreneur at inaugural event

ATLANTA (June 21, 2016) – On Oct. 8-9, 2016, during its inaugural event at Château Élan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Ga., The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance will honor pharmaceutical, technology and auto racing entrepreneur Don Panoz.

Panoz has been an influential part of the automobile design and endurance sports car racing communities for decades. Some of his career highlights include:

  • Creator of Panoz Motor Sport Group, which commissioned the building of the Panoz Esperante GTR-1, the first successful front-engine prototype race car to compete in endurance racing in many years.
  • Founder of the American Le Mans Series and Petit Le Mans endurance sports car race.
  • Investor in three significantly important North American racetracks, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Sebring International Raceway, and Road Atlanta.
  • Managing partner of Panoz DeltaWing Racing and chairman of the DeltaWing Technology Group.

Additionally, Panoz has committed his resources to developing technology aimed at decreasing automobile emissions and increasing fuel/energy efficiency, through investment in new technologies and partnerships with engineering and design companies.

On the evening of Oct. 8, 2016, starting at 6:30 p.m, The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance will feature Panoz as its special guest during its Honoree Gala, a charitable evening benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association – Georgia Chapter.

The Concours d’Elegance Honoree Gala is part of the 2016 event’s weekend of festivities, which includes two days of vehicle showcases, a concours level vehicle competition, driving tour, a restoration themed display, ride-and-drive opportunities, technical sessions, sponsor displays, and a wide variety of vendors.

Throughout the weekend Chateau Élan’s winery will be open for tours, and the spa will welcome guests for indulgent treatments.

Tickets for the event are on sale now. Early bird pricing is now in effect, and prices are subject to rise as the event draws near. Pricing is as follows:

  • General Admission (Saturday): $35
  • General Admission (Sunday): $60
  • VIP Admission (Sunday): $70
  • VIP Admission (Sunday): $125
  • Weekend General Admission Combination Ticket: $75
  • VIP Weekend Admission: $195

Tickets for the Honoree Gala are on sale now and can be purchased via

Additional details about The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance and preview events will be announced as the event date nears.

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EVENT:          The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance

BRIEF:            The first true concours d’elegance in a major United States metropolitan area is coming to Atlanta October 8-9, 2016. The event will feature two days of vintage vehicle shows and events, including a charity gala on Saturday evening honoring Don Panoz and benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association – Georgia Chapter.

WHERE:         Chateau Èlan Winery & Resort
100 Rue Charlemagne
Braselton, GA   30517

WHEN:           October 8-9, 2016
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 9 p.m. to 4 p.m.

HOW:             Tickets for the event are now on sale at Ticket prices are as follows:

  • General Admission (Saturday): $35
  • General Admission (Sunday): $60
  • VIP Admission (Sunday): $70
  • VIP Admission (Sunday): $125
  • Weekend General Admission Combination Ticket: $75
  • VIP Weekend Admission: $195

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Twitter:  @ATLConcours

Instagram:  @ATLConcours

Snapchat:  ATLConcours



The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit or call 800-272-3900.


Located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta, Château Élan Winery & Resort is North Georgia’s premier meeting, event and vacation destination. On the 3,500-acre estate sits a 16th century-styled French château with a full-service winery and tasting bar, A AAA Four Diamond Inn and conference center, a 35,000-sq ft European spa mansion, 63 holes of championship golf, tennis center, seven distinctive dining outlets and more. Château Élan is a proud member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts group.  For more information call 678-425-0900, visit http://www.chateauelan.comor follow on Facebook at 


Eileen Falkenberg-Hull
Executive Director of Communications and Media
The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance


For all media requests relating to Don Panoz, please contact Gary Fong, Director of Communications at DeltaWing Technology Group, Inc. He can be reached via phone at 706-654-2728, Ext. 396 or email at


Doug Rollins
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Château Élan Winery & Resort

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