Concours d’Elegance of Texas to Relocate

Feb 20, 2017

The Concours d’Elegance of Texas will hold its annual three-day vintage car celebration event in the Arlington Entertainment District. The vintage motoring and luxury lifestyle event was previously held in the Houston area.

“We are genuinely excited about our move to Arlington and look forward to being part of the continuing development of the Arlington Entertainment District,” said Mike Ames, chairman of the Concours d’Elegance of Texas. “The City of Arlington and the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau have been extremely helpful and we look forward to working together to make our Concours of Texas one of the top-tier exhibitions in the country.”

The sixth annual event will be held the weekend of April 21-23 at the Richard Greene Linear Park and the Arlington Convention Center. Events throughout the weekend Include:

April 21

  • Texas Tour d’Elegance-A motoring tour departing from Globe Life Park. This police escorted tour will take in the sites, history and beauty of North Texas and include lunch at a historically significant location
  • The Monical Collection Auction at the Arlington Convention Center will feature auctioneers presenting this collection of cars
  • The Texas Classic Auction Preview & Cocktail Reception at the Arlington Convention Center

April 22

  • The Texas Classic Auction presented by Worldwide Auctioneers
  • Cowboys & Cars Charity Event at Richard Greene Linear Park. Open to all Concours and Auction participants and their families. Silent and live auction items will be available with proceeds benefiting COT charities

April 23

  • Concours d’Elegance of Texas at Richard Greene Linear Park in a lakeside setting overlooking the Caelum Moor Sculptures.

To have a car considered for the Concours, email Car Selection Committee Chairman Rod Egan at rod@ConcoursofTexas.org, or visit http://www.ConcoursofTexas.org/.

Concours d’Elegance means contest of elegance and dates back to the 17th century when the French aristocracy would meet in the parks ofParis during summer weekends and parade in their horse-drawn carriages, each decorated more elegant than the next. Over time, carriages became horseless and the gatherings became competitions among automobile owners.