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Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance

In the 1920’s the first Concours d’Elegance was staged as an elegant marketing effort in France. The custom automobile coach builders and fashion couturiers of Paris were making luxury products of important design and wanted a new and different way to reach their markets. In an effort to create a unique way to reach the market, an idea was developed of a grand exhibition combining both automobiles and fashion.

Different than its past Concours forerunners, the aim of Concours d’Elegance of America is to exhibit prestigious collector cars as well as offer an automotive art exhibition, a vintage car auction, Mode du Concours and social events! It also serves as the single largest fundraiser to support the preservation of Oakland University's Meadow Brook Hall.

In this tradition of showcasing classic, rare and magnificent automobiles, our car selection committee will again invite a unique collection of cars to be displayed on the beautiful grounds of historic Meadow Brook Hall.

Years Invited: 1997, 2007, 2009, 2010
1938 Lincoln Model K V12 Willoughby Panel Brougham

In 1998 we restored this Lincoln to world class standards. This is one of only two built sometimes referred to as the "Razor Edge Brougham". It's distinctive styling was reminiscent of the horse drawn coach era with separate chauffeur and passen...