By Natalie Bieser
June 4, 2012
Rev up your engines and head to Ault Park this Sunday, June 10th for the 35th annual Concours d’ Elegance benefitting the Juvenile Arthritis foundation. This year’s theme, “A Century of American Power,” will showcase a range of classic, high-powered American automobiles as a tribute to the performance leaders throughout the decades and will also feature displays of historic dragsters, vintage wooden boats and a celebration of Morris Garages – MG. Rain or shine, it’s always a good time.
Over 200 collector cars and motorcycles will travel from across the country to the historic gardens of Ault Park. Whether you regularly listen to Car Talk, go to Cars and Coffee on Riverside Drive every Saturday, OR if you just like looking at shiny toys and the smell of vintage car leather, you don’t want to miss this event, which is surely a Cincinnati favorite.
If you are the ultimate car enthusiast and one day of talking shop about carburetors doesn’t cut it, well, you are in luck because there are THREE Concours events over the weekend.
On Friday, June 8th head to “Crusin’ for a Cure” in the Club East Lounge at Paul Brown Stadium, featuring the most dramatic views of Downtown Cincinnati. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while viewing a spectacular indoor display of collector cars. A sit-down dinner and live auction will complete the evening.
On Saturday, June 9th, a 70-car brigade will take a Countryside Tour through the hills of Clermont County stopping along the Ohio River in the historic Village of New Richmond to view a special Concours exhibition of vintage wooden boats. The tour is open to all car lovers. One ticket per car covers all passengers.
Following the scenic tour, head to the Porsche of the Village, Maserati of Cincinnati, Volvo of Cincinnati & Beechmont Audi for an “Endless Summer” Garage Party. Return to the days of James Dean, drag racing and rock ‘n roll with nostalgic music and cars of a bygone era.
To conclude the weekend is the creme de la creme… the car show at Ault Park. Let’s hope for cooler weather, but no matter the temperature, just a look at all of the cars makes for a fun experience.
For more information about the Ault Park Concours d’ Elegance and/or to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.cincyconcours.com.to top ↑