Detroit Concours Celebrates Car Culture in the Heart of the Motor City
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Detroit Concours Celebrates Car Culture in the Heart of the Motor City

August 1, 2022

Detroit Concours d’Elegance this September 16 – 18, 2022 is packed with immersive automotive experiences for the whole family, including Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance at The Detroit Institute of Arts.


Enjoy a weekend-long tribute to the people who designed, built, and drove American car culture, and to the vehicles at its heart. There are multiple events including car shows, a kids zone, Detroit food vendors, art, and even free ride and drives in cool cars. Hagerty, an automotive and lifestyle company and steward of the Detroit Concours, is proud to invest in downtown Detroit, just blocks from where so much of car culture was forged.


Saturday’s Cars & Community is a day full of car-fun for the entire family. Located just off iconic Woodward Ave in the parking areas adjacent to Comerica Park, it features three unique shows in one:

RADwood, a celebration of 1980s and 1990s lifestyle, blending period correct dress with automotive awesomeness; Concours d’Lemons, a tongue in cheek concours celebrating the oddball, mundane, and truly awful of the automotive world; and Cars & Caffeine, a gathering of car enthusiasts and local car clubs displaying their vehicles.In addition, youth will enjoy spending time in the Kids Zone, featuring free automotive activities designed just for children. Plus, there are free ride and drives in cool cars for anyone.

Adults $20, Seniors $15, Children 15 and under FREE

Detroit Concours Celebrates Car Culture in the Heart of the Motor City


On Saturday evening, the Motor City Party at the College for Creative Studies Taubman Center will pay tribute to 2022 Honoree, Ed Welburn. Enjoy a uniquely Detroit experience including a roundtable discussion with leaders of the car world, skyline views from the original office of Harley Earl on the 11th floor of this iconic Art Deco building, and a roving gourmet dinner and open bar.

Ed Welburn is a Detroit design legend, Automotive Hall of Fame inductee, and former General Motors Vice President of Global Design. Car and Driver described Welburn as “the man who brought beauty back to General Motors.” He was involved in the design of more than 500 different automobiles including cars that set records for speed on racetracks and sales in the marketplace. He holds the distinction of having been the highest-ranking Black-American in the global automotive industry.

$275, must be 21+

GM Design Chief Ed Welburn


Sunday’s Detroit Concours d’Elegance features 140 historically significant vehicles displayed on the lawns surrounding the Detroit Institute of Arts. Vehicles are vying for awards in 17 car classes, including Cars of Woodward Ave (muscle cars), Harley Earl (highlights the designer’s role as the first styling chief of General Motors, elevating the American company into a place of global industry leadership), Detroit Autorama (customs and one-offs), Euro Alley, Hot Rods, Supercars, and more. There are free ride and drives in cool cars and an afternoon awards ceremony.

Adults $55, Seniors $35, Children 15 and under FREE (tickets include free secure parking)

Tickets for the Detroit Concours can be purchased at Detroitconcours.com

Hagerty Drivers Club members are invited to save 20% on all Detroit Concours d’Elegance tickets. In addition to saving on admission, you’ll get benefits all year long, including access to Hagerty Valuation Tools, an annual subscription to the award-winning magazine, 24/7 emergency roadside services, and more.


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