According to Bill Wallet, CEO of the Atlanta Concours, this third year marks a near trifecta for the organization as it offers the ability to reach out beyond the local and regional focus, gaining support and entries from globally renowned car collections such as the Evergreen Historic Automobiles collection; further growth and support from manufacturers and local dealers — beginning with Porsche adding the Atlanta Concours to its 70thanniversary celebration of events and taking on the lead marque for the event; and the creation of an all-new mobility area that will not only showcase vendors and sponsors bringing utilities such as all-terrain wheelchairs, but of more importance working with the Shepherd Center to provide appropriate equipment for disabled veterans and those that are handicapped to make the Atlanta Concours a truly accessible show.
The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance organizers have created The Visionary Award to honor Don Panoz, an early and enthusiastic Atlanta Concours supporter who envisioned how the premier event would benefit Braselton, Ga. and Metro Atlanta area. Panoz passed away on Sept. 11, 2018. He was 83. According to Bill Wallet, CEO of the Atlanta Concours, The Visionary Award will be presented to an entrant, sponsor or vendor that best exemplifies the futurist spirit that so defined Don Panoz. The award will be presented during Sunday’s Atlanta Concours awards ceremony. In 1961 Panoz, along with army buddy Milan “Mike” Puskar, founded Milan Pharmaceuticals in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Milan Pharmaceuticals evolved into Mylan, a company that now sells an estimated 1,300 products to more than 140 countries and territories worldwide. In the 1970s Panoz founded Élan Corp. in Ireland and led a research […]
The 2018 Atlanta British Car Fayre will feature over 400 distinctive British Automobiles and Motorcycles. 10 AM to 3 PM in Historic Downtown Norcross, GA. This year’s featured marque is Jaguar. FREE to the public, FREE Parking and Shuttle Service. Includes the Car Show with Best of Show Award for autos & motorcycles, Car Boot Sale, Raffle Awards and MORE! Show Online Registration: $15 per auto ($10 ea. additional auto) / $10 per motorcycle. Day of Show Registration: $20 per auto ($15 ea. additional auto), $10 per motorcycle. Car Boot Sale Online registration: $15 per space. Please go to our website for more info and to register early! Our charity is again The Amanda Riley Foundation, which aids children with cancer.
MINI USA has announced the official route for MINI TAKES THE STATES (MTTS) 2018. The legendary rally for MINI owners, which runs from July 14 – 22, will start from two separate locations on opposite sides of the country and meet in the middle for a weekend celebration of everything MINI. The starting cities will be Orlando, Fla., and Portland, Ore. The final destination is Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colo., approximately 75 miles west of downtown Denver. Once arriving at Keystone, MINI owners from both routes will have the weekend to trade stories, share their experiences, show off their MINI, explore the area on curated mountain drives, support our charity partner and enjoy fun activities planned by the MINI USA team. There have been six epic road trips starting with the inaugural rally in 2006. The seventh biennial MTTS rally […]
The Atlanta Healey Club proudly announces a return to Lake Guntersville in northern Alabama for SE Classic XXXI. We will host a Car Show at the Beach, Poker Run Rally, Gymkhana, Funkhana and other fun things to see or do. Meet your Healey friends here October 12-15, 2017. We will have over 80 Healeys attend from as far west as Texas and as far north as Canada. Mark your calendars today. Lake Guntersville State Park is gorgeous in October. Check out the event brochure.
Following a successful ‘coming out’ party on the grounds of Chateau Elan in Braselton, the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance is moving forward with an even higher level of Concours tradition and programs slated for its second year, scheduled for September 30 – October 1st, 2017 at the same prestigious location – with an increase in sponsorship levels expected to nearly double its 2016 impact, and a further expanse in the quality cars stemming from 18 states, as well as Eastern Canada. According to Co-Chairman Harry Krix, the inaugural Atlanta event took on the classic car world with conviction and not only boasted its own field of more than 150 vehicles of provenance, but awarded its highest honors to two significant cars that have earned former class-winning entrée from the likes of Pebble Beach, Meadowbrook and Amelia Island — a 1909 Rolls […]
Keith Martin, head judge for the Atlanta Concours, host of Velocity Channel’s ‘What’s My Car Worth’ and publisher of Sports Car Market magazine, will be adding another role to his list of outstanding accomplishments, as moderator of the upcoming ‘Market Trends’ panel discussion on Saturday, September 30th, from 9:30 am – 10:30 am in the Celebrity/Tech Session building at Chateau Elan, to kick-off the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance weekend of festivities. However, it will be the insight gleaned from each of Martin’s panelists: Corky Coker, Melanie ‘Lilly’ Pray, John Merritt and Jim Grundy, where the real learnings will be provided – as the commonality for each – beyond their own acknowledged industry stature – was gained through each of their own entrepreneurial roles within the industry and the key learnings they have fostered to find success through the past decades.
While DNA factors can often find the answer to our own health concerns, what about utilizing similar statistics to maintain the health of a collector car? The Atlanta Concours has entered a multi-year partnership with Alpharetta-based VehicleDNA, an engine, and transmission testing company that provides a complete analysis of all engine and transmission fluids, to offer collector car owners the reassurance of knowing the current health of their vehicle. All registered cars for the Atlanta Concours will have the opportunity to receive a complimentary fluid analysis throughout the weekend, September 30-October 1st, (a $75 value), and receive a detailed assessment of a component’s condition, as well as recommendations for addressing potential problems within 48-72 hours.
Come celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Classic Motorsports Mitty with us! The Classic Motorsports Mitty is more than just a race weekend, it is a chance to spend time with fellow racing and automotive enthusiasts. This year we will relive the magic of The Mitty! Be sure to join us for a weekend full of racing and memories. Special features for this years edition, Porsche Feature Races, Parade Laps, Social Events, and many many more.
As the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance enters its 2nd year within the highly competitive and globally recognized collector car realm within the U.S. market, the September 30-October 1st weekend’s premier automotive showcase takes on a broader format with a larger range of esteemed entries already in place. While continuing to partner with Panoz and securing the prestigious grounds of Chateau Elan in Braselton once again, numerous newly shown collections and a minimum of 150 entries from 18 states, as well as Eastern Canada entrants, are anticipated – all vying for the prestigious ‘best of show’ award, among other notorieties. Sports Car Market Publisher and Host of Velocity’s “What’s My Car Worth” Keith Martin returns, to take on the revered ranking of Chief Judge. Highly specialized collections and prior award winners will be competing throughout the weekend, including a 1956 Class-winning Austin […]
Robert Boston has sent in this group of photos of the Atlanta British Car Fayre that was held in Norcross, Georgia, a few weeks ago. This is the 16th year of the event and Robert says that there were nearly 400 cars and bikes in attendance. This event is held every year on the first Saturday after Labor Day.
This report has come in from Eric Gibeaut on the Sunbeam Tigers East / Alpines East United meet that was held in Atlanta a couple of weekends ago. We had a great time at our United Sept 8-11. 70 Sunbeams from all over the USA were there, and we had our concours in conjunction with the Atlanta British Car Fayre on Sept. 10. The location was the small town of Norcross which shut down all of their streets to host several hundred British cars which were parked in front of the local shops and restaurants. Really a unique car show with perfect weather! Our club also had several local driving tours to various points of interest as well as an autocross with awards presented at the banquet on Sunday night. The following photo is the Hagerty Insurance Company’s MKII Sunbeam […]
Event Information Location: Historic Downtown Norcross Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Hundreds of classic British cars and motorcycles For easier parking, a free shuttle bus service will be available from several nearby locations Handicap Parking available at City Hall (click for map) Boot Sale Our introduction of this new event last year was so successful we are bringing it back this year. It’s the British version of a yard sale, with everyone selling stuff from the back of their car or truck. Your vehicle does not have to be British born! If it has a “boot” (that’s what we Brits call the trunk of a car) it qualifies. The attendance at last year’s Car Fayre was close to 15,000 people, so pack your car or truck with anything you think might sell. It’s only $15 per vehicle to participate and you must […]
Join us for United 35 including autocross, Panoz factory tour, concours, and more. Please check the event site for details and registration. This event is being held in conjunction with the Atlanta British Car Fayre, so you will be basically getting a two-for-one. The Sunbeam Tiger and Sunbeam Alpine East groups have chosen to hold their annual combined United 35th meeting and show this year in Georgia (Norcross) and are joining us for our Car Fayre on Saturday, September 10th. All of the Sunbeams will be parked in the area around Thrasher Park, across the railroad tracks. While they will have their own schedule of events and awards, etc. our Car Fayre visitors are encouraged and welcomed to hop over the tracks and view a fantastic display of Sunbeams. If you are the owner of a Sunbeam you may want to […]
The Atlanta British Motorcar Day is the only British charity car show sponsored by all thirteen Atlanta area British Car Clubs. Now in its thirty-third year, this charity event has been held continuously from its inception in 1984 and has grown from its first small show in Grant Park to now attracting over two hundred British cars at the annual gatherings. All Board Members are volunteers and event expenses are kept to a minimum ensuring that over three thousand dollars is annually contributed to a variety of local charities and civic organizations.
The Mitty is recognized as one of North America’s most prestigious vintage racing events. Sanctioned by Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR), The Mitty attracts a diverse lineup of legendary machines from all eras and brings them back on track just as they raced in their glory years. It’s like a living, breathing museum of racing history unleashed on the famous Road Atlanta circuit. Whether your interest is Can-Am, F1, Trans-Am, Camel GTP, or even NASCAR- you’ll find a great lineup of cars that is sure to bring back memories. Vintage racing’s promise is to resurrect the past glories of sports car racing for a modern audience, and no event does that better than the Classic Motorsports Mitty. BMW will be the featured marque when the Mitty plans to return to the beautiful Road Atlanta circuit in Braselton, Georgia on April 24-26, […]
This will be the 31st Annual British Motorcar Day, this year on Sunday, May 4 in Roswell, Georgia. British Motorcar Day is an annual gathering of all of the British Car Clubs in the Atlanta, Georgia region. The event is now in its Thirtieth year from its beginnings with sixteen cars in Grant Park in 1983. The show is in a new location this year, just off Hill Street in downtown Roswell, just north of Atlanta. You can see the Hill Street location on Google Maps, or get full directions from the attached flyer. The event that started over thirty years ago with a handful of cars in Grant Park has moved back closer to where it began. The City of Roswell and the Historic Roswell Merchants Association are hosting the 31st BMCD in the parking lot behind City Hall off Hill […]